Header Image
Durham Lane Logo

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years/Foundation Stage Statement

We welcome you to our Early Years/ Foundation Stage. Here at Durham Lane Primary School, we pride ourselves in providing a secure foundation for future learning and development for our children.  Children have the opportunity to learn through play; learning is fun, engaging and challenging. Adults provide high quality interactions to develop and deepen learning opportunities and are role-models for the children and their learning. We deliver our curriculum through a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities.

Vision Statement

Across the Early Years at Durham Lane, we ensure that our children:

  • Feel valued as individuals;
  • Are happy, healthy, enthusiastic and confident with high self-esteem and self-worth;
  • Feel safe and secure and have a sense of belonging;
  • Are independent, curious, creative and resilient learners;
  • Are courageous and take risks, challenging themselves and each other;
  • Establish effective and supportive relationships and are able to work collaboratively;
  • Know they have a voice, feel heard and that they can make a difference;
  • Are able to identify and communicate their own needs and feelings;
  • Are empowered to meet their own needs;
  • Respect themselves, each other, their communities and their environment;
  • Are life-long learners with a love of learning;
  • Have high aspirations, build on their previous best and excel in whatever they choose to do.

We demonstrate this through:

  • A seamless education support and care provision which puts the children and families first;
  • A stimulating, safe, secure and welcoming environment, inside and outdoors;
  • Appropriate, responsive, differentiated, open ended and challenging learning opportunities;
  • Respectful, trusting and effective relationships which display emotional warmth;
  • Supportive induction procedures and routines;
  • Effective systems of communication which are open and transparent;
  • A highly-skilled, motivated and committed staff;
  •  Maintaining professional integrity, high standards and being effective role-models;
  • An ethos where we listen, reflect and continuously improve on our previous best;
  • Working within all agreed policies, procedures and working practices;,
  • Supporting innovation by being flexible and playful;
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles;
  • Ensuring all staff have access to high quality, ongoing professional development opportunities;
  • Making the best of all the resources we have available to us;
  • Respecting and responding to the voice of stakeholders and partners;
  • Sharing and learning from best practice locally, nationally and with our partnership schools.

Our Early Years Foundation Stage Outdoor Provision

Our Early Years Foundation Stage Photo Gallery

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.