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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Key Information

Admissions

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School is a Bracknell Forest Local Authority school.  For information regarding school admissions (Reception to Year 6), please contact School Admissions at Bracknell Forest.  For information regarding admission to the school Nursery, please contact the school office. Further information regarding admission to the school nursery can be found under the 'Nursery' tab.  

Attendance

British Values

At Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School we uphold and teach pupils about the British Values as directed under Ofsted guidance, September 2014

‘ensure that they and the school promote tolerance of and respect for people of all faiths (or those of no faith), cultures and lifestyles; and support and help, through their words, actions and influence within the school and more widely in the community, to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain’

The British values are :

  • The Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs 

We ensure that through our school aims, agreed rules, curriculum and teaching we promote respect and tolerance for all cultures, faiths and lifestyles. As educators we have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. We value the importance of and support the current Ofsted guidance. 

The promotion of modern British values and democracy is clearly evident within our school through the following :-

Value

How We Promote It

Democracy

UN CRC Article 12:  Children have the right to say what they think should happen, when adults are making decisions that affect them, and to have their opinions taken into account.

  • We have an elected School Council.  This is used as an opportunity to promote and teach about democracy and the electoral process.
  • We have elected House Captains who take on important roles across the school.
  • We encourage volunteerism in and out of school.  We have raised money for local and national charities.
  • Democracy is promoted through PSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Our history teaching shows how our British history has helped to shape the modern Britain of today and the modern British values of our society.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

The rule of law

UN CRC Article 19: Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for, and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.

  • We have high expectations of pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy. 
  • Through our Golden Rules, children are taught how to earn trust and respect and supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.
  • If children do not follow our Golden Rules they are given an opportunity to reflect upon their behaviour and what they need to do to change their behaviour in future.
  • The local police officer / PCSO regularly visit the school to talk to the children about the reasons behind rules and laws and the consequences if they are broken.
  • Visits from other authorities such as the Fire Service; Ambulance etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce the message of the consequences if rules are broken.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

Individual liberty

UN CRC Article 31:  All children have a right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of activities.

UN CRC Article 15:  Children have the right to meet together and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.

  • Through our assemblies and PSHE sessions, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration. 
  • Children are encouraged to make independent decisions about lunch choices and take opportunities to follow their interests in art, music, sport etc.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line.  This is done through workshops run by the Local Authority and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the PSHE and Computing curriculum.
  • We actively participate in anti-bullying week with events held across the school.
  • Children in Year 1 take part in the Digiduck workshops to give them the language to deal with bullying situations.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

Mutual respect

UN CRC Article 2:  The Convention applies to everyone whatever their race, religion, abilities, whatever they think or say and whatever type of family they come from.

UN CRC Article 30:  Children have a right to learn and use the language and customs of their families, whether these are shared by the majority of people in the country or not.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy. 
  • Children are rewarded with ‘smilies’ for behaving in a respectful and polite way.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.
  • Through our Golden Rules, children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to be understanding of differences.
  • Mutual respect is also promoted through additional PSHE lessons and assemblies. 
  • Our full time sports teacher actively promotes an attitude of equality and fairness.

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs

UN CRC Article 14:  Children have the right to think and believe what they want, and to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Parents should guide their children on these matters.

  • We have high expectations about pupil conduct and this is reflected in our Behaviour Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy. 
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.  Children learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals.  The children’s work is often displayed in the classroom.
  • This is supplemented by assemblies (class, key stage and whole school), which although mainly Christian in nature, also mark and celebrate significant religious festivals such as Ramadan, Diwali and the Jewish and Islamic New Years.
  • Visits are made by local religious leaders and children have the opportunity to visit places of worship.
  • Children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and learn to respect their rights and the rights of others.

Complaints Procedure

We are continually looking at ways to improve all aspects of our school and we welcome all comments, compliments and complaints. 

 

If you have concerns or a complaint regarding your child and their learning, then we would ask that you make arrangements to discuss this with their class teacher or the relevant team leader. If this has not been resolved to your satisfaction please do not hesitate to make an appointment to discuss your concern or complaint with the headteacher.

 

Our school follows the complaints procedures provided by Bracknell Forest Education Department.

If you require a paper copy of the full complaints procedure please contact the school office on 01344 421117.

 

Ofsted and DFE Performance Tables

KS2 SATs Results 2018

Subject to validation from the DfE

 

  • The percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading 67, writing 67 and mathematics 76

  • The percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths 55

  • Average progress in reading between KS1 and KS2 -0.16

  • Average progress in writing between KS1 and KS2 -2.50

  • Average progress in mathematics between KS1 and KS2 +0.60

  • Percentage of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading 24, writing 10 and mathematics 20

  • Percentage of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths 4

  • Average scaled score in the reading test 104.4

  • Average scaled score in the maths test 104.4

 

KS2 SATs Results 2017

  • The percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading 64.4, writing 62.2 and mathematics 64.4

  • Average progress in reading between KS1 and KS2 +0.1

  • Average progress in writing between KS1 and KS2 -1.7

  • Average progress in mathematics between KS1 and KS2 -1.0

  • Percentage of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading 20, writing 7 and mathematics 14

  • Average scaled score in the reading test 102.4

  • Average scaled score in the maths test 101.6

Pupil Premium Funding

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and those children who are not. Pupil Premium Funding is used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most.

Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1300 per pupil for those whose families who have registered for FSM. This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the past 6 years.

Schools also receive funding for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months (£1900), and children of service personnel (£300).

Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families.  School are required to report this information.

Safeguarding

At Wooden Hill we are committed to safeguarding our children at all times.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead is the the Headteacher, Mrs Lagares and the Deputy Safeguarding Lead is Mrs Critchlow.

School Uniform

Uniform

Grey school trousers / skirt (any brand)

White polo shirt (with or without logo)  / shirt / blouse 

Royal blue sweatshirt / cardigan / jumper - with or without logo

grey / white socks or tights

black school shoes

PE Uniform

Royal blue t-shirt with logo

Black tracksuit bottoms (plain)

Black PE shorts (plain)

Black hoody (with or without logo - no other logos, images or patterns permitted)

Trainers or plimsolls

Other

Reception and KS1 require a book bag.  Please do not use rucksacks and other large bags as our cloakrooms cannot accommodate them.  

PE kits should be brought in a draw string bag.

Hair accessories should be fitting with school uniform and functional.  Large bows and other accessories are not permitted.  

Uniform Suppliers

  • Our uniform can be purchased from Brigade Uniform:

www.brigadeuniformdirect.uk.com

  • Marks and Spencer also sell our uniform and from the sales of this uniform, the school receives a small percentage.  Please note that the PE uniform with M&S is currently incorrect.
  • The school office currently holds a small stock of uniform.

Please ensure that all items are clearly labelled.

 Our suppliers are currently in the process of updating their stock with our refreshed logos.  

SEND Information

Our SENDCo is called Mrs Debbie Crouch. She works in school on Mondays and Tuesdays. If you have any questions about our SEND provision, please telephone Mrs Crouch on 01344 421117 or make an appointment with the office to meet with her in school.

Sports Premium Funding

The Government has doubled their provision of additional funding of to provide substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils will receive the funding.

The funding amount schools receive is based upon the number of children of primary age the school has. The sport premium is to be used to Increase the quality & breadth of PE & Sport provision, and increasing participation in PE & Sport. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil (in Years 1-6 in January 2017 census)

At Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for all our pupils. We have a specialist PE teacher who has a duel role of teaching high quality PE and providing CPD for class teachers to enhance their skills.

Charging and Remissions

School Policies

Policies are used at Wooden Hill to assist in the day to day running and management of the school. They are the responsibility of the governing body and the school and are reviewed regularly.

In accordance with the statutory guidelines from the Department for Education, these policies are available on this website and are also located here. We also include some other non-statutory policies which we feel parents may find useful.

For a hard copy of any of these policies, please ask in the school office or telephone 01344 421117.