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It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Paddle Academy website. Our mission is for all children, staff, parents and governors "to be the best you can be..!"  We are extremely proud of what we achieve at Paddle.


Paddle School is a very special place to learn and work.  It is a family where every individual is valued in their uniqueness and where their talents are nurtured and developed so that they can be the best they can be and achieve the very best outcomes to help them achieve in their life journey.


Our key priority is that every child and member of our Paddle Family is safe, healthy and happy to learn.  Children and staff create an environment with exceptionally high behaviour expectations, which create respect, trust and peace.  Our SUPER Learners encourage our children to understand what good learning looks like, how to be reflective learners, positive problem solvers and work effectively in a team, which in turn develops skills for life, personal development of the whole child and high academic achievement.


Our curriculum is carefully sequenced to provide the foundations and building blocks to support a progressive program of learning, giving our children the necessary skills and knowledge to keep themselves safe and to succeed in life.  Wider opportunities of first hand experiences support our ambitious curriculum to challenge and support learning; this provides real-life links, so that our pupils have real purpose in their learning and can make links to apply their learning.


Our exciting learning journey begins in Nursery, with our outstanding outdoor facilities and exciting learning opportunities. 


We would love to invite you to come and have a look round our beautiful school and begin a lifelong learning partnership with our creative and dedicated staff.  I look forward to welcoming you to our Paddle Family!


Mrs DFV Watson, Headteacher
B Ed (Hons), Dip Ed, Man Ed, NPQH