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Long Lawford Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We are fully committed to ensuring that consistent effective safeguarding procedures are in place to support families, children and staff at school.


Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare.  Concerns will be discussed with parents / carers first unless we have reason to believe such a move would be contrary to a child's welfare.


Our Designated Teacher for Child Protection is Nicola Hetherington ( Deputy head teacher).  She is assisted in this role by Mrs Caron Bird.


Our procedures for keeping children safe are set out in our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy, which can be viewed by clicking the link below:


Child-protection and safeguarding policy


Key safeguarding messages:


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Performance data


In 2016, the new more challenging national curriculum, which was introduced in 2014, was assessed by new tests.  Children in Year 6 took these tests in May 2016.  The results are no longer reported in levels, but in scaled scores.  For this reason figures for 2016 are not comparable with previous years as expectations for pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 have been raised. 


Information for parents 2016 results at the end of key stage 2


% of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
% of pupils achieving a high score in reading, writing and maths
Average scaled score in reading
Average scaled score in maths



Reading progress score
Writing progress score
Maths progress score



To see how the school is doing and how we compare to other schools, please see the links below:


School Performance Data Summary 2017


DfE School Performance Website 2016



We are always looking to improve as a school and our priorities for 2016 / 17 are:


  1. By July 2017 significantly raise attainment across the school in reading: ensuring that pupils make outstanding progress towards their end of year expectations and challenging targets.
  2. By July 2017 significantly close the gap in attainment between vulnerable / disadvantaged pupils and their peers in reading, writing and maths.
  3. ALL staff to be accountable for their responsibilities and meet their targets for 2016 - 17, fulfilling their professional standards.


Long Lawford Primary School Learning Improvement Plan (LIP) 2017-18





Under the Education Act parents have a right to choose a school for their children.  Each school has a ‘standard number’ of places, which is the minimum number of children who should be admitted in any year.  Our current Published Admission Number (PAN) is 90.

All admissions to the school are dealt with by Warwickshire County Council. 


Warwickshire County Council School Admissions.


The law states that children have to start school by the beginning of the term after they reach the age of five. The Local Authority Admission Policy states that children should be admitted at the start of the school year in which they are 5. 


The Local Authority (LA) is the admission authority for community and controlled schools and is therefore responsible for determining the admission arrangements for our school.


Admission to our school is co-ordinated centrally by the Local Authority.  All parents must fill in a Common Application Form which allows parents to list up to 3 schools that they would like their child to attend, and give the reasons for the preference.


The closing date for applications is the January of the year in which the child will start school.


The form is available from:  Warwickshire County Council School Admissions


It must be filled in and returned to Warwickshire County Council School Admissions.  The actual closing date and full details of the arrangements are provided in the guide to primary education booklet that accompanies the form.


When demand exists, places are allocated up to a school’s Admission number which for our school is 90. Where applicants for admission to the school exceed places available, the following criteria will be applied by the Local Authority in the order of priority set out below:

  1. Children in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, a local authority and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order).
  2. Children living in the priority area who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission.
  3. Children living in the priority area who have a brother or sister at the partner junior school (or primary school) at the time of admission.
  4. Other children living in the priority area.
  5. Children from outside the priority area who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission.
  6. Children from outside the priority area who have a brother or sister at the partner junior school (or primary school) at the time of admission.
  7. Other children from outside the priority area.
  • All applications received after the normal admissions round, or for an existing year group, will be treated as ‘in–year applications’.  All applications should be submitted to Warwickshire County Council School Admissions.

If you are considering the school for your child you are very welcome to visit.  To arrange an appointment please contact the school office.



Our Curriculum


Our school's curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum 2014, but also the various extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the children's experience.


Parents Guide to the National Curriculum


National Curriculum 2014


We provide a rich, broad, balanced and creative curriculum and believe that excellence in teaching leads to enjoyment of learning.  Our curriculum gives Long Lawford a distinct identity and ethos, reflecting our values, our place within the local community and an awareness of the wider world in which we live.  Above all, we aim to make our curriculum a hugely rich experience for all our pupils, laying the foundations for success in life.


