Policies and Statutory Information
Here are the documents that have to be displayed on our website as statutory information. These documents are in order, taken from the DfE guidance.
Roade Primary School
NN7 2 NT
tel: 01604 862309
Queries and questions should be directed to the office staff, Mrs Richardson or Mrs Evans- email admin: firstname.lastname@example.org
The head teacher contact for Mr Currell is email@example.com
Our admissions are managed via the local authority, Northants County Council. Parents can find out all about our admissions arrangements through contacting the local authority. Here is the link to the admissions team: Northants School Admissions We do not hold waiting lists here at school. Due to our expansion from single to two form entry in each year group, from September 2017 we will be operating some mixed classes which keeps class sizes low, the ratio of adult to children high and enables spaces throughout the school. All spaces are allocated via the NCC team.
Here is the published report from our most recent OFSTED visit: 121854__2 Ofsted Report Jan 2015.pdf
Key Stage 2 Results:
We are asked to publish the most up to date information on how our children have achieved and progressed across KS2. The following is a link to the DFE compare service that enables you to see our performance information: Roade data and comparison
We are asked to publish the content of Roade's school curriculum for each year. This is done through the curriculum tab on the drop down menu above or by following this link: Curriculum Here you will find each curriculum newsletter published by the school throughout the year for each year group. These are sent to parents at the beginning of each term and highlight what the children are learning each term, the themes and the subjects. It also highlights how parents can support the learning at home as we see each child's education as a partnership between home and school.
Here is Roade Primary School's behaviour policy. Behaviour Policy 2016.docx
We are a school. We aim to develop young learners and leaders in all aspects and personalities. They need to develop skills across the board not only academic progress, but also a range of practical and life skills including relationships. Children learn through practice and guidance. They will get things wrong and they will be encouraged to learn from their mistakes-as we have. We are all role models for our children.
School Complaints Procedure:
We work very hard to get things right. If we make a mistake we would like to know about it so that we can learn to be better. In the first instance please make an appointment to speak to the appropriate person and discuss your concern. Appointments can be made through the office-email admin: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01604 862309. Use the staff list to select the best person to speak to! If however you feel the need to take the issue further you may wish to speak directly to the Governing Body or to use the Complaints Policy 2016.pdf Things work best when there is good communication and excellent relationships.
The Pupil Premium funding is provided for eligible pupils to support all aspects of school life and learning. Here is our latest statement and the latest academic progress information.
PE Sports Premium:
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of 150 million for Physical Education (PE) and Sport often referred to as a Sport Premium. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision.
When asked about the ‘Sport Premium’ at its launch, Lord Coe reflected: When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London’s vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focussing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people. (Lord Coe)
We are proud of the current PE curriculum provision at our school and of the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that we provide for our pupils. Sporting Clubs include; Dance, Football, Tag Rugby and Basketball. We also run a Young Leaders program for our older pupils who lead some sessions at playtimes and lunchtimes for our younger students
Inter-school competitions also feature in our school sporting calender including Football, Tag Rugby, Netball and Cross Country as well as our yearly Sports Day. In addition to this we attend all the cluster sports competitions through collaboration with Elizabeth Woodville Secondary school in Roade. Our school sports teams have regular fixtures with other local primary schools.
Our funding has enabled us to support swimming across KS2 and provide top up swimming sessions leading to the vast majority of our children leaving as swimmers at the end of their year 6. It has supported our purchase of a school minibus that supports all aspects of the curriculum, but enables us to attend most county fixtures. We are close partners with the Northampton Saints and the Northants Steelbacks and funding is used to support learning through the Saints Study Centre for targeted children and for very special reward days.
The last two years have seen a series of sporting successes culminating in Roade being crowned as football county champions and representing Northamptonshire in the Danone ESFA cup- reaching the all England semi final in 2016 in Nottingham.
Moving forward, the funding is to be used increasingly to maintain our extra curricular excellence and develop whole school Physical Education with increased staff training in Real PE as we expand and take on new members of staff to help take our sport on further.
The following is the inclusion statement from our Inclusion Policy. The policy is attached as a hyper link.
We endeavour to achieve maximum inclusion of all children (including vulnerable learners) whilst meeting their individual needs.
Teachers provide differentiated learning opportunities for all the children within the school and provide materials appropriate to children’s interests and abilities. This ensures that all children have a full access to the school curriculum.
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.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) is not considered a Special Education Need. Differentiated work and individual learning opportunities are provided for children who are learning EAL as part of our provision for vulnerable learners.
We focus on individual progress as the main indicator of success.
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 pupils 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 pupils 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 pupils. These will be provided, initially, through additional support funded from the devolved schools budget.
We have a whole section of our website dedicated to our hard working governors-please use the governors button above or follow this link: Roade Primary School Governors
Ethos, Aims, and Values:
‘A supportive community developing confidence, independence and a love of learning.’
At Roade Primary School we aim:
- To provide a happy, safe and caring place to learn
- To promote excellence, enabling all children to achieve their potential
- To provide our pupils with rich, diverse and enjoyable learning experiences
- To promote and foster self-esteem, motivation and a lifelong love of learning
- To encourage the children to become responsible citizens and to have respect for all
- To work in close partnership with parents, carers and the wider community for the benefit of our children
Aim high, reach for the sky!
At Roade Primary School we support our children to be:
Play your part: We expect all members of the school community to:
Respect others regardless of race, creed or gender
Act considerately towards others
Develop pride in themselves, their appearance, their work and their school
Respect the rights of others and other people’s property
Respect each other as individuals but reject anti-social behaviour
Take personal responsibility for their actions
Listen to each other
Help and care for one another
Be honest, truthful and trustworthy
We know that schools have a lot of information and there is lots to share with you. If you would like a paper copy of any of our documentation this is available on request.