Our curriculum

The Government has issued new curriculum guidance from 2014.

The National Curriculum 2014 (Pdf, 1.2Mb) documentation can be accessed here.

It includes resources such as word lists and spelling lists etc. for different year groups in English, and gradually classes will be moving towards embedding these requirements and putting them into practice.

Mathematics also contains much information about what is required to be taught, and information about how children will be assessed on their knowledge will take place at the end of each Key Stage.  Information on this has yet to be finalised through government guidelines.

Your class teacher will provide you with information regarding any new requirements when it becomes effective, as different year groups will adopt the new curriculum at different times, as per the government guidelines.

All schools are required to publish their own distinctive School Curriculum, incorporating the National Curriculum which we are currently developing at St. John's. This will give a year group by year group overview of how we plan to deliver this in our school.

This information will be published in the next few months, and will continue to be developed and publicised throughout the year.

St John’s C of E School Curriculum

St. John’s is a nurturing school community with traditional values, where children achieve and thrive within a creative and caring environment.  Our school provides a rich and engaging curriculum that recognises the individual talents of each and every child.

St John’s is proud to be recognised as an outstanding school.

As a Christian school, we aim to educate, motivate and celebrate.

More information about our Curriculum.

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Pupil premium

Schools receive additional funding for every child that is eligible for free school meals. It is therefore extremely important that all pupils who are eligible are registered as such as this will trigger the payment of the additional funding to the school. It should be noted that registering a child as being eligible for free school meals does not mean that the child is required to consume school meals. Parents may decide to send their child to school with a packed lunch on some, or all days of the week. Mrs Manuel (School Secretary) can provide more information and advice for parents who think that their child might be entitled to free school meals.

In 2014 -2015 St John’s Church of England Primary School received an additional £28,600 in pupil premium funding. The funding is used to provide one to one and small group tuition. It is also used to provide high quality training for teachers and teaching assistants, helping them to improve the quality of the school’s teaching provision. Last year's Premium (2015-2016) was £31,350; this year's pupil premium (2016-2017) is £39,000. The funding has enabled the school to introduce a range of targeted precision teaching intervention strategies. The school has appointed a Reading Recovery Teacher and a Mathematics Tutor. Both are fully qualified and experienced specialist teachers. Tuition is tailored to the specific learning need of each pupil and is therefore in that sense bespoke. Pupils that are falling behind in their learning are identified by analysing pupil tracking data and are then included as part of a ‘High Focus Group’. These pupils also receive targeted interventions delivered by class teachers and teaching assistants. The detail of these interventions is recorded on a school ‘provision map’. The provision map allows the Governing Body to monitor where and when interventions take place and to triangulate their effectiveness and impact by analysing the provision map against learning outcomes evident in pupil tracking data.

The detailed provision report shows how pupil premium funding is being used this academic year (2016-2017). It can be viewed here:

Provision Report Pupil Premium 2016-2017 (Pdf, 112kb)

A detailed review of Pupil Premium provision from 2015-2016 can be viewed here. The report outlines the many positive impacts this funding has had across the school:

Pupil Premium Report 2015-2016 (Pdf, 131kb)

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Privacy notice

Information about pupils in Wellsway Multi Academy Trust schools and alternative provision

Data Protection Act 1998: How we use pupil information

We collect and hold personal information relating to our pupils and may also receive information about them from their previous school, local authority and/or the Department for Education (DfE). We use this personal data to:

  • support our pupils’ learning
  • monitor and report on their progress
  • provide appropriate pastoral care; and
  • assess the quality of our services

This information will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information. For pupils enrolling for post 14 qualifications, the Learning Records Service will give us the unique learner number (ULN) and may also give us details about your learning or qualifications.

Once our pupils reach the age of 13, the law requires us to pass on certain information to the local authority in which the school is located who have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds. We may also share certain personal data relating to children aged 16 and over with post-16 education and training providers in order to secure appropriate services for them. A parent/guardian can request that only their child’s name, address and date of birth be passed to the local authority by informing the school office / administrator. This right is transferred to the child once he/she reaches the age 16. For more information about services for young people, please visit the relevant local authority website.

We will not give information about our pupils to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to do so. If you want to receive a copy of the information about your son/daughter that we hold, please contact the school office / administrator.

We are required, by law, to pass some information about our pupils to the Department for Education (DfE). This information will, in turn, then be made available for use by the local authority.

DfE may also share pupil level personal data that we supply to them, with third parties. This will only take place where legislation allows it to do so and it is in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Decisions on whether DfE releases this personal data to third parties are subject to a robust approval process and are based on a detailed assessment of who is requesting the data, the purpose for which it is required, the level and sensitivity of data requested and the arrangements in place to store and handle the data. To be granted access to pupil level data, requestors must comply with strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of data, security arrangements and retention and use of the data.

For more information on how this sharing process works, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-pupil-database-apply-for-a-data-extract

For information on which third party organisations (and for which project) pupil level data has been provided to, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-requests-received

If you need more information about how the DfE collect and use your information, please visit:

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Latest Ofsted Report

Amongst other things, OFSTED said that:

"The outstanding quality of teaching across the school starting from Reception, means that children get off to an excellent start and continue to thrive in both Key Stages 1 and 2 within a stimulating and inclusive environment."

"The school pursues a highly effective, creative and imaginative approach to education that interests pupils greatly."

"The behaviour of all pupils is outstanding, both in and outside the classroom. Pupils work hard and show interest and concern for one another. They are very proud of the school and their achievements."

"Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s success and underpins all of the school’s strengths."

Read the full Ofsted report (Pdf, 171kb)

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Latest SIAMS Report

We are delighted to share our outstanding SIAMS report following an inspection by the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools in June 2013.

Read the SIAMS report in full (Pdf, 161kb)

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Contact us

Address:

St John's CofE Primary School,
Charlton Park,
Keynsham,
Bristol
BS31 2NB

Tel: 0117 9863824
Email: enquiries@stjohnskeynsham.co.uk

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Request a printed copy

Should you require a paper copy of the information on our website, please contact the school office tel: 0117 9863824 or email: enquiries@stjohnskeynsham.co.uk where we will take details of your request and provide copies as soon as possible.

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