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.

Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current inequalities of children that are disadvantaged and this funding reaches the pupils who need it the most.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to schools for :
  • Children of statutory school age from low-income families who are known to be eligible for Free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings.

  • Children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

  • Children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces.

Further information:

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

Parent testimonials

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Parent testimonials

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

Ofsted

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

Parent testimonials

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

Ofsted

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

Parent testimonials

‘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