Redlands Primary School

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Headteacher Message

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends

Welcome to Redlands Primary School. We are a values-based community primary school which celebrates the exciting and diverse population which we serve. We are situated in the heart of Reading, close to the University and Royal Berkshire Hospital. We have a nursery which offers 20 morning or 20 afternoon places for children from the age of 3, and our school provides full time tuition for children from the age of 4 to 11 years. At the time of writing we have 238 pupils on the school roll and over 40 languages spoken in school which we consider to be a wonderful learning opportunity for our children.

At Redlands we are convinced that the emotional wellbeing of all members of our school community forms the basis of success. For this reason we give high priority to the personal, social, moral and ethical education of our children. With this strong foundation they are able to develop into active, engaged learners and responsible global citizens. We aim to foster a ‘growth mindset’ culture at Redlands. The children understand that, in order to learn, they must be brave and make mistakes, and this allows them to tackle challenges they wouldn't have attempted before. We truly believe a fixed mindset is a huge barrier to learning. Those with a ‘fixed’ mindset will only tackle tasks which they know, in advance, they will succeed at. Those with a ‘growth’ mindset will not only willingly tackle difficult tasks, but will actively thrive on them. Our aim therefore must be to develop a growth mindset for all our pupils, for ourselves and for all adults involved in working with the children.

Our school provides a stimulating, creative, enriched curriculum which challenges all children to achieve both academically and socially. We benefit from strong partnerships with parents and members of our community and we aim, in return, to play our part in local life. We firmly believe that Redlands has something very special to offer. We very much welcome visits so please come and see the school in action, and, in the meantime, enjoy browsing our website!

We look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes

Mrs Shabana Aslam