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Bathampton

Primary School

Ofsted report 2011-2010

Learning Adventure

Learning Adventure

Learning is an adventure, a personal and collective journey of discovery. At Bathampton Primary we want to offer children lessons which are engaging and at times challenging. We want children to be knowledgeable about the past and about the world we live in and ready for life in the 21st century.

Children enjoy topic-based learning and we have a programme which covers all National Curriculum subjects including History, Geography, Science and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). We aim to give children rich experiences with interesting visits and visitors to bring learning to life.

Read about our ethos of learning as an adventure in “Characteristics of Adventurous Learning”.

Read about how we develop British values in our own diverse community and contribute to the wider diverse society in which we live in “British Values in a Diverse Society”.

‘The curriculum is tailored extremely well to meet the needs of different pupils and groups.’

Ofsted

My Personal Best

We have high expectations of everyone, regardless of their background or ability. Children are encouraged to achieve their ‘Personal Best’ and are given clear ‘next steps’ guidance.

Milestones

The school has developed a set of clear targets, which we call ‘Milestones’. Milestones for Maths include a focus on number bonds and times tables. 

The Milestones help to motivate the children and reward their effort, as they receive a certificate for each one they achieve. The children certainly like them!

‘One parent’s comment was typical of the views of others: “My child gets lots of individual attention and help, tailored to his particular needs.”

Ofsted

‘Teachers have a detailed and accurate understanding of pupils’ attainment and plan lessons with appropriate challenge … A robust tracking system identifies those pupils not making good enough progress and allows timely interventions to improve their learning.’

Ofsted

Tracking Progress

We use a variety of systems to ensure that children maintain their progress. These include ‘Writing Progress’ books, Pupil Profiles and computer-based tracking. Teachers work closely with each other at key transition points such as moving to the next class to ensure that children continue their good progress.