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Pro Soccer Academy Football Tournment - Year 3 and 4 - 28th March 2017

Some of the boys and girls from Years 3 and 4 attended the Pro Soccer Football Tournament held at Brookfield School on Tuesday 28th March 2017. Under Louis's captainship they won two matches, goals being scored by Louis and Levi. Blake was named "man of the match" for superb goalkeeping. They were all amazing and played really well as a team. 









Parent and Carer Feedback 2016

posted 1 Dec 2016, 05:50 by Denise Hynard

Please click here to view Parent and Carer feedback results to the 2016 Questionnaire.

Breakfast Club Re-launch 5th May 2016

posted 5 May 2016, 06:31 by Denise Hynard   [ updated 5 May 2016, 06:42 ]


Breakfast Club was re-launched on Thursday 5th May 2016, the children were joined by VIP guests from our new
sponsors Greggs the Bakers and Keytree as well as our school governor Theresa Fennell. A good time was had by all.

Breakfast Club Funding

posted 28 Apr 2016, 03:46 by Denise Hynard   [ updated 28 Apr 2016, 04:01 ]



As of 25th April 2016 we are able to offer breakfast club to our pupils for free. This is fantastic for our school as we will be supported by both Greggs the bakers and Keytree, an international software company that are based in London. The Keytree staff are keen to become involved personally with us which is an amazing opportunity for both the school in general and the pupils.

 

The Greggs breakfast club scheme has been running since 1999, and is designed to provide a simple, nutritious breakfast to children in primary schools and is funded by Greggs as well as a growing number of partners. Their partners value the work of the Breakfast Club programme and the support it offers to children in local communities.

 

The Greggs breakfast club programme supports young people of primary school age who live in areas of the UK in areas where Greggs have outlets. The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 250 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales, providing a nutritious start to the day for over 14,000 school children.

 

Research into and practical experience of the effects of breakfast clubs has shown the following positive benefits:

  • Improved attendance and punctuality

  • improved behaviour

  • Children complete more tasks and behave better

  • Concentration and achievement at schools

  • Longer-term benefits for memory and cognition

  • Strengthening of school/parents relationship

  • Opportunity for children to meet and communicate with others in a social setting

  • Help for parents to take on training or work



New Autumn menu available from Eden Foodservice

posted 17 Mar 2015, 08:50 by scrockett@stjamesthegreatacademy.org   [ updated 24 Nov 2015, 03:34 by Denise Hynard ]

Click the file below to see the new Autumn menu from Eden Foodservice. Please remember that dinners are free for all pupils from Reception to year 2.

Leadership Changes for January - August 2015

posted 5 Dec 2014, 03:46 by scrockett@stjamesthegreatacademy.org   [ updated 26 Oct 2015, 11:02 by Denise Hynard ]

Please click on the link below for the letter informing parents of leadership changes.

Academy Holidays 2014-15

posted 5 Feb 2014, 01:34 by scrockett@stjamesthegreatacademy.org   [ updated 26 Oct 2015, 11:02 by Denise Hynard ]

Click for a letter confirming the results of the consultation on holiday dates for 2014-15.

Learning and Teaching

posted 12 Aug 2013, 04:55 by Google Google   [ updated 26 Oct 2015, 11:02 by Denise Hynard ]

Find out what your child will be learning this term. Click on Learning and Teaching and then your child's class.

Reading at St James the Great Academy

posted 12 Aug 2013, 04:52 by Google Google   [ updated 26 Oct 2015, 11:02 by Denise Hynard ]

Accelerated Reader is supporting your child with reading in our Academy. 

Click here to see what "Kids are reading in 2013"

Consultation held with Academies Enterprise Trust

posted 12 Aug 2013, 04:48 by Google Google   [ updated 26 Oct 2015, 11:02 by Denise Hynard ]

Questions raised Raised by whom Answer to question Answered by whom
What will happen with the children who are in nursery but are due to start school in September? Parent
  • Admission criteria will remain the same as present. This could not be changed without consultation. The nursery will form part of the academy.
R Bassett, S Crockett
Will the uniform stay the same or will there be a new uniform? Parent
  • The school is looking to upgrade the uniform and are working with AET on funding for this. Colour to remain the same but with white shirts. Can say 90% sure that each child will receive a free full set of uniform for September.
  • Almost all decisions will be made by the head teacher and governors. AET does not dictate to the school and they do not want the school to lose its identity.
S Crockett, R Bassett
What about tests? Will SATs continue and will children still be able to take the 11+? Parent Governor
  • AET will become like the Local Authority. SATs testing will continue as will the 11+.
  • Inspectors will still come into school
  • National curriculum subjects the same but with some flexibility
  • Secondary admissions procedure will remain the same.
R Bassett, S Crockett
We work with other primary schools in the area. Will we still be able to do this? Staff
  • Even when you become an academy you can still work with other schools that are not academies. It is about sharing best practice.
R Bassett
What are the benefits to the children and parents in becoming an academy? Resident/Scout Leader Main benefits would be:
  • Financial – AET top slice less therefore more money available for the school to spend
  • Different family of schools – sharing of good practice and support for one another
  • High level training for staff
R Bassett
What are the benefits to the children and parents in becoming an academy? Resident/Scout Leader Main benefits would be:
  • Financial – AET top slice less therefore more money available for the school to spend.
  • Different family of schools – sharing of good practice and support for one another
  • High level training for staff
R Bassett
At present you say you have 3-5 primary schools. By September you will have 61 academies of which 35-40% will be primary. If you are going from a small number of schools to a larger number will you still have the capacity to support. Community Governor
  • AET not there as intervention
  • Would give schools the flexibility to share resources
  • Opportunities for staff to work across other schools.
  • School to work to own capacity but there will be a network available which enables support to be put in place if needed.
  • More buying power with greater number of schools.
  • Head Teachers from both secondary and primary schools attend the same meeting to enable support and good practice in both.
R Bassett
Concerned about how quickly AET is growing. How will they be able to sustain the support? Parent/Staff
  • Would not build central capacity. There is a central team with specific skills which would enable schools in building their own capacity.
  • Listening to primary schools to find out what their needs are, support they require, and what works best for them. AET better now than they were 2 years ago.
R Bassett
When sharing ideas would this take place at the school delivering good practice or would that school send someone to another school to display the good practice. Parent Governor
  • Really up to the head teachers of the schools concerned how CPD accessed. Can be centrally or a mix of sharing with schools. Also online support is very good.
R Bassett

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