Life at Hazeldown

Things we hold dear / Our core principles and beliefs / What makes us, us! / What makes us special / The Hazeldown way / Our culture…


  • Strong relationships and connections between adults and children are imperative (Rita Pierson).
  • A calm sense of support, nurture and care for our children.


  • Aspiration for, and achievement of, Greater Depth outcomes and a positive approach to challenge are continually referenced, exemplified and taught within lessons.
  • Development of social responsibility and an understanding of making a positive contribution to society.
  • Children are encouraged to embrace a warrior spirit, be a strategist and develop a positive ethos and passion for who they are and what they do in pursuit of their North Star.

Ensuring engagement and investment

  • Engagement, ownership and individuality in learning supporting a passion for discovery through a ‘Head, Heart and Hands’ approach - the Self Organised Learning Environment (SOLE).
  • A clear purpose for actions at every level (Simon Sinek).
  • Strong cross-curricular opportunities for genuine application

Growth Mindset

  • Positive attitudes to learning, linked to Growth Mindset are continually referenced, exemplified and taught within lessons.
  • Development of resilience, and the importance of specific feedback (Austin’s Butterfly).


  • Children have an on-going reflective attitude to their learning through the use of purple pens for editing and re-drafting, reflecting and articulating their learning and progress (‘purple for progress’).
  • Focused knowledge, skills and understanding within subject-specific learning balanced with exemplified cross-curricular links and approaches (being ‘in the mind of an artist’ when learning art but knowing how the knowledge, skills and understanding connect to other curriculum areas).
Hazeldown Primary School
Maudlin Drive, Teignmouth,
Devon, TQ14 8SE
Stuart Ludford | Headteacher

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