Sacred Heart RCP School (Bolton) > The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (2012)


Schools must publish the following information online:
[Parents may request a paper copy of any of the following by contacting the main office.]
Compliance check date:
03 Nov 2016.
Contact details, including:
  • Name.
  • Postal address.
  • Telephone number of the school.
  • To whom enquiries should be addressed.
You can contact us at:
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School
Central Drive

Tel: 01942 634681 / 634683

Address all enquiries to the Headteacher, Mr M Johnson.

For more information, follow the tab:
Admission arrangements, including:
  • The school's consideration process for every age group.
  • Selection arrangements.
  • Any oversubscription criteria.
  • How to apply for a place, for each year group, or a link / directions to where they can be found.
Our admissions policies:
2018 (draft version)

The policy outlines our procedures for allocation of places, including oversubscription criteria.

For Reception - Y4 cohorts, our admission number is 60.
Our current Y5 & Y6 cohorts retained their original admission number of 50 pupils.

Bolton LA co-ordinate our admissions on behalf of the Governing Board, who are the admissions authority.
It is advisable for prospective parents / carers to contact the school to arrange a visit prior to application.
Further details of how to apply for a school place, or instigate the appeals process can be found at:

For more information, click the tab:

Details of or a link to, the school's most recent Ofsted report.

Download our latest Ofsted report by clicking here...
or by following the link to the Ofsted website:

For more information, and to read our Section 48 Diocesan Inspection report, follow the tab:
The school's most recent Key Stage 2 (KS2) results under the following headings:
  • Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths.
  • The average progress in reading, writing and maths.
  • Percentage of pupils achieving an average 'scaled score' in reading and maths.
  • Percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths.
Click here to view our results summary...
Link to the school's performance tables on the DfE website.

Click here to visit the performance tables site...
or click the link below:
Curriculum information for each year group, including:
  • The content of the curriculum for each subject and details about how additional information can be obtained.
  • The names of any phonics or reading schemes in operation in relation to KS1.
  • Details of how members of the public, including parents/carers can learn more about the curriculum.
Our Curriculum Map outlines the taught curriculum, throughout school, in all subjects, and can be viewed here...

For further information, please click on the tab:

We follow the Letters & Sounds synthetic phonics approach to phonics teaching...

We have a range of banded reading scheme resources in  KS1, including:
Pearson Phonics Bug -
Collins Big Cat
Rigby Star
Oxford Reading Tree - Oxford Owl

To access additional information:
If your child is already at our school, please, in the first instance, contact their teacher(s), before contacting the Assistant Headteacher acting as Key Stage leader (Mrs Furlong | Mrs Byrne)...
If your child is not at the school, and you want to find out more, please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs S Owen...
Alternatively, if you wish to learn more about our curriculum, click on the tab above, or contact us...
The school's Behavioural Policy, including details of how it complies with section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006.

Behavioural Policy
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2017

Fully compliant with the Act, s89 as at:

Adult Behaviour Policy
Appendix - signage
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2018
The school's complaints procedure, and how it complies with section 29 of the Education Act 2002.

For our complaints procedure, click here...
Policy adopted: Summer 2016
Review due: Summer 2019

Fully compliant with the Act:

Our complaints coordinator is currently the Headteacher. Please contact by emailing

In the first instance, though:
Parents / carers of children already at the school should contact their child's teacher. If this doesn't resolve the situation, contact the Assistant Headteacher acting as Key Stage Leader, before contacting the Headteacher / Deputy Headteacher.

Anyone making a complaint who is not a parent / carer of a child at the school, should contact the School Business Manager.

'First five minutes' complaints are dealt with using the process outlined here...
The school's Charging and Remissions Policy, including:
  • Details of the specific situations where the school will charge parents/carers.
  • The circumstances in which an exception will be made on a payment you would expect to receive under your charging policy.
Our Charging & Remissions policy can be found by clicking here...
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2018
Information on the use of the pupil premium, including the following:
  • A strategy for the school's use of the pupil premium.
  • The current allocation for the academic year.
  • A summary of the main barriers to educational achievement faced by eligible pupils at the school.
  • How it will be spent, along with reasons and evidence for the decision.
  • How last year's allocation was spent, along with its impact on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.
  • How the impact of the pupil premium will be measured.
  • The date of the next review of the school's strategy.
Pupil Premium Report: Autumn 2016.
Date of next review: Summer 2017

Allocations summary:
2011-2012: £6,382
2012-2013: £15, 557 (£623/pupil)
2013-2014: £33,355 (£953/pupil)
2014-2015: £40,300 (£1,300/pupil) + £5,700 (Post CLA: £1,900/pupil)
2015-2016: £38,600 (£1,320/pupil) + £5,700 (Post CLA: £1,900/pupil)
2016-2017: £46,200 - see report attached.

