An Introduction to our school Welcome to LAKES SCHOOL OF KIDS, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, through our website, to LAKES Primary and Nursery School. It will provide you with a range of information from our vision, aims and curriculum to our policies and practice. We also include lots of information and photographs of the work our pupils achieve and the visits and events they take part in. Our aim at Hillside is to provide an environment for each and every child where they feel safe, secure, happy and motivated to learn. In this way each child progresses academically as well as developing their own unique talents. Our 8 values are at the heart of our school. Creativity Pride Responsibility Confidence Perseverance Teamwork Aspiration Enjoyment Through these values we strive to ensure your child’s first steps on the ladder of education are happy and rewarding. We are part of the Flying High Trust and the Cot grave Candle by Lane Teaching School Alliance which involves us working together as a group of schools. Collaboration is at the heart of all we do and we share expertise across networks of schools for the benefit of all children and to drive continued school improvement. We pride ourselves on having a staff team committed to providing the best for every child. We encourage the children to develop confidence and independence by ensuring positive attitudes and high standards. In partnership with the whole school community, I am delighted and privileged to lead this forward looking organization into a future where, together, we continually strive to provide the support, opportunities and challenge which change children’s lives forever.