Welcome to Horsendale
Mrs Amanda Smalley
I am delighted that you have chosen to visit our website and find out more about us. I hope this site will provide you with a wealth of information whilst giving you an understanding of the culture and ethos of our wonderful school.
I am so proud to be the Head Teacher of Horsendale. Every day I am lucky enough to work with brilliant children, a fantastic team of staff and governors, and very supportive parents and carers. We all have high standards and aspirations, and work together in harmony to ensure that our children achieve both academically and socially.
We are renowned for the warm and welcoming atmosphere of our school where relationships and well-being are high priority. Visitors to Horsendale always comment upon the happy ‘family feel’ that envelops you as soon as you walk in the door. This ethos of warmth, care and happiness permeates every area of our school and is the foundation on which our success is built.
We pride ourselves on being an innovative, forward-thinking school that is on a continuous journey of self-improvement. Everything we do is based upon our Trust values of confidence, responsibility, perseverance, creativity, enjoyment, aspiration and pride. As a team of children, staff, governors and parents, we strive to be the best we can be. As Head, I want our children’s primary school years to be some of the best of their lives, so that they can “look back with pride and forward with confidence.”
Working together at Horsendale, we strive for each and every one of our children to ‘Dream, Achieve and Flourish!’
Thank you for visiting!
Miss Emma Clarke
Deputy Head Teacher
As Deputy Head, I work in partnership with our Head Teacher, Mrs. Smalley, and Governors to implement the vision and ethos of our wonderful school.
Alongside Mrs. Smalley, I play a leading role in the planning, monitoring and evaluating of the rich curriculum we offer our children, and the teaching and learning that happens across the school.
As Maths Lead and Pupil Premium Manager, I work with our Head Teacher and other key leaders within school to monitor standards and progress, always aspiring for our children to be the best they can be.
As Deputy, I also work alongside Mrs. Smalley to promote and safeguard the welfare and well-being of our children.
I act as a role model for both staff and pupils in terms of being reflective and demonstrating a desire to improve and learn.
Horsendale is situated on a delightful campus north west of the City of Nottingham. We cater for children from 4 to 11 years of age. The school enjoys excellent facilities. We have seven large classrooms, an ICT suite, a library area, a well equipped hall as well as extensive outside sports facilities and play areas.
Horsendale Primary School has an excellent reputation and we work hard to maintain it. The school is very special because of its hard-working, caring team of teachers and support staff, whose contribution is valued by governors, parents and children. There is a positive ethos and atmosphere that pervades the school, making it a very happy place to be and as a consequence the children’s attitude to learning is excellent.
‘This school provides an excellent, all-round education. Pupils achieve well in English and mathematics and across a wide range of subjects. Teachers make sure that lessons are interesting and well planned.’ – OFSTED October 2019
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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