Use & Impact on attainment (specific detail in report above):

We have used the Pupil Premium Grant to support funding of:
  • Focused intervention teacher [ongoing];
  • Closing the gap teacher [2015-2016 academic year];
  • TA2+SNA employed to work with non-EHC plan children;
  • Additional intervention support from apprentice learning support staff within KS1 & KS2 [Au213 - ongoing];
  • Outdoor Learning groups focusing on the spoken word and communication - staffing & resource costs. [oLé / workshop] [Autumn 2011 - ongoing];
  • Art Academy learning groups focusing on achievement and communication [Autumn 2014 - ongoing];
  • SEAL intervention groups - one afternoon (when needed) / week [ongoing];
  • Additional teacher to enable SENCo to be non-class-based [Autumn 2013 - ongoing];
  • Room2Grow & be... lunchtimes focusing on communication - staffing & resource costs;
  • TA1 runs A.R.R.O.W. intervention programme;
  • Support small groups & booster / masterclass group costs within Y6;
  • Specific curriculum resources - e.g. Toe By Toe / Sign-along dictionary / iPad;
  • Contribution towards additional ICT / book / outdoor learning resources - e.g. green screen technology / reading scheme top up / fire & shelter building materials;
  • Run UFA Sunflower Club - [periodically];
  • Contribution to educational visits / residential visits etc.
  • Natures Den Forest School Courses [periodically].

IMPACT: This is measured via half termly Triangulation and Pupil Progress meetings, and in meetings with the SENCo where all of the above interventions are allocated and impact reviewed on the provision map. All have had a significant contribution to advancing the achievement of pupils - which is exemplified in the attached report.

Information on the use of the PE and sport premium funding, including details of the following:
  • The current academic year's PE and sports premium allocation.
  • How it will be spent.
  • How last year's allocation was spent.
  • How it impacted the pupils who attracted the funding.
  • How the school will ensure sustainability.
P.E. & Sports Premium Report: Autumn 2016.
Date of next review: Summer 2017

Allocations summary:
2013-2014: £5,823
2014-2015: £9,490
2015-2016: £9,490
2016-2017: £9,490

We plan to continue to spend this money in the following ways, which have proved to have impact since the PE & Sports Premium was introduced, expanding sporting and wider P.E. opportunities and training members of staff new to the school. Sustainability is inbuilt through the development of a bank of expertise and resources:

We use the sports premium funding to buy into quality coaching from  Bolton Sports & Active Living, who provide a range of after-school clubs. Examples of lessons and clubs have been observed by teachers and support staff to inform their own curriculum / wider opportunities delivery.

One of the P.E. coaches has developed a scheme of work [Key P.E. Sports] linked to the new National Curriculum for P.E., including assessment. Elements of this have been filmed to show good practice case-studies which may be used by staff in future planning.

Dancing Days have led INSET training on dance - Spring 2016, and a new dance & drama session for each class has resulted, with impact to be monitored during 2016-2017.

Dance teachers have also worked alongside teachers to impact upon their future delivery and practice.

SSAT network leader day visits & visits to other schools showing outstanding practice have been funded to impact upon training and learning & teaching.

Training has been provided for key staff, and in seminars for the Sacred Heart Alliance School Direct PGCE programme.

Staff meetings linked to the teachers delivery of outdoor games has been led by Dale Spencer.

The sports premium grant has also allowed us to map the school site for orienteering, and provide training to all staff.

A range of new equipment has been purchased, enabling specialist provision to be sustained.

We also maintain, within the Westhoughton Cluster of schools, the SSCO who organises both inter school sporting opportunities and training. Each school within the cluster pays for this service from their sports premium grant.

Within our local BoSCEP secondary school cluster, we provide a range of PE & Sporting activities  - including watersports etc.

Pupils have been trained as sports leaders, leading a range of lunchtime sporting activities, e.g. step class; and providing commentaries on films of sporting events, showcased on a tv screen in the school hall.

An apprentice is funded to promote 'be active' sports lunchtimes.

Transport to sporting events is subsidised from the Premium.

The school hall and grounds are supplied at zero-cost to Key PE Sports to run half term sports camps, and special days. This subsidy enables KeyPESports to offer free places to vulnerable groups and offer special deals to the school.

