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The Children of Standlake Will Reach Their Potential by Belonging to a Supportive And

The children of Standlake will reach their potential by belonging to a supportive and inclusive community, believing in themselves, each other and Christian values and building on their successes.


Monday3rdOctober 2016

Dear Parents

Thank-you to all the parents who came along to the ‘Information and Meet the Teacher’ evening - it was good to see so many. I started the evening by sharing the 2016 end of year assessment results for the school:

School Stage / Subject / Reaching Expected Standard
Standlake / National
Early Years
Foundation Stage (EYFS)
16 pupils / Good Level of Development / 79% / 69%
Year 1 Phonics Assessment
19 pupils / Phonics Test / 90% / 81%
Year 2 National Assessment Test
25 pupils / Reading:
Maths: / 76%
72% / 74%
Year 6 National Assessment Test
11 pupils / Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar:
Reading, Writing Maths Combined: / 90%
46% / 72%

A more detailed breakdown of the Year 2 and 6 attainment can be found on the school website

Commentary Summary:

  • We are very pleased with our EYFS, Phonics and Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar results
  • One Y6 pupil missing ‘expected’ by one mark in the Reading and Maths test was the difference between being ‘below’ and ‘within’ national expectation in Reading, Maths and Combined.
  • Progress between Year 2 and Year 6 is lower than pupils nationally
  • Attainment and progress outcomes for the children requires improvement through good teaching and learning, so we can build on the good start pupils have at the school.

The Governors and I are meeting this Wednesday to finalise the School Development Plan & agree an Executive Summary that will outline the priorities & further actions for the year ahead. The Executive Summary will be shared with all parents this week.

Outlined on the following couple of pages are some of the other things I informed parents about. If you would like to discuss any of the items covered in this newsletter please do not hesitate to contact the office to organise a meeting with me.

Andrew Denham

Have a lovely weekend

Dates for the diary

Term 1

Wednesday5th October Governors Meeting

Friday7th OctoberHarvest Service at St Giles Church 9.30-10.15am

Swimming for Year 4 & 5

Community Conker Competition (pupils, parents and staff) 3.15-3.45pm

Tuesday 11th OctoberBlake and Dahl Class trip to the Story Museum

Wednesday 12th Ocotber Mixed Under-9 Football Tournament

Friday14th October Swimming for Year 4 & 5

Tuesday18th OctoberMorpurgo and Shakespeare Class trip to Hill End (1WW Day)

Thursday20th OctoberCross Country event for Year 3-6*

Friday 21st OctoberScience Stop Day

Last day of school. Finish at 3.10pm

Term 2

Monday 31st OctoberTeacher Training Day

Tuesday1st NovemberTerm starts



Required for Vicky’s After School Club at Standlake Primary School

We are looking for an enthusiastic,energetic,reliable individual to assist in the day to day running

of the new after school club at Standlake Primary School. The club will be open from 3.10-6.10 Monday-Friday during term time for children aged 4-11 who attend the school.

Key responsibilities will include:

Safeguarding children attending the club, understanding and following our policy.

Respecting the confidentiality of the club and school.

Supervising the delivery of safe, creative and appropriate play opportunities in a fun and caring environment.

Administering first aid as appropriate and keeping records up to date.

Ensuring safe arrivals and hand overs, liaising with parents on a daily basis.

Preparing snacks and refreshments for the children.

Person Specification

Experience of working with children aged 4-11 and ability to provide warm and consistent care to all the children attending the club.

Enthusiasm, reliability, good physical and emotional health, ability to work on own initiative and communicate at all levels are essential.

A qualification in childcare or play work at level 3 is desirable but not essential as full training will be given-willingness to undertake appropriate training is essential.

First aid and safeguarding training (will be provided if you do not have current certificates).

Please note all staff need to undergo strict safeguarding checks including an enhanced DBS Check.

A full job description and person spec is available on request.

For further information about the role please contact Maggie Moynihan on 07826 595669 or email

Vicky’s After School Club is committed to building a ‘culture of safety’ in which the children in our care are protected from abuse, harm and radicalisation

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