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Welcome to Hillside
Believe, Achieve, Succeed!
Welcome to Hillside Primary School. Our school motto is ‘Believe, Achieve, Succeed’ because it is our vision that every member of our school community believes in themselves; achieves because they have the confidence to work hard and try new things, and feels successful in whatever goals and ambitions they set themselves both now and in the future.
I am very proud to be Head Teacher at Hillside Primary School. Hillside is an amazing school. We pride ourselves on a warm and friendly atmosphere combined with the highest of expectations for all pupils. We firmly believe in working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure all pupils succeed.
Hillside is a vibrant school community with staff, pupils and families from many diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. At Hillside we celebrate diversity and expect the highest standards of respect from all. Pupils are encouraged to work together and to co-operate and communicate with others. We aim for all pupils to develop understanding and respect for others, to develop a love of learning and to know and value themselves and their own unique skills and abilities.
At Hillside we have a highly skilled and dedicated staff who are passionate about learning and supporting your child to make as much personal and academic progress as possible during their time at school. We believe learning to read well is fundamental to children’s success and attainment at primary school. All children are encouraged to read widely, expand their vocabulary and develop a love of reading. Our school curriculum is mainly topic-based with many opportunities to read a wide range of quality texts. We also promote a ‘mastery’ approach to learning with high expectations that pupils will master basic numeracy, reading and writing skills early. Please support your child by practising basic skills at home regularly and completing and returning homework. If you would like to know more about the school curriculum, please look at the school prospectus and class pages of the website.
We are very fortunate to have a beautiful, modern, eco-friendly school building and extensive outside space, both of which reflects the ‘green’ ethos of our school. At Hillside Primary School children feel invested in and have space to grow. They also develop an understanding of the importance of global sustainability issues. We would encourage all parents and carers to support sustainable issues at home as well as at school and are always looking for more support to keep our school grounds looking amazing. For the safety and health of all pupils as well as promoting ecological ‘green’ issues, we aim to reduce the amount of cars in the immediate vicinity of the school. If you live nearby, please walk to school or, if it is necessary to bring a car, please ensure you park sensibly; preferably away from school and walk the last remaining streets. Please avoid bringing cars on to Headfield Road as this causes a ‘bottle neck’ putting everyone’s health and safety at risk.
At Hillside Primary School we understand the importance of supporting parents, carers and the wider community too. Castle Community Hub (the former children’s centre building attached to school) offers a morning drop-in session three mornings a week and a changing programme of one-off or short courses which can help you develop new skills, learn about how you can support your child throughout school, meet new people, make new friends, take more formal qualifications and may even support you to get a new or different job. We are always looking for support in school and if you have skills you can share with us, we would also love to hear from you.
It is always nice to know when we are getting things right and equally important to deal as quickly as possible with any issues that may arise. We keep in touch with parents and carers via the website, Facebook, Twitter, texts, letters, parent’s evenings and learning workshops as well as asking the opinions of parents and carers via surveys throughout the year. If you are pleased or unhappy with your experiences at Hillside, please let a member of staff know as soon as possible. If you require further information or paper copies of any information available on the website, please contact the school office directly.
This website can only ever give you a tiny flavour of the wonderful opportunities which we offer you and your child during their time at Hillside Primary School. The very best way to find out more about our school is to come and have a look! You will be made to feel very welcome.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Mrs Nadine Sadler
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