Our vision…to be an excellent Christian primary school at the heart of the community where we inspire, excite and enable children to achieve.
Teaching and Learning
Wateringbury CE Primary School follows the National Curriculum and places reading at its core. Establishing an early love for reading is fundamental to achievement in all subjects and our library and books are at the hub of school life. Our English curriculum draws on quality texts and whole books to inspire children to engage with a book at the deepest level – in reading, in discussion and in written response. In mathematics, we develop pupils who are confident with number, measure and data and are able to solve problems independently. Collective Worship and Religious Education draw us together regularly to reflect on the values of our Christian community : love and compassion towards others, tolerance and celebration of differences, generosity of spirit and resources towards those who have less. Science is practical and investigative, enabling pupils to explore, question and understand the world around them. Curiosity is encouraged. Computing is not an end in itself, but a way of developing logic thinking in children whilst also helping them safely enter the rapidly expanding world of technology. The humanities – history, geography, design & technology, music and art – are linked to the core curriculum where possible and enrich pupils’ learning by widening and deepening their understanding of a complex and endlessly fascinating world. Further information about our curriculum can be found under each subject heading below.
Special Educational Needs
All children at Wateringbury CE Primary School are valued, respected and welcomed to the school whatever their educational need. Our staff support each child’s learning to ensure all children progress well and are fully included in our school activities. Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and Inclusion team provide a base of teaching materials and resources for a variety of needs, and work with teachers to offer advice and individual planning for pupils who need it. Children are withdrawn from class, as needed, for specific skills work. All children’s progress is monitored three times each year through our assessment programme. Provision maps are held by each class teacher and reviewed regularly. At Wateringbury, the learning and achievement of our pupils is our highest priority.