Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. Both schools have now achieved Silver EcoSchool status. The Eco Warriors will continue promoting ways in which we can make our school and local environment more eco friendly. Our focus will be on limiting the amount of waste we produce and looking at ways we can reuse or recycle any other waste.
Chalfont St Giles Infant School - Registered: 19/03/2008
Chalfont St Giles Junior School - Registered: 21/04/2012.
Eco-Schools England - http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/
The ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) project was originally developed by Educational Psychologist, Sheila Burton. It was designed to build the capacity of schools to support the emotional needs of their pupils from within their own resources. It recognises that children learn better and are happier in school if their emotional needs are also addressed.
ELSA is an initiative developed and supported by educational psychologists who apply psychological knowledge of children’s social and emotional development to particular areas of need and to specific casework.
Each of our school sites has achieved the National Healthy Schools award. This prestigious award is in recognition of the quality provision at our school in all of the Healthy School standards.
These standards are:
Our vision and aims, which focus on the development of the whole child, will ensure that we maintain these high standards and make all of our children successful, happy, healthy and safe.
We are very pleased and proud to be able to inform you that our school has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark Silver award. This follows a year long process in developing our science provision, led by our science co-ordinators Mrs Mannion and Mr Holmes.
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
The co-ordinators were required to put together a lengthy submission to demonstrate the effectiveness of the work carried out in school with written reflections and evidence to support these. The reviewer said in his summation:
‘This is an extremely strong application and I have no reservations at all in recommending it for a Silver Award. There has clearly been a lot of highly effective work carried out in developing the quality of provision and also in developing this submission.‘
Please look out for more information about this in our next school newsletter.
Elen Peal, Headteacher, June 2017.
We currently hold a Level 3 Gold School Travel Plan. Further information on School Travel Plans is available on the Buckinghamshire County Council School Travel Plans website page http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/bcc/transport/school_travel_plans.page