Whatever the nature of the local community, students are growing up in a wider multicultural and multiracial society where they are subject to various attitudes towards minority groups, and also certain images of these groups portrayed by the media. The school’s Equality Objectives should be read in conjunction with the wider school policies.
Good schools go beyond a commitment to academic excellence; they aim to educate the whole person through holistic development and extra-curricular endeavours. At Humphrey Perkins School we endorse that aim in the knowledge that if we provide a good quality and exciting academic education, taking a close interest in each individual with the highest standard of teaching, we will produce well-rounded students; able and eager to fulfill their potential in all aspects of life.
We believe that all young people will respond to challenge as long as that challenge is relevant to their individual needs and aspirations. So we have developed a curriculum that meets the needs, sparks the imagination, and brings the best out of each individual student according to his or her ambition, aspirations, ability, interests and learning styles.
We aim to stimulate, motivate and cultivate intellectual curiosity, develop our students awareness and understanding as well as leadership and communication skills. We want all our students to be good citizens as well as good companions and to have fun! We encourage and expect high standards of behaviour and presentation and nurture strong character values.
There is a focused commitment on 'Teaching and Learning' and we are proud of what we do. There is an emphasis on mutual support through which we develop our shared professionalism. We are reflective and adaptive in our practice. We are happy to try out new ideas, because we want to ensure that every student succeeds.
Celebrating genuine success is an important aspect of building self confidence and developing a sense of pride and ambition. There are many ways in which we highlight achievement, from HP Award badges in assembly to photos around the site. All students are expected to celebrate the success of others.
Following government guidelines, Humphrey Perkins is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place
At Humphrey Perkins we are always seeking new and innovative ways to personalise the learning for every student, responding flexibly to the nature of any difficulties to ensure there is no barrier to achievement.
Our commitment to fulfilling individual potential is exemplified by the broad and balanced curriculum offered at Humphrey Perkins School for all students. We organise our teaching to provide for the individual needs of each student. This is particularly so for students with special educational needs. We plan and operate a differentiated curriculum, within each mixed ability group and use setting in order to ensure access, without limiting entitlement, for each student.
We will seek to match the level of help we offer to the needs of the individual student. The Learning Team are a dedicated, highly skilled and aspirational group of staff who facilitate learning by identifying needs and matching provision to support individual attainment and wellbeing. We have a large team of Learning Support Assistants who run small group interventions or support students in their classes. All support is aimed at helping students to become independent, resilient learners who access a range of stimulating and rich learning opportunities.
Finally, the best progress for all students is made when a partnership exists between home and school. This is particularly true for students with special educational needs.
Parents are welcome to contact the school in order to discuss their concerns. There are regular parents’ evenings throughout the year and parents can make an appointment to discuss their child’s progress with the relevant Head of Year and SEN Co-ordinator at any time during the year.
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