Waterman Primary School is a small, friendly school in the heart of Rochford, serving the local community. At Waterman we are committed to supporting each and every family and child who attends our school. We support children's SEMH needs, strive for academic excellence and ensure our children have the best opportunities while with us.
At Waterman, we provide free weekly swimming lessons to all of our children, in a newly refurbished, in-door heated on-site pool. We also provide Forest Schools lessons, which our children thoroughly enjoy. While Year 6 outcomes have improved year on year for the past 4 years. Waterman is smaller than many other local schools and is made up of four classes - Nursery & Reception, Year 1&2, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6.
Waterman 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.
Waterman 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 & resourcing time.
*An additional week off each academic year (currently in October) in return for regular twilight meetings focusing on CPD across the HEARTS schools.
*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.
The Directors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References will be requested prior to interview.
For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk.