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Recent Achievements and Forward Plans

Bosbury CE Primary School has achieved a huge amount over recent times despite both the 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic years being hugely affected and disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Our most recent achievements include:

 

⇒ Two fully-trained Maths Mastery Specialist teachers during the 2019/2020 academic year;

 

⇒ Bosbury becoming a Thrive school with our lovely school dog Wilf in 2019;

 

⇒ All curriculums being rewritten for both the 2020/21 and 2021/22 academic years;

 

⇒ Creating a valuable link with the Tara school in Rwanda, with two members of staff visiting the school in Rwanda during the summer of 2018 and Emmanuel, the Headteacher of the Tara school visiting Bosbury in 2019 (another staff visit to Rwanda is currently being planned to occur in the near future pending how the COVID-19 outbreak progresses);

 

⇒ IT Consultants supporting the school with the use of IPads, computing, film making and E-Safety;

 

⇒ Five school councils: Arts, Eco, Ethos, Eco, School and Sports being active and making decisions to better our school community - the Ethos council is also joined by the local Vicar and school Governor responsible for Christian Distinctiveness;

 

⇒ Dedicated annual weeks to both Science and the Arts;

 

⇒ Global Days termly, looking and reflecting on the world around us;

 

⇒ Whole school ‘Lets Discuss’ topics each half term;

 

⇒ British Values and Bosbury Christian values interwoven into all Collective Worship and class work;

 

⇒ All children visiting the school library weekly, with a parent volunteer librarian;

 

⇒ Sports leaders from the Kidderminster Harriers Foundation being trained yearly to support structured play on the school field and playgrounds;

 

⇒ All children playing an instrument daily and performing twice yearly to parents;

 

A Gold Arts Mark Award for our achievements in art, drama, music and dance;

 

A Gold Sports Mark Award as well as Certificates of Recognition from Stride Active Herefordshire for our sport and PE provision both in school and facilitated at home during the COVID-19 lockdowns;

 

⇒ Strong partnerships with sport, art, drama and music venues such as John Masefield High School, the University of Worcester, The Courtyard Theatre Hereford, the Kidderminster Harriers Foundation, Ledbury Swimming Pool and Ledbury Rugby Football Club;

 

⇒ Artists and poets in residence working regularly in school;

 

⇒ A daily Mile Run around the school field for each child (many adults like to take part too!);

 

⇒ Grants supporting enrichment across the school;

 

⇒ Double the amount of Government-recommended swimming lessons across the school from Year 1 up to Year 5;

 

⇒ A modern language being taught throughout the school to every child by our language teacher which changes regularly;

 

⇒ Friends of Bosbury School (FOBS), our brilliant parent volunteer group actively raise money for the school;

 

A first circus event at the school with all children being trained in circus skills in the summer of 2019;

 

⇒ School and parents raising money for our link to the Rwandan school;

 

⇒ Six trainee teachers successfully completing their placements at Bosbury in recent years through strong links with teaching colleges in Worcester and Birmingham;

 

⇒ All of our current teaching assistants having gained new Level 3 qualifications through the Skills Network in areas of expertise very much at the forefront of education at present with the ongoing health crisis such as children's mental health and well-being, understanding autism in children, managing challenging behaviour in children and allergy awareness in children;

 

⇒ Rigor and a huge focus being placed on the improvement and development of handwriting, spelling and phonics across the school;

 

⇒ Bosbury becoming a reading school with all children reading daily and the whole school reading together through the 'Big Read' events in the school hall;

 

⇒ Kidderminster Harriers Foundation sports coaches teaching all children PE throughout the week as well as mentoring sports leaders;

 

⇒ All children having their weekly exercise quantity tracked;

 

⇒ Three qualified forest school leaders now working at Bosbury, with forest school being taught throughout the year to all year groups and the forest school site continuing to be developed through the planting of further trees, new willow and other building materials being introduced and new crafted wooden seating around the central fire pit area;

 

⇒ A specialist music teacher teaching all children while also running a drumming club and a school choir;

 

⇒ Over 90% of our children attending after school and lunch time clubs, with an average of fifteen clubs being available each term;

 

⇒ Playground equipment in both the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 playgrounds being increased due to diligent parent fundraising during the 2019/20 academic year;

 

⇒ Key Stage 2 Sports Leaders helping to lead playground games daily for Key Stage 1 children;

 

⇒ Skills and knowledge clearly mapped out in all areas so progression is clearer across the school;

 

⇒ An 'Outstanding' SIAMS inspection in February 2016, with preparations and training ongoing for an inspection in the near future;

 

⇒ A Parent Forum running for seven years and meeting termly;

 

⇒ Bosbury School Choir performing to many audiences in and out of school, and;

⇒ The foundations of a new school pond, with the site being dug and lining being kindly donated by the 2019/20 Year 6 Leavers' Group, with all pupils being invited to submit their own designs for a new pond through a competition held during the 2021 COVID-19 lockdown period.

 

 

Our Forward Plans for 2020/21 and Beyond

But we're not stopping there! Below are just a few of the exciting aims we would like to work towards and accomplish over the next twelve months:

 

⇒ Two new members of staff to be trained in Maths Mastery, with this new philosophy being embedded across the school;

 

⇒ A French link school being created;

 

⇒ Restarting the Bosbury School orchestra with an additional new music teacher;

 

⇒ Gaining an Eco Award for work done to help improve the surrounding environment;

 

⇒ Maths progress for both Key Stage 1 and 2 to increase;

 

⇒ Spelling progress for both Key Stage 1 and 2 to increase, and;

⇒ The completion of the new school pond.

 

 

Please click the links below to view everything else our school has achieved and the forward plans we have put in place over the last four years.

 

  Recent Achievements and Forward Plans 2019/20

  Recent Achievements and Forward Plans 2018/19

  Recent Achievements and Forward Plans 2017/18

  Recent Achievements, Forward Plans and New Initiatives 2016-2017

 

  

HIGHLIGHTS OF SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES 2019/20