Year 6 swimming report
The Department for Education requires us to report specifically on how many pupils within our Year 6 cohort meet the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. At the end of 2021-22, 80% of our Year 6 cohort met this requirement.
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.
The purpose of this policy is to create pro-social experiences for children that will create pro social feelings. These in turn will generate behaviours that are positive to the child/children and their school community.
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. 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.
It is normal for some children and young people (CYP) to display sexualised behaviour towards their peers as they develop. However, sexualised behaviour between peers that has become harmful or abusive is unacceptable and must be addressed.
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.
It is important to the board that any suspected fraud, misconduct, malpractice or wrongdoing by workers or employees of the school is reported and properly dealt with. The board is committed to creating an open and supportive environment where individuals feel able to “speak up” about any genuine concerns regarding the alleged wrongful conduct of the employer, or about the conduct of a fellow employee, or any third party.
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The Governing Body
Local Authority Governor - Janet Ortega
Co-opted Governor -
Co-opted Governor - Matt Simpkins
Co-opted Governor - Helen Hudson
Co-opted Governor - Michael Puttick (Chair of Governors)
Co-opted Governor - Yamuna Nair
Co-opted Governor - Thusara Rajapakse
Parent Governor - Nicola Taylor
Parent Governor - Rebecca Tran
Staff Governor - Caroline Searle
Headteacher - Alex Candler
Associate Members (Deputy Headteachers) - Zoe Emson-Sewell and Scarlett Lloyd
Associate Member - Sarah Gilbranch
Clerk - Charmaine Scott
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