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Prospectus 2012
Bewerley Park 2014

Bewerley Park 2014

Trips

Trip to Bewerley Park

47 Year 7 students visited Bewerley Park in the Yorkshire Dales w/c 3rd March 2014. The weather was kind to…

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ACE Day - February 2014

ACE Day - February 2014

Activities and Events

The second Alternative Curriculum Experience (ACE) day of the academic year took place on Friday 7th February. All year groups…

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Year 8 Science Home Learning Project – March 2014

Year 8 Science Home Learning Project – March 2014

Science

Keiran Leppington, Jack Howard

Over the past 3 weeks, Year 8 have been working on a Science homework project.  This project involved creating a…

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North Yorkshire County Handball Championships

North Yorkshire County Handball Championships

Physical Education

After months of preparation, Brayton High School participated in the North Yorkshire County Handball…

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"The quality of teaching has improved markedly since the previous inspection"
"Marking that identifies clearly what has been done well and what needs to be improved"
"91% of teaching is good, 31% is outstanding"
"A good balance of activity and occasions for listening"
"A strong focus on developing literacy"
"Achievement of SEN students is equally as good as those for the students generally"
"Consistent use of the behaviour systems by members of staff"
"Effective questioning by the teachers to draw out and extend the students thinking"
"Lessons provided good opportunities for the students to talk and discuss"
"Management of the staff members performance is undertaken thoroughly"
"Self-evaluation is pursued systematically. The judgements reached are well considered and accurate"
"Opportunities for the students to work on their own questions, including through homework"
"positive impact of the school’s use of both rewards and sanctions for behaviour"
"Professional development is targeted at key priorities"
"Punctuality to lessons is good"
"Rapid improvements at the school"
"Senior leaders demonstrate a clear sense of drive and ambition for the school"
"Staff have transformed the quality of teaching and student behaviour"
"Students conduct themselves sensibly, politely, and responsibly"
"students respond well, staying focused, maintaining concentration, and engaging with the learning"
"The substantial majority of the students are receiving the school’s highest level of reward"
"Sufficient time for the students to think and to formulate answers"
"The curriculum is broad and balanced and designed carefully to provide opportunities that meet student needs"
"The major improvements at the school are the result of concerted and sharply focused actions by school leaders"
"The proportion of students gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C has increased each year and faster than nationally"
"The school is characterised by good relationships between the students and staff"
"The students say they feel safe at school and that view is echoed by their parents"
"Students, parents and staff confirm behaviour has improved considerably since the previous inspection"
"Student attainment has risen significantly"
"Teachers manage the pace of learning and level of questioning well to ensure an appropriate level of challenge"
"Teachers have clear expectations of the students in terms both of their behaviour and response"
"The vast majority of the students go on into further education, training, or employment "
"There is a good focus on literacy across the curriculum"
"Teachers develop the use of key vocabulary for their subjects and mark grammar and spelling"
"There is a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities for students."
"There is very little bullying at the school, if any."
"Underachievement is declining rapidly as a result of improvements in the quality of teaching"
"Well chosen topics for lessons provide good opportunities for the students spiritual, social, moral, and cultural development"

 

2014 Parents’ Survey Results

A huge thank you to all those parents who completed our annual parents’ survey. It is always reassuring to know that our parents recognise and value everything we are achieving at Brayton High School. Full results of the survey can be found below.

Question

2012 Approval Rating

2013 Approval Rating

Difference

2012-2013

2014 Approval Rating

Difference

2013-2014

+/-

2012-2014

1.   I feel the school helps my child to be more confident.

88%

94%

+6%

90%

-4%

+2%

2.   I feel my child enjoys learning at school.

94%

94%

±0%

98%

+4%

+4%

3.   I feel the quality of the teaching at the school is good.

New question for 2013

93%

N/A

98%

+5%

+5%

4.   I feel my child receives sufficient homework to support their learning.

New question for 2013

80%

N/A

83%

+3%

+3%

5.   I feel my child’s learning is progressing well.

85%

94%

+9%

98%

+4%

+13%

6.   I feel my child is encouraged and stretched to work to the best of his/her ability.

78%

86%

+8%

98%

+12%

+20%

7.   I feel I am kept well informed about my child’s progress.

80%

90%

+10%

86%

-4%

+6%

8.   I feel my child feels safe at school.

89%

95%

+6%

97%

+2%

+8%

9.   I feel staff really know my child as an individual and support him/her well.

74%

84%

+10%

90%

+6%

+16%

10.   I feel my child has the opportunity to benefit from school clubs and activities provided outside the classroom.

89%

94%

+5%

97%

+3%

+8%

11.   I feel the school actively seeks out my views through parent council, newsletters, etc.

86%

89%

+3%

86%

-3%

±0%

12.   I feel the school communicates with me well and takes account of my views.

74%

87%

+13%

86%

-1%

+12%

13. I feel the school is well led.

84%

94%

+10%

97%

+3%

+13%

Parents’ Comments

“My daughter seems to understand much more about how she is doing and what she needs to do to improve.”

“Quality of feedback at parents evenings gives my daughter clear guidance on how to improve her grades.”

“All students look smart.”

“Standards have improved—uniform, behaviour, attendance.”

“The school continues to improve on teaching standards and therefore the rates of the children’s progression improves.”

“In my opinion the school is going from strength to strength, the leadership is first class and this reflects within the whole school.”

“Communication is very good.”

“Quality of teaching continues to improve.”

“We feel that the school is improving all the time. The teachers are enthusiastic and make learning interesting.”

“Brayton High is a fantastic school, which never fails to support the children and families.”

“I am impressed with the support and the wellbeing of my child at Brayton High.”

 

The Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body have analysed the results and have incorporated your suggestions into the School Development Plan.

The lucky winner of the £25 Tesco voucher is Mrs Victoria Gannon.

Thank you to all parents for your continued support.

Mike Roper

Headteacher