EASTFIELD PRIMARY ACADEMY
SCHOOL PROSPECTUS 2014-2015
Information relating to individual schools published in accordance with the Education Act 1980 and the Education Act 1988 by North East Lincolnshire Education Committee and on behalf of the Governors of Aided Schools in North East Lincolnshire for admissions from September 1998.
PRINCIPAL: Rebecca Shearer
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL: Scott Nicholls
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL: Anna Rawlings
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: Pete O’Connor
PARENT GOVERNORS: Zoe Martin
NUMBER ON ROLL: 250
SCHOOL CLASSIFICATION Academy, 3-11 years
The school’s current admission arrangements adhere to the published criteria contained in the 2013-2014 Your New School: A Guide for Parents booklet.
Prior to admission, parents and children are encouraged to visit our school and talk to the Principal regarding our Home School agreement, and our school Behaviour policy. This means that the ethos and values of the school can be discussed, to ensure a common understanding.
The school is not affiliated to any religious denomination. However our assemblies are based on values, tolerance and respect.
The Governors agreed to accept “The School Curriculum” as defining their curriculum aims. The aims are:
(i) to create a caring environment in which all members of our school community are valued and appreciated;
(ii) to create en enjoyable learning environment which is supportive, satisfying and stimulating;
(iii) to create a stable environment in which each individual feels secure;
(iv) to nurture a feeling of success and develop a sense of pride in themselves, their work, their school and their community;
(v) to help pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to apply themselves to tasks;
(vi) to help pupils to develop a reasoned set of values, attitudes, values and beliefs;
(vii) to help pupils to understand the world in which they live, and the interdependence of individuals, groups, nations and the environment;
(viii) to help pupils to appreciate human achievements and aspirations;
(ix) to help pupils to understand the multicultural nature of society, to foster respect for those with different religions, beliefs and way of life and to develop an attitude which is opposed to discrimination of any kind.
The Sex Education Policy is available in the school office to be seen during school. The policy aims:
(a) To attempt to deal with children’s questions, as they arise, about the physical differences between the sexes and human reproduction factually and honestly.
(b) In the Upper School are shown a video and software about the changes approaching puberty. Parents have the opportunity to view this video before the children.
(c) If parents request that their child should not have sex education this will be complied with. However, children may not be withdrawn from the National Curriculum Science which deals with reproduction.
The actual time spent on teaching each normal school week that is after registration assemblies and breaks have been subtracted, is 24 hours 10 minutes. This compares with the recommended minimum of 23.5 hours.
School Holidays Dates 2012/2013 – Appendix A/1.
A Summary of the School Curriculum:
The school covers all subjects of the National Curriculum in order to provide children with a broad and balanced education.
English & Mathematics
The school follows the Literacy and Numeracy guidelines issued by the government. We teach a whole school curriculum that teaches children key skills.
The school scheme for RE is based on the LA’s Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. It aims to cover Christianity and at least two other major religious traditions. The aim throughout is to build up children’s knowledge and understanding of the belief and practice of religion. Great emphasis is placed on concepts such as respect and tolerance, and on developing personal reflective skills (questioning, reasoning) as well as individual beliefs and values.
If you have a complaint about anything, please come to see us. We will not think you are a nuisance, for you may well be helping us by telling us about something of which we are unaware. If this does not give you satisfaction, then please follow the official complaints procedure outlined below.
Write to the Chairman of Governors.
All documents mentioned in this School Information Leaflet can be seen in the school office during normal school hours.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND COLLECTIVE WORSHIP POLICY
We follow the LEA’s Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
The school will make arrangements for parents to exercise their right of withdrawal of their children for religious worship or instruction. Work will be set for these children during the time withdrawn.
The School Policy for Collective Worship is:
It should be within the law.
It should not interfere with the integrity of either any child
exposed to it or any member of staff who is expected to take part.
As different types of Christians worship in different ways we can
draw from any of them. Thus we can use: prayer, silence, hymns , belonging to a community, singing, ritual, dance, faith in God, reflection, readings
We believe this is in line with Circular 1/94
The act of worship should, where possible, be of educational value to the children.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ARRANGEMENTS
Children with learning difficulties are given additional help, and outside agencies used when they are available.
The name of the Governor designated to have oversight of this aspect of the school’s work is Mrs Zoe Martin.
The name of the senor member of staff having responsibility for the school’s arrangements for identifying and meeting the special needs of pupils is the Inclusion Coordinator Mr Scott Nicholls.
THE ORGANISATION OF EDUCATION
The curriculum follows a six-year planning cycle, which is differentiated to meet the needs of individual children
Children are taught in Key Stage Teams – Year 1&2, Year 3&4 and Year 5&6
Children aged between 3 and 5 years are taught in the Foundation unit
The school has a Pastoral Support Programme which works alongside our Behaviour Policy.
Close home-school liaison is a vital part of our pastoral care. The Learning Mentor works closely with children, parents and a variety of outside agencies.
NATIONAL CURRICULUM TESTS 2014
Percentage of children at Level 4 and above
Reading and Writing
89% and 96%
89% and 85%
Combined English and Maths = 89% and National Average is 79%
RATES OF AUTHORISED AND UNAUTHORISED ABSENCE
In accordance with the Education (Pupils’ Attendance Records) Regulations, 1991, all schools must publish information on rates of unauthorised absence. Unauthorised absences will include lateness, all unexplained absence, condoned absences and truancy.
If your child is absent please telephone the school as soon as possible otherwise your child will be recorded as having an unauthorised absence. Similarly, if your child arrives at school after the Register is closed, he/she will be recorded as having a late mark.
The total number of registered pupils of compulsory school age on roll for at least one session during the reporting period to 19th May 2011 was 248.
The percentage of sessions missed through authorised absence was 5%.
The percentage sessions missed through unauthorised absence was 1.4%.