We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Silver award in recognition of the school’s commitment to providing our children with an enhanced and enriched curriculum.
“Chalfont St Giles Infant school is a wonderful place for young children to feel safe and happy as they learn. Pupil wellbeing is the overriding concern, and this lends itself very well to healthy learning behaviours and good relationships between pupils as well as between pupils and teachers.” LOtC assessment summary
“Chalfont St Giles Junior School provides a supportive and nurturing environment to its pupils with a strong focus on children’s wellbeing. Pupils are encouraged and supported to take responsibility for their own learning and wellbeing and to support their peers which creates a wonderful positive environment.” LOtC assessment summary
There are numerous benefits to Learning Outside the Classroom for all our children and work that takes place outside of the classroom can provide a very powerful means of developing learning in all curriculum areas, and thus can raise attainment. We are proud to be able to offer real life learning opportunities and to have such a dedicated team of staff who are committed to the development of the children.
The Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark is an online self-review tool which provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for PE and school sport. The tool supports schools to audit their PE provision and identify priorities for their development plan.
The tool has been aligned to Ofsted guidance supporting the PE and Sport Premium and comprises a series of straightforward benchmarking statements, where you can select your level of provision in these areas:
We are pleased to announce we have been awarded the Silver Quality Mark for PE.
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 will take part in the National Active Schools Survey in summer 2020.
After this survey process has been undertaken our Healthy Schools Award will be re-validated.
Our vision and aims, which focus on the development of the whole child, will ensure that we work towards the high standards expected and ensure that all of our children are 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