BASIC SKILLS QUALITY MARK 2016
Bushfield Infants has recently been awarded ‘The Quality mark’ for the sixth time.
The Quality Mark provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school. This includes both those who underachieve and those whose attainment is lower than would be expected for someone of their age.
Quality Mark processes complement the principles underpinning current national education strategies, inspection and curriculum frameworks and support the drive to improve standards in literacy and maths.
We are proud that Bushfield Infant School has achieved this award for the sixth time, following rigorous assessment and self-evaluation by accredited assessors.
The school has fully met all ten elements which are:
- Whole school strategy and planning to improve performance in basic skills
- Analysis of assessment of pupil performance
- Target setting for the improvement of performance in basic skills
- Improvement planning for under attaining and/or under achieving pupils
- Review of pupil progress
- A commitment to improving the skills of staff
- The use of a range of teaching approaches and learning styles to improve basic skills
- The use of appropriate teaching & learning materials
- The involvement of parents and carers in developing their child’s basic skills
- An effective procedure for monitoring, planning and assessing improvement in performance in basic skills
The following quotes are taken from the final BSQM report:
‘The school illustrates an outstanding commitment to raising standards in all elements of literacy and numeracy and maximises the use of both across the whole curriculum.’
‘There is evidence of shared aspirations to support children to achieve the best that they possibly can.’
‘Children are very proud of their school and talked enthusiastically about their learning experiences.’
‘The commitment of everyone involved in the school is exemplary.’
‘A positive approach to learning permeates throughout the school.’
‘Enthusiastic and dynamic leadership from the Head Teacher and governors drive planned initiatives with the support of staff at all levels.’
‘There is a clear aspiration to ensure children are fully prepared to contribute to their own learning and their future.’
‘Support staff provide the delivery of high quality initiatives that are having a measureable impact on pupil progress.’