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HALEWOOD CE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Governors Annual Review 2017-2018

 

Where children believe, achieve and succeed.

 

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.’ Prov 22:6

 

The School Staff 2017/18

 

Teaching Staff

Mr D Catt PE / PSHE / Student/NQT Mentor /PP Lead

Mrs S Catt SENCO/Geography/History

Mrs O Coleman Deputy Head/Phase 2 Lead/Assessment/ Writing/Music

Miss T Crosbee Art and Design / DT

Mrs S Davidson Phase 1 Lead / Curriculum / Maths

Mrs P Dunn EYFS Lead / Reading / MFL

Miss A Jennings Computing

Mrs J Kiziltan Reading

Mr D Smith Headteacher/Safeguarding

Manager/Financial Manager

Mr M Tunstall RE/Collective Worship

 

Learning Mentor Mrs S Downey

 

Specialist Teachers

Mr S Noblett PE Specialist – 1 day per week

Mrs G Buckley French Specialist – ½ day per week

Mrs B Elms Computing Specialist – ½ day per week

Mrs S Hughes Music Specialist - ½ day per week

 

Administration

Mrs K Sefton School Business Manager/FirstAid

Mrs R Davies Admin Assistant
Mrs A Tennant Business Support Officer

 

Support Staff

Mrs M Allen SEN Support Y3

Mrs K Dowling Teaching Assistant Y1

Mrs K Dukalska Teaching Assistant Y3

Miss C Goldson Teaching Assistant EYFS

Mrs K Hegarty TA Y5/SEN Intervention/First Aid

Mrs M Morris Teaching Assistant Nursery/EYFS First Aid

Mrs H Cammish Teaching Assistant Y2

Mrs J Quirk Teaching Assistant Reception

Mrs E Scott Teaching Assistant/PPA Cover

Miss S Taylor Teaching Assistant Y4

Miss J Walker Teaching Assistant Nursery

 

Cleaning / Maintenance Staff

Mr A Coleman Premises Officer

Mrs N Cunningham Cleaner

Mrs P Beddoes Cleaner

Mrs D Lane Cleaner

 

Midday Supervisors

Mrs K Dowling

Mrs J Quirk

Mrs H Ravenhill

Mrs S Roberts

Mrs E Scott

Mrs J Walker

Mrs M Allen

 

Breakfast Club

Mrs C Mousley

Mrs T Murrall

Mrs H Ravenhill

Mrs S Roberts

 

After School Club

Mrs J Quirk

Mrs H Ravenhill

Mrs K Hegarty

 

Kitchen Staff

Ms A Cullinan

Miss D Morris

Mrs C Mousley

 

School Crossing Patrol

 

Mr J Brown

 

Head Teacher’s Report October 2018

 

Personnel and Curriculum

 

May 2018 – Oct 2019

 

  • LDST art project took place for all schools in the trust around the theme creation and artwork produced was displayed in the Liverpool Cathedral during the last two weeks in May. They have since been going round each school church community for all to see and enjoy. They arrived at St Nick’s in June and departed in early September.
  • Martyn Woodsford came into school to introduce himself and walk around our school
  • D Smith attended LDST Head Teacher forum.
  • The Health Team came in to work with Reception around dental health and healthy eating.
  • The whole school took part in a day of Royal Wedding related learning (including invitation and cake designs, making cucumber sandwiches and wedding breakfast treats, wedding related maths problems and board game creations) to celebrate the marriage of Harry and Megan.
  • Year 6 visited St Mary’s Church for Experience Pentecost.
  • World Faith Day took place with the children learning more about Islam. A visitor carried out workshops for the children.
  • LDST Director of Finance and Operations attended school to meet with Karen Sefton for training and support.
  • D Smith attended LDST Strategic planning meeting
  • Outdoor Classroom took place with all staff taking the opportunity for teaching and learning to take place in our wonderful outdoor environment.
  • Early Years had lots of fun taking part in Elmer Day.
  • Four children from Year 3 had their stories published in a Young Writers Anthology.
  • Shaun Milea, a local author, came to share a story with the whole school and inspire future authors.
  • The Junior Leadership Team launched their Eco Challenge to the whole school to encourage everybody to carry out ‘Eco Actions’.
  • Bible Tales came into school to work with year 5 around the theme of ‘Miracle of Jesus’.
  • Year 6 attended a Liverpool University Mathematics Roadshow day around problem solving.
  • D Smith attended Diocese Head Teacher briefing
  • Assessment Week took place for children from Year 1 to Year 5, which has given us an accurate picture of attainment and progress across the school in Reading Writing and Maths.
  • BAFTA Bible Club, which is run by Natasia and who meet weekly in school, gave an excellent performance to the whole school and parents
  • Year 3 enjoyed a day of fun and hands on learning during their trip to Liverpool World Museum.
  • Moderation took place for Year 6 writing with external moderators coming into school to verify standards. Feedback was extremely complementary about the quality of work, standard of work and the overall attainment of the group of children.
  • D Smith attended LDST Head Teacher forum.
  • Internal moderation took place for all year groups across the school in Writing and Maths
  • Moderation took place for Year 2 (Key Stage 1), across Reading, Writing and Maths with external moderators coming into school to verify judgements.
  • LDST held a meeting here with Regional Schools Commissioner
  • Halewood Rangers came into school to work with the following year groups, Year 1, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 within our Explore to Learn outdoor environment.
  • D Smith attended Southern Area Heads meeting
  • Year 6 had their annual visit to Alton Towers as a farewell leaving memory. They all had a wonderful time and a day to remember.
  • All Year 6 pupils attended Archbishop Blanch as part of a Science transition project.
  • Year 1 visited Beeston Castle as part of their topic.
  • Year 6 attended Liverpool Anglican Cathedral as part of the Year 6 annual Leavers Service.
  • D Smith attended St Michaels High School, Crosby for a LDST meeting.
  • Knowsley Rangers came into school to work with Year 4 in the school grounds exploring the natural habitat.
  • Our school choir was asked to sing at the Knowsley Education Awards Evening performing One Little Voice.
  • Karen Sefton attended LDST Business Managers training at St Michaels Crosby
  • Dave Catt and Sharon Davidson were released to develop the non core curriculum, planning and look at the Knowledge based curriculum. A clear rationale has been developed around the Intent of the Curriculum, the Implementation of the Curriculum and the Impact upon learners of the knowledge based curriculum.
  • Children’s University graduation took place for 96 pupils who graduated ranging from children in Year 1 to Year 6.
  • All children’s Sports Days took place from Reception to Year 6 with Sports Leaders from Halewood Academy leading various events and supporting and encouraging the children.
  • Four children from Year 2, along with Mrs Kiziltan, enjoyed an Ethos Training Day at Bishop Martin School.
  • Halewood Academy came in to school to work with Year 6; they designed and made bridges as part of a maths problem solving morning.
  • New to Reception meeting took place for all parents and carers.
  • LDST Worship Leaders training took place at Bishop Martin as part of an Ethos Day ran by the Trust.
  • Common Induction Day took place for all Year 6 pupils at their new Secondary schools across the City.
  • Explore Learning came into school to work with children in Year 3 and 4 around Mathematics.
  • Year 6 attended Halewood Academy for a morning working themselves hard in the gym and learning how to use the equipment safely.
  • Missionary Day took place for all year groups where all the children read and heard of men and women who had spent time serving others.
  • D Smith attended Head Teacher Partnership meeting for Knowsley Heads
  • Year 6 annual performance took place, ‘What a Knight’ celebrating all the children’s talent through singing, dancing and performing.
  • Aspirations Day took place for all children in the school with visitors including those who worked at Santander, as a chef, a lawyer, and a engineer.
  • Year 4, under the direction of Mrs Hughes, gave a fantastic music performance to the whole school and parents.
  • Bump morning took place for all children where they got the opportunity to experience their new classroom and their new class teachers.
  • Den Day was a huge success with the whole school joining in for a day of planning, teamwork, listening skills and creativity to create stunning castles for Megan and Harry.
  • The children who had been learning to play instruments with Fiddler Music gave a performance to the whole school and parents.
  • Megan Hurley garden was officially opened with all ex pupils, parents and family invited to the opening.
  • We received Gold Standard for the School Games Award.
  • Discos took place for all children.
  • Monthly Supervision Meeting took place (Learning Mentor, SENDCo, Head & Deputy)
  • Year 6 enjoyed a day of drama with Bible Tales, creating a play around the theme of Daniel.
  • The Year 6 Leavers’ Service took place at St Nicholas Church.
  • Termly Fire Drill took place
  • Over the summer, over 40 children took part and completed the Summer Reading Challenge.
  • LDST Assistant Trust Education Officer Paul Stanley came into school to visit and introduce himself.
  • Junior Leadership Team (JLT) met for a breakfast meeting, to address issues at the beginning of the new year.
  • Performance Management observations took place for all staff
  • Year 6 attended Cadbury’s World Birmingham as part of their History topic in Mayans
  • D Smith attended LDST Head Teacher forum
  • D Catt attended Knowledge based Curriculum leads training at St Michaels Crosby
  • School had visits from J Albertina, Executive Assistant Director of Education and C Gilbert Ex Chief Inspector of Schools (Ofsted)
  • Year 3 enjoyed taking part in a Play in a Day about The Stone Age and performed to the whole school.
  • Year 1 spent the day at Museum of Liverpool looking at toys over the years.
  • Black History Week took place for all the children with Levi Tafari, Liverpool Poet, coming into school to work with the children.
  • D Smith attended Head Teacher Partnership meeting for Knowsley Heads
  • Year 4 visited Speke Hall as part of their History topic on the Tudors.
  • Halewood C of E was asked to work with a school in the Trust as National Support School working with a teacher who was underperforming.
  • Liverpool School Improvement carried out a Safeguarding Audit in order to find out if the school was compliant and actions that are needed.
  • The Harvest Festival took place at St Nicholas Church, with the children brining along food donations for the Knowsley Foodbank.
  • Dave Sweeney from Knowsley SSP came to school to train 10 Year 5 children up as Play Leaders.
  • As part of their History topic of WW2, Year 5 spent the day at the Imperial War Museum in Manchester.

