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Headteacher's Welcome

It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself to you as the Headteacher of Heathlands Church of England Primary School and welcome you to our school website on behalf of our pupils, staff and governors. As Headteacher, my three core priorities are to ensure all members of the Heathlands’ community feel safe, are happy in school and are able to learn.  


Heathlands was founded in 1858 to serve the village of West Bergholt and our aim is to provide the best possible education for every child within the context of a caring, inclusive Christian community. We are passionate about developing the whole child and strive to provide a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum enriched through a wide range of opportunities to the develop the social, moral, spiritual and cultural knowledge and skills of all our children and prepare them for further education and life in modern Britain.


During their time at Heathlands, we instill our core Christian Values of Trust, Respect, Enjoyment, Courage and Kindness (TRECK) in our children and also Visible Learning characteristics including resilience, hard work, and the desire to always improve. These values and characteristics prepare them for the challenges and opportunities of life beyond primary school. We are proud of our commitment to Pupil Voice and believe that all children should feel confident to share their ideas, skills and talents. Our school vision, 'Helping Everyone Shine Their Light', is underpinned by Matthew 5:14-16 which reminds us that we all have our own light which we should let shine for all to see: 


‘You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 

Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.’  

Matthew 5:14-16 


At Heathlands, we understand the vital role parents and carers play in their children’s education and development. For this reason, we look to build strong relationships with parents and carers through regular, positive communication as well as also welcoming constructive feedback for us to reflect and act upon.  


Once you have spent time in our school community, you realise how truly special it is so please contact the school office to sign up to one of our tours or to arrange a visit. 


We hope you find our website interesting and informative and we encourage you to come back regularly to find out about all the fantastic things our children have been learning. 


Take care and God Bless, 


Joseph Fielder 



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