Barrow CE Primary School


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Barrow CE Primary School

  1. 1. Barrow CE Primary School
  2. 2. Raising standards across the school. South Africa Visit Barrow CE Primary School Andy Ramsden
  3. 3. A bit about me! <ul><li>My fourth year at Barrow as Headteacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Deputy Head for seven years in a city school with 220 pupils did secondment to school for two terms as Acting Head teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics and P.E coordinator at another school in Chester 440 pupils promoted internally too KS2 coordinator. </li></ul><ul><li>Three years as teacher in a very challenging school in Crewe. </li></ul><ul><li>B.Ed Hons. Degree in Sports Science Chester College affiliated to Liverpool University. </li></ul>
  4. 4. My school <ul><li>Number of children on roll: 63 ( 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>The School </li></ul><ul><li>Our school is situated in Barrow in rural Cheshire, five miles from the city of Chester. The school has a long history dating back to Victorian time’s in1865. It still retains its unique character and is a focal point of the village and our vibrant community. When it was first opened, there were only two rooms and a school house for the headteacher. The modern day school consists of five main teaching areas all with interactive whiteboards. One of these areas is designed for Early Years, with access to a large secure area for the children. This has a canopy over it so it can be used whatever the weather. There is wireless internet throughout the school and we have a suite of laptops, connected to a server. The school house now contains the administration and head teachers office, a fully refurbished kitchen, staff room and an activities room which is used for music and special needs. </li></ul><ul><li>The schools grounds are superb and surrounded by fields. There is a large playground and an extended playing field for the children to use at break times and for sporting activities. The school has its own pond, superbly maintained gardens, orchard and 'wildlife' area where the children can further their environmental studies or sit and relax during pleasant summer days. We have a dedicated and hardworking green team and we won the Chester schools in bloom competition this year. We also have a large decking area which is used as an outdoor classroom and somewhere for parents to wait for their children. Pictures of the school are available on the website in the gallery. </li></ul><ul><li>The most unique and special thing about our school is the strong Christian ethos and family atmosphere that permeates throughout the school. This is reflected in the polite and well mannered children and their caring and considerate attitude towards each other and to every one who is part of our team. </li></ul>
  5. 12. How well are we doing ? Attainment progress, quality of learning. <ul><li>Summer term analysis of data. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at tracking system across year. </li></ul><ul><li>Any cohorts of children who are not performing? </li></ul><ul><li>Any subject area? </li></ul><ul><li>Review SEN provision as a result of this. </li></ul><ul><li>Review teaching assistant provision. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at lesson observations, monitoring. </li></ul><ul><li>Autumn term Raise on Line document. </li></ul>
  6. 13. Monitoring- what do we monitor? <ul><li>Children’s work (book scrutiny) </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s responses </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment, tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching and learning </li></ul>