 

Buildings

 

  • Foundation Stage was redecorated over the school holidays with a new floor, re painted and a Clevertouch installed in both Nursery and the Reception classroom.
  • New LED lighting was fitted to complete the whole school being energy efficient.
  • New panic alarms have been fitted in three main areas within the school linked to Lock Down procedures.

 

 

Staff Training

 

  • Midday Welfare staff training took place for all M.D.W staff around routines and equipment and how to engage with the children during the lunchtime break.
  • Shirley Downey attended Emotional First Aid course to help with her work as a Learning Mentor
  • Dave Catt attended leading Maths training as a new subject leader for the year 2018-19
  • Abi Jenning attended Knowsley Subject leaders Science training for all new co-ordinators
  • 8 TA’s and Dave Catt attended Success at Arithmetic provided by Liverpool School Improvement
  • Terri Crosbee attended Literacy training around reading
  • Sharon Davidson and Julie Kiziltan attended EYFS Cluster training for all EYFS Knowsley leads.
  • Odile Coleman attended English training conference
  • Abi Jennings and Terri Crosbee attended RQT training as part of their Knowsley support package for new teachers.
  • Julie Kiziltan, Kate Dowling and Steph Weadock attended First Aid training
  • Julie Kiziltan attended (SIAMS) School Inspection Anglican Methodist Standards ready for our inspection.
  • School Improvement Liverpool came into school to support S Davidson around EYFS practise.
  • Julie Kiz , Janet Quirk, Sharon Davidson and Michelle Morris attended the Liverpool School Improvement Early Years Conference
  • D Smith and O Coleman attended DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and DSL (Deputy Safeguarding Lead) annual training
  • S Davidson and J Kiziltan attended a Speech and Language Conference for early identification at EYFS.
  • LDST Curriculum Leads attended HW C of E for information regarding the Knowledge based curriculum ran by the Trust.
  • Weekly Staff Meetings and whole school twilight sessions took place including: Maths scrutiny of work; P4C (Philosophy For Children); Data Analysis; Cohort Information Meetings; SEN; Safeguarding; Action Plans; SATs Feedback and impact on the coming year; SIAMS and values; Writing training

 

Subject Leader Impact and development time

 

  • Maths book scrutiny took place for all staff, to share good practise and ensure National Curriculum coverage.
  • Computing, History, PSHE/Safeguarding, Music and PE school improvement time was given to monitor the curriculum, quality of books and pupil progress.

 

 

Sporting Events

 

  • The cricket team finished as runners up in the Knowsley Quick Cricket Competition.
  • Children took part in Quad Kids, achieving 1st and 3rd place.
  • The athletics team came 1st place in the Knowsley Championships
  • Yr5/6 attended the Knowsley rounders competition and won becoming Knowsley Champions
  • The Y3/4 football team finished runners up in The Mark Burgan Knowsley football competition.
  • The Y4 tennis team made it to the quarterfinals in The Merseyside School Games and won the Spirit of the Game trophy.
  • The swimming team came 3rd in the water polo event and The Merseyside School Games and also won the Spirit of the Game trophy.
  • The hockey team represented the school In The Merseyside School Games.
  • Year 5/6 football team took part in the Halewood Football League and were undefeated.

 

 

 

Standards 2017 - 2018

 

End of KS2 Results 2017-18

 

 

30 Children

% reaching expected standard

% achieving a high score (GDS in writing)

Average Scaled Score

 

Average Progress

 

School

LA

National

School

LA

National

School

LA

National

School

LA

National

Reading

 

 

90%

73%

75%

33%

25%

28%

107.5

104.3

105.1

1.2

NA

0

Writing

 

 

93%

73%

78%

43%

16%

20%

NA

NA

NA

2.9

NA

0

Mathematics

 

 

97%

74%

76%

37%

20%

24%

107.8

103.9

104.4

2.3

NA

0

R/W/M Combined

 

87%

61%

64%

27%

7%

10%

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling (GPS)

87%

75%

78%

43%

30%

34%

108.4

105.5

106.2

NA

NA

NA

 

End of KS1 Results 2017-18

 

30 Children

% reaching expected standard

% achieving a high score (GDS in writing)

 

School

LA

National

School

LA

National

Reading

 

 

77%

71%

75%

27%

19%

26%

Writing

 

 

70%

65%

70%

17%

10%

16%

Mathematics

 

 

87%

72%

76%

20%

16%

22%

R/W/M Combined

 

63%

61%

65%

13%

7%

12%

 

Year 1 Phonics Results 2017-18

 

 

2018

2017

 

2016

 

School

 

100%

93%

87%

LA

 

79.4%

78%

78.4%

National

82.5%

 

81.4%

81%

 

End of EYFS Results 2017-18

 

