Devonshire Primary School

Our vision statement:

Devonshire Primary School is a caring community enthusiastic for everyone's success


Welcome to our website

My name is Martin Kearsey and I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Devonshire Primary School.

The atmosphere at any school is created by the contributions of everybody within the school community. Our school has a friendly learning environment, created by a hard-working staff team, a supportive governing body, enthusiastic parents and inquisitive children. Expectations for behaviour and learning are high from the Nursery up to Year 6. We are looking to nurture the spirit of lifelong learning within our school whilst promoting tolerance, creativity, fairness and perseverance, personal qualities which will help our children make a positive contribution to society, now and in the future. Our most recent Ofsted report (March 2015) recognises the direction in which we are moving. The challenge now is to become even better. We welcome the judgements of the Ofsted inspectors, but the report itself is merely a signpost towards what we are trying to achieve at Devonshire. We aim to become a source of even greater pride within the local community.

Mr Kearsey at his deskI will never tire of reminding each and every member of the Devonshire team that we all aspire to one outcome: the best possible future for each one of our children. In practice, this means encouraging even our youngest children to set high expectations for their own performance in every aspect of school life. We want our children to be the best they can be. We want our children to be hungry to succeed in the classroom and in the competitive arena. We want our children to be excellent ambassadors for Devonshire Primary when they continue their education at whichever high school is fortunate enough to inherit them.

Parents' meetings and workshops

Following the recent parents’ meetings for Y2 and Y6 parents about the end of key stage national curriculum assessment arrangements, the information shared at the meetings has been added to the website - see Parents' meetings. A leaflet covering the information shared at the meetings is being sent home with all Y2 and Y6 children. Please look out for this in your child’s bag. If you have any questions, please ask Miss Oastler who will be happy to answer them.

You can also view, on the Parents' meetings page, the English workshops organised in February 2015 by Mrs Scrivens for parents of KS1 and KS2 children and the phonics presentation given by Miss Lee and Miss Newton in November 2015. In addition, you may view the presentation given by Miss Lee, together with Mrs Byfield and Mrs Motala, to parents of EAL children to provide guidance about supporting reading.

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Ofsted Graded Good 2014-2015 The Bronze Award is the first level of STARS accreditation. Achieving this demonstrates that a school encourages and promotes active and safe travel to the whole school community. logo awarded and promoted by the DCMS and DCSF for providing 90% of pupils with at least 2 hours of high quality PE and school sport each week logo awarded for meeting the Financial Management Standard in Schools set by the DCSF Food for Life Bronze Mark National Healthy School Status The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school.

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