Welcome to Puller Memorial Primary
Our schools vision statement:
'Encourage one another and build each other up'
We have a new Christian based school vision statement! This 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, Reverence 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 and we felt that this truly encompassed how the schools encourage each other either by staff encouraging children, staff encouraging each other or children encouraging children. We felt it also reflected 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.
We are 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 homework opportunities which give children the opportunity to become experts in areas that they and their families are interested in
Our class sizes are small (average 18) 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.
The school has a breakfast club and an after-school sports club which not only help working parents but encourage children to be fit and healthy.
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 is based upon the 2014 National Curriculum. We believe that it is our responsibility to provide children with access to a range of opportunities. Physical Education plays a key part in school life as it encourages team building and develops children’s social skills. Children take part in a range of competitive and non-competitive sports with other local schools. A professional sports coach is employed for two afternoons a week to improve pupil’s health and fitness as well as develop their skills in specific sports. The curriculum is well supported by a range of IT equipment, including laptops and iPads. These are also used to develop children’s computing skills.
We believe that your child’s education is a partnership and we give parents/carers formal and informal opportunities to discuss their child's progress and well-being. 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 potential.
Do come and see for yourself. We look forward to a happy association with you and your children.