Care

Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School

 

At the heart of our support for your child

Friendship

Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School

 

Bringing children together

Enjoyment

Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School

 

Learning at our School is fun!

Share

Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School

 

Bringing children together

Respect

Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant School

 

Bringing children together

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"Together, we enjoy learning in a happy, caring and friendly environment"

Welcome to our school and new school website. I am very proud to be the Headteacher of this vibrant and happy school. Wellbeing and resilience are high on our school agenda for both pupils and staff. We are in the process of becoming an Attachment Aware school which means that we understand how children’s past development effects their day to day wellbeing. We use and teach Protective Behaviour strategies with all children in order for them to develop life skills that are needed to become resilient learners and individuals.

We are a “Good” school as recognised by Oftsed. This was recently reinforced by a Teaching and Learning review day carried out by a local teaching school alliance to which we belong. They said:

“Higham Ferrers Nursery and Infant school is a really enjoyable school to attend and work in, due to a culture of friendliness, care, concern and compassion. Well-being is high on the agenda and the relationships between staff and with children is extremely positive. The school is bright and beautifully displayed in all areas with children’s work celebrated and a stimulating environment created. It was cared for and tidy with very little ‘clutter.’ The limited space was used creatively to enable the school to function smoothly.”

We always strive to bring out the best in our children in an environment that is focused on our key values – Care, Share, Enjoy, Respect, and Friendship. We pride ourselves in providing a creative and highly stimulating curriculum which we ensure is accessible to all children. This is delivered in a caring, safe and secure setting. You are warmly welcome to come and visit us.

We have a very supportive parental community and are proud of our school and the achievements of our pupils however big or small.

Please use the navigation buttons to move around our school site. If there is anything you think we ought to add do let us know. We look forward to your feedback.

Mrs Linda Ward

Headteacher

 

PARENT TOUR DATES FOR CHILDREN STARTING RECEPTION IN SEPTEMBER 2020

September 2019:

Wednesday 11th 9.30am

Wednesday 18th 1.30pm

Thursday 19th 9.30am

October 2019:

Thursday 3rd 1.30pm

Wednesday 9th 9.30am

November 2019:

Thursday 7th 1.30pm

Wednesday 13th 9.30am

If you would like to book on to one of the tour dates, please contact the office on 01933 312904 to reserve your place.

Recent Exciting News!

We have had two exciting visits this school year.

The first was from the Quality Mark and we got our 10 year award.

The Award

The basic skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy and is valid for three years. A school must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches. It provides a framework for self-evaluation and continous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school including those who under attain.

This year we gained our ten year Quality Mark award.

These are some of the things that were said:

“Attainment and progress is good across each phase of learning. It is clear that children in Nursery and reception get off to a good start with a curriculum tailor made for their needs and abilities.”

“Pupil’s progress and attainment are rigorously tracked. Good quality interventions are offered and evaluated against their impact on achievement.”

“The children manage their own behaviour well. During the assessment pupils were observed being gainfully employed, engaged and interested in learning.”

“Wow topic starters are common place across the school as are ‘fabulous’ finishes. Pupils are treated to ‘collapse curriculum’ days, drama starters and increased outdoor curriculum opportunities.”

“Teachers manage classrooms well. Learning walls for English and maths are common practice.”

“The acting Headteacher and deputy Headteacher work very well together. They have a clear focus on school improvement and they share a passion to ensure the very best learning experiences for each and every individual pupil.”

The second visit was in the form of a teaching and learning review by the Inspire teaching school alliance.

They found that learning behaviours across the school were good. Children were focused, independent and resilient. There was rigour in work and progress was evident for all ability groups.

They spoke to the school council and this was some of their responses:

“We would recommend out school 100% to any children to come here because it is fun.”

“We love coming to school.”

“We would give our teachers and Headteacher a 10/10.”

“Our teachers give us hard work  it is  challenging but we know that we can learn from our mistakes.”

Our Values

If you care, respect and share, you enjoy friendship

OUR VALUES

We want all of our pupils to know our values so that they can uphold them in the best way possible and recite them with a true and meaningful understanding of what they represent.  Our whole school community values are:

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Ofsted Update

Parents and carers can now download our most recent Ofsted report following our Inspection which took place on 23rd February 2016.

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Term Dates

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House Points

These are our school houses and the children are awarded house points for a wide range of reasons.  

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