Welcome to St Botolph's CEVCP School
Welcome and thank-you for showing an interest in our school.
At St Botolph’s we believe that everyone has the ability to achieve their potential – intellectually, socially, creatively and physically.
Within our Christian framework, we support all children to be confident and enthusiastic learners, equipped to build a successful future and to make a positive contribution to the local and wider community in which they live.
St Botolph's is committed to the safeguarding of all children. If you have any concerns about the well-being or safety of a child please speak with one of the school safeguarding leads (DSL).
School DSL: Mr M Cobbold and Mrs C Hamilton
Safeguarding and LAC governors : Mr T Hainsworth
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Suffolk Safeguarding Children Board www.suffolkscb.org.uk
Emergency School Closure
At times a school is closed due to external events. The most common include severe weather, heating failure or flooding. This section provides parents with information regarding the status of the school during term time only. Parents are advised to check this information in the event of substantial snow fall or other regional weather warnings/conditions. Parents can also listen to local radio and check their mobile for text message information regarding the schools in term status.
CURRENT SCHOOL STATUS
Strengths and Areas to Develop
Provision for Music, Art, Physical Activity and Computing.
Pupils achieving the expected Level in Year 1 and Year 2 Phonics.
Pupils achievement in Reading by the end of KS2.
Progress in Maths by the end of KS2.
Pupils achieving a Good Level of Development by the end of EYFS based on starting points.
Proven capactiy for improvement: writing outcomes and progress during 2015 and 2016.
Areas for Focus:
Consistency in writing across the whole school with a focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Sharing good practice across the school and with other schools.
Improving the quality of feedback so that children can become more independent learners.
Embedding the role of Middle Leaders.
Review teaching of written calculations in Mathematics.
Embedding new assessment systems.
Message from the Headteacher
I regard it as a huge privilege to be the Head at St Bots. Our school has a strong sense of community and a desire to provide the best for the children. There is a genuine desire to work hard and improve where the focus is on the child. I believe in traditional values and seeing children as individuals who are all different and have their own specific needs. To this end we strive to work hard together so that the children are well prepared for high school, not just with regard to English and Maths but in their growth and development as resilient and well rounded people. This is why we are committed to providing the children with meaningful and rewarding experiences in Art, Music and Sport. St Bots supports and challenges in equal measure and welcomes all. It is a warm and caring school that regards children as children and aims to enrich and protect their childhood.
Before and after school provision
We are very fortunate that we have close links with the BASC (Breakfast and After School Club) which offers care for children before and after school. BASC run a breakfast club from the school premises and then make sure that the children are taken safely to their line in prepartion for the start of school.
After school the children are met by a member of the BASC team in the school atrium. During the summer months BASC uses the school field and local village hall to accomodate the children in their care. During the colder weather the children are taken from the school atrium directly to the village hall which is situated behind the school.
For more information on the Breakfast and After School Club please visit : www.botesdale-after-school-club.org.uk or call 07952 961285 .