The Pioneer Federation Achievement for All, Learning Together, Learning for Life

East Hoathly | Chiddingly | St. Mary's | Park Mead

Federation INSET September 2023

The Pioneer Federation consists of East Hoathly Church of England Primary SchoolChiddingly Primary SchoolSt Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School and Park Mead Primary School. We will be going in partnership with Nutley Primary School from September 2024. See ‘partnership letter’. 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

‘Being the best that we can be in thriving communities and achieving fullness of life’

Pioneer Values

Ambition – Optimism – Resilience

Pioneer Ethos

‘Achievement for All, Learning Together, Learning for Life’

 

Ambition: Our Pioneer vision is for our children to be the ‘best they can be’ in all they do.

Optimism: Our children will value learning as a creative and irresistible experience that underpins their aspirations for great futures. We are all focused on providing equal opportunities for all our children and believing that anything is possible.

Resilience: Positive attitudes, a strong sense of self with a growth mindset, a clear sense of purpose and, importantly, a sense of belonging, are prerequisites to effective learning.

Our purpose at Pioneer is for all children to achieve their true potential ‘achievement for all’, lead happy and fulfilled lives and contribute positively to their communities and wider world, experiencing ‘life in its fullness’.

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 community wellbeing- ‘thriving community’. 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- ‘learning together’ – to design lessons and activities that engage children in meaningful experiences.

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.

Our Church Schools work closely with the Diocese of Chichester, under God’s rule and ‘following the example of Jesus’. In Matthew 19:26 & John 10:10, Jesus tells us He came to give us life in all its fullness and all things are possible with God, and we believe that we help give children the best start in their education by giving them the values, confidence & stepping stones they need to enjoy all the opportunities life has to offer. We believe that children live their best lives when they know that they are loved and are being loving; shown how to use their strengths so they can continuously work hard and strive for high achievements and are taught that being honest and living their lives by God’s example can lead to ‘life-long learning’ and positive change.

At Pioneer, we are committed to establishing learning environments that not only stimulate and engage, but also engender a sense of purpose and identity.

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East Hoathly Church of England Primary School

East Hoathly Church of England Primary School and Nursery is a small rural school set in extensive grounds in East Sussex. We are a half-form entry school made up of 5 classes, totalling 130 pupils - Ducklings and Rabbits (Nursery ages 2-4); Hedgehogs (Reception); Squirrels (Year 1 and 2); Foxes (Year 3 and 4) and Owls (Year 5 and 6). Our school values of Love, Strength, Wisdom and Truth form the basis of our ethos, education and environment and we look forward to welcoming you.

Chiddingly Primary School

Chiddingly Primary School is a community school in the stunning East Sussex village of Chiddingly, surrounded by beautiful countryside and a rich history. With 4 classes in total, we are a half-form entry school with 15 children per year group, totalling 105 pupils. Reception is a class on its own (Oak Class) with the other three classes being made up of Year 1 & 2 (Beech Class), Year 3 & 4 (Willow Class) and Year 5 & 6 (Sycamore Class). Visit our site to find out more about our small school with a big heart and we look forward to meeting you soon.

St Mary the Virgin Church of England Primary School

St Mary the Virgin CE Primary School is a Voluntary Aided school set in the beautiful village of Hartfield, surrounded by The Ashdown Forest. We are a half-form entry school with 15 children per year group, totalling 105 pupils. Reception is a class on its own (Maple Class) with the other three classes being made up of Year 1+2 (Cherry Class), Year 3+4 (Willow Class) and Year 5+6 (Lilac Class). Visit our site to find out more about our fantastic school and we look forward to meeting you soon.

Park Mead Primary School

Park Mead Primary School is a community school located in the small, rural, East Sussex village of Upper Dicker near Hailsham. We have 4 classes totalling 106 pupils. We are a half-form entry school with 15 children per year group. Reception is a class on its own with the other three classes being made up of Year 1 & 2 (Chestnuts) Year 3 & 4 (Maples) and Year 5 & 6 (Oaks). Visit our site to find out more about our wonderful school. We look forward to meeting you soon!

James Procter, Pioneer Executive Headteacher | office@pioneerfederation.co.uk

Alan Brundle, Pioneer Chair of Governors | abrundle@pioneerfederation.co.uk

Annette Funnell, Clerk to the Governors | clerk@pioneerfederation.co.uk

Sian Leahy, Pioneer Inclusion Manager | office@pioneerfederation.co.uk

Alice Briley is the
Head of School
at East Hoathly
and can be contacted at
office@easthoathly.e-sussex.sch.uk

Kayleigh Vile is the
Head of School
at Chiddingly
and can be contacted at
office@chiddingly.e-sussex.sch.uk

Jane Robinson is the
Head of School
at St Mary’s
and can be contacted at
office@st-maryhartfield.e-sussex.sch.uk

Heidi West is the
Head of School
at Park Mead
and can be contacted at
office@parkmead.e-sussex.sch.uk

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 (dsl@easthoathly.e-sussex.sch.uk),  Chiddingly (dsl@chiddingly.e-sussex.sch.uk), St Mary’s (dsl‑smv@pioneerfederation.co.uk) or Park Mead (dsl@parkmead.e-sussex.sch.uk).

Executive Headteacher – Pioneer Federation

Pioneer Federation Facts

We are a growing federation of schools. To date we are:

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Pioneer KS2 Average 2023 Outcomes at 'Expected Standard'

Writing 87% (National 71%) Pioneer Progress Score +1.4 (East Sussex Schools -1.16)
Reading 84% (National 73%) Pioneer Progress Score +0.8 (East Sussex Schools -0.82)
Maths 80% (National 73%) Pioneer Progress Score -1.3 (East Sussex Schools -1.65)
Pioneer Combined R,W&M 71% (National 59% and East Sussex 56%)

Click here to see 2023 Pioneer Outcome Chart.

Pioneer KS2 Average 2022 Outcomes at 'Expected Standard'

Writing 82% (National 69%) Pioneer Progress Score +1.5 (East Sussex Schools -0.91)
Reading 78% (National 74%) Pioneer Progress Score +1.14 (East Sussex Schools -0.92)
Maths 79% (National 71%) Pioneer Progress Score +0.01 (East Sussex Schools -1.34)

Click here to see 2022 Pioneer Outcome Chart.