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The Pochin School is a successful school with a very dedicated staff who care about the needs of all our community members. We are proud to be able to offer a stimulating environment which aims to develop each child's potential while encouraging their individuality.

We are a school that is always striving to do better and one that faces the challenges of education with a positive attitude. We are a school with a long history of success and achievement balanced by an outward looking profile that aims to learn from the educational environment around us. However, we contrast this with a traditional feel about the school with smart school uniform and long established traditions.

About us

The Pochin School is a co-educational school for children aged four to eleven years in the village of Barkby. Many of the children come from outside the catchment area from the surrounding villages and Hamilton. In total we have approximately 140 children. The main building was built in 1869 and enlarged in 1894. It is a Grade 2 listed building that has been modernised in the last few years to make it suitable for the 21st Century whilst maintaining its character.

The school has five classes. Outside, we have two playgrounds, one for the Infants and one for the Juniors. The Cricket Pitch is used as a sports field and we use the Village Hall for dinners, assemblies and PE. Mission Statement Valuing individuals through high expectations. We are a small school that values high expectations in which individual children are nurtured through: quality teaching and learning; opportunity for children to achieve their full potential; a caring, happy, secure learning environment in a rural setting; high expectations of behaviour and discipline; strong leadership and teamwork with all staff; valuing partnership with the wider community, especially parents; and providing equal opportunity for all.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.

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We are an Ofsted Outstanding School

Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in April 2014. We were very pleased that the overall inspection judgment was that The Pochin School is an outstanding school.

The inspection team commented that:

  • Pupils make outstanding progress. From very varied starting points they reach standards in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6 which are well above those found nationally.
  • Teaching is very effective in promoting pupils' achievement. Teachers know their material well. They make sure that work interests both boys and girls and engages them deeply.
  • Pupils behave exceptionally well. Pupils from diverse backgrounds mix well with one another making the school a friendly and caring community. Excellent behaviour in lessons allows very effective learning to take place.
  • The headteacher and all staff share high ambitions for the pupils and constantly strive for further improvement. The quality of teaching is checked closely.
  • Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is exceptionally well promoted. Pupils and parents speak in glowing terms of the interest which teachers show in pupils.
  • The school offers a wide range of out-of-school activities, which include competitive sport and visits abroad. Pupils have many opportunities to take on jobs and responsibilities to serve their school.

The full report can be read below:

Bradgate Education Partnership

We are part of the Bradgate Education Partnership

It was formed in collaboration with 11 local schools in Leicestershire who applied for MAT status to the Secretary of State for Education as a Multi Academy Trust in September 2016. 

They are committed to developing the local educational landscape within our primary and secondary schools through our unique autonomous model. They firmly believe that through collaboration and supportive challenge we can continue to support and develop further our academy Head Teachers and our Local Governing Bodies (LGB) to manage their own academies through our unique model. 

They are also registered as an academy sponsor for other schools or academies who may approach them and they aim to help them to improve their standards and performance through our supportive model of leadership and school improvement. They fully expect all schools and acadmies to give their expertise as well as take support from the Trust, as and when required.

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