What makes our school so special?
Halberton Primary School is a happy and supportive learning community where we recognise and develop the unique gifts and personal qualities of all.
Our mission is to enable all children to “live life in all its fullness” ... to enjoy a life filled with meaning and purpose, underpinned by core values, a love of learning and an eagerness to make the world a better place. We aim to provide an outstanding education for every girl and boy so that all Halberton pupils will flourish in childhood, adolescence and adulthood - equipped with the knowledge and skills, personal resilience and creativity, and emotional intelligence and social skills that will give them every opportunity to experience lifelong success and happiness in the 21st Century.
We work in partnership with parents and carers (also the parish and local community; Devon County Council; Tiverton Town Council, the local church and the Halberton Parish Council) to find ways of ensuring that every child at Halberton has the chance to discover their strengths within school and beyond.
Our staff and governors are committed to ensuring that our distinctive core values (Compassion, Forgiveness, Hope, Respect & Trust) are at the heart of all we do to ensure that every child feels nurtured, respected and proud to belong to the community of Halberton.
Our five core values
We are an inclusive, values-driven school
Halberton is an inclusive school. Our five core values were selected because they are pertinent to the mission of our school as it serves the local community in a spirit of love and warmth, sensitivity and compassion, ambition and aspiration, hope and peace.
Our staff and governors are committed to creating a warm, welcoming, nurturing school where all children are valued, feel safe and themselves embrace and live by the core values we feel captures the spirit of our school
Mr Badcott (Headteacher) says:
“At Halberton we have high expectations and ambition for all. We are committed to ensuring all children make rapid and sustained academic progress over time from their respective starting points, high or low. At Halberton, we are relentless in our commitment to move mountains whenever this is required. This cannot happen unless children feel safe, feel happy and enjoy coming to school, and as Ofsted remarked in December 2018, that school fosters a culture which is open, warm"
In the morning children work in their classes where the focus is on Numeracy and Literacy. In the afternoons we follow topic themes where the children may work with others in their year group or with other pupils across the key stage. The children derive great benefit from working alongside differing age groups and support and encourage each other. Work in all classes is differentiated according to the needs of the children.
During the course of the day our children receive class, group and individual teaching at different times from our experienced team of teachers and support staff, and it is our aim to develop independent thinking, confident speech and quality learning. We endeavour to make our school a happy and secure place and to build a strong, friendly partnership between home, school and community.
World War One Day
Children arrived at school dressed in a variety of costumes from the era to find their classrooms transformed and new rules to be followed. Children were addressed by their surnames and 'enjoyed' writing 100 lines if they were found talking!
Throughout the day children experienced a range of activities including cooking trench cake, writing letters to loved ones in the trenches, singing war time songs, solving secret messages and even completing marching drills.
A great day was had by all. Why not take a look at some of the fantastic photos!