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  • Plumcroft's Fantastic Fundraising Achievements

    Published 17/12/18

    The children have recently taken part in some great fundraising activities.

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  • September 2017 - Read our great Ofsted Report

    Published 17/12/18

    ”This school continues to be good.

     

    The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Leaders and governors know the school well and share a desire for it to make a positive impact on the life of pupils. You and your team have built a strong community that encompasses staff, parents and the wider locality.

     

    At the heart of the school’s work is your drive to ensure that all pupils, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, succeed academically. Governors, leaders and staff share your high aspirations. This drive is matched by leaders’ ambition to widen pupils’ access to enrichment opportunities in music, dance, art and sport. This is done through a broad and balanced curriculum and strengthened by links with local colleges and arts organisations. Leaders plan the curriculum carefully taking into account the needs and interests of the pupils. Pupils are happy to come to school and value the varied opportunities that they get……

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  • How do we assess progress and attainment at Plumcroft?

    Published 17/10/18

    There is now a new National Curriculum and the old levels are gone, so Plumcroft has determined our own way of assessing progress and attainment.  Find out how.

    Levels (eg. 2B, 3C, 4B, 5A) were removed 12 months ago in September 2015 and all schools were expected to determine their own way of assessing progress and attainment. National SATs still happen at the end of Year 2 (Key Stage 1) and at the end of Year 6 (Key Stage 2), these assessed the new national curriculum for the first time in 2015/16.

    At Plumcroft we completed a detailed due diligence process and in January 2015 we decided to implement the Renaissance Learning assessment systems known as STAR Reading and STAR Maths. These assessments are used by over 816,000 children in UK schools and so we have a massive national sample group against which to compare our performance in every year group from Year 2 to Year 6.

    The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) mapped all STAR assessments to the new national curriculum. The Renaissance Learning systems are also used worldwide in more than 40,000 schools in over 60 countries. Their core purpose is to “accelerate learning for all children and adults of all ability levels and ethnic and social backgrounds, worldwide.” 

     

     

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