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.
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.
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
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
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.
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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