Saddleworth Primary School
Saddleworth Primary School is a small rural school situated 110km north of Adelaide in the Clare and Gilbert Valley of South Australia. The school familial background consists of a rural farming community as well as local residents who reside and work in the town and nearby areas. Establishing, developing and maintaining meaningful interactions with families, school and the community is a focus.
Staff believe that each child will succeed through experiencing and engaging in a broad and challenging curriculum; be surrounded by a safe, supportive learning environment with an enriching programme of extra- curricular activities and visits; be exposed to relevant, up to date learning resources and have an investigative approach to learning and a variety of teaching methodologies. This is achieved through maintaining learning partnerships between staff, parents and the wider community.
Since 2015, staff has led the focus on visible learning with a major focus continuing to be on staff and students giving each other feedback on their teaching and learning. The schools vision is to make sure learning intentions are clear and to provide students with a secure environment with quality relationships, a diversity of learning and programmes, to celebrate achievement and to provide an enjoyable learning environment.
Student voice is a focus with the Student Representative Council being elected by peers each term. School Captains and House Captains also have an integral part in the school’s decision making processes.
All students are on Individual Learning Plans (ILP) which are done in consultation between students, staff and parents.