Key Achievements 2012/13 & Improvement Plans 2013/14 At Felsted Preparatory School we enjoy taking stock of our achievements - academic, co-curricular and pastoral - and identifying areas for further improvement. To that end, we have assessed our performance in all of these areas over the course of the last academic year and have built plans for improvement for the year ahead. They are now in place and can be viewed at the end of this document.
Key Achievements during 2012/13
Stewart House - 20th Anniversary Stewart House, the Pre-Preparatory Department, celebrated its 20 year anniversary in July. To mark this occasion, Elliott Wilson, Old Felstedian and ex County Cricketer, was invited back to unveil a mosaic, designed by former Head of Art at FPS, Alison Pierse. The mosaic, created by the pupils in the autumn of 2012, depicts aspects of the Olympics and the Queenâ€™s Diamond Jubilee, and hangs on the exterior wall of the Pre-Prep, which was opened last year.
Impact 2012-13 initiatives: Impact ofof 2011-12 key key initiatives Pathways – working towards being able to conveniently communicate our tailor-made choices for Felstedians as they go from age 4 - 18. The pathway project contrives to demonstrate competency and consistency as well as care of the individual in each area of school life, thereby justifying the cost of a Felsted education! This project is on-going as we build in testimonial stories on how Felstedians have developed their own individual Pathways. Felsted Learning Standards are now in full use throughout the school. This year, all Heads of Departments have implemented these, embedding them in each area. Pupils are assessed on a scale of A-D in each topic area, and these standards act as targets for pupils to work towards. The Heads of Departments are continually reviewing these standards through the year, analysing the level of difficulty and making further improvements. The targets and tracking are custom built to suit the curriculum for each department, as the length of time spent teaching certain units differ from department to department. The 6 P (planning, pace, progress, presentation, proof-reading, participation) lesson observation sheet was used and 80% of observed lessons were deemed to be excellent and 20% good. Cross Curricular links within the subjects remain very strong with all staff ensuring consistent delivery of both basic skills and the School’s ethos. Regular meetings of the Heads of Enrichment Subjects allow for plenty of cross-curricular discussion and collaboration. Heads of Departments have also agreed to share each department’s tracking analysis to help create a fuller picture of each pupil’s enrichment. These meetings continue to provide the perfect forum for the sharing of good practice. Broader use of mobile technology has been used, especially by the Enrichment Subjects, as a means of evidencing pupils’ work for assessment.
Impact of 2011-12 key initiatives
Impact of 2012-13 key initiatives:
Spanish is now fully embedded as primary additional language, and our cultural trip to Murcia took place with many pupils taking part and enjoying the experience. As a European Round Square member FPS hosted a number of overseas pupils during the first Junior European Round Square conference in November 2012. FPS welcomed King Constantine II of Greece, President of the Round Square Organisation, as part of the visit. Several of our Year 7 and 8 students took part in a mini MUN, with the theme of ‘creativity’. Our partnership with the Graham School of Dance was established in 2013. The well-established company, which is based in Bishop’s Stortford, has joined with the School in order to offer the highest standard tuition in Classical Ballet, Tap and Modern Theatre Dance to FPS students and the wider community. Classes are run by professional, qualified and highly experienced teachers. Blue Hornets, Dunmow & Braintree’s youth hockey club, announced a joint partnership with us to develop a Centre of Excellence for its hockey players. This venture allows for Felsted students who have a passion for hockey to play more regularly and receive additional expert coaching for a full two terms, maintaining Felsted’s national reputation for hockey success The Olympic legacy continued and was the key aim of the charity initiatives.The Leagues all hit their targets of £2012 for their designated charity. Monitoring and evaluation led to planning for 2013/14. A major safeguarding audit by an external reviewer led to significant changes and the setting up of the ‘Leading a Safer School Committee’ and work on growing a culture of vigilance for safety and security.
