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EAST HUNTSPILL SCHOOL
 
New Road
East Huntspill
Highbridge
Somerset
TA9 3PT
01278 782453  

Email: office@easthuntspill.somerset.sch.uk

Head Teacher: Mr James Peate

Current Number on Roll 54 (September 2013)
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IT was a cause for celebration, as both schools in the Huntspill Federation were rated Good by Ofsted.

Back in February 2016, both West and East Huntspill Primary schools were inspected, with the reports being released on 10th March 2016.

The result graded the schools good in all five categories of effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare, outcomes for pupils and early years provision.

Head teacher, James Peate, was praised in the report.

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East Huntspill Primary School's plans to create a new wildlife garden in part of their grounds has received a funding boost this week.
The school's gardening club, which has helped design the plans with parents, teachers and children, has received £250 from Wessex Water as part of it's enrivonmental projects scheme. The firm's Jonathan Barker presented the cheque and a Watermark Award to the school on Friday.
An important part of the school's curriculum is learning from nature and the children's immediate environment.
 
Therefore, as part of the Forest Schools' outdoor educational network, they are keen to expand their existing garden of vegetable beds into a wildlife garden complete with a natural pond area.
"The children have been ready to start digging since the council approved our plans", said Angela Fey, Parent Governor. "Staff and gardening club volunteers have been involved in the decision making on what kind of things we want.  We are going to dedicate the wildlife pond area to a great supporter of our school who sadly died.  She had an idea of having the children's footprints on slabs around the school and we hope to incorporate these into the pathway around the pond.  We are delighted that Wessex Water is supporting our plans, and what better place to say thank you than at the school's celebratory assembly on Valentine's Day."
Starting from scratch is not cheap but the school is determined to build their new garden step by step and stage one will be creating the pond area, with it's decking for pond dipping and obligatory safety fence around it.
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Click here to see the September 2013 Huntspill School Ofsted Report - plus the follow-up HMI Ofsted Visit Letter from December 2013, which shows we are on track to improve.
 
 
 
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East Huntspill School Gardening Club are saving the Morrison's Let's Grow vouchers, if anybody has any please drop into the school office.

 

 

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Kier Living, the construction company building the affordable housing development at Hackness Farm in East Huntspill, invited all the children from nearby East Huntspill Primary school to the site on 19 July to meet Kieran, the company’s health & safety mascot, and to learn about the dangers of playing on building sites.
Senior site manager Jamie Coram met 52 children, with Kieran on hand to help sign them in with special day passes and issue them all with PPE (personal protective equipment).
Paul Postlethwaite, Kier Living’s operations manager, told the children about health & safety on a building site. They saw lots of heavy equipment and had to think about all the possible hazards there might be on a building site and how important it is never to enter one on their own.
“We were delighted to be able to show the children what we are doing here at Hackness Farm,” said Jamie, “Kieran’s appearance always makes an impression and the event is a fun and informative way to make the health & safety message really memorable.”
Jamie also challenged the children to design a set of posters for the recycling facilities which are part of development. The three winning posters – for the water butt, the compost bin and the general recycling bin - will be turned into stickers and become permanent fixtures on the finished homes.
Teacher Emily Earle added: "The children really enjoyed their visit to the Kier building site. They were delighted to wear their hard hats and to hear all about being safe on building sites. Meeting Kieran was a particular highlight. They have all been very busy designing their eco posters and talking about why it is not safe for children to play on building sites. Thank you Kier for inviting us and we look forward to seeing how the building progresses."

 

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