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Our Vision and Values

 

To be a vibrant, forward-thinking school committed to the fulfilment of each pupil through personal achievement, preparation and motivation for future development.
To be alive to the Christian, family and Community values which are part of its heritage.

Admissions

 

Essex County Council is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Essex. This means that the council sets the oversubscription criteria and makes the decisions as to which pupils are admitted to St. Margaret's.

 

Application information and a comprehensive list of the determined arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools can be found at the link below.

 

St. Margaret's in the Halstead Gazette for Outstanding Leadership and Good Ofsted Report

St. Margaret's in the press for best progress in 2015 in the Halstead Area

Ofsted Reports

 

Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports, and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables. 

Ofsted Parent View

 

Ofsted set up Parent View as an online service for parents to share and view information about their child’s school.

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects – from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. Covering over 22,000 schools across England, the 12-question survey will help other parents as they make important choices about their child’s education and provide Ofsted with information about schools that will help inform priorities for inspection.

By sharing your views, you’ll be helping St Margaret’s to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said. If you want to, you can view the results for any school in England.

You will need to register with Parent View before you can see any school details.

January 2015 - New Maths Passports

 

What are Maths passports?

We have introduced Maths passports as a personalised way of learning mental math skills. The children are challenged in their own passport that is appropriate for the level they are working at. They progress at their own speed onto the next stage.

Each level takes the children to a new continent. Each continent contains a list of targets taken from the National Curriculum.

 

Packing our suitcases

Stage 1 – Europe

Stage 2 – Asia

Stage 3 – Africa

Stage 4 – Australasia

Stage 5 – Antarctica

Stage 6 – South America

Stage 7 – North America

Stage 8 – Globetrotters
 

Passport Process:

1.  The passport targets are incorporated into the oral mental starters daily.

2.  Children are assessed on these targets weekly by completing a task.

3.  Three dates next to a target indicate that the target has been achieved.

4.  Children continue to practice and be assessed on the remaining targets until all of the targets for a continent have been achieved. They receive a stamp in their passport for this achievement. They then move on to the next continent and a new set of targets.

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Information Report

Schools are now required to set out and publish a ‘local offer’.  This explains how they will work with parents, local schools and colleges, as well as other services such as Health and Wellbeing Boards. This will encourage a more joined-up process when delivering services for children with Special Educational Needs. It will also make the system less stressful for families by giving parents more information about the services and expertise available locally, and increasing their choice.

 

Below are the documents that will explain this in full.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the School.

Essex Specialist Teaching and Pre-school Service used St. Margaret's as an example of good practice on the Essex Local Offer.

See the link below to read all about it.

 

Pupil Premium

 

Please read the information below which gives details of our Pupil Premium Funding and how we allocate the monies.

Term Time Absences

 

Please also see our latest information with regards to taking your children out of school in term time here.

Links to Policies

 

You can find our current policies below.  Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Paget our School Business Manager.

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