The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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The Wider Curriculum


Children are encouraged to appreciate a wide variety of sounds and music - choral, orchestral, modern, classical and world music.  They make music with a range of musical instruments. 

We have a specialist music teacher, Mrs Willmott, who comes in and teaches every year group how to read music using the recorder, and how to sing.  She also leads the school choir, and organises local musical events. Children are taught many songs and hymns and experience the pleasure of singing together. We’re very proud of our school choir which performs for a number of local charities and organisations.

Private music lessons are also available in piano, guitar, violin and ukulele.


Modern Foreign Languages

We feel that it is of vital importance that our children have knowledge and some understanding of foreign languages. In 2016, it became a legal requirement for all children in Key Stage 2 to learn a foreign language; our chosen language at Selling CEP School is French.

In addition, we also have 'Language of the Term' which celebrates different languages from around the world and the cultures from these countries. Our current Language of the Term is Japanese. This will be enriched by a visit from a group of Japanese students at the beginning of Term 4.

After school Spanish lessons are available through La Jolie Ronde.  For further details, please contact Sarah Austen on 07967 706868

Personal, Health and Social Education

In all aspects of school life we aim to promote the personal and social development of children.  Specific times are also set aside for class and group activities and games where children can develop an understanding of how to look after themselves and learn basic life and interpersonal skills. We have a scheme of work, Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) which the teachers access to develop these life strategies.

Sex and Relationship Education

We feel that it is important that children grow up to be confident about themselves and about changes they may experience not only in their bodies, but also in their feelings and relationships. 

The class teacher supported by video material sympathetically addresses this in Year 6. 

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is learning about sex, sexuality, emotions, relationships, keeping safe and ourselves. Kent LA have encouraged the relationship part should come first, encompassing relationships in all settings including, home, community and school. SRE at Selling Primary School is taught within the framework of guidelines outlined by the DfES and the objective is to help and support our children through their physical, emotional and moral development. Our programme covers the statutory elements of the Science National Curriculum. 

The school undertakes the responsibility of teaching SRE in a caring manner, appropriate to the age and ability of the children and being sensitive to the needs of individual children and their families.

We aim to help our children learn to respect themselves and others, build healthy relationships and prepare them with confidence for the passage through puberty into adolescence.