27 July 2013
22 July 2013
Hackney Learning Trust says leadership is outstanding in all of the Best Start Federation Schools!
17 July 2013
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN TO HELP US REWARD OUTSTANDING MEMBERS OF EDUCATION SUPPORT STAFF
We are asking children, staff, parents/carers and members of the wider community to make nominations in our first-ever awards for education support staff. These awards are aimed at rewarding teaching assistants, premises staff, admin staff, kitchen staff, cleaning staff –they are for anyone who is not a teacher.
To find out more, please click here.
21 June 2013
Mr Wallace was on ITV's Daybreak yesterday morning.
You can see the clip here: http://www.itv.com/news/story/2013-06-20/national-service-teachers-schools-ofsted-chief-inspector-sir-michael-wilshaw/
or view on YouTube by clicking here
8 June 2013
Whitmore is judged OUTSTANDING by Ofsted!
30 May 2013
Application pack for the post of receptionist at Burbage Primary School
23 April 2013
Class teachers required for September 2013
12 April 2013
Resource room assistant required
5 April 2013
Summer Term 2013 Newsletter
15 March 2013
Admin officers required
10 March 2013
Class teachers required for September 2013
18 January 2013
Governors decided last night to begin the process to convert all five schools in the Best Start Federation into academies
10 January 2013
The Best Start Federation is featured as an example of good practice in a new report published today. See Page 36 in ‘Unleashing Greatness’, the report of the Academies Commission, January 2013.
19 December 2012
Download our academy consultation document
Apply for teacher training through the School Direct programme
3 December 2012
Draft Sex and Relationship Education Policy
We are consulting on our draft SRE policy. All comments should be emailed to email@example.com by 15 January 2012. Many thanks.
22 November 2012
The Governing Body of the Best Start Federation are considering whether or not the schools should convert into academy schools.
We are keen to consult with all relevant parties and will be providing more information soon. If you would like to share your views with us, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more information on the Department for Education (DfE) website: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/leadership/typesofschools/academies
3 September 2012
INSET DAY documents - if a password is needed it is the same as for the online forms
 Main PowerPoint
 No Place for Bullying (Ofsted)
 The School Report: the experiences of gay young people in Britain’s schools in 2012
 Maths PowerPoint
 Calculation Policy 2012
23 August 2012
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Roselyn Codadeen, Classroom Assistant Leader at Woodberry Down, has passed away
20 July 2012
Woodberry Down has become a National Teaching School.
Our alliance will be called the Best Start Teaching School.
9 July 2012
Woodberry Down Ofsted report is published
2 July 2012
The Best Start Federation is featured in a new report by the National College of School Leadership - What attributes and skills are required for executive headship of
29 June 2012
ALL BSF TEACHERS: Click here for 2012/2013 year group preference forms
3 June 2012
We have updated our curriculum section about teaching maths
20 April 2012
Current adverts:  class teachers for September 2012
22 February 2012
Download presentation from Primary Executive Head's conference (requires password)
3 February 2012
The Secretary of State for Education visited Woodberry Down today
16 September 2011
Mr Wallace and Christine Blower on BBC Breakfast - talking about the new phonic reading check
Documents from INSET day on 5 September 2011
1. Priorities for 2011/2012
2. Calculation policy
3. Teaching RE
4. Behaviour support
6. Group reading and science
7. Foundation Stage
Best Start Federation featured in new National College of School Leadership report - 'Prepared to Lead'
Documents/updates for academic year 2011/2012 - in no particular order. If a document needs a password it is the same password as used for the online forms.
1. New science planning for Years 3-5 is now on the VLE
2. KS2 science curriculum map 2011/2012
3. Teach First programme (Autumn Term 1st half)
5. Progression in handwriting
6. Curriculum map
7. NQT mentors 2011/2012
8. Subject leaders 2011/2012
Documents from teacher induction 2011
Teacher Induction 2011
NB Closing date is Sunday 17 July 2011
All teaching staff - please complete the class preference form for 2011/2012
Work for us! Teachers and subject leaders required for September 2011
London Fields is an outstanding school!
Consultation re: expanding the federation to include Whitmore Primary School
Woodberry Down is one of 12 schools featured in new Ofsted report - 'Reading by six: how the best schools do it.'
Why teach vocabulary?
Teaching handwriting - videos
Documents for academic year 2010/2011 - in no particular order
(1) Career structure for teachers
(2) Literacy curriculum map Autumn 2010
We are planning the black history unit - ie the first unit - for teachers in Y3-5. Please check back soon for further details.
(3) Maths planning for Autumn 2010 is on the VLE.
(4) Leadership and management development scheme
Requires password - this is the same password as the one used for online forms
(5) 2010 Literacy planning - example 1 - Wilma Rudolph
2010 Literacy planning - example 2 - A Bus of Our Own
(6) Literacy planning and resources for first books of year on VLE for Y3 and Y4 [The Bus Ride, A Bus of Our Own, Jesse Owens and Wilma Rudolph]
(7) Revised literacy planning guidance for post RWI
literacy groups Requires password - this is the same
password as the one used for online forms
(8) Template for AR science vocabulary quizzes
(9) Teaching handwriting
6 July 2010
Video clips exemplifying our expectations re: teaching
strategies and routines
7 June 2010
Teaching assistants required
10 May 2010
Assistant Headteacher required
29 March 2010
Woodberry Down becomes England’s first primary
Accredited Schools Group
17 March 2010
Fair Trade Fortnight 2010: The winners
5 March 2010
Class teachers required for September 2010
Teaching assistants required - Woodberry Down
23 February 2010
Prime Minister (Gordon Brown) and Education Secretary (Ed Balls) visit Woodberry Down. They were joined on stage by Dame Julia Cleverdon, Chair of Teach First.
22 February 2010
Mandeville’s Ofsted report is published
19 February 2010
Schools visited by Ofsted
18 February 2010
Fair Trade Fortnight 2010
7 February 2010
Roselyn Codadeen is a finalist in The Learning Trust Educator Awards 2010
25 January 2010
23 January 2010
Draft Single Equality Scheme