At Medway Primary School, our community is very important to us and we are continually working to maintain and build our links with our local community.
We currently have a strong link with 'Open Hands' a Christian foundation that seeks to meet the needs of local people in a variety of ways and ‘South Highfield's Neighbours’, a friendly group of people who enjoy living in South Highfield's, Leicester and get together to make it even better! At Christmas 'Leicestershire Cares' sent a wealth of wrapped Christmas presents over to us to distribute to our vulnerable children through their ‘toys on the table’ initiative and alongside this Open Hands sent food hampers that were gratefully received by some less fortunate families.
Our local community support team offer us advice and support and often visit the school to raise awareness of safety issues, such as ‘stranger danger’.
Other locals such as doctors, dentists and even the fire brigade, all come in to school to talk to the children about their role in the community and how best to keep safe and well. Fire awareness focus visit for Year 1 and Year 5 ensure children are well inform of dangers and protection of themselves and others. The school nurse provides families with additional support termly which is well received.
We endeavour to utilise the local area when planning our visits. We are close to the City Centre and can walk to Victoria Park, New Walk Museum and Demontfort Hall easily. Classes regularly visit the local library and Spinney Hill Park and Year 5 use Evington swimming pool for lesson in school promoting water safety. Risk assessment are completed through an electronic system are rigorous and undertaken to good effect promoting safety for all children when out of school.
We also liaise with other local schools in a number of ways. We have always worked closely with Sparkenhoe Community Primary School, sharing expertise and resources as necessary. We are currently enjoying working with Highfields Primary School, Uplands Infant School and Shenton Primary School as a ‘quad’ for raising achievement.
Our sports teams are becoming increasingly participative in a range of competitive sports such as football and table tennis and we have recently purchased a table tennis table at the request of the children. This is situated in the Adventure Playground which has community use out of school hours.
If you believe you can offer us a valuable community link, please do get in touch with Mrs Sarah Niner at the school.
Medway Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All volunteers are required to complete an enhanced CRB clearance.
When children receive a certificate during Friday celebration assembly they are also given a token. They can then decide which of the 3 charities they would like to their contribution to go to. At the end of the term the charity with the most token receives the money raised from the end of term school event. Charities are chosen by parents, staff and children through the school council.
To find out more about these 3 fantastic charities, please click on the links below: