Our School

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About Us

We are a school passionate about children’s education; our core purpose is to develop a child’s confidence, all round ability and unique talents. Our staff are dedicated and forward thinking and both children and adults enjoy working in a friendly, calm and purposeful environment. Children come to Sheredes Primary from a wide area. Our Nursery …

Admissions

We admit children up to our annual admission limit of 60. Where there is over-subscription, priority will be given to children whose older brothers or sisters attend our school. Thereafter, geographical factors will be considered. Medical, social, educational or personal reasons may override the above. See Admissions information on the Herts County Council website. For Nursery admissions …

Aims and Ethos

School Aims Our core purpose is to enable all children to develop their confidence, all round ability and unique talents to the highest level that they can achieve. Therefore, we aim to: value and respect all children as individuals and to develop their confidence and self esteem so to encourage them to want to excel …

Promoting British Values

The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year 2014.  The British Values are: Democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.  At Sheredes Primary and Nursery these values are reinforced regularly …

Ofsted

Our Ofsted Report is available online. View our latest Ofsted Report “Overall effectiveness of the school Grade: 1 Staff and governors are right in judging that Sheredes Primary School provides an outstanding education for its pupils. Its success is due to highly effective leadership and, in particular, the determination of the headteacher.“ Extract from Sheredes …

Our Governing Body

Governors’ Roles and Responsibilities The role of the governing body is to promote the highest standards of educational achievement at the school. It is the school’s accountable body and is responsible for holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school. It oversees the financial performance of the school, making sure that …

Policies

Copies of these and all our other policies are available from the school office.

Religious Education & Collective Worship

Religious Education is based on the County’s Agreed Syllabus, which aims to give children an understanding of religious, moral and spiritual values. Children meet daily for collective worship during our assemblies. Our assemblies are broadly Christian in nature and comprise stories and accounts based on themes, the sharing and celebration of events and achievements and …

Children with Special Needs

We are passionate about enabling all children to reach their full potential.  Children with special educational needs are identified by the class teacher, who will, in consultation with the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) and the child’s parents/carers,  discuss the class teacher’s action plan for the child. Regular reviews will take place to assess progress. …

The School Day

Mornings Nursery 8.35am to 11.35am Reception, Key Stage 1 8.50am to 12.00noon Key Stage 2: 8.50am to 12.30pm Afternoons Nursery 12.30pm to 3.30pm Reception, Key Stage 1 1.05pm to 3.10 pm Key Stage 2: 1.30 to 3.15 pm Key Stages 1 and 2 have a 15 minute break in the morning.