A very warm welcome to the St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School website.
All enquiries: School Office: Mrs castro / Mrs Saunders
Visit main entrance at Dane Park Road CT11 7LS
Headteacher: Mr John Letts
Address:- St. Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School
Dane Park Road
Kent CT14 7LS
Telephone: 01843 585555
Breakfast Club 8am to 8:45am
Playgrounds supervised from 8:45am
School Starts at 8:55am
Morning Break 10:45 to 11am
Lunch 12 to 12:55pm
Afternoon Break 2 to 2:15pm
Home Time 3:15pm
After School Clubs 3:15 to 4:15pm
Playgrounds supervised to 3:25pm
please be aware that a new special needs code of practice will come into place from september 2014. all special needs information on this website will be updated shortly.
Please speak to Mrs Rebecca Borrough (special educational needs leader) if you have any concerns.
St. ethelbert's attends Kent Catholic Schools Partnership Mass in Aylesford on Thursday 10th july
The school council make a cream tea for the local parishioners Wednesday 9th july
Corpus Christi Procession
Year 5 visit St. Augustine's Abbey to learn about Augustus Pugin
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY TRIP
All the four junior classes had a tour of London and a visit to The Natioanal Portrait Gallery.
Each class had their own guided workshop from an expert as well as time to look around. The children saw The Tower of London, The Shard, The Houses of Parliament, The Walkie-Talkie, The Gerkhin, The Monument, Pudding Lane, Cleopatra's Needle, The London Eye and drove over Tower Bridge.... and lots more.
Congratulations to all the staff and governors at St. ethelbert's catholic primary school for attaining kent safe schools anti-bullying accreditation.
This is valid for three years until september 2016.
Congratulations to all the staff and governors at St. ethelbert's catholic primary school for attaining their third quality mark status.
This is valid for the next three years - until June 2016.
21 June 2013
Dear Parents of St. Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School,
I am delighted that your child’s school has recently been awarded a Basic Skills Primary Quality Mark Award for the third time.
This national accreditation is awarded to schools which meet the Quality Mark Standard and will last for three years, after which a renewal assessment is required.
The Basic Skills Quality Mark promotes, supports and celebrates progress and improvements made by a school in English and Mathematics. Without these ‘basic skills’ of good communication, literacy and mathematical skills, individuals are disadvantaged throughout their lives – as learners, in the workplace and as parents, consumers and citizens and so they form the ‘bedrock’ of a good education.
To achieve a Quality Mark schools have to undergo an assessment, carried out by an external accredited assessor, against the 10 ‘Elements’ of the Quality Mark framework. These cover key aspects of the school’s improvement agenda, including the identification and analysis of the school’s needs; strategic planning; target setting for improvement; intervention and support for pupils under-achieving or under-attaining; provision of quality in both teaching and in resources; staff development; and active engagement with families. Effective monitoring and evaluation are also required - particularly to achieve renewal when continuing development by the school and evidence of impact of actions must be demonstrated.
I hope you will share in the pride of the school and its pupils in achieving this award. Our logo with three ticks can now appear on the school’s letterhead.
National Director, Quality Mark Programme
School Mission Statement
In the light of this Christian vision of faith and the message of the Gospels taught by the Catholic Church, St. Ethelbert’s School aims are:
The school is a Faith Community based on Gospel values where all people are seen in God’s image and loved by God.
The school encourages all pupils and staff to be helped to develop as whole people in body, mind and spirit, nurturing talents to reach their full potential.
That everyone is valued and respected as a unique, special and gifted individual.
That we try to treat each other as we would like others to treat us.
That we aim to be a happy school, an inclusive school, with everyone working as a team – Staff, Children and Parents.
That we endeavour to be an influence for good in the wider community.
See Extended School Weblinks - under NEWS
The online educational game "HANDS ONLY CPR". The Play this CPR game and publishing info are available at:
Link to Kent County Council Admissions http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/primary-school-places
Most recent Ofsted Report
Key Stage 2 Results for 2014
37% special educational needs:
77% made Level 4+ in both Reading ,Writing and Maths
96% made expected progress or above in Maths - National Average is 89%
93% made expected progress or above in Reading - National Average is 91%
93% made expected progress or above in Writing - National Average is 93%
52% made three levels progress in Maths
37% made three levels progress in Reading
33% made three levels progress in Writing
27% made Level 5+ in Reading, Writing and Maths.
53% made Level 5 in Reading
87% made Level 4 or more in Reading
27% made Level 5 in Writing
83% made Level 4 or more in Writing
3% made Level 6 in Spelling & Grammar
56% made Level 5 in Spelling & Grammar
73% made Level 4 or more in Spelling & Grammar
17% made Level 6 in Maths
47% made Level 5 in Maths
83% made Level 4 or more in Maths
The school follows the National Curriculum and uses a wide variety of reading and phonics schemes
Link to DfE School Performance Website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/
Policies - see our policy link - top left
PUPIL PREMIUM -
This is raised by the number of children who are eligable for free school meals - even if they do not wish to take this up and stay with a packed lunch.
Pupil premium for April 2013 to March 2014 is at £36,214 and will be used to provide extra support for Free School Meal pupils through class teacher support, individual / small group short programmes with teaching assistants. The school measures attainment in reading, maths and writing at the end of every term (6 times a year!) and so interventions vary accordingly.
