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Fresh and Focussed Learning

Fresh and Focussed Learning Tailor-made learning is to replace the national curriculum at Newington Community primary School in Ramsgate. During the coming months, the platform for education will become bespoke to better suit the needs of each child. Head Teacher Cliff Stokes explained: “For years we have matched what we deliver to dovetail with individual needs and this has been very successful. Now we are broadening our scope and becoming more innovative in how we teach. Our staff has the expertise, professionalism, dedication and passion for us to write our own curriculum. This is underway with a fresh and focussed...

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New Outdoor Learning Centre is Awesome Say Pupils

“New Outdoor Learning Centre is Awesome!”   Say, Pupils   An outdoor learning centre is the latest addition to Ramsgate Arts Primary in its first year since opening its new school complex. Parents and children enjoyed a picnic lunch on the all-weather grass after an official ribbon-snipping ceremony by pupils heralded the multi-use facility officially ‘open’.   Children then had the chance to test out the many and varied learning and play stations that will be used for a range of activities as well as for more formal teaching. Special guest at the opening was Colin Clutterbuck from Living Timber who...

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Worries and Well-Being

 Worries and Well-Being   A special initiative to help children deal with their worries has been successfully introduced at Ramsgate Arts Primary School. Each classroom has a Worry Box where pupils can post their thoughts about things that may be concerning them; there is also a central Worry Box in the main corridor. The front of the box bears this message: “Write or draw what you are worried about and put it in the box. Remember, sharing your worries really helps.” Younger pupils can pop their thoughts into the mouth of a cuddly soft toy Worry Monster, who was...

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Hillview Teacher Wins Kent Sport Teacher of the Year

Hillview Teacher Wins Kent Sport Teacher of the Year Congratulations to Mrs Tayla Strudwick who has just been awarded Kent’s overall Sport Teacher of the year! (As well as winning Tonbridge and Malling Sport Teacher of the year) She has provided fantastic opportunities here for our students through her cheerleading squads. Most recently taking the squads to Disneyland, the London Marathon and winning first place at the National School Championships!   Her boundless energy and enthusiasm throughout the school day, after school clubs, and during the weekend competitions, are contagious. As such, her students always give her 100% pure commitment!...

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Celebrating Diversity from Around the World

Celebrating Diversity from Around the World Global traditions and beliefs ranging from Maori warriors to Chinese dragon art have been explored by children at Ramsgate Arts Primary School where pupils worked in mixed age groups in teacher-led workshops to celebrate World Day for Cultural Diversity, initiated by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. Here is a taster of their programme for the day. Texan line dancing – pupils learnt about the origin of line dancing and learnt to line dance in the dance studio. Peruvian weaving – pupils learnt about weaving in Peru by exploring footage...

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