 

 

2018

2017

GLD

 

2016

GLD

School

 

69%

79%

77%

LA

 

68.3%

66.7%

65.6%

National

71.5%

 

70.6%

69.3%

 

Halewood C of E End of Year Data 2017-2018

Whole School Analysis of Attainment and Progress - Reading

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

ALL

%≥WA

72%

88%

77%

83%

75%

86%

90%

77%

93%

69%

90%

90%

90%

75%

%W+

19%

22%

27%

30%

26%

26%

23%

27%

30%

34%

35%

33%

37%

28%

% met target

(27) 84%

(24) 80%

(25) 83%

(26) 87%

(22) 76%

(28) 93%

% exc target

(0) 0%

(2) 7%

(1) 3%

(0) 0%

(0) 0%

(4) 13%

SS

 

104

 

104

 

105

 

106

108

106

105

 

BOYS

%≥WA

(9/15) 60%

(9/15) 60% 71%

(16/19) 84%

(12/17) 71%

(10/17) 59%

(14/14)100% 72%

%W+

(0/0) 0%

(3/15) 25% 22%

(5/19) 26%

(4/17) 24%

(5/17) 29%

(5/14) 36% 24%

% met target

(12/15) 80%

(10/15) 67%

(16/19) 84%

(13/17) 76%

(11/17) 65%

(14/14) 100%

SS

 

102

 

102

 

105

 

106

109

107

104

 

GIRLS

%≥WA

(15/17) 88%

(14/15) 93% 80%

(11/11) 100%

(9/13) 77%

(10/12) 83%

(13/16) 81% 79%

%W+

(6/17) 35%

(5/15) 33% 29%

(3/11) 27%

(4/13) 31%

(5/12) 42%

(5/16) 31% 32%

% met target

(15/17) 88%

(13/15) 87%

(11/11) 100%

(13/13) 100%

(11/12) 92%

(14/16) 88%

SS

 

106

 

106

 

106

 

106

106

105

106

 

Pupil Premium

%≥WA

(2/2) 100%

N/A

(3/4) 75%

(1/2) 50%

(3/6) 50%

(2/2) 100% 64%

%W+

(0/0) 0%

 

(0/4) 0%

(1/2) 50%

(0/6) 0%

(1/2) 50% 18%

% met target

(2/2) 100%

 

(3/4) 75%

(2/2) 100%

(5/6) 83%

(2/2) 100%

SS

 

NA

NA

 

98

 

105

 

102

108

106

103

 

NON PP

%≥WA

(21/30) 70%

NA

(23/26) 88%

(23/28) 82%

(17/23) 74%

(25/28) 89% 80%

%W+

(6/30) 20%

 

(8/26) 30%

(8/28) 29%

(10/23) 43%

(9/28) 32% 33%

% met target

(25/30) 83%

 

(23/26) 88%

(24/28) 86%

(17/23) 74%

(26/28) 93%

SS

 

NA

NA

 

105

 

105

 

107

107.5

106

106

 

SEN

%≥WA

(1/3) 33%

NA

(0/2) 0%

(4/5) 80%

(0/1) 0%

(2/3) 67% 43%

%W+

(0/3) 0%

NA

(0/2) 0%

(1/5) 20%

(0/1) 0%

(0/3) 0% 9%

% met target

(3/3) 100%

NA

(0/2) 0%

(5/5) 100%

(0/1) 0%

(3/3) 100%

SS

 

 

 

89

 

103

 

100

99.3

95

98

 

NON SEN

%≥WA

(22/29) 76%

77%

(26/28) 92%

(19/25) 76%

(20/28) 71%

(25/27) 93% 83%

%W+

(6/29) 21%

27%

(8/28) 28%

(6/25) 31%

(10/28) 36%

(10/27) 37% 32%

% met target

(24/29) 83%

80%

(26/28) 92%

(21/25) 84%

(22/28) 79%

(25/27) 93%

SS

 

104

 

106

 

105

 

107

108

107

106

 

EAL

%≥WA

(1/2) 50%

NA

NA

NA

(1/2) 50%

(2/2) 100%

%W+

(0/2) 0%

NA

NA

NA

(0/2) 0%

(2/2) 100%

% met target

(2/2) 100%

NA

NA

NA

(2/2) 100%

(2/2) 100%

SS

 

NA

NA

NA

 

101

112

108

104

 

HA Prior Att

 

%≥WA

Not currently available.

(18/19) 95%

(7/7) 100%

(2/2) 100%

(9/9) 100%

(12/12) 100%

%W+

(8) 42%

(7/7) 100%

100%

(9/9) 100%

(9/12) 75%

% met target

(16/19) 84%

(7/7) 100%

100%

(9/9) 100%

(12/12) 100%

SS

 

 

 

 

111

 

112

 

111

113

110

111

                                     

Halewood C of E End of Year Data 2017 - 2018

Whole School Analysis of Attainment and Progress - Writing

 

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

ALL

%≥WA

81%

84%

70%

83%

70%

73%

90%

73%

100%

79%

90%

93%

90%

78%

%W+

19%
 

22%

17%

20%

16%

13%

10%

13%

13%

24%

23%

43%

17%

20%

% met target

(29) 91%

(22) 73%

(22) 73%

(21) 70%

(23) 79%

(30) 100%

% exc target

(1) 3%

(2) 6.67%

(1) 3%

(0) 0%

(3) 10%

(15) 50%

 

BOYS

%≥WA

(10/15) 67%

(9/15) 60% 63%

(13/19) 68%

(10/17) 59%

(13/17) 76%

(14/14)100% 72%

%W+

(0/15) 0%

(3/15) 20% 12%

(1/19) 5%

(0/17) 0%

(3/17) 18%

(7/14) 50% 15%

% met target

(14/15) 93%

(10/15) 67%

(13/19) 68%

(10/17) 59%

(11/17) 65%

(14/14) 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIRLS

%≥WA

(17/17) 100%

(12/15) 80% 77%

(9/11) 81%

(11/13) 85%

(10/12) 83%

(14/16) 88% 85%

%W+

(6/17) 35%

(2/15) 13% 20%

(3/11) 27%

(4/13) 31%

(4/12) 33%

(6/16) 38% 25%

% met target

(15/17) 88%

(6/15) 40%

(9/11) 81%

(11/13) 85%

(12/12) 100%

(16/16) 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pupil Premium

%≥WA

(2/2) 100%

N/A

(0/4) 0%

(1/2) 50%

(3/6) 50%

(2/2) 100% 67%

%W+

(0/2) 0%

 

(0/4) 0%

(0/2) 0%

(0/6) 0%

(1/2) 50% 11%

% met target

(2/2) 100%

 

(0/4) 0%

(1/2) 50%

(6/6) 100%

(2/2) 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON PP

%≥WA

(24/30) 80%

NA

(22/26) 84%

(21/28) 75%

(4/23) 17%

(26/28) 93% 83%

%W+

(6/30) 20%

 

(4/26) 15%

(4/28) 14%

(7/23) 30%

(12/28) 43% 24%

% met target

(27/30) 90%

 

(22/26) 84%

(21/28) 75%

(17/23) 74%

(28/28) 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEN

%≥WA

(1/3) 33%

N/A

(0/2) 0%

(4/5) 80%

(0/1) 0%

(1/3) 33% 37%

%W+

(0/3) 0%

 

(0/2) 0%

(0/5) 0%

(0/1) 0%

(0/3) 0% 3%

% met target

(3/3) 100%

 

(0/2) 0%

(4/5) 80%

(0/1) 0%

(3/3) 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON SEN

%≥WA

(25/29) 86%

NA

(22/28) 78%

(17/25) 68%

(23/28) 82%

(27/27)100% 88%

%W+

(6/29) 21%

 

(4/28) 14%

(4/25) 16%

(7/28) 25%

(15/27) 56% 23%

% met target

(26/29) 90%

 

(22/28) 78%

(17/25) 68%

(23/28) 82%

(27/27) 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAL

%≥WA

(1/2) 50%

N/A

NA

NA

(1/2) 50%

(2/2) 100%

%W+

(1/2) 50%

 

NA

NA

(1/2) 50%

(2/2) 100%

% met target

(2/2) 100%

 

NA

NA

(2/2) 100%

(2/2) 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HA Prior Att

 

%≥WA

Not currently available.

