Burrowmoor Primary School Newshttp://burrowmoor.net/HEAD LICEhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-07-05-head-licehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-07-05-head-lice<p><img alt="" src="/images/Head_Lice.jpg" style="width: 1413px; height: 2048px;" /></p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 05 Jul 2017 08:53:43 GMTIMPORTANT NEWShttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-05-22-important-newshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-05-22-important-news<p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">To: Parents and Carers of Pupils at</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">Burrowmoor Primary School&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 22<sup>nd</sup> May 2017</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">Dear Parent/Carer</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;"><strong>Senior Leadership at Burrowmoor Primary School.</strong></p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">We wanted to write to you to provide you with an update on changes being made in the senior leadership at Burrowmoor from September.</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">Mrs Dobbs has decided to move on from her role as Headteacher as of Friday 19 May. &nbsp;Susan wishes the staff, parents and carers, pupils and governors at Burrowmoor School very best wishes and thanks the Active Learning Trust for the wonderful opportunity to work with our children and to be part of the journey as the school strives forward towards excellence. &nbsp;She is very proud to have been able to share that, and to witness first- hand the fantastic progress that the school is making.&nbsp; Susan is now moving on for professional and family reasons and wishes the new leadership team every success in the future.</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">After some consideration, we have concluded this is a good time to make some changes in how the senior leadership arrangements can best support pupils and secure the ongoing progress that we all aspire to for the school.&nbsp; Firstly, the role of Headteacher will remain (and is being advertised) but will now become part of a March senior leadership team led by Jason Wing.</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">Jason, whom we know many of you will know from his previous position working with the school over the last couple of years, has agreed to our request to resume the role of Executive Principal as part of a continuity of oversight to support learning in our schools in March and the surrounding area.&nbsp; As you know Ofsted reported favourably on Jason&rsquo;s past leadership involvement with Burrowmoor in a recent inspection, and the fact that Jason has a leadership role already in the Trust gives us an ideal opportunity to maximise the potential of his role and his ongoing knowledge and care for Burrowmoor.</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">From September, to ensure we have consistency in the leadership team, we are pleased to advise that Ms Jackson will take on a head of school role, pending the appointment of the long term headteacher for the school.&nbsp; In addition, we are delighted to advise that we have been able to attract two exceptional Assistant Headteachers to join Ms Aziz the current successful Assistant Headteacher and together they will be the senior team which will work to the new Headteacher.&nbsp; These colleagues, Mr. Rausch from Lancaster and Ms Williat from Wisbech will provide additional capacity to the school as it prepares for its next inspection.&nbsp; I am sure you will join me in both wishing Mrs Dobbs well for the future, and the whole team at Burrowmoor successful times ahead for 2017/18 and beyond.</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">We hope to arrange a meeting for parents and carers very early in September 2017 to introduce the new team and we will provide a further update on the selection of the next headteacher for this great school before the end of this academic year.</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">Yours sincerely</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">Gary Peile&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Revd. Andrew Smith</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">Chief Executive&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Chair of Governors</p> <p style="margin-left:14.2pt;">The Active Learning Trust&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Burrowmoor Primary School</p> http://burrowmoor.netMon, 22 May 2017 14:55:50 GMTActive Learning Trust Visithttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-05-16-active-learning-trust-visithttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-05-16-active-learning-trust-visit<p>Dear &nbsp;Parents/Carers</p> <p>I would just like to inform you about the &nbsp;tremendous effort &nbsp;made by our staff and pupils &nbsp;yesterday when the Trust visited the school.</p> <p>We have had some feedback from Anne McCormick and Joy Parke from the Trust &nbsp;and will be getting an official report soon.</p> <p>It was a pleasure to visit &nbsp;classrooms and to see the huge progress that the school is making and they would like to thank the school on their behalf.</p> <p>Feedback Comments include-</p> <ul> <li>Excellent engagement of all of the pupils in learning</li> <li>-Assembly-evident tolerance and respect for all and evidence of Aiming for Excellence</li> <li>-Real sense of purpose across the school, excellent atmosphere and learning environment</li> <li>-TAs effectively deployed and supporting learning</li> <li>-High quality learning walls</li> <li>-Seasonal displays</li> <li>-good provision for boys&rsquo; learning</li> <li>-High expectations of behaviour</li> <li>The full report will be available soon and this will also include constructive comments as to how to further help the school move forward.</li> <li>The report is extremely positive.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the last year, it has been acknowledged that the school is making great strides forward and we look forward to continuing to work with you to provide the best possible education for your children.</p> <p>Thank you again to all parents/carers &nbsp;staff and pupils for this and a personal thank you from me for continuing to support the school on the journey to excellence.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p>Ms S Dobbs, MA.Ed</p> <p><strong>Head Teacher,</strong></p> http://burrowmoor.netTue, 16 May 2017 11:03:21 GMTParents and Carers of pupils at Burrowmoor Primary Schoolhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-26-parents-and-carers-of-pupils-at-burrowmoor-primary-schoolhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-26-parents-and-carers-of-pupils-at-burrowmoor-primary-school<p><img alt="" src="/images/Letter_to_parents.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 777px;" /></p> http://burrowmoor.netThu, 26 Jan 2017 12:17:18 GMTActive Learning Trust OFSTED Press Releasehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-09-active-learning-trust-ofsted-press-releasehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-09-active-learning-trust-ofsted-press-release<p><img align="left" alt="\\CMPRFS03\NetData\CM Marketing\Logos and Mastheads\Logos\Client logos\! a-Current Client Logos\Active Learning Trust.jpg" height="92" hspace="12" src="file:///C:\Users\ASHEPH~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image002.jpg" width="341" /></p> <p><!--[if gte vml 1]><v:shapetype id="_x0000_t75" coordsize="21600,21600" o:spt="75" o:preferrelative="t" path="m@4@5l@4@11@9@11@9@5xe" filled="f" stroked="f"> <v:stroke joinstyle="miter"/> <v:formulas> <v:f eqn="if lineDrawn pixelLineWidth 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 1 0"/> <v:f eqn="sum 0 0 @1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @2 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="prod @3 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @0 0 1"/> <v:f eqn="prod @6 1 2"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelWidth"/> <v:f eqn="sum @8 21600 0"/> <v:f eqn="prod @7 21600 pixelHeight"/> <v:f eqn="sum @10 21600 0"/> </v:formulas> <v:path o:extrusionok="f" gradientshapeok="t" o:connecttype="rect"/> <o:lock v:ext="edit" aspectratio="t"/> </v:shapetype><v:shape id="Picture_x0020_1" o:spid="_x0000_s1026" type="#_x0000_t75" alt="\\CMPRFS03\NetData\CM Marketing\Logos and Mastheads\Logos\Client logos\! 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a-Current Client Logos\Active Learning Trust.jpg" style='position:absolute;margin-left:134.85pt;margin-top:46.5pt;width:255.5pt; height:68.65pt;z-index:1;visibility:visible'> <v:imagedata src="file:///C:\Users\ASHEPH~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.jpg" o:title=""/> <w:wrap type="square"/> </v:shape><![endif]--><img align="left" alt="\\CMPRFS03\NetData\CM Marketing\Logos and Mastheads\Logos\Client logos\! a-Current Client Logos\Active Learning Trust.jpg" height="92" hspace="12" src="file:///C:\Users\ASHEPH~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image002.jpg" v:shapes="Picture_x0020_1" width="341" /> <strong>Attention: News Desks </strong></p> <p><strong>For immediate release</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong>Burrowmoor Primary School taken out of special measures</strong></p> <p align="center"><em>Inspectors praise school&rsquo;s leadership for improvement in core subjects</em></p> <p>Burrowmoor Primary School, part of the Active Learning Trust, has been taken out of special measures following a recent Ofsted inspection.</p> <p>The school&rsquo;s early years&rsquo; provision was graded as &lsquo;Good&rsquo;, while new Headteacher Susan Dobbs was credited with &ldquo;establishing a culture of high expectation, respect and tolerance.&rdquo;</p> <p>Ms Dobbs, along with Executive Head Jason Wing and the school governors, were praised for demonstrating &ldquo;effective leadership.&rdquo;</p> <p>Inspectors also highlighted &ldquo;marked improvements to the teaching of reading, writing and mathematics across the school,&rdquo; and noted Year 6 pupils&rsquo; attainment in these areas is &ldquo;above average.&rdquo;</p> <p>The March school has been upgraded to &lsquo;Requires Improvement&rsquo;.</p> <p>The report praised both staff and children, saying teachers &ldquo;demonstrate a determination to improve the education of pupils,&rdquo; and that pupil behaviour in the school is good. It was also noted that children &ldquo;typically work hard and try to do their best.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Inspectors felt that &ldquo;pupils&rsquo; confidence and resilience had developed well&rdquo; since the last inspection.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The report comes 18 months after Burrowmoor was put into special measures and follows a number of progressively positive monitoring inspections.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ms Dobbs, who joined the school in September, said: &ldquo;As Headteacher, I am delighted that the hard work and dedication of the staff, pupils, parents and community at Burrowmoor has been recognised and that the school is now officially out of special measures.</p> <p><br /> &ldquo;I would like to thank our Executive Headteacher Jason Wing and our colleagues across the Active Learning Trust for their continued support and belief in our school.</p> <p><br /> &ldquo;At Burrowmoor we are embracing this success as a firm foundation for the future as we continue on our journey to excellence, through continuing to provide the best possible education for our children.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Executive Headteacher, Mr Wing, commented: &ldquo;It has been a pleasure to work with the Senior Leadership Team of Burrowmoor Primary School and most recently Ms Dobbs. I have been impressed with how quickly the school has come out of special measures and this is testament to the hard work and commitment of the staff and pupils.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Chief Executive of the Active Learning Trust, Gary Peile, said:</p> <p><strong>&ldquo;</strong>I am very pleased that the inspectors saw the many positive changes implemented by the team at Burrowmoor, enabling the school to come out of special measures in very good time.</p> <p>&ldquo;We look forward with great optimism that the work of Susan Dobbs and her team will embed the excellent progress seen since September and that the results at the school, which are already very good, will continue to improve.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">For more information please contact:</p> <p align="center">Sam Glanz<br /> E: <a href="mailto:Sam@communicationsmanagement.co.uk">Sam@communicationsmanagement.co.uk</a><br /> T: 01727 733889</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://burrowmoor.netMon, 09 Jan 2017 15:22:39 GMTOFSTED Reporthttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-09-ofsted-reporthttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-09-ofsted-report<p align="right">9<sup>th</sup> January 2017</p> <p align="right">&nbsp;</p> <p>Dear Parents/Carers</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please find below the link to the Burrowmoor Primary School Ofsted Inspection Report for December 2016:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://burrowmoor.net/files/Burrowmoor_Primary_School_10020493_final_PDF.pdf">http://burrowmoor.net/files/Burrowmoor_Primary_School_10020493_final_PDF.pdf</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We are pleased to announce that the school is now officially out of &ldquo;Special Measures&rdquo;, and has been upgraded to &ldquo;Requires Improvement&rdquo;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The school was placed in &ldquo;Special Measures&rdquo; in March 2015 and has demonstrated continued improvement over a relatively short space of time.&nbsp; This is welcome news for the school and for all staff, parents/carers and pupils in our community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Ofsted have provided a Summary of Key Findings for parents and pupils, including the following:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><u>Strengths</u></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Marked improvement in the teaching of reading, writing and mathematics across the school. Pupils now make good progress when writing.</li> <li>Year 6 pupils&rsquo; overall attainment in reading, writing and mathematics was above average last Summer at the end of Year 6.</li> <li>Behaviour is good. Pupils demonstrate much improved attitudes to learning in lessons. Typically, they work hard and try to do their best.</li> <li>Provision in early years is Good. Good quality teaching, learning and assessment is evident.</li> <li>Other positive comments are evident around effective leadership and management.</li> <li>The Executive Head Teacher, Head Teacher and Governors are praised for effective leadership, and the new Head Teacher is praised for &ldquo;establishing a culture of high expectations for respect and tolerance. Morale has improved as all staff demonstrate a determination to improve the education of pupils.