'Homework' 'bean' bags are being used in R/KS1 to promote an active lifestyle.

We are introducing a sports mile within the school grounds, to begin at 8:30am, and led by our apprentice, for family engagement.


Our P.E. curriculum is fully in line with the new National Curriculum, with assessment systems in place.

The range of PE & sporting activities have expanded - including regular dance, boxing and orienteering.

We have worked to up-scale the number of children attracted to sports - e.g. through the introduction of netball club, tag rugby competitions etc.

Attainment in P.E. is rising in line with other subjects through the quality first teaching which is provided through expert coaching and training for teaching and support staff.

There has been impact on cross-curricular skills & SMSC aspects of provision: cultural dance; healthy living, food groups, video commentaries for pupil & teacher assessment and evaluation / promotion; linking music with sport and dance; promotion of skills central to British Values - including the ability to succeed, fair play, team work and following rules and instructions.

The special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) information report, including details of:
  • What SEND provisions are in place.
  • The school's policies for making provision for pupils with SEND, including:
  1. How the school evaluates the effectiveness of its provision for such pupils.
  2. The school's identification and assessment of pupils with SEND.
  3. The school's arrangements for assessing and reviewing the progress of pupils with SEND.
  4. The school's approach to teaching pupils with SEND.
  5. How the school adapts the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEND.
  6. Additional support for learning that is available to pupils with SEND.
  7. How the school enables pupils with SEND to engage in the activities of the school, together with other children.
  8. Support that is available for improving the emotional, mental and social development of pupils with SEND.
  • The admission arrangements for pupils with SEND.
  • The name and contact details of the SEND coordinator.
  • Expertise and training of staff in relation to SEND.
  • The preventative measures in place to stop pupils with SEND being treated less favourably that other pupils.
  • Equipment and facilities available for pupils with SEND.
  • The arrangements in place for consulting young people with SEND about, and involving parents/carers in, their education.
  • The arrangements for consulting parents/carers of young people with SEND about the education of their child.
  • Any arrangements made by the governing board, or the proprietor, relating to the treatment of complaints from parents/carers of pupils with SEND concerning the provision available at the school.
  • How the governing board involved other bodies, including health and social services bodies, LA support services and voluntary organisations, in meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and in supporting their families.
  • The contact details of support services.
  • The school's arrangements for supporting pupils with SEND in a transfer between phases of education or in preparation for adulthood and independent living.
  • Information on where the LA's local offer is published.
  • The governing board's accessibility plan, along with details of how it complies with paragraph 3 of schedule 10 of the Equality Act 2010.
The report must adhere to:
  • Section 69(2) of the Children and Families Act 2014.
  • Regulation 51 and schedule 1 of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Regulations 2014.
  • Section 6 of the 'Special educational needs and disabilities code of practice: 0 to 25 years'.
SEND report...
Fully compliant with legislation at:

SEND Policy & School Offer [Provisions]
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2017

The admission arrangements for pupils with SEND are contained within our admissions policy. See section above, or for more information, click the tab:

The name and contact details of the SEND coordinator:
[In the first instance, parents/carers should contact the Key Stage SEND coordinators.]
1. Inclusion Leader - overall:
TLR2: Mr Mike Stubbs -
2. Reception & KS1 SEND-Co:
AHT: Mrs Diane Furlong -
3. KS2 SEND-Co:
AHT: Mrs Barbara Byrne -

Expertise & training of staff in relation to SEND:
The Inclusion leader attends LA & other briefings, and is chair of the Westhoughton Cluster 6 SENCo group.
Both SEND-Coordinators are completing the National Award SEN co-ordination at Edge Hill University (2016-2017). Details of course content here...
Our SEND-Coordinators organise the BoSCEP SEND cluster group.
All teaching and SEN support staff receive regular briefing and training, either internally or externally provided.

We hold the Elklan Communication Friendly School Award | Inclusion Quality Mark | British Dyslexia Association Early Intervention Award Silver. Associated training linked to all these have been attended by staff.

Equality Scheme  - click here...
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2017

Contact details of support services - click on the tab for list and web-links:

Bolton LA local offer - click here...

Accessibility Plan - click here...
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2019

Fully compliant with the Act, para 3, schedule 10 as at:
The school's ethos and values.For more information on our Roman Catholic ethos and values, please follow the tab:

The ability for parents / carers to request a paper copy of the information.