(16/19) 84%

(7/7) 100%

(2/2) 100%

(9/9) 100%

(12/12) 100%

%W+

(5/19) 26%

(4/7) 57%

(1/2) 50%

(6/9) 67%

(12/12) 100%

% met target

(12/19) 63%

(7/7) 100%

(2/2) 100%

(6/9) 67%

(12/12) 100%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halewood C of E End of Year Data 2017 - 2018

Whole School Analysis of Attainment and Progress - Maths

 

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

ALL

%≥WA

84%

88%

87%

83%

76%

76%

90%

80%

100%

90%

94%

97%

90%

76%

%W+

19%

22%

20%

27%

22%

33%

27%

20%

33%

41%

29%

37%

27%

24%

% met target

(28) 88%

(24) 80%

(23) 76%

(23) 77%

(29) 97%

(30) 100%

% exc target

(1) 3%

(3) 10%

(2) 6%

(0) 0%

(3) 10%

(7) 23%

SS

 

105

 

104

 

106

 

106

108

106

104

 

BOYS

%≥WA

(11/15) 73%

(12/15) 80% 75%

(15/19) 79%

(13/17) 76%

(16/17) 94%

(14/14)100% 75%

%W+

(0/15) 0%

(5/15) 33% 24%

(7/19) 36%

(1/17) 6%

(8/17) 47%

(7/14) 50% 26%

% met target

(13/15) 87%

(12/15) 80%

(15/19) 79%

(11/17) 65%

(16/17) 94%

(14/14) 100%

SS

 

105

 

103

 

106

 

106

109

107

104

 

GIRLS

%≥WA

(16/17) 94%

(14/15) 93% 77%

(9/11) 81%

(12/13) 92%

(10/12) 83%

(15/16) 94% 76%

%W+

(6/17) 35%

(1) 7% 20%

(3/11) 27%

(5/13) 38%

(4/12) 33%

(4/16) 25% 22%

% met target

(15/17) 88%

(12) 80%

(9/11) 81%

(12/13) 92%

(12/12) 100%

(16/16) 100%

SS

 

105

 

106

 

106

 

105

107

105

104

 

Pupil Premium

%≥WA

(2/2) 100%

N/A

(0/4) 0%

(1/2) 50%

(4/6) 67%

(2/2) 100% 64%

%W+

(0/2) 0%

 

(0/4) 0%

(1/2) 50%

(0/6) 0%

(1/2) 50% 14%

% met target

(2/2) 100%

 

(0/4) 0%

(1/2) 50%

(6/6) 100%

(2/2) 100%

SS

 

NA

 

99

 

105

 

102

110

106

102

 

NON PP

%≥WA

(25/30) 83%

87%

(23/26) 88%

(24/28) 86%

(22/23) 96%

(27/28) 96% 81%

%W+

(6/30) 20%

20%

(10/26) 38%

(/528) 18%

(12/23) 52%

(10/28) 36% 28%

% met target

(26/30) 87%

80%

(23/26) 88%

(22/28) 79%

(22/23) 96%

(28/28) 100%

SS

 

105

 

105

 

106

 

107

107.6

106

105

 

SEN

%≥WA

(2/3) 67%

N/A

(0/2) 0%

(4/5) 80%

(0/1) 0%

(2/3) 67% 42%

%W+

(0/3) 0%

 

(0/2) 0%

(2/5) 40%

(0/1) 0%

(0/3) 0% 6%

% met target

(2/3) 67%

 

(0/2) 0%

(4/5) 80%

(0/1) 0%

(3/3) 100%

SS

 

 

 

90

 

104

 

100

99

96

98

 

NON SEN

%≥WA

(25/29) 86%

87%

(23/28) 82%

(20/25) 80%

(26/28) 93%

(27/27)100% 84%

%W+

(6/29) 21%

20%

(10/28) 35%

(4/25) 16%

(12/28) 43%

(11/27) 41% 28%

% met target

(26/29) 90%

80%

(23/28) 82%

(19/25) 76%

(28/28) 100%

(27/27) 100%

SS

 

105

 

106

 

106

 

107

109

107

106

 

EAL

%≥WA

(1/2) 50%

NA

NA

NA

(2/2) 100%

(2/2) 100%

%W+

(0/2) 0%

 

NA

NA

(1/2) 50%

(2/2) 100%

% met target

(2/2) 100%

 

NA

NA

(2/2) 100%

(2/2) 100%

SS

 

NA

NA

NA

 

102

116

107

104

 

HA Prior Att

 

%≥WA

Not currently available.

(18/19) 95%

(7/7) 100%

(2/2) 100%

(9/9) 100%

(12/12) 100%

%W+

(5/19) 26%

(7/7) 100%

(2/2) 100%

(9/9) 100%

(9/12) 75%

% met target

(15/19) 79%

(7/7) 100%

(2/2) 100%

(9/9) 100%

(12/12) 100%

SS

 

107

 

111

 

112

 

110

113

110

110

 

                                   

Attendance Overview 2017/2018

 

Whole school attendance for 2017 / 2018 was 97.82%. This was a slight increase on the previous academic year, and attendance is gradually increasing.

 

2015 / 2016

2016 / 2017

2017 / 2018

97.47%

97.60%

97.82%

 

At the end of the academic year 2017 / 2018, 60 children received a Bronze attendance certificate, 12 children received Silver, and 58 children received Gold medals and a £5 voucher for attending school for the whole year.

 

In addition to this, we gave out “Amazing Attendance Certificates”, for children who had 100% attendance for more than 1 year.

 

7 children received a certificate and vouchers to the value of £10 for 2 years 100% attendance.

 

7 children received a certificate and vouchers to the value of £15 for 3 years 100% attendance.

 

5 children received a certificate and vouchers to the value of £20 for 4 years 100% attendance.

 

2 children received a certificate and vouchers to the value of £25 for 5 years 100% attendance.

 

Persistent absence due to 4 children.

 

Persistent late down to 5 children.

 

Letters were sent to all parents with children who had attendance below 95% and these will continue to be closely monitored, in addition to the usual procedures of monitoring all pupils’ attendance and lateness.

 

Curriculum Reports From Subject Leaders

 

Art and Design: Subject leader – Terri Crosbee

 

Reflecting upon actions for enhancing the provision of Art and Design within the curriculum, a key action was improving the teaching of basic skills within this subject. From both pupil interviews and scrutiny of work, the children at Halewood C of E are developing a sound understanding of skills and techniques to apply to a range of materials. The children have the opportunity to discuss great works of art and critically discuss likes and dislikes about famous pieces, including their own art work. The use of sketch books to evidence these key teaching skills has been positive to not only record skills but to also see progression across the school. Children are passionate about the art they create and are proud of the artwork showcased around their school, including British Values artwork produced with a local artist. The children have also had the opportunity to participated in unique piece of art created in partnership with the Liverpool Diocese focusing on God and Creation.

