Let Your Light Shine

Exford C Of E First School

Exford Church of England First School based on Exmoor has the overarching vision to provide an excellent education for the young people through highly effective collaboration, based upon mutual challenge and support.

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Head Of School
Exford C Of E First School

Mrs Nicola Stenner

Main Points of Contact:

Executive Headteacher: Naomi Philp

Head Of School: Mrs Nicola Stenner

SENCO: Mrs Nicola Stenner

Co-Chair of Governors: Helen Jenkinson and Frances Nicholson

Main contacts for parents and enquiries:

General Enquiries: School Office - Kirsty Lobley

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: SENDCO

Paper copies of information on the website or Governor Minutes: School Office - Kirsty Lobley

All can be contacted via the details below, at the bottom of the page.

Welcome to Exford First School!

Welcome and thank you for showing an interest in learning at Exford Church of England First School. This is an incredibly special school with a strong sense of community in which each pupil is a valued and respected member.

We are an inclusive school. We welcome all pupils and strive to ensure they become enthusiastic learners. The confidence, happiness and security of our pupils is our priority at all times.

Our children know we have three school rules, which are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Ready. These three principles help us to ensure that all children get the very best out of their education every day.

Our curriculum is focused on the needs of our children in our community. We work very closely with the Exmoor National Park Authority to deliver Generation Exmoor - see our Generation Exmoor page to find out more.

'Let Your Light Shine'

We endeavour to help our pupils grow and gain skills to be independent in their learning and offer a foundation for lifelong learning in school, at home and in the wider world.

Mrs Nicola Stenner - Head Of School

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Exford Church of
England First School
TA24 7PP

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See our frequently asked questions across a range of subjects from everyday school attendance to special trips, extra curricular activities and admissions.

Can my child wear jewellery in school?

We ask that pupils do not wear jewellery in school.

Do you involve parents/carers in planning activities outside the classroom and school trips?

Advice from parents or carers is welcomed and essential on these occasions.

Accessibility & SEND
How accessible is the school and its facilities and how will my child be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?

Moorland Federation Schools, complete an accessibility self-audit. Efforts are made to make each school as accessible as possible within the constraints in existing buildings.

Accessibility & SEND
How do Moorland Federation schools promote caring attitudes?

Our teachers adopt differentiated teaching and learning styles to cater to individual student needs. We believe in creating an environment that enables each child to work at their own pace and level.

How do school keep track of children’s additional needs?

Every school has a SEND register, which is a list of children at the school who have a Special Educational Need or Disability and need something additional to or different from their classmates above and beyond the scaffolds and adaptations made during everyday class teaching.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you cater to the individual needs of each student?

Our teachers adopt differentiated teaching and learning styles to cater to individual student needs. We believe in creating an environment that enables each child to work at their own pace and level.

How do you identify children with SEND?

We think of it as identifying children that have barriers to their learning and we do what we can to remove those barriers.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you implement your vision in the schools?

Our vision is implemented by creating learning environments that fosters self-confidence, positive growth mindset, independence, and motivation. We create an atmosphere where children feel safe, secure, happy, inspired and valued.

Christian Distinctiveness
How do you incorporate the ethos of "Growing together, learning for life"?

We encourage children to showcase their talents, to be proud of their achievements, and share their unique qualities with others. We also encourage supporting each other and model positive behaviours, ensure we can all live up to the "Growing together, learning for life" ethos.

How do you instil a sense of responsibility and independence in students?

We encourage children to be aware of their actions and take responsibility for them. We provide opportunities for them to make choices and decisions, fostering a sense of independence.

Behaviour & Bullying

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