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Coleshill Heath School Head Teacher Personal Statement

Teaching & Learning policy

 

School Aim Statement:

Coleshill Church of England Primary School & Nursery is a voluntary aided Church of England school. All staff and governors aim to make the school a place where Christian love and commitment are expressed in everyday life.

We aim therefore to provide a happy, caring, safe and stimulating school where everyone is valued and there is a high level of expectation in all aspects of school life.

All children will have access to the Early Years Foundation Stage, the National Curriculum, R.E. and the broader curriculum through a wide range of educational opportunities, enabling them to reach their full potential.

We will encourage partnerships with parents, governors, the church and the local community.

Through these aims we hope that children will become active, healthy and responsible members of society.

This policy has been drafted by the headteacher and deputy headteacher after staff discussion.

Statement of Intent

We acknowledge that our delivery of the curriculum (in its widest sense) is affected by our aims and values. Everyone in the school (adults and children) should model our values. We should all be aware that our ethos will have a significant impact on raising pupil achievement, because the way people feel about themselves affects the way they are able to participate in school life and achieve their potential. We endorse the statement in the National Curriculum “The school curriculum should pass on enduring values, develop pupils’ integrity and autonomy and help them to be responsible and caring citizens”. Our code of conduct is intended to help us achieve our goals. All adults should carry out their roles in the classroom confidently and competently.

Aims

  1. To provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum, appropriate to the needs, abilities and aptitudes of the pupils, enabling children to achieve their full potential.
  2. To provide continuity in learning.
  3. To provide active learning experiences.
  4. To communicate clearly with pupils.
  5. To place new learning in the context of previous experience and apply it to other situations.
  6. To share a clear sense of purpose (identifying the learning objective) with the learner.
  7. To have clear expectations of pupils, shared with them.
  8. To develop confident, disciplined and enquiring learners, able to make informed choices.
  9. To foster self esteem.
  10. To encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour and to become independent learners.
  11. To recognise that people learn in different ways and to select strategies appropriate to the learning purpose of the lesson.
  12. To facilitate considerate and positive relationships between all members of the school community.
  13. To provide a safe and happy workplace.
  14. To promote a thoughtful attitude towards the immediate and wider environment.

And above all to encourage an enthusiasm for learning lasts a lifetime.

Equal Opportunities and Special Needs

In line with the special needs’ and equal opportunities’ policies of the school, we will value everybody equally, irrespective of race, gender or ability.

Parental Involvement

We acknowledge the importance of parents’ contributions to enable children to learn effectively by:

  • supporting the school aims
  • ensuring that children attend school regularly and are punctual
  • ensuring that children have the correct equipment for lessons
  • providing a quiet environment and support for children to complete homework tasks

Opportunities for reporting on pupils’ progress will be through open evenings, parents’ evenings, reports and by telephone or letter if appropriate.

Policy Management

This policy is a working document. The Management team will review it triennially.

School name

Coleshill Heath School

Local authority

Solihull

Rating

Overall34.9/100

Rank12526/14,624

Attainment

Attainment for All

Progress

Attendance

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Here Coleshill Heath School, Lime Grove, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, B37 7PY, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.

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Data is available on pupils' attainment, progress, absence levels and when the school was last inspected.

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School details

InformationSchool
NameColeshill Heath School
Previous Name
Local AuthoritySolihull
AddressLime Grove, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, B37 7PY
Telephone number0121 7798070
Open date
Status

The open date and status above indicate when Coleshill Heath School opened or when it changed to its most recent incarnation, with a number of schools converting to academies in recent years. Where schools have changed type recently, data for previous years covering their previous incarnation is included below as well.

What type of school is Coleshill Heath School?

InformationSchool
TypeCommunity school
Sponsor
Age range3 to 11
GenderMixed
ReligionDoes not apply

How many children have been on the school roll in recent years?

Pupil characteristics - what percentage of pupils are in different groups and how does this compare to the national average?

PupilsPupils - SchoolPupils - National
% English as additional language (EAL)1.420.5
% Free School Meals37.815.1
% SEN13.312
% SEN Statement0.83

How do we rate this school?

Rating2017 Rating2016 Rating
Overall Stars11
Overall Score34.930
England Rank12,526 (out of 14,624)14,190 (out of 14,459)
Local Rank4449
Missing Data?Yes
Data missing (out of 48)4

Our unique rating system takes into account a range of different indicators to evaluate a school's performance. The system tracks achievement, pupil progress, teaching, pupil attendance and whether the school is improving.

