A message from our Headteacher
Welcome to Morgans Primary and Nursery School, quite simply the best school in the world! I am honoured to be head teacher at this fantastic learning hub and am constantly amazed with the many successes that our children achieve throughout their time at Morgans. We watch them grow into confident, resilient learners who have a thirst for learning and a love of their community.
We believe that all children will become effective, lifelong learners if they possess the skills and attributes that will help them develop a growth mindset and an ability to keep going even if they find things difficult. We have 7 Learning Powers that help our children achieve this:
Communication Collaboration Creativity Craftsmanship Curiosity Confidence Commitment
We all have a ‘can do’ attitude, staff and children alike, and strive to keep on developing our learning and our practice as teachers to ensure we deliver a high quality, educational experience for all.
Here at Morgans we enrich our children through an exciting and empowering curriculum. We teach in a creative cross-curricular way so that children learn across subjects and gain an understanding of how subjects interlink. We may teach maths and science and communication all in one lesson! We choose interesting topics and always ask the children before we begin our planning what they would like to learn about. Plans are constantly adapted and tweaked to meet the needs and the interests of the pupils in order to engage and enable our learners to do the best learning they can.
We love our school and are very proud of our achievements. We place great importance on learning and creating a learning community for children and adults both in school and beyond. We organise trips and residentials throughout the year to add to our children’s experiences. For example, we took our school’s Arts Council to parliament to debate with MPs the importance of the Arts in school. We have residential trips in year 4, year 5 and year 6 which include activities such as camping, sailing, riding, climbing, river studies, team building, canoeing, abseiling and many more! We take all our pupils from reception to year 6 on day visits which include zoos, the beach, museums, art galleries, theatres, history experiences and farms. All of these are carefully chosen to enhance and enrich our curriculum offer and ensure the children remember their time with us at Morgans, fondly.
We have many links with outside partnerships and this helps strengthen us as a school by offering wider opportunities for our children and professional development opportunities for our staff. Partnerships include those with all our local schools in Hertford and Ware, University of Hertfordshire, Cambridge University, Herts for Learning, the Royal Opera House, local businesses and local councillor, theatres and museums, as well as with local clubs who work with our children in a variety of exciting ways.
Safeguarding our children is extremely important to us. We take great care in making sure that our policies reflect our practice and procedures. We are a nurturing school and follow and embed the principles of nurture in our practice and policies. We put the children at the centre of all of our decision making for the development of our school.
We teach our children to believe in themselves and give them skills to grow and develop and to reach their dreams. We praise often and celebrate and share all achievements - academic, social, sporting, artistic. The list goes on!
We have a range of exciting lunchtime and after school clubs run by staff, friends and professional external agencies. For a full list of times and availability, please contact the school office. We offer wrap-around childcare and work closely with The Dell to ensure the delivery of this meets the needs of our families.
Children have a voice at our school. They are encouraged to help make decisions about any changes we are making. Some children are chosen to have roles and responsibilities such as on the Arts Council, the lunchtime development team, Sports Captain or House Captain. Our House system ties in with our school values and skills. Children earn merit points for showing skills in any of our learning powers and work collaboratively to win the most each week.
We work as one great team at Morgans. This includes children, staff, families, Governors, volunteers and other regular visitors. We have a parent council that work closely with staff to share ideas and plans. We have a thriving parent-teacher association called FOMS (friends of Morgans School). They are an incredible groups of people who work tirelessly raising funds for the school. They organise fun events such as discos, book sales, fayres, cake sales and a huge community firework display!
Morgans is a really special place… we welcome you to visit and take a look around. My staff and I have an open door policy and you will always be welcome here. Come and see what we are and what we do!
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