Headteacher's Welcome

Headteacher’s Welcome

A warm welcome to Hayfield Primary School! Hayfield is a picturesque village that lies at the foot of Kinder Scout in the Derbyshire Peak District. Our lovely school is situated to the west of the village centre and caters for children, aged 4-11, who live in the village and surrounding area. We are an integral part of the community in this vibrant village and our children enjoy taking part in many community events such as Apple Day, Well Dressing and The May Queen Festival.

At Hayfield we seek to provide an inclusive, supportive and excellent school community, where all children can achieve their potential in a safe, happy and healthy environment. We are proud to be an Enterprise school and as such we help our children to develop life skills such as teamwork, communication, leadership, risk-taking, planning and organisation, thinking and using their initiative.  Enterprise education also prepares them for the work of work, being a good citizen and making a positive contribution to society as they grow up.

Our ever-evolving curriculum places an emphasis on teaching children to think creatively, to ask questions, to collaborate, to generate their own ideas, to problem solve and to look for alternative innovative outcomes. We place an emphasis on teaching key skills and ensure we plan lots of creative opportunities within each topic, e.g. drama, role play, hands-on activities, outdoor learning, philosophy lessons, use of ICT, child-initiated learning, plenty of educational visits and creative partners working with the children in school.

Visitors often comment on the warm and welcoming atmosphere in our busy school and when you step through our doors you will be greeted with friendly smiles, polite and well-mannered children and a happy, hard-working team of staff.

The wrap-around care available through Hayfield Primary school is excellent – Fun Club offer both a breakfast and an after school club which our children enjoy attending. At Fun Club, which has recently received a good Ofsted, children are able to take part in many activities such as crafts, cooking, and indoor and outdoor sports.

At the end of their primary school journey most of our pupils move on to New Mills High School or Chapel-en-le-Frith High School. Others move on to fee-paying schools such as Stockport Grammar. We always ensure a close liaison with their secondary teachers and are very supportive of our children during this period of transition.

 

Claire McKenzie

Headteacher