We are a busy and friendly school, with lots going on. Our website aims to give you a taste of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Throughout my time as Headteacher here at Okehampton Primary School, it has been my ongoing goal to ensure that the children have the best experiences of school. I believe that a good attitude to learning starts with self-belief and self-esteem. This allows children to tackle any obstacles that may be ahead of them, both academically and emotionally.
Striving towards success and having aspiration, accumulates in a positive and rewarding learning experience and results in good achievement across the curriculum.
I see parental involvement in a child's education as a partnership. Working together with common goals ensures that the children have the best care and guidance that we can offer to help them succeed.
Our Vision Statement was renewed in 2015 and is our firm commitment :
'We will provide outstanding Teaching and Learning so that each of our children is inspired to excel within an environment where they feel valued, safe and respected.'
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Okehampton Primary School is part of the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. Please follow the page link to find out more about our trust.
Current School Awards
We are pleased to announce we have now secured the following awards:
As a school we have committed to engage with the 360 degree safe self review tool as a means of reviewing practice and implementing actions that will improve online safety at the school.
As a school we have received recognition for our commitment to developing e-safety, as evidenced by our use of the 360 degree safe self review tool.
360 degree safe has won a number of national awards, here are a few of the judges comments...
"360 degree safe engages the school community, provides an excellent way for schools to move forward, is free, comprehensive, easy to use and has clearly been developed with users in mind. It provides advice and resources that save time." BETT Award Winner - Leadership & Management
"360 degree safe is a well-designed, user friendly, online tool for schools to review their e-safety provision. It helps them identify strengths / weaknesses & develop an improvement action plan". Nominet Award Winner - Making the internet safer awards
"An excellent tool that helps empower schools to develop and test their own safety policies and make their own choices on e-safety." ISPA Award Winner
"This BCS award highlights 360 degree safe's best practice, innovation and excellence". BCS UK IT Award Winner
Comments from our Eco School Green Flag Assessment......
"The school, and particularly the Eco Watch Team, can be very proud of:
- The enthusiasm of knowledge of the children I met, who were clearly passionate about being 'eco' and very proud of their school.
- The school was a completely litter free environment.
- The wonderful displays of work relating to the Eco schools work and topics.
- The huge variety of initiates and eco-activities in the school grounds - although the grounds are large, every corner seems to be used for environmental learning.
- Excellent initiatives and on-going relationships with the local community and wider global communities."
We are fortunate at our school to have extensive school grounds that allow us the opportunity to create outdoor learning opportunities for our pupils. A wooded Environmental Area, pond with pond dipping platforms, a fire circle, traditionally built timber shelter with cob seating and pizza oven, raised beds and a keyhole garden for growing our own produce all help to support and enhance our environmental learning and Eco School Green Flag journey.
Our pupils enjoy the opportunity to contribute towards our success as an Eco School by being members of our Eco Watch Team, School Nutrition Action Group or having the opportunity to carry out practical environmental duties in and around our school. Litter picking, paper recycling, composting food waste, gardening and energy savings are all carried out by our diligent, budding environmentalists.
We share elements of our good practice with other schools and teaching staff by presenting our work at teacher training events for Resource Futures. Look through our archive of newsletters to see our fantastic journey:
Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad.
Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn't just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.
Detailed information on these opportunities, including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
From 22 October 2019, organisations participating or wishing to participate in the Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps actions managed by a National Agency have to manage their organisation's information through a new organisation registration system. This new system, accessible through the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps platform, makes it easier for most organisations to register and to participate with less information requested.
For more information about the new platform, please see the changes to registration page.
Organisations wanting to participate in Erasmus+ may engage in a number of development and networking activities, including strategic improvement of the professional skills of their staff, organisational capacity building, and creating transnational cooperative partnerships with organisations from other countries in order to produce innovative outputs or exchange best practices.
In addition, organisations facilitate the learning mobility opportunities for students, education staff, trainees, apprentices, volunteers, youth workers and young people.
The benefits for involved organisations include an increased capacity to operate at an international level, improved management methods, access to more funding opportunities and projects, increased ability to prepare, manage, and follow-up projects, as well as a more attractive portfolio of opportunities for learners and staff at participating organisations.
Key Action 1 aims to encourage the mobility of students, staff, youth workers, and young people. Organisations can arrange to send or receive students and staff to or from participating countries, as well as organise teaching, training, learning activities.
Key Action 2 is designed to develop the education, training, and youth sectors through five main activities:
Key Action 3 aims to increase the participation of young people in democratic life, especially in discussions with policy makers, as well as developing knowledge in the fields of education, training, and youth.
Opportunities for teaching, research, and policy debate on the EU and its policies.
Designed to develop and implement joint activities to promote sport and physical activity, identify and implement innovative activities in the field of sport, and manage not-for-profit events to increase participation in sport.