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Bowlee ParkCommunity Primary School

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Awards

School Games Gold

 

The School Games Mark is a Government led award that focuses on recognising schools who show commitment to physical competitions across the school and the wider community.

 

At Bowlee Park, our sports provision is excellent, with Mr Walsh and Mr Hilton leading PE lessons across the school and hosting before and after school sports clubs. Children from a range of year groups also have the opportunity to attend competitions, both those within school and with other schools across our borough. These competitions cover a wide range of sports, including dodge ball, cross country, athletics, netball, rounders and football.

Arts Council Silver Status

 

Art lessons are planned to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum from Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Art is developed through many other activities throughout the curriculum with many cross-curricular links. Music is taught as an individual subject by specialist music teachers, and is reinforced by additional wider opportunity music sessions planned for throughout the year.

Performance opportunities are planned and structured so that each class has the chance to demonstrate their talents to a wider audience on a regular basis. We recognise that partnerships with professional artists and organisations, enables us to significantly enhance the provision available to the pupils. Accordingly, we have a programme of visits and visitors for each cohort each year, which forms the enhanced curriculum.

We have been accredited the Silver Primary Science Quality Mark (PQSM).

 

The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.

 

The Primary Science Quality Mark has the following aims:

  • to raise the profile of science in primary schools
  • to provide schools with a framework and professional support for developing science leadership, teaching and learning
  • to celebrate excellence in primary science
  • to work with existing and facilitate new networks across the UK and wider to provide local support for primary science
  • to assemble and make accessible to the wider science education community a rich data base of current practice in primary science.

Bowlee Park is recognised as a Level 1 School (Bronze Award).

 

The children have learnt a lot about their 42 Children’s Rights and they have embedded it into their learning, attitudes and everyday discussions.

Rights Respecting Schools links in to many subject areas e.g. English, History, Geography, R.E, Science, PSHE and Maths. All our teaching staff has received training on how to incorporate rights into their planning.

Children understand that their rights are inherent, universal, unconditional, inalienable and indivisible. Here is a short summary of what these words mean:

  • Inherent – Rights are inherent meaning they are yours because you are born a human.
  • Indivisible – Rights are indivisible meaning no right is more important than another one. They are equal and linked.
  • Inalienable – Rights are inalienable meaning you cannot give them away or sell them and no one can take them away from you.
  • Universal – Rights are universal meaning they are for all children (under 18), everywhere, all the time.
  • Unconditional – Rights are unconditional meaning they are not a reward and not dependent on a responsibility or performing an action to get them.

School Council Silver Status

One pupil from each class represents his/her class on the School Council. The children are elected to the School Council by their peers. Our council meets every two weeks on a Friday morning. During our meetings we discuss and debate whole school issues and ideas put forward by each class or teachers. Outcomes are then discussed further with teachers and decisions are fed back by the council members to each class. The aims of the School Council are to promote a shared sense of ownership and responsibility for the school and to encourage pupils to take an active role in school life. We were awarded our Silver status after being assessed by a group of pupils from St Mary's in Littleborough.

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