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"Staff are skilled in addressing pupils’ personal and emotional needs."

Ofsted, 2018


At Down Ampney Primary School we follow Coram Educations SCARF programme. This stands for Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendships and provides a whole school approach to children’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Our school follows a mixed year three year rolling programme where we have half termly focuses on one of our six areas of learning. These are ‘Me and My Relationships’, ‘Valuing Difference’, ‘Keeping Myself Safe’, ‘Rights and Responsibilities’, ‘Being my Best’ and ‘Growing and Changing.’ These units have a variety of thoughtful, engaging and fun activities for all ages which echo our school believes and values.

Each year we are also visited by Coram Life Education who provide workshops for all our children where we learn more about our feeling and how to look after ourselves and those around us. Our children love being introduced to ‘George the Giraffe’ and all of his friends!

We also have fantastic links to our local Police and several times a year have officers come into school to teach our KS2 children vital skills and knowledge that will equip them with valuable skills that will help them throughout their lives.