Key Highlights Exit and Scholarships We are pleased to report that all Young Felstedians leaving us at the end of Year 8 progress to the senior school of their choice - either Felsted or another. Many gained scholarships or awards: 13+ Scholarships to Felsted (Year 8 pupils): six Academic, seven Music, six Drama, three Art, three Design and Technology and seven Sport Scholarship Awards. 11+ Felsted Preparatory School Scholarships & Talent Awards (Year 6 pupils): twenty three pupils were given awards into Year 7 in recognition of their ability and talent in the following areas; Academic (English, Mathematics, Science), Sport (overall or specific), Music, Art, DT and Performing Arts. Academic Attainment Summary: Overall, pupilsâ€™ learning in the school is excellent, in accordance with the 2011 ISI judgement of excellence across the board, with on average 70-80% of pupils across the year groups achieving at or above the national average in literacy (reading, spelling & writing), verbal reasoning and Mathematics. Further, 10-20% of pupils are achieving in the top 10% nationally. Progress overall is at least good with some pupils making excellent progress in relation to their ability. Statistical data collected during the year shows that the vast majority of FPS pupils are making progress at a rate that exceeds their peers nationally. Basic skills continue to be developed effectively as a key aspect of pupilsâ€™ personalised learning, but remain an area for constant attention for some pupils. The Literacy Toolkit (which all pupils carry with them from lesson to lesson) is seen as being essential in helping to raise writing and reading levels. A cross-curricular focus on core numeracy and ICT skills and knowledge (using fixed computers and iPads) is key to raising standards still further. There is also growing evidence of pupils having a greater understanding of Assessment for Learning (AFL) and the 6Ps (Planning - Presentation - Pace - Participation - Proof-reading - Progress) as witnessed and recorded from Learning Walks and Lesson Observations throughout 2012-13.
Stewart House The overall attainment of pupils throughout Years Reception to 2 is at least good and in many cases excellent in relation to their ability. Progress is at least good, with basic skills developing extremely well as a key aspect of pupils’ personalised learning. Reception: from 2013, children are to be defined as having reached a ‘Good Level of Development’ at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage if they achieve at least the expected level in two categories. The first is the early learning goals in the prime areas of learning (personal, social and emotional development: physical development; and communication and language) and the second is the early learning goals in the specific areas of Mathematics and Literacy. Every child reached the ‘GLD’ by the end of 2012-13 and all but two children exceeded the average number of points to reach the GLD. Overall therefore, progress is more excellent than good. Year 1: although there is a wide range of ability in this cohort, the overall ability level of pupils is high. In Literacy (English), 68% are working at or exceeding the national average with their Writing, 88% with their Spelling and 86% in Reading. 82% of pupils were working at or above the national average in Mathematics.The progress made by the majority of pupils throughout the year was excellent or good. Year 2: this cohort has a wide range of ability, but made good, and in some cases excellent, progress through the year. In Literacy, 71% of children were working at or exceeding the national average (58% with Writing, 67% with Spelling, 76% with Reading). 61% of pupils were working at or above the national average in Mathematics.
Ffrome Court Year 3: the overall attainment of pupils relative to their ability is high and in many cases excellent, with 64% of Year 3 pupils achieving or exceeding the national average in Mathematics, 81% Verbal Reasoning, 71% Spelling, 94% Reading, 83% Writing and 82% in Science. Progress can be judged as excellent overall in these core curriculum areas. Year 4: overall attainment of pupils relative to their ability is mostly good and in some cases excellent, with 85% of Year 4 pupils achieving or exceeding the national average in Mathematics, 87% Verbal Reasoning, 96% Reading, 73% Writing and 81% in Science. In Spanish, 100% of pupils achieved the FPS expected level. Progress (from base levels in September to end of year levels in May/June) can be judged as excellent overall in these core curriculum areas.
Cloisters Year 5: attainment in the National Curriculum and other ability tests is mostly good and in some cases excellent in relation to their ability. 63% of pupils achieved or exceeded the national average in Mathematics, 83% Verbal Reasoning, 88% Reading, 67% Writing, 70% Spelling and 100% in Science. In Spanish, 92% of pupils achieved the FPS expected level. This is an average ability FPS cohort who made good progress in core skills during the year. Year 6: attainment in the National Curriculum and other ability tests is mostly good and in some cases excellent in relation to their ability. 84% of pupils achieved or exceeded the national average in Mathematics, 83% Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning (the highest percentage since 2009), 88% Reading, 48% Writing, 67% Spelling and 100% in Science (83% working at a higher level). In Spanish, 100% of pupils achieved the FPS expected level. A relatively small Year 6 cohort, taught in three classes/sets, which allowed for very good to excellent progress to be made.
