All applications for places in our school must be made through the Local Authority, Essex County Council. Admissions can be contacted on Tel: 033301 32244 or via www.essex.gov.uk. Please read the School Admission Policies Directory North East Essex, available on their site, for full details of admissions into our school .
Lexden Primary School offers enhanced provision of 18 places for children with a hearing impairment who have an (EHCP) Education Health Care Plan. Applications for one of these places should be made through the Statutory Assessment Service in the first instance.
The school also has a 26 place Nursery Class. Children are eligible for a place (subject to availability) from the term after their third birthday. The school manages applications for nursery places, please go to the Nursery tab on this website for more information.
This policy has been developed to:
promote good behaviour, self-discipline and respect;
provide guidance to staff;
promote partnership with parents;
promote school improvement;
comply with national legislation.
The Governing Body of Lexden Primary School recognises the valuable contribution that a wide range of additional activities, including trips, clubs and residential experiences can make towards pupils' education. The Governing Body aims to promote and provide such activities both as part of a broad and balanced curriculum for the pupils of the school and as additional optional activities.
Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children and, in conjunction with other agencies, they play a vital role in safeguarding children during the current emergency arrangements. This policy is an addition to our existing Child Protection Policy and has been produced to cover arrangements in place during school closure due to COVID-19.
Schools and their staff form part of the wider safeguarding system for children. Everyone who comes into contact with children and their families and carers has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility effectively, all professionals should make sure their approach is child centred. This means that they should consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child.
The governing body and school is committed to a policy of equality and aims to ensure that no employee, job applicant, pupil or other member of the school community is treated less (or more) favourably on grounds of sex, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability or religious belief.
This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education issued under Section 175 of the Education Act 2002, the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and the Non-Maintained Special Schools (England) Regulations 2015. Schools and colleges must have regard to it when carrying out their duties to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This means that they should comply with it unless exceptional circumstances arise.
Visitors are welcome to Lexden Primary School. They make a contribution to the life and work of the school in many different ways. The learning opportunities and experience they bring are encouraged and appreciated. It is the school’s responsibility, however, to ensure that the security and welfare of its pupils is not compromised at any time. The school is equally responsible to the whole school community for ensuring that visitors comply with the guidelines.
Purpose of the Plan
The purpose of this plan is to show how Lexden Primary School intends, over time, to increase the accessibility of our school for disabled pupils/staff/visitors.
Any Information on the website can be provided in hard copy free of charge.
The Governing Body
Full Governing Body Members
Should you wish to contact a member of the Governing Body, please either telephone the school (01206 573519) or send an email to: email@example.com
Local Authority Governor Janet Ortega (Chair of Curriculum and Pupil Relate Matters Committee)
Co-opted Governor Mike Poole (Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee)
Co-opted Governor Marie Morris
Co-opted Governor Matt Simpkins
Co-opted Governor Dominic Green
Co-opted Governor Helen Hudson
Co-opted Governor & Chair of Governors Michael Puttick
Co-opted Governor & Vice Chair of Governors Catherine Gregory
Parent Governor vacancy
Parent Governor Emily Gilbertson
Staff Governor Lindsey Patterson
Headteacher Alex Candler
Associate Members (Deputy Headteachers) Zoe Emson-Sewell and Scarlett Puttick
Clerk Sharon Ivil
General Data Protection Regulations