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DIARY DATES

Thursday 21st March - Lions Netball @ Campsmount

Thursday 21st March - World Down Syndrome Day (Wear Odd Socks)

Friday 22nd March - Non Uniform Day (Mothers Day Gift Donations)

Tuesday 26th March - Parents Evening

Tuesday 26th March - The Secret Room Opens

Thursday 28th March - Parents Evening

Thursday 28th March - Eagles Multi Skills @ Campsmount

Friday 5th April - Y3 Swimming Lessons Start

Thursday 11th April - Dolphins Gymnastics @ Campsmount

Thursday 11th April @ 14:00 - Easter Service

Friday 12th April - Y3 Swimming Lesson

Thursday 2nd May - Went Valley Pre School Closed

Wednesday 8th May @14:15 - Lions Play

Wednesday 5th June @ 9:00 - Class Photographs

Wednesday 12th June - Sports Day

Wednesday 19th June - Reserve Sports Day

Friday 28th June - Careers Day

Wednesday 17th July to Friday 19th July - Robinwood Residential 

 

 

 

 

NOTICES 

Admissions for starting in Reception from September 2019 have now closed. If you are yet to submit an application, please contact your home council to submit a late application.

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If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.

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 Bookclub leaflets have now been sent home. Please return any orders, with payment, to the school office by Friday 29th March

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Our Y6 parents should now of received this years SATS information. If not copies can be found below:

SATS Dates

SATS Survival Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 JARGON BUSTER

 

A

AfL  - Assessment for Learning (the process of seeking and interpreting evidence for use by learners and their teachers to decide where the learners are in their learning, where they need to go and how best to get there.)



C

C of E (VC) –Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) which means the school is completely state funded.
CiC -  Children in Care (also known as 'looked after children)  
CPD -  Continuing Professional Development (training opportunities provided to all staff, linked with their role in school) 

D
DBS -  Disclosure & Barring Service (helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). 
DDA -  Disability Discrimination Act (The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) works to protect people with disabilities – including blind and partially sighted people – from discrimination) 
DfE -  Department for Education (responsible for education and children's services in England)

E
EAL -  English as additional language (when a child's home language is not English) 
EBD - Emotional & Behavioural Difficulties
EFA -  Education Funding Agency
EWO -  Education Welfare Officer (work with schools, pupils and families to support regular school attendance) 
EYFS -  Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception and Nursery pupils)

F
FGB -  Full Governing Body
FSM -  Free School Meals (Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

even if they are in KS1 and receive a free school meal anyway, there are other benefits to be gained by seeing if your child is eligible. Please let us know if your child is eligible for FSM so that we can claim the funding to support your child in school.



G

GB- Governing Body.
G&T -  Gifted and Talented (Tend to use MAT- More able and talented)


H
HI -  Hearing Impaired
HLTA - Higher Level Teaching Assistant (A HLTA does all the things that regular teaching assistants do but the biggest difference is the increased level of responsibility. For example HLTAs teach classes on their own, cover planned absences and allow teachers time to plan and mark.)
HMI -  Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools
HSA - Home School Association (The Home School Association is a group of parents and carers who organise fundraising events to raise money for school, supporting a variety of extra activities and providing equipment and resources across school.) 

I
IEP -  Individual Education Plan (SEN pupils) ( a plan or programme designed for children with SEN to help them to get the most out of their education.) 
ICT -  Information & Communication Technologies ('computing' education)


K
KS1, 2 -  Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2), 2(Year 3,4,5,6)

L
LA -  Local Authority (North Yorkshire Council)
LAC -  Looked After Children (children in care) 
LDD -  Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

M

MAT- More able and Talented 

MSA- Midday Supervisor assistant 
MFL -  Modern Foreign Languages


NC -  National Curriculum (stipulates the content of what has to be taught in maintained schools in England) 
NOR -  Number on Roll (the number of children currently on the school register)
NPQH -  National Professional Qualification for Headship (additional qualification for headteachers) 
NQT -  Newly Qualified Teacher

P
PPA -  Planning, Preparation and Assessment (PPA time is statutory [10% of teaching time]ti set aside for teachers during their timetabled teaching day to allow them to carry out planning,
 preparation and assessment activities.)
 
PSHE -  Personal Social Health and Economic education (also 'citizenship' education) 

PUPIL PREMIUM - The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers



QTS - Qualified Teacher Status

R

RAISE Alliance- Rural Alliance Improving Standards in Education  

S
SACREs -  Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (responsible for determining the local Religious Education curriculum ) 
SATs -  Standard Assessment Tests (carried out in Y2 and Y6)
SBM - School Business Manager 
SCR -  Single Central Record (It has been a requirement since 2007 that all schools must maintain a Single Central Record of recruitment and vetting checks. This was set out in some detail in the original publication “Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education (2007)” and more recently updated in the DfE’s April 2014 statutory guidance for schools and colleges titled Keeping Children Safe in Education)
SDP -  School Development Plan
SEN -  Special Educational Needs
SENCO -  Special Educational Needs Coordinator
SEND -  Special Educational Needs or Disability 
SLD -  Severe Learning Difficulties
SLT -  Senior Leadership Team
SMSC -  Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (development)

SPAG – Spelling, grammar and punctuation. There is a new emphasis on this since the launch of the new National Curriculm.
SRE -  Sex and Relationships Education

T
TA -  Teaching Assistant

TAPESTRY – Online assessment used mainly in Early Years to assess children’s attainment. It is used higher up the school as a tool for closer communication with arents about children’s small steps of progress.

U
URN -  Unique Reference Number
UPN -  Unique Pupil Number


V
VA -  Voluntary Aided ( mainly funded, but not owned, by their local authority. A governing body employs the staff, and set the admission criteria. The school’s buildings and land are normally owned by a charitable foundation, often a religious organisation, and the governing body contributes to building and maintenance costs.)
VC -  Voluntary Controlled (Voluntary-controlled schools are run by the local authority. It employs the school’s staff, and runs the admission procedure. The school’s land and buildings are normally owned by a charity, often a religious organisation, which appoints some of the members of the governing body)


VI -  Visually Impaired