The school opened in 1963 as a primary school and extended the building in 1975 on its reorganisation as a Middle School. In September 1994 it became a 7-11 Junior School as part of the reorganisation within Surrey. There are currently 360 children on roll, 12 classes and a teaching staff of 15. We are fortunate to have an excellent office team, learning support assistants including 5 with HLTA status,an ICT technician, librarian, as well as support staff for statemented pupils. The school was recently inspected by OFSTED in February 2013 and was rated 'good with outstanding features' . AccommodationThe school is set in spacious grounds of over 7 acres. Internal accommodation comprises 12 classrooms, as well as a large hall, library and ICT suite and rooms for special needs/meeting room. We have a fully equipped Multi Vocation room for art, cooking and woodwork.OrganisationThe children are currently organised in 12 mixed ability classes in year groups. Teachers in each year work as a team, planning the curriculum and supporting the needs of the children within that year. Each class is taught within a framework of class, group and individual organisation as appropriate.CurriculumMost staff have responsibility for an area of the National Curriculum, French or RE. This involves them in a leadership and consultative role, planning curriculum development and budgeting within their areas of expertise and supporting the work of colleagues. Meetings are held weekly, either of year teams or the whole staff, which focus on planning as well as staff and school development. French is currently taught throughout the school.EnvironmentHorley is adjacent to Gatwick airport on the Surrey/Sussex border and its housing and work opportunities are very related to the demands of the Airport. MISSION STATEMENTIn partnership with Governors and parents, the staff at Yattendon School aim to offer the children in their care a broad and balanced curriculum within a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which every pupil has an equal opportunity to develop as an individual.AIMSIn order to achieve this, we aim to:Provide an environment in which children experience success, develop self-confidence and self-esteem and where responsible and caring attitudes towards others are fostered.Encourage an atmosphere of tolerance and respect within our school where all children are treated equitably, valuing their differences.To implement an appropriate and planned curriculum, promoting high levels of personal achievement by pupils.To create opportunities for all children to develop their potential scientifically, creatively, physically and spiritually.To expect and encourage pupils to show personal initiative and play an active role in their own learning.To set high expectations of children in terms of both learning and behaviour.To equip each child with the skills and moral values necessary to contribute to society in their adult life.To create a partnership in which the responsibility for the child is shared between home, school and the community.
“This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure check by the Criminal Records Bureau at an appropriate level for this post”
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Horley Learning Partnership
Oakwood RoadHorleySurreyRH6 7BZ
Phase: Primary Schools
No. of Pupils: 353
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