Chair of the Interim Education Board (Local Governing Body): Graham Shaw
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Two Rivers CofE Primary
c/o Chandag Junior School
Structure of Governance
For more information see the structure of the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust Board.
Mrs Smart has twenty five years’ experience of both teaching and senior leadership roles across the primary phase in five different schools. She became the Headteacher of Chandag Infant School in January 2014 and Executive Headteacher of Two Rivers CofE Primary School in March this year. Mrs Smart is excited to open Two Rivers CofE Primary School alongside Mrs Carver, Head of School and will ensure that the children have memorable, inspiring experiences throughout their primary years. ‘We are building a staff team who care deeply about every child in the school and emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as academic success, is a priority’.
Head of School
Mrs Carver has eighteen years’ experience of teaching across the primary phase. She has been in senior leadership roles in school and has a passion for English, particularly phonics and early reading. She became the Deputy Headteacher at The Meadows Primary school in 2017 after being a Senior leader at the school.
Mrs Carver is looking forward to the exciting times ahead, working alongside Mrs Smart as Two Rivers CofE Primary School grows. ‘I am committed to ensuring that all children receive an education that promotes curiosity and a love of learning through a nurturing and supportive environment’.
Class Teacher (job share with Mrs Carver)
Mrs Trembeth is an experienced teacher and has taught in five different primary schools as well as in further education. She has been a senior leader and more recently a SENDCO. However her real passion is working with young children. She believes in children being active, independent learners to enable them to achieve their full potential, socially, emotionally and academically. She firmly believes that learning should be fun!
‘I am very excited to be joining the new team at Two Rivers and look forward to teaching your children’.
Mr Trenchard has been working as a teaching assistant and a school meals supervisory assistant at Chandag Infant School for the last eight years following a career in the IT sector. Mr Trenchard has experience of supporting both whole classes as well as working with small groups and 1:1 with SEN children. He became the first Teaching Assistant at Two Rivers CofE Primary School in April this year and will work with the Class Teachers to support the children. 'I'm thrilled to be joining the team at Two Rivers CofE Primary School and look forward to working with the staff and helping the children thrive'.
Supporting Teaching Assistant
Sian specialised in early years during her training and has a passion for supporting children with their learning and development.
Sian is excited to be joining the Two Rivers team and help to promote and support a love of learning, and enabling the children to embark on their educational journey.
Mrs Batchelor spent many years working for the Civil Service before joining the Education sector. Prior to joining us she worked for nearly three years as a Receptionist/Clerical Assistant in a large, busy Church of England Primary School in South Gloucestershire.
Mrs Batchelor is looking forward to joining the Two Rivers Team. 'It will be lovely to see the school grow and develop and I can't wait to meet and get to know all of the new children and their families that are joining in September'.
As we are a new school which opened its doors to Reception year children in September 2020, there are no previous Statutory Ofsted Inspections reports for reference.
We are looking forward to welcoming the Ofsted inspectors in the future to share what a great school we are.
As we are a new school which opened its doors to Reception year children in September 2020, there are no previous statutory inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) reports for reference.
We are looking forward to welcoming the SIAMS inspectors in the future to share what an incredible school we are.
Policies and procedures
- Admission appeals (Pdf)
- Admission arrangements for 2021 (Pdf)
- Anti-bullying policy (Pdf)
- Behaviour policy (Pdf)
- Charging and remissions policy (Pdf) and appendix 1 (Pdf)
- Child protection and safeguarding policy (Pdf)
- Child protection and safeguarding policy addendum (Pdf)
- Complaints policy (Pdf)
- Concern at work (whistleblowing) policy (Pdf)
- Early years foundation stage policy
- Exclusion: we operate a supportive approach to behaviour, in cases where this fails to promote change we follow guidance from B&NES (Pdf)
- Golden Rules (Pdf)
- Health and safety policy (Pdf)
- Pupil premium strategy 2020-21 (Pdf)
- Privacy notice pupils (Pdf)
- SEND policy (WMAT)
- Supporting pupils with medical conditions policy
Please see the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust policies
Welcome to our new pupils and their parents and carers
Hello children and families,
Please enjoy watching the videos from your new teachers at Two Rivers Church of England Primary school - we hope that this helps you to get to know your teachers a little bit more before they meet you in person.
Mrs Carver welcomes new children and families
Mrs Trembeth reading "Owl Babies"
Mrs Carver reading "Little Lumpty"
- Starting school booklet (Pdf)
- Starting school presentation (Pdf)
- Term dates
- Frequently asked questions
Free school meals
From September 2014, all children between the ages of 4 and 7 are entitled to a free school meal during the school day.
You do not need to register your child as we will presume that all children would like a meal unless you tell us otherwise.
