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Alice in Wonderland.
Alice in Wonderland.

Governor Questionnaire, June 2014

In the summer the Governors sent out their annual questionnaire asking parents and carers for their views about the school. Thank you to everyone who responded. Here is a report on the replies received. A new questionnaire will be sent out to parents early in term 6.

"I am so impressed by the care and thoughtfulness of the teachers of the school and their knowledge and sensitivity towards our children. They have got to know them well, encouraged them and have dealt with any issues quickly and with great thought."

Parent, Governor survey, March 2014.

SIAMS Inspection

We had our church school inspection, formally called the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) on Monday 7 March. This went well and the positive report is below. The inspector, Robin Sharples, spent a lot of the day observing and talking to children. He was very impressed with them, as detailed in the report. Thank you to the governors, staff, parents and children who contributed to the day through clearly articulating what we really care about.

Arts award discovery

During autumn 2014 our Key Stage 2 Art club were involved in an inspiring art and science collaboration with the Museum of the History of Science to gain Discover Arts Award.

Please visit their website to read more about this project:

Museum of the History of Science website.

Pupils Voice

Our Governors spoke to two groups of children from KS1 and KS2 about what they like about our school, What they would wish for and how they sort out problems.

Schools Open Day at Lord's Cricket Ground

We were fortunate to be chosen to visit Lord's Cricket Ground on 20th May for the MCC Spirit of Cricket open day. Gareth Keymer, our PE Coordinator, took 30 children who all experienced a fabulous day playing cricket on the hallowed turf.

Lord's Cricket Ground

Our Chess team.
Our Chess team.

Chess Team

Eight children attended the London Chess Classic, an inter-schools tournament at Olympia in London, on Friday 11 December. They met Grand Masters and were given some chess coaching. They played a number of matches against children from other schools and were awarded a trophy for coming third overall. Congratulations.

Winning Poem

In March 2017, Oxfordshire Science Festival asked young people to write a short poem on any topic of science, using any style. We had over 400 entries ranging from limericks and rap to haiku, acrostic poems and poems based on a shape.

Kathi Viehhauser, Year 4, was the overall winner of this competition with her poem called, Metamorphosis. Kathi's prize is for her class to have a science workshop at school and a visit to the Harwell Science Campus, a world famous centre of innovation and research. Well done Kathi.

Mosaic project

For our large courtyard at Meadow Lane the children designed a mosaic based on our beautiful natural enviroment. Jo Acty was our mosaic artist in residence and she also ran 2 mosaic workshops for parents and children at Meadow Lane.

Mosaic project pictures

Ofsted judgement – "This is a good school"

28th February 2014. Delighted to announce – after our recent Ofsted visit at the end of last term, we have been graded "Good" across all areas of the inspection framework. The report notes that the pupils “have made significantly better progress in reading, writing and mathematics than all pupils nationally”.

Newsletters

School Council

Our KS1 & KS2 School Councils play an important role in everyday school life. They meet every term to discuss issues which can improve parts of the school.

School Council

PTA Newsletter

For news about activities and events organised by the Parent Teacher Association, have a look at the PTA Newsletter page.

Noticeboard

Another page – Noticeboard – shows events coming up and dates for your diary.

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