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I am delighted to welcome you to Kirk Hammerton CE Primary School. We are a small village school with big ambitions, set in the heart of our village community. Kirk Hammerton CE Primary School is part of a Federation of schools with Staveley Community Primary School and Long Marston CE Primary School. Through the ethos of the TIG Federation (Togetherness Inspires Growth) we seek to broaden the experience of children in small school settings and share the skills of our experienced and dedicated staff.

Our vision is:

'How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver.' Proverbs 16:16
'Together we grow a nurturing community of inspirational learning, insight and wisdom,
flourishing in an environment where we feel safe and valued.'

Through living out our values Respect  Friendship  Compassion  Trust   Perseverance  we seek to grow our nurturing community and recognise that each child is an individual, that all children need to succeed and also should gain an understanding of the wider context of our local and world community.

If you would like to visit our school, myself or Mrs Appleton (Assistant Head Teacher across the TIG Federation) would love to show you around and tell you more.

Elisabeth Mellor
Executive Head Teacher

TIG Curriculum Intent

We see our curriculum as starting at the centre. Learning in our schools is inter-connected and linked by transferable knowledge and skills that equip our pupils for life in modern Britain and provide cultural capital.

Problem Solving, Develop own identity, Resilience, Independence

The aspects above are at the heart (centre) of our curriculum. Children in our federation will develop further resilience to failure and show increasing independence towards being confident. This will help them make their own decisions about solving problems in their learning and in social and emotional aspects of their lives.

Our World, Social responsibility, Community, Cultural Capital

Children in our federation live in a relatively rural part of the country. They are surrounded by beautiful countryside and small communities. They rarely experience life in cities or are given first-hand knowledge and experience of life in other contexts or cultures. For this reason, we have planned our curriculum to reflect their need to experience, gain knowledge of and be tolerant towards other cultures. We find our children love learning about their world and how diverse it is. We have planned our curriculum to have an ongoing focus on diversity.

Thirst for knowledge and learning

We promote a thirst for knowledge and learning so that children develop deeply positive attitudes towards their own ability to acquire new knowledge and to learn new skills. We do this through a focus on growth mindset and metacognition. By instilling in children a thirst for knowledge and learning, we promote a life-long habit of questioning so that children have the confidence to be creative and explore further. Our broad curriculum is planned to build on previous learning and to excite and stimulate the children so that it is relevant to their age and stage.



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Kirk Hammerton C of E Primary School, St John's Grove, Kirk Hammerton, York, YO26 8DE
Tel: 01423 330460  Email: admin@kirkhammerton.n-yorks.sch.uk  School Administrator: Val Jones

Information can be requested and supplied free of charge. Please contact the office on the above phone number or email.