However, if you are in receipt of certain benefits such as Income Support, we are able to access further funding to support your child in school. Please see the leaflet attached on this page to see if you are eligible. Please telephone the school office or call the Free School Meals Helpline number t: 01225 394 317 if you have any questions regarding free school meals.
Your child may continue to bring a packed lunch if you prefer but do take a look at our nutritionally balanced menu, as there may be some meals that they would like to try.
Pupil premium strategy
Please read the information below which gives details of our pupil premium grant and how we allocate the funding.
Pupil premium allocation
If you are on a very low income and/or you receive qualifying benefits please register your child for free school meals - eligible by benefit (EBB). Although currently all EYFS and key stage 1 pupils can have a free school meal, registration will attract additional funding (pupil premium) for the school which will be used to support your child.
Please call 01225 394317 or apply online for free school meals.
Please make an appointment with Mrs Batchelor if you would like more information. Alternatively there is more information about eligible benefits, and national and local organisations that offer help and support to parents and carers in B&NES, Bristol and South Gloucestershire Councils, please log on to the 1 Big Database.
Impact of pupil premium allocation
We are continually reviewing and reflecting on the progress of our children. This enables us to make provision for those children who are not making the progress we would expect whilst at the same time extending the learning for the children who are making more progress than we would expect. Assessment takes place as part of ongoing class routines and children are unaware that they are being assessed.
Standards are reported to parents as part of our commitment to working in partnership with parents and helping the children move forward in their learning.
Department for Education
Articles and advice for children and young people by the Department for Education.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How do I contact the school?
A: Email: email@example.com or tel: 0117 9161027
Your calls will go through to the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust Central Team, until 1st July when our Administrator will take up her post.
Our Administrator is called Mrs Batchelor and she will be based at Chandag Junior School. For more information see our staff page.
Q: Where is the temporary building going to be?
Two Rivers CofE Primary School
c/o Chandag Junior School
Q: How many classrooms will there be?
A: In the temporary building, there will be two classrooms. The first cohort of Reception children will be welcomed in September 2020, with a second cohort joining us in September 2021. We anticipate to have the handover of the temporary building on 22nd July 2020. Staff will work for a period of time during the summer to prepare the classroom for September.
Q: How many pupils will there be this year?
A: We are currently expecting approximately 18 pupils but this could change. Our pupil admissions number is 30.
Q: Can I still apply for a place for my child?
A: Reception places are still available. You can apply for a place by contacting B&NES Admissions.
Q: When will the school move to the permanent building, at Hygge park and how big will the school be?
A: We anticipate that the permanent building being ready between Easter and Summer 2022. The school will eventually be a 420 place Primary, with two classes in each year group. The school will grow one year group at a time, taking a new Reception cohort each year.
Q: What will induction look like for my child and how do I prepare them?
A: Normally, we would be inviting you in to a parent/carer meeting and offering story times/ stay and plays for your child. The impact of COVID-19 means that it is very unlikely that we can do that this year. Our face to face induction will therefore start in September. Please see our starting school section and watch the welcome story videos from the teachers.
Q: Have all of the staff been appointed?
A: We have made all or the required appointments for September, apart from two School Meals Supervisory Assistants (SMSAS). This is a vital role in supporting the children at lunchtime. Please contact us straight away if you are interested in receiving further details.
Two Rivers CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Eligibility to work in the UK
You must have, or be able to obtain before you start, permission to work in the UK. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.
The school will undertake an enhanced DBS check for the successful applicant. If you have a criminal record, you must tell us about all 'spent' and 'unspent' cautions and convictions.
We ask that you also tell us about any police reprimands/cautions/warnings that may be revealed by the request of an enhanced disclosure from the DBS. If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to bring identification to the interview and, if appointed, you will be required to complete a DBS check at an enhanced level.
We will obtain references for the successful applicant. All offers of employment are made subject to the receipt of two references, which we regard as satisfactory.
If any of your previous roles (voluntary or paid) involved working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, we will ask for information about past disciplinary issues relating to these vulnerable groups (including any in which the time penalty is 'time expired') and whether you have been subject to any child/vulnerable adult protection concerns and the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedures.
Our selection process is based on each individual's own merits and abilities. The information provided in your application is evidence and used against the essential and desirable criteria required for the post.
If you are selected for interview, we will contact you with the details of the interview and explain what you need to bring. Our selection processes normally consist of a full interview programme and involves an opportunity to meet some other staff and students. For some roles you may be asked to take part in a written/practical/skills exercise.
All offers of employment are made subject to pre-employment checks including a medical questionnaire and reference returns.
Robust procedures are in place to ensure that staff who have access to children, young people and vulnerable adults or access to sensitive information about children, young people and vulnerable adults are employed safely.