Year groups plan their curriculum in themes, aiming to draw together relevant learning from across the curriculum.  Topics are carefully chosen to ensure a full coverage of all curriculum subjects. Our creative curriculum makes learning more relevant and appealing as natural and appropriate links are made between subject areas. l



Foundation subjects (including Geography, History, Art, Design Technology, Music and French) are taught within topic themes.  English, Maths and Science are taught discretely and meaningful links are made whenever possible to topics.


Long Lawford Curriculum Plan 2017-18



We have developed skills ladders to ensure progression and coverage in these subjects across the school:


Art and Design Skills Ladder


Geography Skills Ladder


History Skills Ladder


Our homework forms a very important part of our curriculum.  By working on key skills together at home families have a greater engagement in their child’s education.  The quality of homework that children produce is of a very high standard and enhances the children’s work in school.


Please look at our Curriculum policy




We believe that the ability to read is fundamental to a child's development as a learner, during their time at school and beyond. Reading is central to our ability to understand, interpret and communicate with each other and the world around us. Success in reading has a direct effect upon progress in all areas of the curriculum; therefore reading is given a high priority at Long Lawford Primary School, enabling the children to become enthusiastic, independent and reflective readers across a wide range and types of literature, including different text types and genres, books, posters, magazines, signs and newspapers.


We know how important it is to work in partnership with parents and carers to help children to develop their confidence in this area. Reading together at home is one of the most important ways in which you can help your child. As you share books together, you will help to develop your child’s reading skills and also show them how enjoyable and important reading is.


Phonics is the key strategy which we teach in order to enable children to read the words they see. We follow the Letters and Sounds program, supported by resources from Floppy phonics and Phonics play.  By using the phonics skills that they have learnt, children will be confident to tackle new words and go on to become fluent readers.


The main reading scheme we use is Oxford Reading Tree, supplemented by Rigby star and Collins Big Cat.


Reading at Long Lawford Primary School is taught and celebrated in a range of ways. Some of these are generic across the whole school, whilst others are specific to key stages. These may be implemented by the class teacher or by the teaching assistant, or voluntary readers such as parents and governors.



Children’s progress is closely monitored at Long Lawford Primary School so that we can provide the best possible opportunities and highest levels of support for all children. All assessment activities aim to ensure that the children are able to make excellent progress in their learning whilst taking into account the needs of individual children.


Nursery learning journeys


When your child starts nursery, staff will informally monitor his/her development and keep detailed records. This information is shared with families and either transferred to the reception class or to the child’s new school.


Foundation stage profile


Children continue to be assessed in the reception class where staff will add information to an assessment profile for each individual. Insights will be shared at parent consultation meetings. Your child will have a learning journal file of photos and comments.  In the Autumn term (2015 - 16) we trialled a baseline for children starting reception.  It is expected that this will continue to be used next year.


Year One phonic check


All children in Year 1 will participate in a phonics check.  This assessment will be administered by Year 1 teachers in June.  Results are included within the Year 1 end of term report.




Children in Year 2 and Year 6 are assessed during May. The results of these assessments are reported annually to the parents by the governing body. Optional SATs materials may be used in classes 3, 4 and 5 to assist teacher assessment of pupil progress.  Interim arrangements are in place for 2016 with pupils required to meet the 'expected standard' in Reading, writing and Maths.




We aim to provide timely feedback to children through verbal and written comments so that they have specific advice about improvements to their work. Children are given time to review and improve their work following feedback.


Long Lawford Primary School Assessment Overview


Commission on Assessment Without Levels report


Parent Guide to KS 1 SATs


Parent Guide to KS 2 SATs


Religious Education (RE)


Religious education (RE) provokes challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human.


RE develops children’s knowledge and understanding of Christianity, which is taught throughout each key stage of learning and the other principal religions.  Namely:


Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.


Consideration is also given to other non-religious perspectives such as humanism.


RE offers children opportunities for personal reflection and spiritual development.  It considers the influence of religion on individuals, families, communities and cultures.


