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Headteachers Report Mar 16

Castlewood Primary School

Headteacher’s Report  March   2016

 

Characteristics of our school

Yr R

30

Yr 1

24

Yr 2

30

Yr 3

28

Yr 4

30

Yr 5

28

Yr 6

28

Total

198

SEN 2% of all pupils Spring Census

Autumn 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

I P

4

4

EHIC Plan

0

0

Ethnic Codes Spring term Census 5% pupils

Languages

Autumn 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Bangladeshi

Bengali

1

2

Indian

Punjabi

1

1

W&B Caribbean

English

1

1

OMB

Other mixed

background

English

1

2

Any other Asian

English

1

White and Asian

English

1

Any other white background

Swedish

1

Any other white background

English

1

There were no discrimination or harassment based on ‘protected characteristics’ (disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy and maternity), racial incidents or formal complaints of bullying.

Attendance

(Target 96.6% 2015-2016 is similar to last year).

SEN pupils:2% of all pupils   (4 pupils)

Ethnic minority:5% of all pupils(10 pupils)

Pupil Premium Ever 6:9.5% of all pupils (19 pupils)

Autumn 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Whole School

97%

97%

More 90% attendance

93.5%

95.5%

More 95% attendance

85%

83%

SEN more 90%

75% (1 pupil sustained injury outside school)

50% (2 pupils less than 90%- illness)

SEN more 95%

75%

50%

Ethnic min more 90%

100%

90%

Ethnic min more 95%

100%

70%

FSM more 90%

(Forever 6 )

100%

95%

FSM more 95%

(Forever 6)

88%

85%

Any pupil below 90% attendance this term has triggered a discussion with parents. They have been given a copy of their child’s attendance indicating the number of absences and disrupted weeks. 

Priorities in the School Improvement Plan: 2015-2016

100% of pupils to be accurately tracked

 85%+ pupils in each cohort to meet end of year expectations in Read/Write/Maths

100% pupils KS2 meet end Yr expectations that achieved 2B+ in KS1, 

100% pupils that met GLD EYFS meet end Yr expectations KS1.

Greater engagement with community to improve standards

Quality of Teaching and Learning and Assessment

This term some joint observations were carried out by Head and KS1 leader and the focus was writing. (Dave Bird, Head from Shelley Primary also jointly observed some lessons at Castlewood as well as joint observations at Shelley). All judgements were agreed at both schools.

Inadequate

Requires Improvement

Good

Good with outstanding

Outstanding

Autumn 2015

100%

66%

44%

Spring 2016

100%

60%

40%

Summer 2016

Castlewood continues to use our internal tracking system that we devised to support assessment. Summary data is transferred to 0 track half termly as agreed with the Locality schools. The government has since introduced an end of KS1 and KS2 interim assessment framework for the end of each key stage.

Yr 2 and Yr 6 teachers are therefore now using several assessment systems to support teacher assessment which has added additional pressure this year in all schools.

Enrichment opportunities have been promoted through a range of trips or visitors this term.

Yr 3/4  Trip to Portsmouth historic dockyard , visit from RNLI

Yr 5/6  Visitor to talk about the Arctic

Yr 6    Junior Citizenship course

Clubs available this term include: homework, netball, football, cookery, karate, gymnastics, film, art, choir, tag rugby, code, cross country.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

A number of pupils in Year five have completed a Peer Mentoring scheme with West Sussex and have been awarded certificates for the completion of their training. These pupils will start working as peer mentors at lunchtimes in the Summer term.

The Behaviour support team have come in to school this term to observe one pupil in KS2 as part of an Early Help plan. The school has secured some short term additional funding for additional TA support for one pupil in KS1. 

Safeguarding

Two pupils are currently supported through Core meetings and Child Protection Conferences. One pupil is no longer on a Child In Need plan. The Head and Deputy have completed their refresher training for Designated member of staff this term. 

The effectiveness of Early Years Provision

The EYFS teacher has attended all the Locality focus meetings this year where work has been moderated and the EYFS teachers share good practice. All parents have been invited to school to a dance performance by EYFS and pupils have had the opportunity to share their work with their parents. 

The effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Embed ambition and drive improvement

Locality Heads are meeting to discuss the Teaching School Alliance and implications for our schools over the next few months. The Leadership team continue to focus on supporting staff to reflect on the way they teach, supporting them to continue to inspire pupils in the way they work and sharing good practice. 

Staff training

INSET    : 11 March   Planning for Summer term

J Slocombe

WH Heads Locality meetings, Area Heads, John Yates Leadership, Assessment, Teaching Schools, Prevent training, Child Protection refresher training designated member of staff, Holistix training

L Brown

John Yates Leadership, Assessment- Lead moderator training, Child Protection refresher training designated member of staff

V Dedman

Mentor training- Chichester University

K Smith

Locality Science focus group, Yr 3/4 Locality moderation Maths

DMcMahon

Yr 3/4 Locality moderation Maths

Mrs Ansteee Brown

Training for supporting other schools develop their English curriculum

S Burchett

Global citizenship Locality focus group

G Allan

MA in Education, EYFS Locality meetings, Locality moderation writing

S Parkins

Locality SENCO meetings, Active listening

C Robertson

SCAS team- budget close down

J Jeffries

Locality Learning Mentor meeting

J Reeves

Locality Learning Mentor meeting

All TAs

Refresher course on Food Hygiene

Sports Premium

We have updated our website so that we are compliant. 

Sustainability

The review of the curriculum and continued professional development of staff will ensure that every child in the school receives a quality physical education programme. 

Links with Southwater Leisure Centre and other sporting professional bodies will be maintained.

The investment in equipment is sustainable as we have purchased good quality resources and they are stored in clean, dry conditions.

Areas for Development

Continue to be open to new areas of sport available locally by maintaining links with other professionals.

Try to attract those children not engaging in sport before or after school by seeking new opportunities.

Continue to review and update our curriculum so that it is rich and varied. 

Pupil Premium

We continue to monitor the performance of these pupils through half termly discussions about data and progresson any intervention programmes. Pupil premium pupils in Year 4 have the opportunity to join the Ambassador programme and represent our school and meet other pupils at THS. We are waiting for further details about the programme.

Quality of Outcomes for children and learners

SIP Report summary outcomes Nov 15 (analysis data 2014-2015 RAISEonline)

Outcomes at all levels, both historic and current, are well above average. There is strong evidence to suggest that outcomes would be judged ‘outstanding’ in an inspection.

·       In Early Years, the proportion of children reaching a ‘good level of development’ has been well above average for 3 years.

·       The proportion of children reaching the required level in the Yr 1 phonic screen has been well above average over recent years.

·       In KS1 and KS2, there is parity between the performance of subjects and attainment has been well above average for some years. Much of RAISE shows Sig+ for attainment.

·       Pupils make substantial and sustained progress - considering their starting points – throughout each year group and across the curriculum. The proportions making expected progress is high. In 2015, all children made at least expected progress in every subject. The proportion making more than expected progress is just below national expectations because attainment in KS1 is so high.

·       There are very few disadvantaged pupils, but they do as well as their non-disadvantaged peers in end of key stage assessments. (Current, early tracking information indicates that the very small numbers of PP pupils in lower KS2 may not all be on track to ‘meet’ expectations – this should be closely monitored as the year progresses.)

·       SEN pupils make good progress, even though they may not attain as highly.

·       The attainment of all groups is in line, or above, national averages.

Data for this academic year is reported every term to Quality and Standards committee. Due to the curriculum being far more challenging and the testing being changed in Year 2 and Year 6 it becomes much harder to accurately predict the outcome at the end of year 2 and year 6 as it is the first year they have taught this new curriculum and guidance from the DFE about assessment has been conflicting. Nationally it is likely that all data will be lower, as the expectations at the end of each key stage are much higher. 

Performance Management

Operation of the policy

There have been no appeals over the last year or allegations of discrimination regarding: race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, part time contracts, trade union membership. Performance Management meetings will be completed for the Spring term. 

Effectiveness of procedures

Line managers for staff are: Head and Deputy. All meetings are recorded on the agreed formats in the policy and objectives agreed and set. Time is allocated during the school day to carry out these meetings. 

Teacher’s training and development needs

All staff have received detailed feedback regarding formal lesson observations this term. Strengths and areas for development are identified with each member of staff and any identified areas for improvement are monitored as a result and supported by mentoring and coaching. As far as possible we attend all Locality focus meetings: moderation, Global Citizenship, Science, EYFS, SEN and we have offered all staff opportunities for peer observations.

Training and development of support staff

There are weekly TA meetings, Locality Learning Mentor meetings and additional training depending on need and the opportunity of courses on offer.

Issues for Governors to consider

Continue to monitor provision of Hot Dinners Sept 2016 due to the renewal of the tendering process.

KS1, KS2 testing and EYFS baseline assessment, consider future implications in 2017?

Implications of the latest announcement all schools to be Academies by 2022?

Teaching School Alliance implications for our school?

Headteachers Report Dec 15

Castlewood Primary School

Headteacher’s Report  December  2015

 

Characteristics of our school

Yr R

30

Yr 1

25

Yr 2

30

Yr 3

28

Yr 4

30

Yr 5

28

Yr 6

28

Total

199

SEN 2% of all pupils Autumn Census

Autumn 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

I P

4

EHIC Plan

0

Ethnic Codes Autumn Census 2.5% pupils

Languages

Autumn 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Banbladeshi

Bengali

1

Indian

English

1

W&B Caribbean

English

1

OMB

Other mixed

background

English

1

Language other than English

Punjabi

1

There were no discrimination or harassment based on ‘protected characteristics’ (disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy and maternity), racial incidents or formal complaints of bullying.

 

Attendance

(Target 96.6% 2015-2016 is similar to last year).

SEN pupils:2% of all pupils   (4 pupils)

Ethnic minority:2.5% of all pupils(5 pupils)

Pupil Premium Ever 6:8.5% of all pupils (17 pupils)

Autumn 2015

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Whole School

97%

More 90% attendance

93.5%

More 95% attendance

85%

SEN more 90%

75% (1 pupil sustained injury outside school)

SEN more 95%

75%

Ethnic min more 90%

100%

Ethnic min more 95%

100%

FSM more 90%

(Forever 6 )

100%

FSM more 95%

(Forever 6)

88%

Priorities in the School Improvement Plan: 2015-2016

100% of pupils to be accurately tracked

 85%+ pupils in each cohort to meet end of year expectations in Read/Write/Maths

100% pupils KS2 meet end Yr expectations that achieved 2B+ in KS1, 

100% pupils that met GLD EYFS meet end Yr expectations KS1.

Greater engagement with community to improve standards

 

Quality of Teaching and Learning and Assessment

This term joint observations were carried out by myself and Mrs Brown and the focus was mathematics

Inadequate

Requires Improvement

Good

Good with outstanding

Outstanding

Autumn 2015

100%

66%

44%

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Castlewood continues to use our internal tracking system that we devised to support assessment and summary data transferred to 0 track as agreed with the Locality schools.

All Year groups are now teaching the new curriculum and the school has introduced a proforma to support parents in the Autumn term to help them understand how well their children are doing in relation to standards expected, and what they need to do, to support their children to further improve. 

Enrichment opportunities have been promoted through a range of trips this term.

Yr R   Trip to Southwater Country Park(Dinosaur topic)

Yr 1/2  Arundel Castle (Secret Quest topic)

Yr 3/4  Fishbourne Roman Palace(Roman topic)

Yr 5/6  Newhaven Fort (WW2 topic)

Clubs available this term include: homework, netball, football, badminton, cookery, karate, gymnastics, film, art, choir, tag rugby, code, cross country.

Personal development, behaviour and welfare

We have reviewed the new West Sussex RE syllabus that has been published this term and will be adapting our planning to reflect these changes for the Spring term.

We have agreed this term to participate in a Peer Mentoring scheme with West Sussex involving pupils in Year 5. This programme will involve training two staff members and a number of training sessions with pupils in the Spring term. 

Pupils from our RRR group represented our school and attended a meeting with pupils from other schools in the Locality to decide on the particular global projects with Kiva that we will be supporting this academic year. The projects are: Kenya- water filtration system and Ghana- Sports Centre. This meeting was followed up by a presentation to pupils in our school by one of the RRR reps.

PSHCE lessons and assemblies are planned to promote positive behaviour and support pupils being safe. PC Beckley has talked to all classes Yr 2- Yr 6 regarding online safety and cyber bullying. He has also had a meeting for parents. The fire service have worked with Yr R,2 and Yr 6 this term.

The effectiveness of Early Years Provision

Early Excellence Baseline assessment was completed at the start of term, though it was not a statutory requirement this year. The EYFS teacher has attended all Locality EYFS meetings this term and the results of baseline assessment will be the focus of the next EYFS meeting. 

Two students are on placement in EYFS; one from Collyer’s and one from Brighton University and are being mentored by the class teacher this term.

The pupils in EYFS have overall settled in well, however we have had a significant increase in pupils not prepared for the start of school regarding independence in toileting and we are working hard to raise the expectation of these parents and have liaised with outside agencies to support us. This is one of several areas of focus for the Locality and schools want to involve a closer partnership with Pre- schools this year.

The effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Embed ambition and drive improvement

We have a shared School Improvement plan 2015-2016 with strong involvement of planned monitoring by Governors. Leader’s support staff to discuss the way they teach and encourage staff to develop different strategies that ensure all pupils make good progress. 

Staff training

INSET    : 3 Sept Review systems and expectations for new Academic Year

               :11 Dec Planning for Spring term 2016

J Slocombe

WH Heads Locality meetings, John Yates Leadership,O track

V Dedman

John Yates Leadership, Focus Teaching and Learning- English, Yr 1/2 Locality Moderation, Yr 2 Assessment

C Magwidi

Yr 1/2 English Locality moderation, Yr 2 Assessment

K Ironside

Locality Science focus group, Locality English INSET

DMcMahon

Locality English INSET

S Burchett

Global citizenship Locality focus group

G Allan

MA in Education, EYFS Locality meetings

S Parkins

Locality SENCO meeting

S Barnard

Managing medicines

C Robertson

Managing medicines

J Jeffries

Locality Learning Mentor meeting

J Reeves

Locality Learning Mentor meeting

All Staff

Online Prevent training

Sports Premium

Allocation: £8865. The programme includes: Additional PE coaching to support staff continued professional development, specialist coaching sessions in swimming and the transportation for pupils in all year groups to attend sporting events and competitions. Continue the provision of a range of Sports activities. Yr 5 Watersports at Southwater Country Park: Kayaking, raft building and sailing. Additional sports equipment. This is likely to be the last year for this funding.

Pupil Premium

Allocation 2015-2016: £24,640. We have put in a similar programme to the previous year as discussed at Resources committee. Data for closing the gap 2014-2015 shows that there are very few disadvantaged pupils, but they do as well as their non-disadvantaged peers in end of key stage assessments. (see summary SIP report above for more information)

Safeguarding

One family supported by regular CIN meetings (Child In Need) and one family supported through Child Protection Conference.

All regular parent helpers DBS checked, staff completed annual child protection training. Head/Deputy booked Spring term to renew Designated member of staff training. All staff are completing Prevent training this term. Annual Safeguarding report to Governors has now been replaced by an online report to County. This audit report has been completed and submitted Nov 15. Unfortunately we have to wait until we have a written report returned to us from County assessing ours status which can then be shared with Governors. Schools are currently unable to print a copy of the submitted report.

Quality of Outcomes for children and learners

SIP Report summary outcomes Nov 15 (analysis data 2014-2015 RAISEonline)

Outcomes at all levels, both historic and current, are well above average. There is strong evidence to suggest that outcomes would be judged ‘outstanding’ in an inspection.

·       In Early Years, the proportion of children reaching a ‘good level of development’ has been well above average for 3 years.

·       The proportion of children reaching the required level in the Yr 1 phonic screen has been well above average over recent years.

·       In KS1 and KS2, there is parity between the performance of subjects and attainment has been well above average for some years. Much of RAISE shows Sig+ for attainment.

·       Pupils make substantial and sustained progress - considering their starting points – throughout each year group and across the curriculum. The proportions making expected progress is high. In 2015, all children made at least expected progress in every subject. The proportion making more than expected progress is just below national expectations because attainment in KS1 is so high.

·       There are very few disadvantaged pupils, but they do as well as their non-disadvantaged peers in end of key stage assessments. (Current, early tracking information indicates that the very small numbers of PP pupils in lower KS2 may not all be on track to ‘meet’ expectations – this should be closely monitored as the year progresses.)

·       SEN pupils make good progress, even though they may not attain as highly.

·       The attainment of all groups is in line, or above, national averages.

Performance Management

Operation of the policy

There have been no appeals over the last year or allegations of discrimination regarding: race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, part time contracts, trade union membership. Performance Management meetings were completed for Autumn term. 

Effectiveness of procedures

Line managers for staff are: Head and Deputy. All meetings are recorded on the agreed formats in the policy and objectives agreed and set. Time is allocated during the school day to carry out these meetings. 

Teacher’s training and development needs

All staff have received detailed feedback regarding formal lesson observations this term. Strengths and areas for development are identified with each member of staff and any identified areas for improvement are monitored as a result and supported by mentoring and coaching. As far as possible we attend all Locality focus meetings: moderation, Global Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, EYFS, SEN and we have offered all staff opportunities for peer observations.

Training and development of support staff

Weekly TA meetings, Locality Learning Mentor meetings, additional training depending on need and the opportunity of courses on offer..

Issues for Governors to consider

Provision of Hot Dinners Sept 2016 due to the renewal of the tendering process.

KS1 testing and future implications in 2017

The Government drive for all schools to be Academies by 2018

Replacement of Interim expectations for KS1 and KS2 in 2016-2017

 

Headteachers Report Jul 15

Castlewood Primary School

Headteacher’s ReportJuly 2015

 

Characteristics of our school

Yr R

23

Yr 1

29

Yr 2

30

Yr 3

30

Yr 4

27

Yr 5

29

Yr 6

29

Total

197

SEN 1.5% of all pupils Autumn Census

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

I P

3

4

4

EHIC Plan

0

0

0

Ethnic Codes Autumn Census 2.5% pupils

Languages

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

White/Asian

English

1

1

1

Indian

English

1

1

1

W&B Caribbean

English

1

1

1

OMB

Other mixed

background

English

1

1

1

Language other than English

Punjabi

1

1

1

There were no discrimination or harassment based on ‘protected characteristics’ (disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy and maternity), racial incidents or formal complaints of bullying.

Achievement

Yr R Teacher Assessment

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

met

91%

91%

91%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

87%

87%

87%

87%

exceed

21%

25%

25%

47%

38%

47%

47%

51%

38%

17%

25%

34%

13

14

15

16

17

met

96%

96%

100%

100%

100%

exceeded

38%

38%

30%

30%

38%

Key

1 Listening

2 Understanding

3 Speaking

4 Moving

5 Health/care

6 confidence

7 Feelings behaviour

8 Relationships

9 Reading

10 Writing

11 Number

12 Shape/space

13 Communities

14 The world

15 Technology

16 Media

17 Imaginative

Our EYFS teacher attended a number of locality moderation meetings to discuss judgements at the end of EYFS as part of our network plan this academic year. 

Regarding Yr 1 and Yr 2 Phonic Screening; schools are waiting for the threshold to be announced by the DFE before we can assess our results.

Yr 2 Teacher Assessment for LA

2+

2B+

2A+

3B

Reading

100%

93%

87%

33%

Writing

100%

93%

70%

23%

Maths

100%

93%

77%

26%

Please note that only 3B results are submitted for National data collection

3C results are submitted as 2A.

Yr 6Teacher Assessment

L4+

L5+

2 level progress

3 level progress

Reading

100%

83%

100%

37%

Writing

100%

59%

100%

37%

English

100%

66%

100%

37%

Maths

100%

76%

100%

40%

At the time of writing this report the Yr 6 SATS results have not been published, we only have Teacher Assessment.

 

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

House Assemblies have developed work on Global Citizenship, with a particular focus on British values this term. Each House has elected a Member of Parliament. Each Member of Parliament is currently preparing their manifesto.

 

Attendance

(Target 96.6% 2014-2015 is similar to last year).

SEN pupils: 2% of all pupils   (4 pupils)

Ethnic minority: 2% of all pupils(4 pupils)

Pupil Premium Ever 6: 9% of all pupils (18 pupils)

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Whole School

98%

97%

97%

More 85% attendance

99%

100%

100%

More 95% attendance

86.5%

78%

83%

SEN more 85%

100%

100%

100%

SEN more 95%

100%

50% (2 pupils over 95%

1 pupil 94%, 1 pupil 91%)

50%

(2 pupils over 95%

1 pupil 93%

1 pupil 94%)

Ethnic min more 85%

100%

100%

100%

Ethnic min more 95%

100%

50% (similar to above)

75%

(3 over 95%, 1 pupil 87% - 2 weeks India- wedding/family member very poorly)

FSM more 85%

100%

100%

100%

FSM more 95%

57%

57%

66%

(all over 90%)

Overall attendance is high, consistently high for all groups (1)

Quality of Teaching

This term joint observations were carried out in Yr 2 and Yr 6 with the Headteacher from St Johns.

Inadequate

Requires Improvement

Good

Good with outstanding

Outstanding

Autumn 2014

100%

100%

25%

Spring 2015

100%

100%

37%

Summer 2015

100%

100%

Partnerships to support curriculum needs

Enrichment opportunities have been promoted through a range of trips this term.

Yr R   Trip to Ladyland Farm(Farming topic)

Yr 1/2Southwater Country Park ( Mini beast topic)

Yr 3/4  African Drumming in school (African topic)

Yr 5/6  Greek Day – Rainbow Theatre (Greeks topic)

 

Clubs available this term include: tennis, football, baseball, cycling, badminton, cookery, karate, gymnastics, film, gardening, art, table tennis, athletics,  

 

Behaviour and Safety of Pupils

Extent to which pupil’s feel safe

PSHCE lessons and assemblies are planned to promote positive behaviour and support pupils being safe. Yr 5 and Yr 6 had an assembly and a talk from Childline this term.

 

Priorities in the School Improvement Plan: 2014-2015

-100% of able pupils achieve expected progress and 45% more than expected in English

-Teaching and Learning increasingly moving from Good to Outstanding: 100% good or better. 75% teaching is Good with outstanding features.

-Ensure 100% pupil premium to make at least expected progress, 90% Good progress

 

Care guidance and support

Our Learning Mentors are continuing to play a greater role supporting the parents of the pupils they work with. Parents are increasingly requesting that they have an update meeting on a regular basis to support their behaviour management at home.

 

The effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Embed ambition and drive improvement

Staff are involved in a coaching programme this year. The programme is set up to support areas to improve further identified by each class teacher.

Staff have been asked to complete a review of ours strengths and areas to further develop into 2015-2016.

 

 

Staff training

INSET    1 June: Report Writing 2015

               26 June: Inspirational speaker Will Ryan Locality INSET

J Slocombe

WH Heads Locality meetings, John Yates Leadership, Heads/Chair locality meetings, O track

V Dedman

John Yates Leadership, Focus Teaching and Learning- English, Yr 2 Locality Moderation

V Dedman

Yr 2 English Locality moderation

K Ironside

Yr 4 Science Locality moderation

C Noble

Singapore Maths

G Allan

MA in Education, EYFS Locality meeting

S Parkins

Locality SENCO meetings

J Jeffries

Locality Learning Mentor meetings

J Reeves

Locality Learning Mentor meetings, Parenting course

Partnerships to promote learning/well being

One family supported by regular CIN meetings (Child In Need) and one family supported through Child Protection Conference.

Sports Premium

Total allocation: £8890 in two tranches Sept- March and April to Aug. We have maintained a range of new Sporting opportunities this academic year including a golfing day, water sports day, bowls, mini sports events BBH most year groups. This has ensured that we have been able to offer a wide range of sporting events. Impact has been that an increased number of pupils have been engaged in a wider range of sporting events this year.

Pupil Premium

We have put in a similar programme to the previous year. Additional Teachers have been appointed to lead booster groups to support additional English and Maths. We have focussed on Yr 1 to Yr 6 this term. As well as this, we are supporting pupils to attend a variety of trips and clubs. Learning Mentors are also supporting some pupils.

Safeguarding

Two families are currently being supported by outside agencies.

Performance Management

Operation of the policy

There have been no appeals over the last year or allegations of discrimination regarding: race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, part time contracts, trade union membership. Performance Management reviews were completed at the end of the Spring term.

Effectiveness of procedures

Line managers for staff are: Head and Deputy (Maternity leave). All meetings are recorded on the agreed formats in the policy and objectives agreed and set. Time is allocated during the school day to carry out these meetings.

Teacher’s training and development needs

All staff have received detailed feedback regarding formal lesson observations this term. Strengths and areas for development are identified with each member of staff and any identified areas for improvement are monitored as a result and supported by mentoring and coaching. As far as possible we attend all Locality focus meetings: moderation, Global Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, EYFS, SEN. 

Training and development of support staff

Weekly TA meetings, Locality Learning Mentor meetings, Additional training depending on need and the opportunity of courses on offer.

Issues for Governors to consider

Do we need to align ourselves to the new Ofsted headings?

Effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Personal Development, behaviour and welfare

Outcomes for children and learners

Headteachers Report Mar 15

Castlewood Primary School

Headteacher’s ReportMarch 2015

 

Characteristics of our school

Yr R

22

Yr 1

28

Yr 2

30

Yr 3

30

Yr 4

27

Yr 5

29

Yr 6

29

Total

195

SEN 1.5% of all pupils Autumn Census

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

I P

3

4

EHIC Plan

0

0

Ethnic Codes Autumn Census 2.5% pupils

Languages

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

White/Asian

English

1

1

Indian

English

1

1

W&B Caribbean

English

1

1

OMB

Other mixed

background

English

1

1

Language other than English

Punjabi

1

1

There were no discrimination or harassment based on ‘protected characteristics’ (disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy and maternity), racial incidents or formal complaints of bullying.

 

Achievement

As we have discussed summary of data for attainment and achievement

2013-2014 included, EPODS and RAISEonline. To avoid duplication of information

I have included a summary.

 

EYFS- overall judgement Attainment and Progress   GOOD

Next steps to further improve:

Focus on pupil premium pupils closing the gap. Continue to ensure parents are supporting regular reading at home. Support LA pupils through boosters on speaking and listening.

 

KS1- overall Attainment and progress   GOOD

Next steps to further improve:

Focus on pupil premium pupils- closing the gap. Continue to ensure parents are supporting regular reading at home. Focus on HA pupils to achieve increased L3 so that we are above National expectations.

 

 

KS2- overall Attainment and progress   GOOD

Next steps to further improve:

Focus on all pupils to achieve secure L4 in English and Mathematics.

Focus on Maths progress for HA in KS2 (Pupils judged Yr 2 L2A+), to ensure increased number of pupils are on track to achieve L5 in Year 6. Monitor middle attainers in spelling, punctuation and grammar. Monitor the progress of Pupil Premium pupils to support closing the gap.

 

Strengths from 2013-2014 data

·         No Pupil Premium gaps in KS2

·         Significantly higher than average attainment in KS2

·         Attainment sits above FFTD at both L4 and L5 in KS2

·         Higher than average expected progress in KS2

·         Rising trends in attainment and progress in KS2

·         Higher than average Good Level of Development in EY

·         Higher than average Phonics levels in Yr 1

·         Higher than average attainment at L2+ / L2b+ in KS1

 

Areas to watch from 2013-2014 data

·         Below national average L3+ in KS1 and a downward trend - are higher attainers being challenged? Is teaching good enough?

·         FSM gaps in KS1 – do these few children fall into other ‘groups’? What is the school doing for them?

·         Level 5 GPS test – middle attainers do less well here

·         More than expected progress is just below national average in KS2 (but that is because the prior attainment is very high and pupils can rarely access L6 in reading and writing.)

 

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

The School Council have shared through Class Council meetings- discussions on British values. This is further being developed through House Assemblies in the Summer term.

 

Attendance

(Target 96.6% 2014-2015 is similar to last year).

SEN pupils: 2% of all pupils   (4 pupils)

Ethnic minority: 2% of all pupils(4 pupils)

Pupil Premium: current 3.5% of all pupils (7 pupils)

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Whole School

98%

97%

More 85% attendance

99%

100%

More 95% attendance

86.5%

78%

SEN more 85%

100%

100%

SEN more 95%

100%

50% (2 pupils over 95%

1 pupil 94%, 1 pupil 91%)

Ethnic min more 85%

100%

100%

Ethnic min more 95%

100%

50% (similar to above)

FSM more 85%

100%

100%

FSM more 95%

57%

57%

Overall attendance is high, consistently high for all groups (1)

 

Quality of Teaching

Formal lesson observations showed:

Inadequate

Requires Improvement

Good

Good with outstanding

Outstanding

Autumn 2014

100%

100%

25%

Spring 2015

100%

100%

37%

Partnerships to support curriculum needs

Enrichment opportunities have been promoted through a range of trips this term.

Yr R   Trip to Capitol Theatre to see film Paddington Bear(Bears topic)

Yr 1/2Brooklands (Transport topic)

Yr 3/4 Climbing wall in school (Fire and Ice topic)

Yr 5/6  South Downs Planetarium (Space topic)

 

Clubs available this term include: netball, football, tag rugby, homework, badminton, cookery, karate, gymnastics, film, gardening, art, table tennis, cross country, choir.

 

Behaviour and Safety of Pupils

Extent to which pupil’s feel safe

PSHCE lessons and assemblies are planned to promote positive behaviour and support pupils being safe. The parenting programme is helping to support pupils being safe outside school.

 

Priorities in the School Improvement Plan: 2014-2015

-100% of able pupils achieve expected progress and 45% more than expected in English

-Teaching and Learning increasingly moving from Good to Outstanding: 100% good or better. 75% teaching is Good with outstanding features.

-Ensure 100% pupil premium to make at least expected progress, 90% Good progress

 

Care guidance and support

Our Learning Mentors are continuing to play a greater role supporting the parents of the pupils they work with. One Learning Mentor attends the Parenting course. A Maths EYFS workshop was delivered to parents this term as well as KS2 English workshop supporting parents with spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

The effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Embed ambition and drive improvement

All class teachers have had the opportunity to visit an Outstanding primary school in the locality and share information about teaching and learning. We have reviewed our teaching and learning as a result and have agreed our strengths as well as considering some different approaches to learning.

 

Staff are involved in a coaching programme this year. The programme is set up to support areas to improve further identified by each class teacher.

 

Staff meetings and Key Stage meetings have focussed on Teaching and Learning. Weekly Team meetings support communication and deployment of staff effectively.

 

The monitoring of planning and marking can evidence that staff are continually striving to improve.

 

Staff training

INSET   March:  Planning for Summer Term 2015

J Slocombe

WH Heads Locality meetings, John Yates Leadership, Heads/Chair locality meetings,

V Dedman

John Yates Leadership, Focus Teaching and Learning- English, Yr 2 Locality Moderation

K Anstee Brown

Yr 6 English Locality moderation

C Noble

Locality focus group ICT and Maths

G Allan

MA in Education, EYFS Locality meeting

S Barnard

Locality PE meeting

S Parkins

Locality SENCO meetings

J Jeffries

Locality Learning Mentor meetings

J Reeves

Locality Learning Mentor meetings, Parenting course

All Teachers

Visited a local Primary school judged Outstanding to share practice

Partnerships to promote learning/well being

One family supported by regular CIN meetings (Child In Need) 

Sports Premium

Total allocation: £8890 in two tranches Sept- March and April to Aug. New event supported this year: Yr 3/4 Climbing wall- increase opportunities for outdoor adventurous

 Pupil Premium

We have put in a similar programme to the previous year. Additional Teachers have been appointed to lead booster groups to support additional English and Maths. We have focussed on Yr 1 to Yr 6 this term. As well as this, we are supporting pupils to attend a variety of trips and clubs. Learning Mentors are also supporting some pupils. We have set up a Parenting group to support parents.

Safeguarding

One family is currently being supported by outside agencies.

Performance Management

Operation of the policy

There have been no appeals over the last year or allegations of discrimination regarding: race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, part time contracts, trade union membership. Performance Management reviews will be completed for the end of the Spring term.

Effectiveness of procedures

Line managers for staff are: Head and Deputy (Maternity leave). All meetings are recorded on the agreed formats in the policy and objectives agreed and set. Time is allocated during the school day to carry out these meetings. 

Teacher’s training and development needs

All staff have received detailed feedback regarding formal lesson observations this term. Strengths and areas for development are identified with each member of staff and any identified areas for improvement are monitored as a result and supported by mentoring and coaching.

Training and development of support staff

Weekly TA meetings. Additional training depending on need and the opportunity of courses on offer.

Issues for Governors to consider

How informed are you on these key issues and the impact they will have on us?

-EYFS Baseline testing from September 2015

-Childcare disqualification requirements.

Headteachers Report Dec 14

Castlewood Primary School

Headteacher’s ReportDecember  2014

Characteristics of our school

Yr R

22

Yr 1

28

Yr 2

30

Yr 3

30

Yr 4

29

Yr 5

30

Yr 6

29

Total

198

SEN 1.5% of all pupils Autumn Census

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

I P

3

EHIC Plan

0

Ethnic Codes Autumn Census 2.5% pupils

Languages

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

White/Asian

English

1

Indian

English

1

W&B Caribbean

English

1

OMB

Other mixed

background

English

1

Language other than English

Punjabi

1

There were no discrimination or harassment based on ‘protected characteristics’ (disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy and maternity), racial incidents or formal complaints of bullying.

1.   Achievement

(Summary for 2013-2014)

Foundation Stage

Pupils reaching a Good Level of Development in 2014: 74% (county 59%) which is an increase of 10% on 2013. Achievement is comfortably above the county average in the key areas of reading, writing and maths.

 

Phonics

90% of Year 1 pupils meet expected standard (nat. 74%) and in Year 2, re-takes stand at 67% (66% nat.)

 

Key stage 1

L 2b+

R 90%   (nat 81%) downward

W   83% (nat 70%) downward

M    90% (nat 80%) slight downward

 

L2a+

R    63% (nat 57%) downward

W  53%  (nat 39%) downward

M    73% (nat 53%) downward  Sig+

L3+

R    20%  (nat 31%) downward(although 3 year trend stable)

W 13%   (nat 16%) downward

M    17%  (nat 24%) slight downward (although 3 year trend stable)

 

KS1 APS 16.6 (nat 15.9) Sig+. All Subjects APS has been consistently Sig + over recent years and also in 2014. However, it is interesting that individual subjects are not Sig+ this year.  Boys outperform girls in maths and girls do better than boys in reading.

There are gaps between the achievement of the two FSM children and non FSM pupils, but gaps are narrower than the national gaps and the FSM children do better than FSM children nationally.

 

Attainment at L2+ sits comfortably above national averages and although percentages fluctuate over time, trends are generally stable. However, at L3+ there has been a noticeable downward trend over recent years, with attainment for more able pupils now sitting below the national expectation.

 

 

Key Stage 2

Attainment

Yr 6 were Sig+ for prior attainment

 

L4+ RWM   100%  (nat 78%) upward and above FFTD predictions sig+

L4+ R   100%  (nat 88%) upward

L4+ W100%  (nat 85%) upward

L4+ M100%   (nat 85%) upward

L4SPAG 90% (nat 76%)

 

L5+ RWM43% (nat 23%) upward

L5+ R 77% (nat 49%) upward sig+

L5+ W 53% (nat 33%) slight downward sig+

L5+ M 63% (nat 42%) upward sig +

 

Average Point Score (APS) -  all Sig+ for reading, writing and maths. APS shows a three year upward trend and is now significantly above the national expectation - APS all subjects 31.1 (nat 28.7).

 

The sole blue box indicating underachievement shows that middle attainers do less well at L5 EGPS 25% (nat 50%) sig- than national. The school reports that this is a test paper anomaly rather any issues with provision.

  

Expected Progress

R 100% (nat 91%) upward

W 100% (nat 93%) upward

M 100% (nat 89%) upward

 

More than expected progress

Reading 30% (nat 35%)

Writing 23% (nat 33%)

Maths 19% (nat35%)

 

Value-Added   in All Subjects is 99.7, Maths 99.5, Reading - 100.1 and Writing 99.8. Value-added is not highlighted as Sig+ because of the higher than average attainment at the end of KS1 and the subsequent difficulty in reaching L6 in reading and writing. However, value-added has increased since 2013 in all subjects.

 

Pupil Premium

There are significant gaps in FSM attainment in EYFS in 2014 where neither of the two FSM children reached a good level of development. Similarly, in Yr 1, the sole FSM pupil did not meet the expected level in phonics.

However at the end of KS1, the one FSM pupil did attain in line with non-FSM peers, which is higher than the national expectation.

At KS2, FSM pupils - like the whole cohort – attain L4+ in RWM which is above the national expectation. Similarly, all FSM pupils make at least expected progress, just like their non-FSM peers.  Gaps are narrowing (FSM APS RWM KS2 2012 27, 2013 29, and2014 30.4.

At L5, the 4 FSM pupils broadly attain in line – or just below - their peers and much better than the national expectation of FSM pupils at L5+ and in most cases, better than non-FSM pupils nationally! The school tracks the progress of disadvantaged children carefully and additional staff can be redistributed to support another year group if necessary.

There is no difference in achievement between FSM and non FSM pupils in KS2, but the school should carefully track the small group of PP children in KS1

 

Strengths

·         No Pupil Premium gaps in KS2

·         Significantly higher than average attainment in KS2

·         Attainment sits above FFTD at both L4 and L5 in KS2

·         Higher than average expected progress in KS2

·         Rising trends in attainment and progress in KS2

·         Higher than average Good Level of Development in EY

·         Higher than average Phonics levels in Yr 1

·         Higher than average attainment at L2+ / L2b+ in KS1

 

Areas to watch

·         Below national average L3+ in KS1 and a downward trend - are higher attainers being challenged? Is teaching good enough?

·         FSM gaps in KS1 – do these few children fall into other ‘groups’? What is the school doing for them?

·         Level 5 GPS test – middle attainers do less well here

·         More than expected progress is just below national average in KS2 (but that is because the prior attainment is very high and pupils can rarely access L6 in reading and writing.)

 

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

New House Captains were elected at the start of term and now lead House assemblies every fortnight. They are supported by Mrs Magwidi who plans the House Assemblies. The impact is that pupils gain respect for the House Captains leading the sessions. House Captains are well prepared and show a greater presence because they are increasingly modelling themselves on the class teachers.

Attendance

(Target 96.6% 2014-2015 is similar to last year).

SEN pupils: 1.5% of all pupils   

Ethnic minority: 2.5% of all pupils 

Pupil Premium: current 4.5% of all pupils

Autumn 2014

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Whole School

98%

More 85% attendance

99%

More 95% attendance

86.5%

SEN more 85%

100%

SEN more 95%

100%

Ethnic min more 85%

100%

Ethnic min more 95%

100%

FSM more 85%

100%

FSM more 95%

57%

Overall attendance is high, consistently high for all groups (1)

 

Quality of Teaching

Formal lesson observations showed:

Autumn 2014

Inadequate

Requires Improvement

Good

Good with outstanding

Outstanding

100%

100%

25%

Partnerships to support curriculum needs

Enrichment opportunities have been promoted through a range of trips this term.

Yr RWalk around Southwater (Dinosaur topic)

Yr 1 Tescos –‘Farm to Fork’ (Food topic)

Yr 3/4 Petworth House (Victorian Day)

Yr 5/6 Hampton Court (Tudor topic)

 

Clubs available this term include: netball, football, tag rugby, homework, badminton, cookery, karate, gymnastics, film, gardening, art, table tennis, cross country, choir.

  

Behaviour and Safety of Pupils

Extent to which pupil’s feel safe

PSHCE lessons and assemblies are planned to promote positive behaviour and support pupils being safe. There has been an increasing need to support some parents this term with consistent boundaries at home, so that pupils are better equipped to show respect to all adults in school.

 

Priorities in the School Improvement Plan: 2014-2015

-100% of able pupils achieve expected progress and 45% more than expected in English

-Teaching and Learning increasingly moving from Good to Outstanding: 100% good or better. 75% teaching is Good with outstanding features.

-Ensure 100% pupil premium to make at least expected progress, 90% Good progress

 

Care guidance and support

Our Learning Mentors are playing a greater role supporting the parents of the pupils they work with. A number of workshops have been delivered this term to support parents in knowing more about the curriculum and how they can support at home. These include phonics, mathematics and reading, as a result of the audit carried out last term.

 

The effectiveness of Leadership and Management

Embed ambition and drive improvement

This will be a challenging academic year regarding staffing, as three out of seven class teachers are, or have been, on maternity leave. We are working hard to ensure that all pupils continue to make good progress.

 

Despite these challenges, our Year 6 and Year 2 packs have been exemplary at locality moderation this term. We have probably held more workshops than usual at this time of year and all staff have stepped up to support each other to achieve this.

 

Staff meetings and Key Stage meetings have focussed on Teaching and Learning. Weekly Team meetings have been introduced this term to ensure good communication and deployment of staff effectively. There is on-going training and support for all staff. The monitoring of planning and marking can evidence that staff are continually striving to improve.

  

Staff training

INSET   Dec:  Planning for Spring Term 2015

J Slocombe

WH Heads Locality meetings, John Yates Leadership, Heads/Chair locality meetings, O track, SEND- New Code of Practice

L Brown

John Yates Leadership,O track

K Anstee Brown

Yr 6 Locality moderation

J Herbert

Yr 2 Locality moderation

C Noble

Yr 6 writing moderation meeting

G Allan

MA in Education

S Barnard

PE- gymnastics

S Parkins

Locality SENCO meetings

J Jeffries

Learning Mentor

J Reeves

Learning Mentor

Partnerships to promote learning/well being

One family supported by regular TAC meetings (multi-agency meetings- Team Around the Child).

One family supported by regular CIN meetings (Child In Need)

Four pupils have been supported by the Speech and Language therapist.

 

Sports Premium

Total allocation: £8890 in two tranches Sept- March and April to Aug

As a result of our funding we aim to maintain most of the events that were planned last year such as Yr 5 Watersports, Golf day and Swimming. We aim to target all pupils to achieve 25 metres by the end of KS2 by supporting swimming in a slightly different way this year.

 

Pupil Premium

We have put in a similar programme to the previous year. Additional Teachers have been appointed to lead booster groups to support additional English and Maths. We have focussed on Yr 6, Yr 5,Yr 2, Yr 3 and Yr 1 this term. As well as this, we are supporting pupils to attend a variety of trips and clubs. Learning Mentors are also supporting some pupils. We will be setting up a Parenting group to support some parents in the Spring term.

 

Safeguarding

Two families are currently being supported by outside agencies.

 

Performance Management

Operation of the policy

There have been no appeals over the last year or allegations of discrimination regarding: race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, part time contracts, trade union membership. Performance Management reviews will be completed by the end of December.

 

Effectiveness of procedures

Line managers for staff are: Head and Deputy. All meetings are recorded on the agreed formats in the policy and objectives agreed and set. Time is allocated during the school day to carry out these meetings.

 

Teacher’s training and development needs

All staff have received detailed feedback regarding formal lesson observations this term. Strengths and areas for development are identified with each member of staff and any identified areas for improvement are monitored as a result and supported by mentoring and coaching.

 

Training and development of support staff

Weekly TA meetings. Additional training depending on need and the opportunity of courses on offer.

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Issues for Governors to consider

How informed are you on these key issues and the impact they will have on us?

-Teaching School Alliance

-Changes proposed for 2016 testing

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