Mission Statement – Heathfield School and Day Nursery
Heathfield School and Day Nursery aims to provide an excellent education with a healthy balance of academic and extra-curricular activities, enabling its pupils to develop qualities and skills that will lead to a personal fulfilment and success throughout their time at school and in their adult lives. It is a primary aim of the school that pupils learn to combine high personal and social standards within an ethos of respect and mutual tolerance in which pupils of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, of all religious persuasions and of various levels of ability are welcome.
We expect our pupils to do their best to aspire to excellence, but recognise that our pupils have various talents and differing rates of development. We attach value to every achievement, however modest, which stems from the efforts and care of the individual pupil. It is our hope and aim that every pupil should discover at least one area of school life in which he or she can show genuine prowess.
The School seeks to provide its pupils with outstanding pastoral support and to engage in the continuous professional development of its staff. We aim to maintain our pupil roll by providing, at an affordable cost, an excellent all round day education. We also seek to maintain close relationships with our current parents, potential parents and local schools.
We aim to encourage a genuine sense of community. We believe that the School should be a happy and positive place characterised by an appreciation of, and respect for, the work of every member of that community. Although emphasis is placed on achievement, both by individuals and by groups, ours is an environment where goals are attained through teamwork and co-operation. Pupils are encouraged to be honest in their relationships with one another and with staff, practice good manners and be reliable and punctual.
We encourage our pupils to develop a firm commitment to values which have stood the test of time. While we would want pupils to be flexible, pragmatic and open to new ideas, we also emphasise those enduring values that have always led to responsible and active citizenship.