Our School

Holyhead Primary School was established in 1872. The original building was in Meeting Street.  The school moved in 1970 to its current building, which originally was a girls’ secondary school. Thomas Telford  built the stretch of the London to Dublin Coach Road on which the school was built and as the road ended at Holyhead in Anglesey it was called Holyhead Road and hence Holyhead Primary School. A depiction of a coach and horses can be found on the car park entrance of the school.

 

Holyhead Primary School is a co-educational  primary school for pupils aged 3 – 11 years. There is Nursery provision and, subject to a place being available, children may attend on a part-time basis from their third birthday. Education after 11 is provided at local Academies or Comprehensive Schools.

 

 The school is part of a co-operative trust WLCT ( Wednesbury Learning Community Trust ) and works in close partnership with several local primary and high schools / academies to provide the best education, best opportunities and best value for money for our pupils. The school has a special partnership with Old Park Primary School.

 

The school is housed in a pleasant, spacious building surrounded by extensive grounds including; a Nature reserve, a multi-purpose sports arena, a wooden trim trail, a large playing field with football pitch and a wooded area where we are developing a ‘Forest School’ programme. In addition there are 3 separate playgrounds for nursery/reception, KS1 and  KS2 children. The school has 6 classrooms, a Foundation Stage unit, a multi-purpose hall, two libraries, a resources ( PPA ) room, a Community room, a Nurture / SEAL room for small group activities, several small group teaching bays and a Conference suite. The school is well equipped with modern facilities including an interactive whiteboard and visualiser in each room, including the hall. The school also has two sets of ‘mobile ICT suites’ to allow the children to work on laptops in the classroom. The current ICT suite is soon to be decommissioned and ‘made-over’ into a creativity zone. 

 


 

Philosophy Statement

 

Our philosophy is to develop an interlinked four-part curriculum, which has the personal growth of the individual at its heart (see five year plans).  In line with the mission statement of our school we want our children to be…

 

Enquirers:  using their natural curiosity to acquire the skills needed to conduct purposeful research.

Lifelong Learners:  with an active love of learning.

Thinkers:  skilled in using thinking skills critically and creatively to make decisions and solve complex problems.

Communicators:  confident in receiving and expressing ideas and information.

Risk-takers:  confident to explore new roles, ideas and strategies.

Knowledgeable:  with a critical mass of significant knowledge of themes and topics of global importance.

Principled:  with integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.

Caring:  with personal commitment to action and service to others, sensitive to others’ feelings and needs.

Open-minded:  committed to exploring a range of views, and understanding the values and traditions of other cultures.

Well-balanced:  with an understanding of the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.

Reflective:  with the ability to reflect wisely, and constructively analyse their own learning and personal performance.

 


 

Our definition of effective learning:

 

It is challenging

It promotes independence and self-confidence

It provides opportunities to solve problems

It extends knowledge, skills and understanding

It promotes awareness of self and others

It is transferable between subjects

It promotes reflection and evaluation

It incorporates a variety of learning activities

It includes visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities

It addresses the different intelligence's within the class

It treats all pupils equally

 


 

In respect of children’s learning we will always:

 

Provide a safe place for children to think, feel and experience

Provide children with intellectually stimulating lessons

Give children a range of visual, kinaesthetic and auditory experiences

Provide opportunities to develop and enrich children’s different intelligences

Give children rights to express themselves

Provide children with different viewpoints

 


 

We will enable pupils to take responsibility for their own learning by:

 

Giving them opportunities to identify their own questions and find answers

Encouraging children to use higher order questioning and thinking

Setting up a classroom environment which encourages children’s independence and confidence to take risks

Sharing learning objectives and developing success criteria with pupils

Encouraging children to extend learning beyond school

Valuing contributions from the wider community

Encouraging increased powers of communication

 

 

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