The Sports grant funding is one of the legacies from the London Olympics. Money is being given to schools to improve the quality of sports provision for all children. At Bucklebury we are also using some of the money to provide training to our staff so that they can continue to provide high quality sports teaching even after the funding ends. The expenditure endeavours to increase participation, secure the quality of provision and develop the skills of school staff to sustain a high level of quality in future years.
Sports bucklebury 2017-18 v02.doc – Google Docs (2)
At this school we follow the National Curriculum as the basis for our school curriculum.
In particular, we use an inquiry-based approach using big learning questions and key learning questions to inspire and engage children.
As a result, we cover a broad and balanced range of themes which we expect to keep under constant review.
Our curriculum map runs on a two year cycle. The latest edition is here Curriculum map April 2017 v01.docx – Google Docs
Specific inquiry webs are also published by class teachers each term.
Please click here for resources we use to teach phonics. The main resource is called ‘Letters and Sounds’.
Every year the school publishes information on its provision for pupils in receipt of the Pupil Premium Grant. This is additional money provided for primary schools to ensure that all children leave school at a sufficiently high level of academic achievement that they can ‘access the secondary curriculum’. Research shows that children will struggle at secondary school, and often fail to get a minimum of five good O level equivalents, if they do not achieve good results in primary school.
The attached reports, for the current year and the previous year, show how much funding the school receives to support those children, shows how the school expects to spend that money, and the likely impact of that expenditure including statutory assessment outcomes.
PPG Public 2017-18 v01 (1).docx – Google Docs
Governor Job Description
1 For All Governors
1.1 Standard Requirements
1.1.1 Agree to West Berks Code of Conduct
Copy distributed at first meeting of academic year, and available on request from Clerk
Anticipate working around four hours every week. Some of this time will be during normal school hours.
Attend all Governing Body meetings
Anticipate attending and contributing to sub-committee and/or taking responsibility for a specific role, eg H&S, Learning…
1.1.3 Visiting the school
Visit the school once per term
Plan visit in advance in conjunction with a class teacher or Headteacher, and ensure objectives of visit agreed
Briefly document observations and conclusions from visit using standard template
1.1.4 Development and Skills
All governors must be –
Be responsible for their own development
Consider skills required for current role, and prepare for future roles
Prepare yourself for current and future roles
Help prepare others
Use range of development options
On-line ‘GEL’ training
Web based resources
Mentoring from staff or other governors
In addition to any role specific development
Familiar with governors induction pack
Familiar with our most recent Ofsted report (published July 2010)
Read and understand our Development Plan (distributed regularly at governor meetings, or available from Clerk)
Read all school policies
Familiar with OFSTED framework
Read Governors handbook published by D of E.
Regarding data, as an absolute minimum, read and understand Ofsted data dashboard. Ideally also be familiar with FFT data dashboard. An overview of the most recent RaiseOnline report would be an advantage.
1.1.6 Working ‘norms’
Ability to use
Google Docs or other collaboration or cloud based options
Web based calendar
1.2.1 Set objectives/plan for the year
It is beneficial for each governor if they set their own plan for their activities for each year.
What do you plan to achieve this year?
Consider whether what you do/plan to do will have impact on children
Talk with staff and other governors to help with ideas
The purpose of school is to help provide children with a good education, both academically and socially, so that they are very well prepared to meet the challenges of secondary school, and future life. If, as governors, we find ourselves doing a task or activity that has no impact on this, then we are probably wasting our time!
Parents are interested in how their children are taught whilst at school. The information available here describes the various reading schemes that are used at Bucklebury School.
School starts at 8-50am and ends at 3-15pm, Monday to Friday.
Children should arrive anytime between 8-40am and 8-50am.
Children are not allowed into school prior to 8-40am, as there may be insufficient staff to ensure proper safeguarding.
Morning break for the children is normally between 10-30am and 10-50am. Timings may be affected by special events, or adverse weather.
Lunch is normally between 12-00pm and 1-00pm.
An afternoon short break is taken at the discretion of the class teacher.