Courtauld House Year 7: attainment in Year 7 in the National Curriculum and other ability tests is well above the national average, with MiDYIS scores showing that the 2012-13 cohort is potentially the most able Year 7 group for several years (97% of pupils are working at or above national average). 77% of pupils were in the top quarter nationally. However, as usual there is a wide range of ability in this cohort. 76% of pupils are working at or above national level in Mathematics, 86% Reading, 56% Writing, 70% Spelling and 99% in Science. Progress is generally at least good in Mathematics and English in relation to ability with some pupilsâ€™ making good to exceptional improvements. In French, 96% of pupils achieved the FPS expected level, 80% in German and 100% in Spanish. In Latin, 100% of pupils gained or bettered Grade C on the Felsted Learning standards, and 80% achieved or bettered Grade B. Basic skills continue to be developed as a key aspect of personalised learning and it is important to set this attainment in the context of a broadening curriculum at this age, and where pupilsâ€™ progress has been measured in all subjects. Year 8: attainment in Year 8 in the National Curriculum and other ability tests is well above the national average for the most part, with some excellent levels being achieved. However, there is a wide range of ability. 80% of pupils are working at or above national level in Mathematics, 63% Reading, 62% Writing, 90% Spelling, 75% Verbal Reasoning and 100% in Science. In French, 81% of pupils achieved the FPS expected level, 100% in German, 80% in Spanish and 87% in Latin. The Felsted Transfer Exam (FTE) review concluded that good and in some cases very good to excellent progress was made through Year 8 by nearly all pupils relative to their ability. The average score in the core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science and French) was 61% (similar to the 60% in 2012; 3% higher than in 2011). Individual averages ranged from 34% to 91%, which again reinforces the range of ability in this cohort. In most subjects, the mean scores stayed within 2% of the previous year, and in Latin the mean went up by 10%. Spanish and German mean scores dropped slightly, but when put into context, the very high mean scores of 75% and 70% respectively are impressive, given that the pupils only started these subjects in Year 7.
Humanities summary: by looking at grades from the start of the year in comparison with those at the end of the year, we can see that pupils have made good and, in some cases, excellent progress throughout the year. In Geography, the number of pupils achieving B grades across all years was at least 67%, with Year 4 achieving an impressive 96%. In History, those achieving a B grade or better was 85%, with Year 4 again achieving a high of 96%. In Religious Studies, 77% of pupils gained a B grade or better at the end of the year. At the highest level of academic ability (A or AB grades), at least 40% of pupils are being extended in their learning. During 2012-13, the Heads of Humanities subjects met weekly and worked closely to develop common assessment and monitoring policies and also on the reporting of the new Felsted Learning Standards. From 2013-14, Mr David Manson has been appointed Head of Humanities. Pupils use and develop their ICT skills widely in the Humanities subjects as an integral part of their learning. Enrichment Subjects summary: the Enrichment subjects sustained a high level of achievement this year, offering pupils opportunities to explore a wider curriculum offered by subject specialists. These subjects challenge pupils to think critically and creatively, offering plenty of opportunity for pupils to develop practical skills as well as stretching their physical and mental development. The Art department plays a central role in school life with displays of pupilsâ€™ work and cross-curricular contributions to big events, and will play a lead role in the 450th Pageant. Design Technology remains a popular subject amongst pupils. The standard of the scholarship work was particularly impressive last year. New innovations are often introduced, with Sublimation Printing being introduced this year. The main aim for the ICT Department is to further the use of mobile technology, whilst encouraging other departments to integrate ICT into the curriculum. Other departments have been asked to trial new mobile devices. The PE Department is developing pupil tracking to focus on the four main areas - swimming, gymnastics, health related fitness and athletics. Pupil development is tracked across each phase on a two yearly cycle. Both Music and Drama achievements for the year are listed elsewhere.
