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Welcome back to school.

We hope that you all had a lovely holiday and we look forward to a happy, healthy and successful term!

 

Mrs Wood

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

  • Value Of The Month - Honesty

    date posted: Thursday 11 Sep 2014

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    This month's artwork for the value Honesty is a sculpture by American artist John Ilg'.

    Artist John Ilg built his sculpture "Honesty" as a kind of test of viewer willpower. And the piece (a mesh wire frame with the word "HONESTY" spelled out in 316 loose dollar bills) enjoyed several showings without a single dollar going missing. When Ilg first built the piece, he assumed the bills would be taken and actually declined the Fair's offer to place it behind glass or hang it out of reach. "It sets temptation right out in front of them," he says. "My assumption was every single bill would have been stolen out of that thing." But after hundreds of thousands of guests passed by, the piece was returned to him stuffed with $150 worth of additional bills. Not a single one of his original $316 was out of place:

  • Year 5 /6 Partnership Sports

    date posted: Friday 14 Feb 2014

     On Tuesday 8th July Year 5 and 6 competed at partnership sports held at Grange Park. We were lucky to have great weather and the children were excited and ready to race! The afternoon was looking hopeful, with Eversley winning the first few races and in total we had 8 medal winners. The scores were very close and in the end Eversley, Merryhills and Grange Park all had 8 medal winners; so it was down to a difference of a couple of points, leaving Eversley in 3rd place. Congratulations to all the children who competed and represented Eversley. (Miss Stevens)

  • Year 4 at the Olympic Park

    date posted: Friday 31 Jan 2014

    On Wednesday 9th July year 4 had the fantastic opportunity to watch the Investec London Cup at the brand new venue for top-flight hockey in England - the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; a legacy venue from the London 2012 Olympics.

    The children in year 4 have been having hockey coaching this term delivered by coaches at Southgate Hockey Club. They have made significant progress and some children have gone on to train at Southgate Hockey Club on a Tuesday after school.

      An exciting day started with South Africa v Scotland and then a big build up to England v Wales. A great result by the womens’ England Hockey team of 8-0 led for a great atmosphere in the Olympic Park. Class 4V were interviewed by the match commentator and some of the children even spoke on the microphone in front of the whole crowd.

    As if this wasn't already an amazing opportunity we later saw that we were on the BBC London news as well as featuring on the England Hockey twitter page @EnglandHockey.

  • Eversley Sports Week

    date posted: Friday 31 Jan 2014

    During the week commencing 23rd June we had a fun packed sports week. All the children from reception to year 6 took part in sports activities taught from specialist sports coaches. The children took part in zumba, tennis, hockey, golf, dance, jujitsu, football, cheer leading and fencing. As well as all the fantastic sports coaching the children had, we had a Tottenham Coach from the Spurs Academy organise a whole school penalty shootout. The children were really excited by this and every child attempted to score a goal against our football teams goal keepers. The children really enjoyed this active week and we hope that some of the coaches inspired the children to take up some new sports activities in the coming school year. Please contact the office or Miss Stevens if you require any information on sports clubs on offer at Eversley or in the local area

  • Leading Parent Partnership Award

    date posted: Thursday 30 Jan 2014

    We are delighted to have been re-awarded The Leading Parent Partnership Award for a further period of three years. The LPPA is one of our most valued awards and this very positive report shows how staff, governors and parents continue to develop and build upon the good work that we all do for the benefit of the children and families at Eversley. (Mrs Wood)

    The full report can be viewed at LPPA-Re-asess-Eversley-Post-Visit-Jan-2014.doc

  • Eversley achieves the Primary Science Quality Mark

    date posted: Wednesday 25 Sep 2013

     

    Following last year's hard work, Eversley has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark. This award is given to schools that have shown outstanding qualities in Science teaching and learning. All our staff have worked extremely hard to achieve this award and as such our children have been given amazing Science opportunities ranging from taking part in hands-on experiments in class, to using a telescope on a mountain top in Tenerife! We would like to thank all staff and children for their determination to attain the mark.

     

     


     

Values Award

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.

 

 

Eversley's walking Photographers!

 

During walk to school week 2014, Eversley children became photographers. As they walked to and from school, lots of children took the opportunity to stop, look around and photograph interesting things they saw along the way. Here are some of their great efforts: