Our Vision, Aims and Values

'Learn well
have fun
be safe'

Through a rich and exciting creative curriculum, extra curricular activities and close relationships with other local schools, we are able to provide a high quality education which meets the interests and needs of each individual child. The Staff, Governors, Parents and Pupils are fully committed to our vision of nurturing individual success.

Please check HERE to read our Vision, Aims and Values statement.

 

Our Partnerships

We work closely with our pre school providers to ensure smooth transition for our Reception children. Our EYFS Team Leader works very closely with all of our Pre Schools to ensure a consistent approach to observations and assessments and to facilitate a sharing of good practice.

From this year our Headteacher will be working with the Headteachers of four primary schools across Lincolnshire to share expertise and knowledge. It is expected that we will work together to highlight good practice in each others' schools and also identify any points for improvement. We hope to then work together to effect improvments needed.

We liaise well with our secondary schools in order to make sure our Year 6 children have a successful start as they make the move into secondary education. Our Headteacher is a Governor of one of these secondary schools and one of the secondary school members of staff is a member of our Governing Body. This ensures there is good understanding across all Key Stages. Feedback from local secondary school headteachers tells us that our children settle quickly and do well as they make the move into Year 7.

 

Our Parent Survey 2016

We had a huge response to our parent questionairre this year and I am very grateful to all those parents who took the time to complete it. Nearly 100% of responses were either 'strongly agree' or 'agree'. There were very few 'neither' responses and this reflected the fact that parents had no experience of the issue covered in the question.

Comments from parents included:

"My child has had a fantastic final year at primary school, making so much progress socially, emotionally and academically. Thank you for your hard work."

- Year 6 Parent

 

"Another fantastic year, amazing standard of teaching. Thank you"

- Year 4 & 5 Parent

 

"It's a lovely school and my child is very happy."

- Year 1 Parent

 

"As our child moves onto senior school we couldn't be happier with the achieved results in the report and SATs, which just reflects on each and every member of staff at Alford Primary. Everyone is so caring and respectful, accommodating and constantly moving fowards. A heart felt thanks to you all."

- Year 6 Parent

 

"Thank you very much for all you have done. My son loves this school and I am very pleased with his academic progress."

- Year 4 Parent

 

"I am very pleased with my little girls progress at this school and i find the school to be very helpful in all areas."

- Year 1 Parent

 

"My children have had a really tough year and staff could of not been more supportive to them and me also. I couldn't wish for a better school for my children to go to."

- Year 1 & 3 Parent

 

"I think that my child has reached her academic potiental at school because she is safe, happy and listened to. Staff have supported her through year 6 extremely well resulting in confidence in her own ability. Teaching has been excellent. My child has been given many oppotunities to think for her self, investigate ideas and progress foward. Thank you."

- Year 6 Parent

 

"My son is very happy at school. He enjoys everything and is making good, steady progress. He is very much looking foward to new challenges and exciting learning in year 5"

- Year 4 Parent

 

There were four responses for improvement linked to estabilishing better communication via text messaging rather than newsletters and for parents that don't come into school. One response suggested that certain areas of the website needed more regular monitoring, to make sure things like school menus are up to date.

We have already acted upon these comments and are trialling the use of closed social media groups for perticular year groups. If these are successful, we will look at extending their use. Increasingly, we are communicating with parents via E-mail. Please make sure you have given us your most up to up to date E-Mail address, if you wish to receive information electronically.

 

Your views about our School are important to us. If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at Alford Primary School if you could reflect your views by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View.

 

Please note that parents may request, without charge, a paper copy of any of the statutory information publised on this website, including policies: please contact the School Office

 

 

 

We comply with the statutory requirements for Primary School Websites "The School Information (England)(Amendment) Regulations 2012". Listed below are some of the School's key information about the day-to-day running of Alford Primary School along with statutory documents

If you require any further information we are always happy to answer any questions you may have - please pop in or contact us.

Key Information

- Closing the Gap Over Time 2015
- Compare School Peformance to County & National Data
- Data Dashboard

Our Curriculum

At Alford Primary School the children are at the heart of our curriculum. We provide a curriculum that ensures that children have every opportunity to flourish as high achievers in every area of life and learning. We strive to provide learning experiences that will promote pupils' spiritual, moral, physical, social and cultural development and prepare all pupils for the opportunities responsibilities and joy that life has in store for them. The school uses a cross- curricular approach to teaching and learning. This means that skills, knowledge, and understanding across a range of subjects are brought together and form a topic. Within the topic, children are able to practice and apply their reading, maths and English Skills in other subject areas.

From September 2015 all year groups will follow the new National Curriculum (2014)
Our 'Long Term Plans' show each year group's overview of topics and curriculum learning.
- Curriculum Planning for EYFS
- Curriculum Planning for KS1
- Curriculum Planning for Lower KS2 (Yr3-4)
- Curriculum Planning for Upper KS2 (Yr5-6)

For details of the statutory year group expectations for English and Maths, as laid out by the Department For Education, please click the links below for our relevant planning:
Supporting your child with Mathematics

Supporting your child with Literacy

And these links for DFE Statutory guidance:

- DFE English - National curriculum in England: English programmes of study

- DFE Maths - National curriculum in England: mathematics programmes of study

For details of English and Maths, please refer to the policies below. As of September 2015, all year groups throughtout Primary School became subject to the expectations within the New Curriculum. An overview of Maths and English will be added to our long term key stage curriculum planning (above) in the near future.

For more information about our curriculum please feel free to come into school and see your childs class teacher.

Policies

 

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