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School Contact Details
School Business Manager: Mrs Broadbent
High Conislciffe CE Primary School
This telephone number is for the main school office through which the school's Business Manager, Mrs Broadbent deals with all initial queries from parents and other members of the public.
All local authorities are required by regulations as described in the School Admissions Regulations 2012 to have co-ordinated admissions for all schools within its area for each academic year.
Co-ordination establishes a mechanism that ensures that, as far as practical, every child living in a local authority area who has applied in the normal admissions round receives one and only one offer of a school place on the same day.
The Local Authority co-ordinates the admission arrangements for all schools within its area in the normal admissions round.
Click here to visit Darlington Borough Council's school admission website
Click here to access the High Coniscliffe CE Primary School information on the Ofsted website
Key Stage 2 (KS2) Results
80% of pupils achieved level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths
73% of pupils improved by 2 or more levels in reading, writing and maths between key stage 1 (KS1) and KS2
13% of pupils achieved level 5 or above in reading and writing
40% of pupils achieved level 5 or above in maths
We follow the National Curriculum, tailoring the requirements to provide our children with a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum, which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
Throughout EYFS and Key Stage One phonics is taught using Letters and Sounds which provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching phonics.
This begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage where children learn skills, acquire new knowledge and demonstrate their understanding through 7 areas of learning and development. The professionals teaching and supporting your child will make sure that the activities are suited to your child’s unique needs and learning is designed to be really flexible so that staff can follow your child's unique needs and interests.
Key Stage 1
As pupils move into Key Stage 1, our curriculum includes a range of traditional subjects: English, maths, science, design and technology, computing, history, geography, art, music, PE.
Key Stage 2
As children move into Key Stage 2, teaching gradually becomes more formal and we begin to teach Modern Foreign Languages. We deliver our curriculum through a range of approaches, including discrete subject teaching, cross-curricular projects and enrichment activities. Reading, writing, maths, RE, MFL and PE are taught as separate subjects. We place great emphasis on the development of reading, writing and maths skills, and ensure pupils have daily lessons to develop these.
All pupils are also taught Religious Education following the local agreed syllabus.
Our Topic Overviews
We teach foundation subjects using a two year rolling programme. The children will be given a curriculum newsletter at the start of each term to inform parents about the content of the upcoming term. We will also send home a topic review at the end of each term which celebrates the learning done by the children!
We teach our children about British values throughout the school year, taking advantage of events in the news and our curriculum to help them become modern citizens.
Although internet safety and keeping safe in the modern world is a theme which we constantly visit throughout the school year, we have a dedicated E Safety week where we focus on learning about keeping safe online. We also hold a drop in session for parents to discuss how to keep their children safe.
Further curriculum information
Every term, each class sends home a Termly Newsletter giving further details of curriculum coverage and additional opportunities and experiences planned for the children. This is followed by a termly review at the end of each term so parents and carers can see what their children have been doing.
Click here to download our Behaviour Policy which complies with section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (which can be downloaded here)
The Pupil Premium Grant was introduced in April 2011. It is an additional funding allocation based on the number of children who are or have been eligible for free school meals in the past six years, the number of children who are Looked After by the local authority and the number of children whose parents are in the armed forces.
The Pupil Premium allocation for 2014-15 was £20,600. This was used to fund the following:
Specific support for individual children
Subsidies for school trips and activities, including Year 6 residential
As an outcome of our effective spending of Pupil Premium Funding over 2014-15, our Pupil Premium children continue to achieve either as well as or higher than our non-Pupil Premium children in end of KS2 SATs in English and mathematics.
