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Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Barming Pre-School and Primary School

Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible And Make Good Choices

Welcome to Term 5 - Monday 15th April to Friday 24th May!
Welcome to Barming Pre-School and Primary School
We are a 2 form entry primary school on the outskirts of Maidstone. It is a co-educational school for children aged 2 to 11 years old. There are currently 416 children on roll.
A Message from the Headteacher
Barming Primary School has so much to offer. Everyone is welcome and children are encouraged to flourish and achieve their goals. Come and find out what we are all about!
Orchard Academy Trust
Barming Primary School is an Academy and is part of the Orchard Trust family of schools. The Trust currently consists of Allington Primary School and Barming Primary School.





Our intention at Barming Primary School is to provide our children with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of 21st Century life.   Our curriculum will support our children to make informed choices around their health, safety, wellbeing, relationships and financial matters and will support them in becoming confident individuals and active members of society.   Through our whole-school approach to PSHE, it is our belief that our children will have high aspirations, a belief in themselves and realise that anything is possible.   Weaving through the heart of our PSHE teaching, is our commitment to enhancing and promoting our core values: Respect, Wisdom, Responsibility and Courage.


Our curriculum also incorporates an age appropriate understanding of RSE (Relationships and Sex Education), as set out in the statutory guidance, which will enable all our children to be safe and understand how to develop healthy relationships, both now and in their future lives.




At Barming Primary School we follow the Kapow Scheme of learning which provides our children with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to effectively navigate the complexities of the 21st Century.   The lessons are taught on a weekly basis in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.


The Kapow scheme of Learning for PSHE consists of five topic areas:


  • Families and Relationships
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Safety and the Changing Body
  • Citizenship
  • Economic Wellbeing


Each topic is revisited every year to allow the children to build on their prior learning.   The lessons also provide a progressive programme, which supports the PSHE Association’s Programme of Study.   Children across the school access a range of high quality teaching and learning activities to ensure that all children are able to access the learning and make progress. 


All lesson plans include ideas for differentiation to stretch the most able learners and give additional support to those who need it.  Many lessons include stories, scenarios, role-play situations and video clips which provide the opportunity for children to engage in real-life and current topics in a safe and structured way.   Teachers are also encouraged to adapt activities accordingly for their classes.




In Reception, PSHE is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded through the curriculum and daily routines.   The objectives taught are from the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Statements from ‘Development Matters in EYFS’.  Examples of how we support the personal, social and emotional development of our pupils in reception are:


  • Use of a buddie system with Year 6 pupils to build constructive and respectful relationships
  • Use of a ‘Calming Corner’ which promotes self-regulation and the ability to express and moderate their own feelings both socially and emotionally
  • Modelling daily routines and practices that support good personal hygiene e.g. washing hands before snack time
  • Use of activities which regularly involve sharing and cooperating with friends and peers


Enrichment Opportunities:


As a school we also have visitors, such as the emergency services, who come into school to complement our PSHE curriculum and offer additional learning opportunities.   This could be through the use of assemblies or year group specific workshops.   PSHE and British Values are also an important part of school assemblies where children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural curiosity is stimulated, challenge and nurtured. As a school, we also want to empower out children to develop an understanding of Anti-Bullying, Cyber-Bulling and Online Safety and give them a safe space to discuss ideas related to these important topics. 




At Barming Primary School, we believe that a meaningful PSHE curriculum is the key to our children becoming confident, reflective and well-rounded members of society.   By the time our pupils leave our school, they will be able to approach real-life situations and apply skills they have learnt to help them to navigate themselves through modern life.   By teaching our pupils to stay safe and healthy, and by building their self-esteem, resilience and empathy, our PSHE programme will tackle barriers to learning, raise aspirations and improve the life chances of all our pupils. They will also be able to recognise and apply the British Values of Democracy, Tolerance, Mutual Respect, Rule of Law and Liberty.

The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors


The aim of the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors is to raise awareness of the different forms of bullying and provide support for all pupils at Barming Pre-School and Primary School. 


As part of their role, they will: 

- Present assemblies during Anti-Bullying Week 

- Work alongside staff to plan and prepare activities for whole school events e.g. Anti-Bullying Week

- To be available and break and lunchtimes to offer support to those that might need it 


Meet the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Our ambassadors are made up of a team of Year 6 pupils who are dedicated to promoting respectful behaviours in our school. 



Anti-Bullying Week Newsletter 2023

The Wellbeing Ambassadors 


We also have a team of Wellbeing Ambassadors who raise awareness of mental health and provide support for all pupils at Barming Pre-School and Primary School. The Wellbeing Ambassadors are currently working alongside, Mrs Webber and Mrs Hooper.


As part of their role, they are: 

- promoting positive mental health 

- raising awareness of mental health

- removing the stigma of mental health by encouraging others to talk 

- signposting pupils to support they can access in school 


Meet the Wellbeing Ambassadors 

Photos of PSHE at Barming Pre-School and Primary 

RNLI Visit - Thursday 29th June 2023

We are very lucky to have the RNLI in today to speak to the children about water safety!


The children had a great time and really enjoyed looking at all the equipment.


Thank you Mrs Stephens

Poppy Day - We Will Remember Them!

NSPCC Number Day

National Society Prevention Cruelty Children

Today we learned about the charity NSPCC. We looked into what they do and how the help families. 

We discussed how we use numbers in every day life for houses, phone numbers, times and cooking. We also thought about different jobs where you use numbers (there was a lot!) and finally we thought about games where we use numbers. 

Look at our fantastic number outfits and what we have been up to...


  • Barming Pre-School and Primary School,
  • Belmont Close, Barming,
  • Maidstone, Kent,
  • ME16 9DY
  • 01622 726472