The Pioneer Federation consists of East Hoathly Church of England Primary School, Chiddingly Primary School, St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School and Park Mead Primary School. Click here for the Federation development timeline. Whilst preserving each school’s unique characters, we all work closely together to drive the development of provision and wellbeing across the four schools and hopefully plan to extend to involve other schools in the future.
Pioneer Vision & Values
Our vision is for our children to be the best they can be in all they do, and to value learning as creative and irresistible experiences that underpin their aspirations for great futures. We are all focused on providing equal opportunities for all our children and believing that anything is possible.
Our shared vision and set of values† that underpin all that we do have a central focus on creative, innovative and engaging teaching that develops a love and interest in learning and promotes whole federation community wellbeing. Our children learn to respect and appreciate the world around them, so they leave us as conscientious 21st Century citizens of the world.
Across all schools, Pioneer Federation teachers work collaboratively to design lessons and activities that engage children in meaningful experiences. Our Church Schools work closely with the Diocese of Chichester, under God’s rule and following the example of Jesus.
The Pioneer Curriculum Framework has been designed to ensure that all children, no matter their ability, background or starting point, are provided with the opportunities to build on learning term-on-term, year-on-year.
Each term has a focussed topic theme in which the National Curriculum skills and knowledge from the different subjects are carefully aligned to ensure a correlated cross-curricular approach to children’s learning. Staff work in partnership with each other across all schools by sharing planning and resources, and supporting each other to be the best we can be in all we do. Through carefully planned questioning, teachers are able to skilfully guide children through a journey of learning that culminates in a secure understanding of a given concept.
Positive attitudes, a strong sense of self, a clear sense of purpose and, importantly, a sense of belonging, are prerequisites to effective learning.
At Pioneer, we are committed to establishing learning environments that not only stimulate and engage, but also engender a sense of purpose and identity.
†Our federation values are ‘achievement for all, learning together, learning for life’.
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East Hoathly Church of England Primary School
Chiddingly Primary School
St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School
Park Mead Primary School
Pioneer Federation Facts
We are a growing federation of schools. To date we are:
Pioneer KS2 Average 2022 Outcomes at Expected Standard
Writing 82% (National 69%) Progress Score +1.5 (East Sussex Schools -0.91)
Reading 78% (National 74%) Progress Score +1.14 (East Sussex Schools -0.92)
Maths 79% (National 71%), Progress Score +0.01 (East Sussex Schools -1.34)
Click here to see 2022 Pioneer Outcome Chart.
At the Pioneer Federation, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children and we expect all staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment. If you have any concerns about the welfare of a child, please email the Designated Safeguarding Lead for East Hoathly (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chiddingly (email@example.com), St Mary’s (dsl‑firstname.lastname@example.org) or Park Mead (email@example.com).