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Welcome Letter

Welcome to Kingsacre Primary School and thank you for looking at our website.

Our friendly, popular and successful school has just celebrated our 30th anniversary and we are working hard to make sure the school continues to be sucessful for the next 30 years.  We have an experienced and enthusiastic staff who work hard in partnership with the parents to give children the best possible education so that, when they leave us, they are fully prepared to take full advantage of every opportunity their future lives offer them.

Our main aim is to prepare children to be successful in their lives by preparing them with the skills and attitudes they will need:

The ability to present themselves confidently and in an inspiring way -  The children take part in class assemblies twice a year from the youngest age and in these they will talk about their work in front of the whole school and their parents (they also get the chance to show off all their work on a one to one basis afterwards over a cup of tea).  We get a lot of positive feedback from the schools that children move on to about their confidence, work ethic and good manners.

Respect for themselves and others - We expect high standards of behaviour and manners from all children and all adults in our school.  Our children also have an excellent reputation for politeness and good behaviour on the many offsite visits they take part in.

A sense of responsibility - Children take on a variety of responsibilities both in class and for the whole school as they grow, for example leading play at lunchtimes and helping supervise younger children at mealtimes.  This encourages them to nurture and care for others.

A firm grounding in literacy and numeracy skills which they can apply in different situations - High quality teaching in these areas, carefully planned and coordinated across the year groups, and practised across all subjects ensure that the children can confidently express themselves and solve problems.

A breadth of understanding of the world around them - A broad and balanced curriculum ensures that they develop a good understanding of the world while enjoying exciting and inspiring learning opportunities.

Problem solving and creativity - A problem solving approach is a feature of the school whether as part of the curriculum or through conflict resolution when children fall out.

Independence and team working skills - The children are encouraged to stretch and challenge themselves in all their learning, and in some of their work they will need to cooperate effectively to succeed.  Children are encouraged to develop and manage their own games at dinner times.

At any point where children are struggling with any of the above they will be supported by our excellent team of teaching assistants who, under the guidance of the class teachers, deliver small intervention groups to ensure that they make the required progress.

If you would like your child to attend a school where:

Children's individual needs are well catered for across the whole spectrum including those with special needs, learning difficulties and gifted and talented.

All children are challenged and stretched in their work.
Each year group is a single class and the children move up the school together.
Older children look after the younger ones and they all take pride in being caring, polite, helpful and hardworking.
New children are welcomed in and looked after by everyone.
The behaviour is of a high standard.
The school's setting is beautiful, from green playing fields to attractive wooded areas.  
Parents are welcome in the school to talk to teachers and raise any queries.There is enthusiastic support from parents we have a very active friends committee who organise all sorts of fun and fundraising and families take an enthusiastic part in dressing up days and charity fundraisers.  
There are lots of outdoor learning opportunities for all classes to make use of our wooded area for shelter building and woodcrafts, our outdoor play equipment and the inside/outside space for Reception and Class 1, all of which provides inspiration for writing and a fun approach to learning.
Children go on regular day and residential trips which enhance and maximise their learning (classes have been to the Eden Project, Saunton beach - for beach studies and surfing, local farms, Rosemoor gardens, Torrington 1646, Barton Hall adventure acivitity centre and many others).
There are established traditions which support children in achieving their best in all areas of their lives.
Every child's progress is carefully monitored and analysed (short term support groups are used to support any child who is having difficulties, whatever their ability).
Teachers and teaching assistants know the children and families very well (from Year 2 the children have the same teaching assistant until they leave the school).
Administration staff are welcoming and helpful and I am available first thing most mornings if parents need to speak to me.
Children have lots of after school opportunities, sporting, creative and environmental.
Your child receives a report mid way through the year, which gives you, your child and the teacher the opportunity to work on any issues identified.
There is an open door policy which means that you can speak to someone if there is an urgent problem ....then please contact us on 01271 815485 and I will be happy to show you around the school and talk throgh the arrangements necessary to admit your child to our school.
 
Steve Morgan
Headteacher