The School Staff

Please see below a list of the current school staff and their responsibilities:

Leadership Team
Mr S Langford - Headteacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Computing Co-ordinator, PSCHE Co-ordinator
Mrs F Owen - Deputy Headteacher, Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, SENCo, Academically More Able provision teacher and co-ordinator, Assessment Co-ordinator, Science Co-ordinator

Early Years Foundation Stage
Mrs S Poole - Nursery teacher, Early Years Team Leader, PE Co-ordinator
Mrs D Byrne - Nursery teaching assistant
Mrs K Walker - Reception teacher, Co-ordinator of Outdoor Early Years Learning
Mrs S Davis - Reception teaching assistant, Stay & Play facilitator, RE support
Mrs A Ahmad - Integration assistant

Middle Phase
Mrs A Mann - Year One teacher, Geography Co-ordinator
Mrs S Rashid - Year One teaching assistant, EAL (English as an Additional Language) support, Senior Librarian
Mrs A Nazir - Year Two teacher, Middle Phase Team Leader, Maths Co-ordinator
Mrs L Elsom - Year Two teaching assistant
Miss A Hussain - Year Three teacher
Mrs A Ahmad - Year Three teaching assistant
Mrs I Posaner - Middle Phase learning interventions teaching assistant

Upper Phase
Miss S Worthington - Year Four teacher, History Co-ordinator
Miss A Hall - Year Five teacher
Mrs C Nash - Year Six teacher, Upper Phase Team Leader, Literacy Co-ordinator, Art Co-ordinator, School Council facilitator
Miss S Holland - Upper Phase teaching assistant
Mrs H Begum - Upper Phase teaching assistant

Jewish Studies and Ivrit
Rabbi Y Jacobs - Director of Jewish Education
Mrs E Cohen - Limudei Kodesh teacher, Head of Religious Education
Mrs C Cooper - Jewish Studies teacher
Mrs J Halter - Jewish Studies teacher, RE and Ivrit support, Cookery teacher
Mrs E Lesser - Jewish Studies teacher
Mrs I Posaner - Jewish Studies support
Mrs S Davis - Jewish Studies support
Mrs K Hensman - Ivrit (Modern Hebrew) teacher

Special Educational Needs
Mrs F Owen - SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator)

Support Staff
Mrs S Perry - Senior Office Manager
Mrs S Lester - Clerical assistant
Mr J Rawson - Building Services Manager
Mrs A Curtis - Head Cook

Our Mission and Vision Statements

"Where Stars Shine"

Mission Statement

King David Primary School is unique. The ethos of the Jewish faith permeates all aspects of life within a modern, multicultural school community.

Our school provides a meaningful and inspiring Jewish Education, relevant to all children, focusing on strong moral values and personal development based on traditional Jewish teachings. This enables children to become knowledgeable about Judaism and to be caring, responsible members of society and of this nation, sharing fundamental British values.

Positive relationships between the staff and children, a happy and hardworking atmosphere and an inclusive, supportive school, combined with excellent academic results, produce a reputation to be proud of.

Cooperation and collaboration with supportive parents are highly valued and ensure that our family orientated school nurtures and values children from all backgrounds.

We are committed to delivering high standards in all areas of personal and academic development, having high expectations of every child.

 

Vision Statement

King David Primary School will be an outstanding school, "Where Stars Shine."

King David will provide a meaningful and inspiring Jewish Education, relevant to all children. We will further develop the Jewish Studies curriculum to match the changing needs of the school community in order to enhance the development of Jewish attitudes, beliefs, knowledge and practice. Formal assessment and consistent marking will be informative to pupils and parents enabling further progress in Hebrew reading standards and in Jewish knowledge and practice.

We aspire to provide a curriculum which inspires and motivates all pupils to become independent problem solvers who can cooperate and collaborate with others. We will teach our children how to cope with and build on success, face challenges and meet setbacks.

King David aims to foster curiosity, self - belief and adaptability taught in an exciting, explorative, thematic curriculum. Our broad, balanced and vivid curriculum will promote a love of learning and high standards, especially in literacy and mathematics. Our curriculum will teach children the importance of emotional and social awareness and the need to be enterprising.

Our programmes of study will equip the children with significant knowledge and relevant understanding of what is right and wrong, fair and unfair.

The children will have a sense of identity within the local area and value their local community. They will appreciate and have the necessary tools to live harmoniously and prosper in their multicultural community and to develop national identity, sharing fundamental British values.

Pupil Premium Grant

Introduction
The Government introduced the Pupil Premium Grant in April 2011. This grant, which is additional
to main school funding, is seen by the government as the best way to address the current underlying
inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers, by ensuring
that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.
The Pupil Premium is allocated to school and is clearly identifiable. Schools can decide how the
Pupil Premium is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be
made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.
At King David School we support all of our pupils. We do this by providing high quality classroom
teaching, supplemented by interventions to support vulnerable learners as and when required.
The School Leadership Team and Governing Body monitor the impact of all spending and
interventions, including the Pupil Premium.

In 2014/15, the Pupil Premium grant was £61,100. It was used to fund the following:

One-to-one tuition for eligible pupils, to close the attainment gap in Reading
Cookery project for all year groups, including promoting healthy lifestyles
Specialist Kodaly music provision
Additional targeted English resources
Additional targeted Outdoor Education resources
Additional targeted SEN resources
Targeted support for individuals, throughout the school, within class
Financial support for targeted pupils to take part in extra-curricular activities and trips

 

Impact of Pupil Premium funding:

During the academic year 2014/15, the school changed to a system of assessment without National Curriculum levels. Pupils were identified as either Emergent (working towards the expected level for their age-group), Secure (at the expected level) or Exceeding (well above the expected level for their age-group). At the same time, the new National Curriculum was introduced in all classes apart from Y2 and Y6. The expectations for all children were raised, making it more challenging for children to reach the expected level.

The proportion of Pupil Premium children attaining the expected level in each class was compared to the cohort as a whole. It was found that in Y1, Y2 and Y4, there existed no or only a negligible gap between the Pupil Premium group and the cohort as a whole, for all subjects. "Negligible" is defined as - if one additional Pupil Premium child achieved the expected level, the percentage would then be above the cohort as a whole). In Y5, the only gap was in Writing and in Y6 the only gap was in Maths. Priority was identified for Reception and Y3 - who will be Y1 and Y4 in the school year 2015/16.

Analysis of the impact of these interventions, at the cohort and individual pupil level, and feedback from moderation of Early Years Reception Profiles and Key Stage 1 SATs have refined provision for the 2015/16 academic year.

 

In 2015/16, the Pupil Premium grant is estimated to be £60,000. It will be used to fund the following:

One-to-one tuition for eligible pupils, to close the attainment gap in Reading and Writing, focused in the new Y1 class, where the gap is most signficant
Cookery project for all year groups, including promoting healthy lifestyles
Specialist Kodaly music provision
Additional targeted English resources
Additional targeted Outdoor Education resources
Additional targeted SEN resources
Action research projects, focused on closing the Pupil Premium attainment gap
Targeted support for individuals, throughout the school, within class
Financial support for targeted pupils to take part in extra-curricular activities and trips

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