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Vision, Values and Aims of the School  


Ventrus Ltd

Hemyock Primary School, which became an academy in September 2013, and is a member of Ventrus.

“The Primary Academies Trust changed its name to Ventrus in December 2016 to reflect the fact that the multi academy trust now includes an institution of secondary education, as well as institutions of primary education.” whose aim is to deliver excellence in education through collaborative working and mutual accountability.

Each of the schools has its own Head of School and these school leaders work closely together to ensure that we deliver a curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils and that opportunities for our pupils are broad and challenging. In addition there is an Executive Leadership team for Ventrus as a whole, which comprises the CEO of the Trust, Mr Gary Chown, four Executive Headteachers, Head of HR , a Head of Finance and a Head of Premises.  The Executive team oversees and supports school improvement for all our schools, at a local Level Mrs Helen Nicholls works with Mrs Hannah Smith to ensure that Hemyock Primary School continues to provide an excellent level of education for our pupils.

Staff and governors of our school benefit hugely from working within a family of schools. Ventrus operates ‘Best Practice Networks’ in a variety of subjects, aspects and phases within Primary Education. The opportunity to work in partnership to shape and develop one’s own practice, and the practice of others, has a profound effect on the quality of education that we are able to provide at Hemyock Primary School.

For the children in Ventru schools, there are regular opportunities to work and play with children from all of the schools. Whether it be on a Gifted and Talented day for mathematicians, or a musical event or in the sporting arena, our pupils benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of a large group of talented and skilled teachers and assistants.

(Click here to read more about Ventrus).