HEADTEACHER’S GOODBYE MESSAGE
It is with real sadness that I write my final newsletter to you all as headteacher of Hill Farm. When I arrived in September 2012, the school had experienced difficult times and, as parents and children, you embraced me and welcomed me into the community. Together we have worked as a team to make significant improvements to Hill Farm, taking it from being judged as a failing school to securely good, with some outstanding aspects. In my first year as headteacher, we shared the journey out of special measures along with managing the changes brought about by the government’s decision to convert us to academy status. As a school community, we re-launched Hill Farm, designing a new school logo together, deciding on a new school uniform and reinvigorating the learning environment with new furniture, new ICT equipment and a wealth of resources to make the school a lovely place for the children to be. Over the years, we have shared some challenging times along with real highs, precious moments and exceptional achievements. Throughout all of this, the children have been at the heart of everything I have done. Not a single decision has been made without the children being at the very centre. Hill Farm has been my family for the last five years and I care about each and every one of the children as if they are my own. Memories that will stay with me forever are the special events we have shared —Bonfire Night, Hill Farm Christmas Day, Family Picnic Day, the whole school trip to the pantomime, our school pantomime performances, water fun day… These memories sit alongside the day to day pride I feel when I see the children in their classrooms working hard; when they are out at play enjoying each others’ company; when they sit in assembly singing beautifully and listening attentively; when they are feeling upset, hurt or angry and we are able to help them and make a positive difference. Being headteacher of any school is a privilege but for me, being headteacher of Hill Farm has been more than this. It has been my life and it has been an absolute pleasure getting to know all of the children and watching them grow and flourish as they have moved through the school. I cannot thank you all enough for your support, commitment and friendship over the years. I hope you are as proud as I am of what we have achieved together and I wish you all the very best as the school moves into a new era. The people of Hill Farm will always be in my heart. Together, we have made a difference...
“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care”. Mandy Hale
Flashmob for Miss Jones
Last Hill Farm High Flyers of this year...
Welcome to Hill Farm Primary
Hill Farm Primary School has been transformed in the last two years. Children wake up excited by what the school day will hold for them. Staff relish teaching in a high quality, well-resourced environment. Parents and carers know that their children will be safe, well cared for and challenged to reach the highest standards in all that they do.
At Hill Farm Primary we have a clear vision for what we want to achieve in the next three years. Our overall aim is to improve the school so that we are seen as one of the best schools in Coventry. This will be because:
- Our children will achieve personal excellence in their learning.
- Our children will develop as happy, confident, independent learners who enjoy coming to school and thrive personally, socially and emotionally as a result of our high quality provision.
- Our parents and carers will be an integral part of the school and their child’s learning.
- Our friendly, welcoming and inclusive ethos will ensure that our school sits at the heart of the community.
At Hill Farm Primary, children are expected to meet three key responsibilities:
- Come to school, on time every day.
- Do their best in every lesson.
- Demonstrate politeness and kindness to everyone they meet.
If you would like to find out more about what Hill Farm Primary has to offer your child, please contact us for either an informal conversation with myself or to arrange a visit to see us in action and experience for yourself what an exciting and vibrant place Hill Farm is for children to learn and grow.
Miss Claire Jones