Downs View closed officially to all children on Friday 20th March due to the outbreak of Covid-19, and as instructed by the Government. Downs View will only open for childcare for key worker or vulnerable children. This will not necessarily be every day. Child care will be provided by Kennington Academy for these children if Downs View is closed. If you need to contact the school please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07884866105. These will be checked regularly.
- The way Downs View Infant School is currently operating in response to coronavirus is fundamentally different, however, our safeguarding principles in accordance with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (KCSIE) 2019, remain the same:
- the best interests of children will always come first
- if anyone has a safeguarding concern about any child they should continue to act and act immediately
- a DSL or deputy DSL is available
- unsuitable people are not allowed to enter the children’s workforce and/or gain access to children
- children should continue to be protected when they are online
- This addendum of Downs View Infant School Child Protection policy contains details of any amendments to our existing safeguarding arrangements and can be found using the following link: http://www.downs-view.kent.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CP-policy-with-CV-19.pdf.
This will give you revised links and procedures to support any parent/carer/member of the public should you have significant concern about a child who attends Downs View. In an emergency please call Social Services and make a referral or alert the police.
Social Services: 03000 41 61 61 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) call 03000 41 91 91 (outside of office hours – for emergencies only)
Kent Police: 101 (non-emergency) 999 in emergency
Head Teacher: Mrs Tracy Kent
Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs Sarah Collins
Welcome to our School!
Downs View is a three form entry Outstanding Infant School on the outskirts of Ashford, where pupils are very happy, feel very safe and healthy, and achieve exceptionally well to attain high standards. Parents appreciate the outstanding care, guidance and exceptional support pupils receive including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities. It is not just academic standards that are high. Pupil’s personal development is as outstanding as their academic progress. We provide all children with opportunities to achieve the best that they can.
What makes Downs View School Unique?
U – united as a team, pastoral support for all stakeholders
N- nurturing needs across the school
I -innovative and creative
Q-quality first teaching
U-understanding and inclusive
E-engaging and full of excitement and energy for all
Our bespoke inclusive curriculum which is ever evolving around the current school profile provides opportunities for all children to develop the essential knowledge and skills which as the foundations for life.
This curriculum provides equality for all; high expectations of all groups aim to diminish any significant differences.It is cumulative and is clearly sequenced to ensure progression from starting points through each year.
All leaders will seek out relevant and meaningful opportunities to ensure that the planning and teaching equips children with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to thrive as citizens within the locality and beyond.
- focuses on the development of basic skills
- is creative
- fosters life long learning
- enhances levels of well-being for all children
- celebrates diversity
- ensures personalised learning
- provides real life experiences
- encompasses outdoor learning opportunities
- encourages parental involvement
- is fun!