Key Information

Term Dates

School Uniform

Our uniform is available from the Schoolwear Centre 56 Addington Street, Margate  CT9 1QS  Tel: 01843 293555. http://www.schoolwearcentre.net/c/20/Ellington-Infants-School

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It is the Governors’ policy that all children at Ellington Infant School must wear uniform in order to:

• Give them a sense of belonging

• Ensure that they are smartly and appropriately dressed for school

• Reduce any form of distraction

• Promote equal opportunities and avoid ‘one-upmanship’

No jewellery is allowed in school except for watches and stud earrings, which are the responsibility of the child wearing them. Other styles of earrings, necklaces and bracelets are dangerous, particularly in the playground. We ask that you ensure that your child is not put at risk because of dangerous jewellery.

Winter Uniform

Red sweatshirt / cardigan with or without the school logo

 Grey/black trousers or skirt or pinafore dress

Red or white polo shirt / blouse / shirt

Plain black flat heeled shoes that are suitable  and safe for playing and running in.

Summer Uniform

Any of the winter uniform or

Red / White checked or striped summer dress
Plain smart grey shorts

Any of the winter uniform or:

Red/ white checked or striped summer dress

Plain smart grey shorts

 

P.E. Kit

A draw string bag is ideal for P.E. kit and needs to be brought into school at the start of term and left in school till the end of term..

• House colour t-shirt (or plain white t-shirt)

• Black shorts

• Plimsolls – pull on, for outside use. Indoor PE will usually be in bare feet.

Sports, P.E. & Swimming

P.E. in our school

At Ellington we aim to provide an inspiring curriculum that gives children the opportunity to exceed and excel in physically demanding activities.  This helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health and fitness throughout their lives.

Each week children have a PE lesson following the Real PE scheme of work. This focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE. Children are then given the opportunity to apply these skills into real life situations. EG balance on one leg/ riding a scooter.

We provide a wide range of afterschool activities ranging from outdoor/ gardening club to football and dance. We aim to provide every child with an opportunity to find something that suits their physical ability.

All children attend swimming lessons once a week for a term. We aim for children to leave Ellington confident in the water with some children achieving swimming grades. 

Every day each class gets out and walks, skips, runs the Daily Mile. This encourages 15 minutes of sustained activity a day.

We are part of the Thanet School Partnership which holds taster sessions and competitions throughout the year.  This gives Ellington children the opportunity to gain confidence and the experience of winning and losing in safe friendly environments.

Specialist teaching organisations come into school and work with our children. This year we have Premier Sport, Bounce and a scooter company coming in.

S.E.N

Special Educational Needs

Introduction to SEN&D
At Ellington Infant School we strive to ensure that all children are enabled to reach their full potential. We support the children in a range of ways to ensure that they are given every opportunity to develop in every area of their learning.
Our children are all engaged in quality teaching; however, throughout their education, one in five children will need further additional support at some point to help them achieve their targets. All of the staff at Ellington Infant School take responsibility to ensure that all children are immersed in an engaging, creative and inclusive education and the SENCO is responsible for leading this.
Our SENCO is Mrs Barbara Parker
Read our SEN&D Policy and Information Report (click here to open in new window)
What is the Local Offer?
The Local Offer was first introduced in the Green Paper (March 2011) as a local offer of all services available to support disabled children and children with SEN and their families. This easy to understand information will set out what is normally available in schools to help children with lower-level SEN as well as the options available to support families who need additional help to care for their child.
What will it do?
The Kent framework will allow the Local Offer to provide parents/carers with information about how to access services in their area, and what they can expect from those services. With regard to Education, it will let parents/ carers and young people know how school and colleges will support them, and what they can expect across the local settings. During the last year, the Local Offer Steering Group has developed questions for schools, and trialled them with a small number of settings.
There are 14 questions, devised in consultation with parents/carers and other agencies, which reflect their concerns and interests. These will be answered by agencies, schools and colleges to provide information to parents and carers to enable them to make decisions about how to best support their child’s needs.

(click here to open in new window) to read the Mainstream Core Standards – Guide for Parents

The Kent newsletter for parents of children with special educational needs or disabilities can be accessed by (click here to open in new window)

Online Safety

Children spend plenty of time enjoying the online world but need to be kept safe. Use of the Internet in school is a vital part of the education of the children. Our school makes extensive use of the Internet in order to enhance their learning and provide facilities for research, collaboration and communication.

You will be aware that the Internet is host to a great many illegal and inappropriate websites, and as such we ensure as far as possible that your child is unable to access sites such as this by using an Internet filter on all school computers.

We also ensure that the children are aware of the dangers of the Internet.

Keeping young children safe online is increasingly difficult, below are some useful links to help you with this at home.

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Ellington Infant School. High Street, St Lawrence, Ramsgate. Kent. CT11 0QH

Tel: 01843 591638      Email: office@ellington-infant.kent.sch.uk