Key Information for Parents
From September 1st 2012, all schools need to present specified information to website visitors. This same information is also available in hardcopy to school visitors on request. The information will be updated at least once per term.
The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:
Mrs Alison Harvey, Bridgewater Primary School, Bridgewater Drive, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 3AF. Tel 01604 637056
The determined admission arrangements for the school in relation to each relevant age group at the school, including any arrangements for selection, any oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place is provided by following this weblink.
Information as to where and by what means parents may access that information in the local authority's composite prospectus published on their website, is provided here.
Information as to where and by what means parents may access the most recent report about the school published by her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills can be found here.
Key Stage 2 Results
The school's most recent key stage 2 results as published by the Secretary of State and can be found in the side bar of this page.
School Performance Tables
Information as to where and by what means parents may access the School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education's website can be found here.
The following information about the school curriculum will be made available. The requirements are met by following our main menu links under "My Year Group" or by clicking here.
Teaching Phonics at Bridgewater Primary School for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
At Bridgewater Primary school we teach phonics following the structure of the programme “Letters and Sounds”. This is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
The sequence of the phonic content in the programme is followed consistently to secure optimum progress in children’s acquisition of phonic knowledge and skills. However the programme is supplemented to meet the needs of different learning styles by incorporating handwriting patterns and dittys to recall diagraph and trigraph sounds from Ruth Miskins “Read Write Inc” programme. In Early Years actions from “Jolly Phonics” are also used to allow for a multi sensory approach to the teaching of letter sounds.
Progress is tracked closely by the phonics leader to ensure that year groups are progressing in line with national expectations. Year 1 children take part in a “phonics screening check” in June in accordance with Government Guidance.
Phonic lessons are taught daily in Early Years and KS1 for a recommended period of 20 minutes. In KS2 lessons are taught regularly across the week. The majority of our children have completed phase 6 of the programme by Year 3.
Our Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policy can be found on the sidebar of the page.
Equalities Duty Information
The Equality Duty provides a single, consolidated source of discrimination law, covering all the types of discrimination that are unlawful. The term ‘protected characteristics’ is used as a convenient way to refer to the categories to which the law applies.
The eight protected characteristics are:
- Gender Reassignment
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Age (as an employer)
- Religion or belief
- Sexual orientation
The public sector Equality Duty 2011 has three aims under the general duty for schools/academies/settings:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act, by removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
- Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, by taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
- Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not, by encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
In addition to the annual publishing of equalities information, education settings also have a duty to prepare and publish equalities objectives and an action plan at least every 4 years. The full documents are available in the school office and using the link below.
Full details of our Pupil Premium Funding and outcomes are available as a download on the side of the page.
Primary School Sport Funding
Full details of our Primary School Sport Funding and outcomes are available as a download on the side of the page.
Special Educational Needs
Full details of our Special Eductaional Needs Policy/SEN Report and the link to the NCC local offer are available as a download on the side of the page.
Full details of our Charging Policy are available as a download on the side of the page.
School Ethos and Values
Our School Aims and Ethos/Values are available as a download on the side of the page.