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Sedley's Church of England

Primary School

From Tiny Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow

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Welcome to Sedley's Church Of England Primary School

 

A very warm welcome to Sedley's CE Primary School. I am Mrs Wall and I am very proud to be the Executive Headteacher of this incredibly special school. I have been at Sedley's since January and have enjoyed getting to know the children and community surrounding our school.

We are extremely proud of our amazing history and we are passionate about preserving the uniqueness of its roots, however we are also committed to ensuring the children experience a fun, broad and engaging and current curriculum.

 

We are a small, four-class, village school tucked away in Southfleet. Our school was founded in 1637 by Sir John Sedley and remains at the heart of the community, we have been extended numerous times, but the original school building and even the air raid shelter are still used! 

 

We are a popular and over-subscribed school and we enjoy being actively involved in village life. We currently hold a Good OFSTED grade and an Outstanding Church School Inspection grade.

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

While Covid is preventing our usual way of inviting you in and sharing our school, I hope that you find everything you are looking for on our website but if you do not then please do not hesitate to contact us on 01474 833221 or by emailing manager@sedleys.kent.sch.uk.

 

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am delighted to update you that I have been appointed Chair of Governors at Sedley's.  For those of you I don’t know, I have 2 children at the school, I first lived in Southfleet at the age of 9 and have always loved the village.  I think it’s a huge privilege to be part of a school that has such a strong sense of community.  I am a chartered accountant so my first role on the Governors was supporting the finance.  Being a Governor is a hugely rewarding role and we all continually strive to ensure we are working towards the best possible outcomes for all our children.

 

Thank you to all of you as parents who have taken on the role of teacher since the Covid outbreak.  I know this put a lot of strain on many of you, especially those that were also working.  Clearly we need to take sensible measures as we navigate the months ahead while Covid is still with us.  We will continue to work with you and do our utmost to maintain a good education for every child as we progress through this academic year.  For example, we are looking into online teaching in the event a bubble has to go home for a period.

At Sedleys we want all our children to have a love of learning.  To support this, we have introduced the growth mindset to our teaching.  Please do google the growth mindset.  Also, Matthew Syed has written a book for 10 year olds titled “You are Awesome” which is worth reading to continue the growth mindset at home.  In summary, there is an underlying principle that anyone can learn anything, it encourages a curious mind and encourages children to learn from mistakes rather than worry about failure.  Academic research shows that a growth mindset results in increased learning and more resilient adults. 

 

I have huge faith in the leadership of the school, they have done so much in their short time with us and the Governors feel very lucky to have their skills and experience at Sedley's.  I’m sure you will join me in thanking them for all they have done for us and also join me in thanking our whole school team for their positivity and support in reopening the school this term.  I know they have all undertaken some fantastic training putting them in a great place to deliver a fantastic curriculum this year.

 

I am very excited about the start of a new academic year and the opportunities that brings us to continue the learning of our children.

With best wishes

Sarah Humphreys

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