&rdquo;</li> </ul> <p style="margin-left:7.1pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p>The school will continue to build on its strengths and to focus upon areas which need to improve further.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>These include improving the quality of teaching, learning and outcomes by:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>A consistent approach to skills development in history, geography and science.</li> <li>Providing harder work for the most able pupils in mathematics.</li> <li>Reviewing Education, Health and Care Plans and provision for all pupils who have SEND.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please read the full version of the report by clicking on the link at the top of this letter.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The school will be arranging a meeting with interested parents in the coming weeks as we prepare our post-Ofsted Action Plan, and we welcome parental views and support as we work together in moving the school forward as part of the Active Learning Trust and as part of the March community.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We would like to thank all parents and carers for your continued support.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>With very best wishes,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Susan Dobbs</p> <p>Head Teacher</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://burrowmoor.netMon, 09 Jan 2017 15:07:25 GMTIMPORTANT NEWS!http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-06-important-newshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-06-important-news<p align="center"><strong><u>IMPORTANT NEWS!</u></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Dear Parents/Carers,</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A warm welcome back at the beginning of the Spring Term 2017!</p> <p>We hope you enjoyed a restful break.</p> <p>The children have had a very good start to the term and the Head&rsquo;s Assembly focussed upon New Year and New Beginnings. We very much hope that you will be able to come in to the school to one of our open afternoons in February.</p> <p>Please note the dates:-</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; KS1 &ndash; 01/02/17</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; KS2 &ndash; 08/02/17</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This is an opportunity to come into classrooms to see your child&rsquo;s work and to learn about how you can support your child in the SATs for Yr2 and Yr6 this Summer.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center"><u>OFSTED UPDATE</u></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>I would like to inform you that Burrowmoor School is now officially out of &lsquo;Special Measures&rsquo;, and has been upgraded to &lsquo;Requires Improvement&rsquo;.</p> <p>The official report will be available to all Parents early next week.</p> <p>Burrowmoor School is currently one of the top performing schools in March according to the 2016 KS2 SATs achieving 65% combined in Reading/Writing/Maths and the school is delighted that OFSTED have recognised the overall continued improvement of the school.</p> <p>We will embrace and build upon our strengths and address areas for improvement on our journey to Excellence and in providing the best education for all of our pupils.</p> <p>Congratulations to all Staff, Governors, Parents and Pupils on this achievement.</p> http://burrowmoor.netFri, 06 Jan 2017 14:07:26 GMTXmas Factor 2016 Videoshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-04-xmas-factor-2016-videoshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2017-01-04-xmas-factor-2016-videos<p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTRsMzYVzLMPVcniKuekZWJZ6_oCCNmTT" target="_blank">Youtube Playlist</a></p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 04 Jan 2017 11:02:32 GMT2017 Key Dateshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-12-20-2017-key-dateshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-12-20-2017-key-dates<p>Burrowmoor Key Dates<br /> 5/1 Welcome back Assembly &ndash;School event&nbsp;<br /> 6/1 Yr 1 Dressing up as animals day<br /> 6/1 Yr2 Muck , mess and mixtures morning&nbsp;<br /> 18/1 Yr 2 Provisional day for Science workshop<br /> 20/1 FOBS Panto &ndash;Dick Whittington&nbsp;<br /> 1/2 Yr 1 Sharing Assembly&nbsp;<br /> 1/2 Open Afternoon KS2<br /> 8/2 Yr 2 Sharing Assembly<br /> 8/2 Open Afternoon KS1<br /> 10/2 Training Day&nbsp;<br /> 13-17/2 &ndash; Half Term&nbsp;<br /> 22/2 Yr3 Sharing Assembly&nbsp;<br /> 22/2 EYFS Open Afternoon</p> http://burrowmoor.netTue, 20 Dec 2016 12:11:47 GMTActive Learning Trust Christmas Messagehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-12-12-active-learning-trust-christmas-messagehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-12-12-active-learning-trust-christmas-message<p>On behalf of the Active Learning Trust I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas.</p> <p>I do hope that you are aware that Burrowmoor Primary School is a member of the Cambridgeshire Hub of schools in which staff, pupils and governors have been actively working together in partnership throughout this busy term.&nbsp; &lsquo;Working in partnership&rsquo; is an attractive concept, and for many schools this collaboration can operate on a superficial level. In our Hub, however, schools have opened out their practice, both in classrooms and in leaders&rsquo; work, to thoughtful scrutiny, debate and celebration. Our hub is based on a solid understanding of how this spirit of openness can lead to everyone raising their game.&nbsp; As a r<a name="_GoBack"></a>esult, I firmly believe that your children are benefitting from a collaboration that puts teaching and learning at the heart of every decision we make.</p> <p>I do hope that you have an enjoyable Christmas and I look forward to working with Burrowmoor Primary School in 2017.</p> <p>With my very best wishes</p> <p>Gary Peile, CEO The Active Learning Trust</p> http://burrowmoor.netMon, 12 Dec 2016 13:00:12 GMTCHILDREN IN NEEDhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-11-14-children-in-need-2http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-11-14-children-in-need-2http://burrowmoor.netMon, 14 Nov 2016 13:30:33 GMTIMPORTANT NOTICEhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-09-27-important-noticehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-09-27-important-notice<p>Burrowmoor Primary School rents out football pitches for sports teams to play on outside of our school hours.</p> <p>Our pitch was used for a football match on Saturday 24 September for a fixture between two local football teams.</p> <p>If you have any questions, please contact The Active Learning Trust&rsquo;s communication company on 01727 850761.</p> http://burrowmoor.netTue, 27 Sep 2016 12:18:22 GMTNew Head Teacherhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-09-09-new-head-teacherhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-09-09-new-head-teacher<p><img alt="" src="/images/New Staff Photos 2015/DSCF1470.JPG" style="width: 225px; height: 300px;" /></p> <p>We would like you to join us in&nbsp;welcoming&nbsp;the new Head Teacher, Susan Dobbs.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/New_Head_Letter.jpg" style="width: 717px; height: 734px;" /></p> http://burrowmoor.netFri, 09 Sep 2016 08:59:07 GMTJob Vacancieshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-07-19-job-vacancieshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-07-19-job-vacancies<p><a href="/files/Job Adverts/advertschoolmidday_supervisor.pdf" target="_blank">School Midday Supervisor</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Job Adverts/Deputy_Club_Coordinator.pdf" target="_blank">Deputy Club Co-ordinator</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Job Adverts/Kitchen_Assistant_Advert.pdf" target="_blank">Kitchen Assistant</a></p> <p><a href="/files/Job Adverts/Playworker_out_of_school_club.pdf" target="_blank">Out of School Playworker</a></p> http://burrowmoor.netTue, 19 Jul 2016 12:20:07 GMTSTAFF VACANCYhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-06-29-staff-vacancyhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-06-29-staff-vacancy<p class="NoSpacing"><a href="/files/Finance_Admin_Assistant-Sept_16.pdf" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Finance/Admin Assistant</span></b></a></p> <p class="NoSpacing"><a href="/school-information/staff-vacancies/Advert3" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Staff Pack</span></b></a><b><span style="font-size:18.0pt"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 29 Jun 2016 13:09:21 GMTSPORTS DAYS 2016http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-06-29-sports-days-2016http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-06-29-sports-days-2016<p>June 2016</p> <p>Dear Parents/carers</p> <p><strong><u>Sports Days</u></strong></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>Sports Days for the different phases will be held on the following days and times:-</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width:256px;"> <p><strong>Nursery and Reception</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:232px;"> <p>Wednesday 6<sup>th</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:232px;"> <p>10:00 - 11:00</p> <p>2:00&nbsp; - &nbsp;3:00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:256px;"> <p><strong>Key Stage 1&nbsp; (Years 1 &amp; 2)</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:232px;"> <p>Thursday 14<sup>th</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:232px;"> <p>10:00 &ndash; 11:30</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:256px;"> <p><strong>Key Stage 2</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:232px;"> <p>Tuesday 19<sup>th</sup> July</p> </td> <td style="width:232px;"> <p>Years 3 &amp; 4 10:00-11:30</p> <p>Years 5 &amp; 6 1:30 &ndash; 3:00</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width:256px;"> <p><strong>Pre-Nursery</strong></p> </td> <td style="width:232px;"> <p>Wednesday 29<sup>th</sup> June</p> </td> <td style="width:232px;"> <p>10:15 &ndash; 11:15</p> <p>2:00 &ndash; 3:00</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Parents are welcome to support their children and we are pleased that FOBS will be providing opportunities to buy refreshments at each event.