Pupil Premium Awards 2015
Whitgreave Junior School has recently been awarded the sum of £1000, for the achievement of a Pupil Premium Award 2015, by the Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools.
The school has been selected due to the fact that it has been identified as one of the most improved schools in the country, in terms of the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils.
A fantastic achievement!
Whitgreave Junior School is very pleased to announce the recent achievement of the Primary Science Quality Mark. School achieved this award on 30th April 2015, in recognition of the improving provision, practice and performance in respect of the teaching and learning in Science across school. ‘Thank you for sharing all your hard work. Children at your school have a wide variety of experiences linked to their science curriculum and are well motivated in their learning.’ KP Hodgetts – External Assessor
Activemark and Activemark Gold is an accreditation scheme for the primary sector that recognises and rewards a school for its commitment to promoting the benefits of physical activity and offering good physical activity provision. The programme provides schools with a thorough auditing and development tool to help raise the standard of physical activity provision.
Recognising achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of pupils. The benefits go beyond health. Participating schools have also reported reduced incidents of bullying, improved behaviour and improved attendance. Head Teachers have also said that they found the Healthy School’s Programme helpful as a general school improvement tool.
Let’s Get Cooking
School has achieved accreditation in the ‘Lets Get Cooking’ Programme. This Programme supports and encourages parents and carers to further develop their cooking skills, whilst working alongside staff within school and also, their own children. This Programme also supports parental engagement links.
At Whitgreave Junior School, we believe that our partnership with parents is crucial and of paramount importance to the good progress that our children make within school.
As a school, we have worked exceptionally hard to develop an effective relationship with all of our parents and carers, through regular, on-going communication, a number of special events and also through our Parent Workshops and Curriculum Events. Our Parent Surveys clearly demonstrate our positive relationships with parents and carers.
As part of our on-going work on parental engagement, Whitgreave Junior School achieved the ‘Leading Parent Partnership Award’ in the Summer Term 2014.
At Whitgreave, our ‘Eco-Warriors’ meet on a fortnightly basis, to work towards the achievements of various Eco Projects.
Our Warriors plan and deliver activities within the school grounds and also, within the local community, often working with Eco-Council pupils from other local schools.
School has recently been awarded the ‘Silver Eco-Award’ and the Warriors now working towards achieving the Gold Award.
Basic Skills Award – English and Maths
Whitgreave Junior School is very pleased to announce the recent achievement of the Basic Skills Quality Mark.
School achieved this award on 11th March 2015, in recognition of the improving provision, practice and performance in respect of the ‘basic skills’ of Literacy and Numeracy. The Basic Skills Quality Mark is awarded for three years.
‘Congratulations to the whole staff team at Whitgreave School for their daily, excellent teaching of basic skills. The school was very well prepared for the visit. A wide range of up to date evidence had been gathered against each of the Quality Mark standards. The synopsis of developments in each area was particularly useful. The school clearly meets the standards required and the Quality Mark has successfully been awarded.’ Mr Nigel Edge – External Assessor
Investors In People Award – Gold Standard!
Working as part of a team is of paramount importance to all at Whitgreave. All stakeholders, including pupils, parents, staff, The Governing Board and all other partners in education, work very closely together, in order to give our pupils the very best.
Therefore, Whitgreave Junior School is very pleased to announce the recent achievement of the Investors in People Award.
School achieved this award in March 2016, in recognition of all of the work carried out within school to develop and enhance all aspects of teamwork. We are all very proud of this achievement, as Team Whitgreave achieved the GOLD Standard!
‘It was clear that people we spoke to believe Whitgreave Junior School is a great place to work and this is a direct result of ongoing improvements. You have developed a culture that values the contribution of every individual and one in which people are motivated to fulfil their potential.’ IIP External Assessors