Headteacher’s Welcome

Our school, with 126 pupils, is situated in beautiful, stonewalled grounds at the centre of the vibrant and attractive village of Stonesfield. It is at the heart of village life. Our community is a valuable educational resource and we take every opportunity to make use of local expertise in school. Whenever possible we use the wonderful surrounding countryside as part of our curriculum, studying the river, the woods and also the wealth of the fossils found locally.

We pride ourselves on providing an environment in which everyone feels valued and nurtured so that they can learn and progress to reach their potential. We provide a rich and creative curriculum so that our pupils needs are met through exciting learning experiences. We are learning together to achieve our best.

 

Head Teacher

Stonesfield Primary School


“I could tell this was a happy, caring school from the minute I walked in.”

“Everything here just smiles at you.”

 

Safeguarding Statement

Stonesfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the policies section of this site.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Fi McGregor (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead is Beth Binnian (Deputy Headteacher). The Governors with responsibility for safeguarding in our school are Sue Corrigan and Julie Curran.

Photographs and Videos

Whilst lots of parents and carers really enjoy seeing photos and videos of their children’s school life we are very mindful of our duty of care towards all our pupils. We take the issue of safeguarding very seriously and this includes the use of photographic and video images.

Any photographs or videos taken by parents, carers and relatives at school productions, sports days or other events are for the enjoyment of individual families. They must not be used in any way that could potentially place a child at risk. This would include publishing images in any form of print or on the internet including social networking sites. This is emphasised before concerts and shows etc and where practical a record of parents and relatives taking photographs or videos is made.

We understand that in exceptional circumstances a parent or carer may not wish their child to be photographed or videoed in this way. If this is the case then please contact the headteacher to discuss how this can be best achieved.

Occasionally, the local press will be invited to take photographs of school events and special achievements. We like to use photographs of our children on our website, in school documents, for parent information meetings, newsletters and on our display screens around the school. If you do not wish photographs of your child to be used for these purposes, then please contact the Headteacher.

 

Please note, copies of the documents on this website can be made available from the school office.