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Key Information About Our School

Great Leighs Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy which can be viewed in the Policies section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We refer to the Southend Essex and Thurrock (SET).

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Janis Waters (Headteacher). Our Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Clare Dyke (SENCO).

Each year we look at how we can further and develop our school. We identify key areas for school improvement which are put on the School Improvement Plan, shared termly with Governors. This year’s identified targets are set out on the left hand side, and on the right hand side we have outlined how parents and carers can support us in these aims.

Some children who experience difficulties with learning from time to time and need help either to catch up or to go further with their work. We make arrangements for each individual child and carefully assess them to see what stage of special educational need or disability they have.

The child’s class teacher sets appropriate learning objectives and outcomes and support is provided usually in class, or sometimes in small groups working outside the classroom. In some sessions the child may work with a Learning Support Assistant, under the guidance of the teacher.

Our SEN Information Report and SEN Policy provide more detail.

Information on provision made by Essex County Council for children with SEN can be found in the Essex Local Offer.

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011, and is paid to the school by means of a specific grant based on the school census figures for pupils registered as eligible for free school meals (FSM), and for pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years (known as Ever 6 FSM).

Please click here to open our full Pupil Premium Statement 2018.

Children in EYFS, Yr 1 and Yr 2 automatically qualify for Universal Free School Meals.  However, to continue receiving/qualify for FSM Yr 3 onwards, please follow the link below and complete the Essex CC Free School Meals Questionnaire/application.

In addition, if you think your child (in any school year) would be entitled to Pupil Premium Funding, which covers the cost of up to two in school clubs each term and up to ten pounds towards any class trip, also follow the link below and complete the Essex CC Free School Meals Questionnaire/application.

Great Leighs school is very keen to offer a wide range of sporting opportunities to its pupils, and all pupils are given at least two hours of sport each week. A variety of after-school sporting clubs are offered which are run by teachers, sports coaches and parents – please see our school clubs list for more information. Great Leighs has a fully qualified Forest School’s Coordinator who leads weekly sessions for our KS1 pupils in the local woods and, following the request of the School Council, now offers a morning session plus lunch to KS2 pupils in the summer term. A block of 12 swimming lessons are part of the Year 3 curriculum, which is partly funded by FOGLS.  The Sports Premium funding has enabled the school to raise the profile of PE in the school to extend children’s skills in a variety of different sports.

Please click here for the breakdown of our Sports Premium funding 2017-2018.

The impact of all our sports provision, including that funded by the Sports Premium from September 2016 to September 2017 can be found by clicking here.

Great Leighs Primary School was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2018.  The overall effectiveness of the school was judged to be “Good” with the behaviour of children classed again as ‘Outstanding’.

Parent View gives you the chance to register your views on Great Leighs Primary School.  Please click the link below for further information:

Click click here to view the DfE performance tables.


School Data Summer 2018

Please click here for a summary of key school data this year. National Data is given in brackets next to our data this year. Each cohort of children is different and there are different needs and abilities of children which affect statistical information, as does the size of the cohort. We are proud of all the children and their achievements. Half termly we look at the progress of each child in reading, writing and maths and set goals for the children to help them progress.

The Trustees award grants to those under 25 years of age from the parish to help with further education and training. Those eligible are sixth form students; students at university or college, full or part-time; and those at work undertaking an apprenticeship or other vocational training. Grants are given towards the cost of text books, equipment, tools, materials and specialist clothing. They are also available to local organisations working with young people in the parish.

Applications and enquiries to Sue Bunton – leighseducationalchty@gmail.com.