Thank you to all those who attended the meeting yesterday, minutes to follow. It is still not too late to join and support the school through organising events for children and families and fundraising. Lots of good ideas were generated yesterday that will benefit the children and continue to strengthen our community. The PTFA is open to all parents and carers and is a great place to meet and become part of an essential team in the school. If you missed yesterday’s meeting please see Mr Smith for further details of how you can be involved.
It’s official: Disadvantaged Pupils do better at Bevington.
Pupils at Bevington entitled to the Pupil Premium achieved the third highest end of Key Stage Two result in the whole borough. 88% of Pupil Premium pupils achieved the combined standard in Reading, Writing and Maths compared to the borough average of 60%.
On Tuesday all the tri- borough schools sent over their PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) coordinators to Bevington to meet and discuss new ways we can all support the children in our schools in being happier, healthier and to achieve all their goals. There was a lot of discussion about keeping children safe and about the emotional well being of all our children. If you are interested in finding out more about what we do in school please see Mr Collett for more details.
Congratulations to all the parents who took part in last year’s Strengthening Families Parenting programme at school. They worked through 10 weeks of different sessions dealing with all kinds of issues we all face in day to day parenting. All participants felt the course was beneficial and that they had used the strategies since. We are happy to run the sessions again if parents would be interested. Please see the school office for more details.
Lots of parents attended our Intervention workshop in school this morning. We are in the process of updating our offer for all pupils and wanted to explain to parents what that would entail and get feedback from them. We will be reviewing the process as we go along to ensure that it best meets the needs of the children. Please see the attached presentation for further details or make an appointment with Mrs Flynn if you would like to discuss tis further.
The children in Key Stage 2 have been practising their programming skills in school this week by making robot bugs follow their commands.
They learnt all about the sequences and instructions they had to code to make their bugs go where they needed successfully. They will be able to use these skills again to work on different and more complicated programs further up the school.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Harvest Assembly on Thursday. We learnt a lot about where food comes from and how we can help others who haven’t got enough to eat. We are now collecting donations for the Food Bank. Please leave yours in the reception area and thank you for your generosity.
On Wednesday 28th all of the staff from 5 local schools came together at Bevington for some training on maths assessment and progression. The work is part of a project we are taking part in that will ensure our judgments about pupil progress and outcomes in maths are common across all local schools. We were joined by David Cook, who is a maths adviser in a neighbouring local authority, who introduced us to a set of really useful assessment tools that all our partner schools will now use in maths.
We have been voting for a new Head Boy and Girl over the last few weeks and today the results were announced to the whole school. They are Jouad and Calise in Year 6. Both children gave excellent speeches and passed their interviews with flying colours. They will be helping to make decisions around the school and working closely with the School Council. We also have 10 practically perfect new prefects and they are; Zainab, Aya, Beebie, Noor, Manaal, Omar, Ibrahim, Zach, Jamal and Talib. Congratulations to all these children who always show the best of Bevington!
We are running a wellbeing workshop on the 22nd September at 9.00 am in school. The session will be led by our colleagues from Parkside and will cover topics like stress and low mood with practical ideas and strategies about how to manage these. Previous participants how found these sessions very useful and feedback (see below) has been very positive.
“I have never spoken openly about how things are inside for me, but by opening up on here I feel like a massive burden has been lifted. Friends in Need takes away that worry that you don’t belong. Here you always do”