September 2024 Intake: Open mornings and Open Evening
Wednesday 15th November 9.15-10.30am
Wednesday 15th November 6-7pm
Wednesday 29th November 9.15-10.30am
We are looking forward to meeting you at one of these events, please call to notify the School Office which event you will be attending.
Welcome to Heene Church of England (Aided) Primary School
Welcome to Heene Church of England Primary School! As Headteacher, I am delighted to welcome you to our website and to our school.
We are blessed to be situated here in the heart of the central Worthing community. We have so much close by; our two churches (St Botolph's and St Matthew's) with whom we work so closely, our park opposite the school, local businesses and the beach a short walk away.
Our vision is: 'Learning together, loving others, guided by God'.
We are a vibrant community where everyone is valued and where all talents are celebrated. Every pupil is unique and together we form a harmonious and vibrant school. Our newly revised values are:
At Heene School, we always put kindness first. We think this is a great rule for life.
These are the six values that we, the staff and Governors, want to help your child develop during their time at our school. All our learning is linked to these values in some way.
I joined the school in September 2023, after 18 years of successful headship in East Sussex. Our newly created leadership team, and team of great teachers and support staff, are excited about the rapid improvements that we are making in our school, now that we are part of the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust. We are a happy school, improving rapidly each day.
Whether you are a current parent, or looking for a school place for your child, I would be delighted to show you our wonderful school. Please contact our school office for a tour of the school or book to visit on one of our Open Days or the Open Evening in November. Please see the details for these on the banner at the top of the website).
I look forward to welcoming you and your child soon.
Linda Appleby Senior Education Leader (SEL), DCAT Interim Headteacher at Heene CE Primary School, Worthing
Prayers for our school
19/11/23 Over the last few weeks, we have been praying about our school’s Values. These Values are reflected in Collective Worship, Class Prayers and permeate throughout the activities undertaken each day. This week in our prayers we consider the Value of Confidence. We pray that our children will grow in self-confidence as they become more confident in their learning and in their friendships.
Dear Lord, may those who pass through the doors of our school be confident of your presence as they go about the busy-ness of each day. Amen
06/11/23 Last week, we prayed that our staff and children would be encouraged to embrace challenge. However, challenging situations can be difficult to deal with and sometimes bring with them a fear of failure. Yet, it is by facing challenges head on that we find out what we can achieve. Another of our school values is Resilience; the ability to experience challenges and learn to deal with them positively. Nelson Mandela said this, ‘Do not judge me by my success. Judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.’
Dear Lord, when we are afraid of falling, support us as we learn to be resilient. Amen
30/10/23 As our school prepares to welcome back staff and pupils after the half term break, we pray that all will feel ready to embrace all the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. As evenings continue to draw in, we thank you Lord that our school offers a loving, safe and warm environment. Another of our school’s values is Confidence.
Dear Lord, we ask that our families may continue to have confidence in all that our school offers and that each child may grow in confidence as they learn and play together. Amen
The world seems to be in turmoil at the moment. The news is full of pictures of families experiencing extreme hardship. It is difficult for our children to make sense of all that they see and hear. So we pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we try and help them to see that we are all one big family, created to care for one another. One of our school values is kindness and so our children are encouraged to put this into practice wherever they happen to be.
Dear Lord, show us how to be kind to each other. We pray for children who live in fear that they may be encouraged, by acts of loving kindness, to face the future with hope. Amen
09/10/23 Our school continues to develop new and exciting ways of encouraging our children to flourish during their time at Heene. So we pray for the team of teachers and support staff who, under Linda Appleby’s guidance, are implementing plans to inspire a thirst for knowledge across all age groups. We thank you, Lord, for their enthusiasm and skills. We pray too for our children as they make fresh discoveries, praying that their families will feel supported in the nurturing of the children in their care.
Dear Lord, in a time of change, we ask that you will enfold us in your unchanging love as we seek to do your will. Amen
St Botolph’s Church has a long-standing relationship with our school. Over the last year the church has welcomed the whole school for significant occasions and celebrations. To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the church’s presence in Heene, Year 3 and year 6 have prepared a birthday banner as a gift to share in our celebrations. We look forward to sharing worship with the church with our vision of ‘Learning Together, Loving Others, Guided by God.’
Dear Lord, we pray for our school community as it continues on its journey of faith. Amen
This week we pray for those who deal with the finances of our school. Last year there were many calls on our resources which have challenged our budget, as they have for the budgets of many of our school community. As we become embedded into the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust, we pray for those whose responsibility is to prioritise needs and requirements against the money available.
Dear Lord, in your loving mercy, grant them wisdom in the choices they are going to have to make. May they be guided by you in all their decisions. Amen