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.
First of all a huge thank you to everyone for supporting Census Day yesterday. We had a fantastic uptake on school dinners which will really help our funding.
Also, thank you to all the parents who sent backs responses to the parent questionnaire last term. The results can now be found on our website. We are currently looking at ways in which we can improve sharing information with you about your child’s progress and we have already created a reading overview which can be found in your child’s contact book.
I did have to speak to children in assembly this week about a game some children had been playing called ‘Peanuts’. This generally involved children playing ‘It’ but trying to poke/pinch/touch each other in the ‘pants’ area. We spoke about how this was not an appropriate game to play and that our pants area is private. Sometimes a doctor, nurse or family members might have look at this area, but they should always explain why and ask you if it’s ok first. We also discussed how delicate these parts of our body can be and if they get hurt it can sometimes involve a trip to the hospital. The link below will take you to the parent’s section of the NSPCC website if you wish to explore this further at home.
I have noticed that some children have had lovely new watches for Christmas or birthdays. However, some of these have a camera and we do not permit them in school. This is to ensure that children are safeguarded in response to parental wishes about photograph consent. If your child wishes to wear a watch to school, please ensure it is a traditional one with numbers around the face as this will help children learn to tell the time.
We are delighted that our school attendance is currently 97.05% especially at this time of year when there are many coughs and colds about. Well done to Silver Class as well who won Attendance Ted this week with 99.2%.
Have a lovely weekend.
Mrs C Lewer
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.
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 Mrs Coles (Inclusion Assistant) and Mrs 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:
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."