Welcome East Cowton CE VC Primary School Tea and Cakes

Report
Welcome
East Cowton CE VC Primary School
Tea and Cakes
22nd October 2014
Agenda
1
Pupil Parent Survey July 2014
2
Governance updates
3
Swaledale Alliance Membership
5
Questions/suggestions from parents
Pupil Parent Surveys July 2014
• Pupil survey based on 34 responses
• Parent survey - 10 families
• 85-90% of pupils say that they are very happy
and love to participate in the full range of
activities including extra-curricular clubs,
Collective Worship and sports
* 85-95% of parents agree their child liked school, makes good
progress and is expected to work hard.
* 90% agree the school is well led and managed.
* 100% agree behaviour is good and school keeps their child safe.
Independence (mature
and responsible) and a
healthy lifestyle are
promoted.
The things pupils like best are:
• Curriculum: Lessons are fun, Maths (interesting, pricing up
a holiday), trips and visits, partner work, computers, ipads,
sport/PE (active), art (you can express yourself), History,
ICT, R.E, reading, Literacy, homework, outdoor activities
including Forest Schools, displays of our work,
choice/golden time, Church.
• Playtime, the field for break, big playground, flowers in
garden, friends, we know everyone in our school, friendly
people, ‘I don’t want to leave! (Y6 pupil), kindness, school
dinners (different meals for vegetarians), packed lunches.
• Teachers and staff (firm but fair), make it fun, stickers.
Parents liked the following:
• Links with other schools broadening the experiences
on offer, creative curriculum and Y7 transition.
• Great staff , well led, high expectations of the students in all
aspects. Academic standards.
• Mixing of all the year groups, small size and classes, friendly, happy
children, interact with each other across the ages.
• Location - wonderful outdoor learning opportunities.
• Diversity offered for a small school.
• Community spirit and involvement, school has
a good atmosphere. Kindness rewarded/Christian faith, values.
The things pupils like least are:
Going on the traffic lights
Homework
Lunchtimes/hometime
Children being too noisy
Playground rules and follow up
Carpet time/legs crossed
Church, include them more in Collective Worship
Not being consulted
Different subjects, reading, swimming
Picnic tables need fixing
Parents would like to improve:
• More events including sports with Cluster group, joint teams
• Homework policy/differentiation on KS2 homework grid /time of issue
• More information about each topic so parents can build on/extend
• Library selection and choice
• Bigger School hall
• Music/singing for pleasure; balance between all aspects of the curriculum
• Code of Friendship/Respect; Award system
• Size of school meals
Behaviour/Spiritual Moral Social and Cultural:
• Classroom codes of conduct agreed September 2014
• Code of conduct for adults on site and MSA Guidance
• Behaviour log
• Values stickers
• Hambleton Heroes for children from Service families
• New Award system with ‘Caring Bear’
• New Collective Worship Creators group and resources
• Church Youth Worker/Chaplain involvement in RE and
Collective Worship
• Bradford visit – three faiths
• National (London) and International (France, Nepal) links
Curriculum:
• New curriculum topic plan issued with parent information sheet
• Long Term Plan under development with other local schools
• Magazines, comics, newspapers for range of reading
• Reading Reviews, paired reading
• Different homework format is used, wide range; Based on a
colour coded system in Class 2; certificate reward system used;
Issued at start of term
• Water skills and personal survival taught; 1 hour lessons
• German for Autumn term 2014
Autumn Term
Whole school theme: Amazing Me!
