Established in 1876, Wedmore First School Academy is located in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoiled Somerset village, surrounded by orchards and farmland, and alongside the local playing fields and tennis courts. We play an integral role in the life of Wedmore village, which enjoys a particularly strong and vibrant sense of community. Our staff and pupils participate in numerous local events and regularly attend services at St. Mary's Church. Although not affliliated to a particular religious body, religious education at the school is Christian-based and non-denominational.
"At Wedmore First School Academy we are committed to working together, valuing each child as a whole and developing our children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning through an exciting and innovative curriculum. We strive to encourage every pupil to develop their confidence and potential. Our wish is to provide children with a firm foundation in preparation for life's challenges and to take away happy memories of their early years with us "
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Yesterday KS2 learnt how to help people who are ill or injured. Each class experienced a 90 minute practical workshop session delivered by Reflex First Aid Ltd, our local company. Richard and Heather explained the importance of having some first aid knowledge. The children then practised putting somebody into the recovery position, administering CPR and basic bandaging including making a sling. The children had great fun as well as learning key life skills.
First Aid is not a requirement of the National Curriculum but we strongly feel that you are never too young to have a basic understanding of what to do in an emergency and build it into our science scheme of work learning about the human body. Thank you to all those families who kindly donated towards the cost of the workshop.
Please follow this link to the British Heart Foundation video clip that they watched teaching basic CPR.
Vinnie Jones YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoZx79Yi2lU
Wedmore First School Academy is in need of supply staff who can help at times when permanent staff are sick or on training courses. We are looking for people who could help in the main school in a teacher assistant role or in a lunchtime supervisor role or as assistant in the nursery.
We are also in need of a cleaner to work after school from 3.30pm to 7pm Monday to Friday. This is a term time position with one week in the holidays for deep cleaning. We will consider a job share.
We hope the winter will not be too unkind but in view of the problems we have experienced in the past, the following points might form useful guidance in the event of extreme weather conditions.
If bad weather conditions arise please contact the parents in the attached policy who have agreed to act as emergency information officers and will be, wherever possible, given current information regarding school closures.
Please DO NOT ring the school as we will need to keep the school telephone line free to pursue arising problems.
We are sure that you are aware that statements are broadcast about all school closures by local radio so stay tuned.
Heart 102.6 FM, (Taunton)
BBC Somerset 95.5 FM, 1566AM/MW
and online at bbc.co.uk/somerset
However, as a rule you should always assume that the school WILL BE OPEN.
The most important concern is the safety and wellbeing of our children at all times.
A link to our Adverse Weather Policy can be found here