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Headteachers Welcome


On behalf of the pupils, Governors and staff I would like to welcome you to Hill Park School.  I hope that our website gives you an overview of what we can offer your child in terms of growing as a learner and an individual.

We are very proud of our school which places outstanding learning for our pupils as our priority and vision. We believe that we offer two curriculums : the statutory National Curriculum and a separate 'life curriculum'. Learning for us is not solely academic knowledge and skills, but also managing behaviour, emotions, social skills and personal independence.

We meet the learning needs of a wide range of pupils from those with profound learning difficulties and physical disabilities to pupils with moderate learning disabilities who gain Entry Level Qualifications and BTEC awards in their Secondary years.

We achieve this through organising the pupils into classes with differing and specialist learning environments that meet the learning and physical needs of the pupils.  Pupils benefit from personalised learning targets which enables all to make the maximum progress with their learning and development. 

We view a place for your child as a place for the family, and supporting all of you is also hugely important to us. We do this through offering support with behaviour, toileting, sleep and communication in collaboration with therapists and the School Nurse. We aim always to be approachable, sensitive and non-judgemental as we know how challenging having a child with additional needs can be for the whole family. 

We aim for our school to be warm, welcoming and friendly with a 'family atmosphere'. All pupils have the choice whether to address any member of staff by their first name, Miss/ Sir or Mrs Burstow for example. We believe that gaining the respect of pupils and having authority with them is a relationship based model, and although the pupils know that the adults are in charge, they also know that we listen and care. 

We all take very seriously the trust you place in us when you send your child to Hill Park, and we work hard to be a reflective, aspirational team with a sense of humour and passion for excellence every day.

We are proud to welcome visitors at any time , we don't have set open days, so whether you are a prospective parent/ carer, employee or are interested in another professional capacity, please get in touch.

Rachel Burstow

Executive Head Teacher 

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