Academic Achievements 2012-2013 External examinations and tests are a good indicator of our pupilsâ€™ attainment, and these are examples of achievements in the 2012/13 academic year. World Class Tests are taken by Very Able Pupils (VAPS) in Years 6-8. In Years 7 and 8 (WCTs for ages 12-14), six pupils gained distinctions and eight gained merits on the problem solving papers, with a further three pupils gaining distinctions and four gaining merits and five achieved passes for Mathematics. In Year 6 and 7 (WCTs for ages 8-11), three pupils gained distinctions, five gained merits and three achieved passes on the problem solving papers, with a further seven pupils gaining distinctions and four gaining merits for Mathematics. UK Mathematical Trust. In the Junior Mathematical Challenge 2013, Year 7 and 8 pupils achieved 5 Golds, 11 Silvers and 16 Bronze awards. In the Team Challenge at Cambridge University, the Felsted team of two Year 8 and two Year 9 pupils came 2nd out of 25 East of England schools. SATIPS General Knowledge Quiz. This was our best year to date being ranked on the 50th percentile of all Prep Schools. In the National Prep School Quiz, the Year 3-6 team came 2nd in the regionals and reached the national semi-finals. National BA Bronze Crest Awards (British Association for Creativity in Science & Engineering) for project work in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). 14 Year 7 pupils gained this award. National Science and Engineering Competition 2013 saw a team of three Year 8 girls represent the East of England, and they won the Junior National Science and Engineering award (11-14 category). Big Bang Science & Engineering Competition 2013 (East of England Region). FPS did extremely well once again, winning the following awards: (note that the age categories for many are up to age 18) - Winners of the East of England Regional Science and Engineering Award; - Runners-Up Award in the 11-18 year old category made by the Royal Society of Chemistry; - Runners-Up Award in the 11-18 year old category for Sustainability; The FPS Team have now qualified to represent the East of England in the National Science & Engineering Competition final in 2014. The Quiz Club won the regional Inter-Schools Quiz Championship, and will compete in the National Finals at Harrow. English Speaking Board (ESB) Examinations: 100% pass rate in Year 4 (10% merits, 62% merit plus and 27% distinctions) and 100% pass rate in Year 7 (1% good pass, 16% merits, 39% merit plus and 44% distinctions). This continues the excellent run of 100% pass rates achieved every year since 2009. GCSE Results: the strong foundations laid by an FPS education can be seen in the GCSE results achieved by ex-FPS pupils at Felsted Senior School. 24 ex-FPS pupils achieved eight or more A/A* grades, including 13 who obtained ten A/A* grades. A level Results: four ex-FPS pupils gained three A* or A grades, and a further two gained two A/A*s and a B.
Learning Support We use a variety of forms of assessment to enable us to give our pupils the best possible assistance. Both summative and formative measures are used to decide and guide our individual lessons and all Learning Support sessions are multi-sensory.
Co-curricular Achievements At FPS our curriculum is broad and balanced and enhanced by a good range of additional activities in sport, drama, music, ICT, Design and Technology and other activities. Evaluation is carried out on a regular basis and pupils’ achievements are noted and celebrated.
Sporting Highlights Hockey: A fantastic year for both girls’ and boys’ hockey. Girls’ Hockey: The U13s were Essex & East of England Champions and came 6th in the IAPS Nationals; they also won the Bedford Modern Hockey Festival. The U11 girls were Essex Champions and came 2nd in the East of England, and finished 16th at the IAPS Nationals. Boys’ Hockey: The U13s were Essex Champions, came 3rd in the East of England and were National IAPS Plate Winners. The U11 Boys were Essex and East of England Champions and IAPS National Plate winners. Netball: The U13 team were 3rd at the IAPS East Championships and narrowly missed out on the Nationals. The U12 team won the East Championship, and the U11s came 3rd at their East competition, but the Nationals for both teams were cancelled due to bad weather. Rugby: The 1st XV had their strongest set of results for decades. Tom Hitchcock, Will Barker and Tom Walker all played County rugby, with Will Barker playing for the Prep School Barbarians. The U11A Team won the Felsted VIIs tournament. The U13A VII reached the play-off finals at Rosslyn Park National Schools’ Sevens.
