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Learning for Life
There is a lot to think about before your child starts school - whether they are joining Reception in September or are joining us mid way through the school year. As a Local Authority school, we follow the BANES admissions policy, and you can find the admissions criteria here.
You can view the DFE performance tables for our school here
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
At Paulton Infant School our values are reinforced regularly Please click here to read how we do this at Paulton Infant School.
At Paulton Infant School, children's learning is at the heart of all we do; be this academic, social or emotional. We have devised an exciting, fun and engaging two year rolling plan in order to ensure that regardless of class structure the children will be engaged with learning that meets their specific age and stage of learning. As a Local Authority School, we provide education in line with DfE requirements.
For EYFS (The Reception Classes) this will organised into three prime and four specific areas of learning.
Communication and Language
Personal, social and emotional development
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
For Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2 classes), the National Curriculum applies to all children of compulsory school age. This consists of core subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing and Religious Education as well as foundation subjects including History, Geography, Art, DT, Music, PSHE and PE. These are all taught regularly through a skills-based thematic approach.
We support each child to see themselves as pivotal to the learning process by teaching them all about Gem Power and how to develop this.
We are currently reviewing our Curriculum provision so watch this space!
Complaints Procedure Statement
Review Date: March 2020
Senior Member of Staff Responsible: Mrs Julie Hogan (Headteacher)
Required Level of Approval: FGB to delegate
Governors Responsible: Finance and Personnel committee
Ratified by the Governing Body: March 2018
This procedure and our school policy was produced from the B&NES Model Complaints Policy
Paulton Infant School will always aim to work in partnership with parents in the best interests of the children. Any complaint will be given careful consideration and will be dealt with fairly.
We will provide sufficient opportunity for any complaint to be fully discussed, and aim to resolve it through open dialogue and mutual understanding. Our policy supports this, as well as providing a formal structure where this may become necessary.
Please click here to download a full copy of our current policy.
The Equality Act 2010 was introduced to ensure protection from discrimination, harrassment and victimisation on the grounds of specific characteristics (pretected characteristics). The Act defines protected charecteristics as follows:
religion or belief
pregnancy or maternity
marriage and civil partnership
These protected characteristics apply to pupils, prospective pupils, staff, prospective staff or anybody they are associated with, with the exception of 'age, 'marriage and civil partnership' which do not apply to pupils and prospective pupils.
The Act requires all public organisations, including schools to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty:
Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harrassment and victimisation
Advance equality of opportunity between different groups
Foster good relations between different groups
Please click the links below to read our polices.
Children, their needs and interests, are at the heart of school communities. Whilst there are features in education provision and school buildings which are common to all schools, individual establishments have a unique nature. This uniqueness is to be found in the people – children and adults – who work there and in the care and respect they show each other, in their attitude to the tasks they perform and what they see as valuable. The actions and attitudes of each member of the community – child and adult – affect the quality of life within the school, the achievement of its aims and the effectiveness of its work.
At Paulton Infant School we offer each child a broad education, developing individual skills and talents so that every child may achieve the best of which he or she is capable. At the same time, we try to give the children a strong and clear sense of their own worth. We aim to create a positive climate, which allows everyone within the school to celebrate the success of others and themselves, whilst providing caring support when needed. Children are expected, however young, to take the degree of responsibility appropriate to his/her stage of maturity, for him/herself, for others and for their environment. Within this framework we aim :-
To keep children’s learning at the heart of our thoughts and actions.
To provide the opportunity for all our children to achieve academic excellence within a broad and balanced curriculum.
To create an ethos which nurtures self-belief, independence and a sense of respect for others.
To ensure that our schools are a happy, safe, supportive and secure place in which to learn.
To create a stimulating learning environment.
To develop strong and productive partnerships with parents and the wider school community.
To have high expectations in all areas of school life.
To prepare children for the future.
Ethos and Values
Please see our information as to how we use and store your data:
Please click here to read our most up to date OFSTED report.
The Pupil Premium is an allocation of money given to the school each year by Central Government to narrow attainment gaps between pupils from disadvantaged families and their peers. You can view our Review of Pupil Premium 2017 - 2018 to explain how we have used this money and look at the impact of the strategies we use to support our most vulnerable children.
We use this funding for two main purposes:
To increase progress
To ensure all children are ready to learn. This may involve more pastoral approaches such as strategies to improve positive mental health and reduce anxieties.
Sometimes children at Paulton Infant School may need extra help with their learning or an adjustment to their learning environment and or resources. Please look at our SEN policy to see how we support children at Paulton Infant School and also how the Norton Radstock schools have worked together to create a 'Norton Radstock SEN Local Offer'.