At Meadlands we dream big. Our mantra is borrowed from our literary hero, Roald Dahl: “We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams”. And our motto is ‘Work Hard & Be Kind’.
But what do these words really mean to a Primary School in Ham? Well we know that the world we live in today will be a very different place in 10 or 20 years' time. Our children may have jobs that don’t even exist today and need skills that are only just emerging. While we can scarcely imagine what the world will be like in the future, we can be very sure that if they have self-motivation, independence, initiative, resilience, curiosity, imagination, determination and kindness they will be able to thrive no matter what life throws at them. These are the life-long behaviours that Meadlands has a responsibility to nurture and develop in our children, your children.
We dream big and we never rest on our laurels or stop developing, improving and innovating our curriculum to ensure we are delivering the new skills and knowledge that our children will need in the future. We know our children extremely well. At Meadlands learning is personalised and develops the children’s strengths and interests, we break down barriers and difficulties that the children might come across along the way.
Our children make outstanding progress in their lessons. They are proud of themselves and of each other. The children, parents, staff, leaders and governors all strive for continuous improvement. Everyone is encouraged. Everyone is invited to contribute.
Our school is a harmonious place to be, where dreaming is nurtured because our children know that with hard work and kindness, every dream is possible.