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Would you please ensure that &nbsp;children wear sunscreen and bring a bottle of water to school.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>We look forward to an exciting programme of events to link with our celebration of the Rio Olympics.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Yours faithfully</p> <p>Mrs A McCarthy</p> <p>Head Teacher</p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 29 Jun 2016 10:38:44 GMTMacmillan Fund Raisinghttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-06-15-macmillan-fund-raisinghttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-06-15-macmillan-fund-raising<p><img alt="" src="/images/Macmillan_Fund_Raising.jpg" style="width: 376px; height: 600px;" /></p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 15 Jun 2016 14:48:54 GMTCaythorpe Court Residentialhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-05-13-caythorpe-court-residentialhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-05-13-caythorpe-court-residential<p><a href="/files/Initial_Letter_Residential_2017.pdf" target="_blank">Initital Residential Letter</a></p> http://burrowmoor.netFri, 13 May 2016 09:04:27 GMTFA Skills Coachhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-04-22-fa-skills-coachhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-04-22-fa-skills-coach<p><img alt="" src="/images/GM_FA_Skills.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 567px;" /></p> http://burrowmoor.netFri, 22 Apr 2016 10:56:21 GMTHMI Inspection March 2016http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-04-14-hmi-inspection-march-2016http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-04-14-hmi-inspection-march-2016<p>The latest HMI Monitoring Inspection Report can be found under &quot;Our School-Ofsted-HMI Monitoring Inspection March 2016&quot;</p> http://burrowmoor.netThu, 14 Apr 2016 08:08:35 GMTFOBS What's On April 2016http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-04-12-fobs-what-s-on-april-2016http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-04-12-fobs-what-s-on-april-2016<p><img alt="" src="/images/FOBS_Whats_on_April_2016.jpg" style="width: 410px; height: 635px;" /></p> http://burrowmoor.netTue, 12 Apr 2016 08:45:05 GMTKingswoodhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-03-16-kingswoodhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-03-16-kingswood<p>Playing a game, journey good, more pics/ news later</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/Image001.JPG" style="width: 600px; height: 450px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3371.jpg" style="width: 480px; height: 640px;" /></p> <p>All enjoyed activities yesterday and got a little sleep!! &nbsp;Everyone&#39;s up and ready to enjoy todays fun activities. &nbsp;More photos to follow.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3416.JPG" style="height: 250px; width: 333px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3582.JPG" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3586.JPG" style="width: 640px; height: 480px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3588.JPG" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3578.JPG" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3575.JPG" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3573.JPG" style="width: 640px; height: 480px;" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Kingswood 2016/IMG_3572.JPG" style="width: 320px; height: 240px;" /></p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 16 Mar 2016 14:54:42 GMTBest Class Attendancehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-02-23-best-class-attendancehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-02-23-best-class-attendance<p><img alt="" src="/images/Attendance/Class_Attendance.jpg" style="width: 1178px; height: 813px;" /></p> http://burrowmoor.netTue, 23 Feb 2016 11:14:22 GMTYr 4,5 and 6 Dinners Feb 12http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-02-10-yr-4-5-and-6-dinners-feb-12http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2016-02-10-yr-4-5-and-6-dinners-feb-12<p><a href="/files/Yr_4_5__6_-_Dinners_12_Feb.pdf" target="_blank">Yr 4,5 and 6 Dinners Feb 12</a></p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 10 Feb 2016 15:09:49 GMTParents Presentation 30th November 2015http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-12-03-parents-presentation-30th-november-2015http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-12-03-parents-presentation-30th-november-2015<p><a href="/files/Parents_Presentation_30th_November_2015.pdf" target="_blank">Parents Presentation 30th November 2015</a></p> http://burrowmoor.netThu, 03 Dec 2015 10:12:33 GMTBurrowmoor Primary on Heart FMhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-12-02-burrowmoor-primary-on-heart-fmhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-12-02-burrowmoor-primary-on-heart-fm<p><a href="/files/Burrowmore_Primary_School_STS_tx.mp3" target="_blank">Burrowmoor on Heart FM</a>&nbsp;(MP3)</p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 02 Dec 2015 13:34:00 GMTSuggestions to help with Children's Spellings and Mathshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-27-suggestions-to-help-with-children-s-spellings-and-mathshttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-27-suggestions-to-help-with-children-s-spellings-and-maths<p><a href="/files/Learn_your_Multiplication_and_Division_Facts.