At Hindhayes, we believe success is based on the partnerships between pupils, staff and the parent community. We endeavour to enrich and develop each child to be a successful individual that will become an active community citizen of the future.
27 November 2023
TEACHING ASSISTANT – 25 Hours per week – (09:00 – 14:00 daily to include lunchtime duties) - This post will initially be fixed term until 31/08/24) Grade 15 - £11.78 - £11.98 per hour We are looking for an inspirational and nurturing teaching assistant to join our Team who will have responsibility for outdoor play and learning. We are seeking someone who: instinctively deals with children with warmth, care and understanding. has experience of working within the Foundation Stage and / or KS1 or who is passionate to start this a their career has skills in communicating and developing positive relationships with children, parents and colleagues must be able to work as part of a team and demonstrate initiative has the ability to support a stimulating environment and exciting curriculum Hindhayes is an infant School for children aged 4 - 7yrs. We are a committed, supportive, hardworking and dedicated team of staff. We offer a fantastic team environment where the well-being of staff is always supported and the best interests of children are at the centre of everything we do. If you are interested, we would love to meet you! Visits to the setting are strongly encouraged. Closing Date for applications: 8th December 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed If there are any questions please feel to contact the Hindhayes School Office on Office@Hidnhayes.co.uk or call (01458) 442978
27 November 2023
December 2 week holiday – Food vouchers for FSM eligible children: Dear All – As you may be aware the Director for Children's Services has agreed to fund Free School Meal vouchers for the upcoming December 2023 2 week Holiday. This means that Hindhayes will be allocated some funds from the Government and for these families, I have organised for you to receive your child's voucher electronically via email from Friday 15th December. The funding allocated is £10 per child, per week for the holiday period. For any families where your financial circumstances may have changed or you are unsure of your entitlement, you can contact the school office by emailing (Office@Hindhayes.co.uk). Alternatively, please complete this link below which is a very straightforward online form, which takes less than 5 minutes to complete and will go directly to colleagues at County Hall to check eligibility: https://www.somerset.gov.uk/children-families-and-education/school-life/free-school-meals/ For eligible families, it means you receive the support you are entitled to as well as Hindhayes receiving the correct funding into the budget at this increasingly challenging period for all schools. If there are any queries or you need any help, please contact the school office through the above email.
23 November 2023
We still have some spaces left for our Family Quiz! Elmhurst families are also more than welcome to join, the more the merrier! Please register your team by contacting the school office.
21 November 2023
Dear all, We can confirm that Christmas Holiday Club is now bookable through ParentMail. This will be running from Monday 18th December to Thursday 21st. The sessions will run from 9 - 1pm or 9 - 3pm. A healthy lunch will be provided for all children booked in. All FSM/Pupil Premium children are able to book their free slots via ParentMail. Thank you.
20 November 2023
Morning all, Don't forget about our Family Quiz on Friday evening! If you are interested, please pop into the office
17 November 2023
Keep voting everybody! So close to winning!
14 November 2023
13 November 2023
Please vote for Hindhayes, the children would absolutely love it!
31 October 2023
Babies and children don't come with an instruction manual, mainly because they are all different. Think about it, how do we learn to parent? Generally we reflect back to how we were parented ourselves or the advice we are given from friends or family. Acceptable behaviour of children therefore tends to be based on behaviourism and can miss out on how to manage a child's emotions. It is not about children getting away with something, it's about teaching. The noun 'discipline' comes from the Latin word discipulus, which means "student, learner, or follower in other words to teach. Children give us a great deal of pleasure, but they also can come with some challenges. As parents, we are always striving to do our best to support them. We know that children's brains are sponges and they are constantly soaking up information. From this, they are learning, making pathways in their brain, constructing habits and routines. This is why it is so important, that we as parents want to give our child or children the best start in their lives. This is not always easy because there will always be hurdles and obstacles that we encounter. This could be our own personal lives or environmental factors. Tuning in to Kids is looking at how, we as parents, talk to our child or children. If children are encouraged not to dismiss their emotions or shut them out, if they are taught to put their feelings into words and empathise with others, then we are teaching them Emotional Intelligence. Emotional intelligence is so important because it helps create friendships, develop connections and builds resilience. All based on DR. John Gotmann's 5 steps to emotion coaching and Danie Siegel's hand model of the brain and neuroscience behind the how the brain works. Finally, What if we were told that in order to look after our children better, we had to look after ourselves first? I sometimes tell parents, that if they were in an aeroplane and for some reason the oxygen levels fell and the oxygen masks dropped down, what would they do? The protective instinct is probably to put them on our children first, then we've passed out. What use are we then? We must put on our own oxygen mask first before helping our children. In other words we need to look after our own wellbeing in order to best look after our children. Raising children is an important job, and looking after yourself helps you do the job well. That's because looking after yourself physically, mentally and emotionally gives you the energy you need to help your child grow and thrive. I will be running 'Tuning in to Kids' which is Free for three consecutive Wednesdays at 6:30pm – 8:00pm, Wednesday 1st November 2023, 8th November 2023 & 15th November 2023. This will be at Hindhayes Infants School. Refreshments will be provided. Please can you email me email@example.com or contact the school office if you are interested in attending!