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.
I just wanted to update you on a couple of staff changes and put in a plea for some resources to add to our lunchtime activities.
Miss Robb has been selected as our new Deputy Headteacher and Miss Major is our new Key Stage 1 leader. Miss Robb will continue to lead the Foundation Stage as part of her role.
Mrs Espadas, our lead Midday Meals Supervisor went on some training in Term 5 and has some exciting ideas to make lunchtimes more enjoyable for our children. To do this we need some old cases which we can fill with dressing up clothes, material, old domestic phones (not mobiles), old pots and pans. If you have any of these items that you would be happy to donate, please bring them to the school office. We would also ask that every child has a pair of wellington boots in school so that a class each day can access the field during the winter months and take part in some outdoor ‘forest school’ type activities.
Thursday was Mrs Smith’s last day before she begins her maternity leave. We will let you know the name and sex of the new arrival soon! I would like to thank her for her hard work and dedication to Ditton Infant School over the last 2 years.
Next Friday Caterlink are starting to deliver some workshops for children. Purple Class will be the first group to take part followed by ‘old Blue Class’ come September. They will be making bread and tasting different foods as a sensory activity. Please see Miss Seymour if you have any concerns about allergies/intolerances.
Please remember it’s our Summer Fair tomorrow from 11am-3pm. The new Mayor will be opening the event. Please come along and support the school. Thank you to everyone who has helped with the organisation so far and for your generous donations last week.
Have a lovely weekend.
We understand that choosing the first school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make.
We will be holding Open Mornings in November where we will give you a tour around the school and provide you with all the information you will need to apply for your child’s place.
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.
Karen Gillard (Inclusion Manager) leads our Wellbeing Team. She is supported by Angela Coles and Karen Bridle 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:
Drawing & Talking Therapy
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is always something exciting going on within school! Have a look at our photo gallery to see what the children have been doing!
"Our ethos is one of caring, sharing, learning and achieving within an inclusive environment."