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From September 1st 2012, all schools need to present specified information to website visitors. This same information must also be available in hardcopy to school visitors on request. The information will be updated at least once per term.
Any information or files displayed on this website are availalbe free of charge. Please contact the school office on 01604 715658.
The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:
Mrs Claire Dunstan, Head Teacher, All Saints CEVA Primary School, Boughton Green Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2 7AJ. Tel: 01604 715658
At All Saints CEVA Primary School, we have high expectations of behaviour. It is important to us that every member of the school family feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well by everyone. We know that good behaviours, in and out of the classroom, are essential to ensure that all our children have the best possible opportunity to be successful and make good progress with their learning. However, we recognise that good behaviour needs to be taught and does not necessarily come naturally.
At our school we adopt a proactive, solution-focused approach wherever possible and explore a range of strategies that will address behaviour problems, not simply wait for problems to occur. This includes striving to help the child understand the others’ viewpoint and to provide opportunities for reparation and forgiveness.
The school behaviour policy and code of conduct are therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure. To help us achieve this we use the ‘Good To Be Green’ system. This system is for monitoring and responding to behaviour in class and around the school, with the objective for each child to stay green all week. For further details please see the ‘Good To Be Green Behaviour Management System’ information available in the sidebar.
Documents related to Behaviour, available for download in the sidebar are:
- Anti-Bullying Policy
- Policy for the Restrictive Intervention and Positive Handling of Pupils
- Behaviour Policy
- ‘Good to be green’ Behaviour Management System
At All Saints we value positive relationships with our pupils, parents, carers and the wider community and aspire to high standards of communication. To maintain them we endeavour to resolve any issues that may arise. However, on the rare occasion a concern may not be resolved using normal school procedures, the school complaints procedure may be considered.
Please refer to our Complaints Policy available for download in the sidebar for further information.
The Equality Act 2010 says that public authorities, including schools must comply with the public sector equality duty. People who are protected in relation to The Equality Act are those with any of the ‘protected characteristics’ outlined below.
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
The public sector equality duty requires all public authorities to carry out their functions and actively consider how they will achieve the following aims:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who don’t
- Foster and encourage good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who don’t.
At All Saints CEVA Primary school we always aim to seek to emulate best practice and ‘promote a caring, compassionate and inclusive community, our ‘school family’ where everyone feels values and safe.’
Please refer to our Equalities Policy available for download in the sidebar for further information.
At All Saints, we endeavour to achieve maximum inclusion for all our children whilst meeting their individual needs. This includes those children who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL), which is not considered a Special Education Need. All our staff provide differentiated learning opportunities for all our children and provide materials appropriate to their interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have full access to the school curriculum.
We recognise that a Special Educational Need might be an explanation for delayed or slower progress but is not an excuse, and we make every effort to narrow the gap in attainment between vulnerable groups of learners and others. We strive to make a clear distinction between “underachievement” – often caused by a poor early experience of learning - and special educational needs. Some pupils in our school may be underachieving but will not necessarily have a special educational need. It is our responsibility to spot this quickly and ensure that appropriate interventions are put in place to help these pupils catch up.
Other children will genuinely have special educational needs and this may lead to lower-attainment (though not necessarily to under- achievement). It is our responsibility to ensure that children with special educational needs have the maximum opportunity to attain and make progress in line with their peers. Accurate assessment of need and carefully planned programmes, which address the root causes of any learning difficulty, are essential ingredients of success for these children. These will be provided, initially, through additional support funded from the devolved schools budget. Where this funding does not meet an individual’s need we will apply for High Needs Funding from the Local Authority.
Children identified as having a disability or special educational need either on entry or during their time at our school will receive additional learning support in line with their specific need, which is carefully monitored by the Inclusion Leader and regularly reviewed with parents. Children with Educational Health Care Plans (EHCPs) will receive support in line with the recommendations of the Local Authority, who will have been involved in the statutory process.
Alongside support provided in school, we also work closely with other outside agencies and services, such as:
- Northamptonshire Educational Psychology Service
- JoGo Behaviour Support
- Specialist Support Service (SSS)
- Community Paediatricians
- School Nursing Team
- Speech and Language Therapy Service
- Children’s Occupational Health
- Children’s Physiotherapy Service
- Target Autism
- Beanstalk Reading
We are also delighted to have joined the TaMHS project in 2017/18, which we will continue to work towards completing in 2018/19. We have undertaken bespoke training which will enable us to offer children and their families provision that promotes good mental health. Alongside this we offer significant levels of support for children suffering difficulties via our Inclusion TA who provides pastoral support daily for those in need, which also includes support for bereavement. We have recently planted a ‘memory’ tree in our school grounds for children to visit, tie a ribbon around and sit by to enable them to quietly reflect their loss.
Please refer to our Inclusion policy available for download in the sidebar for further information.
PE and Sport Funding
Most schools with primary age pupils receive the PE and sport premium, based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, using the data from the January school census.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvement in the quality of PE and sport that they offer including:
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, the chief medical Officer guidelines suggest 60 minutes a day and 30 minutes a day in school time.
- A raised profile for PE and sport as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience in a range of sports and activities
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
For national guidance click here.
We are proud of the quality and range of provision that we are now are able to offer and this is recognised in our achievement of the Gold School Games Mark. More detail can be found in our PE and Sport Premium funding reports, shown in the sidebar, which outline how this funding has been used at All Saints CEVA Primary.
The Pupil Premium is additional funding provided by the Government, for all children in primary school, who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) in the last six years, are in authority care or have parents in the Armed Forces.
Pupil Premium funding is based on research showing that children from low income families perform less well at school than their peers. Often, children who are entitled to Pupil Premium face challenges such as poor language and communication skills, lack of confidence and issues with attendance and punctuality. The Pupil Premium is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible, helping to narrow the gap between them and their peers.
At our school, we monitor the progress of all children closely to ensure that any gaps in progress and achievement between different groups of pupils are addressed through direct support work and targeted intervention, either on a 1:1 basis or in small groups. Our Pupil Premium children experience a range of barriers to their learning. Therefore, an individual approach ensures that all Pupil Premium children have their needs identified so that the correct support and opportunities can be provided. This ensures the children achieve success and the motivational drive that comes with that success. This success may be measured in terms of academic progress and achievement or in terms of social skills, confidence and motivation.
More detail can be found in our Pupil Premium funding reports, shown in the sidebar, which outline how this funding has been used at All Saints CEVA Primary.
Further information is available on the Department for Education website.