North Heath Community Primary School
West Sussex, United Kingdom
About North Heath Community Primary School
North Heath Community Primary School offers a high quality educational environment in which children from 4 to 11 are encouraged and motivated to learn. At North Heath Community Primary we are committed to providing a welcoming atmosphere where staff and children work together to create a happy, safe, caring and stimulating learning environment in partnership with parent/s / carer/s, governors and the local community.
We enjoy good parental support, which helps us keep up high standards of behaviour and academic achievement.
Teachers prepare lessons so that they are challenging to our very ablest pupils, whilst at the same time, allowing other pupils to complete their learning successfully.
Pupils are taught in class groups though there may be some setting in the Upper Juniors for English and Mathematics.
We also work with other local schools to provide other enrichment opportunities.
Children who find learning harder are supported in small groups by teaching assistants and our Special Needs teachers.
School also runs 'booster' lessons and One to One Tuition to move on the learning of target groups where necessary. Sometimes these are held before or after School. Your permission for these will always be sought.
Pupils learn French from Reception to Year 6. At the moment a teacher from Millais teaches in Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5.
School arranges for instrumental specialists to teach the violin, cello, guitar, flute and piano to small groups of pupils.
Year 4 receive weekly lessons in flute and clarinet from West Sussex Music Service.
In order to learn, children must feel safe and secure in school. Therefore, North Heath operates a policy of safe-recruiting in order to protect its children and keep them safe. The Child Protection Officer is the Head Teacher but all staff have a 'duty of care' towards children. The Head Teacher is required to report any doubts about a child's well being to Social Services.
We currently hold the Gold Artsmark, a Basic Skills Award, the Kitemark Award (excellent practice in Reception), a Level 3 Travel Award and we are working towards a Healthy Schools Award.
Ofsted in 2007 judged School to be "a good school at the heart of the community".
We try to be a happy, calm and thoughtful School. Come and visit us, and see what you think, we look forward to meeting you.