Even Our Ears Were Smiling...... when Michael Rosen came to visit.
After weeks of build-up and anticipation, Eversley Primary School was delighted to welcome former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen on Wednesday 9th March. He was welcomed warmly by children and staff as he prepared for his performance.
In the packed Eversley hall, both staff and pupils were kept on the edge of their seats as he recited some of his most famous poems. His satirical style brought on roars of laughter from the audience that echoed through the school.
Following a workshop, the children of Year 3, gained the skills and inspiration they needed to start writing their own performance poetry. Some of the children were even lucky enough to have their work autographed by the poet himself!
This was a truly memorable day for all the children, as well as teachers and staff. The children beamed with happiness after watching his performances and excitement filled the day as the children continued to talk about their favourite piece and perform the poems from their personally signed book.
We would like to thank the EPSA for funding this visit.
The school had a full OFSTED Inspection on 15th and 16th January 2015. We are delighted to report that the school was graded 1 - Outstanding in all areas. The report has now been published on the Ofsted website at www.ofsted.gov.uk.
The Inspection report is available to view on the school's website About/Ofsted Report
Congratulations to Eversley!
The Primary School league tables have been released. These tables show the performance of 11 year olds who took the National Curriculum tests this year (last year’s year 6).
You may have seen the London results in the Evening Standard on Thursday 11th December.
We are delighted that Eversley is top of the Enfield table this year.
Congratulations to all the children in year 6 last year who worked so hard and all the Eversley staff who worked with those children over the years.
For the last two years we have been working to embed Values across the school. This has involved working with pupils, parents, staff and governors and an inspiring training day with Dr Neil Hawkes, International Consultant for Values-based Education and Leadership. The school selected 22 core values which we focus on monthly on a two-year cycle. The impact of this work on pupils has been extremely positive as they are able to recognise and talk about how Values affect the way they think and behave. On Friday 14th February Dr Hawkes visited Eversley to evaluate our work and awarded the school the Values-Based Education Quality Mark, www.valuesbasededucation.com This award recognises exceptional practice through Values-based education.
Eversley Primary School achieves Teaching School Status.
Eversley Primary School has been selected by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) to become a national teaching school – an important role in raising standards. Teaching Schools take a leading role in recruiting and training new entrants to the profession, identifying leadership potential and providing support for other schools.
Eversley was one of only 200 schools in England to be granted teaching school status in the latest designation round.
Introduced in 2011, teaching schools are all rated as “outstanding" and mark a shift towards school-centred training. Eversley will work in alliance with Oakthorpe Primary School, together with other partner schools, including the Institute of Education, to ensure high quality school-led initial teacher training and professional development opportunities for teachers at all stages of their career.
They raise standards through school-to-school support, engage in research and development, and ensure that the most talented school leaders are spotted and supported to become successful headteachers.
NCTL has responsibility, in partnership with headteachers from the Teaching Schools Council, for the designation and quality of the teaching schools programme.
Charlie Taylor, the Chief Executive of NCTL, said: “ Eversley Primary School should be very proud of their teaching school status. It recognises the schools’ outstanding performance and their track record of raising standards through supporting other schools.”
“There are now more than 500 designated teaching schools around the country with more to follow. In an increasingly school-led system, they are leading the way in training new teachers and helping existing teachers develop their skills - ensuring we’ll have the best people teaching our children for generations to come.”
Mrs Wood has this week attended a formal induction in Sheffield, led by the Teaching Schools Council.