The school has a very good partnership with its parents and the community and this is another of the school’s many strengths. Central to the school’s commitment to raising standards is the belief that parental involvement is critical. To this end the school is successful in helping parents to share responsibility with the school for their children’s education. Many parents hear their children read at home and, through the knowledge and skills gained by attending the school’s courses, many are familiar with how young children learn and how best to help them.
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At Hempshill Hall we tailor our curriculum to meet the needs of our children. We ensure we provide a broad and rich curriculum which allows all children to develop their strengths. In 2014 we undertook a major curriculum redesign to reflect the requirements of the new National Curriculum. These can be accessed through the long term overview buttons on our curriculum page. Each year this is adapted to include any current events and the interests of children and teachers. Teachers and children enjoy their teaching and learning. See the class pages for what is being taught this year.
The school operates a Breakfast Club. On average 50+ children come for breakfast each day. An increasingly wide variety of after-school club are provided on a weekly basis.
The school has taken control of its own catering service. A wide range of healthy foods are offered each day. Key Stage 1 children, including full-time Foundation, sit in a family service with an adult and seven children at each table, while Key Stage 2 children enjoy cafeteria service. All members of staff take an active part in the supervision of children throughout the meal.
Schools that form the Primary 6 Partnership are Ambleside, Heathfield, Hempshill Hall, Old Basford, Rosslyn Park Primary Schools, a mix of maintained schools and academies. The partnership emerged from an existing family of schools with strong historical relationships.
The Governing Body is a team of people who play an important role in making decisions, planning and supporting the school. We meet three times a year for our full governing body meeting, and three times a year for our sub-committees.
We are responsible for different aspects of the school, such as promoting high standards of achievement, finances, staffing and premises.
We want all our pupils to become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.
Respect for others is embedded in our inclusive ethos which is based upon our mission statement of “Happiness, harmony and success” and our learning promise “To understand others”.
We will promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.
How we do this specifically can be seen through our SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) and global dimension planning, which is woven into our cross-curricular medium term planning for all year groups.
Hempshill Hall is a popular school which successfully retains both staff and pupils. More than half the staff have worked at the school for several years, many of them starting as N.Q.Ts.
We have received several awards over the past few years:
Gold Healthy Schools
Activemark for PE and Sport
Full International Schools Status – Click here to read more about our Global Dimension
Primary Science Quality Mark
Hempshill Hall Primary is set in attractive grounds with plenty of space for outdoor learning. Gardening is an important part of our curriculum and we have sheds, fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and a green-house made from recycled bottles. To develop nurturing skills, we have some animals that the children help to take care of. They include: rabbits, guinea-pigs, chickens and finches. At break times children can use the trim trail and enjoy a wide range of activities from building blocks to stilts. The field, basketball court and Astroturf allow us to enjoy Sports throughout the year.
“Pupil’s personal development and well-being are outstanding. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, work hard, attend well and do their best. These responsible attitudes, together with good achievement, prepare pupils well for their future learning.” This is reflected in the school’s mission logo “Happiness, Harmony, Success”.
Hempshill Hall is a popular school and we think it is a special place. Visitors comment on the welcoming atmosphere and we have a dedicated and stable staff team. Our school is a two-form entry and provides 420 full time places and up to 90 part-time Foundation 1 places. The school serves the Hempshill Vale estate at the northern edge of the City of Nottingham. As a result of its high reputation, the school attracts more than half of its pupils from out of catchment. Hempshill Hall opened in 1973 with 48 pupils and two teachers. Over the years it has been extended and developed to provide an outstanding learning environment. All classes have access to large practical areas. There is a hall, a large conservatory and a library. The Early Years unit was developed to provide superb indoor and outdoor facilities for our youngest learners.
Hempshill Hall welcomes trainee teachers. As a School Direct Trainee you will have the opportunity to become an inspirational teacher.
We can provide opportunities in Foundation, Key stage 1 or Key Stage 2. Experienced mentors and class teachers will support you throughout your training year.