Key Information, Staff and Governors

This page contains links to information that we must provide by law on our website:

Contact details here. Our first point of contact is Mrs Bradshaw, Office Manager. Our SENCO is Mrs Steere contactable via the school office (01494 712251/office@curzonschool.com)

ODBST Company Structure

Admissions arrangements and policies here.

Outstanding Church School Inspection Report here

Our latest Ofsted report here.

Curzon Results for 2019 here

DfE performance tables can be found here

Information about the curriculum at Curzon School can be found on our curriculum page here.

Since Curzon became an Academy in June 2020, there is no financial benchmarking available.

Our Parent Handbook (containing additional curriculum information) can be found under Parent News section.

Further information on the national curriculum can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

Various school policies can be found below.

For further policies agreed at Trust level, please visit the ODBST website ODBST policies

Behaviour

Anti-bullying Sept 20

Behaviour Policy Sept 2020

Curriculum

Curzon PHSE RSE Policy

Maths – Calculations Policy

RE Policy

Remote Learning Policy 2020

Collective Worship Policy – Sept 20

Curzon School use the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme and a range of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cat and Rigby Rockets.

Safeguarding

Curzon C of E Combined School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. We believe that pupils have a right to learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment which includes the right to protection from all types of abuse. We are vigilant for signs of any pupil in distress and are confident about applying our safeguarding processes. We operate rigorous safeguarding checks during recruitment and beyond to ensure the right personnel are employed at our school.

Our designated Safeguarding lead is Mrs J Payne, Head Teacher. Our deputies are Mrs C Bradshaw and Mrs H Steere. All may be contacted via the school office 01494 712251 or office@curzonschool.com

For more information, support or if you have any safeguarding concerns, please click:  http://www.bucks-lscb.org.uk/

SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION (ODBST) SEPT 2020

COVID19 School Safeguarding Policy Annex updated January 2021 (WEBSITE)

E-Safety Policy Aide Memoire

Extremism & Radicalisation Policy

Inclusion

Curzon’s Equality Objectives were agreed in November 2018. They were reviewed in August 2020. They are:

  • Narrow the gap between boys’ and girls’ attainment in Maths in certain year groups where a gap currently exists.
  •  For most travellers to make progress that is at least in line with their peers and/or attain age related expectations.

Equality policy – reviewed and updated for 2020/21.

SEN Policy Oct 2020

SEN information Report 2020-21

Pupil Premium Report 2019-20

PE Sport premium report 2019-20

General

Covid-catch-up funding

Charging and Remissions policy (ODBST L2) July 2019

Freedom of information Policy

Complaints Policy (ODBST L3) Jan 21

Data Protection Policy (ODBST L2) July 2020

Schools Privacy Notice for Pupils (ODBST L2) April 2018

School Journey Policy (This policy covers children’s educational visits away from Penn Street, for example a class trip, coach journey or sports fixture)

Uniform policy Sept 2020

ODBST Whistleblowing Policy

British Values information here

Details on Values and Ethos can be found here and here

Paper Copies: Any information found on this website can be printed on request. Please ask at the school office for details.

Staff

Meet our staff:

Mrs J Payne,
Headteacher

Mrs J Thomson,
Barn Owls Teacher

Miss E Croft,
Snowy Owls Teacher

Mrs C Ellison,
Class 3 Teacher

Mrs H Steere,
Class 3 Teacher and SENCO

Mr M Robson,
Class 4 Teacher

Mrs C Silmon,
Class 5 Teacher

Mrs E L’Esperance,
Class 5 Teacher

Mr P Owen,
Class 6 Teacher

Mrs A Barker,
Barn Owls Teaching Assistant

          Mrs A Youngman,              Barn Owls Teaching Assistant

Mrs H Rosello,
Class 2 Teaching Assistant

Mrs E Mussell,
Class 3 Teaching Assistant

Mrs D Mann,
Class 4 Teaching Assistant

Mr J Ratcliffe,
Class 4 Teaching Assistant

Mrs S Russell,
Class 5 Teaching Assistant

Mrs A Hale,
Class 6 Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Hall,
Family Support Worker and Teaching Assistant

Mr L Smith,
Sports Coach

Mrs C Bradshaw,
Office Manager

Mrs C Hynes,
Admin Support

Mrs S Crouch,
Bursar

Mr D Powell,
IT Network Manager

Mrs Watkins

Supply Teacher

Current staff: Click here to access the staff portal (username and password required)

Governors

The Remit and Structure of Curzon’s Local Governing Body

Curzon’s Local Governing Body has three core functions:

  1. To ensure clarity of the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction;
  2. To hold the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
  3. To oversee the financial performance of the school and make sure its money is well spent.

The Headteacher is responsible for the implementation of policy and of the curriculum, for the day-to-day operations of the school, and is accountable to the Diocese and Local Governing Body. The Local Governing Body has overall responsibility for the aim and direction of the school and is accountable to the Oxford Diocese Bucks Schools Trust, as well as to parents for the way the school is run.

Our Local Governing Body is made up of up to 12 governors at any one time, to include the Headteacher and the vicar ex-officio, one elected by staff, two elected by parents and a further seven appointed by the Diocese. With the exception of the ex-officio appointments, each governor’s term of office runs for 4 years. We may also be supported by Co-opted local governors, appointed by the Local Governing Body to a particular committee or working group. Governors can be contacted by letter or email via the school office.

Our Local Governing Body meets together formally twice a term and governors are also part of at least one sub-committee or working group, which meet once or twice a term, to deliver the school’s vision and objectives and to ensure all statutory business, such as budgets and policies, can be properly discussed. These are:

  • Curriculum & Admissions Committee
  • Finance, Personnel & General Committee (to include the Pay Review Committee)
  • Premises, Health & Safety Committee
  • Foundation Governors Working Group (to oversee the school’s Christian distinctiveness).

Governors agree to abide by a Code of Conduct and accept the seven Nolan principles of public life.

Effective governance is based on six key features (taken from the DfE’s Governance Handbook, updated Jan 2017):

Core pillars of the board’s role and purpose: Strategic leadership that sets and champions vision, ethos and strategy.
Accountability that drives up educational standards and financial performance. 
How governance is organised: People with the right skills, experience, qualities and capacity. 
Structures that reinforce clearly defined roles and responsibilities. 
Ensuring and improving the quality of governance: Compliance with statutory and contractual requirements.
Evaluation to monitor and improve the quality and impact of governance.

If you would like more information on becoming a governor at Curzon, please contact our Chair of Governors via the school office. Alternatively, more general information about school governors can be obtained from the the Oxford Diocese https://www.oxford.anglican.org/schools/governance/ .

or Oxford Diocesan Buckinghamshire Schools Trust https://www.odbst.org.uk

Our current Governors are:

Mrs J Payne,
Headteacher

Michael Bowditch,
Chair and Parent Governor

Dr. Rhoda McDouall,
Foundation LGB member

Countess Elizabeth Howe,
Foundation LGB member

Rhiannon Lawrence,
Foundation LGB member 

Sal Elsey,
Foundation LGB member

Rev Ruth Atkinson,
Foundation LGB member

Jane Bunce,
Parent governor

Mr P Owen,
Staff governor

Andrew Hornsby,
Foundation LGB member

Please follow the following link to access information on the Governing Body, Business Interests and Attendance at Meetings:

Governing Body Details, Business Interests and Attendance at Meetings – July 2020

Current governors: Please click here to access the Governor Portal (Username and Password protected).