As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.
1 Peter 4:10
Work together, learn together, grow together
Every decision within the school is made by firstly considering what is in the best interest of the children. In this way, children lie at the heart of everything we do. We look forward to working with you and your child so that Tacolneston Primary Academy can continue to be the very special place that it is today. Children learn best when schools and parents work in partnership and so we welcome and value your involvement with your child’s education. A wide range of curriculum enrichment activities are also provided to enhance children’s
learning. We have a supportive and hard working group of governors who are highly skilled in different areas. Governors and staff work together to provide our children with the very best learning opportunities. We encourage our pupils to be responsible for their learning, to grow in confidence and become independent.
The school was judged as good by Ofsted in March 2018. The report stated:
The school provides a happy and vibrant learning environment in which pupils feel safe, are well cared for, and are encouraged to do their very best. Pupils enjoy school; attendance is above the national average and continues to improve. Pupils are exceptionally well mannered and articulate. They show great kindness and support towards one another. Our school day runs from 8.40am to 3.15pm, which is in excess of 32.5 hours per week.
In the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools report of June 2017 it states:
The school’s Christian ethos and values underpin all aspects of school life and have a significant impact on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. As a result, pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are excellent. Parents appreciate the commitment and effectiveness of staff, and praise them for their approachability.
Tacolneston Primary Academy is federated with Morley Primary Academy, as part of St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust. The two schools share the same aims, values and ethos and the staff of both schools work very closely together in order to share their expertise, talents and ideas for the future development of our schools. The schools share one executive headteacher and a deputy headteacher.
At Tacolneston Primary Academy, we are working in partnership with Norfolk Constabulary and Norfolk Children’s Services to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household; this scheme is called Operation Encompass. In order to achieve this, Norfolk Children’s Advice and Duty Service will share police information of all domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present with the Designated Safeguarding Leads. On receipt of any information, the Designated Safeguarding Lead will decide on the appropriate support the child requires, this could be silent or overt. All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with the ‘Norfolk Joint Agency Protocol for Domestic Abuse – Notifications to Schools’. We will record this information and store this information in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in our Safeguarding Policy.
For the academic year 2023 – 2024 we have four classes which are organised as follows:
Kingfisher Class – Reception
Robin Class – Year 1 & Year 2
Eagle Class – Year 3 & Year 4
Sparrowhawk Class – Year 5 & Year 6
Our PAN (Planned Admission Number) for the academic year 2024 -2025 is 15.
In June 2022 Tacolneston became part of St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust.
A link to their website can be found here.
Please find links to the following documents:
Annual audited accounts:
Articles of Association:
Names of trustees and members:
Funding agreement for the Trust and academy:
St Benet’s Mat Trust agreement https://www.stbenets.org/about-us/financial-information-reports/
At Tacolneston we have an active local governance committee. The LGC is an integral part of the governance model of the school and meets every half term for a LGC meeting. Our LGC for 23-24 is:
Alan Kent – chair of the LGC
Katie Brown – parent governor
Sophie Brewster – parent governor
Roger Cordey – appointed governor
Kathleen Flowerday – appointed governor
Serife Kher – appointed governor
Gemma Lawrence – appointed governor
Laura Ketley – staff governor
Mark Carlyle – interim executive headteacher
Attendance for the meetings for 2022-2023 can be found here Attendance at Meetings-TacMor