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A warm welcome to 

Kerr Mackie Primary School!

Hello everyone, it’s amazing to be back at school for our next ‘new start, new year’. Mrs Furlong and I have commented on how smart everyone looks in their uniform and happy and ready for learning and achieving they seem to be.

This year we will continue the sharp focus on accelerating progress to raise attainment for every child in the core skills of reading, writing, communication and maths and we will link this with our Project Based Learning. The Projects that are about to unfold for each year group are truly inspirational so watch, listen and please share and support all you can.

Governors are very keen that school communicates more clearly with families about they can support children to learn and achieve so this is one of our main priorities this year. Our first session for parents will be a year group welcome meetings when teachers will share the focus for the year and the expectations they have to ensure success for all. The specific dates for these meetings have now been communicated with you and we hope you can join us in school for these.

Acknowledging positive behaviour through our new team points system has been enthusiastically received by all! Also the children are finding our focus on Kerr Mackie’s ‘Top Ten Learning Behaviours’ really engaging. By having aspiration, building confidence and independence our children can take responsibility for their own learning and be ready for it. We can help them to show resourcefulness, resilience and reflection, to cooperate and develop empathy for how others think and feel. We want to work with you to grow learners and achievers who will be the makers of their own destiny.

Thanking you in anticipation for your continuing partnership this year.

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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