I can explain! (science )
Hampton Hill Junior School has developed and led two science projects with funding provided by the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust. The projects have both involved all the infant, junior, primary and secondary schools in Richmond Borough.
'Talking Science' - Teachers trialled new resources to improve primary to secondary transition.
'I can explain!' - Teachers used brand new resources to help chidlren learn to explain their ideas in science and justify them with evidence.
Hampton HIll Junior School are continuing to strengthen their relationship with AZSTT. We have already secured further funding to enable our school to work with other schools to extend the impact of the 'I can explain!' project.
Our last Ofsted inspection was in December 2011. We achieved ‘Outstanding’ in all the key areas and were thrilled with the report and parental comments. The full report can be seen at Ofsted | Find an inspection report.
We achieved the Platinum Award for the national “Sing Up” scheme in March 2012. This is the highest level possible and reflects the outstanding standards and commitment to singing within the school and wider community.
Along with a number of borough schools, we were presented with our Healthy Schools award initially in 2004 and more recently in 2010. It recognises the commitment to the care and welfare of our pupils and their involvement and participation in the life of the school. We are awaiting our re accreditation later this year.
We were originally awarded this in 2001, re-accredited in 2004 and became one of the few schools to be accredited it for a third time in June 2007. This recognised our commitment to the arts, both in the curriculum and in "out of hours" activities in art, dance, music, drama and creative writing. More information about the Arts Council can be found at Arts Council England.
This has been re-awarded to us every year since 2005 as recognition of our commitment to Physical Education both within the curriculum and in our excellent range of clubs. The high standards we achieve in PE and games was acknowledged.