Sporting Highlights Cricket: The 1st XI had an unbeaten season. Captain Will Buttleman averaged an incredible 133 over the season, scoring his maiden 1st XI Prep century in the process; Tom Hitchcock also scored his maiden 1st XI Prep century. Numerous players earned County call ups. Nancy Hebron was named Essex U13 player of the year for the 2nd year running, and earned a call up to the England U15 side. Football: Toby King plays for the West Ham Academy, and Rory Aitken, Josh Barkman and Pierce Robertson-Voth play for the Ipswich Academy. Tennis: A year-round tennis programme is run by LTA Professional Rob Hardy, in addition to our weekly tennis activity sessions. The Boys’ team was promoted to Division One of the Halstead League. The Green team are still undefeated, a run that has been going for 3 years! Max McIlvenna is now the highest rated player we have ever had at 6.1. A number of FPS pupils are now training with WimX, the LTA high-performance Academy. Rounders: The U11 team had an unbeaten season. Swimming: Several pupils swam in IAPS East National Swimming Championships, and Sophie Norton qualified for the IAPS National Finals, finishing 6th in the 50m Freestyle. Athletics: Five pupils qualified via IAPS East Regionals for the IAPS Nationals. Harry Sturge came 5th in the U13 Discus; Nancy Hebron was 8th in U13 Javelin; Oliver Butler was 6th in U12 1500m; Nick Lawrence came 6th in U12 200m and Eve MacLennan finished 9th in U12 Javelin. Golf: Rebecca Earl was crowned the IAPS U13 Girls’ Golf Champion 2013. She was also the winner of the Hitchcock Trophy for Essex Girls, and shot the best Girls’ round at the Ipswich Open. Cross-Country: The U11 Boys won the Gosfield Cut Hedge. They also won their category at the Friend’s School Open Meeting, as did the U9s, and the team as a whole came 2nd overall. The Year 7 team won the Felsted Cross Country Invitational meeting. Riding: The Equestrian Team qualified for the National Schools’ Equestrian Association Championships with a young team of pupils from Years 5 to 8. Skiing: Lucy Bailes won a silver medal at the Eastern Regional Schools’ competition. Chess: Five pupils qualified for the Chess Challenge MegaFinal, with Oliver Craig and Uma MacGeoch qualifying for the 2013 London Championships. Dance: Arwen Gogerly came 2nd at the biannual All England Dance competition in Classical Ballet duet, an outstanding achievement. She also won a place in the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain Youth Ballet Company for the 2013 season. Sana Abu-Jabir won a place in the English Youth Ballet performance of Swan Lake in August 2013. Karate and Judo: 65 pupils take part in martial arts each week at various belt levels. Lewis Isaacs and Daniel Moule are Purple Belts in Karate, and Lewis is now training as a Sensei (assistant coach). Other: A number of pupils have represented Essex and/or the East of England at Cricket, Rugby, Hockey and Netball, and in representative Tennis Tournaments.
Music and Drama Achievements Associated Board Music Examinations: Again, a very successful year for instrumental exams with 73 exams taken and pupils enjoying a 100% success rate. A further 30 successes were achieved by pupils taking Drum Kit examinations. Autumn 2012 - 100% success rate with 7 passes, 5 merits and 3 distinctions; Spring 2013 - 100% success rate with 7 passes, 15 merits and 15 distinctions; Summer 2013 - 100% success rate with 10 passes, 7 merits and 4 distinctions. The Year 8 Music Scholars produced and recorded their own album and performed at the new Scholars’ Concert. The Chapel Choir was again strong, and a new Training Choir was set up in Years 5 and 6 to increase the opportunities for younger pupils to get involved in singing. Swing into Spring was once again a huge success, playing to a sell-out audience. Drama: The school productions once again proved a great success this year. The Year 7 and 8 play was ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’ and the Year 5 and 6’s put on ‘Sheherazade’, both of which were greatly enjoyed by all. The department will be performing ‘Joseph & the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat’ in 2014 as part of the 450th celebrations. LAMDA: 2013 saw an increase in participation with 56 students taking these performance exams (41 in 2012 and 37 in 2011). Mrs Linskey had 42 pupils, and they achieved a 100% success rate with 36% merits and 64% distinctions, a big increase on distinctions from last year. Mrs Talamas had 14 pupils taking 26 examinations, and also received a 100% pass rate, with 4% pass, 42% merits and 54% distinctions.
Improvement Planning 2013/14 Using our assessment of attainment and achievement over the past academic year as a basis, we have formulated plans for further improvement of the academic and co-curricular provision at the school, as follows:
Learning and Teaching A focus on ‘Garde ta Foy’ for the 450th Year, but also The Olympic Legacy - Know your personal best and beat it! The Felsted Learning Standards - use these to raise expectations for pupils, staff and parents, particularly for the Very Able Pupils (VAPS). Seek more open-ended challenge for this ability range. Develop a Year 5/6 Academic Enrichment Programme. Introduce groupings in Years 1 and 2 to differentiate more effectively for pace and keep working on raising standards throughout. Reconsider value of Felsted Transfer Examinations and Common Entrance at the end of Year 8 and consider end of Year 8 Examinations only. Target setting – for consistency, continue to use The 6Ps (planning, pace, progress, presentation, proof-reading and participation) or language of learning to continue to strive for 80% excellent and differentiated teaching and learning. Strive for better results through predicted target setting. Further development to pupil data management through tracking systems. ‘My Best Work’ folders - seek more effective ways to manage these. Learning Walks – these informal stops in classrooms allow snapshots of learning practice to be observed and noted, giving more regular and more informal feedback as to what the learning school looks like. Use staff meetings, staff and Leading Learning Team to celebrate and demonstrate good practice. All staff to complete at least one learning walk.
