Welcome to Puller Primary.
We live through our federation vision.
'Encourage one another and build each other up'
This vision has been compiled from the work undertaken with children, staff and wider school community and has been formulated across both schools with the support from Reverend Steve Bates, Reverend Amanda Duncan and Reverend Barbara Ebeling. The vision is built on words, phrases and comments from our school community and comes from Thessalonians 1, chapter 5, verse 11. We feel that this truly encompasses how our schools work with staff encouraging children, staff encouraging each other or children encouraging children. We feel it also reflects the word 'foundation' that both staff and children wished to include. The full version says, 'Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are doing.' We shall be using a shortened version as our vision statement.
Puller Memorial School is a small, Church school, located in the village of High Cross, within a 3 mile radius of Ware, Hertford and Buntingford. Our aim is to provide the very best education, support and care for your children. By inspiring and encouraging our children so that they:-
“speak enthusiastically about different things they learned at school” Ofsted 2019.
Puller children love coming to school because they are valued for being unique with individual talents and needs. The school’s Christian values which underpin the daily life of the school:-
“Pupils are happy to work and play alongside each other” Ofsted 2019.
We expect everyone to try hard in everything they do and reward hard work and achievement. We closely monitor children’s academic achievement and progress as well as their social and emotional well-being. Through discussions with children, parents/carers and staff we continually appraise the progress of children.
At the heart of everything that we do is the belief that all children at Puller Memorial should be happy. Happy children are successful children. We work hard to help the children to be able to 'self-regulate' their behaviour and encourage children to act pro-socially for the benefit of all.
We teach different subjects discretely and provide different home and in school learning opportunities which give children the opportunity to become experts in areas that they and their families are interested in
Our class sizes are small with a teacher and a learning support assistant in each class. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff, as well as this adult to child ratio, enables us to give all children the support they need. Add to this specialist teachers for PE, Music and art we have almost the perfect mix for early childhood education.
Leaders and governors are committed to ensuring pupils receive the very best education and are constantly reviewing and evaluating the school’s educational performance.
“Leaders have created a strong team ethos” (Ofsted 2019)
The curriculum is broad and balanced and you can find out more about this in the curriculum area of our website. We believe that it is our responsibility to provide children with access to a range of opportunities.
We believe that your child’s education outcomes is only complete when there is an effective partnership between home and school. If you would like to speak to your child's teacher, please feel free to speak to the office who will find a suitable time for you. We encourage parents/carers to work alongside us to ensure Puller children are happy, confident children who achieve their full potential.
Do come and see us for yourself. We look forward to a happy association with you and your children.
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