Weston Mill Community Primary Academy
We are a thriving school with a Foundation Unit, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, catering for approximately 350 pupils, aged 3+ to 11+.
Weston Mill has a community spirit and the school upholds a family ethos, encouraging pupils to support each other in all aspects of life. We employ a range of professionals to ensure that the learning needs of all of our pupils are met.
Weston Mill Community Primary Academy is part of Discovery Multi Academy Trust.
We will ensure that all children are able to thrive through quality learning experiences, ensuring their readiness for the next stage in their learning.
The Trust is committed to specialising in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education, as part of our vision to be one of the South West's most vibrant collaborative educational establishments. We want to enable every child to learn in a rich, challenging, imaginative and inclusive environment, and STEM helps to make this a reality.
At Weston Mill Community Primary Academy, we believe that excellence in education is an attainable goal. To reach the goal, we support high expectations and standards for our children, so that each child may reach his/her full potential. Excellence in education is a responsibility shared by all participants in the process: children, parents, teachers, administrators, Local Advisory Board members and the community.
We aim to maintain an environment in which children are happy to explore and learn, where children and adults respect each others' views and ideas. We celebrate individuality and support children in developing their potential. We believe in the following principles:
- Every child is entitled to receive quality education within a happy and caring, safe and stimulating environment.
- Every individual is entitled to be valued, respected and supported by each other that everyone within our MAT family should be given every opportunity to reach his or her potential, to feel pride in individual and collective achievements and to celebrate success.
- Every individual will be encouraged to develop personal qualities of independence, co-operation, self-discipline and respect, both for others and the world in which we live.
- All pupils will receive a quality education from the broad and balanced differentiated curriculum offered at the academy.
- There will be no discrimination on the grounds of gender or ability and pupils with SEN will be catered for appropriately in line with the Code of Practice.
Weston Mill Community Primary Academy (WMCPA) achieved the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM).
Discovery Multi Academy Trust has been successful in achieving a Mentally Healthy Organisation Award from Trauma Informed Schools UK.
We have a number of well trained and experienced Teaching Assistants. Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA), THRIVE Practitioners, Speech and Language Therapist and Family Support Advisor (FSA). All staff are Trauma Informed Practitioners.
- Ofsted rating: Good See the report for the school
- Plymouth Inclusion Charter
We believe in developing a child intellectually, creatively, emotionally, physically, spiritually, culturally and morally.
This will take place in the caring and supportive environment of a school that aspires to be outstanding and that is proud to be at the heart of the local and wider community, raising standards of attainment for all pupils.
We want our children to be confident, happy and healthy individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens.
What is SEN?
The special educational needs code of practice (2015) says that:
"A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age".
This means that a pupil may need:
- Special resources to help them in the classroom.
- To be part of a small group with an adult to help them with their work, their social skills or their emotional well being.
- To work with someone specially trained to help them in the area that they need. (Usually someone from outside school).
- Have an IEP (individual education plan) which will contain a simple summery of what is important to the child and how they would like to be supported. This will be shared with parents to set targets and review regularly.
- Primary school - 5 to 11 years
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