Lisa Horton, Headteacher, Bloxham C of E Primary School, Tadmarton Road, Bloxham, OX15 4HP
Tel: 01295 720224 | Fax: 01295 720484
Or email us here.
Inclusion manager: Louise Thomas, Tel: 01295 720224, EMAIL
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A WHOLE SCHOOL APPROACH
According to Paul Dix, behaviour consultant, quoted in the 2011 DFE Report Behaviour and Discipline in Schools - A Guide for Head Teachers and Schools Staff:
‘The best schools have a sign above the door regardless of what context they are working in, which says, “This is how we do it here.” When you walk through the doors of that school, the expectations of behaviour are different from those outside. The behaviours that you use in the community or the behaviours that you use with your parents might well work out there, but when you walk through that door, that is how they do it there. The best schools have absolute consistency. I don’t care whether the system they use is behaviourist or whether the system they use is extremely old-fashioned, the critical difference is that people sign up to it and teachers act with one voice and one message: “This is how we do it here”.’
Bloxham Church of England Primary School believes that all our pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extra curricular) independent of their parents’ financial means. This charging and remissions policy describes how we will do our best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.
We will update the information on this page as it changes.
2020/21 Catchup funding
We will receive £19,648 in the academic year 2020/2021 and £14,032 in 2021/2022 as "catch up" funding.
The funding is being used to provide targeted support for children who we know have made slower progress since the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted school life and who, as a result, are struggling to access the full curriculum.
This support has included additional Special Needs Teaching Assistant support.
This section on the DfE website pulls together new and current research and evaluation projects, research centres, publications and data from a range of sites, making it easier to compare a selection of individual schools and to see all the information in one place. This link takes you to Bloxham Primary's entry.
This plan applies to all aspects of school life at Bloxham Primary School relating to how our school treats pupils and prospective pupils; their parents and carers; members of staff, governors and members of our community.
In line with our Mission Statement, all staff at Bloxham Primary School are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all, irrespective of ‘protected characteristics’ (defined below). We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school are encouraged to participate fully in school life and to feel proud of their identity.
The Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 has three aims under the general duty for Schools / Academies and Settings:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act. By removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. By encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
The Bloxham Primary entry on the Schools Financial Benchmarking Service can be found here.
There are currently 0 school employees paid more than £100,000 per year.
Ensuring responsible financial management of the school is one of the core duties of the Governing Body.
In 2018-19 the Finance committee have continued to act as a critical friend and robustly challenge both the Head Teacher and Bursar on all strategic finance issues confronting the School.
The Finance Committee has a new chair, Ruth Evans – who is committed to continuing the robust work of the committee in the coming year.
Information on our Governing Body is found in the attached files.
As has been well documented, the Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic caused severe disruption to both primary and secondary school testing in 2020.
Although we were not required to submit our teacher assessed Foundation, KS1 and KS2 data to the Department for Education, we nevertheless submitted it to the Fisher Family Trust - an independent charity that provides data analysis and comparison between schools that submit their data to them.
OFSTED is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are responsible for inspecting and regulating schools, pre-schools, nurseries, and any services caring for children and young people, as well as those providing education and skills for learners of all ages. A list of Bloxham Primary School's recent inspection reports can be found here.
Our aim is for every member of our school community to reach their potential through:
- Excellence in Teaching and Learning
- Engagement in a varied and inspiring curriculum
- Enjoyment and Achievement
- Extending partnerships to families and the wider community
- Encouraging each other
The School was allocated £19,640 in the 2018–2019 academic year, and we spent £21,734.63. Details of how the money was spent are in the attached report.
The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011 and is given to schools to help them work with pupils who have been registered for free school meals at any point in the last six years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’).
Schools also receive money for children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months, and children of service personnel.
You can read our most recent Pupil Premium report here.
This policy outlines the circumstances under which the school will provide remote education, and provides a framework under which that provision will be delivered.
As an example, it outlines the March 2020 lockdown use-case.
This information is intended to provide clarity and transparency for pupils and parents/carers about what to expect from remote education if local restrictions require entire cohorts (or bubbles) to remain at home.
For details of what to expect where individual pupils are self-isolating, please see the final section of this page.
At Bloxham Primary, the effective safeguarding of children is our highest priority and the most valuable asset in fulfilling our legal obligation to keep children safe. We endeavour at all times to maintain a culture of 'it could happen here'. Staff and governors work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Staff also work with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements exist to identify, and support, those children who are suffering harm or are likely to suffer harm.
This is the annual report to the Governing Body on implementation of the school's SEND Policy and Disability Equality Scheme. It includes progress of pupils with SEN, budget allocations, staff responsible for SEND, involvement of parents and carers and discussion of the implications of the SEN legislation that became law in 2014.
Below is a list of pages detailing how we teach various subects. We are still organising this for the website so please bear with us while we tidy it up! As well as documents on teaching, you will also find information on how we go about target setting, how we feedback to the children on their work, plus how we mark their work, and the yearly maps of the curriculum - what the children will be taught, and when.
If you would like any further information about the curriculum please ask your child's teacher in the first instance or alternatively the school office.