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Kingsdown & Ringwould

Church of England Primary School

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Glen Road, Kingsdown
Deal, Kent, CT14 8DD

A Nurture School

As an accredited Nurture School, Kingsdown and Ringwould look to develop the whole child by ensuring that the basic life skills are nurtured and developed in order for learning and academic success to be experienced. On entry to school, each child is profiled using Boxall. This starting point for each individual guides us to provide the best experiences whenever they join us so we can enhance their learning journey. Learning through play is continued beyond the early years and we drive ourselves to provide a broad curriculum with a wealth of enrichment opportunities built in. We regularly use Leuven when we notice changes in behaviour and our open-door policy enables parents to confidently share things in a child’s personal life which can be affecting their well-being.

“Their curiosity and enjoyment in finding out about people and the world is nurtured. As a result, they make very rapid progress personally, socially and in all areas of learning.” Ofsted 2016

Through our nurturing approach, we empower children to take responsible risks and develop a self-confidence that provides them with the skills to enjoy their school experiences.

Six Overarching Principles: 
1. Children’s learning is understood developmentally

2. The environment offers a safe base

3. The importance of nurture for the development of self-esteem

4. Language is a vital means of communication

5. It is understood that all behaviour is communication

6. The importance of transition in children’s lives is understood. 

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