WELCOME NEW PARENTS!
Despite Downs View being currently closed, our admission procedures are still in place. If you have received your offer letter from KCC, please confirm your place with us as soon as possible by emailing email@example.com or sending it by post. You will then be sent an introductory letter via email (or letter by post) explaining the next steps. We have lots of remote activities ready for you to do with your child at home to prepare them for school.
I want to reassure you that we will ensure that all information normally given face to face will be given virtually until we open our doors to you! This will:
- Enable you and your child to get to know Downs View School and key adults
- Ensure that your child will get to understand what is expected of them when in school and begin to adjust to these changes
- Enable Downs View staff to prepare for your child and their interests and needs
- Ensure that you and your child have an opportunity to ask any questions and have these answered
Please find a flavour of Downs View here on the link below as a starting point for you to talk with your child together at home about the exciting journey ahead of starting school:
An introduction to Downs View
If you have any questions or queries, please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01233 632339.
Take care and stay safe.
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:
email@example.com 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!