Stambridge Primary School is a small, rural school with lovely children. The team are dedicated to the community they provide for and work hard to ensure the children get the best education possible, as well as varied experiences and opportunities. Stambridge has grown in size over the past few years but we still have smaller than average classes with approximately 22-27 children in each class. We have four split year group classes - Nursery & Reception, Year 1&2, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6. The team at Stambridge would not be complete without mentioning our school dog Louis, too. He visits throughout the week and children get to read with him and take him for walks during their 'Daily Mile' exercise.
Stambridge Primary School is part of the HEARTS Academy Trust, a Trust of local schools that has the values of Happiness, achievement, self-esteem, respect & responsibility, truth, spirituality & service. The Trust is truly innovative and rewards outstanding staff for outstanding outcomes. The school calendar year has 184 days of contact time with pupils, 5 non-pupil days, and the equivalent of 6 days of high quality continuous professional development.
Stambridge Primary School and the HEARTS Academy Trust are focused on reducing teacher workload and supporting wellbeing of adults is a big focus too. Things we have done to reduce workload over the past few years include:
Focused 'live feedback' policy that reduces the time it takes to 'mark' books as we focus on live feedback in the lessons.
Shared resources across all six schools at HEARTS using MS Teams and MS One Drive to reduce planning time.
An additional week off each academic year (currently in October) in return for regular twilight meetings focusing on CPD across the MAT from 3:30-6pm.
A school-improvement team that works across all six schools, supporting the development of the curriculum and teacher development.
A wide variety of middle leader and senior leader opportunities across the wider Trust.
HEARTS Academy Trust
The HEARTS Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.
HEARTS Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and will not discriminate against any applicant on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. For this reason, all application forms are anonymised before shortlisting takes place to ensure applicants are considered only on the relevant qualifications, skills and experience that are profiled on the application form and personal statement.
HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex. Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils’ learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.
All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.
For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk.