Swindon, United Kingdom
About Hazelwood Academy
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We are a Primary Academy with an attached Nursery, situated in West Swindon, Wiltshire located just off J16 of the M4. There are currently approximately 220 pupils on roll and pupils benefit from a modern, purpose built school building with extensive grounds. The Academy, rated ‘good’ in its recent Ofsted inspection, is at an exciting stage in its journey and is committed to securing the future of Hazelwood Academy as a centre of excellence and innovation, where talent is nurtured. We serve a fantastically rich and varied catchment area.
We are extremely proud of all that goes on here. The children at Hazelwood are supported by enthusiastic and dedicated staff, governors and parents; and we strive to maintain high standards and excitement about learning.
Ofsted commented that the “good quality of teaching leads to pupils” increasingly good progress. High expectations have helped to raise pupils’ achievement. Teachers and assistants skilfully foster good working relationships with pupils
Our Class Pages
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Here at Hazelwood Academy we provide a creative curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
Our Specialism and Awards
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We are judged to be a 'good' school and we were last inspected in February 2015. To view all our Ofsted reports please click here
We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust.
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national network of 64 primary, secondary and special schools across England. Our schools are located across England including the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Midlands, London, West of England, Kent and the South Coast.
As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.
As the largest MAT across England we work together in partnership and embrace the different contexts and diverse communities our schools serve to provide the very best possible education for around 35,000 young people and their families.
We offer a wide range of career pathways to our teachers, middle leaders, support staff and senior leaders with many of our schools being host to Teach First and Ambition School Leadership.
AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the SFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here
We also offer School Direct teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here
To find out more about about AET please visit us at http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/