Westbrook Hay Prep School Careers Site Eteach (37480)
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Overview

Westbrook Hay, a thriving independent Prep school that educates boys and girls from rising 3 -13 years.  The school’s beautiful rural location boasts 26 acres of parkland overlooking the Bourne valley. Located just off the A 41, between Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire, Westbrook Hay has easy access to all major routes. Our unique setting offers a secure environment within which children explore and enjoy all that childhood has to offer.Through visionary teaching in small classes and with a wonderful mixture of purpose built facilities and historic surroundings, our children enjoy a broad curriculum, achieve excellent results and have the all-important confidence to succeed.The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) carried out a very successful inspection recently and regarded our school as Excellent and our Early Years Foundations Stage as Outstanding, the highest possible recognition from the ISI for both age groups.

 

 

"Pupils' achievement is excellent and they are very well educated in accordance with the school's aim for pupils to realise their intellectual, social and physical potential."

"The quality of the provision is outstanding. Through excellent understanding of differing developmental stages and careful observations, staff plan challenging and enjoyable work for each child across all learning areas."

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School Ethos

At the core of Westbrook Hay is our unshakeable commitment to children’s progress that makes our community distinctive.

 

School Mission

Our mission is to provide educational opportunities of the highest quality for boys and girls in our School.

 

We aim to do this by: -

 

 

Creating a positive and stimulating environment in which children:

  • Look forward to coming to School
  • Receive praise and encouragement
  • Are valued as individuals
  • Can enjoy learning
  • Contribute to the life at Westbrook Hay

 

Offering a broad and balanced curriculum which:

  • Aims to meet the needs of differing abilities
  • Provides for equal opportunities
  • Builds a secure foundation for future development
  • Prepares children for their future learning and leisure time

 

Encouraging children to fulfil their potential by:

  • Developing self-confidence, self-esteem, self-discipline and independence
  • Providing appropriate challenges to develop and extend their abilities
  • Inspiring them to meet each challenge with persistence and determination
  • Motivating them to focus on the task in hand and make the most of every opportunity

 

Nurturing the development of good relationships based upon:

  • The encouragement of the values of honesty, courtesy and kindness
  • The promotion of tolerance and consideration of the needs of others
  • The development of a commitment to personal responsibility
  • Effective communication with parents and the community

Working for us

A key factor in the success of any school is the quality of its staff. I feel very fortunate to lead a dedicated team of professionals, who have at the centre of their beliefs a desire to bring out the best in every child. With a range of experiences, ages and interests, the WBH team is well balanced and brings stability, cohesion and commitment to life in the classroom and beyond.  I am also fortunate to have a staff for whom teaching is not all they want to do here, which is why the extra curricular activities, sport and our cultural opportunities are so strong.

Approachability is key to the communication links with parents and every member of staff is contactable through email, which has greatly speeded up response times to and from home. There are regular parent consultation meetings and special `teaching’ introductions at the various transfer points in the school.

We aim to foster a partnership between staff and parents. Those parents who take an interest in what their children are learning, understand how it is taught and have the time to support that learning at home, will get the best from us and their children.

 

Keith Young

Headmaster

 

If you're searching for your next teaching/support post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers and support staff.

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