Welcome to Walton on the Naze Primary School

On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to Walton on the Naze Primary School. We hope you find our website clear, informative and easy to navigate. We regularly update our website to let you know about the exciting Curriculum the children follow and the wonderful learning experiences they take part in.
Each child is unique and at Walton we constantly strive to provide an education which acknowledges individual needs and abilities and strives to provide equity for all.
Choosing a school for your child is likely to be one of the most important decisions that you'll make as a parent. At Walton on the Naze Primary School, we want all our children learning in a happy, caring environment and endeavour to provide them with a sense of belonging.
The partnership between home and school is essential for our children to succeed. We welcome parents into school to share in the learning, providing opportunities for us to get to know families and for families to get to know us.
If you would like to know more about our school, you are very welcome to come and visit. We are very proud of our children and know they will be happy to share their experiences with you.

Suzie Bliss, Headteacher

 

Walton on the Naze Primary School is officially a Good school with Outstanding features.

  • Pupils’ behaviour is good; they are polite, and focus well in lessons and listen attentively. There are good relationships between adults and pupils.
  • The school places a high priority on pupils’ welfare. Pupils feel safe in school and are confident that staff will deal with their concerns.

Ofsted Report – February 2016

Home Learning Guidelines

Full Closure Letter 25/03/2020

In the event of full closure, please find ideas and websites here which should help you with continuing the children’s learning.

Check out some great ideas from the SCS Sports Coaching Specialists team for keeping fit at home. Great for kids, adults and anyone in between. From football skills to burpees there is something for everyone and some challenges you can do together. Stay healthy.

Please see the government guidance about the coronavirus COVID-19 below. This includes guidance for educational settings and guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus infection.

Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

Guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

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Why is good attendance SO important?

We believe that a child’s attendance and punctuality is of great importance to maintain consistent progress and achievement in both curriculum knowledge and understanding, and personal and social skills.
Pupils who have good attendance will become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve. They will find school routines and school work easier to cope with and are more likely to have an easier transfer to secondary school and go on to become confident individuals who make a positive contribution to society.
The attendance target this year is 96.5%.
It is expected that the whole school community will work together to achieve this target.
Are you aware of the effect poor attendance has in lost learning hours?
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Read more about why good attendance is so important

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Changes to Essex Penalty Notice Code of Conduct for unauthorised leave of absence

Ofsted Report – February 2016

Ofsted visited us on 3rd – 4th February 2016 – here is what they had to say.

A paper copy can be obtained from the office on request.
  • Walton on the Naze Primary School is officially a Good school with Outstanding features.
  • Senior leaders provide effective leadership. They are continuously driving improvement in the quality of teaching and addressing weaknesses.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is good; they are polite, and focus well in lessons and listen attentively. There are good relationships between adults and pupils.
  • The school places a high priority on pupils’ welfare. Pupils feel safe in school and are confident that staff will deal with their concerns.
  • Excellent provision in the early years ensures that children’s learning gets off to a rapid start. They are well prepared for Year 1.
  • Governors are effective because they use a range of processes to ensure they know how well the school is doing. They challenge leaders to make sure that the school continues to improve.

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Promoting British Values – reviewed September 2020

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Walton Primary School, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Democracy:
Democracy is rife within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil voice questionnaires. Our school behaviour policy involves some rewards which the pupils vote on as a class group. Choice of attendance prizes is also given.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
Individual Liberty:
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our e-Safety and PSHEE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, choice of school lunch, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Mutual Respect:
Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around our values such as ‘The right to respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity.
Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHEE.
Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school.

Enterprise Week

Bikeability

Sports Day

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