Updates from Brill School

Vision Evening 2021-22

We were delighted to host our school update evening for parents in person this year.  Staff and Governors shared the aims and school priorities for the upcoming year. Parents  shared their experiences of Brill School with staff and Governors; enabling us to build stronger foundations by listening to feedback and working in partnership.

For those of you unable to attend the event, please click here to view the ppt shared; we will shortly be sharing a video of the evening too.

 

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.

Aim 2: Brill children, whatever their starting point, make progress that is well above the national average. They will have secure skills in maths and english, a depth of understanding across the curriculum, good awareness of our diverse and changing world, and the confidence to play their part in it.

Aim 3: We have continued to attract and develop outstanding people committed to our Brill ethos. Our outward looking team collaborates and innovates alongside partner schools and organisations to inspire and improve.

Aim 4: We will develop our learning environment to enable innovative outdoor education, reduce our environmental impact as much as possible and create safe, inspiring learning spaces for 30 children in each class. 

20.11.2020

Live Q&A Session

For those who were unable to attend our live Q&A Session on the 19th Nov, we have uploaded a recording of the Teams call, please see the link below. The live session offered an opportunity for members of the SLT, Staff and Governing team to address raised questions from our parent body, following the sharing of the videos as part of our Parent Update Evening. The selection of videos capture our aims and priorities for this academic year. 

We hope you find this useful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxjHYwUfp4

 

09.11.2020

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.

Our Vision and Aims

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'.

Enabling '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 for a clearer version of our curriculum's vision. This document identifies our vision and aims for the curriculum drawing on its Intent, implementation and impact.

The Whole Child

Watch the short video where Mrs Keeping talks about how we put emphasis on developing the 'Whole Child'.

Progress

Progress is a priority for us this year. We will be working hard to support all pupils to make accelerated progress, build on their growth mindset and reignite their thirst and love for learning.

Aim #2: Brill children, whatever their starting point, make progress that is well above the national average: They will have secure skills in Maths and English, a depth of understanding across the curriculum, good awareness of our diverse and changing world, and the confidence to play their part in it.

Priorities for 2020-2021:

  • Secure our progress in Maths and Literacy with baseline assessment and create catch-up plans informed by our SEND ethos and practise.

Watch the video below to hear Tania Flask, one of our Governors, explain what progress is, how we ensure our pupils make progress and how we measure and collate evidence to monitor and track progress. 

Communicating about children’s progress

We will be informing you of your child's progress through parents evenings, which will be held termly. The staff will be working closely with your children to establish secure understanding of where their strengths are and to identify and support areas for development. We will continue to use parent council this year to find out more about what parents want to hear and be informed of. Please look out for a request for input from your class reps and tell us what you think.

Staff Team

Aim #3: We have continued to attract and develop outstanding people committed to our Brill ethos. Our outward looking team collaborates and innovates alongside partner schools and organisations to inspire and improve.

Priorities for 2020-2021:

  • Collaborate and innovate with other outstanding settings to develop staff professionally and positively impact on our school practise.

In the video below Mrs White identifies the strengths of the Brill Team which includes; staff, pupils, parents and our local community. Despite the current restrictions, the staff continue to be outward looking, striving for improvement, innovating and collaborating to improve our practise for the benefit of the pupils.

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.

Outdoor Learning Environment

Aim #4: We will develop our learning environment to enable innovative outdoor education, reduce our environmental impact as far as possible and create safe, inspiring learning spaces for 30 children in each class.

Priorities for 2020-2021:

  • Enable pupils to lead and make changes in our behaviours and approach to waste and consider how we can reduce our environmental impact.

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.