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Hurst Drive Primay School is a two form entry school situated just into Hertfodshre, on the outskirts of London. We are easily reachable from central London, being a 40 minute journey door to door from London Liverpool Street. If you are driving, we are closely situated to junction 25 of the M25 and the A10.
Why work at Hurst Drive
Hurst Drive Primary School is on an exciting journey. We achieved Good in our Ofsted inspection in 2017 and under the guidance of our new Head Teacher we are working to build on that judgement and develop our provision to provide the highest quality learning experience and learning environment for the children of our local community.
At the heart of what we offer is the new focus we have on developing children’s oracy through our participation in the Voice 21 Project and our intention to grow children as metacognitive thinkers and learners who take responsibility for their own learning. We believe in the capacity of all children to achieve highly and place no limits on our expectations for their learning. We also recognise the importance of developing the whole child and are continually seeking opportunities to broaden our children’s experiences, build up our school community and encourage our children to aspire to great things.
Reflective teaching and professional development opportunities are held in high regard by the senior leadership team. We view the importance of developing staff members for the good of the wider profession, not just our school. We seek to enable our staff to develop professionally and provide opportunities such as NPQSL to support this. Our faculty group approach to subject leadership means that all staff across the school are involved in developing our provision and reflecting on what works best. Our weekly staff CPD is tailored to the needs of the school and encourages team working. We view any monitoring of teaching and learning as an opportunity to learn together and encourage open dialogue and reflection rather than a top-down approach.
You will see from our website that we currently use many schemes to support planning. This does help with teacher work-load as the schemes are a good starting point. However, most important to the school is teacher autonomy and the ability to plan in a way that meets the needs of specific cohorts of children rather than being constrained by a particular scheme. We have recently reviewed aspects of our curriculum including our approach to planning in English to provide greater autonomy for teachers, this will continue to be part of our ongoing reflection and review process.
If you are a passionate educator who believes in the right of every child to have access to a wonderful, inspiring education then we would like to encourage you to come and visit us and to consider joining us on this journey. We look forward to hearing from you soon.