At HeadStart we aim to stimulate students’ minds, as well as to encourage them to push beyond perceived traditional academic boundaries.
In order to achieve these goals, HeadStart uses balanced and challenging educational programmes developed by educational specialists from around the world. We deliver a well-rounded personalised educational experience. Priding ourselves in being a community school, emphasising individual learning, we are able to offer academic rigor within a compassionate and nurturing environment.
Technology in the classroom and beyond
Raz-kids gives you hundreds of animated, leveled eBooks spanning 27 levels of difficulty. Engage kids at their reading level and in their area of interest 24/7. Web access at home or school gives them the practice they need to become better, more confident readers. All primary students at HeadStart have their own RAZ-kids account.
EducationCity.com is transforming teaching and learning, helping to improve children’s education. Interactive learning resources cover the core subjects of Literacy, Maths, Science, and French for our young learners in Years 1 and 2.
BoardWorks is used to assist the teaching in learning in our classrooms for a variety of subjects. Through interactive PowerPoint present
In accordance with this strategy we offer small classes with low student-to-teacher ratios that offer students the opportunity to increase their personal knowledge, to build positive attitudes, develop character, practice acceptable social habits and foster positive teaching and learning. Teachers at HeadStart encourage research skills to promote self-reliance and initiative
English as an Additional Language (EAL)
Students not proficient in English will be assessed on their English-language skills. These students are assigned to spend four periods a week attending EAL lessons according to their ability. Both students and parents are encouraged to make every effort in developing these skills which are essential to students’ day-to-day school learning and activities.
The main textbooks used within class are listed below. Each class has a set of these books which the students will use during the relevant lessons at school. Some parents may wish to purchase these books for their children to use at home.
In the table below, you will see the ISBN number of each book, the Title and the cost of each book should you wish to purchase these books directly through the school. To purchase a book, please collect an order form from the school’s main office and take this to Mr Andrew Whittaker (Deputy Head of Primary) in order to check that the school has the book in stock. He will then arrange the purchase of the book for you.
You may wish to purchase the book yourself through Amazon or other online retailer, in which case, you may find the ISBN number in the table useful to ensure you have the correct book.