A Little School With Big Ideas
We believe that all children are individuals and we pride ourselves on providing a stimulating and exciting learning environment in which everyone feels safe and secure. We are committed to the safeguarding of our children and ensure that arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
Moggerhanger Primary School is a Values school, and together with our federation sister school, Sandy Secondary School, we hold Four Core Values, which are:
We work hard as a community to embed core, moral values. As a result we are able to offer a learning environment where children thrive. Our core values of Courage, Excellence, Determination and Inspiration are used as a focus for our assemblies and PSHE lessons, well as being fully embedded in our philosophy as a school, so that our staff model and reinforce them during our day. We see each of the values as a building block to help the children become well prepared and confident individuals, who are able to thrive in our community and beyond. You can find out more about our Values on our website.
Together the children, staff and governors have agreed the aims for Moggerhanger Primary School:
To enjoy learning
To work with others using initiative and self-discipline
To be curious; to question and reason, not just to accept
To be creative in what we think and do
To show tolerance and respect for ourselves and others
To appreciate and value others now and in the past
These aims are regularly revisited during staff and Governor meetings, as well as with the children through our assemblies and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development) teaching.
Our curriculum provides the children with rich, diverse, first hand experiences which are based around stimulating, challenging, practical and enjoyable activities. We work closely with parents and the community to help our children get the best from their learning. English and Mathematics are taught daily as discreet lessons, as well as through subject areas such as Geography, History, Science and Computing in accordance with the National Curriculum. Children also have weekly sessions dedicated to Art, Design and Technology. We teach French in Key Stage 2.
We are able to enhance our children’s learning further by using specialist facilities, resources and teaching from our federation sister school, Sandy Secondary School. Years 1-6 receive two PE sessions per week with our specialist PE teacher, and Years 5 and 6 are able to have their PE lessons at Sandy Secondary School where they can access a large sports hall, dance studio, an all-weather pitch and an athletics track.
We are proud of our academic standards. At the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2) standards are in line with local and national expectations in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. In 2019 our Year 1 Phonics Screening result was significantly above local and national averages. Our first year 6 cohort will left us in July 2020 and all progressed to Sandy Secondary School, they continued to achieve high standards and attainment in reading, writing and numeracy – but were unable to take the national end of Key Stage 2 SATS due to Covid-19.