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;">Learning Division and Multiplication</span></a><br /> <a href="/files/Suggestions_for_Learning_Spellings.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;">S</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.8px;">uggestions for Learning Spellings</span></a></p> http://burrowmoor.netFri, 27 Nov 2015 14:46:19 GMTHMI Parent Meeting Invitationhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-25-hmi-parent-meeting-invitationhttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-25-hmi-parent-meeting-invitation<p><a href="/files/Parent_HMI_Letter.pdf" target="_blank">HMI Parent Meeting Invitation</a></p> http://burrowmoor.netWed, 25 Nov 2015 13:35:16 GMTBurrowmoor HMI First Visit Reporthttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-24-burrowmoor-hmi-first-visit-report-1http://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-24-burrowmoor-hmi-first-visit-report-1<p>The recent HMI report on Burrowmoor Primary has shown that, whilst progress is taking place at Burrowmoor, more remains to be done by both the School and Active Learning Trust.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The original inspection report was used as a basis for the recent visit which clearly identifies where the work of the team and the Trust has started to have an impact. The new leadership model, new governing body, and the recruitment of new teachers have supported the ongoing progress alongside acknowledged development in Nursery, and Years 2 and 6.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Trust, Governors and leadership team now need to focus on embedding new systems, practice and rigour across the whole school. This will ensure high quality teaching and learning is taking place in all classrooms. A deeper level of support and challenge forms the next stage of improvement at Burrowmoor, enabling the school to progress from &lsquo;special measures&rsquo;.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Working with HMI and building on his recommendations and guidance will be key to ensuring that the pace of improvement is accelerated.</p> <p><a href="/files/Burrowmoor_Primary_School_10006917_Final_Version.pdf">Full Burrowmoor Report</a></p> http://burrowmoor.net/images/news/s300_Ofsted-logo-gov.uk.jpgTue, 24 Nov 2015 15:02:51 GMTBMR Admissions Arrangement Documenthttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-23-bmr-admissions-arrangement-documenthttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-23-bmr-admissions-arrangement-document<p><a href="http://burrowmoor.net/files/BMR_Admissions_Arrangements.pdf" style="color: rgb(0, 85, 128); text-decoration: underline; outline: 0px; font-weight: bold; font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;" target="_blank">BMR Admissions Arrangements</a><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5px;">&nbsp;- (Under six week Consultation Period)</span></p> http://burrowmoor.netMon, 23 Nov 2015 09:02:55 GMTChristmas Hamper Rafflehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-10-christmas-hamper-rafflehttp://burrowmoor.net/news/latest/2015-11-10-christmas-hamper-raffle<p>We are raising funds to pay for the cost of the Year 6 Leavers Book. Last year we carried out a Christmas Hamper Raffle which was really successful and with this in mind we would like to continue with this tradition.</p> <p>If each child brings in an item approximately &pound;1.00 in value, we could potentially have 16 hampers, each worth &pound;30.00.</p> <p>Each year has been allocated a colour for their hamper. Please could your child bring their item into class as soon as possible, or by Friday 4th December at the latest.</p> <p>The colours are as follows:-</p> <p>Year 6 - Red &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Year 5 - Green &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Year 4 - Orange</p> <p>Year 3 - Blue/Purple &nbsp;Year 2 - Black/Brown &nbsp;Year 1 - Yellow/Gold</p> <p>Reception - White &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Nursery - Silver/Grey</p> <p>The Raffle tickets will be available from 7th December and the hampers will be displayed in the Reception area as last year.</p> <p>We look forward to receiving your hamper items. Thank you for your continued support.</p> http://burrowmoor.netTue, 10 Nov 2015 11:08:36 GMT