A message from the Headteacher
Welcome to Hawkswood Primary. Our Senior Leadership and broader learning teams are proud of our outstanding school and the communities it serves. We are a small school with big dreams and aspirations.
Hawkswood Primary is school which encompasses a KS1 Nurture Group, a KS2 PRU and a KS2 SEMH provision. Our school is underpinned by Nurture Group principles, which include:
- Children's learning is understood developmentally.
- The classroom offers a safe base.
- Nurture is important for the development of self-esteem.
- Language is understood as a vital means of communication.
- All behaviour is communication.
- Transitions are significant in the lives of children.
We believe that secure, nurturing relationships and consistency are vital in enhancing children's social, emotional, cognitive and mental health development.
Our safe and nurturing environment follows the National Curriculum with a bespoke take on outcomes to meet the needs of our pupils, inspire curiosity and develop a love of school and learning.
Our aim is to nurture and support personal development, mental health and academic outcomes. This enables children to successfully return to their mainstream schools or to transition into specialist SEND provisions as appropriate.
Our inclusive philosophy aims to support and build partnerships with parents, carers and pupils, so that their journey through our school is smooth, happy and successful.
We serve 56 schools Primary schools across Waltham Forest and welcome children and schools from neighbouring boroughs. We offer short term and long term placements for children from mainstream schools, including SEHM placements for children with EHCP’s.
Our expert teams work with children, families and staff on site and in mainstream schools. We offer placements, CPD, bespoke training and advice for teachers to support successful reintegration, and also proactive approaches to supporting positive behaviour.
Welcome to our wonderful school, please feel free to look around our website or arrange a visit.
Nathalie Fitzgerald Lucy Mattison
Headteacher Acting Deputy Headteacher