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A warm welcome to 

Kerr Mackie Primary School!

 

It’s unbelievable that the end of my first year at Kerr Mackie is here! Thank you to everyone for making the beginning of my journey here so enjoyable and memorable. The whole staff team have shown such care and commitment and definitely deserve their summer break. It has been a privilege to work alongside such a talented team of people.

As our talented Year 6 children move on from Kerr Mackie they take with them many memories and achievements-their stunning end of Year 6 performance said it all! On behalf of everyone past and present I wish every one of them huge success and happiness in all that they do, but hope they come back to share their successes with us.

I would like to thank the PSA team and everyone who has given their time and support to the wonderful fundraising and social events held this year. We will meet in September to finalise with the PSA what the money will be spent on but we are grateful for all your help with enhancing what we can provide for our children.

Governors have also been such a support to school this year and I thank them for the many hours they have spent visiting school, meeting with staff and children, monitoring and of course challenging us! Our end of year review of governance was really positive which we will continue to build on next year.

Finally, please can I wish you all, on behalf of the whole staff team, a fantastic summer holiday and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Wednesday 6th September.

Mrs Jennifer Millington

Head Teacher

         

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"The school provides good opportunities for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to find success" 

 

"Teachers have high expectations and enable pupils to make rapid progress" 

 

"Pupils enjoy learning, work hard and achieve well" 

 

Ofsted Report 2012 


  

 

 

Equalities Statement

At Kerr Mackie Primary all pupils are offered a broad, balanced, stimulating and relevant curriculum regardless of their background, culture or ability. Each pupil is valued for who they are and what they bring to the school. We appreciate and celebrate the richness of diversity within the school community as well as the wider community. The school promotes diversity and we celebrate global awareness through RRSA (Rights Respecting Schools Award). For our pupils, having an in-depth knowledge of children’s rights, as listed in the UNCRR (United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child), helps them to see themselves as global citizens, ensuring equality for all. Through the work we do across the school on developing Global Values, we actively promote the importance of tolerance, co-operation, courage, determination, friendship and respect. Through this approach, pupils develop independence, confidence and integrity which prepares them for their future lives.

 

Equality Aims:

 

“To close the gap in performance between different groups of learners” 

 

The attainment of different groups of learners (however small) is scrutinised rigorously e.g. Looked After Children, Disadvantaged Children, different categories of SEN, learners with English as an additional language, learners eligible for FSM etc.

This is monitored through;

·         ‘Analysing School Performance’ (replacing RAISEonline), FFT (Fischer Family Trust) Aspire and Perspective Lite

·         Half termly data collation and analysis

·         Learner target-setting arrangements

·         Pupil Progress meetings

·         Staff Appraisal meetings

·         Evaluation of Interventions

·         Teaching and Learning Governor committee meetings

  

 

“To encourage learners how to recognise, challenge and report different forms of bullying, prejudice, racism, stereotypes, injustice and inequality”

 

 

The curriculum teaches diversity, facilitates an understanding of multiple identities, and challenges stereotyping. This is evidenced in and monitored through;

 

·         Islington PSHE Scheme of work (recommended by Leeds Health and Wellbeing Team)

·         Lesson plans

·         Resources and materials are routinely monitored to ensure they reflect inclusivity and equality.

·         Curriculum mapping- to ensure that diversity is embedded not just in citizenship, history, geography, English literature, music and drama but across the whole curriculum.

·         Use of ‘EAL leadership and provision’ audit tool.

·         All aspects of the curriculum (including the ‘hidden’ curriculum, assemblies, activities and events) embody the commitment to equality. 

 

 

“To ensure that all members of staff access continuous professional development and guidance in Diversity” 

 

 

This is evidenced through:

 

·         Details of the school’s CPD programme;

·         Record of staff briefing;

·         Record of staff attendance at relevant local, regional and national conferences;

·         Relevant details of the induction programme for new members of staff;

·         Induction programme evaluation forms or feedback

·         The school’s commitment to equality is communicated to all members of the extended school community (including staff, governors, learners, parents/carers and visitors) in a variety of ways. This comprises the inclusion of the linked Articles from RRSA in all school policies, consistent feedback to Governors, regular Assemblies looking at Diversity in gender, sexuality, EAL, SEN and families and celebrating difference, amongst a variety of other things. We welcome comments from families and encourage participation in supporting pupils’ exploration of what can be sensitive issues. 

 

 

 

 

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LEVEL 1 ACHIEVED:

RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS AWARD


 Article 29  

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

 

  

 

 

Parent View

 

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the Ofsted questionnaire for parents on the 'Parent View' section of the Ofsted website. Below is a leaflet that explains what the questionnaire is and why it is important for your child's school. 

 

To help you we have put the following instructions together but staff and Governors will be at Parents Evenings again this evening to support this process further. 

Given a delay in 30 minutes from registering on the Parent View section, I would encourage you at some point today, if you had time, to register so that tonight you have a password and can complete the questionnaire in school. Please note though that you actually complete it anytime. When we have enough entries we can access the information and celebrate the strengths plus address any concerns.

Instructions:   

1. Log onto https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/ 

2. Click on 'parent view -what do you think about your child's school?' 

3. Click on the jigsaw piece that says 'give your view'. 

4. Click on 'register now'. 

5. Provide your email address. 

6. Within 30 minutes a link will be sent to your email address along with a password. 

7. You can change your password to make it more memorable.  

There are 12 questions for you to answer about our school.  

Thanking you in anticipation.

 

 

Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

Please click on the Free School Meals and Pupil Premium PDF Document below for more information on Free School Meals and Pupil Premium.

If you already get help from Leeds City Council with your rent or Council Tax, you will automatically be considered for Free School Meals and there is no need to apply again. 

However, if you haven’t applied before, or have had a recent change in your financial circumstances and think you now meet the qualifying criteria in the leaflet, please ring the benefits Helpline on 0113 2224404 or visit any Council One Stop Centre.   

Staff will tell you what you need to do to apply for Free School Meals and will help you complete the necessary forms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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