Dear Parents, Carers and Children,
Welcome to the website of Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy! We hope you enjoy looking through our pages and finding out some more information about our lovely primary school.
Learning here is underpinned by our six core values: Enjoy, Success, Respect, Community, Responsibility and Compassion. We believe that a rich and engaging curriculum is every child’s entitlement so that they enjoy their learning. The children tell us every day how much they love coming to school and feel safe, happy and valued. We have worked incredibly hard to ensure that the provision in our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is fantastic so that children get the best possible educational start in life. Our doors are always open for you to visit us and see our school in action.
Every aspect of the curriculum holds equal importance to our school; with music influencing our vision and achievements. Music is in our souls. Our children are natural-born performers with rhythm in their bones. We can wait to reignite our performances to the community with restrictions easing.
Ensuring our children are safe
Our Academy believes that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. Every member of staff who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play in safeguarding children. In order to fulfil this responsibility, every member of staff is instructed to take a “child-centred” approach, considering at all times what is in the best interests of the child.
Our Academy is also committed to ensuring a culture of safe recruitment and, as part of that, have adopted recruitment procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children.
I have worked at Ilminster for almost 8 years now, two of those as headteacher. The pandemic has tested our strength as a community but we stood together. I am immensely proud of what the children, staff and parents achieved during this challenging time. Back in March 2020 ( the first lockdown) I made a promise to this school. I promised to keep EVERY child Safe, Fed and Educated. I stand by those promises every day.
On behalf of everyone here at the academy, I extend my warmest wishes to you all and hope you enjoy our website.
Mrs Felicity Hawkins