We follow the Warwickshire revised syllabus for RE (2009) 


Warwickshire Revised RE syllabus


Warwickshire Revised Agreed syllabus mapping grid


We firmly believe that RE is an important subject in children’s learning.  We fully recognise the legal right of parents to withdraw their children from all or any part of RE on the grounds of conscience.  We do encourage parents to contact the Head teacher if they have any concerns about RE provision and practice at the school.


Pupil Premium


To raise the achievement of all disadvantaged pupils, the government has provided schools with additional funding.  This funding is known as the pupil premium grant.  Schools are required to publish details online each year on how they are using the pupil premium and the impact it is having.


Our core aims for Pupil Premium are:

  • To raise the attainment and progress of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding so that their performance compares favourably with non-pupil premium peers.
  • Address inequalities in education of pupils from low-income families and raise attainment of these pupils.

What we expect to see:


We believe outstanding teaching and learning is key to the progress of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.  This remains a consistent and relentless focus.  In addition to this, targeted intervention and support strategies are deployed in order to:

  • Improve levels of attainment and progress;
  • Close attainment gaps relative to school averages;
  • Enhance reading, writing, mathematics and communication skills;
  • Engage and develop learning through a comprehensive extra-curricular provision;
  • Have a clear focus on all disadvantaged pupils, including those with SEND and more able pupils and support pupils in becoming aspirational, confident and successful learners


Pupil Premium Report 2012 - 2013


Pupil Premium Report 2013 - 2014


Pupil Premium Report 2014 - 2015


Pupil Premium Action Plan 2015 - 2016


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2016 - 2017


Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2017 - 2018


PE and Sport Grant


To improve the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles the government has provided schools with additional funding.  This funding is known as the PE and sport grant.  Schools should publish the amount of grant received; how it has been spent(or will be spent) and what impact the school has seen on pupils' PE and sport participation and attainment. 


Long Lawford Primary School has long recognised the contribution of PE to the health and wellbeing of its children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude and achievement.  We are committed to ensure that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well trained and enthusiastic teachers.


Please look at our Sports Funding Report



Our School Day


We expect children to arrive from 8:40am onwards when entrances and doors to the school are open.  School starts at 8:50am.  Doors are closed at 8:55am and any children arriving after this time should report to the school office.


8:50am School starts
8:55am Doors to school are shut. 
10:35am Morning break starts
10:50am Morning break ends
11:30am Morning ends for Foundation 1 (Nursery children)
12 noon Lunch starts for Foundation 2 and Key Stage 1
12:30 Lunch starts for Key Stage 2
1pm Lunch ends for Foundation 2 and Key Stage 1
1:15pm Lunch ends for Key Stage 2
2:55pm School ends for Foundation 2 and Key Stage 1
3pm School ends for Key Stage 2



Our Values


At Long Lawford Primary School we aim to have the highest possible quality of teaching and learning to enable all children to achieve their full potential.  So that:


'Together we are an Achieve, Care, Enjoy School or ACE for short.'


We have a distinctive set of values which underpin all we do at school.  Our key values which we look to foster in all our children are:

  • To take pride in your school and community
  • To do your BEST.


  • To be honest.


  • Respect yourself and others.


  • To show good manners.


  • To care for others.



At Long Lawford Primary School we also look "to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and  beliefs.”


Please look at our Promoting Fundamental British Values statement



Our Equality objectives


As a school we welcome our duties under the Equality Act 2010.  The general duties are to:

  • eliminate discrimination,
  • advance equality of opportunity
  • foster good relations

We understand the principle of the Act and the work needed to ensure that those with protected characteristics are not discriminated against and are given equality of opportunity. 


Please look at our Equality statement


We are committed to ensuring equality of provision throughout the school community. To achieve this, our equality objectives are as follows:

  • To establish effective systems to communicate the school’s equality duties.
  • To ensure that all pupils make good progress including vulnerable.
  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
  • To narrow the gap between boys and girls in reading at Level 5.
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school.

Our School Prayer


We have a school prayer which we use at times of reflection.


