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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 and Partnerships
360 Degree Safe
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.
Okehampton Primary School is part of the Ogden Trust Primary Partnership to deliver inspiring, hands-on science to our pupils, raising the profile of the subject and encouraging the children to believe they can be scientists!
As part of an Ogden school partnership, we can access funding and subject specific teacher CPD to support physics teaching and learning. By working with The Ogden Trust and in partnership with other local schools, we can provide more enrichment and enhancement activities for our pupils; science leaders from each of the partnership schools meet termly to plan an exciting and inspiring programme of events.
The Ogden Trust is a charitable trust that exists to promote the teaching and learning of physics, with the overall goal of increasing the number of students taking physics at GCSE, A-level and at university. Through the School Partnerships programme, the Trust offers funding and support to groups of schools that are committed to enhancing physics teaching and learning.
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.