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Parent Update Evening
Our 3-5 Year Aims and Priorities for 2020-2021
Below is a presentation from our Chair of Governors, Liz Cotgreave. Liz shares our aims for the next 3 to 5 years and the outcomes of our 2020 Parent Survey, then highlights a few of this year's priorities. We've picked some of these to tell you more about in the videos that follow.
The following set of slides are a more detailed version of those in Liz's presentation, and you can see the 2020 Parent Survey results here.
Priorities for 2020-2021
Below Mrs White and the Team share videos explaining how we plan to address some of these priorities and why we feel these are important areas to focus on this year. We will share more videos updating you on our progress in each area of our priorities throughout the duration of the year.
Aim #1: Brill children move on with ‘the wind in their sails’: with the resilience, thirst for learning and values to sustain them beyond their Brill School years.
Priorities for 2020-2021:
- Ensure all stakeholders have a clear understanding of what a ‘BRILL child’ means and have clarity on our school vision.
The video below will explain to you our curriculum's vision for all pupils at Brill School and explains to you what we mean by 'The Brill Child'.
Watch the short video below where Mrs White focusses on, in more detail, three areas of the 'Brill Child'.
Our Curriculum's Vision
See below the curriculum vision document that Mrs White has discussed above.
The Whole Child
Watch the short video where Mrs Keeping talks about how we put emphasis on developing the 'Whole Child'.
Watch the short video below to hear Madame Tate sharing her passion towards Modern Foreign Languages.
Watch the short video below to hear from Mrs Oliver, our new SENCo.
Please visit the subject pages on our website, under the Curriculum tab to hear from other members of the team talking about how we approach specific areas of the curriculum in engaging and innovative ways.
Watch the short video below to hear from Mrs Green who explains how the new outdoor area for Year 1 enhances and enriches Year 1's curriculum.
Watch the short video below to hear Mrs Keeping sharing her passion for Forest School and its benefit on the children's curriculum.
Parent feedback and Q&A session
Please watch the video below to hear about our follow up Q&A session, which will be held on Teams.
3.11.20New routine for drop off and collectionThank you for your cooperation this morning while we trialled a slightly amended version of our staggered morning start. Tomorrow we will once again ask all parents and children to wait on the field and we will bring in a year group at a time.
- The teachers will hold up their year group signs when it is time for your children to come through to the playground.
- We ask that all parents go directly to wait on the field in the morning and do not enter the staff car park or walk along the pavement to the side of the staff car park to get to the school - please take this into account if you need to leave a little longer to walk around to access the field in the morning.
- Please wait on the field until you see your class teacher hold up your year group number. Parents and children can then come forward to the field gate.
- We ask parents to clear the area promptly.
- We will then use the same system to release the children in the afternoon, where we again ask parents to wait on the field until your year group sign is held up.We hope this will alleviate some of the potential for cross over of parents and children. If any parents are running late and miss your child's year group entry, please do not come up the pavement as others will be exiting that way, but wait on the field until all year groups have come through and parents cleared the area, then you may come forward.Thank you for your ongoing support.Mrs White
Parent Survey July 2022
Posted: Jan 12, 2023 by: teachers on: Brill Highlights
Please see below for our most recent parent survey. We received an overwhelming majority of positive feedback with most comments relating to how well Brill School has handled the challenges of the pandemic, both during lockdown and the return to school. In particular:
- Support during home learning by teachers and TAs, communication.
- Positivity of the staff, care for the children and focus on wellbeing especially in the transition back to school.
One parent commented "The incredible way the school have managed this pandemic and the sensitive caring way we have felt looked after as not just pupils at the school but as a family and as a wider community".