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Orchard Lea Junior School is a two form entry junior school situated in Fareham, Hampshire. At present, there are 234 children on roll with eight class teachers, An Executive Headteacher and head of school. We also have a fantastic support team who work closely to assist the children and teaching staff. 
The school is very fortunate to benefit from extensive grounds with two playgrounds, a basketball court, an outside work area, a conservation area and a large field. Recently, we have been working hard with our parents and local community to develop our outside areas. These now include a fire pit and outdoor reading area. 

We are committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where each one of our pupils can achieve their potential and flourish academically and socially. We have high expectations of all our pupils and endeavour to nurture their self-confidence and self-esteem so that they can develop to their full potential. 

This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

Our New Values
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Our  Federation values:  


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Our Federation Aims

Our strategic aims:  

Our aims are founded on our federation vision and values 

The Orchard Lea Federation strategy:

- shares and defines the vision of the federation for the next three years
-expands the federations strategic objectives
-defines key goals and measures that demonstrate success of the federation and each school
- underpins the strategic plan alongside an operational development plan with financial forecasts and management plans alongside two individual school improvement plans. 


Our vision: 

Our vision is to create a federation family that provides an excellent education for children from Year R to Year 6.

The federation will be forward thinking and innovative within the community we serve, so all children leave our care as well-rounded individuals able to achieve academic success and are well prepared for life in our modern world.

Every child, without exception, will leave the federation with values, skills, qualities and aptitudes that enable them to thrive in the future.

Our federation will be the school of choice and begin to be recognised at local, regional and national level as an example of excellence. 


We will: 

-  be a reflective community of learners who understand how children learn and develop into creative thinkers and problem solvers 

- be a community where high expectations, challenge, collaboration and cohesion, support and enable us to succeed  

 -  provide opportunities and experiences to enable children, regardless of their starting point or circumstances, to experience learning success. 

-  provide an innovative, engaging and authentic curriculum that reflect the needs of our pupils and the community and world in which they live 

 - place the needs of our children at the heart of all decision making, caring for each and every child and their wellbeing 

 - respect and value staff, their development and wellbeing, encouraging them to flourish and be successful. 

- ensure quality provision for success in all areas of the curriculum, and particular emphasis on the arts and sport. 

- be proactive and look to the future, innovatively changing and adapting to meet the needs of our school community to ensure success in all we do. 


Continuous improvement
Continuous raising of attainment and achievement of all pupils through quality provision across the federation from YR to Y6 

  • Outcomes above National average and at least in line with local averages consistently 

  • Good or better progress for all children from their starting points 

  • Close the gap for disadvantaged pupils so no child left behind 

  • Improved attendance to be at least in line with national averages 

  • Continuous, cohesive and progressive curriculum provision Year R to Year 6 

  • Continuous, cohesive teaching and learning approaches based on experienced and researched evidence 

  • Cohesive learning to learn strategy and policy – Learning behaviours 

  • Assessment for learning and formative assessment strategy 

  • Strong subject knowledge of all staff 

  • Leadership and staff development (inc governance) 

  • Inclusive and cohesive culture and strategy – SEND and behaviour 

  • Monitoring and evaluation strategy; cohesive and collaborative 

  • Outstanding safeguarding practice 


Collaboration and cohesion
A collaborative and cohesive approach to provide quality provision for all.

  • Seamless transition continuum from pre-school  to secondary school 

  • Professional development at all levels that meets the needs of staff and pupils impacting on outcomes and progress 

  • Continuous, cohesive and progressive curriculum provision from Year R to Year 6 

  • Continuous, cohesive teaching and learning approaches based on experienced and researched evidence 

  • Cohesive learning to learn strategy and policy – Learning behaviours 

  • Assessment for learning and formative assessment  strategy across the federation 

  • Leaders at all levels across the federation working together for success 

  • Communication strategy that is cohesive including online 

  • Voice of the school community is heard– parent, pupil, staff  

  • Collaboration with local and global community 

  • Sport and the arts – collaboration within and beyond the federation 

  • Subject leadership strategy for maximum impact and retention 

  • Cohesive reporting to parents strategy 

  • Structure of staff teams reflects the federation collaborative, cohesive aims 



Innovation and creativity

A federation provision and culture that inspires all within it. 

  • Innovative and creative approaches to teaching and learning to meet the needs of our pupils and our community 

  • Inspiring leadership at all levels 

  • Innovative and inspiring curriculum, that reflects the needs of our pupils and the modern world, providing the skills and knowledge for success in the future 

  • Using business models to enable growth and sustainable future of the federation 

  • Innovative approaches to development and provision of sport and the arts 

  • Future proof the federation and enable growth through innovative leadership and management  

  • Sustainable and engaging environments where people flourish and feel safe 

  • Innovative approaches to enable wellbeing, recruitment and retention of quality staff 

  • Innovative and creative approaches to professional development for all 

  • Sustainability of both schools and the federation through sound and robust financial planning and management 




Culture of care and wellbeing
A culture of family, where everyone is shown care and respect, encouraging self growth and resilience alongside a culture where we can take risks, challenging ourselves and each other. 


  • Reflective community of learners to learn from mistakes and grow through their mistakes 

  • An environment where everyone can take child centered, calculated risks, using innovative and creative approaches to problem solving without fear. 

  • A culture of care and respect for individuals, groups and the world 

  • Opportunities to grow in resilience and strategies to face challenge and change 

  • To provide a work life balance for all staff within the local and national agenda 

  • A safe and secure environment for all; where everyone can flourish and grow 

  • To support staff and leaders with knowledge and skills in self care and self growth 

  • Use the pillars of wellbeing to create a physical environment and routine for mentally well staff and pupils 

  • To be known locally and regionally for our caring, family ethos and provision.

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