Every maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Contact information includes:
- School’s name, postal address, telephone number.
- Name and contact details of the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)
- The name of the member of staff who deals with queries from parents and other members of the public
Contact Us Page
Information about governors, including relevant business and pecuniary interests includes:
- the structure and remit of the governing body and any committees, and the full names of the chair of each;
- for each governor who has served at any point over the past 12 months: their full names, date of appointment, term of office, date they stepped down (where applicable), who appointed them (in accordance with the governing body’s instrument of government),
- relevant business and pecuniary interests (as recorded in the register of interests) including; governance roles in other educational institutions; any material interests arising from relationships between governors or relationships between governors and school staff (including spouses, partners and close relatives)
- their attendance record at governing body and committee meetings over the last academic year.
- Governing bodies should also publish this information for associate members, making clear whether they have voting rights on any of the committees to which they have been appointed.
Included on this page is:
- school’s admission arrangements, explaining how we will consider applications for every age group,
- arrangements in place for selecting the pupils who apply;
- our over-subscription criteria (how we offer places if there are more applicants than places);
- an explanation of the process parents need to follow if they want to apply for their child to attend your school;
- details of how parents can find out about your school’s admission arrangements through your local authority.
River View Admission page
Our Ofsted page includes:
- a copy of our school’s most recent Ofsted report.
- a link to the webpage where users can find your school’s most recent Ofsted report.
- percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics;
- average progress in reading’
- average progress in writing;
- average progress in mathematics.
- percentage of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics;
- average scaled score in reading;
- average scaled score in mathematics.
River View Ofsted & Results page
Nursery & Reception - 8:45am - 3:00pm
Lunch Time 11:30am - 12:30pm
Year 1 - Year 6 - 8:45am - 3:10pm
Lunch Time Y1 & Y2 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Y3 & Y4 - 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Y5 & Y6 - 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Year 1 - Year Six - Have a morning playtime. These are supervised by a member of staff.
Early Years - Outdoor play is integrated into each day for children in Nursery and Reception.
Information about our school’s curriculum including:
- the content of the curriculum our school follows in each academic year for every subject;
- the names of any phonics or reading schemes are using in KS1;
- how parents/ members of the public can find out more about the curriculum your school is following.
River View Curriculum tables page
Reading plays a vital role in the development and education of your child. At River View we ensure that children have lots of opportunities to read in lots of different contexts.
In the Early Years and Key Stage 1 we deliver a consistent approach to phonics using a programme called ReadWrite Inc. Every child in EYFS and Key Stage 1 works through the programme to help them decode (sound out) words that they read and spell. Reading is linked into understanding what they have read and also links into short writing activities. We also use other resources to boost your child's phonic skills - One-to-One Tutoring; Toe-by-Toe; Small group work and intervention activities. Teachers will always keep you informed if your child is having additional support.
Children read through a set of book banded books. Each colour in the book band is a different level. We do not subscribe to a specific reading scheme. We provide a diet and range of books at different levels within a book band. The children know which book band they are working at and recognise the book band that they are working towards.
At River View, we are keen for children to make choices about books and in Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to choose their own books to read in class or take home. This encourages the children to find their favourite author or genre that they can share with each other and at home.
Opportunities for reading
Children also read regularly in other areas of the curriculum and in other parts of the school day through:
The daily reading lesson - Lessons are planned to support the children's reading skills. These daily lessons focus on key skills of comprehension using a range of texts, question types and collaborative working. The children are taught the key skills that support the reading curriculum for their particular age group and ensure the children are well-prepared for the challenges of the next steps in their education; including SATs. These sessions allow the opportuity for staff to work with small groups and whole classes to teach the skills of reading.
Let's Read! - Across the school, children read independently to promote positive reading habits. We have set aside time in the timetable to read. Every Friday afternoon, children and staff read their own choice of books to promote independent reading and encourage us all to focus on our own enjoyment of reading.
Reading Across the Curriculum - Across the school, children read a range of books linked to other areas of their learning.
Storytime - Storytime happens across the school and in a number of different ways. In EYFS, children share a story and often use this as a basis for their speaking and listening skills. In Key Stage 1, books are read to children for them to hear good examples of reading aloud and to develop an enthusiasm for reading books themselves. Class books are shared with children in Key Stage 2, where they read along with the teacher.
The Reading Race is our latest inititative to encourage the children to read regularly at home. Staff check the reading records daily and record the weekly outcome for their class. Every child is counted towards a class result which goes into the reading race against all the other classes in school. Each week the results are announced in assembly and children in the winning class at the end of each half term receive a whole class reward!
We continually strive to promote a love of reading to ensure that children are ready for the next stages in their learning. Watch out for the new things that are happening around school to help your child to read.
Details of how we spend our pupil premium funding and the effect this has had on the attainment of the pupils who attract the funding including:
For the previous year
- how the pupil premium was spent;
- the impact of the expenditure on eligible and other pupils.
For the current academic year
A statement as to the school’s strategy in respect of the pupil premium allocation for the current academic year (“pupil premium strategy”):
- the amount of the school’s pupil premium allocation;
- a summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils of the school;
- how the pupil premium is to be spent to address those barriers and the reasons for that approach;
- the date of the school’s next review of its pupil premium strategy.
Pupil Premium Page
Details of how our school spends this funding and the effect it has had on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment. It includes the following:
- our PE and sport premium allocation for the current academic year;
- details of how we intend to spend your allocation;
- details of how you spent your previous academic year’s allocation;
- how it made a difference to the PE and sport participation and attainment
- how you will make sure these improvements are sustainable
- link to the national curriculum figures for Swimming and water safety
River View PE and Sports Premium page
As a school we must comply with the public sector equality duty. This means we:
publish details of how our school is complying with the public sector equality duty
publish our school’s equality objectives
We include details of how our school is:
improving equality of opportunity for people with protected characteristics
consulting and involving those affected by inequality in the decisions your school or college takes to promote equality and eliminate discrimination (affected people could include parents, pupils, staff and members of the local community)
Details of our school’s policy for pupils with SEN, the Local Offer and the SEN information report. It includes:
our school’s admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities
the steps we have taken to prevent pupils with SEN from being treated less favourably than other pupils
access facilities for pupils with SEN
the accessibility plan our governing body has written in compliance with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 to the Equality Act 2010
We publish our school’s charging and remissions policy. It includes details of:
the activities or cases for which our school charges pupils’ parents;
the circumstances where our school will make an exception on a payment that we would normally expect to receive under your charging policy.
We have a duty to report the number of staff earning over £100,000. There are none currently at River View.
Please see link on left hand side, which will direct you to the Schools Financial Benchmarking site.