At the heart
of our community

Welcome to Membury Primary Academy and Pre-School

We are a small school at the heart of our community in rural East Devon where we create close, supportive relationships. We get to know all children individually and have high expectations of behaviour and attainment. Our small class sizes allow us to tailor the learning to meet the needs of each child.

We use our Forest School environment to take learning outside the classroom and inspire children’s learning. We also link with our partner schools to provide enrichment in arts, sport and music.

I hope you find the information on our website useful and informative, and we welcome visits from prospective parents and children. You will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome!

Tracey Leganski

Head of School

Safeguarding Statement

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The Senior Designated Officer (SDO) is the Senior Teacher Miss Emily Scriven. For a copy of the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please click on the policies link under the information tab above.The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Devon Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB).

e-safety Statement

At Membury Primary we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. We acknowledge that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils.

All pupils use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within the school. There are well publicised concerns regarding access to materials on the internet that would be unsuitable for pupils. The school takes reasonable steps to minimise the access to unsuitable material by ensuring supervised usage of the internet alongside a filtered internet service provider which prevents access to specific internet sites.

For more information about e-safety, or any other safeguarding issue, please see the information board by the school office, or use the links below.

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

www.pitda.co.uk/

www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org

Prevent Duty

In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Prevent Duty means for school and how schools should demonstate compliance with the duty.

The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices.
The leaflet below has been created on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our Communities.
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History Walk

History Walk

Owls recently undertook a 'Membury through the Ages' topic during which they created a fantastic display for the Membury History Society Exhibition going back from Roman times to present day. As a follow up to this Nick Yool and Jenny Beaman from the History Society took the class on a guided 'Membury through the Ages' walk this week. Owls learned some very interesting historical facts about Membury and enjoyed eating lunch at the Iron Age Hill Fort.

 

Remembrance Observation

Remembrance Observation

The children observed a silence at 11am on Friday at the war memorial. We spoke about the importance of what we were doing, why it was important and talked about service people today. Emma read verses from ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon beautifully next to the war memorial and Petal lay our poppy wreath.

Ambulance Call Handler Visit

Ambulance Call Handler Visit

A big thank you to Chantelle Souttar for coming to talk to the children about how the ambulance call handling system works and her job as a call handler. The children enjoyed asking many questions about the ambulance service and how taking the call results in an ambulance in attendance in an emergency situation.

Pudsey Visit

Pudsey Visit

We had a very special visitor in school today... Pudsey the Bear! 

Pudsey came to visit us ahead of Children in Need appeal week which runs from Monday 13th November until the big show on Friday 17th. We raised a fantastic £61 last year for Children in Need and hope that we can do the same this year. Details of our fundraising plans for this year will be sent home shortly.

Dennings Down Farm Visit

Dennings Down Farm Visit

We have started the term off with a trip to Dennings Down Farm in Smallridge. Our focus was farming within the local community. The children enjoyed a variety of forest school activities, marshmallow toasting and watched a cow having its' hoof checked for infection and then medicine being administered. Huge thanks to Hamish Bengough and Emily from Dennings Down Farm for such a wonderful welcome. We plan to return in February to see changes in seasonality on the farm. 

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