DOWNS VIEW INFANT SCHOOL & KENNINGTON CE ACADEMY OPEN DAYS IS YOUR CHILD GOING TO BE 4 BY 31 AUGUST 2018?
If yes, then now is the time to find out about the best opportunities that your local schools have to offer, with your application due to be sent in by January 2018. Before you make your choice, please come and visit Downs View Infant School & Kennington CE Academy who are working in close partnership to give your child the best educational opportunities for the next 7 years.
Downs View, an outstanding Infant School in the heart of Kennington, works in close partnership with Kennington CE Academy, who have had outcomes above the National standards in all areas this year for attainment and progress. It is one of the top Church of England schools in Aquila for achievement and has the best outcomes in writing across Ashford.
Both schools strive for high standards whilst putting the children at the heart of everything we do. Our excellent teaching and pastoral care enables children to thrive and learn in stimulating environments where the curriculum is enriched with real and purposeful learning. Outdoor learning is high on our agenda and with our amazing grounds makes teaching and learning exciting and inspiring.
Sound too good to be true? Well why not come and see for yourself, whilst watching our outstanding teaching and learning in action.
We wholeheartedly welcome you to our schools. We look forward to meeting you at one of the above dates, where you will have a guided tour by Senior Leaders and/or children and have a chance to meet our inspiring teachers and happy children. Please allow at least an hour for your visit.
Your child(ren) are of course welcome to join you!
Please call or email to let us know you are coming:
Christmas performances – Tickets will not be issued for this event as your names will be ticked off at the door against a register of those who have requested seats. We are now in a position to allocate extra tickets, if you require an extra ticket please contact Helen either by coming to the school office or by telephoning. Please ensure all costumes are in by Monday
Year 2 Christmas production, A Midwife Crisis, 9.15am and 2.00pm
Year R Christmas production, A Wriggly Nativity 9.15am and 2.15pm
Year 1 Christmas production, A King is Born 9.15am and 2.00pm
· Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in December invited 9.05am
· We are not taking part in National Christmas Jumper day as we will be having a dress down day on the 19th when we have Christmas dinner
‘Altogether we learn, love, respect and have fun!’
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. Their good and sometimes outstanding behaviour as well as above-average attendance reflect pupils desire to learn at school.
Our curriculum is underpinned by the five outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters‘. We provide a topic based curriculum which:
focuses on the development of basic skills
fosters life long learning
enhances levels of well-being for all children
enables every child to achieve their full potential
ensures personalised learning
provides real life experiences
encompasses outdoor learning opportunities
encourages parental involvement I
Welcome from the Headteacher
Hello and welcome to Downs View! My name is Mrs Tracy Kent and I am delighted to be the Headteacher of such an amazing team and family!
I have been Headteacher for 3 years . I was previously the Deputy Headteacher and SEN Co for 6 years, here at Downs View. I feel honoured to be one of the only 2 Infant schools in Ashford, providing a nurturing and positive environment for your child to begin their primary education. I firmly believe that these first years are the crucial years to build the foundations for the future. We ensure we invest time in getting to know you and your child before they start school so that we can begin their learning journey from their unique starting point. The partnership with parents/carers is vital to support this journey. We listen and learn from every child’s first educators – you the parent/carers!
We work very closely with Kennington Academy where children continue their education from year 3 to year 6, ensuring that there is a seamless transition between both schools. There is an application process but every child who applies and has attended Downs View is guaranteed a place.
We welcome prospective parents and your children to both schools to see us in action and soak up our positive, child-centred ethos where children have a love for learning and thrive!
I look forward to meeting you.
Mrs Tracy Kent
More information about our school
Our Ofsted inspection of June 2011 evaluated our provision as Outstanding. We are very proud of this achievement and we encourage you to read the report by clicking on the attachment below: Ofsted Report 2011
For further information about our school, please click on the link below to view the School Prospectus, or arrange a time to come and visit us! Downs View Prospectus
1. Effectiveness of Leadership & Management
2. Quality of Teaching, Learning & Assessment
3. Personal development, Behaviour & Welfare
4. Outcomes for Pupils
*To strengthen subject leadership to improve outcomes for pupils and assessment of standards in foundation subjects.
*Embed Mastery Maths within EYFS
*Attendance will be outstanding (96%+) by the end of the year.
* Accelerate progress from starting points for children starting below expectations in language and communication and personal, social and emotional development.
*To strengthen the governors’ strategic knowledge and understanding of the school’s priorities and milestones.
*To phase in the new RE Kent syllabus to KS1.
*To provide personalised support for families to enhance the welfare of pupils in school and at home.
*Diminishing the difference at end of Year 1 in reading, writing and Maths and end of year 2 in writing to ensure outcomes are above the national (compared to ‘other’ pupils) for disadvantaged pupils.
* For all leaders to use research and professional development to strengthen innovative approaches for teaching and learning with a focus on mastery across all subjects/ phases.
*To ensure teaching and learning remains 100% Good + and at least 60% Outstanding.
*Raising attainment for boys and diminishing the gender difference in KS1 in Maths, Reading and Writing
*Strengthen outcomes for pupils at end of KS1 in writing to ensure that the attainment at the end of EYFS is maintained through pupils making accelerated progress.
*To raise end of KS1 attainment for disadvantaged pupils to ensure that children achieving greater depth in writing are at least in line with national other pupils
We work in partnership with Kennington Church of England Academy, where the majority of our children continue their learning journey. We are a member of the Ashford Teaching Alliance, which enables us to share our outstanding practice, provide training opportunities and enrichment activity days for children from other local schools.
Ball Lane Kennington Ashford Kent TN25 4PJ Tel: 01233 632339 Fax: 01233 620559