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  • KS1 Building
  • East Wickham 5

About Our School

Caring - Supporting - Achieving 

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Mrs J. Whiley  Mrs S. Manzi Mrs M. Moore
Head of KS1 & EYFS  Head Teacher  Head of KS2

Our School Aims and Objectives

  • Create a safe and stimulating environment which reflects our values and promotes high self esteem and sense of community.
  • Build strong collaborative partnerships with our families and the local community.
  • Provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum that combines excellence in teaching with enjoyment of learning.
  • Recognise and plan for a range of learning styles and interests, to ensure that all children have equal access to the curriculum and reach their potential.
  • Promote lifelong learning through high quality CPD for all staff and by developing a learning culture throughout the school.
  • Promote social, cultural, moral and spiritual development, supporting pupils and staff to become responsible members of society.

Values Based Learning Community

EWPA is a values based community. This means that we promote and teach a set of values to our children that will ensure they develop the skills to equip them as good citizens of the future. We support our curriculum with a set of values that are woven into the teaching and learning in order to develop improved social and emotional skills that will promote behaviour and attitude.

Our values are promoted in the everyday life of the school.  Each month we lead a special assembly to introduce the value for the month. Teachers also explicitly teach the ‘Value of the Month’ in PSHE lessons. Wherever possible the value is taught in other areas of the curriculum. Most importantly, adults in the school ensure they are role models for each of the values.

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British Values at EWPA

EWPA has an obligation under section 78 of the Education Act (2002) which requires all schools, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development of children at our school.

In June 2014, the Secretary of State for Education announced that schools would be required to actively promote British values from September 2014.

The DfE have recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values.’

The government originally set out its definition of British values in their Prevent Strategy and the Prime Minister has reiterated these this year.

The British Values are defined as:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

At EWPA we are committed to actively promoting British values and this forms part of our wider work in school with children in relation to their Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education (SMSC). At the heart of these values, lie good relationships in which staff and children work together towards common goals.  Much work was already in place to support and embed these values and it is our aim to ensure we effectively share this with children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community.  These values are integral to our school vision and ethos, they are reinforced regularly in a variety of ways.

Aims and objectives:

At EWPA we aim to:

  • Actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
  • Encourage children to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
  • Ensure that principles are actively promoted which:

*enable children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence

*enable children to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England

*encourage children to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initative and understand how   they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality in which the school is situated and to society more widely

*enable children to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England

*promote tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling children to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and others cultures

*encourage respect for other people, paying particular regard to the protected characteristics set out in the Equality Act 2010

*encourage respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England

  • Prevent the promotion of partisan political views in the teaching of any subject in the school and take such steps as are reasonably practical to ensure that where political issues are brought to the attention of the children they are offered a balanced presentation of opposing views. This should be:

*while they are in attendance at the school

*while they are taking part in extra curricular activities which are provided or organised by or on behalf of the school

*in the promotion at the school, including through the distribution of promotional material, of extra curricular activities taking place at the school or elsewhere.

  • Protect children and young people against the messages of all violent extremism including but not restricted to those linked to Islam ideology, far right/neo nazi/White supremacist ideology etc.

 

Roles and responsibilities

The Governors and staff at EWPA will:

  • Ensure that the fundamental British Values are embedded as an integral part of the ethos and culture of the school.
  • Challenge opinions or behaviours in school by children, staff, visitors, volunteers or parents that are contrary to fundamental British values, including extremist views.
  • Ensure that all visitors to EWPA are screened to ensure that they do not attempt to promote systems that undermine fundamental British values including extremism and radicalisation.
  • Ensure that our children understand that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their well-being and safety and that while different people may hold different view about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong', all people living in England are subject to its law.
  • Teach our children about the democracy and the rule of English civil and criminal law and will not teach anything that undermines it.
  • Ensure that all children within the school, regardless of age, have a voice that is listened to.
  • Demonstrate how democracy works and by developing an understanding of how citizens can influence decision making by actively promoting democratic processes such as electing a school council whose members are voted for by the children.
  • Reinforce fundamental British values through the values based curriculum.
  • Ensure that our children are taught a balanced RE curriculum, that is broadly Christian but, which also takes account of the teaching and practices of the other principle religions represented in Britain.
  • Ensure that our children understand that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law.
  • Ensure that we develop a tolerance and understanding of different faiths, cultures and beliefs by visiting places of worship, inviting visiting speakers to the school and using teaching resources from a wide variety of sources to help children understand a range of faiths.
  • Enable our children to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to our local community and life in modern Britain.
  • Enable our children to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in the community of the school E.g. supporting younger children in lessons and delivering extra-curricular activities.
  • Deliver a balanced programme of assemblies which promote children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, providing clear guidance on what is right and what is wrong.
  • Ensure an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination, extremism and radicalisation.
  • Ensure that there are effective risk assessments and screening policies and procedures in place to safeguard and promote children’s welfare against the threat of extremism and radicalisation.

 

Building Character at EWPA

At EWPA we strongly believe that our role as educators extends beyond academic achievement. It is our duty to develop and build character in all our children ensuring that each and every child is enabled to reach their full potential.

We do this through our Values Based Learning and British Values along with a Growth Mindset approach to learning. We endeavour to develop resilliance and a positive attitude towards making mistakes and learning from them, in order to instill lifelong learning skills.

Please refer to our Growth Mindset page.

Our children work hard to develop these skills and attitudes and look forward to our celebration assembly each week where we celebrate their learning with them and award certificates.

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Organisation

East Wickham Primary Academy is a 3-form entry school with a maximum of 630 children in the main school. The children are divided mainly by age into 21 classes. Classes have a maximum number of 30 children per class. The Nursery classes take 26 children each morning and afternoon session.

Every class has one teacher and is supported by at least 1 Teaching Assistant (TA).

Both buildings comprise of well-equipped classrooms and large assembly halls, which is also used for lunchtime meals, dance, games and PE.

Disabled Access

There is step-free access to both the KS1 and KS2 buildings.

 

New Entrant Information 2016

For information relating to new school entries, please refer to this document

 

TKAT Annual Accounts

To view the TKAT annual accounts and reports, please follow this link http://www.tkat.org/93/documents

 

Our Accreditations

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The Kemnal Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 7348231.  It’s registered address is, The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 5AA.  East Wickham Primary Academy (EWPA) is a business name used by The Kemnal Academies Trust.