Loughborough Primary School
44 Minet Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7UA
44 Minet Rd, Brixton, London SW9 7UA
Thank you for your interest in our school. We are a 2 form entry primary school in Brixton. We are very proud to be part of a diverse and friendly community – both our children and staff have ties to many cultures and languages which enriches our school ad make it what it is - a local school with an international feeling.
Our children achieve well. Literacy and Numeracy are at the heart of our teaching but we make sure our children have a very broad and creative curriculum overall. We have a garden, football cage, music room, ICT room and library on site. We also have a Children Centre which offers education to two year olds and support for their families. Our children go on trips both local and further afield and we make the most of what London has to offer.
We have a dedicated team of hard working and talented teachers, each one supported by a full time Teaching Assistant who are a vital part of our team. We also have additional teachers who work with sets. Children who need extra help can count on counsellor and a specialist literacy teacher amongst others. We plan in year groups and consider ourselves a very open door, friendly school where we support each other.
We have been fortunate in retaining our teachers, many of whom have developed their careers here since starting with us as NQTs. None of our teachers ever leave to go to London schools other than for a promotion to headship.
We expect high professional standards from all our staff and you will need to be resilient to work here. As you know teaching is a stressful, demanding and at times thankless job. However, in this school we trust teachers and we encourage them to make creative choices about teaching. We also try to be realistic in what we ask our teachers to do and avoid any unnecessary paper work. All our staff contribute ideas on how we can improve our school. We maintain a calm and orderly environment: our approach to behaviour management is firm but fair and you will be supported in this by your colleagues and the Senior Leadership Team.
What we can offer is a friendly supportive school which will help you with the challenges of the job. The reward for us and for you is to know you are making a real difference to many children’s lives. You are very welcome to visit us and see our school for yourself.
Holmewood Nursery school is situated in Central Lambeth, off Brixton Hill. The school is located in a densely populated area of contrasting households in terms of culture, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
Holmewood provides education for children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), with 95 full time equivalent places in the main nursery (2 - 4 year olds) and 12 full time equivalent places in the two year old provision. The school's intake is very culturally diverse with a high percentage of children from mixed, or Black-British / Caribbean / African backgrounds. Nearly half of the children speak English as an additional language, with many at the early stages of learning English.
Holmewood is federated with Maytree and Triangle Nursery Schools. As a Federated Nursery School, Holmewood is led by an Executive Head Teacher, Head of School and teachers working with other qualified early years practitioners. Holmewood offers highly inclusive education with qualified and caring staff. It has rich and varied indoor and outdoor learning environments that allow children to play and be active in developing and acquiring new skills and knowledge; children are well motivated and are thoroughly absorbed in their learning.
They are encouraged to experiment and explore and children are very well challenged to enable them to take risks safely and develop their own problem solving skills. Outdoor learning is supported through the Natural Thinkers curriculum and an extensive allotment.
Each child is allocated a Key Person, one of our skilled early years educators or teachers. They get to know the children in their group very well and work in collaboration with their parents. Teachers and practitioners support, encourage and facilitate learning opportunities so that children are happy, confident and independent learners.
All teachers and practitioners have a thorough understanding of children’s early learning and development and the early years foundation stage and understand the importance of working together with parents and other professionals.
At Holmewood, we believe in investing in professional development and bespoke training to meet individual needs so that all teachers and practitioners feel motivated and committed to the continuing success of the school.
Visits to the school can be arranged by contacting the school office.
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