 

Design Technology: Subject leader – Terri Crosbee

 

Within Design and Technology, the children at Halewood C of E have taken part in an exciting whole school theme to design, create and evaluate a den fit for Prince Harry and Princess Meghan. The children were able to use their understanding of creating solid structures, joining, cutting and finishing to build a large, sturdy structure whilst working as part of a successful team. The children adapted their designs and added features to appeal to the consumer. From pupil interviews, it is evident the positive impact Design and technology has on not only the creating a product of cooking food, but also drawing upon their mathematical and scientific skills.

 

Computing: Subject leader – Abi Jennings

 

The computing curriculum has continued to develop with a progression of skills across year groups becoming embedded. E-safety has continuously been taught by all staff to ensure the safety of our pupils while using computers both in school and at home.

 

The delivery of computing from Mrs Elms, our computing teacher, has had a great impact on pupil’s knowledge and skills. During the past academic year, Mrs Elms has taught blocks of computing from years 2 – 6. Through subject leader monitoring time and carrying out pupil interviews, it is evident that pupils are using high level computing vocabulary and have increased their coding and basic ICT skills. One of the pupils said, ‘Computing is my favourite lesson and I want to become a computing teacher when I am older.’

 

To support the successful delivery of computing, we have purchased new coding apps which all teaching staff have received training for. Along with this all staff have been trained on how to use book creator to encourage cross-curricular links with ICT and other subjects. Pupil interviews have revealed that making an e-book about their topic helps to engage pupils and recap what they have learnt as well as developing their computing skills.

 

Our School promoted safer Internet day, with our team of digital leaders carrying out an assembly to the rest of the school. All classes carried out e-safety activities and also enjoyed celebrating all of the positives about the Internet too.

 

This year, Mrs Elms will continue to deliver computing lessons and we plan to put in a coding club for pupils to attend after School.

 

Explore to Learn: Subject leader – Sharon Davidson

 

  1. children demonstrate very positive attitudes to the non-core curriculum reflected in pupil interviews and also during ‘Talk Days’ which give the children the opportunity to demonstrate their learning. Many topics this year were enhanced by visits or trips, and we have also held whole school events such as our ‘Den day’ which this year was inspired by the Royal wedding. The children were tasked with building a new home for Harry and Meghan using only cardboard. A fantastic day was had by all! The children not only learned about the Royal family, some of their residences and the importance of designing a purposeful building with a strong structure, but how to work effectively as a team, share resources and evaluate their designs.

 

  1. curriculum continues to evolve and during the summer term Mr Catt and I evaluated our existing curriculum, reviewing our National Curriculum coverage and created a clear rationale. In order for our children to secure the knowledge that is required within our curriculum, teachers have designed and written knowledge planners for KS 1 and 2 detailing the key facts and vocabulary that the children need to know to meet the expected standards in non -core subjects. Each child will have their own knowledge planner which will grow as they move through school. At the end of each topic the children have a quiz to assess their knowledge and teachers will continually refer to the key facts from previous topics to ensure that the knowledge is embedded.

 

Trips have already been booked for 2018/19. For some year groups these will provide the ‘hook’ or stimulus at the start of the topic. Furthermore Mr Catt has sourced some exciting topic artefact boxes on approval and we are currently seeking to resource and ‘bring to life’ our newer topics such as: Mayans and the Stoneage.

 

Geography: Subject leader – Sarah Catt

 

Geography has been taught through a discrete approach this year. The children have benefited from this approach as they have developed a very strong and clear understanding of what ‘geography’ learning is all about. This approach has also ensured that the children have gained a better understanding of each geography topic and have longer to explore each unit and become even more enthusiastic and inquisitive about different aspects of geography.

 

During monitoring time, I have had the pleasure of talking to our children and looking at their geography work. Our children are very confident to talk about their geography lessons and learning. Their passion for geography clearly comes across. Children are using key vocabulary when talking about their learning. Year 2 spoke about their traffic survey and enjoyed going out of school to carry out their own survey. Year 5 spoke about natural disasters including: volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. Year 6 spoke about differences in landscapes across the UK and how they have changed over time including the impact of industrialisation.

 

This year teachers have developed ideas to make strong cross-curricular links in our geography lessons. Classes have created powerpoint presentations, completed tally charts and graphs, written a piece of persuasive writing and completed a non- chronological report.

 

Our school has a beautiful outdoor area that we have used more this year. Every Year group from Year 1 to Year 6 had a session with Halewood Rangers. Each class had a different focus. Year 2 and 4 had a session at Halewood Triangle. Year 2 went pond dipping and Year 4 went mini beast hunting. Year 1 and 3 enjoyed activities in our outdoor area including making their own jewellery and mud faces. Year 5 and 6 children made a hanging decoration out of wood and did leaf rubbings for the different types of trees we have in our school grounds.

 

Next year I hope we can continue to have strong links with the Halewood Rangers and plan in a field trip for Year 5 to carry out a river study.

 

History: Subject leader - Sarah Catt

 

History has been taught discretely this year through exciting lessons that involve the use of powerpoints, picture stimulus, videos and artefacts. Children have also had wonderful experiences of day trips to help bring their learning to life. Our children are truly fascinated and enthusiastic about the past.

 

This year we have celebrated ‘Black History Week’. This was a wonderful week where each class was given the name of a significant person. The class researched and learnt about that person throughout the week. Every class completed a diary entry from the perspective of the significant person their class was focussing on. At the end of the week, the whole school gathered and children shared interesting facts about their significant person and read out some of their diary entries. This was a wonderful opportunity for our children to grow in confidence and read out loud in front of the school. Additionally, it was a fantastic cross- curricular activity for the children to write and explore the style of a diary entry.

 

A number of classes have taken away valuable learning and memories from the trips they have been on this year. Year 1 visited Beeston Castle for their unit on Castles and Kings and Queens. Year 3 went on the Liverpool tour bus when learning about the history of Liverpool. Year 4 went to Chester to learn more about the Romans. During monitoring time when the children discuss their history learning, the trips are certainly a highlight for them.

 

Every class has had the wonderful opportunity of taking part in ‘A Play in a Day’, which have mostly been linked to our history learning. This excellent experience has given our children the opportunity to learn history in a fun, active way as well as developing other vital life skills including teamwork, listening and confidence.

 

Learning Mentor: Shirley Downey

 

Support has been given to individuals and groups of children across the school. These ranged from resolving issues created by breakdowns in friendships, anger management, low self-esteem and also issues relating to family separation. Interventions took place through a combination of withdrawing pupils individually for short periods of time and also within small groups. The Learning Mentor has also met with parents on occasion as a further support.

 

Children’s University - The 10th annual award ceremony held at Liverpool Hope University was attended by a massive 98 children from Halewood C of E. Lauren Deegan, BAhons Law Graduate from Leeds University, presented the awards to children who were graduating from years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

 

Halewood Child of Excellence – Another very successful year and still very much enjoyed by our children.

 

Junior Leadership Team – The Junior Leadership Team decided on an ‘Eco Challenge’ project to encourage the rest of the school and parents to be Eco Warriors and carry out Eco Actions. They presented to the whole school, helping them to understand more about recycling and different ways in which they could help the environment, including preventing further plastic pollution, recycling and planting wild flowers. They launched a hugely successful Twitter challenge and presented the winners with environmentally friendly prizes.

