Springwood Community Primary
School and Nursery.
Tel: 01274 731695
This prospectus is to help you understand how and what your child will learn and gives you information about school routines you need to follow.
At Springwood Community Primary School and Nursery we provide a happy, stimulating and exciting learning environment and we want to work in partnership with you to help your child achieve high standards in their work. Parents/carers are always welcome to come in and talk with the Headteacher or Class Teacher about any ideas or problems. We do ask you to make an appointment or to see the teacher before or after lessons begin.
SpringwoodCommunityPrimary School and Nursery is a mixed school for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 11.
Springwood Community Primary School and Nursery
provides an environment where each child is taught
respect and discipline and is challenged to achieve
their full potential
All admission arrangements, including selection, oversubsription criteria and published admission number can be found on the Bradford Schools Online website
Pupil Premium Allocation
The Pupil Premium Allocation for 2011 - 2012 was £53,750. This was spent on English and Mathematics resources and additional staffing.
The Pupil Premium Allocation for 2012 - 2013 was £101,134. This was spent on 2 additional part time teachers, 2 additional part time support staff, English and Mathematics resources, staff training, subsidy for trips and visits and the purchase of a new mini-bus.
National Curriculum Statement
We use a variety of teaching approaches. Sometimes it will be appropriate to teach the class as a whole if, for instance, the class teacher is introducing a new theme or idea. At other times, children will be organised into small groups, sets or work individually. Whichever approach is used, we try, as far as possible, to match the work to the learning needs, interests and experiences of your child. We aim to provide the children with as many first-hand experiences as possible in order to make their learning meaningful. All areas of the curriculum need to have a strong emphasis on skills, for example, children need to know how to count, read, investigate and problem solve. Children also need to develop additional skills - those of how to find, organise and evaluate information, rather than always learning facts for their own sake.
All year groups follow the nationally approved curriculum and children may work on activities around a topic/theme. We inform all Parents/Carers of Year 5 and Year 6 children, about our sex and relationships education programme of lessons through the normal channels
Parents/Carers are invited into school twice a year to discuss their child and his/her learning and progress. These are mainly in the evening and a ten minute appointment will be allocated when your child's progress and yearly report will be discussed and you will have an opportunity to question the Class Teacher or Headteacher about your child. If you are unable to keep the appointment, your child's annual report will be posted to you. Our Home/School Liaison Officer will be available in school to translate and interpret your child’s report.
School Performance Tables
The School's Performance Tables can be accessed and viewed via http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/
Curriculum Map & Plan
KS1 & KS2 SATs Results 2012
All SATs Results were validated at the end of February 2013 and can be viewed here.
Our most recent KS2 results can be viewed here.
Details of pupil progress for FSM pupils in Key Stage 2 can be viewed here.
Details of pupil progress for FSM pupils in Year 1 can be viewed here.
Details of pupil progress for FSM pupils in Year 2 can be viewed here.
Child Protection Policy
The school has it's own Child Protection Policy. It can be viewed here.
Special Educational Needs
All teachers have responsibility for children's individual needs, including short-term and long-term learning difficulties. Children with specific learning difficulties are identified and monitored carefully and if necessary specialist help is sought. Parents/carers are given regular information and are informed throughout. If a child's progress or attitude at home or school are causing concern, we need to work closely together for the benefit of the child. Children who are more able are identified through the same process and, if necessary, specialist help is sought.
A document summarising the SEN provision our school can offer can be read here.
An additional grant helps us to support children learning English by additional members of staff who are employed by Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant. This funding is on a temporary basis.
We also have a booklet aimed at parents to help and support their children in reading and writing at home. You can view this booklet here.
Phonics Scheme in KS1
We use the Ruth Miskin Learning phonics scheme. You can view the Website at http://www.ruthmiskintraining.com/phonics/index.html
Charging and Remissions Policy
The Governing Body has agreed a policy. It is available here
Day or half day visits
Visits are sometimes arranged to support the curriculum. It is important that your child goes on these visits. Money for these visits can only be collected from parents/carers on a voluntary basis. Parents/carers will be notified of the cost and asked for a voluntary contribution. No child will be excluded if a parent is unable to make a donation. However, 80% of the cost has to be covered by parents/carers. The other 20% can be met by the school. If sufficient contributions are not made then the visit would have to be cancelled. Parents/carers can pay on a weekly basis if they wish.
No charge will be made for materials used in craft or design technology . A full copy of the school's policy on charging is available from the school.
Parents Videoing School Events
During the school year there will be a number of school events, productions, musical concerts and sporting events etc. that parents / carers may wish to take videos/photographs of the child’s involvement. The school/governors would wish parents to take part in this activity for their personal use. These videos/photographs are not for sale under any circumstances. However should any parent object to their child being videoed/photographed then the school would have to operate a total ban for that particular performance
If you wish to object to your child being videoed/photographed please contact the school within 20 days of the event or as soon as possible if you are totally opposed to your child being videoed/photographed.
Expected School Behaviour
We have a policy regarding School Behaviour. It can be viewed here.
The Governors and staff at SpringwoodCommunityPrimary School are opposed to racism in any form. We are committed to the principle that children should be given equal opportunities to fulfil their potential. We condemn discrimination against people because of their skin colour and cultural background because it is offensive, illegal and wrong. Our school is multi-cultural and multi-racial and we value this cultural diversity. Every member of the school community should feel that their language, religion and culture are valued and respected. In order to achieve this we will use what children know and understand about themselves in our curriculum.
No formal sex education is currently taught in school. However, we do include sex education as part of the science curriculum in our integrated approach to teaching and learning.
The children's observations and their questions are used to extend their knowledge and attitudes when appropriate and when the opportunity arises. Parents wishing to discuss this issue may make an appointment with the headteacher. We will continue to review this policy.
All children have access to the curriculum and are given the opportunity to develop regardless of gender, faith, culture or disability.