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Welcome tp Deanshanger Primary School


We are an aspiring large village school, keen to reflect upon all aspects of school life to support a breadth of school improvement. Our aim for pupils is simple — to ensure that they achieve and exceed their potential and have a lot of fun along the way. We strive to ensure that every day is filled with happiness, laughter, support, encouragement, and progress. 

We provide a rich diet of broad and authentic experiences to bring learning to life and to deliver the very best opportunities and experiences for our children, all 350 of them, both individually and collectively.  In line with government guidelines, we are strong advocates of a broad and balanced curriculum in every year group. We encourage our children to exercise their 'can do' attitude each day in all subjects, to ensure that they constantly reach for the stars. With amazing children, dedicated and compassionate staff and governors, a very proactive PTA, a very strong community and strong links with other schools,  we are well-placed for ongoing improvement and fun learning opportunities. 

For new parents considering our school for Reception though, please click here for an introduction to our school. Additionally though, school visits are warmly encouraged. 


Ласкаво просимо до початкової школи Діншангер

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Ми – велика сільська школа, яка прагне замислитися над усіма аспектами шкільного життя, щоб підтримати всебічне покращення школи. Наша мета щодо учнів проста — забезпечити, щоб вони досягли та перевищили свій потенціал і отримали багато задоволення на цьому шляху. Ми прагнемо, щоб кожен день був наповнений щастям, сміхом, підтримкою, підбадьоренням та прогресом. Ми пропонуємо багату дієту, яка містить широкий і справжній досвід, щоб оживити навчання та надати найкращі можливості та досвід для наших дітей, усіх 350 як окремо, так і разом. Відповідно до вказівок уряду, ми рішуче виступаємо за широку та збалансовану навчальну програму для кожного року. Ми заохочуємо наших дітей проявляти свою позицію «вмію робити» щодня з усіх предметів, щоб вони постійно тягнулися до зірок. Завдяки чудовим дітям, відданому та чуйному персоналу та керівникам, дуже ініціативному PTA, дуже сильному співтовариству та міцним зв’язкам з іншими школами  ми маємо хороші умови для постійного вдосконалення та можливостей для цікавого навчання. Для нових батьків, які розглядають нашу школу для прийому, будь ласка, натисніть тут, щоб ознайомитися з нашою школою. Крім того, відвідини школи гаряче заохочуються.

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Managing risks

Although we have multiple and very important measures in place to minimise risk, our 'new normal' provides a very happy, creative and effective way for our pupils to make positive steps forward in their learning. Any gaps in learning and additional needs have been identified, and additional support has been put in place.  

July 2022 Risk Assessment 

School attendance is mandatory for all pupils of compulsory school age and it is our priority to ensure that as many children as possible regularly attend school. We will be monitoring attendance, as in regular pre-COVID times, and following up as needed. Wherever possible, we will support children who are self-isolating because they have tested positive to work or learn from home, if they are well enough to do so of course. 

  • hygiene will continue to be high on the agenda with the children reminded about coughing, sneezing, washing their hands and using hand sanitiser (when they are unable to use water and soap). The ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach continues to be very important
  • all indoor spaces will continue to be well ventilated with doors and windows open and CO2 monitors in place to ensure that we know when increased ventilation is required. We will endeavour to balance the need for increased ventilation while maintaining a comfortable temperature.
  • maintaining a high level of cleaning and bringing in extra cleaning and/or fogging canisters if cases in a class or year group rise. This includes a particular focus on frequently touched surfaces.
  • whist staff will no longer be wearing face coverings in shared spaces, there may be times when we review and amend this based on the number of positive COVID cases in school. 
  • we will continue to follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19. We will also direct out parents to this. 
  • PPE will continue to be available to all staff, but it is unlikely that it will be required. It remains available however for instances when we may need to 'step up' measures. 

In most cases, parents and carers will agree that a pupil with the key symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend the school, given the potential risk to others. Although very unlikely, we reserve the right to refuse attendance to a child if we feel we need to protect other children and staff. 

The actions above will be constantly reviewed as a living document, and we are ready to step up and step down our measures as required. As has become the norm, updates on COVID numbers and measures will be regularly shared with all members of the school community. 

Our measures are based on the most recent government guidance - February 2022, b ut it must be noted that this has now been withdrawn and therefore many of the actions above are unlikely to be necessary.  

Please also find supporting materials - Behaviour Policy COVID-19 Addendum, advice from the LA regarding 'Supporting vulnerable children, 2021-22 Recovery Premium Grant and Curriculum, our previous School Recovery Plan, our previous Remote Learning Policy and a parent document released by the Department for Education


Rachel Rice



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