Hazeldown is lead by an Executive Leadership Team (ELT) that comprises of Stuart Ludford (Head Teacher), Christopher Tribble (Deputy Head) and Lee Goodenough (Deputy Head).
The ELT are supported by our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) who also teach a class:
Kit Hardee Year 6 Ebony class teacher and team leader for Years 5 & 6,
Jan Tierney Year 4 Redwood class teacher and team leader for Years 3 & 4,
David Quint Year 2 Palm class teacher and team leader for Years 1 & 2,
Kirsty Hudson Foundation Beech class teacher and team leader for Early Years,
Lee Goodnough is currently our SENCo working alongside Kirsty Prentice our Assistant SENCo.
Hazeldown is divided up into three teams: Foundation Stage, Keystage 1 (Years 1-2) and Keystage 2 (Years 3-6).
In addition to our classrooms, we are fortunate to have two intervention classrooms the Learning Lab and Command Centre, where intervention classes take place. Sarah Cooke our Reading Champion oversees our Accelerated Reader programme and Library.
We also have a fantastic Chameleons bungalow, which homes our Thrive unit with a designated classroom, messy play room, sensory room and kitchen.
Our Foundation stage has two classrooms which are connected by a communal play area where the children from both classes are able to join in activities together. There is an outdoor amphitheatre and covered play area enabling outdoor play to take place all year round.
We like to provide extracurricular activities and lots of opportunities to learn something new and diverse. These include music tuition, sports clubs, teachers led voluntary clubs at lunchtimes and after school, choices normally change each half-term to offer children the opportunity to keep trying something new. Recent clubs have included Origami and British Sign Language. Our mealtime staff also provide activities such as basketball and other games at lunchtimes to encourage the children to enjoy an active playtime.
The children experience a variety of school educational visits throughout the year, also attending swimming lessons from Year 3 to Year 6. Overnight residential stays begin in Year 2 with a school sleepover, followed by yearly residential visits in Year 3, 4, 5 & 6. A lot of preparation goes into the choice of residential to ensure the children experience something new with each venue.
We offer a breakfast and after school club with a full range of activities to help working parents.