At the heart
of our community

Welcome to Membury Primary Academy and Pre-School

We are a small school at the heart of our community in rural East Devon where we create close, supportive relationships. We get to know all children individually and have high expectations of behaviour and attainment. Our small class sizes allow us to tailor the learning to meet the needs of each child.

We use our Forest School environment to take learning outside the classroom and inspire children’s learning. We also link with our partner schools to provide enrichment in arts, sport and music.

I hope you find the information on our website useful and informative, and we welcome visits from prospective parents and children. You will be assured of a warm and friendly welcome!

Tracey Leganski

Head of School

Safeguarding Statement

We recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. The Senior Designated Officer (SDO) is the Senior Teacher Miss Emily Scriven. For a copy of the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy please click on the policies link under the information tab above.The procedures contained in this policy apply to all staff and governors and are consistent with those of the Devon Safeguarding Children Board (DSCB).

e-safety Statement

At Membury Primary we are committed to the use of computer technologies and recognise the Internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages. We acknowledge that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils.

All pupils use computer facilities, including the internet, as an essential part of the curriculum and to support learning opportunities within the school. There are well publicised concerns regarding access to materials on the internet that would be unsuitable for pupils. The school takes reasonable steps to minimise the access to unsuitable material by ensuring supervised usage of the internet alongside a filtered internet service provider which prevents access to specific internet sites.

For more information about e-safety, or any other safeguarding issue, please see the information board by the school office, or use the links below.

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

www.pitda.co.uk/

www.devonsafeguardingchildren.org

Prevent Duty

In July 2015, the Government published advice for Governing bodies, school leaders and school staff. The advice explained what the Prevent Duty means for school and how schools should demonstate compliance with the duty.

The Prevent Duty is part of the school's safeguarding procedures and practices.
The leaflet below has been created on preventing terrorism and radicalisation within our Communities.
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Safeguarding Policy 2017.pdf348.5 KB

Visiting Tractor

Visiting Tractor

 

As part of our vehicle topic we were very lucky to have a vintage tractor visit us. We found out about how the wheels were steered, where the smoke from the engine came out, how to change the gears and the jobs that the tractor would do on a farm. We all had turns to sit on the tractor and pretend to drive it. Many thanks to Sandra Little for bringing her tractor for the children to see.

Visiting Motorbike

Visiting Motorbike

As part of Robin class' topic on vehicles, Mr Morgan showed us his motorbike. We found out about the protective clothing that he needs to wear, how fast the bike goes and how it works. 

Bug Hunting

Bug Hunting

 

On Monday of this week, Pre-School, Robins and Owl class spent their Forest School lesson hunting for minibeasts. They were amazed at how many minibeasts that they managed to find! Children studied the bugs in petri dishes, took photos and then released them. After the bug hunt, children researched the minibeasts that we found. It turns out that Ollie and Shack found an oil beetle, which is a species that is under threat. They will report their finding back to the bug trust to help their conservation efforts.

Egg Rolling

Egg Rolling

On Thursday we all went to the hill by the side of the church and took part in our annual egg rolling event. The aim was to get our boiled eggs to the bottom of the hill quickest and the most intact! There was also a prize for the best decorated egg. Well done to Leo for getting the furthest and to Shack for the best decorated egg. Eggcellent effort!

Sport Relief

Sport Relief

We had a fantastic time whilst raising money for Sport Relief on Friday 11th March. Pre-school through to Year 6 and staff ran/walked a mile around the playing fields and were sponsored to do so.