Mugginton CofE Primary School
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Special Educational Needs & Disability(SEND) -Educational Inclusion

 In our school we aim to offer excellence and choice to all our children, whatever their abilities or needs. We have high expectations of all our children. We aim to achieve this through the removal of barriers to learning and participation. We want all our children to feel that they are a valued part of our school community.

There is much more information in our SEND Offer

 the SEND policy

and the SEND Local Offer on the Parents page.

For more information on the SEND provision in schools - click here for a PowerPoint Presentation



Ofsted is the Government body that Inspects all state schools in England, Scotland and Wales. Our latest Ofsted Inspection Report is available in full from this page and on the Ofsted website.

Ofsted Report - December 2013

Ofsted Report - November 2017


As a church school we are inspected regularly by the church inspection authority - now called SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools)

Click on the link below for a copy of the latest inspection report:

SIAS REPORT - June 2011

SIAMS REPORT - June 2016

Floor Standards

The Government publishes educational Floor Standards which are revised each year.


Each term the newsletter gives information about the curriculum the children will be studying. With the release of the new national curriculum for September 2014 Mugginton CE VC Primary School are developing our own long term plans which cater for the needs of our multi-age classes and the specific needs of the children in our school. These will be posted on the web site when they are complete


MPS has developed an in-house system of assessment.

Pupils are assessed against 15-20 core objectives in each subject using a mixture of work scrutiny, test performance and observations made by the teacher and support staff. A score of 1-9 is awarded for the assessment of each objective with 1-3 being below the expected standard, 4-6 meeting the expected standard and 7-9 working at a greater depth. Scores for each objective, which are colour coded, are aggregated to produce a total score for that subject at that assessment point Assessments take place each term (6 times per school year) and staff will have two ‘Pupil Progress Discussions’ with the Headteacher twice per year to look at the data and plan additional support for pupils at risk of falling behind.

The advantages of this system are:

  • It is very easy to track progress over time.
  • Using the coloured system, progress and attainment are easy to measure, describe and talk about.
  • Children at risk of falling behind are quickly identified, and specific gaps (which of the key objectives can’t they do?) can be corrected.
  • It is a ‘teacher-led’ system. It does not use a complex (and expensive) computer algorithm to decide where the pupils are; staff use their professional judgement and expertise to make assessments.
  • It is very easy to share with pupils, Governors and parents.

A copy of a PowerPoint presentation about the assessment system in our school is available here.


The school’s responsibilities relating to safeguarding are extensive and very important. Staff have to attend regular safeguarding training sessions as does the designated safeguarding Governor. Safeguarding requirements are regularly changed and constantly updated. The latest regulations and advice relating to safeguarding in schools can be found on the following links:

Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE September2018)

Working together to Safeguard Children(July 2018)

Guidance for safer working with children

A summary version of KCSiE, what you really need to know, is available here.

If you have concerns about a child outside of the school environment, please contact the Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board.

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs D Wallen

Designated Safeguarding Lead: 1st cover

Monday, Tuesday: Mrs D Wallen; Wednesday - Friday: Mrs E Jones

Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding

Mr D Walton

Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding which is allocated to support children who:

  • qualify for free school meals
  • are looked after by the Local Authority
  • have parents employed by the armed forces

In the 2015-2016 financial year we did not receive any Pupil Premium funds.

For the 2016-2017 financial year we received around £2,600.

For the 2017-2018 financial year we did not receive any Pupil Premium funds.

For the 2018-2019 financial year we do not expect to receive any Pupil Premium funds.1

For details on our Pupil Premium Strategy go to our Pupil Premium Fact Sheet and our Pupil Premium Strategy for 2019-2020

Sports Premium

We benefit from the London 2013 Olympic Legacy which still provides funds to improve physical education in schools called the Sports Premium.

In 2016-2017 our school will receive around £8,000.  This allows us to pay for professional coaches to take both our in-school and after-school sports sessions, pay for transport for sports visits to other locations and to acquire new sport related equipment.

For more details on how we use this money and the impact it has on the pupils at Mugginton, go to our Sports Premium Fact sheet.

The School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is the culmination of a host of activities carried out in the school to ensure that all pupils make suitable progress.

The linked diagram shows the SIP at the heart or those activities.

The SIP describes the concrete steps, which are time-bound, that the school plans to take to address issues that have been identified as needing attention.

For 2018-2019 the school has identified three priorities (the appropriate SIP is linked to each priorities):

  1. Further develop the curriculum so progression and skill development is clear in all subjects.
  2. Further develop the role of Middle Leaders in all subjects by making sure they can articulate the rationale and intent behind curriculum planning and discuss the impact of specific initiatives on outcomes across subjects.
  3. Further develop the progression of vocabulary and spelling in all subjects through reading quality texts and cross-curricular topic work

School vision

The vision exercise is now complete. Thank you to all who contributed.

Click to access the Vision Conclusion Fact Sheet.

Click to see a summary of the responses:

Length of school day and use of school facilities

Ethos of the school

Size of the school (pupil numbers)

Data Protection

With the advent Of GDPR in 2018 the school now maintains several policies relating to Data Protection. All of these policies can be accessed below:

Data Protection Policy

Data Breach Procedure

Data Privacy Impact Procedure

Data Pupil Privacy Notice

Data Workforce Privacy Notice

Data Retention of Records

Data Personal Information Access

Data Freedom of Information Scheme

Data Parental Permissions

Policies & Documents

There are policies to cover just about every eventuality - the current schedule provides a complete list. Some of the more relevant and useful policies for parents are shown below. Click to download a copy of the policy. All policies are reviewed either annually or biennially. If you would like to access any of our other policies please ask Mrs Horobin in the school office.

Other documents held by the school such as minutes of meetings, financial statements and school fund information may be requested under the FOI scheme. Some items may be confidential.

(Our policy for providing access to information is described in the Freedom of Information Scheme.))

MPS Policy schedule

Accessibility Plan

Admissions Policy


Attendance Policy

Behaviour Policy

Charges & Remissions Policy

Child Protection & Safeguarding Policy

Children missing in Education

Children with Medical Needs

Collective Worship Policy

Complaints (External & unreasonable)

Computing & IT

Confidential Code of Reporting




Educational Trips/Visits policy

External Complaints (& unreasonable)

External Contributors & visitors

Extremism & Radicalisation

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Financial Procedures & Regulations

Health & Safety Policy


Home School Agreement

Instrument of Government

Internet, acceptable use of

Looked after Children

Offsite Visits Policy

Parental Permissions

Personal & Intimmate Care FS

Personal & Intimate Care KS1+

Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship

Physical Activity

Positive Behaviour Support (Phys Intervention)

Privacy Notice

Retention of Records

School Food

School Meal debt

Separated Parents

Sex & Relationships (SRE)

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural (SMSC)

Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

Values in Education

School Uniform - see Admissions Page

School meals - see Admissions Page

Mugginton CofE Primary School - Mr J Green, Headteacher - 01335 360261

Church Lane, Mugginton, Weston Underwood, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 4PL