Mission, Vision & Values Our Mission For every pupil to receive the highest quality education and be supported in becoming highly effective and successful members of society. Our Vision Providing learning which recognises the value of developing the whole person. Our Values Our values are the foundation for all learning and interactions at Hawkesfarm Academy. We expect all members of our learning community; staff, parents and carers, children and visitors to always show our values. Our Motto 'Academic success goes hand in hand with personal and social development' STEP Values We also recognise our STEP values, which are shared across our academy trust. We teach children that these are our family values. They are: Passion: Passionate about learning Urgency: We recognise the importance of every moment Positivity: We spread positivity to all around us Aspiration: We dare to be great Commitment: We are committed to improving and progressing Our Aims Underpinning all we do is a belief that every moment a child is in school must be used effectively — if time is wasted, it is lost forever and cannot be given back. Therefore we structure our systems and procedures to ensure that we use every minute of every day effectively. We are developing an exciting curriculum that embraces the range of our pupils’ backgrounds and cultures, whilst always holding at its core the imperatives of reading, writing, speaking and listening and having confidence and a deep understanding of mathematics. We also work with urgency to support our pupils in becoming highly effective and successful members of society by developing an environment that is underpinned with the core values that our pupils will need to achieve their full potential in life. Hawkes Farm has a large site with a playing field, two playgrounds, a heated swimming pool and a wildlife garden. We are also fortunate to have a thriving Parent/Teacher Association called ‘Friends of Hawkes Farm’ who put on many exciting events throughout the year. Hawkes Farm is a wonderful school with that real ‘community’ feeling, where the success of every child matters. Indeed, it is the children who make our Academy such a special place. The website is something of a ‘window’ into our world here at Hawkes Farm and we hope you enjoy it. However nothing can match first-hand experience – so come and see us! Ring the school office on 01323 841466 to make an appointment for you to meet our Headteacher, Mr. Jeremy Meek, and visit the school – you can be assured of a warm welcome!