Hungerford School officially become part of The Bridge London Trust on 1st May 2018. Our vision is to enable all of our students to meet their full potential whilst keeping in mind the child centred ethos that you will find in the Outstanding Special Schools within our Trust. We believe that children learn best when they are happy and interested and treated as individuals. We use Positive Behaviour Support and Intervention in order to make sure that our school is a calm and happy place for children to learn and are working alongside Windesheim University in Amsterdam to develop this approach. We pride ourselves on our development of the arts, music and sports as we know that all children can succeed if they are taught using approaches which are individual to their needs and talents. We provide a high level of support for all of our children and try to think creatively in order to help them to reach their goals.
The School Leadership team are Miss Stephens, Head of School, Mr Tranter, Assistant Head for Behaviour and Inclusion, and Jo Lambert, Assistant Head for Curriculum and Assessment. The School Leadership team are in the playground every morning so please come and say hello.
Linda and Elizabeth who both work in the school office are very happy to arrange appointments with the School Leadership Team if there is something about your child that you would like to discuss.
Welcome to Early Years – Dragonfly and Sparrow
Our class teachers are Jim and Serena and they are supported by Thelma and Emily. A new senior teacher, Elena will be joining us in January.
We learn through play both in the classroom and in our outside area. We focus on the prime areas of learning – personal, social and emotional development; communication and language; and physical development – as well as mathematics, literacy, expressive art and design and understanding the world.
Welcome to Year One – Pegasus Class
Our teacher is Michelle and she is supported by Julie and Abida.
Although we are working on national curriculum objectives we use a very similar approach to Early Years. Play is still very important and one of the best ways for us to learn so we make sure that our curriculum is as fun.
Welcome to Year Two – Robins and Eagles
Robins teachers are Mr Atkin and Mrs Poyser who is a senior teacher. They are supported by Sam. When Mrs Poyser leaves in December to have her baby she will be replaced by another senior teacher, Mr Fletcher.
Eagles teacher is Miss Kirwan and she is supported by Charlene in the morning and Susan in the afternoon.
In Year Two we have a very practical curriculum. We like to take our learning outside of the classroom as much as possible and still fit in some time for play.
Welcome to Year Three – Kingfishers and Shooting Stars
Kingfishers teachers are Miss Lewis and Miss Tlidi and they are supported by Traci. Miss Lewis is also in charge of running School Council.
Shooting Stars teacher is Georgina who is supported by Cherelle in the morning and Meheret in the afternoon. You will often find a small dog called Sir Isaac Newton (or Siri for short) in Shooting Stars class helping the children with their learning.
Welcome to Year Four – Blue Jays and Owls
Blue Jays teacher is Mr Myrvold and he is supported by Theresa and Rosh. Owls teacher is Miss McLaughlin and she is supported by Jasmine in the mornings and Michelle in the afternoons. Miss McLaughlin is also our singing teacher and Mr Myrvold can play the guitar. Year 4 is a very musical year group.
Although by Year Four there is a lot of work to do we make sure that there is plenty of room for fun and creativity. We take part in a Writing through Art project where we improve our writing through visiting galleries and writing about paintings. We also have a School Journey to Cardfields in the Autumn of Year 4.
Welcome to Year Five – Nightingales and Swifts
Nightingales teacher is Miss Newman who is one of our senior teachers. She is supported by Cristina. Swifts teacher is Miss Lenard and she is supported by Ori.
We have to work very hard in Year Five but our teachers love making our curriculum as practical as possible. We take part in lots of science experiments and we go on as many trips as possible and this year we are taking part in the Philosophy for Children project with other Islington schools.
Welcome to Year Six – Falcons
Falcons teacher is Mrs Greenlees and she is supported by Tracy. We take our SATS in Year Six but our teacher tries to make sure that we improve without even noticing that we are working hard. Jo Lambert, Miss McPhail and Karen also support us to ensure that we make good progress. We are also going to be taking part in a poetry project and working alongside a real poet later on in the year. We go on lots of trips and recently went on school journey to Wales. Mrs Greenlees really enjoys running residential trips!
At Hungerford we know that sometimes people need a little extra support so Caroline and Alessia are available to provide nurture, play games, do Lego therapy or whatever else we need to make us feel able to carry on with our learning.
Right Way Sports
We employ two really talented sports coached from Rightway Sports who teach PE across the school and run clubs before and after school on a Monday and Tuesday.