It’s been another very successful year at Filton Avenue Primary School, in spite of some of the comments in our Ofsted report, as we continue to make year on year improvements to outcomes since the merger of the schools in September 2015. As you will see from the data below we have made accelerated and sustained improvements to our Key Stage 2 outcomes; Key Stage 1 outcomes are improving too; Phonics Screening Check outcomes remain the same as last year; our end of EYFS outcomes show our pupils achieving their highest ever Good Level of Development (GLD). As you can also see, all our outcomes compare favourably with local authority (LA) and national averages. We won’t, however, be resting on our laurels, as we continue to strive to improve outcomes further next year.
From 3 pm on Wednesday 18th July a practice nurse from Horfield Health Centre will be in the Lockleaze Road playground to provide information about Measles and the MMR vaccine.
We will support parents and carers who wish their child/ren to take part in the vaccination programme being run by the Health Centre.
Order you school uniform before the 5th August to make sure you receive it in time for the new term.
Its always a good idea order any new uniform that you are going to need for September in good time, as school uniform suppliers are very busy over the summer and delivery can take longer than usual. Our school uniform is supplied by ‘Initially Yours’ who have introduced a cut off date of 5th August for delivery for the new term.
You can order uniform direct from our supplier by following the link below. If you do not have access to the internet please ask School Office for help. Details of our school uniform can be found on the School Uniform page.
The full report from our recent Ofsted inspection can now be downloaded from the Ofsted website and the Ofsted page of the school website https://filtonavenue.com/school-information/ofsted/
The following letter was sent electronically to all parents and carers on Friday.
At the end of a school year we are keen to gather your views on what you feel we are doing well, and to hear of any areas where you think we could improve. We will provide feedback/analysis on the results of this survey, and your opinions will help to inform the school’s decisions in the coming year. All completed questionnaires will be treated with complete anonymity. Thank you in advance for your help – your opinions are very important to us.
This year we will only be accepting electronic responses. If you would like to complete the survey and are unable to do so from home, there will be an opportunity to do so at school pick up time where members of staff will be available with electronic devices.
We have been informed that we will be the subject of a 1 day Ofsted inspection tomorrow (Tuesday 22nd May 2018) under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. The Lead Inspector will be Mr Stewart Gale.
If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of the school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting the school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.
To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.
Please complete the online survey by noon on Tuesday 22nd May 2018. The inspectors will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after this time.
If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 0300 123 4234. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.
Pupils at Mad Science club have been investigating weather – making tornadoes and finding out why rain does not always fall, even though there are always water droplets in the atmosphere.
Today our School Council Representatives made us very proud! At the Community Partnerships Day at Orchard School, they not only had the courage to present ideas and projects to other schools and adults, they showed our Golden Values of Collaboration, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour throughout the day by listening to others and wanting the best for our community. They created some excellent ventures in order to improve our community area.
School is open as usual today, we have contacted all parents and carers by text. Apologies for the website issues this morning.