The 2017 KS2 tests were assessing a new curriculum that was introduced in 2014. Ratings for years before 2016 were based on how the school performed on the previous curriculum so performance is not directly comparable to 2017.

Data may be missing for some indicators because it has not been published. This may be because the school is new or because it is very small so data has been suppressed to avoid identifying individual pupils. Schools do not lose points for missing data, so will still fare better in the ranking than schools that underperform on that indicator, but they cannot score as highly as schools that perform well on the indicator.

How Coleshill Heath School scores on each indicator.

Star RatingsStars - 2017Stars - 2016
Attainment11
Attainment for All32
Progress11
Attendance31

What Ofsted says about this school

Coleshill Heath School has been rated as Requires Improvement at its most recent Ofsted inspection.

If table is blank, it means there are no recent inspections for this school. Prior to September 2012, where a school received a rating of 3 this indicated a Satisfactory grade. From after that date, it now indicates Requires Improvement.

OverviewSchool Overview
Overall EffectivenessRequires Improvement
Inspection Date15/06/2016
Web LinkRead Report
Category of Concern

How does Coleshill Heath School perform on each of the areas inspected by Ofsted? As of September 2012, a score of 3 changed from indicating Satisfactory to Requires Improvement.

CategoryOfsted
Outcomes for pupilsRequires Improvement
Quality of teaching, learning and assessmentRequires Improvement
Effectiveness of leadership and managementRequires Improvement
Personal development, behaviour and welfareGood

Attainment

In 2017, 38% of pupils at Coleshill Heath School reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths.

How have pupils at Coleshill Heath School done in assessments at the end of Key Stage 2 and how does it compare to local authority and national averages?

While pupils are generally aiming to be working at the expected level in reading, writing and maths, what proportion of children at Coleshill Heath School had a high score in reading and maths and were working at greater depth in writing, and how does this compare to performance at local and national level?

Attainment for All

How do children at Coleshill Heath School with different levels of attainment at Key Stage 1 and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds perform in terms of reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths?

How does the % of boys and girls at Coleshill Heath School achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths compare to the national average?

What is the pupil:teacher ratio at Coleshill Heath School and how does it compare to the national average?

How many teachers are there and what is the average wage?

TeachersTeacher Details
No. of Teachers (FTE)24.7
No. of Teaching Assistants (FTE)15.6
Mean Gross Salary of All Teachers 2016/17 (GBP)36,025
Mean Gross Salary of All Teachers 2016/17 (GBP) - National37,119

Progress

Pupils are assessed on how much progress they make between assessments in Key Stage 1 (infants) and Key Stage 2 (juniors), with the progress of all pupils contributing to an overall 'value added' measure for the school.

At Coleshill Heath School, pupils had an average progress score in maths in 2017 that was -1.8 compared to the national average of 0.

How do children with different levels of attainment at infant level and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds perform in terms of the progress made in maths and how does this compare to local averages?

At Coleshill Heath School, pupils had an average progress score in reading in 2017 that was -2.2 compared to the national average of 0.

How do children with different levels of attainment at infant level and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds perform in terms of making progress in reading and how does this compare to local averages?

At Coleshill Heath School, pupils had an average progress score in writing in 2017 that was -1.7 compared to the national average of 0.

How do children with different levels of attainment at infant level and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds perform in terms of making progress in writing and how does this compare to local averages?

Attendance

Figures below show what proportion of half-day sessions were missed by pupils and how this compares to local and national averages.

In 2015/16, the most recent full school year, 3.9% of half-day sessions were missed by pupils at Coleshill Heath School. Nationally, primary school pupils missed 4% of half-day sessions.

Figures below show what proportion of half day sessions were missed by pupils and counted as an unauthorised absence and how this compares to local and national averages.

What proportion of pupils are classed as persistent absentees (missing 10% or more of all sessions)?

Finances

While finances are not included in our calculation of how good schools are, many schools publish information about how much they are spending on pupils' education.

What is the total school spend per pupil at Coleshill Heath School compared to the local average? (school is in blue)

How much does Coleshill Heath School spend per pupil on teachers and educational support staff and how does this compare to the average spending across Solihull?

What percentage of the budget at Coleshill Heath School is spent on supply staff?

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