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Traditionally school reports are sent out at the end of the Summer term - often in the last few days of term! Understandably many parents would like to ask questions or seek clarification on particular aspects of the report they receive. But when do these conversations take place? The holidays arrive, then six weeks later children start back at school with a new class teacher. So what happens, the questions and points of clarification invariably remain unanswered… until now! Having had discussions with children, teachers, governors and parents we have decided to break with tradition and trial a new approach by sending school reports home for years 3, 4 and 5 at Easter. The reports will outline what children are doing well across the curriculum, but also highlight those things that they need to continue to develop through the remainder of the year - providing children with a unique opportunity to move their learning forward with a class teacher that they know and who knows them. There will also be a section that will suggest ways to support children’s learning further at home. Then towards the end of the Summer term we will be able to sit down and discuss the progress made by children at Parent Consultations. At these meetings we will share the levels children have achieved and the progress made by looking at the Assessment Summary Sheets.
For Year 6, we feel that because of the unique nature of the year with SATs, the publication of SATs results and the fact that it is children’s last year in the school we intend to retain the traditional system with reports being sent home at the end of the Summer term and Parent Consultations taking place later this term.
As mentioned it is a trial, but we hope that it will keep everyone more informed of children’s progress and enable us all to support their learning more effectively
Following our second monitoring visit by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate (HMI) I am delighted to be able to inform you that since last year’s Ofsted inspection, overall we have made good progress addressing the areas identified for improvement. We have also maintained the strengths identified at the time.
Of the areas identified HMI have reported that teaching and learning, including work seen in books, assessment and marking is now good. Lessons have a clear
focus, so that children know what they are doing and why; teachers use questions effectively to probe and challenge children’s understanding; teachers have high
expectations of children’s work; there is effective use of time in lessons to enable children to apply their learning and consolidate skills and concepts; and
perhaps most reassuringly, children are actively engaged and enjoy their learning.
While these findings are hugely encouraging, the job is not yet complete. Part of the visit was to assess when we would be ready for reinspection by Ofsted. It
was agreed that we are now ready, so can expect to be re-inspected anytime from 1st April onwards. However, as with any ‘official’ visit, there are still things that
were identified for us to work on. In relation to teaching and learning, the two key areas are to broaden the level of ‘outstanding’ teaching practice across the
school, and secondly, to continue to develop the role of teaching assistants in supporting children’s learning. On the leadership front we also need to continue to develop the role of subject leaders to improve further the quality of our theme based curriculum. April is not too far away though, so we will need to pull out all the stops to address these areas before we are reinspected!
It’s a challenge but one we readily accept so that next time Ofsted come, we get the recognition that we are now a ‘good’ school.
As the Headteacher of Broomgrove Junior School it is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to our website.
“At Broomgrove, we expect everyone to work together to achieve high standards of learning and behaviour in a safe, happy and stimulating environment where both children and adults are valued.”
At the heart of all aspects of our school life are the values of respect, excellence and friendship. Furthermore, we believe that working in partnership with our children, their parents and carers, governors, and our local community is critical to ensuring our success as a school. A supportive atmosphere is fostered within which children feel confident to express their individuality, their talents and know that success in any aspect of their lives will be rewarded and celebrated. We are passionate that the School flourishes by providing a positive and stimulating learning environment created by caring and dedicated staff, which results in excellent progress for all our learners.
I look forward to meeting you.