Our Team

Headteacher and Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Mrs Huish

Executive Headteacher: Miss Cleverly

SENCO: Mrs Stubbles

Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Trewinnard

 

Swallows (Nursery : Mrs McKnight

Wrens (Reception) : Mrs Grant & Ms Hutchinson

Robins (Reception):  Mrs Floyd & Mrs Rowe

Swallows (Year 1 & 2): Miss Zaki

Kingfishers (Year 2): Mrs Calder

Tawny Owls (Year 3): Mr Lyden

Nightingales (Year 4): Mrs Davis

Woodpeckers (Year 4 & 5): Mrs Foucher

Swifts (Year 5 & 6): Mrs Jones & Mrs Honey

Red Kites (Year 6): Miss Humphries

 

Administrator and Admissions Officer: Mrs May

Administrator: Miss Barber

 

 

Clerk to Governors and Data Protection Officer: Mrs Rayner

 

How can we help you?

How have systems of communication improved across the school?

We have been building processes throughout the school to offer you clear, convenient and streamlined systems that help you to know what is happening in school and enable you to work in partnership with the staff to enhance the provision for your child.

 

How do I know about school events?

All school events will be detailed in the School Bulletin well in advance so that you can plan your diaries ahead of time to ensure that you don’t miss anything. This bulletin also has updates from the Headteacher, Executive Headteacher about how the school is developing and each individual class.

 

Where would I find information about the school curriculum?

You will receive the Curriculum Booklet for your child’s Year group. This goes out termly to detail everything you need to know about the learning that your child will be experiencing across the curriculum.

 

How do I know specific things to my child’s class?

This information is available in the Class Weekly Newsletter that is sent to you every Friday. This newsletter informs you of what the children have been learning that week, so you can follow on those conversations at home, and gives you reminders of daily things such as PE kits or wellies for Forest School.

 

How do I speak to my child’s teacher?

Your child’s teacher is available to chat to you about small concerns at drop off, 08:40 – 09:00 in the morning or after school 15:15 – 15:30. If you require a longer consultation, please speak to the teacher about booking a telephone slot or meeting face-to-face at a suitable time for you both. For all updates on your child’s progress in learning, we have termly parent’s evening consultations where you can meet with your child’s class teacher for a 1:1 session dedicated to sharing their individual success and targets.

What if I am not dropping my children off?

If you are unable to see your teacher in the classroom, please call the office on 01803 862 357 or email admin@dartingtonprimary.org and Mrs May or Miss Barber will pass on your request to the teacher.

 

What if it is confidential information that I need to share? 

Should you want to share some confidential information and require privacy, please speak to the teacher to arrange a telephone call or face-to-face meeting or call or email the office. You do not need to give the office details of the problem, please just state that it is confidential and they will handle the matter swiftly and sensitively.

 

How do I contact the the SENDCo for SEND needs?

If you have a child who needs extra support through SEND provision, the first point of contact is the class teacher. If it is related to an EHCP or following up on a request for SEND provision, then please contact Mrs Stubbles who is our SENDCos by calling the office on 01803 862 357 or email admin@dartingtonprimary.org. You can also email the SEND team on senco@dartingtonprimary.org

 

Please note that any communication via email to the SEND team will have at least a 48 hour window for response as per our policy, depending on the nature of the request. With SEND provision, there are normally multi-agencies involved and it does take time to liaise with the required agencies to ensure the best provision is met.

 

Who do I speak to about information regarding safeguarding, family support, attendance, early help or advice and support about local services?

For any of the above concerns from parents or members of the public, please contact Mr Trewinnard. You can speak to him on the school gate between 08:40 – 09:00 and 15:00 – 15:30. If you don’t manage to catch him at that time, please call the office on 01803 862 357 or email admin@dartingtonprimary.org and Mrs May or Miss Barber will book you in for a meeting or telephone call at a time suitable to you.