“We are a happy school at the heart of the community where learning for all is promoted. Our ethos is to combine high quality teaching with care and support in the pursuit of excellence. Achievement, however it is shown, is always celebrated. Traditional values are combined with a creative and open perspective. This enables all members of our school community to learn, grow and develop as individuals to realise their potential.”
Our key values are:
Longmoor – Lifelong Learners
Assessing Without Levels
At Longmoor Primary School we have core principles that underpin our effective assessment systems within our school. The Government does not impose a single system for ongoing assessment so, as a school, in consultation both locally and nationally, we have agreed our procedures for formative and summative assessment. We assess pupils’ progress against national standards and the curriculum, which was revised in 2014.
Our expectation is to demonstrate, with evidence, assessment of pupils’ progress throughout the year and report this to parents. Through data analysis, this will enable our governors to make judgements about the school’s effectiveness.
Our core principles:
Use formative and summative assessment to make judgements on progress and attainment of national standards.
Assessment is an on-going process that informs planning, teaching and learning on a daily basis.
Feedback (verbal and written) to pupils contributes to improving learning and is focused on specific and tangible targets.
Book scrutinies and moderation (in school and with local schools) are used as a means to ensure consistency of high expectations, analysis of progress and to improve practice.
Through assessment, early intervention can be provided to support pupils who have SEND, those pupils who are at risk of or are falling behind, disadvantaged pupils and those pupils who are excelling and can be challenged further.
Assessment information is collated and analysed to show strengths and areas of development, which feeds into our school development plan.This is reported to governors throughout the year.
Data is analysed and tracked internally as well as nationally, ensuring we are in line with, or above, national averages.
There is regular feedback to parents on the progress and attainment of their child throughout the year.This is through parent consultations and end of year reports.
For full information about our assessment procedures, which includes formative and summative assessment, please see our new Assessment Policy (September 2015) and Assessment - Parent Information below.
Our Challenge Curriculum encourages a climate for young people to explore how to apply their knowledge in original ways and with purpose.
We are committed to providing quality and excellence through an exciting, stimulating environment that stretches and develops the child as a whole and to provide an education which will develop social skills and encourage children to become more active citizens within the school community and beyond.
Tell me and I forget,
Show me and I remember,
Involve me and I understand.
The Challenge Curriculum aims to:
•Provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
•Build up children’s confidence and motivation to learn through the use of a range of learning and teaching styles.
•Embed key skills in order to prepare children for real-life and everyday situations.
•Provide opportunities to apply knowledge and learning in practical ways.
•Provide a creative approach to planning and delivery that will incorporate and embed key aspects of the National Curriculum especially Literacy and ICT.
•Provide enrichment opportunities where learning and teaching can take place beyond the classroom.
•Develop Excellence and Enjoyment.
•Support the Every Child Matters Agenda.
•Shape our curriculum to meet the needs of our children.
•Stimulate our children’s natural curiosity and to give them the confidence to be curious.
•Allow our children to take risks.
•Teach skills through what interests our children – Essential Learning.
•’WOW’ experience at the beginning of every theme will enable teachers to follow what inspires their pupils.
•Involve our children in decision-making about their learning, allowing children choice and independence.
•Closely monitor and assess progression in attainment
Click on the Challenge Curriculum Policy below for further details.
Three Equality Objectives for Longmoor Primary School 2014
1. To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
2. To narrow the gap between boys and girls in writing across the school.
3. To narrow the gap between vulnerable groups of pupils and other pupils in access to homework support, and in this way to reduce or remove inequalities in attainment throughout the school, particularly inequalities relating to protected characteristics listed below.
The following characteristics are protected characteristics
age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief; sex and sexual orientation.
Personal Injury Claims
The school is part of Derbyshire County Councils insurance scheme and any claims against the school should be directed to the county council electronically using the Claims Notification form and e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Private School Fund
Governors approve the receipt of The Private School Fund Audited Accounts and these are available, if you should wish to view them.