Our School Policies

School policies cover every aspect of school life. Below are some of our most important policies for your reference.

Westcott Primary School has a program of regular review for all policies.
Our policies help us to provide consistent high standards across the school.

  • Free copies of the above policies are available upon request from the school office.

British values

Promoting British Values at Westcott Primary School

British values can play an important role in education and how well a school promotes such values is an aspect of Ofsted’s inspection process. British values are promoted in so much of what we do, not least during our school assemblies, Religious Education and through our curriculum (SMSC education and Character Virtues). The values are integral to our core values and ethos.

As well as actively promoting British values, the opposite also applies: we would actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.

The term ‘British values’ might be slightly misleading in that these values are integral to so many countries throughout the world – they differ in no way from the values of most western European countries, for example.

Schools are subject to a duty (Section 26, Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015) to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. This duty is known as the Prevent duty. At the foot of this page there is some information to support in discussions about extremism and preventing radicalisation.

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‘Middle leaders have identified strengths and areas for improvement and have made an immediate impact.’

Ofsted

‘ Pupils’ behavior is good, with positive attitudes to learning and effective management of behavior.’

Ofsted

‘The school promotes pupils’ personal development and welfare effectively.’

Ofsted

‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’

Parent testimonials

‘Safeguarding arrangements are effective, and leaders work with agencies to support families.’

Ofsted

‘The wider curriculum provides exciting learning opportunities but needs better sequencing.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning, and teachers use effective questioning and support.’

Ofsted

‘Detailed plans for school improvement are in place and funding is used effectively.’

Ofsted

‘All pupils, including disadvantaged and SEND students, are making improved progress.’

Ofsted

‘Leaders in English and mathematics have raised the quality of teaching and achievement.’

Ofsted

‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’

Parent testimonials

‘Teaching and learning are good, with some areas being exceptionally strong.’

Ofsted

‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’

Parent testimonials

‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupils enjoy coming to school and have a secure understanding of British values.’

Ofsted

‘Current assessment shows that the majority of Key Stage 2 pupils are meeting expectations.’

Ofsted

‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’

Parent testimonials

‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’

Parent testimonials

‘PE and sport funding has raised the profile of physical education.’

Ofsted

‘Parents and carers are supportive of the school, and staff are positive about their work.’

Ofsted

‘The school has improved outcomes, particularly in reading, writing, and mathematics.’

Ofsted

‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’

Parent testimonials

‘Pupils demonstrate the school’s values and have a strong understanding of different faiths and cultures.’

Ofsted

‘The early years setting is good, and children make good progress.’

Ofsted

‘Governors provide effective support and challenge to senior leaders.’

Ofsted

‘Pupil support from teaching assistants is of high quality.’

Ofsted

‘Vocabulary development is a focus, and teaching is adapted for pupils with SEND.’

Ofsted

‘Expert leadership in English and mathematics has improved pupil learning.’

Ofsted

‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’

Parent testimonials

‘Funding for pupils with SEND is used effectively, and the trust provides valuable support.’

Ofsted