Trent Vale is a GOOD school which is OUTSTANDING for personal development, behaviour and welfare.
This term all of the children in school will be using high quality texts to support them in their learning . I’m certain that these carefully selected books will engage all of the children and will give a clear direction to their learning allowing them to make good progress in all areas of the curriculum.
Last academic year the children all made very good progress with their reading and this is due to the fantastic support you give at home in encouraging your child to follow the Homework Policy and read at home at least 4 times a week and in joining your child for Reading Morning every Tuesday. They also made very good progress with their writing and maths along will all of the other curriculum areas studied in school.
We are currently learning about good learning behaviour from our ‘Good Learning Team’. The team comprises of eight Disney characters and each one represents a different learning behaviour. The children have explored these behaviours so they know exactly what each one looks like if you are doing it properly. The characters and their learning behaviour are as follows:-
- Mickey Mouse – ‘be curious’
- Minnie Mouse – ‘concentrate’
- Woody – ‘don’t give up’
- Jessie – ‘be co-operative’
- Tigger – ‘enjoy learning’
- Eeyore – ‘have a go’
- Winnie the Pooh – ‘keep improving’
- Piglet – ‘use your imagination’
Our School Motto which underpins all of this work is ‘Helping each other towards excellence in all that we do’.
The school is federated with Beeston Rylands Junior School in order to provide a primary school experience for the children in our community. I will be working very closely with children, staff and governors to develop a continuum of education from 3-11 years; an education that encourages every child to reach their potential both academically and socially while at the same time enjoying their learning. Additionally we have also joined the George Spencer Teaching School Alliance to enhance our professional development we offer to staff and extend the number of schools we are working with.
School Improvement Priorities for 2020
Ensure that staff and pupil well-being has a high priority in school development planning and that the new guidance on sex and relationships education is successfully implemented.
To firmly embed the ongoing focus on improving the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils so that differences between the achievement of these pupils and their peers are diminished further, particularly in writing but also reading and maths.
Consistently provide life experiences, particularly for disadvantaged pupils, to enhance their cultural capital and life chances
- To further improve the quality of teaching and learning
- Make better use of the outdoor learning environment in the early years, so that it is equally effective in promoting pupils’ learning and development as the indoor provision.
- Evaluate and develop the quality of Computing education
- To further develop and secure the leadership of the schools
- To federate the two schools so they have one governing body
- To further develop subject leadership by developing a well-planned curriculum which supports children to build and apply their knowledge and skills within a structured and progressive framework. Ensure there is a progression of skills and knowledge for each subject