At Brentnall Community Primary School we all work very hard to build positive relationships with all parents and with the wider community. Our aim is to deal with issues and problems before they become a ‘complaint’.
However there is a clear protocol to follow if necessary and the steps to follow and their outcome are outlined in this document.
I am delighted to advise that on 29th January 2016, Brentnall was awarded Gold Level status with Investors in People. Successful accreditation against the Investors in People framework is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability. Brentnall joins the top 7% of accredited organisations across the UK who believes in realising the potential of their people.
For anyone in the education sector, gaining the Investors in People core award is a great achievement, but to receive Gold Level status is exceptionally rare. Out of the 4 schools in Salford that hold the Investors in People framework, Brentnall is the only school to achieve Gold Level status and is most certainly something that we are very proud of!
In order to gain the gold accreditation organisations are assessed against 165 evidence requirements in 10 distinct performance areas. An inspector came into school and spent 3 days with our members of staff and recognised that everything we do at Brentnall is centered around the children.
Suzanne Wilkinson, Organisation Development Specialist for Investors in People said “People are very focused on improving outcomes for the children and feel that this is something the whole team works together to achieve. Managers and people describe having a tremendous loyalty towards children, and therefore the school and each other. This encourages people to share knowledge & experience, and support each other.”
This week the children have been learning about Armistice Day in their lessons and have spent time creating work to mark this occasion. On Wednesday the whole school came together for a special assembly where their work was shared, we saw some beautiful poppy artwork and acrostic and ‘Flanders Fields’ poems were read out ahead of our two-minute silence to remember the fallen.
Later in the day, our School Council members visited the local cenotaph to lay a selection of our children’s work.
As part of our British Values project, children from Brentnall travelled to London on 14th October 2015 with children from 2 local primary schools; Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox and River View.
The children experienced the London Underground, a cruise onboard the River Thames before entering the Houses of Parliament for the afternoon.
The Parliament’s Education Service provided the children with a tour of the Houses of Parliament, shared interactive information about the right to vote and held a debate with the children. Whilst in the Houses of Parliament we had the opportunity to see MP’s in action in the House of Commons!