Message from Dr Jones
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our school website! I feel both extremely privileged and honoured to be the Headteacher of such a wonderful school. Southfield Primary School is an exciting place to be and you can't fail to be captivated by its warmth, vibrancy and dynamic energy when you walk through the doors. Community is at the heart of our school and supported by a strong staff, highly active governors and fantastic parents; we all strive to make the children's learning experience one of great joy and value. Our school motto ‘Out of the Heart Springs Life’ (Ex Corde Vita) epitomises our ambition for all children to find their passion in learning and to foster a sense of humility and responsibility in themselves and for others.
Our core TRUE values (Trust, Respect, Unity and Empathy) underpin the school ethos which are characteristics we foster in our children and which staff promote throughout the school. A Personal Growth Model of Teaching drives our vision, whereby we educate our children intellectually, socially and morally, providing them with the skills, knowledge and wisdom to be the best they can be. All children have unique talents and unfolding these, through a range of rich curricula experiences in an exciting environment which fosters creativity, high expectation and ambition is central to our aims. Our contextualised approach to learning is reflected in the extensive offer of educational visits, projects and visitors to the school.
Through our story-centred contextualised curriculum children make sense and meaning of the world through narrative. We place a strong emphasis on our highly creative and knowledge-based curriculum where children achieve highly and usually above age related expectations! Developing children's narrative voice through regular creative writing sessions linked to multi-layered picture books, allows pupils to grapple with interesting themes and foster self-expression which produces writing of outstanding quality. Story permeates the school and children become expert readers through exposure to high quality literature throughout the school. Our creative and exciting mathematics and art curriculum allows children to explore the world around them and link their study to everyday life. A specialist Music, PE and MFL teacher allows children to explore the richness of the world of music, learn about other cultures and language and be active and healthy.
As our Head Girl said, 'Welcome to the wonderful world of Southfield!’
Dr Darren Jones