We welcome working in partnership with our parents and carers to achieve the best for our children. We operate an open door policy which encourages our parents into school to talk to us about their children.
At Sunny Bank, we are proud to have a Parent Forum. The forum’s sole purpose is to enhance communication between parents/carers and the school. The forum is always attended by the Headteacher and is held termly. All members of the parent/carer community are invited and people are encouraged to put forward items for the agenda prior to the meeting.
Our School Council have been working hard to make the roads safer for our children and to make life easier for local residents. Please see our Parking Charter below and we hope that you will follow it to support our School Council.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child's school. Parent View asks for your opinion on fourteen aspects of your child's school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with behaviour.
Ofsted uses the information to find out parents and carers views of the school.
Visit the Parent View page to contribute
HT - Head teacher
DHT - Deputy Head teacher
CT - Class teacher
APP - Assessing Pupils' Progress - APP is a structured approach to periodically assessing maths, science, reading, writing and speaking and listening skills.
EAL - English as an Additional Language - refers to children whose first language(s) is/are not English and who may not yet be speaking English fluently or even at all.
ELGS - Early Learning Goals set out the learning and development skills most children will have achieved by the end of Reception.
EYFS - Early Years Foundation Stage - A framework for care and education of children from birth to five years of age.
EWO - Education Welfare Officer - Person employed by the school to help parents and the LA meet their statutory obligations in relation to school attendance.
FSM - Free School Meals
PP – Pupil Premium
G & T - Gifted and Talented
ICT - Information and Communication Technology
ITT - Initial Teacher Training
KS1 - Key Stage 1 - 5-7 years old
KS2 - Key Stage 2 - 7-11 years old
LA - Local Authority
MFL - Modern Foreign Languages
NQT - Newly Qualified Teacher
PE - Physical Education
PPA - Planning, Preparation and Assessment Time
PSHCE - Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
QTS - Qualified Teacher Status
RE - Religious Education
SEAL - Social Emotional Aspects of Learning
SD - School Direct trainee teacher programme
SEN/D - Special Educational Needs/Disability Provision - Support for pupils with learning difficulties/disability needs.
SLT - Senior Leadership Team
What are PADs? PAD stands for Professional Activity Days. All schools in England have five days every year when they are closed to pupils to allow for staff training. They are an important part of staff training and development, ensuring that staff stay up to date with latest developments.
What is the Foundation stage? The Foundation Stage is Nursery and Reception.
What are Key Stage 1 and 2 (KS1 and KS2)? Key Stage 1 is Years 1 and 2. Key Stage 2 Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
What is the national curriculum? The national curriculum outlines what all children should be taught in each Key Stage.
What are SATs? They are Statutory Assessment Tasks. These are national tasks / tests which are used to assess all children at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6). The SAT results give a ‘snapshot’ of children’s attainment; in other words how they achieved in particular tasks or tests taken on as specific day / week.
What is Teacher Assessment? This is the teachers’ judgement about how a child is working within the national curriculum - whether they are working towards, at age expected or working above age expected. This judgement will be made based on evidence gathered over a period of time and from a range of pieces of work, together with test results.
Who are governors? Members of a school's Governing Body who have responsibility for raising school standards through key roles of setting strategic direction, ensuring accountability and monitoring & evaluating school performance.