Teaching

We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching. Our staff are all experienced professionals who are totally committed to the Hopelands ethos, who believe that to nurture each child is to build confidence and a love of learning. We successfully combine traditional teaching of core subjects - English, Science, Mathematics, Geography and History - with a modern approach to new subjects - Verbal Reasoning, Information and Communication Technology and Design Technology.

Small class sizes and dedicated specialist teachers ensure that the needs of all pupils are met both academically and socially. We aim to inspire our children in all aspects of life and show them that the school motto “I Can, I Will, I Do” can lead them to being happy, successful and confident young people of the future. We focus on encouraging enthusiasm and a sense of purpose in all children. Children participate in regular field trips, activity holidays and sports' matches.

We have specialist teachers in English, science, mathematics, music, art, dance, drama, and PE. Hopelands has been recognised by the Arts Council, who awarded the school with Gold in the highly acclaimed Artsmark Award. We have won several awards at the Cheltenham Festival in recent years with performances from our choir and drama groups. The children also collaborate with a local special needs school in the Stroud Dance Festival every year which always receives a standing ovation.

The school’s special education needs teachers help children with both learning difficulties and those with gifted abilities. Extra-mathematics classes are offered together with one to one tuition.

Teaching