Key Files, Policies & Reports

Safeguarding

Curriculum Delivery

Hardcopies

Hardcopies of all policies and reports found on this website are available on request at the school office.


Contact Details

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Head Teacher : Mr Andrew Brown, Brambleside Academy, Cleveland Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 9NZ

Tel : 01536 310680


Admissions

We admit up to a maximum of 60 children each year in Foundation Stage. We accommodate children from the September following their 4th birthday until 11 years old without reference to ability, aptitude or ethnicity. 

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN that names the school as appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

  1. Children in public care or previously in public care but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.
  2. Pupils with an older brother or sister continuing at the school at the time of admission of the younger child.
  3. Pupils who live closer to the preferred school than any other school.
  4. Other pupils.

Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (3) priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

In the event of a place not being available you should telephone 0300 1261000 School Admissions Team, Northamptonshire Local Authority. If discussion with a senior officer fails to resolve the difficulty, you have a right of appeal to an independent appeal panel.



Performance Data

Our analysis of the most recently collated SATs tests results will be made available in the in the Key Files & Reports panel in the sidebar.


Curriculum

The curriculum at Brambleside fully reflects the requirements of the New 2014 National Curriculum and County Policy.  We aim to ensure that children acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate enthusiastic learning and help them to progress.  Positive attitudes to work are established early.  Our aim is that the children will become independent, curious, questioning and adaptable, and that this will be accomplished in an atmosphere of happiness, security and calm.  Our expectations are high and we encourage each child to reach his/her full potential.  Great care is taken in planning.   Teaching methods vary according to the type of activity or the aims of a particular session.  We are aware that children have different learning styles and provide a variety of activities in order to ensure equal access.

Phonics Play in KS1/EYFS

Accelerated Reader in KS1 (year 1 and 2) for some children

Letters and sounds for phonics


Behaviour

The school has a policy on behaviour management focused on RESPECT (which is available for your perusal).  We want children at Brambleside to be well behaved,self-disciplined and confident.  We expect parents to work with the school in partnership to support its aims.  When your child starts at our school you will be asked to sign a contract, a home-school agreement.  It is our aim to build upon the discipline already established at home and we enter into this contract with you as part of our belief in partnership between home and school.  

We have a system of rewards and sanctions to reward good behaviour and prevent unacceptable behaviour.  Staff set a good example to the children in the way we behave with them and you.  Care, courtesy and consideration are the key words in our code of behaviour.  Every child has a right to feel safe, the right to respect and the right to learn.  All children have the responsibility to ensure that this happens.  Staff use positive behaviour management strategies.  They use verbal praise, sharing success, public celebration, stickers, letters home, certificates and house points at various times during the school year.  Records are kept of challenging behaviour and parents are informed and involved at an early stage if we have to use sanctions.

All incidents of racial harassment or bullying are recorded and reported as per the Northamptonshire Policy.  These incidents are taken very seriously and are dealt with quickly.  Parents are involved in discussions about strategies and solutions.  Exclusion is very rarely necessary and only occurs if the school’s programme of positive behaviour management does not succeed and the school does not have the resources to meet the child’s need.  We adhere to the Northamptonshire policy on exclusion.


Pupil Premium


Sports Funding 

To access our evaluation of the impact of our most recent Sports Funding you will be able to use the download in the Key Files & Reports panel in the sidebar.


Special Educational Needs & Disabilities


Charging & Remissions


Vision & Ethos

Our school ethos is to encourage our children to be ambitious about their futures; to believe in their abilities and of course to work hard in order to achieve success.


Governance

Our Governors web page details who our governors are, their roles and responsibilities. We also show a declaration of interest and fit and proper declaration.


Complaints procedures

Our complaints procedure will be available as a download in the Key Files & Reports panel in the sidebar.