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.

School staff

Leadership Team
Mrs D Prescott Executive Head
Mrs L Waldron Head of School
Mrs C Vickers Assistant Head
Miss K Thompson SENCO
Teaching Team
Miss L Bloom Reception
Mrs J Penrose Reception
Mrs C Williams Reception
Mrs L Dougal Year 1
Miss M Gibson-Gibbs Year 1 /2 Key Stage Leader
Mrs J Warrener Year 2
Miss K Walker Year 3
Mrs H Rooke / Mrs C Vickers Year 3/4
Mr L Wiles Year 4
Mr J Fisher Year 5
Miss A Lowson Year 5/6
Miss M Green Year 6 – Key Stage Leader
Mrs B Hoad (Maternity)
Support Team
Mrs E Wilkinson-Cain Senior Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs L Wildridge Senior Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs L Devonshire – Lee Achievement Support Assistant
Miss N Moore  Achievement Support Assistant
Miss C James Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs E Gough Achievement Support Assistant
Mrs E Kirby Achievement Support Assistant
Miss N Shalgosky Achievement Support Assistant
Miss B Towse Achievement Support Assistant
Miss A Clunie Achievement Support Assistant
Miss T North Achievement Support Assistant
Miss C Richards Achievement Support Assistant
Miss J Christmas Achievement Support Assistant
Mr P Dempster  Achievement Support Assistant
Miss S Collins  (Maternity)
Welfare Team
Miss K Thompson SENCO
Mrs C Vickers Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs L Waldron Deputy Safeguarding Lead
Mrs C Bratley Emotional Wellbeing Officer
Office and Premises
Mrs C McLean Finance Manager
Mrs C Barnett Office Manager
Miss B Symons Administration Assistant
Mr M Cable Senior Site Facilities Officer
Mr M Bickerstaffe Lettings Caretaker
Lunch Time Staff
Mrs L Richardson Lunch Time Supervisor
Mrs B Symons Lunch Time Supervisor
Miss Brantuo Lunch Time Supervisor
Miss R Mills – Tomlinson Lunch Time Supervisor
Mrs L Harding Lunch Time Supervisor
Mrs L Priest Lunch Time Supervisor  (Casual)
Catering Staff
Mrs S White
After School and Breakfast Club
Mrs A Allen
Mrs G Gertnere
Mrs A Whisby
Mrs L Wharf

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Parent testimonials

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

Ofsted

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

Parent testimonials

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

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

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

Ofsted

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

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

‘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

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

Ofsted