On 11th November we welcomed a team from Hamilton Trust for the day. Hamilton Trust provide online lesson planning and resources for all aspects of the National Curriculum and many schools across the UK and abroad regularly download resources from their website. The team came to spend time with our staff and children, enjoying lessons including Early Years maths in our outdoor classroom, topic work across the key stages and maths and literacy. They worked with children in lessons prepared from Hamilton plans to observe how these work in practice and how well they are received by learners. The day ended with a feedback session with all staff, during which we were able to encourage them in their good work and offer them workable suggestions for improvement. The visiting staff from Hamilton found the day very beneficial and were greatly encouraged to see their resources being used effectively for great learning. Our staff also found the collaboration exciting, rewarding and considered it a pleasure to work alongside such a respected and valued organisation.
We are holding Joint Open Mornings every Wednesday in April, May, June and September from 9.30 to 10.30 am (Term time only). No appointment is necessary.
If these slots do not suit you do contact us so that we can make an appointment.
We look forward to seeing you.
Lucy Buckingham & Rob Hazelgrove
Kindergarten Chipping Warden Academy
Schools in the area doing well as league tables are revealed
There was good news for schools across the Daventry district following the publication of the latest government league tables showing the performance of 11-year-olds.
Twenty-five primary schools in the area achieved above the average for Northamptonshire in figures released by the Government.
There was further success for East Haddon Primary School – which was recently rated ‘outstanding’ in an Ofsted report – with 100 per cent of pupils achieving the expected standard of level four and above in writing, reading and maths. All pupils made the expected progress in all three subjects from key stage one to key stage two to again make it one of the top performing schools in the country.
Chipping Warden Primary Academy and Kilsby Primary School also saw 100 per cent of pupils reach level four in the latest exams. Other high ranking schools in the Daventry area include Braunston Primary School with 97 per cent, West Haddon Primary School with 96 per cent and Weedon Primary School with 95 per cent.
The highest ranking school in Daventry was The Grange School, which saw 83 per cent of pupils reach level four.
Bliss Charity School in Nether Heyford, Chipping Warden Primary Academy, Harpole Primary School, Kislingbury Primary School, St Mary’s Primary School in Aston le Walls and Yelvertoft Primary School all saw 100 per cent of pupils make expected progress from key stage one to two in two out of reading, writing or maths. Although Byfield Primary School was listed at the foot of the tables, 100 per cent of pupils still made the expected progress from key stage one to two in writing.
The average score for Northamptonshire is 76 per cent getting to level four, while it increased to 79 per cent nationally.