Welcome to Cold Aston C of E Primary School's website. Please find below important documents and information about our school: Including class structure and organisation, our key developments this year, latest Ofsted and SIAMS reports and policies.
Class Structure We are a three class funded school but we run on a four class structure. The governors and headteacher believe this is the best use of resources having a greater number of qualified teaching staff on site and providing the children with smaller more personalised teaching groups. Our teaching assistants Mrs. Beckley, Mrs Coleman and Mrs. Bester are not class based, they work where the needs of the children are best supported. We are unbelievably lucky with the amount of volunteer support we have from the community, governors and parents. This means that each class often has a willing volunteer there as support.
If you are intersted in sparing some of your free time to help in school, then please do contact the school for details. We do of course need to undertake the appropriate safeguarding checks for anyone wishing to help.
Reception is taught by Miss Hewitt. Mrs Coleman, one of our teaching assistants supports the class at different points during the week. We try very hard to keep Reception as a single year group class as we believe it helps our children to settle and have a strong foundation to the start of their school life.
Class Two: Years One and Two are taught by Miss Walker and Mrs McCombie. Class Two have full time support from our teaching assistants when there is only one teacher in. Our teaching assistants work with small groups and deliver one to one interventions in which they have been trained.
Year Three and four are taught by Mrs Pryor and Mrs Mason. Mrs Bester, one of our teaching assistants spends some time in Class Three during the week to support with small groups and one to one interventions.
Years Five and Six are taught by Mrs Caselin and Mrs Gaden. Mrs Bester and Mrs Beckley, our teaching assistants, support Class Four at different times during the week.
Children have the choice to bring a packed lunch or order a hot school lunch which is cooked freshly on site every day. Our catering company is the county contractor Caterlink.
Our Key School Developments 2015-2016
Key Target 1:To continue to embed the New National Curriculum and assessment without levels:
- Teachers will have taught the full content of the national curriculum having started the implementation in September 2014
- New resources purchased where necessary to support the new curriculum
- Teachers to work with the High Five Partnership to develop their knowledge and understanding of the New Curriculum
- Our assessment tracker 'Insight tracker' to be converted to Age Related Expectations (ARE) assessment and teachers knowledge developed around this
- Teachers confidently assessing children against ARE
Key Target 2: To continue to develop our new subject leaders by:
Key Target 3: To investigate and begin a before and after school club:
- developing the teachers knowledge and understanding within their subject roles
- continue with the good practice of regular work scrutiny (looking at children's books) with feedback to the headteacher
- core subject leaders invited to governors to report on their subjects
- English and maths coordinators to take more of a lead on analysing their data across the whole school
- subject leaders to feel confident in using the terminology and assessment of Age Related Expectations (ARE)
- Establish a breakfast club to be in place for five days a week
- Establish an after school club to be in place Monday – Thursday
- Have regular attendance at both
- Make the club an enjoyable, safe, fun experience for the children
- To ensure that the club becomes self-financing and sustainable for the future