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Headteacher's Welcome


A very warm welcome to our school website to all of you who are already part of our school family, and to those of you visiting our site for the first time!

We hope that you find the information that you need, and that it reflects some of the really fantastic things that we do here at South Parade Primary.


It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the Headteacher at South Parade Primary School.


In my role as Headteacher, I ensure that all  our children are given the best chance to reach their full potential and that all children have the skills at the end of their time at South Parade to leave fully prepared for the next stage of their education and life.

We have a 'whatever it takes' approach to ensure all of our pupils can read as soon as possible following the Little Wandle early reading programme.  

Here at South Parade, we have three key drivers: Primary Futures, community and eco-learning. We plan our curriculum to ensure that these ‘threads’ weave through everything that we do. Through our exciting and engaging  curriculum the children experience what it is like to be a historian, a geographer, an artist, a scientist as well as the other key subjects that they explore within the National Curriculum. Within this curriculum and across each topic, our children get the chance to learn about the jobs they could do when they leave school.  For example in Year 1 our children become geographers and explore and learn about the job of a Meteorologist when they study the weather and they learn how weather can have an impact different jobs in our Primary Future studies. At South Parade, our children are encouraged to explore, discover and question through a range of exciting learning opportunities both within and outside the classroom. The teaching staff consider what they want the children to learn, why they are teaching it and carefully consider how to teach and assess it.  The right context focusing on skills, enquiry, research and knowledge, making use of a variety of approaches including using drama, computing, real-life experiences and outdoor learning to name a few, all contribute to providing opportunities to achieve great learning, achievement and significant growth in pupils’ knowledge. 



Although our school is quite large, we are a warm, supportive and friendly school, something we are very proud of. In fact, the biggest strength of our school is the relationships that are fostered here – it is what makes coming here each day such an enjoyable experience.

We have high expectations in terms of behaviour, personal and academic progress and enjoyment from all of us – our Staff and Governors, our Parents and, of course, our children.


If you would like any information about our school please feel free to contact us.


Kind regards,

Rebecca Hedges, Headteacher