We Love, Live and Learn Together

Timberscombe CofE First School

We are part of the Moorland Federation group of schools and as such we retain the ethos of putting children at the heart of all our decision making.

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Head Of School
Timberscombe CofE First School

Mrs Angela Hall

Executive Headteacher: Mrs Naomi Philp

Head Of School:  Mrs Angela Hall

SENCO: Mrs Angela Hall

Co-Chair of Governors: Helen Jenkinson and Frances Nicholson

Main contacts for parents and enquiries:

General Enquiries - School Office - Miss Laura Tarr

Special Educational Needs - SENCO - Mrs Angela Hall

Paper copies of information on the website or Governor Minutes - School Office - Miss Laura Tarr

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

Welcome to Timberscombe First School!

We are part of the Moorland Federation group of schools. As such we are all very proud to put children at the heart of all our decision making. We share an Executive Head, Mrs Naomi Philp, with the other four schools in our federation: Exford C of E First School, Cutcombe C of E First School, Dunster First School and St Dubricius C of E First School.  This means we can pool our strengths to ensure the children get the richest experience possible.  We are very proud of the Christian aims and values on which our school is based and we aim to provide an exciting and engaging education for each and every child.  

As a staff we feel privileged to work with young, enthusiastic learners and want to make their time with us as exciting and productive as possible.  We believe that children thrive in a positive environment where there is an ethos of nurture with respect for the individual, and unlimited hopes and aspirations for each of their bright futures.  We aim to be a school where all people feel welcome and valued and where all our children can develop the life skills and learning habits necessary for personal success and happiness.

'We Love, Live and Learn Together'

As a Church of England school we are proud to support the vision for education:

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.

Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.

Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.

Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.

If you are looking for a school in the area please do get in touch so we can help guide you in finding the right educational setting and environment for your child.

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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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