Principal’s welcome

Welcome to Hartshill School, an Academy and proud member of the Midland Academies Trust with North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College as our education sponsor.

 

Dr Newman
Dr Louise Newman - Principal 

 

At Hartshill, we believe all pupils, whatever their background, have a right to access the best that has been said and thought. This includes a variety of writers, from all parts of the world, and thinkers from all the ages.  Our academically rigorous curriculum ensures that pupils are knowledgeable enough about the world around them to transform it in the future.

We believe this knowledge is central to our pupils’ success and therefore, supports their future dreams and ambitions.  At Hartshill School pupils are taught that knowledge is powerful and ‘sticky’, meaning that once pupils have sufficient knowledge and an understanding of how to learn, they will be able to build independently on that knowledge, making themselves the masters of their fate, being ready to lead and participate as global citizens.  We place meaningful continuous assessment at the heart of teaching.  Pupils have regular low stakes quizzes in all subjects and develop learning routines to regularly self-quiz and build up a bank of knowledge in their long-term memory.  This supports self-confidence and allows pupils to understand and make connections easily with new learning inside and outside of the classroom.

At Hartshill, we are also passionate about inspiring our students to be confident, ambitious and successful individuals.  We teach and promote the virtues of kindness, gratitude, self-discipline, personal responsibility and how to grow from struggle.  We have the highest expectations of our pupils and unashamedly uphold a warm: strict culture.  Within our community, students and staff are known, valued, developed and supported to be successful and happy. This ensures our pupil are polite, kind to each other and work hard.  We support and emulate the strong values which are nurtured at home and are explicitly taught when joining Hartshill School.  We promote these values and virtues throughout the school experience and have developed our school motto to remind us to ‘Be kind, work hard and achieve’.

We highly regard and encourage parental and family involvement and expect parents to have high expectations of the school. We want parents and carers to play an active part in their child’s education at Hartshill School and to support our staff as they carry out their responsibilities. Hartshill School staff welcome dialogue and discussion. We are keen to create an environment where we are all working for the betterment of all our children. The goal is always that excellent behaviour and excellent learning should be second nature, not something that we work at constantly; it should simply be the way that we are. This is a state of mind that we want all our pupils to attain and sustain, not just at school, but for the rest of their lives. It is who we are.

We look forward to meeting you, your child and your family and welcoming you to ours.

Dr Louise Newman

Principal - Hartshill School