Literacy and Numeracy – There is a need for ongoing emphasis for this at home and across the curriculum, especially with the growth of ICT. This encourages as much parental support as possible. Creative curriculum – there is an ongoing emphasis on the Creative Curriculum. ICT - departmental based ICT research this year into the best devices for which subject led activities. Education for Social Responsibility (ESR) - growing this in the curriculum. Defining what this means in practice by recording examples of it under LEADERS: L - Leading, intelligent behaviours and learning, knowledge. E - Environmentalism. A - Adventurous pursuit. D - Democracy, pupil voice, rights. E - Embracing the wider world, internationalism and integration, community and charity work. R - Responsibility – self, caring for and understanding of self and others, health, safety. S - Service. Seek to provide evidence as flagship IAPS Education for Social Responsibility School. Mrs Burrett will provide a case study to IAPS as part of her work on National ESR Working Party. Introduction of ESR days including food technology and co-curricular projects such as those that might arise from Felsted 450 or the ESR days. Research engaged and teacher training school - work closely with IAPS and The University of Buckingham to continue to train and develop teachers. Inset training and promoting good practice (PDR schedule – focus on embedding 6 Ps and AFL, developing ESR, using Felsted Learning Standards and communicating them to pupils, ICT research projects, Learning Assistant PDR forms and training including ICT and Numicon, parent training), tracking tutor performance – reviewing a variety of SMART starts. Bereavement and emotional needs and development training for boarding and Phase leader staff. ‘Being a learner’, observation training, ongoing ICT training for all staff. Stress management training and leadership training opportunities for staff. Cogmed research project. ICT research projects. British Science Association research project into employability skills, developed through CREST (Creativity in Science and Technology) Award Scheme. Emotional understanding research project by OF at Royal Holloway University using our pupils. Ongoing gender projects. Academic Enrichment Activity for Year 7 and 8, supported by Oxbridge Candidates from the Senior School. Primary Quality Mark in Science to be worked towards by department. This celebrates excellence in primary Science teaching.
Co-Curriculum Develop recording and tracking of Young Felstedians’ achievements – The Graham School of Dance, the Blue Hornets Hockey Club, the Junior Guildhall School of Music and WimX tennis are working in partnership with the School.
Internationalism International Plan – establishing further links abroad including ICT projects with Spain, Germany and India. Work on Humanities collaborative projects, not just language projects. Work with Marketing and Admissions to bring in six to ten international boarders. Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship Education (PSHCE) - annual and full review of PSHCE and new courses to be employed and plans to be updated accordingly. A focus on Education for Social Responsibility. Leadership Development – leadership schemes to be redefined under the model LEADER (See ESR). Collective Worship and Reflection – a review of the year with the Chaplain at the helm – a focus on quiet reflection and how Felsted 450 fits into chapel and indeed St Paul’s! Monitoring and Evaluation + Annual reporting - inspection documentation, compliance etc – see detailed monthly planning.
All staff continue to gain appropriate safeguarding qualifications
Ongoing pupil, parent and volunteer training (annual focus on anti-bullying training)
Policy update as necessary
National Minimum Boarding Standards Update
Review of Health and Safety practice in accordance with planning and update
Recent review of child safety and outcomes/initiatives of the ‘Leading a Safer School’ Committee
The Safeguarding Plan to be executed and particularly focused on security issues and contingency planning through the Leading a Safer School Committee, keeping training up to date and developing further training and procedures for volunteers and coaches and e-safety.
Healthy Schools Planning •
A refocus on table etiquette and basic good manners
Consideration of curriculum and co-curriculum time for cooking and gardening
Children involved in preparing healthy snacks
Updates to teaching materials
Further research into the further inclusion of organic foods into the school diet
Food waste education
Farm visits and educational talks
Publicising healthy schools through newsletter
Charity and Service Plan •
This year’s charity theme is ‘hunger and safety’, plus other charities in line with choice
We will continue to support Cubs and Beavers in the community
FPS will contribute to the Felsted Village Cookbook
Pupils will follow a History Heritage Project as a cross-curricular project with Art, Music, History and RS. This will work towards the 450th Pageant on 24th May 2014 with the village and village schools.
A focus on Felsted 450 with the Mission, Magic Bus and Ugandan schools dominating service projects.
At Felsted Preparatory School we enjoy taking stock of our achievements - academic, co-curricular and pastoral - and identifying areas for f...