Happy children learn. If three words could sum up our ethos, it’s those. We care deeply about wellbeing, and every child knows they will be cared for and that their unique voice will be heard. But we know life isn’t always plain sailing, so our experienced staff are always on hand to provide expert support when things get tough.
From the very start, we want our children to be their own person and find their unique passions and interests. Our experienced staff model kindness and generosity of spirit, helping children to develop the qualities that will allow them to form healthy relationships throughout their lives.
Our school values are at the heart of everything we do and also form the foundations for our rewards system. Praising children when they do well helps to develop a sense of pride and is the catalyst for greater confidence and self-esteem.
We want our children to behave well so they can all maximise the opportunities on offer here. Good manners and consideration for others are central to life at Hallfield. We firmly believe that it’s ok to get it wrong, but reflection is important and we encourage our children to talk openly about their mistakes. Each child is encouraged to develop their individuality and to learn that personal freedom involves responsibility to others.
PSHE & RSE
The PSHE & RSE programme is a part of the pastoral care provision at Hallfield and is delivered by class teachers. Pupils receive weekly lessons, where the intention is to provide a programme of education that underpins our ethos and values and supports the pastoral provision provided by our staff.
Using Jigsaw PSHE, we revisit topics regularly to expand knowledge and increase understanding. In the Pre-Prep, children learn about healthy eating, recognising feelings, personal hygiene and bullying.
Hallfield recognises that the welfare of a child is paramount and we take seriously our duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in our care. Hallfield is committed to safeguarding and we recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm. We have a Safeguarding Policy in place to: provide protection for all pupils; enable staff and volunteers to safeguard and promote the welfare of our children; promote a culture which makes Hallfield a safe place to learn.
Parent, Year 2