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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.

Role of the Key Person

The Role of the Key Person


We believe that children settle best when they have a key person to relate to, who knows them and their parents well, and who can meet their individual needs. We want children to feel safe, stimulated and happy in the setting and to feel secure and comfortable with staff. We also want parents to have confidence in both their child’s well-being and their role as an active partner with the setting.


Parents/carers will be introduced to their child’s key person when they join the Pre-School. We try to match the days the child is attending with the sessions worked by the staff member undertaking the role of key person. However on occasions this can prove difficult when children or staff change sessions so we have a “buddy” system to provide a back up member of staff. All staff work with the children on a regular basis and form good relationships with them.


When a child joins the Pre-School an initial child profile is completed by the parent with the assistance of the key person. This enables us to know and build on the child’s individual interests and strengths.


The key person is responsible for developmental records and for sharing information on a regular basis with the child’s parents to keep those records up-to-date, reflecting the picture of the child in the setting and at home. The key person works with the parents to plan and deliver a personalised plan for the child’s well-being, care and learning. Parents are welcome to make an appointment at any convenient time to discuss their child’s progress with their key person or the Pre-School Manager. 


The children’s record of achievement file which will include written observations as well as photographs and examples of their work will provide a lifetime reminder of their time spent at Barming Pre-School. Brief observations will also be made by other members of staff whilst children are involved in activities to record particular skills and developing knowledge. Longer observations will be made if necessary.


When children leave the Pre-School a Record of Transfer Form will be completed by the child’s key person and discussed with parents and their comments sought. This will then be passed on to their future School as an ongoing record of their achievements.

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