Email · secretary@ditton-inf.kent.sch.uk
Tel · 01732 844 107
Address · Ditton Infant School, Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6EB

Welcome to our website

If you are currently a Parent/Carer of a child at Ditton Infant School, we hope you will find that the website keeps you up-do-date with what’s going on in school and helps you to support your child’s learning. If you are a Parent/Carer considering Ditton Infant School as your child’s first school, we trust that you will gain an initial introduction to us and gain a flavour of what we do.

Headteacher’s Blog

We have all had a fantastic first full week back at school. In assembly we re-visited our Golden Rules and our expectations for behaviour around the school. You will see these displayed in classes and on the playground. School Council elections have also been held and children will soon be awarded their new badges and attend their first school council meeting.

There is still no news about Miss Major’s baby but as soon as we hear we will let you all know. Some staff have met up with her and say she is ‘blooming!’

The PTFA are still working out the division of monies from the Summer Fair. As soon as I have a final figure I will let you know. They are holding their AGM on 19th September at 10am in the Woodstock Cafe if anyone would like to attend.

We also have our first Parent Forum meeting of the year on the same day at 9am. There is no particular focus but any feedback about transitions between year groups or the Year R induction programme would be useful to hear.

Now the children have settled into their new morning routines in KS1 please can I ask all parents to stand behind the snake once the whistle is blown unless you need to speak to a member of staff. This will ensure that other parents can see that their child has entered school safely.  Thank you for your support with this.

Well done to Red Class who won Attendance Ted this week with 99.3%

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs C Lewer

 

Our Classes

Please click on your child’s class to find copies of weekly home learning and phonics, termly Class and Headteacher Newsletters and any general letters relating to your child’s class.

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Prospective New Parents

Open Mornings and Parent Information Evening for New Intake – September 2019

We understand that choosing the first school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make.

To give prospective parents a chance to see our school operating on a normal school day, we are holding a number of Open Mornings. You are welcome to bring children along to these sessions. Please click here to see a list of our tour dates and times. In addition to these tours we will be holding an Information Evening on Thursday 8th November at 6.00pm for parents only.

Each tour will have a limited number of places so please contact the school office on 01732 844107 if you would like to join one of the tours or come along to the Parent Information Evening.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Wellbeing at Ditton Infant School

All staff and governors are committed to ensuring that children are happy to come to school, thrive when they are in school and go home keen to return the next day.  Children who have high levels of wellbeing are likely to be more ready to learn and make progress.

We have a dedicated, therapeutic environment and a well-trained team of staff to support the emotional needs of the children and families at Ditton Infant School.

Mrs Campbell (Inclusion Manager) leads our Wellbeing Team.  She is supported by Angela Coles (Inclusion Assistant) and Karly Savoury who are experienced teaching assistants with enhanced training.

We use the Leuven scales to monitor children’s wellbeing and involvement and we have a ‘worry box’ in the hall which all children are able to access.  We are also members of the Massage in Schools Association – Massage in Schools Letter and Policy 2017

Interventions we can offer are:

Sand Therapy
Drawing & Talking Therapy
Lego Therapy
Involvement Groups

Emotional support can also be offered for bereavement, separation and divorce and other personal and social difficulties.

Children will be offered a programme of sessions on a bespoke basis, these can be short term or for extended periods.

For further information, please contact the School Office.

Our School

Ditton Infant School

Ditton Infant School is a 2 form entry school for children aged 4-7. We have 6 well-resourced classrooms, 2 shared computer areas, a large school hall and spacious grounds which include a playground and playing fields.

We are proud to be able to offer

A small village school where every child is welcomed and valued.
An experienced team of dedicated, caring and professional staff.
A stimulating and fun curriculum which makes learning irresistible.
An ethos of enjoyment, creativity and willingness to ‘have a go’.
Standards which are above the national average.

Our Parents

Message to the Parents

This area will give you information about school uniform, school dinners, attendance, admissions and Parent Mail. This area also gives you easy access to frequently used school forms which can be quickly downloaded.

Events

Events at Ditton

There is always something exciting going on within school! Have a look at our photo gallery to see what the children have been doing!

What Our Parents Think

Please click below to see what our parents say about the school!

Parent Questionnaire T2 2017

Parent Questionnaire T2 2016

"Our ethos is one of caring, sharing, learning and achieving within an inclusive environment."