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 Service Children (Forces Families)

 

Prior to 2014, Child Premium for Forces children was £300 per year. This funding is released to schools to support the emotional and social well-being of children whose parents serve in the Forces and who may be away from home on deployment. The Ministry of Defence has announced that the Service Children Premium will be extended to include children whose parent left the Forces within the last three years. Please do inform the office staff if one parent is in the Forces.

Parents' Guide to the Early Years

 

 

School Uniform

Secondary Education

 

We are a feeder school for The Blandford School a popular comprehensive school educating young people between the ages of 11-18. The catchment area is wide and covers villages surrounding Blandford Forum as well as the town itself. Increasingly students from outside the traditional catchment area are applying to join,, this includes post 16 students who are attracted by the new facilities and the breadth of the curriculum as well as the high standards achieved by students across a variety of subjects.

 

http://www.blandfordschool.org.uk/

Scamps Preschool and Treehouse Breakfast/After School Club

 

http://www.scampspreschool.org.uk/

The Church of St John The Baptist

 

http://www.spetisbury.org.uk/church.html

Forest School

 

We have carefully selected children in our school to take part in Forest School within our school grounds on a weekly basis. We currently use Kith and Kin Forest School to host our outdoor learning. Kith & Kin forest school helps to inspire and encourage others to foster a connection with nature and get out outdoors, we are committed to facilitating opportunities for children and their families to rediscover the joy, the excitement, and the wonder of our natural world.

Originating in Scandinavia during the 1970’s, the Forest School model involves participants learning outdoors, on a regular sustained basis. It is a long-term participant led educational process that promotes, observes and explicitly supports the holistic development of children, young people and adults in an outdoor (preferably woodland) environment.

Forest School came to the UK in 1993, after a group of early years childcare students visited Denmark to observe a well established Forest School, and were so impressed, they launched their own forest school in Bridgewater.  Since then, the Forest School model has seen success through its incorporation into many nurseries, schools, youth groups, and adult education throughout the UK.

School Uniform Stockist - Ragtags

 

http://www.ragtags.co.uk/

Food For Life Bronze Award

 

We are excited to say we have been awarded the Bronze Level from the Food for Life Partnership.

Food for Life Partnership links with our work on healthy food, hot schools meals, cooking club and our garden.

To find out more visit their website at www.foodforlife.org.uk

Educational Abbreviations and Acronyms

ELSA in the Jigsaw Room

 

ELSA support is a website which supports the teaching of emotional literacy or emotional intelligence. 

 

ELSA Stands for:

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

 

ELSA is a training course aimed at teaching assistants in schools. We currently have a trained ELSAs at Spetisbury Primary School (Mrs Butler) who works with specifically referred pupils to improve their emotional well-being. Examples of things covered on the course are social skills, emotions, bereavement, social stories and therapeutic stories, anger management, self-esteem, counselling skills such as solution focused and friendship. 

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