Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Key Priorities

We feel, as a school, that it is important to share our vision and our key priorities. Having key priorities in place does not mean that other areas of the school community / curriculum will not still be worked on, however it is vitally important that we have a number of priorities that we focus on and drive forward throughout the year to further improve the school and the education that we provide the children with at Hillcroft.

Hillcroft School is part of the multi academy trust GLF and works extremely closely with the local group of Chalklands’ Schools (Chestnut Park, Whyteleafe, Warlingham Village and Marden Lodge) under the executive headship of Mr Williams.  Working so closely ensures that all five schools greatly benefit from the shared expertise across the Chalklands’ group, whilst at the same time retaining the unique identity of Hillcroft.

Chalklands’ Key Priorities 2022/23

  • Provide an exceptional, broad & balanced and aspirational curriculum that provides ALL children with a diverse and rich set of memorable experiences
  • Develop inspirational and innovative leaders, at all levels, that continually strive for excellence
  • Promote exceptional behaviour and attitudes that supports learners to learn and teachers to teach
  • Continue to drive the positive culture of developing highly effective teaching. 
  • To instil aspiration and high expectations for learning to empower every child to be effective global citizens.


Pedagogy Focus 22/23: 

Aut 1: Cognitive Load and Relationships  

Aut 2: Modelling, Explaining, Instructing 

Spr 1: Language 

Spr 2: Retrieval 

Sum 1: Questioning

Sum 2: Support and Challenge

Hillcroft Focus Areas 22/23: 

  • Chalklands Curriculum
  • Quality of Education (Lowest 20%)
  • Highly effective leadership at all levels (Focus: Early Years, Early Reading, Middle leadership) 
  • Core subject priorities (Focus: Maths fluency, Handwriting, Oracy)
  • Pupil voice (Quality of Education)