Beckley CE Primary School is a popular and successful village school with high standards of teaching & learning and behaviour. We have a strong community ethos and a lively and progressive approach to classroom practice.
Our school is in the picturesque village of Beckley, nestling in the rolling 1066 countryside, 5½ miles northwest of the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye in East Sussex.
Sports Clubs are Back!
It has been fantastic to take another small step towards ‘normailty’ in Term 5, by starting up our after-school sports club programme. Not surprisingly, pupils have been incredibly enthusiastic about signing up for either the Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 clubs after school. In fact, the numbers for our Key Stage 2 club has meant that we needed to have additional adults to help supervise the children! Our Sports Coach, Mr Bourne said, “It is so pleasing to see the enthusiasm of the children in the clubs after school. They are showing a very positive attitude and thoroughly enjoy their session every week.”
We are hoping to broaden the range of after school clubs in September, so if there are any parents who might offer to run a club for a term, please speak to Mr Thurston.
COVID-19 Beckley School Update – May 2021
As the government slowly begin to ‘unlock’ the country and we begin to emerge after lockdown, there are a few changes to the guidelines and recommendations for schools. We follow the recommended advice issued from both the Department of Education and East Sussex County Council to support us making our own risk assessments and our latest assessment can be seen by clicking on the link below.
In summary, we will:
- Continue to have staggered drop-off and pick-up times for the start and end of the day
- Continue to have staggered lunchtime arrangements
- Continue to run breakfast club and some after-school clubs
- Continue to have classes operating in their bubbles for most of the school day
- Continue to have designated toilets for each class
- Continue to have regular hand washing for all people in school, several times every day
- Maintain appropriate ventilation in the school building and use the heater/air conditioning units according to the guidelines issued by the DfE, ESCC and the Health and Safety Executive
We have introduced:
- A mixed playtime every morning for Key Stage 1 and every afternoon for KS2
- Lunchtimes in the school orchard or the school field, weather permitting
- Plans for an end of year KS2 production in July
- Plans for some local class trips and off-site visits in Term 6
Here is a copy of our latest risk assessment, for your information:
Our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing:
As we continue to manage social distancing and other restrictions in our lives, our mental health and emotional wellbeing is becoming an increasingly important issue for us all. The following links will take you to some excellent resources that the school recommend using to support this important area of our lives.
Website – Action Your Potential (password Neocortex123)
Here are some really great well-being activities to have a go at doing.
The Genesis Federation:
Beckley CE Primary School is part of The Genesis Federation with Peasmarsh CE Primary School. Our two schools still both maintain their unique identities, however our federation links allow staff to work together to support the teaching and learning in both schools by sharing resources, facilities and staff training opportunities, wherever appropriate.
Our Federation embraces the creation and development of ‘human flourishing’ through wisdom, hope, community and dignity. We nourish our community on a journey of spiritual, moral, physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth that helps everyone fulfil their potential through the promises and love of God. We work in harmony to promote ‘Life in all its fullness’.
Pupils, staff and parents are proud of their school and value the caring ethos. Pupils are polite, caring and respectful and get on very well with each other. They actively support each other’s learning. Staff are relentless and passionate in their desire to provide the best possible learning experiences and outcomes for their pupils. Parents and carers are very supportive and extremely positive about the school.
We maintain very close ties with the Church and local community and make full use of all local facilities to provide a high quality learning experience for all our pupils.