here - Banstead Infant School

Report
Academy Meeting
19 June 2013
 Explaining
academies and
what this means for us
 Consultation to obtain your
views – decision rests with
governors
 Answer your questions
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Warm and friendly, nurturing atmosphere
Putting the children first in all decision
making
Senior leadership still working together
Highest quality education
Uniform
School name
Costs
Relationship with Banstead Junior School
We will look the same as we do now
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Outstanding for over 15 years
In order to maintain and develop our
outstanding status we want to work with
and learn from others
We have developed a deep understanding of
learning and are passionate about providing
the best education for children
Distributed leadership has built a strong
team
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Achievement
Nurturing and values
Learning skills
Speaking and listening
Confidence
Creativity
Environment
 To
learn more
 To lead the way
 To build our own future
 To share what we know with
others
 To provide a great education for
many more children
Surrey Initiative
Majority of secondary schools have
chosen to become academies
 Failing primary schools are being
made to academise with a secondary
school
 Aim is for secondary school to
improve standards
 However, secondary schools may not
have a good understanding of primary
teaching
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Surrey Initiative
 Surrey
is looking for outstanding
schools to become academies so
that they can more effectively help
failing schools
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An Academy is a state-funded, community
school serving local residents.
Academies are accessible to all families, and
remain part of the family of local schools.
They provide free education for students of
all abilities.
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Academies are funded at the same level as other
schools, but a multi Academy Trust would save
money through economies of scale and this frees
up money which can be spent where it is most
needed - in the classroom.
Academies also have greater flexibility than
maintained schools in the curriculum they
provide.
They are inspected by Ofsted in the same way as
maintained schools.
 Recommendation
by our
governors to become a ‘Stand
Alone Academy’
 Our vision, our future
Word spread
 Head
and Deputy head teacher
leaving
 Approached us – ‘They were on
the station platform when our
train pulled in’
 Excited about our future plans
 Wanted to share our leadership
 Want the ‘wow factor’
Warren Mead Junior School is a good
school
 Working with Warren Mead Junior
School will give us the additional
experience of the whole primary phase
 This will put us in a stronger position
to help other schools in the future
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 For
Banstead Infant School to
become a Multi Academy Trust
with Warren Mead Junior
School
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Banstead Infant School and Warren Mead Junior
School together are building the vision and
values for a brand new Multi Academy Trust
Trust
Governors
Governors
BIS
WMJ
Executive Head Teacher
Head of
Teaching and
Learning WMJ
Head of
Teaching and
Learning BIS
Assistant
Head BIS
Assistant
Head BIS
Assistant
Head WMJ
Class teachers
Assistant
Head WMJ
Executive Head Teacher – Gill
Harradine
 Head of Teaching and Learning –
Stephanie Storrar
 Assistant Head Teacher – Ruth Tunnell
 Assistant Head Teacher – Andrew
Burbidge (new teacher)
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lead the school on a day-today basis
 Responsible for making things
happen
 Will be based in Head Teacher’s
office
Train and empower leadership teams
 Responsible with the Trust for
strategic direction of the schools
 Hold leadership teams to account
 Ensure highest quality education
 Ensure excellent progress and
achievement
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Working between both schools
 I will be at BIS every week
 Planning to build a garden office
 Banstead Infant School has been my
home for 9 years
 I am ready for more but I am NOT
leaving
 Total confidence in BIS team
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The more we all learn the better the education will be
for the children at BIS because our teaching methods
will continually evolve
 We will learn more about assessment and marking
 Subject leaders will work together to enrich and
develop their subjects across the curriculum
 We will have a better knowledge of the KS2
curriculum
 We will be able to better prepare our children better
for junior school because we will have perspective
from both sides
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We would be able to use the knowledge of
KS2 staff to support gifted children in our
school
More experienced leaders in the school
leads to greater capacity for the
development of the school
Working with other children gives our
children greater opportunities
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do not need our leadership
support
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two schools will continue
to work together as we have
always done
 Banstead Infant School
children will still have priority
at Banstead Junior School
Other schools may join the academy:
 A strong school with the same ethos
OR
 A school which needs help to
improve
 They then become a permanent part
of the family.
 We will let them join if we have the
capacity i.e. both BIS and WMJS must
be flourishing
Oaks Academy Trust
Building a family of schools which
provide an outstanding education
for our children
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We want to create our own future
 We want to lead the way
 Values
for everyone in our family
of schools – children, parents,
carers, staff and governors
Achievement
Individuality
Respect
Passion
Resilience
 achieving
more than you ever
thought possible through:
respecting and growing the
individuality of our children and
schools
for each other, ourselves and
the environment
inspired to achieve
excellence
determined to rise to our
challenges
We hope you will want to join us and
support us in this exciting step.
Questions?

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