Mugginton CofE Primary School
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The Classroom

Faith Council

The faith council consists of 12 members. They meet with the Headteacher once per month to talk about ways to improve the school, raise money etc. They are expected to collect the opinions of all of their classmates before sharing them with the Headteacher at the meetings. On special occasions - such as coffee mornings and the open day - they will speak with adults and introduce the school to guests etc.

Elections for the Faith Council were held at the end of September. The Faith Council for 2016-17 is:

Harvey, Matthew, Flynn, Jasmine and Fahren Year 6
Daisy and Harry B Year 5
Alex, Alice B and Lily Year 4
Lucy and Sophie Year 3
Daisy F and Joe Infants

All our musicians with Mrs Etherington

Our Teaching Areas

Teaching is centred around our two large classrooms - the Infant classroom which accommodates the Foundation Stage (Reception or FS) and years 1 and 2 (Keystage 1 or KS1) and the Junior Classroom where years 3 to 6 are taught (Key Stage 2 or KS2). We also have access to several other learning areas: The Learning Garden, the Rainbow Room and the Sunshine Garden.  The playground is frequently used for learning as well as at playtimes, the Village Hall provides a large indoor space for games in winter and other indoor activities while the Village Hall field is used for games, teaching and play in the summer.

The Curriculum

In drawing up our curriculum policy, we are required to ensure that it is a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral and cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. We must also ensure that it meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. There are many statutory aspects that we have to take into account when drawing up the curriculum and these are detailed in the Curriculum Fact Sheet.  Each term the newsletter gives information about the curriculum the children will be studying.

 The long-term curriculum planning for both classes is also available:

 Curriculum plan for EYFS

 Curriculum plan for KS1 & KS2

Special Educational Needs & Disability(SEND) -Educational Inclusion

 In our school we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their abilities or needs. We have high expectations of all our children. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community. For further information please see the SEND Fact Sheet, the SEND policy and the SEND Local Offer on the Parents page.

British Values

In November 2014 the DfE advised schools that they also must promote fundamental British Values. Children are taught about how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries. Through such times as team time and the school council all pupils have their democratic voice heard in our own community. Throughout the curriculum children learn how to question and argue, defending their points of view and developing a respect for others’ points of view.  By learning about other religions and faiths through many different aspects of the curriculum, we learn about tolerance, respect and individual liberty.  We are the proud owners of the International Schools Award.  (See our Fact Sheet on Promoting British Values for more information.)

 Global Education

 Global Education is high on the agenda of our school. We have renewed our full ISA (International Schools Award) this year. We work with other partner schools across the world on collaborative activities and learn about other places in the world through the curriculum. We have an International partner School: Rivoretto School in Italy and several UK partner schools: Kirk Langley Primary School, St Chad's Infant School and the Ecclesbourne cluster primary schools.   We have been sharing PowerPoints and facetiming with our partner schools so the children can find out about each other's work and lives.

Music Programme

Through a combination of composing, listening, performing and appraising we aim to build self-confidence, inspire creativity and encourage our pupils to develop a love of music. We organise our music curriculum on a four year cycle to link with topic work wherever possible. This year our topics will include ‘Exploring Rhythm and Pulse’, ‘Melodies and Scales’ and ‘Performing Together.’ The juniors are taking part in the BBC ‘Ten Pieces’ project which aims to ‘…inspire a generation to get creative with classical music.’ More details can be found here by clicking this link.

We have a peripatetic music teacher who comes into school each week for flute, clarinet, saxophone, recorders and piano tuition.

Sports, Clubs, Visits and Productions

Sport plays a very important part in our curriculum both during- and after-school.  We employ specialist sports teachers to provide a wide range of exciting activities each week and take part in many sports competitions with other local schools. All junior children take part in a ten week swimming programme each year. We provide a free after-school sports club every Monday to encourage all our children to take part and we also have an after school club every Tuesday run by Derby County Football Club . There are daily before- and after-school clubs to provide an extended school day starting at 8.00 am and ending at 4.30 pm.  Have a look at the Activities.

We also extend the curriculum with several educational visits during the year and all pupils take part in the two Productions held each year: a musical at the end of the term 6 (July) and a Nativity in December. See the Visits and Productions page.


Homework is set in terms of our Homework Policy.

Our Staff

Mr Joseph Green Headteacher & KS2 teacher
Ms Lauren Payne FS & KS1 teacher
Mrs Emma Jones KS2 teacher
Mrs Debbie Wallen Teacher
Mrs Celia McKay HL Teaching Assistant
Mrs Helen Sweeney HL Teaching Assistant
Mrs Corrina Etherington Music teacher
Mrs Natalie Charvin French teacher
Mrs Vanessa Horobin Bursar
Mrs Sarah Birks Senior Midday supervisor
Mrs Claire Pegg Midday Supervisor
Mrs Sarah Birks Cleaner in charge

The Juniors at the Brownlee triathlon at Woodlands school.

Mugginton CofE Primary School - Mr J Green, Headteacher - 01335 360261

Church Lane, Mugginton, Weston Underwood, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 4PL