 

English

 

Writing: Subject leader - Odile Coleman

 

Writing standards have been further enhanced throughout the year as a result of the introduction of ‘Thoughtful Writing’ and also the use of Film and Image to stimulate writing. Training was attended by Dave Smith and Odile on ‘Improving Writing and the Greater Depth Standard. Learning from this training was then delivered to teachers and TAs who have been using it in class and as part of writing interventions.

 

Thoughtful writing: The idea is to get pupils to slow the speed of their writing down. Pupils will learn to approach each word, sentence and paragraph with care and attention. Thoughtful writing comprises of giving pupils a numbered list of specific style requirements for each sentence. Benefits include: helping to improve the structure and quality of writing; forcing children to think more about punctuation and sentence structure; stops children from feeling overwhelmed by a writing task. Thoughtful writing can be used with any year group and with the whole class, small groups or individuals.

 

We were, once again, very proud to see the work of our children published as part of Young Writers competitions. There has been a focus on encouraging Writing for pleasure through Twitter and we were pleased to receive so many postcards over the summer holidays.

 

Training: In addition to the training already mentioned, training was given by the subject leader to all staff on feedback from SATs and moderation, focusing on strengths and areas for development from the past year and looking at how we can use this to further improve attainment and progress in the coming year. Other training included termly Writing Standardisation and the Subject Leader attended a Celebration of English Conference.

 

Monitoring: Monitoring of writing by the subject leader has included: scrutiny of work, pupil interviews, lesson observations (in conjunction with the head teacher) and data analysis. These sessions highlighted many strengths including: the presentation of work continues to be of a high standard, with children showing a real pride in their work; marking and feedback is effective and consistent with the policy, including an increase in peer support and verbal feedback. The Local Authority successfully moderated writing judgments at Year 2 and Year 6 with all judgments verified.

 

Speaking and Listening - Once again, Year 6 were given the opportunity to perform in an end of year production – ‘What a Knight. They excelled themselves and their performance was a huge success. The opportunities given in putting the performance together enable the children to develop and demonstrate excellent speaking and performing skills and gives opportunities for children to build self-esteem and confidence. They all thoroughly enjoyed taking part.

 

Talk days continued to be a successful termly event and this year focused on topic themes and British Values. Our children are continuously praised for their confidence when talking to visitors / governors during pupil interviews and giving tours of the school.

 

Year 6 completed a balanced argument writing unit (Masters of The Digiverse) about e-safety including film, writing and oral presentation. Their work was selected to be filmed and shown at the film festival finals at FACT Liverpool.

 

Reading: Subject leader – Paula Dunn and Julie Kiziltan

 

Reading for pleasure in order to ‘read to learn’ remains a priority at Halewood CofE and the year began by finding that we had won the Knowsley Summer Reading Challenge for the fourth consecutive year. Excellent news!

 

Reading events were promoted throughout the year including Roald Dahl Day, World Book Day and Elmer Day. Also, over forty children completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge by reading six library books over the summer break.

 

Friends of the School made a significant contribution to our book schemes and library through running Scholastic Book Fairs. Many thanks to the FOS for their hard work.

 

In class, RWI Phonics continues to be implemented in EYFS and KS1, whilst in KS2, the use of ‘Accelerated Reader’ supports children’s progress. Children not achieving their potential in reading were targeted with various interventions including Project X Code, RWI One-to-One Phonics, and SRP.

 

Many thanks, as always, to our staff, parents and volunteers, and most of all – the children.

 

Music and Dance: Subject leader – Odile Coleman

 

It is clear to see, from the pupil interviews, that the vast majority of the children in the school enjoy their music sessions. The feedback shows that they are learning a great deal from their teaching, which is in line with the national curriculum. There have been various opportunities throughout the year to further support and develop the children’s music skills.

 

Sue Hughes, from the Wider Opportunities scheme, continues to deliver music lessons to all of year groups with Year 4 receiving a weekly session for the whole year culminating in a fantastic presentation to the whole school and parents. With her expertise and knowledge, she taught fun and innovative sessions which saw the children grow musically.

 

Fiddler Music remains to be a part of the musical tuition in the school. The children have enjoyed assemblies from them along with a performance from the children involved. Again, this has received lovely feedback from the pupils as they continue to learn a musical instrument.

The school choir continues to amaze the staff and parents of the school. They have again had the opportunity to perform throughout the year in assemblies and celebrations as well as representing the school with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The Choir, alongside the whole school, entered a singing competition, with their beautiful rendition of One Little Voice and came first. Following this, they were asked to sing at The Knowsley Council Education Awards. These have all been wonderful opportunities and the children have thrived when practising and performing.

 

Mathematics: Subject leader - Sharon Davidson

 

Maths continues to be a real strength of our school confirmed in February this year when we were awarded the ’Gold’ award for our Liverpool Counts Quality Mark.

 

The children at Halewood C of E are passionate about maths, inspired by the teachers who promote a love of maths and a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Standards at both KS 1 and KS 2 are above National with a significant number of children reaching the greater depth standard especially at KS 2.

 

In preparation for our quality mark we provided many additional opportunities for the children to do maths. This included several opportunities for parents to engage with maths including: home learning challenges, a parents’ maths workshop, and two ‘Mums’ maths mornings’. Our Y6 children played darts and we also entered a team into the National Young Mathematicians competition, which successfully made it through to the second round. At playtimes children now have access to maths boxes and our sports days included more maths with the inclusion of more field events requiring scoring. In the summer we celebrated National Number Day; raising over £100 for both Joel and NSPCC. During the day the children wore their favourite number and learned to count in a different language. KS 2 children also took part in a STEM workshop led by one of our parents; a STEM ambassador for Network Rail and Year 6 went to a Stem workshop at Liverpool University. Finally all of the children in KS 1 and KS 2 participated in a problem solving workshop run by the teachers from ‘Explore Learning’.

 

We continue to facilitate home learning for mathematics through subscriptions to both ‘Sumdog’ and most recently ‘Times table Rock stars’ promoted by Mr Catt. The TT Rock stars is particularly important in light of the proposed Year 4 multiplication table check to be rolled out voluntarily in 2019 before it becomes statutory in 2020.

 

  1. again our Maths Champions have done a sterling job this year with their mentor children. They also took part in the parents’ workshop; confidently and proudly explaining their roles and the impact it had upon them.

 

It has been a thoroughly enjoyable year for maths overall. The school has been buzzing about maths and our environment reflects our love of maths. CPD has continued to be high on our agenda with myself attending a 5 day maths course for Specialist Leaders, Mr Catt and Miss Jennings attending maths subject leader training in preparation for September, TA training led by myself, staff training led by Liverpool School Improvement focussing on conceptual and procedural variation and in-house training for two new intervention programmes for KS 2 also led by Liverpool School Improvement (all TAs): Success in Number and Success in Arithmetic which were introduced during the summer term to targeted Year 4 and 5 children by Mrs Dukalska and Mrs Hegarty and will continue in the autumn term

 

Modern Foreign Languages: Subject leader – Gill Buckley

 

This year all pupils in KS2 have continued to make good progress in their French lessons with ‘Madame Buckley.’ When interviewed, the children showed lots of enthusiasm for their language lessons. They talked about their enjoyment at being able to speak in French and listen to stories. They described acting out Le Navet Enorme (The Enormous Turnip) and retelling it to make their own zig zag mini books. Another highlight was joining in with songs and games and designing and describing their ‘monsters’.

 

Our aim at Halewood C of E is for the children to progress with their language learning and develop confidence in communicating in French. Children were able to list topics they had covered this year giving examples of some of the French phrases they had learned. Their books show how they are also learning about basic grammar such as adjective ending and gender as well as French phonics to help them develop independence in reading and spelling.

 

Cross curricular links are made wherever possible such as reinforcing SPAG when we discuss verbs, nouns etc. and art and craft when making our finger puppet birds to recite a French rhyme. The children have developed intercultural understanding by comparing traditions such as mother’s day, Easter, Halloween etc. and also learning about key Features of France.

 

We are developing the use of technology in particular the IPADs to enhance language learning using apps such as book creator and adobe spark. Later this year we are hoping to connect with a school in France via E twinning which will enhance and give real purpose to their language learning. We are also planning to hold a French day which will incorporate intercultural understanding through tasting foods and learning about a French speaking area of the world beyond France. Every classroom now has a French display with vocab displayed.

 

PSHE: Subject leader – Dave Catt

 

We have provided many opportunities for our children to develop as confident and responsible individuals with a good understanding of the world around them.

 

The children have attended daily Collective Worship and half-termly Halewood Child of Excellence award ceremonies. The children have enjoyed participating in Wednesday Collective Worship assemblies which have been run by the teachers.

Aspirations Day 2018 was again a huge success. This year we ran the event over a full day which gave children the opportunity to see a wider range of professions. We invited 11 professionals to talk to the children about their occupations, including a photographer, a chef and an engineer. The children were given the opportunity to question the speakers and were inspired by their talks. The speakers were amazed at some of the questions the children asked and were thrilled to receive ‘thank you’ letters from them, following the event. Children in Year 6 also had the opportunity to take part in a careers carousel. This gave the children the chance to interview adults from a range of careers.

 

Through PSHE we have explicitly taught our pupils how we uphold British Values. We have our British Values on display around the school and they are a part of PSHE lessons in all year groups. Children have learned about the importance of celebrating diversity and each classroom has a diversity wall display.

 

As part of our PSHE curriculum, children take part in Philosophy for Children lessons. During these lessons children participate in a class discussion around a range of topics related to our world. Children have really enjoyed becoming more articulate and have developed their understanding of our place in the world.

 

In school we have taken part in national events including Safer Internet Day, Road Safety Day and Bonfire Night Safety. We have continued to promote walking to school and ran a walk to school week, where children recorded the number of times they walked to school. In addition we have provided information leaflets to parents on a range of topics including e-safety, staying safe, road safety, puberty and healthy eating. Children in Year 5 took part in Bikeability workshops and learned how to be road safe when riding a bike. Children in Year 5 also took part in Sex education and puberty talks with school nurses and parents received an information leaflet providing support and advice.

 

Our Breakfast Club and After School Club continue to be extremely popular and the service is very much valued by working parents. The children enjoy an exciting healthy menu and the staff provide a number of activities which cater for each age group.

 

We continue to support Joel, our sponsored child, who lives in Samandin and regularly update the children on his wellbeing. Assemblies have kept children and staff up to date and the children have learnt a lot about Christian values such as justice and generosity.

Children also had the chance to communicate with one of our teachers who was working as a missionary in Africa for the year. This link really highlighted to the children the impact we can have if we decide to help others.

We continue to encourage pupils to take active roles within the school as Eco-Warriors, School Council Representatives and Year 6 helpers in Foundation Stage, thereby showing how responsible they can be and developing their leadership skills. Some of our Key Stage 2 pupils have served as guides and shown visitors around our school. Such visitors are always impressed by how confident and articulate our pupils are.

 

Children from each year group have enjoyed assisting Mr Coleman in planting vegetables and maintaining our Explore to Grow area in our school grounds. The children have learned a lot about healthy eating and the benefits of growing your own fruit and veg.

 

Physical Education and Sport: Subject leader - Dave Catt

 

Physical Education and sport at Halewood C of E has seen many successes over the past academic year. In recognition of our commitment to physical education and extra curricular sport, we received the gold standard in the Sainsbury’s school games for the third year running.

 

Physical Education Curriculum

We continue to provide a wide range of sports in our PE curriculum. Our PE long term plan ensures that children experience a diverse range of sports, including orienteering and golf. All year groups cover the key areas of the Physical Education curriculum: games, athletics, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor and adventurous. During PE lessons, we encourage all children to have opportunities to develop leadership skills through leading warm ups, drills and skills demonstrations, as well as children from Years 5 and 6 delivering parts of PE lessons to younger year groups.

 

Health and fitness is considered an important part of our curriculum. Each half term we have a fitness week, where children take part in fitness based activities in PE lessons. All children have a chance to record personal bests and track their improvements. We have recently made virtual competitions a part of our curriculum. We took part in a speed bounce and a skipping competition against other local schools. This motivated children and was a great opportunity for all to track personal bests. We aim to promote healthy lifestyles to all children and encourage life long participation in sport and physical activity.

 

Swimming is considered an essential part of the Physical Education Curriculum at Halewood C of E. It is a life skill that provides endless leisure opportunities, and to this end all children (Key Stage 1 included) receive two full half terms of swimming lessons. Most other schools only provide swimming for Key Stage 2. We have already seen a huge impact of this commitment as we have some of the strongest swimmers across Knowsley in all year groups. This was reflected in our performance in the Knowlsey Championships, where we finished as runners up and went on to represent Knowsley in the Merseyside Games.

 

At Halewood C of E Primary School, we consider competition an important part of PE. Children are encouraged to be competitive and the correct sporting values are promoted. Children get the chance to be competitive in PE lessons, as well as learning about sporting values, such as integrity and determination. We have a comprehensive competitions calendar and all teams are properly prepared for any after school competitions.

 

We made leadership a priority for this academic year. Children were given the opportunity to take part in a Sports Leadership Club to learn about how to be a leader in sport. Children ran an after school session for parents and children from a younger year group and were able to demonstrate the skills and attributes they developed at the club.

 

Extra Curricular Sport

Provision in extra curricular sport was outstanding over the past academic year. Over 85% of children attended extra curricular sports clubs. These figures are down to our detailed pupil tracking systems and pupil voice opportunities for children who were not engaged in extra curricular sport. Over the academic year, we provided over 30 different extra curricular sports clubs for children to attend, including morning swimming clubs, morning fitness clubs, table tennis clubs, rugby and a wide range of sports for all year groups.

 

Sport and Competition

This year we participated in many after school sports competitions, with a high level of success. We won the Knowsley championships in Indoor Athletics, cross-country, tennis, rounders, basketball and outdoor athletics and finished as runners up in many other events. We represented Knowsley in the Merseyside championships in Basketball, swimming, Indoor athletics, hockey and tennis. Here are some of the main events we competed in this academic year:

 

  • Merseyside Basketball championships – 1st place

  • Merseyside tennis finals – 4th place

  • Merseyside swimming finals and hockey finals representatives

  • Knowlsey Cricket championships – 2nd place

  • Knowsley rounders championships – 1st place

  • Halewood Schools Football Competition – 2nd place overall

  • Knowsley Basketball championships – 1st place

  • Halewood Schools Swimming Gala – 1st place

  • Knowlsey Swimming finals – 2nd place

  • Knowsley schools Cross Country league races – 1st place

  • Knowsley schools Cross Country championships – 1st place

  • Halewood Indoor Athletics championships – 1st place

  • Knowsley Indoor Athletics championships – 1st place

  • Halewood Quad Kids athletics competition – 1st place

  • Knowsley Quad kids Athletics championships – 1st place

We also organised and participated in many B-team and C-team competitions with local cluster schools.