Parents / carers may request a paper copy of any of the information contained on this page, at no cost.
Information about the structure and responsibilities of the governing board, including details of each governor's:
  • Business interests.
  • Financial interests.
  • Governance roles in other schools.
Grid to be added.

Chair of Governors: Mrs Kathleen Morris.

Instrument of Governance

Governor Code of Conduct [Diocese of Salford]...

Elected Governor Guidelines

Governing Board 2015-16 Procedures, Committee Arrangements & Delegation Structure [2016-17 document due 07Nov2016 at full Governing Board meeting]

Our Board of Governors are:
[Current term of office start date in brackets, four year term, except for ex officio or associate members]
Foundation: Fr Richard Aspden  12/11/13 (Ex Officio), Mrs K Morris 5/10/15 [Chair], Mrs A Clare 12/10/14 [Vice Chair], Mr S Harrington 08/06/16, Mrs S Jones 01/09/16, Mrs N Kay 01/09/16, Mrs A McCoy 28/11/16.
Staff: Mr M Johnson, 01/01/06 (Ex Officio), Mrs D Furlong 13/12/2016.
Elected Parent: Mrs A Spibey 01/04/15,  Mr N Highton 01/04/15.
Local Authority: Mrs C Davies 04/11/15.
Associate: Mrs J  McCabe.
Clerk to full Governing  Board meetings: Mrs E Stoddard.

Committees: [Reviewed last Autumn full  GB meeting 2015. Due for review Nov 2016]
1. Resource Management Group - Personnel, Finance, Premises.
Members: Fr R Aspden, Mrs  A Clare, Mr S Harrington [Chair], Mrs S Jones, Mrs N Kay, Mr M Johnson; Mrs J McCabe [Associate member with voting rights].
Clerk: Mrs S Owen / Mrs S Johnson.
Quorum: At least three governors. 
Sub committees: Pay Review - Mrs K Morris, Fr R Aspden, Mrs N Kay [Clerk] & TBA [Chair].
Quorum - at least 3 governors.
2. Curriculum, Standards & Monitoring Group - Curriculum, Ethos, Standards, Quality of Provision, Pupil Welfare & Inclusion, Community.
Members: Mrs K Morris [Chair], Mrs A Clare, Mr S Harrington, Mrs S Jones, Mrs N Kay, Mr M Johnson; Mrs J McCabe [Associate member with voting rights].
Clerk: Mrs S Owen / Mrs S Johnson.
Quorum: At least three governors.
3. School Development Group - 
Members: Headteacher / Deputy Headteacher, Mrs K Morris [Chair], Mr S Harrington, Mrs N Kay; Mrs J McCabe [Associate member with voting rights].
Clerk: Mrs S Owen / Mrs S Johnson.
Quorum: At least three governors.
4. Working Group - operating informally. The group has no delegated powers. Its purpose is to better inform the deliberations of the Governing Board and its various committees.
Members - all governors invited to attend.
Quorum - At least three governors [may include the headteacher].
Statutory Committees:
1. Staff appeals [and dismissal] Appeals committee [grievance, discipline, capability, sickness absence and staffing review].
Members: At least 3 impartial Governors (excluding the Head Teacher and staff) to be drawn from a panel of available members of the Governing Body, to be called on a rota basis in alphabetical order, subject to availability. (Must be at least equal in number and different than the Governors who heard the case at the first stage)
Quorum: At least 3 impartial governors - excluding the Head Teacher and staff
2. Curriculum, SEN  & General complaints committee.
Members: At least 3 impartial Governors (excluding the Head Teacher and staff) to be drawn from a panel of available members of the Governing Body, to be called on a rota basis in alphabetical order, subject to availability. (Governing Bodies are recommended to include one Parent Governor.)
Quorum: At least three governors.
3. Pupil Discipline Committee.
Members: At least 3 impartial Governors (excluding the Head Teacher and staff) to be drawn from a panel of available members of the Governing Body, to be called on a rota basis in alphabetical order, subject to availability. (Governing Bodies are recommended to include one Parent Governor.)
Quorum: At least 3 Governors.
4. Admissions Committee.
Members: At least 3 governors (may include the Head Teacher) (Governing Bodies are recommended to include one Parent Governor.)
Quroum: At least three Governors.

Business & pecuniary interests:
Nicola Kay - business [ICT]
Governance roles in other educational institutions:
Stephen Harrington - Eatock CP School, Bolton
Kathleen Morris - Our Lady of Lourdes R.C. School, Bolton  & St William of York  R.C. School, Bolton.
No material interests arising from relationships between governors or governors / staff.

Attendance at Governing Board meetings & committee meetings over last academic year:
Autumn 2015:
Full GB - Full attendance
RMG - All committee in attendance & identified governors at sub committee appointment panels.
CSMG - All committee in attendance 
Spring 2016:
Full GB - Full attendance
RMG - All committee in attendance & identified governors at sub committee appointment panels.
CSMG - All committee in attendance 
Summer 2016:
Full GB - Full attendance
RMG - All committee in attendance & identified governors at sub committee appointment panels.
CSMG - All committee in attendance
Autumn 2016:
Full GB - 
RMG - 
CSMG - All committee in attendance & identified governors at sub committee appointment panels.
SDG -  All committee in attendance


Other information:
[Not part of school information regulation]
The Code of Conduct.

[Re-approved by Governing Board:  Autumn 2016]
Statutory policies
To be added

Safeguarding & Child Protection
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2017

Safeguarding: Disclosure & Barring

Transgender Policy
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2018
Other policies, e.g. curriculum, homework, e-safety, etc.
To be added

Equal opportunities & dignity at work Policy
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2019
The school development plan.
The current areas of our 2016-2017 school improvement and development plan are:

Word - ensuring that the scriptures underpin our learning, teaching and life together...
Ignite - ensuring that our curriculum is fit for purpose and that standards are high...
Be together - reinforcing behaviour and collaboration at lunchtimes, and developing our community mission team...
Moderation - to moderate in our triangulation work to ensure high standards and progress...
Transparency - to reinforce clarity through the clear objectives, processes and procedures...
Term dates for the next two academic years.
2017-2018 Term Dates are due to be released by our Governing Board during the Autumn 2 Term 2016...
Attendance figures and how the school responds to any absences.
To be added
Details of the focus for performance management.
Details of any school partnerships.

Our school is a National Support School, and as such works with a range of partners...

Our Headteacher is a National Leader of Education and Diocesan Leader of Education, and sits on the strategic advisory board of SSAT Primary Network.
He is the co-ordinator for the North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership.
He is currently seconded for a number of days this academic year to the Diocese of Salford CPDF team.

Our R.E. leader is a Diocesan Specialist Leader of Religious Education.

We run a successful School Direct PGCE programme, in partnership with University of Cumbria...

We are active members of BoSCEP...

Within the Westhoughton local Cluster 6 group, we focus on moderation, bench-marking and shared CPD, having successful headteacher, admin, SEND partnerships...

Other current partnerships include:
How social, moral, spiritual and cultural (SMSC) education is promoted.
Curriculum events calendar.

Also, follow the tab below for our most recent newsletters...
Information about reading, both in school and at home.
To be added
The structure of personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education including safe practices.
To be added
A home-school agreement.
A Google maps link.
The headteacher's name (using either first name or initial).
Our Headteacher is:
Mr Martin Johnson B.A. (Hons.) Q.T.S.  N.P.Q.H.
The name of the person most likely to answer the phone.Our office staff are most likely to answer the phone:Mrs Samantha Johnson (Admin Officer)
Mrs Karen Pearce (Admin Officer)
Miss Shannon Butler (Admin Apprentice)
Mrs Sue Owen (School Business Manager)
A list of staff, including names.

Follow the tab below...
Events calendar.
After-school clubs and extra-curricular activities.

For all club letters, with details of how to book a place, follow the tab below...

For our half-term sports camps, please visit:
Follow the tab below for our most recent newsletters...
Uniform list.Our uniform - click here..

Main stockist:
Rainbow Schoolwear: 50 Church Street | Westhoughton | BOLTON | BL5 3RS. Tel: 01942 816003.
Information about the PTA and parent forums.
Sacred Heart Parish FAST is the equivalent of our PTA. Find out more by following the tab...

For details of when our Parent Forums meet, please see the school newsletters / facebook page for announcements of future meetings...
A gallery of pupils' work.To see our online gallery, please visit our Facebook page at:
The week's lunch menu.

Menu to 31 October 2016:
A governors' / headteacher's blog.
In development.
Twitter feed / link to Twitter
You can access our Twitter at:
Awards that the school has achieved.
To be added.
Details of the school's response to extremist behaviour.

Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2018

British Values Policy - click here...
Policy adopted: Autumn 2016
Review due: Autumn 2018

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Central Drive, Westhoughton, BOLTON. BL5 3DU
Tel: 01942 634681 Fax: 01942 634682 Email: