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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

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