Father God

Thank you for loving us.  We promise to respect the world and everyone in it.  We pray for children who are not as fortunate as we are.  Help us to give our best in all we do and say.  Guide us to be good, kind and sensible friends.  Shine your light on us.




Our School Rules


We believe that every child has the right to be within a happy and positive environment.  To establish appropriate boundaries and expectations we have a set of school rules.  These rules which have been drawn up with the school council are:



  • Be kind and helpful to everyone.


  • Listen well.


  • Always remember our manners.


  • Speak nicely to children and adults.


  • Look after our school both inside and outside.



Our School Staff


We are a caring and friendly school team focused on ensuring every child reaches their full potential. 


'Staff share the headteacher’s vision for the school and work collectively to promote a relentless drive towards excellence.' Ofsted June 2012



Acting Head teacher, Safeguarding Lead, FS2 teacher, EYFS lead and SLT Mrs Nicola Hetherington
Acting Head teacher, Year 6 teacher and SLT Mrs Rosalyn Barton
Class teacher Miss Holly Smith
Class teacher Miss Denise Curle
Class teacher Mr Tim Sutcliffe
Class teacher Mr Sam Watts
Class teacher Miss Kayleigh Butcher
Class teacher Miss Helen Newman
Class teacher Mrs Russell
Class teacher Mrs Olivia Whatcott
Class teacher Miss Sophie Mc Naughton
Class teacher Miss Laura Cox
Class teacher Miss Karen Jeskins
Class teacher Miss Alice Hill
Class teacher Miss Gohil
Class teacher Mrs Jo Harrison
Class teacher Mrs Jo Crinigan
Class teacher Miss Lorna Mahoney
Class teacher Miss Chantell Monaghan

FS 1 teacher, Safeguarding, DSL, SENCO

Mrs Caron Bird
MFL teacher Mrs Johanna Simmons
School counsellor Mrs Helen Lord
Family Support Worker Ms Jeanette McSweeney
Teaching assistant Miss Donna Rees
Teaching assistant and MDS Miss Laura Gibbs
Teaching assistant Mrs Caroline Mann
Teaching assistant and MDS Miss Stephanie Campbell
Teaching assistant Mrs Jackie Barnwell
Teaching assistant Mrs Lisa Beaver
Learning mentor Mr Steve Parsons
Learning mentor Mr Scott Owen
Teaching assistant Mrs Jocelyn Scarsbrook
Teaching assistant Mrs Jenny Rochelle
Teaching assistant Mrs Margaret Hayden
Teaching assistant and MDS Mrs Hannah Acteson
Teaching assistant and MDS Mrs Bryony Mills
Teaching assistant and Polish support Mrs Magdalena Edward
Teaching assistant and Polish support Mrs Kassia Kazimierczak
Teaching assistant Mrs Julie Anderson
Teaching assistant Mrs Jill Patrick
Teaching assistant Mrs Yvonne Carr
Teaching assistant Mrs Katie Donaldson
Teaching assistant Mrs Diane Arrow
Teaching assistant Mrs Kyltie Gladman
Teaching assistant Miss Abigayle Warr
School business manager and Health and safety lead Mrs Wendy Griffiths
School Administrator Mrs Katrina Marshall
Admin Assistant Mrs Cindy Gibbons
Site Manager Mr Keith Boswell
Cleaner Mrs Julie Laurie
Cleaner Mrs Diane Simmons
Cleaner Mrs Tracey Grimsley
Cleaner Mrs Amy Ali
Senior MDS Mrs Jo Randle
MDS Mrs Jackie Price
MDS Mrs Megan Jones
MDS Mrs Jane Gwilym
MDS Mrs Sheila Wordley
MDS Mrs Gemma Rigden
MDS Mrs Veronica Derricott
MDS Mrs Samantha Gibson
The school also has 3 play leaders at lunchtimes from Rugby Borough Council


* SLT denotes Senior leadership team


School Leadership Structure 2017


We have a code of conduct for all school staff, which everyone supports and has signed up to.  This code can be viewed by clicking the link below:


Code of Conduct for School staff.















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