Information, learning resources and correspondence from the school is available here.
I am delighted to be the new Headteacher here, and I wish to extend a warm welcome to everyone in our community.
School Ethos Statement
“Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at the parish and diocesan level. Building on our Christian foundation and in partnership with parents, we aim to provide a secure and creative environment where individuals are valued and nurtured, and are enabled to aspire to educational excellence. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experience we offer to all our pupils.’’
Ash Church of England VC Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all staff and volunteers share this commitment.
We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed here.
We follow the guidance from the DFE which means we may sometimes need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Rebecca Bennett (Headteacher) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Mandy Strong (EYFS teacher). The Governor with responsibility for safeguarding in our school in Mrs Shirley Coulter who is also the designated safeguarding lead at Scallywags.