Pupil premium makes a specific impact on more of our school's pupils achieving Level 4s at the end of year 6, who would normally get a Level 3 at best. This enhances their life chances at Secondary school and further education.
To date the money has made an impact in all classes from Reception to Year 6 where pupils are below the national average.
The money has been spent on:
- teaching assistant support in class for SEN groups - reading, phonics, writing and maths - every day - all morning
- one-to-one support
- after school Nessie computer sessions
- Toe-to-Toe phonics individual support
- support of residential
- support of payable after school clubs
- specialist teacher release to boost pupils
- Better Reading Partnership teaching assistant intervention
- homework club
- lunchtime Nessie Club
- Early years intervention - especially English language intervention for pupils that do not speak English
- phonic support for Year 1
- purchase of Beanstalk reading volunteers
- purchase of MyMathsCo home computer programme
- specific support of Year 2 and Year 6 underachievers
All pupils have made progress and this impacts their well-being and attainment in the school.
Poor readers move up at least one colour reading band in just 5 weeks.
Poor mathematicans obtain more learning objectives.
Poor spellers tend to make rapid progress with our Nessie programme and we note the older the child is the more progress they make. This multi-strategy programme supports pupils weak in phonics and pupils who have 'dyslexic' type problems.
Impact is assessed by the six end of term assessments and written reports to the headteacher.
If you are eligable for Free School Meals please see Mrs Gregory, Mrs Butchard-Thursten, Mr Letts or the School Office with complete confidentiality - as this raises the funds to maximise your child's and our pupils' success.
St. ethelbert's catholic primary school is thinking of applying to become part of the southwark diocese multi academy trust
See Parents' Letter Academy Parents Letter 22-1- 2013
The school is following the new National Curriculum and teaches all the Early Years Foundation Curriculum and from Years 1 to 6 teaches Art & Design, Computing, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, Science, Religious Education - including elemnets of PSHE and Citizenship, French in Years 3 to 6, as well as English and Maths. Sex and Relationships Education is explicitly taught in Years 5 and 6.
The school seeks to enrich the curriulum by working closely with other schools, outside agencies, visitors and the local, national and international community.
The school uses a wide variety of reading and phonic schemmes as different approaches suit different children.
P.E. Funding 2013 - 2014
The budget of £5432 is to be spent on the following:-
Thanet Superpassport to access iner school sports and teacher training - this means better quality teaching of PE and more opportunities and support in PE, not just for juniors, but also infants.
Achieve Sports Kite Mark 2014 - this will lead to a more complete and exciting curriulum.
Training for the new PE National Curriculum to be in place in September 2014 - this will help the senior management and governors to introduce an exciting curriulum to take the school into the next 10 years!
Sport coach funding to attend more and different inter school sports competitions and events - this is already helping more children to attend more out of hours sports and to be competitive in new and different sports.
Achieve Young Leader Award - this takes place in Term 6 and supports Year 6 in preparing for secondary education. The governors also plan to roll it down to Year 5 to enable these pupoils to support the school at playtimes and breaktimes by leading activities and being responsible for equipment.
Fund 'The Outdoor Classroom' play resources - thhe new playtime resources are already impacting on new fun games and busier and healthier children.
New sports kits - this has helped the self-esteem of all pupils who represent the school in teams - both 'Home' and 'Away'.
An after-school 'Change 4 Life Club' - to be in place for Term 6 2014.
Sports personality award medals - this has been happening for over 5 years and this upkeeps the medals that pupils receive.
Swimming lessons for the whole class rather than just those pupils that cannot swim 25 metres. This was requested by our school council and the second tranch of the PE Funding will be used to support all of a class going to Ramsgate Leisure Centre and paying for a swimming coach.
Improve Sports Day experience for pupils and their families - archery has been booked for one of the 'round robin' events for the juniors .........more to follow!
Agreed by the school governors in November 2013. This will impact on the school pupils' behaviour, enjoyment, leadership skills and personal fitness and well-being in all classes.
EQUALITY OBJECTIVES FOR 2014
Reduce pupils’ perception of bullying from 18% to 8%.
Increase attendance in the free after school clubs by 10%.
Increase parents attendance at school council by 25%.
SUCCESS OF Special Educational Needs POLICY
This is difficult to feedback on as classes can vary between 6% SEN and nearly 60%!
This school is in the highest 20% of all schools in England for the number of SEN pupils.
Year 1 phonics achieved 77% when the national average is 69%.
Year 2 was above the national average for SEN for reading and mathematics, but below for writing. This class has a significant number of SEN pupils.
Year 6 results were excellent, but the class had very few SEN pupils.
Data will be different for our present Year 6 class which has a significant number of SEN pupils and three statements.
DISABILITY REPORT TO PARENTS
The 'ethos'of the school is to support all forms of disability. We have had children with 'movement' disabilities and have checked on the well-being with both children, parents and specialist support. The governors are dedicated to being as inclusive as it is possible to be without creating a risk to health and safety. We have 'Good to Be Different' talks to pupils and have had a wheelchair bound volunteer reader for many years.
The school was built over 86 years ago and is not particularly wheelchair friendly due to stairs and different levelled areas.
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