'Education is the foundation upon which we build our future.'
Dear Parents / Carers and visitors to the site,
Welcome to Over Hall Community School, I am sure as you browse through our website a number of answers to any questions you may have will be answered. I warmly invite you to visit our school and experience first hand our learning environment and warm ethos and to feel the magic created by our team of staff and children.
Our vision of school is encapsulated by our school motto....
'Be supported, feel supported - make a difference'
We aim to ensure our children enjoy learning and feel prepared for life within and outside of school, today and for the future, through a variety of strategies, activities and support. We offer our children new and exciting experiences through timetabled and extra-curricular activities that are designed to build resilience, confidence and self-esteem, preparing them for life beyond the school gates.
We are determined to provide every opportunity for the children and our community at Over Hall thus have created a warm and well 'supported' environment where all can experience the freedom and safety to grow, develop, dream, believe, achieve and, above all, inspire each other.
We aspire to high standards in the quality of all that we undertake and are passionate about seeking the best outcomes for our children and their families, meeting their needs and stretching their aspirations.
During their time at Over Hall, we aim for children to build their resilience through identifying their secure base, alongside building up self-esteem and a strong sense of self efficacy. We recognise that without such a base success is unclear and less likely to be achieved. As a result, we strive for them to be able to confidently complete the phrases...
I have ... (identifying their support and resources around them, enabling them to feel safe and secure)
I am ... (identifying personal strengths, attitudes and beliefs)
I can ... (identifying social and interpersonal skills; a sense of control and mastery; an understanding of strategies and limitations)
At Over Hall we ensure everyone feels 'supported' underpinned by our strong values of...
- Safety and sensitivity to the needs of others
Our role is to nurture, teach, provide opportunities and encourage positive attitudes in creating lifelong learners, team players, coaches and critical thinkers. We can only develop by adopting open minds, exploring, sharing, adapting and utilising strategies that will benefit us as individuals and our community as a whole. In embedding this, our children feel safe, happy, learn well and make progress. Our values are ingrained throughout our environment, modelled by both our children and staff, reflected in and celebrated by our choice of language, our encouragement, our guidance, our lessons, and our achievements.
At Over Hall our mission is to equip our learning community with the skills, knowledge, understanding and a love of learning required to achieve our full potential.
It is both a privilege and absolute pleasure to be a part of such a strong and passionate community.
After browsing our website, if any of your questions are left unanswered or you require any further information please contact the office who will be more than happy to help.
I urge you again to visit our warm, learning environment where upon you will feel, first-hand, the values and ethos that are embedded throughout.
We look forward to seeing you
Mrs Claire Edgeley
A single academy set up in September 2015 working under the Trust:
OVER HALL ACADEMIES LIMITED