Statutory Information

SEND School Offer

‘A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to pupils of the same age’. SEND Code of Practice January 2015


Handwriting, Phonics and Reading

Handwriting: During school, children are exposed to a range of different handwriting styles. However, the children are taught the cursive approach from the Early Years Stage. This starts with developing motor skills and learning basic letter formations, before progressing to pre-cursive writing in Year 1 and developing full, joined cursive thereafter. We believe this raises standards in handwriting throughout the whole school, developing confidence, accuracy, fluency, writing stamina and presentation. As a school, we use Kath Balcombe’s handwriting scheme and approach to help increase the frequency of handwriting practice. Please look at the Handwriting Policy for further information, techniques that could be practised at home and the rationale behind this particular handwriting approach.

Phonics: Phonics is taught on a daily basis in both Early Years and KS1. Our team work closely together, using a range of different resources and schemes to ensure our teaching is varied, interactive and of a high standard. Two of the schemes we are currently working closely with are: Letters and Sounds by the Primary National Strategy and the new Supersonic Phonics recommended by the Hertfordshire Learning Team. These schemes help enable our staff have an active approach to phonics.

Reading: We use a range of reading publishers schemes, all graded to different levels of difficulty. This is done to ensure the children have the exposure and opportunity to read a variety of different genres and writing styles. We hope to add to this collection throughout the year. Every teacher endeavours to use and teach from quality texts. This gives children the experience of reading great writing, sparks their imagination and aids their own writing.

If you require any more information please see your Class Teacher or the English Subject Leader: Miss Thomas.

PE & Sports

Sainsbury’s Gold Kitemark 

Park Street has been awarded a Sainsbury’s Gold Kitemark for the Year 2016/17, 2017/18 and again for 2018/19. To find out about the latest sporting activities and events please look at the PE section of our website and click on this link,
What is the Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark and how do schools apply for it?
The school games kitemark was launched in June 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development and participation of school sport and competition. Schools in England were able to assess their PE and sport provision against set criteria and were awarded either bronze, silver or gold status.

RE and Collective Worship

Inspection Reports

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SATs and Assessment