Boughton Leigh Junior School

Welcome to Our Website!

 We are looking forward to seeing the children back in school on Monday 6th September. Our current attendance is 94.2%.  

Welcome to Boughton Leigh Junior School

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Welcome to Boughton Leigh Junior School and to our website where you will find a range of information, policies, and news.  

 

It would still be impossible to welcome you without making mention of the COVID 19 pandemic. Last year our teachers worked hard to ensure that the curriculum was delivered effectively both at home and in school and have enjoyed putting into practice a variety of ways of engaging children in sometimes quite difficult circumstances. We are very proud to say that our remote and school curriculum is broad and challenging. Please be assured that we are following DfE and LA guidance to ensure that we follow the best and safest possible practice for all.

We are a very proud 4 form entry school where teachers, pupils and parents support each other as a family. We offer a wide and balanced curriculum which embraces the needs of all and essentially builds on our desire to prepare children for their life as adults: Inspiring the minds of the next generation. Not only are English and Maths taught to a high level, but we also have a great Topic based curriculum which develops the children’s scientific, historical and geographical knowledge, and a wider curriculum which sees the children engaging in a range of sports, ICT, computing, music, design technology, art, MfL, RE, PSHE, RSE and Forestry. 

In addition to this we run an additional SEND Provision for up to 8 pupils with an EHCP identifying primary needs in Communication and Interaction, and/ or ASD. Within the provision, pupils can have fluid access to mainstream school yet benefit from the support and knowledge of the Specialist Team within the unit. Admission to this is through a County Panel. 

We also offer before and after school wrap around care through our friendly KidZone (formerly Jolly Brollies), as well as a wide range of clubs run by staff (please note that clubs run in year groupings due to COVID 19).

At BLJS, we believe that learning should be fun and as such pupil engagement is key. Outside we have 4 playgrounds; a Toy Shack; a ZEN Garden; an outdoor gym; a Go Kart track; basketball nets; a football playground; Buddy Benches; facilities for table tennis; tyre area; the Anomoly; The Webb debating area; a Wild Area; large field and a Forest School zone! There is plenty to do, supported by well qualified staff and Rugby Council Play Rangers, who arrange organised games for those that wish to play. Year 6 have their own 'Outdoor Common Room Quad' and there is an additional quad and nurture room for pastoral support. We run whole school support for well-being through the THRIVE approach, for which we have three trained practitioners and, for the next 2 years, two level 3 apprentices. We have 7 trained Designated Leads for Safeguarding, of which two are Pupil and Family Support workers who help in the delivery of Early Help and support for vulnerable children. Teachers and pupils are well supported by a team of experienced Teaching Assistants, including TAs that run our own Play Therapy and provide some staff cover. We also have a trained support dog called George! So lots to support the physical, mental and academical development of our children.    

We believe in our pupil's ability to be successful and constructive citizens. Part of this is displayed through our school Parliament, whereby pupils may elect to join the House of Commons to represent their class, or may be elected by other pupils and staff, to be part of the House of Lords and thereby represent their school. Through this system the children have made real changes to what we do and how we run. The very first changes were made to uniform. We keep this legacy today and as such, on behalf of the school Parliament, I would like to remind parents and carers that all pupils should be in the correct school uniform for lessons and P.E. Forest school 'bottoms' are permitted on Forest school days only. 

Please enjoy browsing our website and if there is anything we can do to improve, then please leave a message on the contact page...you may even like to consider being part of our school Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), or maybe offer to volunteer to hear readers; or for those of you wishing to support in the running of the school...you may like to look out for opportunities to join our Governing Body. In whatever way you can help, we would love to hear from you!

You can find links to school at the top of this page, including links to the Parent Zone and Learning Zone, which will then take you to Year Group specific work. 

In addition to the website, we communicate regularly through Teachers2Parents texting service and through Class DOJO. We have our own BLJS Facebook page and APP which will help keep you abreast of calendar dates, letters and news. Our APP is completely free, so please download it today! 

I look forward to seeing you in school soon.

Kind regards,

 

Paula Duynstee

Head Teacher