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

It’s been quite a week here at Ditton Infant School. On Thursday Anne from the ‘Amazing Grace’ team came with Brian May to speak to the children about keeping our garden’s hedgehog friendly. They also kindly donated our first feature for our wildlife garden. We are now the proud owners of what they have named a ‘heavy metal hedgehog home’ and we have been asked to name 3 baby hedgehogs. We will hold some class votes next week and send our suggestions to Anne who will then document their growth and send us regular emails and photos. Your children were beautifully behaved and I was astounded about how much they knew not only about hedgehogs but also Brian May. Some photos of the event will be on our website soon and next week each child will bring home a hedgehog sized template so you can make holes in your garden fences big enough to allow them to roam. Thanks must also go to Tracey Crouch who helped us set up this unforgettable afternoon.

I also had the pleasure of meeting lots of new parents and grandparents during our Year R lunchtimes this week. I hope all visitors enjoyed their lunch and had the opportunity to learn about lunchtimes at Ditton Infant School.

We finished the week with a non-uniform day in aid of Jeans for Genes. Thank you for all your donations. I will let you know how much we raised in next week’s blog.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs 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 2018

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 9th 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.

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:

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

Click here to see what our current parents say about the school!

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