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Attention all local Teachers. FREE tickets for your students as Into Film Festival returns to Crawley

Bookings now open for the world’s largest free film festival, programmed with the help of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors

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Pupils are once again being offered the opportunity to attend free cinema trips and access free resources through the Into Film Festival, with 3000 film screenings and 200 special events taking place throughout the UK. Returning for its 7th year from 6-22 November, the Festival is the world’s largest free film festival and its many themes and topics can be utilised by educators across the curriculum, in subjects such as English, modern foreign languages (MFL), geography, history, PSHE, politics and citizenship.

This year will feature 6 screenings in Cineworld Crawley of a variety of films targeted towards both primary and secondary students including Stan & Ollie, Vice, The Angry Birds Movie 2, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Under the Sea (Imax) and Mary Poppins Returns (Autism friendly). Of those events, over 1000 free tickets are still up for grabs.

Some of Into Film’s celebrity ambassadors helped programme this year’s Festival by choosing their favourite children’s films to be screened, including Sir Kenneth Branagh (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Rhys Ifans (Oliver!), Katie Leung (Moana), Naomie Harris (The Sound of Music), Matthew Rhys (E.T.) and Ruby Barnhill (Howl’s Moving Castle).

This year’s Festival is comprised of eight strands that can help educators navigate the packed programme: Mental Wellbeing & Identity, Language & Creativity, The Natural World, Exploring History, Debate, Fantasy & Adventure, Rebellion and Musicals.

The Into Film Festival, hosted by film education charity, Into Film is supported by Cinema First and the BFI through National Lottery funding and backed by the UK film industry. It is notably one of the biggest, free cultural events of the year and is curated for UK pupils aged 5-19 offering over 3,000 film screenings and speaker events covering a vast range of curriculum-linked topics.

The Into Film Festival 2019 will take place from 6-22 November. All events and screenings are free. For programme information, to book tickets and download resources visit: http://www.intofilm.org/iff19

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Crawley school thrilled after latest Ofsted inspection

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Teacher Mrs Loftus with: Back row (L-R) Nicole, Ayden, Rohan Front row (L-R) Jonah, Anais, Bilal

Teachers, parents and pupils of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School in Langley Green have cause to celebrate after a recent Ofsted inpsection found the schools to be a ‘good school, doing great things, with many outstanding features.’

The school underwent a Section 8 Ofsted Inspection in the run up to Christmas last year.

Section 8 Inspections are used by Ofsted to determine whether or not current gradings remain accurate.  Inspectors cannot change these gradings.  For gradings to be changed, the Inspectors must order a full Inspection (known as a Section 5 Inspection), to take place at some point over the coming 2 years.

The Ofsted Team were very positive about OLQOH (see the full report attached) making just one suggested improvement to the way in which the Reading Programme in EYFS and Key Stage 1 continues to be developed. 

Other than this single action, the Ofsted Team, who visited the School for 2 days in the final week of the Autumn Term, found no further actions for the school to be working to achieve.

Chair of Governors, Maja Jasko, said:

‘We are delighted with this report, which underscores the progress the school continues to make in our continuous pursuit of excellence’. 

Deputy Head Teacher, Jan Miles, went on to highlight the glowing feedback made about the children, staff & Governors of Our Lady’s, which was summed up by lead Inspector, Leah Goulding, in the comments she made in relation to the children ‘being rightly proud to be members of Our Lady’s’.

  Mrs Goulding went on to write:

“The school’s mission of ‘listen, love, learn’ is important to them and they are committed to live by this. Pupils’ conduct around the school is of a high standard and this contributes to a very calm, pleasant atmosphere.  Further, Teachers and School Leaders are relentless in their pursuit for the very best for their pupils; the school’s philosophy that ‘getting better never stops’ runs through everything it does!”

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