2023 to 2024 School Prospectus:
'Since joining Barming Primary School a few years ago, it has been great to see the ethos and values of the school continually improve. Not just for children, but for adults too. We are all pulling in the same direction, which is so important. The Barming "team" is always looking to improve and grow as a collective.'
Class Teacher Sam Edwards
‘Leaders implement strategies to reduce workload - one key one for me is no emails out of work hours and if there is a rare email there is no expectation to reply.'
Key Stage 1 Leader Natasha M
Key Worker Jo
'It was wonderful to spend the morning with you and your school community yesterday, I was very impressed with the whole ethos and culture of your school.'
Mind Work Matters Kelly Hannaghan
'Mr Kirby, Mrs Rathbone, Miss Rootes and Mrs Thomas are all nice to me and help me with everything.'
Year 6 child
'When you are stuck on your work teachers help us and we have lots of wellbeing time to socialise.'
Year 6 Polly
'I love how everyone is equal!'
Year 6 Faith and Alexa
'My oldest son James use to attend Barming Primary School up until last year. The whole time he was there was very trying and hard he has since been diagnosed with ADHD and ASD. His behaviour became such an emotional strain on myself as he was a school refuser and he would regularly run from staff become aggressive and then agitated. I really struggled every day to get him in to school. The staff at Barming where so amazing I don't know how I would have managed without there support. Mrs Darby especially, was very kind helpful exploring every option with me and also checking in to see how I was coping in general as I have 3 other children who also attend Barming. Miss Rootes was also very involved in the care and education of my son and she helped me to make some hard but needed choices, she referred us to all avenues of help available and all of them tried there best for James in every way.
The whole school is fantastic and I very much appreciate everything, that not only Miss Rootes and Mrs Darby did but every member of staff as they really are a brilliant team. I also think it's so nice to see Mr laker and other teachers on the gate of the school every day rain or shine it make them so approachable and the school is so welcoming!'
Parent - James' Mum
'Barming Primary School staff have and continue to provide our son with exceptional care. Our son has a very rare genetic condition which results in him having a complex neurological profile. All staff at Barming Primary School show an incredible amount of patience and understanding even when Oakley is unable to express exactly what maybe upsetting him. Staff are prompt at meeting his needs and at contacting us should there be any concerns. Oakley's difficulties can be very difficult to detect and he will keep a lot of things internalised. Staff are vigilant and proactive in ensuring that Oakley's struggles at school are kept to a minimum to prevent him enduring unnecessary psychological distress. We are kept fully informed of Oakley's wellbeing at school and communication between staff and us as parents is fantastic. Despite Oakley's struggles, staff go above and beyond to ensure that Oakley is able to participate in all school activities including school residential trips, with relevant adjustments being made when necessary. As parents we feel that any concerns we have had in relation to Oakley have always been taken seriously by members of staff and dealt with correctly. We have been and continue to feel very reassured and comfortable with Oakley being in the care of staff at Barming Primary School throughout his primary education.'
Parent - Rachel Cutler-Fielding
'The various communications that the school sends out about the in-person or online classes provided, either at the school or externally, which are available for parents really encourages people to seek any help that they may need on any number of topics. The teaching staff have always been quick to respond to any messages that I have sent to them, electronically or written and explained what is happening in class.
The school actively encourages participation in outdoor activities & sports, getting the children outside in all seasons, not just at break times, but through the forest school provision, lunch and after-school clubs. I know that all three of my children have really loved the forest school sessions that they have had and have always they come back with big smiles on their faces when talking about what they did during these sessions.
I would like to thank the school for making it a place where they have felt welcome and part of a bigger family.'
Parent - Richard Planck
'I just wanted to let you know how much Alysia is enjoying coming into school in the mornings. She said she loves colouring before registration and talking to her friends so we never have any wobbles going in.
I think it's a fantastic idea to let the children talk and play and warm their little brains up before the real work starts and really helps their well being.
Since Barming has changed the policy to allow all the year groups to mix she has told me that she can play with her friend Molly who is in the year below and they always arrange to meet on the top playground. She also really enjoys being able to play with the older children and she seems to know everyone and has really grown in confidence. I believe this helps the older children be more caring and considerate of the younger ones and are good role models.
Keep up the good work.'
Parent - Carly Brinn
Pupil Online Survey - May 2023
Year 2 to Year 6
Parent Online Survey - May 2023 (155 Responses)
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