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Organisation of the School

''I love after school club because I get to spend time with my teachers and we work hard to earn it''  - Year 1 Pupil

Hawkswood Primary is set in an extremely pleasant corner of the borough, adjoining Epping Forest and well away from main roads.  We currently have two Early Years/Key Stage 1 Nurture Groups and three Key Stage 2 Classes. 

All classes have no more than 8 pupils with no less than one teacher and one additional adult. The pupil roll and admissions procedures are separate for our Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)and our Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Provision but the school is totally inclusive, and both PRU & SEMH pupils are completely integrated in the classrooms.      

 

Early Years/KS1 Nurture Group classes

Our current Nurture Group classes are as follows; 

Mrs L'Aimable - EYFS & Year 1 Class Teacher & Deputy Head Teacher

Miss Mattison - Year 2 Class Teacher 

The Nurture Groups offers a caring learning environment for children aged 4-7 (Reception to Year 2).

Our Nurture Groups operate on a part-time basis  - children attend Hawkswood Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and continue to attend their mainstream school Thursdays and Fridays.  

The reason for this is to maintain and strengthen the bond (attachment) between the child and their school community whilst providing support to the child, family and base school in order for them to better manage their behaviour and improve their performance in school.  The Nurture Group children gradually increase their days in their base school, as they become more able to cope, until they are off-roll at Hawkswood. 

A strong emphasis is placed on phonics, basic literacy and numeracy skills, social skills and effective communication.

Hawkswood Primary belong to The Nurture Group Network. 

http://www.nurturegroups.org/sites/default/files/ngn_-_nurture_groups-2015.pdf

KS2 PRU classes

Our current Key Stage 2 classes are as follows; 

Ms Kaur - Year 3 HLTA/Teacher in Training

(Supported by Mrs L'Aimable Mon - Wed) 

Mr Grange - Year 4 & 5 Class Teacher 

Ms Mwaniki - Year 6 Class Teacher & Deputy Head Teacher

We have three Key Stage 2 classes for children aged 7-11.  These are typically mixed age groups, most commonly years 3/4, 4/5 and 5/6. Occasionally there might be 3 year groups in a class, depending on pupil numbers and patterns of referrals.

The classes are fully inclusive of PRU pupils who attend for a short period of time and SEND pupils with an EHC Plan, who are on-roll at Hawkswood and will attend for as long as is deemed necessary and appropriate.

We teach the full National Curriculum with P.E., English and maths taught daily.  Pupils start every day with P.E. as this perpares them both physically and mentally for a day of learning.

KS2 children typically attend Hawkswood full time and will gradually return to mainstream/special school when they demonstrate that they are able to manage their emotions and behaviour sufficiently to cope.

Staff

Head Teacher

Mrs M. Gentles 

Deputy Head Teachers 

 Ms L. Mwaniki - Key Stage 2 Lead
Mrs K. L'Aimable - Key Stage 1 & EYFS Lead 

Teachers 

Mrs K. L'Aimable - EYFS & Year 1 class teacher 
Miss L. Mattison - Year 2 class teacher 
Mr Carter - Year 3/4 class teacher  
Mr J. Grange - Year 5 class teacher 
Ms L. Mwaniki - Year 6 class teacher

    Higher Level Teaching Assistance (HLTA)

Ms D. Sinclair
Ms R. Kaur 
Mr R. Richards
Ms A. Copiel 

Learning Support Assistance (LSA)

Mr M. Shearer
Mr D. Muir 
Ms M. Jarrold 

Key Staff 

Mrs Mitchinson - Office Manager 
Mr R. Barrett - Site Manager
Ms O. Lee - Safeguarding Lead