“At Heybrook we all want the pupils to succeed and do well in a supportive, caring environment. In order for that to happen, we work tirelessly to ensure that the teaching and learning at Heybrook is the best that it can possibly be. The pupils at Heybrook deserve the best and they receive the best, they are well taught in a harmonious place where all the staff share a similar vision: the desire to provide excellence. We want pupils to come back to Heybrook later in life to tell us about the careers they have and the exciting lives they lead – as a result of the foundations laid by the school.”
We understand at Heybrook that we have the privilege of equipping children with the skills and interests that they will require to lead a fulfilling life. Heybrook is proud that the last Ofsted visit (March 2012) recognised the school as ‘Good’ and we continue our journey to ‘Outstanding’.
Heybrook first opened its doors to the children of the local community in 1901 and whilst the exterior of the building remains relatively intact the classrooms and learning environments are suited for the children of the 21st century. Catering for over 550 pupils, all 21 classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, visualisers and computers for the children to use. Children have the opportunity to regularly use iPads as part of their learning. We have two halls which are used for assemblies, PE lessons and lunchtime provision. The two large playgrounds allow for the children to play within Key Stages and the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) is used for lunchtime provision and PE lessons.
Teachers work within teams (Foundation, Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2) to ensure that the National Curriculum is taught in an effective and engaging manner. Class teachers are responsible for the children’s welfare and delivery of the curriculum. During planning, teams share the preparation of work, drawing on different experiences, knowledge and expertise to ensure work is relevant and well matched to meet the needs of the children. In this way, we are able to utilise the strengths of a large staff team and enhance the quality of learning and teaching here at Heybrook.
Heybrook is one of a number of schools which make up the IPLCN (Inspirational Professional Learning Community Network) – schools combining to raise standards through collaboration. Many of the events the children attend, such as football tournaments, art events or computing trips are organised in conjunction with the other schools.
Paul Stanley, Headteacher.