 

Physical Education and Sport Vision 2018

  1. For all children to receive outstanding provision of Physical Education, extra curricular sport and competition.

  2. To ensure that all children love sport and are life-long participants.

  3. To provide sport for all that is inclusive and supportive of children’s individual ability levels.

  4. To provide a culture of competitive sport where children can become the best they can be and achieve high levels of success.

  5. To develop young sports leaders across the school.

  6. To raise awareness of the importance of healthy and active life-styles and promote this regularly and effectively.

 

RE & Collective Worship: Subject leader – Lucy Sudworth

 

Pupil interviews and conversations with children around the school have continued to show how positively the children view their Religious Education. The children love to learn RE and see the importance of this for their every day life, and their development as a person. Children are very aware of each of our school values and these are embedded in both collective worships, and RE curriculum lessons.

 

Part way through the academic year, an updated syllabus was provided by the Diocese. This was followed immediately and has informed our planning since the introduction of this, with more links to other faiths being readily available, and more links to Understanding Christianity (an additional planning resource that has been discussed over the year, but not yet purchased) allowing for deeper exploration when needed.

 

The updated syllabus has split the story of the Bible up into different sections, starting with God, and ending with The Kingdom of God. Each curriculum unit links into one of these sections and has allowed children to get an understanding of the Bible as a whole story, as apposed to individual, disjointed elements. This has been newly implemented and so children’s understanding of the Bible as a whole story is only just developing. Work is continuing to be evidenced in book and in scrapbooks; scrapbooks share RE learning that happens inside and outside of school.

 

As well as learn more from the Bible, the children have learnt about other world faiths. This year we have looked at Sikhism and Islam. We had two visits from specialists in these religions, who were able to visit each class and discuss the major beliefs, the different practices and the traditions of the religion.

 

This year, all children took part in Missionary Day. This day focused on a number of ‘ordinary’ missionaries who were used by God in extraordinary ways, and so the children were able to learn about, ask questions about and develop their understanding of the Christian mission through the understanding of the lives of 6 missionaries. Through conversations with the children, it is clear that all children thoroughly enjoyed this day.

 

We have had four services at St Nicholas’ church this year for Harvest, Christmas, Easter and the leavers’ service at the end of the year. Both children and staff put in a lot of work to make sure these services were a real success and were enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents/relatives alike. In each of these services, our school Christian value for the term and the message of Jesus were central and pivotal to everything that was said and planned.

 

Year 3 and 4 took part in Experience Harvest at St Nicholas’ Church and this was much enjoyed by the children and gave them a real experience of Bible truths and the importance of a church. Year 5 and 6 also enjoyed an Experience Pentecost afternoon at St Mary’s, further adding to their understanding of Christianity. Additionally, Year 2 have enjoyed the Christmas Journey experience, learning all about the meaning of the nativity.

 

Collective worship has continued to be succesful this year and each member of staff have planned and led a collective worship for the children. Whole school collective worships, that have been teacher led, have continued to be monitored by members of staff and by children. This monitoring has provided really effective feedback for staff and for the RE coordinator. Children have participated in collective worships through acting and performing. The children continue to write prayers to go inside the prayer box, which are then shared and prayed about in collective worship. We often discuss and pray for Joel (our compassion child) and have had fundraising events to raise the profile of compassion children. We have highlighted the importance of reflection and this is carried through after collective worship into the classrooms, were the children think and respond to what they have learned in some way. Remembrance Sunday was also reflected on this year, with candles being lit in remembrance whilst the last post was played for the children. This was a very unique and thoughtful time for all of the children.

 

Each class have been part of Bible Tales, which has involved a whole day of preparation and a performance on key truths and lessons from the Bible. All children have thoroughly enjoyed this and have shared their lessons with others through a performance. BAFTA Bible club has continued, which has been offered to children in years 3 and 4. This club ran all year and, at the end of each term, a story from the bible was performed creatively for the whole school and the wider community.

 

At the end of the academic year, the Megan Hurley Prayer Garden was opened on our school field. This garden has been beautifully designed and offers an outdoor space for children to think and pray in.

 

Science

 

There has been a continued focus this year on promoting Science and scientific thinking across the school, regardless of age. Monitoring of the curriculum including feedback from pupil interviews evidence that there is a love of science lessons across the school and children are able to recall learning that has taken place, particularly within practical science lessons. Ensuring that much of the science curriculum is practical and hands on is something we feel is really important. Some highlights from the year have been: designing and building motorised cars using circuits; experimenting with instruments to understand pitch and rocket making.

 

During the year, we worked closely with our Polar Ambassador, as part of the Polar Explorer Scheme. This is a programme designed to support Science in schools. From this, we were able to gain staff CPD to develop Science at Halewood CofE even further and help support transition from Primary School to Secondary School. The children enjoyed a hugely successful Science Week when our Polar Explorer delivered workshop sessions across the school including making rain clouds, chromatography and separating mixture.

 

Year 6 took part in lots of Science transition work including: spending two mornings at Archbishop Blanch School, working in the labs, investigating energy and carrying out a GCSE required practical; attending a Science Roadshow Day at Liverpool University.

 

SEND: Subject leader - Sarah Catt

 

Over the past 12 months SEND we have continued to build on our successful intervention model. This has been highly effective in enabling teachers to map out the necessary interventions for all of our children identified through data tracking sheets. All intervention groups have targets set by the class teacher and registers are kept, however there is more flexibility for staff to work with children on a 1:1 basis to recap learning that day that certain children may have found challenging.

 

This year we have developed class inclusion registers. These show the make up of the class, and highlight learning needs, medical needs, family background and any additional potential barriers to learning. These have really helped to ensure class teachers have an important overview of the needs of the children they teach.

 

This year we have increased the number of early morning learning groups taking place across the school. These begin at 8:20am and finish at 8:50am, and are lead by the class general teaching assistant. Children have reported in pupil interviews that they really enjoy coming in to school early and the pre-teaching sessions they have found very useful. Children have explained that they enjoy playing the games and going to these clubs. We recognize that our children are very lucky to have a lot of support in place and that all staff work extremely hard to deliver outstanding intervention.

 

We continue to use a comprehensive intervention timetable to map out the support in place for SEND children across the school. This has been an effective way for all staff to see the children who are receiving interventions for each subject area and how often it is happening. The class teachers are responsible for updating and changing the timetables when it is necessary for their class. All updated timetables are sent to the SENDCo and passed to the senior leadership team.

 

Over the past year, the SENDCo has been monitoring interventions. Observations have taken place and pupil interviews have been carried out. All children were very engaged throughout the sessions and progress was made throughout each session. Staff delivered fun, exciting sessions with great confidence. In the interviews, children reported that they really enjoyed sessions and they found them fun and helpful.

 

Our communication with parents whose children receive SEND support has become stronger over the past year. All children are on a Personal Provision Plan and parents sign this form and are given a copy to keep. Throughout the academic year, many of the parents have met with the SENDCo and class teacher to review targets, discuss strategies and plan new targets and strategies. Additionally, parents are kept informed at PPRD. We look forward to further building relationships with parents next year.

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