Archive for July, 2015

Callicroft Primary School celebrates positive Ofsted rating

Posted on Monday 20th July 2015 at 12:12 pm by SH (Editor)

Callicroft Primary School pupils celebrate a 'good' Ofsted report.

Staff and pupils at Patchway’s Callicroft Primary School are celebrating after receiving a positive inspection report from Ofsted.

Ofsted inspectors visited the school at the end of June and awarded an overall rating of ‘good’, with each of the five individual areas reviewed also assessed as ‘good’. This demonstrates the great progress that has been made since the previous Ofsted inspection in June 2013 when the school was rated as ‘requires improvement’.

Inspectors stated: “Teaching has improved since the last inspection and is now effective because pupils receive work that is at the right level for them. Teachers ensure that pupils are aware of what they are going to learn and that they are given clear steps to follow so that they know when they have been successful in their learning. Checks to measure the effectiveness of teaching and learning are rigorous. Consequently, the effectiveness of the school continues to improve.”

The report also praised the school’s leadership and management, saying: “Senior leaders have a clear vision for school improvement and a drive to achieve the best outcomes for pupils.”

Headteacher Nicola Antwis said:

“This report is great recognition of the dedication of our staff, the vision of our governors and leaders and the commitment of pupils, parents and carers. We are immensely proud of the report and see a bright future for the school and every pupil.”

More: Governing body has played a vital part in school improvement »

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Schools’ aerospace art hunt takes flight

Posted on Saturday 18th July 2015 at 11:12 am by SH (Editor)

Pupils at Wheatfield Primary School in Bradley Stoke take part in a workshop about flight, as part of the Great Aero Art Hunt project.

More than 60 sculptures inspired by the local aerospace industry have gone on display at locations across north and central Bristol today (18th July), marking the culmination of an exciting schools and community project for the Patchway, Bradley Stoke, Filton and surrounding areas

Patchway Community College has been working with My Future My Choice, professional artist Matthew Jeanes and the Bristol Aerospace Centre to deliver an exciting project to nine primary schools about the local aerospace industry, exploring its vast history and discovering how it could be a part of their future.

This project has engaged more than 3,000 pupils, giving them the opportunity to work with 35 business and 35 industry volunteers along with 12 volunteers from the Bristol Aerospace Centre and a professional artist to create a large number of sculptures inspired by the aerospace industry and decorated in a variety of themes.

The Great Aero Art Hunt runs from Saturday 18th July to Monday 31st August 2015, with 63 sculptures in 25 locations including local libraries, schools and local sports centres as well as Starbucks Aztec West, Asda Patchway, Specsavers Bradley Stoke, The Mall Cribbs Causeway and the Royal West of England Academy.

Parents, pupils and the public will be able to hunt for the globe-like sculptures, collect the hidden registration numbers and log them in their art hunt booklets.

The project was made possible through generous sponsorship from businesses including Rolls Royce, Atkins, Bailey Caravans, The Mall Cribbs Causeway, Explore Learning, Asda Patchway, Randstad Education, CJ Hole Bradley Stoke, Taylors Bradley Stoke, Ocean Bradley Stoke, ASDAN, Smurfit Kappa, Bovis Homes, Starbucks Aztec West, Folio, Specsavers Bradley Stoke, Quartet Community Foundation and HP.

More: Where to pick up your free art hunt booklet »

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