Welcome to the West Horndon Primary School website!
It has been my honour and privilege to be the headteacher of this fantastic school for the last 14 years. I am incredibly proud of our school and its children and staff team. We, like all schools, aspire to be outstanding and believe we are in many areas, but we also aspire to stand out!
We do things a little differently round here! We believe that happy children learn best – safety, fun and good humour are at the heart of our approach along with high expectations and a consistent strive for improvement.
Alongside our mainstream classes we have an enhanced provision for Speech and Language. Children who join this class, usually with an EHCP, receive focused teaching, speech and language therapy onsite and carefully planned integration and interaction with their mainstream peers. To find out more about the enhanced provision please contact Mr Jepson our Deputy Head and SENDCo who will be happy to tell you more.
We pride ourselves on our individuality and our willingness to do the right thing for our children in our unique setting. Our curriculum is bespoke and unique to us in response to the needs of our setting and learners. We want our learners to have a broad range of experiences during their learning journey with us – including our ’50 Things’. Among the things we value highly are the use of technology, learning outside and character development. Please explore our website to find out a little more about our vision, values and what we do.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you require anymore information. I look forward to meeting you in person and welcoming you to the WHPS family!
Matt O’Grady, Headteacher. BEd (Hons), NPQH