Year A
Infants
Science
(RS)
Computing
(SH)
History
(HL)
Animals,
including
humans
Unit 1: We are
sharing
Changes within
living memory- I’m
making history
(?time capsule)
People and places
in their own
locality
Art and
design (HL)
Literacy (Wordsmith)
Me and my
Design and
locality:
make – maps
Simple
and models
compass
Or
directions
?Self portrait
Maps and
aerial photos
Fieldwork:
Geography of
school
&village
Numeracy (See numeracy annual plan)
Science
(MM)
Computing
(SH)
History
(MM)
Geography
(MM)
Art and
design (MM)
Animals,
including
humans
Unit 3: We are
tour guides
Fieldwork in the
local area
A local history
study – Centenary
of 1st World War
?Local historian
Locate European
countries on a
map. -Key
characteristics,
capital cities
8 points of the
compass, grid
refs, symbols
and keys
Using
sketchbooks
?Henry
Moore WW1
sketches
Seasonal
changes –
ongoing across
the year
Juniors
Geography
(HL)
www.digitalliteracy.org.uk/Cur
riculum-overview
Keeping safe
online: finding
ourselves sites
safely
www.digitalliteracy.org.uk/Cur
riculum-overview
Keeping
personal
information
private
Literacy (Wordsmith)
?WW1 children’s literature
Debate: This house believes that
sugar should be banned
DT
(HL)
Music
(MM)
PE
(RW/HL/RS)
German
(GG/SH)
RE
(LT/SH)
Cooking and
nutrition:
Healthy and
varied diet
Foods grown
locally.
?Farm to
Fork (Tesco)
Listening
and singing:
Using my
body to
keep the
beat,
circle/action
dances
songs and
rhymes
See LT plan
(Non
statutory)
NY 1.1 Who
celebrates
what and
why?
Myself who
am I? (RE Today)
A wet and
windy Harvest
for Puddles
Opportunities for PSHE and SMSC
Me and my relationships; My healthy lifestyle
Remembrance Sunday
DT
Music
PE
German
(MM)
(MM)
(RW/SH)
(GG/SH)
Cooking and
nutrition:
Savoury dishes
– Yorkshire
delicacies
Foods grown
in our local
area – ?Farm
to Fork Tesco
Wartime
music,
traditional
songs and
folk music
Play and
perform ?concert
See LT
plan
1.Me and my
family
2.Colours
RE
(RS)
NY 2.1 Who is
inspiring me?
How and why do
Hindu’s
celebrate
Diwali?
(RE Today)
Harvest
Numeracy (See numeracy annual plan)
Opportunities for PSHE and SMSC
Trip to Mosque and Mandir – Bradford
International links
War – is there a better way to solve conflict? What have we learnt as a nation?
Remembrance Sunday
Me and my relationships; My healthy lifestyle
Lunchtimes:
•Lunchtime clubs: football for girls and boys
•School Council and Collective Worship Creators meet
monthly for a working lunch
• Top table on fortnightly basis – family service based on
‘superstars’
• New systems for clearing of tables and hall
• Picnic tables reconditioned
•Freshly baked bread for those who are ‘extra hungry’
provides more carbohydrate
Partnership working:
• School signed up to Cluster Sports Partnership;
Friendly sports matches; Camping May 2015 with North
& South Cowton; Forest Schools with Appleton Wiske
• Early Years Christmas event (local pre-schools/schools)
• ‘Bullied’ production for KS2 with Kirkby Fleetham;
Pantomime with North & South Cowton
• Staff meetings/training – Cluster and Swaledale Alliance
• Governor working party to look at
leadership, partnerships and collaborations
Governance Updates
Instrument of Governance
Vision and Values
A partnership which
• is outward facing to get the best possible
outcomes for all of our children and young
people
• strives for excellence for all of its members
• is self-improving
• is committed to the most effective CPD for most
impact on classroom practice and pupil progress
• creates a national model of excellence
• rigorously focuses on QA standards and progress
Structure
•
•
•
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Executive Board
Teaching School and its Governing Body (Brompton-on-Swale)
Steering Group
Partnership Schools
Sub-committees
• Initial Teacher Training
• School to School Support
• Continuous Professional Development
• Research and Development
Strategic Partners
• NYCC’s Children and Young People’s Service, Q and I
• The Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales
• High Force Education SCITT
Benefits for pupils
The shared aim is to raise standards in
achievement and attainment for all pupils
*Better trained and supported leaders, teachers, support staff
e.g. subject networks, bespoke local training, Headteacher triads
*Highly Able and SEND provision
*Sharing of resources, staff, ideas, activities, data
*Sharing of good practice across schools – Peer Support teachers
*Efficiencies of scale – joint procurement
Thank you
and
any questions?

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