My name is Pauline Francis and I am the head teacher of The Wickford Infant School.
Our school is an exciting learning environment within which every child is special and valued for their uniqueness and skills.
We have an extremely talented, professional staff team who together with a supportive governing body are committed to providing a stimulating, dynamic and flexible creative environment. The many and varied educational opportunities meet the needs of every child and enable our children to become confident, independent and excited learners. We believe our children achieve well because they feel valued and safe, and are happy to come to school.
We value the partnership we have with parents and carers. We provide many opportunities for you to meet and work with us before and while your child is at our school. We aim to keep you regularly informed about what is happening through our weekly newsletter, website, year group assemblies, termly parent consultations andFacebook page.
If you have not already visited our school to see us in action and find out more about us, please do so by contacting the school office to make an appointment.
Please visit the “Contact” page to get in touch with the school, however, to contact me directly feel free to email me at Head@wickford-inf.essex.sch.uk.
Pauline Francis, Head Teacher
Policies and Documents
We are required by law to have a number of policies and documents. These are produced and agreed by the Head Teacher and governing body and regularly updated, policies are available for inspection at the school. To help make information like this more readily available, as and when policies are updated, we will publish them here on the website. The current policies available to view in electronic format can be viewed by clicking the button below.
Ofsted and HMI
Ofsted (The Office for Standards in Education) inspect all schools with the aim of providing information to parents and carers, promoting improvement and to hold schools to account for their funding. They provide an independent report on the quality of the school and whether the pupils are achieving as well as they could be. To build their report Ofsted look at a variety of information and data supplied by the school, during the inspection itself they observe lessons, and talk to pupils, parents, staff, the head teacher and governors.
HMI (Her Majesty’s Inspectorate) will visit schools to monitor and support them. Any school that requires improvement according to a full (Section 5 ) Ofsted inspection receives this monitoring and support.
Ofsted and HMI Reports
Each year the school produces a plan to identify specific areas in which we aim to improve. You can view these summaries by clicking the link below.
Pupil Premium Spending
Pupil Premium money is allocated to schools to support specific groups of children.
Details of how we are using this money can be found by clicking the button below and reading the report.
School Sports Funding
Each year the school receives money from the government to further improve the provision of PE and Sport.
To view the report on how we are spending this money click the button below:
We value the opinions of our wider school community and regularly send out questionnaires so that we can understand the views of our stakeholders. The results of these can be seen by clicking the button below which will take you to the relevant folder in our public Google Drive.
View our prospectus
Our school governors
Click to view or download our curriculum map which gives an overview of what the children will be learning across the year.