Below is a range of information and policies which will help you to understand how our school works, please scroll down to see the full range of information available.
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.
All admission arrangements, including selection, subscription criteria and published admission number can be found on the Bradford Schools Online website. The schools admission policy can be viewed here.
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.
A new national curriculum is being introduced in September 2014 and the school is currently in the process of updating the curriculum maps for each year group. Each year group publishes a newsletter each half term, starting from September 2014, this identifies the curriculum focus within each subject area, they are also available within the class area of the website.
The school follows the new National Curriculum which came into effect in September 2014, all classes send out this information each half term to parents. These class newsletters detail the skills being taught over the following half term. If you would like to download a copy of one of the newsletters they are located under the tab "More" then within "Classes".
Keeping you Informed
Parents/Carers are invited into school twice a year to discuss their child and his/her learning and progress. These run from 1.30 to 6pm and an appointment will be allocated, where your child's progress will be discussed and you will have an opportunity to discuss your child's work and progress.
An annual report will be sent out each July.
The school had a full Ofsted report in December 2013, this can be viewed here. As a result of the school being placed in Special Measures we have regular monitoring visits from HMI, the latest report from July 2014 can be viewed here.
School Performance Tables
The School's Performance Tables can be accessed and viewed via http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/index.html
KS1 & KS2 SATs Results
All end of Year results for EYFS, Phonics, Y2 and Y6 SATs can be viewed here. End of year results.
Data on Pupils Eligible for FSM can be found within Pupil Premium.
Pupil Premium Allocation
Information about Pupil Premium and the allocation of resources can be downloaded here. Pupil Premium 2014-2015
PE and Sports Premium Funding
The school receives funding for PE and Sports, and the allocation of resources can be downloaded here. Sports Grant Report 2014-2015
Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
The school has it's own Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy, this is reviewed annually, but can be reviewed more often when major changes are announced by the government or local authority. 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.
We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics, this is a national strategy, all pupils up to Y4 work on their phonic skills on a daily basis. Ask the class teacher for details on the sounds that your child is working on in order to support them further.
We use the Bug Club reading scheme, which is compatible with the phonics teaching. Every child has a reading book and we encourage them to read every night for at least 10 minutes.
Visits are sometimes arranged to support the curriculum, this helps to provide first hand experience and learning at a deeper level. 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. If sufficient contributions are not made then the visit may have to be cancelled. Parents/carers can pay on a weekly basis if they wish.
A copy of the Charging Policy can be viewed here.
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 and should not be uploaded onto the internet. 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 inform the school as soon as possible if you are totally opposed to your child being videoed/photographed.
Expected School Behaviour
We have 3 main rules that everyone at school adheres to:
Always do our best!
Be polite, kind and honest,
Care for everyone and everything!
These are known as the ABCs to good behaviour.
Our policy is linked to colours, so green is good, amber is a warning and red is concerning. Every day is a fresh start and everyone starts off on green - as it is good to be green! We have a policy regarding School Behaviour. This 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. 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.
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. Our Equality Policy can be viewed here.