The Spinney is a happy, creative, welcoming and OfSTED "outstanding" primary school set in Cherry Hinton, one of the villages to the south of the City of Cambridge. The Spinney serves children and families from within the school's catchment area and beyond. We are very proud of the linguistic, social, ethnic and cultural diversity of the families that we serve and we take an active role in our community.
There is a strong community feel to the Spinney with thoughtful and supportive parents and carers, a wonderful Friends association, a dedicated and talented collegiate faculty of educators, an effective and skilled governing body and delightful, enthusiastic, confident, thoughtful and articulate children.
The school's mission statement is "Teaching and Learning Together" and this is central to our ethos. The Spinney's on-going success is a team effort and we all work hard to ensure that the children have a positive learning experience every day.
The Spinney offers a local/global creative and connected curriculum designed to educate the whole child. Arts, creativity, culture, innovation and imagination are valued and taught alongside academic, intellectual and STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) subjects.
At The Spinney we value the uniqueness of every child. We personalise our approach and provide rich learning opportunities designed to promote pro-social and sustainable "future-proof" skills including communication, cooperation, collaboration, compassion and critical and creative thought. We encourage our children to be self-motivated and active learners and they are invited to work with family members on projects at home, that allow them to explore, make, bake, design, write, investigate or create as part of personalised blended learning.
We encourage our pupils to be confident and articulate communicators, to think of themselves as global citizens with a developing awareness of broad social and ecological issues and to understand that they can be changemakers with the power to make a positive difference in their school, community and world. Where appropriate our curriculum links to the United Nations' Sustainable goals including Education for Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship.
The Spinney is a National Teaching School and the lead school of The Kite Teaching School Alliance. The Spinney is a forward thinking and outward reaching learning community, working with parents, volunteers and a wide range of educational and other partners to ensure that we offer an excellent and enjoyable curriculum and an effective, relevant and researched-based pedagogy.
The Spinney has a lot to offer our children and we always keep them at the heart of everything we do.
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Interim Head teacher