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SIAMS Report

SIAMS Report March 2017

Our admissions policy is now available for 2017-2018. Please click the link below.

Admission Policy 2017-18

Bletchingdon Primary school now has a dog called Tia! See the risk assesment on the link below.

Risk assessment for School Dog

 

2016 - 2017 Term Dates

Term Dates 2016-2017 doc

School Calendar

05/04/17

Easter Service at St Giles

 06/04/17

Eggstravaganza and Bonnet Parade

07/04/17

Spring term finishes at 1.30pm

24/04/17

Summer term starts

British Fundamental Values

How we promote the British values of:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

Value

How we promote it

Democracy

 Links to school values:

 Respect

 Honesty

  • A number of community stakeholder meetings were held to decide on school values
  • Children  are involved in key decisions about school life e.g. new playground equipment markings for new school
  • Pupils deciding on  a charity to support (linked to Partnership Pupil Parliament)
  • Pupils asked for their views  regularly (e.g. after prayer spaces, visits, feedback on worship, learning behaviours and bullying questionnaires)
  • Pupils vote  to decide on class decisions (‘owl’ votes)
  • Broad curriculum covers topics such as ‘ life without democracy’ through topic work of P4C
  • Pupils in Y5/6 elect themselves for various school leadership roles 
  • In Foundation Stage role play is directed by pupil interest
  • Pupil ‘s have a decision into topic planning

The rule of law

 Links to school values:

 Love

 Respect

 Honesty

 

  • Our behaviour code demonstrates adherence to our values of love, honesty respect and courage 
  • All pupils know our values and are clear as to how these appear in the life of our school
  • Pupils demonstrating our school values are rewarded through mention in our Achievement book (read out during our Friday assembly) as well as head teacher’s awards and class reward systems
  • We have various trophies for achievement and effort, presented at the end of the school year
  • The local church presents a Christian Values award to a pupil who has demonstrated the focused school value of the term.
  • We have a broad curriculum that lends itself to exploration and discussion around issues such as life in a lawless society, changes in law across the years and law within different countries (e.g. a study of Apartheid)

Individual liberty

                                                      

 Links to school values:

 Respect

 Love

 Courage

 Honesty

 

  • Pupils support charities which stand up to support the needs of others e.g.  NASIO Trust, Water Aid,  Dream Flight and the British Heart Foundation
  • Through PSHCE and computing lessons pupils are taught to keep themselves safe, including online.
  • Y6s attend Junior Citizenship training each year
  • Pupils are encouraged to discuss and debate, respecting the opinions of others through our Big Question and P4C lessons.
  • Pupils feel confident to express their own opinions, even when they think this may  be in opposition to the ‘establishment’ (e.g. UJ class debates, Big Question discussions and worship questionnaire)
  • Pupils are encouraged to think of their ‘personal power from within’ when making choices (a school song – Power in Me- reinforces this)
  • Language relating to choices and consequences are reinforced by adults
  • Pupil learning behaviours questionnaires
  • In topic work we cover a broad curriculum that considers matters such as liberty, slavery, Suffragettes, Reform Act 1843.  In P4Cand Big Question sessions pupils are encouraged to question, e.g  ‘Can stories change people?’ and to explore their ‘moral compass’
  •  Quotes about liberty are on display around the school:  ‘Your choice, you action, your life’ (Reflective’ display Summer 2015)
  • Foundation stage learning focuses on ‘My time – Your time’

Mutual respect

 

 Links to school values:

 Respect

 Love

 Honesty

 Courage

  • This is one of our school values
  • Assembly focus for at least two weeks each year
  • Each child is seen as unique and individual needs are catered for both by adults and their peers
  • We instil an ethos that ‘you may not choose for x to be your friend but you are still expected to respect them’
  • We have high expectations of behaviour (see our behaviour policy
  • Pupils work in a variety of groupings within classes and work and play with children from other classes in a variety of settings (e.g. sports, clubs, Church visits…)
  • Big Questions, P4C  and literacy text e.g. My Name is Mina and The Iron Woman) involve lots of discussion including respect for self, others and the environment
  • Eco club
  • Art studies, e.g. Hundertvasser and Andrew Goldsworthy  encourage thinking about the natural environment.
  • We have a broad curriculum that explores links between the past and present, local as well as distant localities, people of different faiths, cultures and disabilities.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

 

 Links to school values:

 Respect

 Honesty

 

  • Our RE programme is broadly based on the Oxfordshire Agreed syllabus and encourages a study of other faiths.
  • As part of our RE teaching we raise awareness of other faiths in order to further children’s understanding e.g whole school celebrations of Diwali and Hanakkuh.
  • The whole school visited a local mosque last year and plan to visit other places of worship next year to broaden understanding.
  • We have strong links with the local diocese and support the launching of the Church Holiday club which is also attended by those with no faith.
  • The school has made contact with the Nasio Trust (supporting the running oftwo purpose-built day care centres in western Kenya. The centres work with the local community to provide education, meals, medical care and support to impoverished children, many living with HIV)and donated stationery to support the schools. Further fundraising will allow for purchase of d-lamps for families with no lighting
  • The school has also developed links with Bletchington School in Queensland Australia, to help understand similarities and differences between the schools.