Information for parents

We provide an intellectually stimulating, exciting and wide ranging curriculum. We ensure that we only recruit the very best and committed staff. We spend our money wisely to ensure the very best resources for all at our school and demand that everyone gives of their best to make teaching and learning the very best that it can be. 

‘Getting better never stops’. We use excellent teaching strategies and our best resources to ensure that children’s potential is uncovered and stretched. We use many forms of assessment to closely monitor progress and show children and staff how to enrich and extend learning. Staff are offered every opportunity to improve their practice by watching, visiting and learning from others.

Children are happy to learn - achievement and excellence being aspired to and celebrated. Excellent outcomes are demanded for every child.

Nurturing and encouraging Fun and enjoyment Exciting resources

Important documents

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British Values Statement

British Values Statement

Thomas Russell Infants School is committed to serving its community and surrounding areas.  We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith nature of the United Kingdom and understand the
crucial role our school plays in promoting these values.  We encourage admissions from all those entitled to education under British law regardless of
faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status. We are a school for all. To read our British Values Statement please click here read here.

 

Ofsted

Ofsted

Please click here to find the link to our latest Ofsted report.

Admissions

Admissions

This link provides you with all of the admissions information you should hopefully need about admissions to our school. It is important to refer to the Information for Parents booklet as this will provide further information and advice on the admissions process operated by Staffordshire County Council which we are following for children due to be admitted in 2017.  Admissions for 2018 will follow the schools admissions policy which can be found in the policy section of the website.

Staffordshire operates a co-ordinated admissions process with all schools within Staffordshire. This means that parents will receive only one offer of a place for a school in Staffordshire on the same day. Each school has a Published Admissions Number (PAN) which indicates the number of pupils that may be admitted to the school in each year group. The PAN at Thomas Russell Infants School is 30.

Government legislation requires the Children and Lifelong Learning Directorate to ensure that no Key Stage 1 class will contain more than 30 pupils if there is only one qualified teacher available. Key Stage 1 classes include Reception Class and Years 1 and 2.

Local offer for SEN children

Local offer for SEN children

At Thomas Russell Infants' School we are committed to ensuring that all pupils (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs) achieve their potential in all areas of the curriculum and socially, morally, spiritually and culturally. If you want to know more, about how we support our SEN pupils read here.

 

Pupil Premium Statement

Pupil Premium Statement

“Schools should be engines of social mobility. They should provide the knowledge, and the tools, to enable talented young people to overcome accidents of birth and an inheritance of disadvantage in order to enjoy greater opportunities.” (Michael Gove – Secretary of State for Education)

It is for this reason that the Government have introduced the Pupil Premium (which is additional funding, the amount of which currently varies).

If you want to know more, find out how we spent our Pupil Premium this year, or plan to spend it next year read here.

Sports Premium Funding

Sports Premium Funding

The government announced funding to support the delivery of PE and School Sport.  Through the previous success of the School Sports Partnership programme and a commitment to ensure continued high standards of delivery in PE and School Sport, there is a desire to continue to provide a coordinated level of support to enhance the delivery of PE and School Sport.

Click here to read how our school is spending the funding allocation.

Privacy notice

Privacy notice

Click here to read about how we use the data and information that you share with us. read here.

 

E-Safety

E-Safety

The internet is a great place to see more, learn more and have lots of fun.  We find it a fantastic resource to enhance our curriculum in school.  However, we are aware that it can also be dangerous if it is not used responsibly. The school has E-Safety and Acceptable Use of ICT policies which can be found in the policies section of this website. 

Technology is becoming so advanced that you can access the internet in lots of different ways.  We run an annual E-Safety meeting for parents - please ask in the office for further information.  The following websites also contain information that parents may find useful - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ and http://ceop.police.uk/

How we listen

Parent Questionnaire

Parent Questionnaire

Annual questionnaires and evaluations of many events by parents are very useful to the staff and leadership team at Thomas Russell. The results are always collated and the findings shared with appropriate groups in school. We always look to act upon suggestions and ideas and welcome comments at any time.

 

Click here to read the results for our annual questionnaire to parents.

Parent view

Parent view

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school, you can tell Ofsted your views about the school by completing their online survey.  Please click on this link.

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