The provisional Pupil Premium allocation for 2015-16 will be £31,119. This will be used to fund the following:
Additional teaching staff to enable Years 1 and 2 to be taught as discrete year groups for English and maths
Development of a Reading Champion across the school to support the reading partnership between home and school
Continue to subsidise school trips and activities, including Year 6 residential
PE and sport premium
The school expects to receive £8,500 through the PE and sport funding allocation for 2015/16. Our aim is to ensure that the funding is deployed to achieve long term, self sustaining improvement. To that end, we have invested in the professional development of staff as well as providing qualified specialist coaches to work alongside teachers and to offer additional extra-curricular opportunities. We have given more children more opportunities to take part in competitive events.
We are very proud that our school has been awarded the Bronze School Games Mark. This Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to recognise schools for their commitment to the development of competition across the school and into the community.
- School Sports Bronze Package
- Partnership with Sporting Futures
- Resources and apparatus
- Improved playground markings
- Gymnastics Club
The PE Subject Leader and Headteacher prepare a PE and Sport Premium Funding Action Plan each year. This sets out the way in which the school intends to invest the premium for the benefit of all pupils. The Plan identifies improvement expected against five key indicators:
- engaging all pupils in regular, physical activity
- raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in the teaching of PE
- providing a broad experience of a range of sports and activities for all pupils
- increasing participation in competitive sport
The impact of the PE and Sport Funding is:
- each child receives at least 2 hours PE and sport each week
- children are very active in lessons; they enjoy challenges and recognise when they are developing new skills
- teachers deliver high quality lessons
- more children participate in competitive sport
- the range of sports offered is increased
- displays, newsletters and presentations promote and celebrate competition
Special educational needs (SEN) report
Meeting Individual Needs
Every pupil is important to us and is recognised as an individual with particular needs. Staff have worked very hard to develop approaches within and beyond the classroom which mean that the learning needs of all pupils can be met.
Pupils with additional learning needs
The school caters for pupils with a range of additional education needs, so that they can access all areas of the school curriculum.
Gifted and talented pupils
Pupils with particular gifts or talents in any subject area will find many opportunities to develop these within their regular lessons.
At High Coniscliffe CE Primary School we look at the educational barriers of a pupil with special educational needs or disabilities and, in liaison with all other agencies involved with the pupil, develop an individual education plan, which will allows for children to achieve their full potential.
We have a Single Equality Scheme to allow all our pupils equal opportunity to access all aspects of our curriculum. High Coniscliffe welcomes any suggestions as to how we can further improve our provision.
High Coniscliffe has been adapted to ensure accessibility for any person with physical disabilities.
We have a number of staff who have undertaken training in the following areas:
- working with children with Speech, Language and Communication needs
- working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- working with children with Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia)
Other Services and Agencies We Work With
- Educational Psychology - the school works with the local authority's service and buys in a private Educational Psychologist
- We access training and specialist support for pupils for Occupational Therapy
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Darlington's Social and Communication Outreach Service
- CAMHS (Child and Adult Mental Health Service)
- Health - advice on medical needs and child development from the community paediatrician and school nursing team
LAC Education Coordinator
Who to contact at High Coniscliffe Church of England Primary School regarding Special Educational Needs
If your child has special educational needs or a disability and you would like to know more about what we offer at High Coniscliffe contact Mrs W Aitken (Headteacher and SENCO) on 01325 374412 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the Special Educational Needs Policy
Governors' information and duties
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Charging and remissions policy
As part of their topic work, visits of an educational nature are often planned. Parents may be asked for a voluntary contribution for these activities to offset the cost to the school, bearing in mind that if insufficient contributions are received the activity may have to be cancelled owing to lack of funds. Fundraising by the school is partly used to subsidise these visits as well as theatre and educational shows.
Values and ethos
At High Coniscliffe CE Primary School we promote a Christian ethos through the commandments Jesus taught: to love God and to love one another. We strive to promote Christian values of friendship, thankfulness, justice, hope and endurance.
We celebrate that there is something wonderful and unique in every person and encourage in children a sense of awe and wonder about the world.
We encourage high aspirations and self worth by motivating, nurturing and valuing every individual, striving to prepare them for life’s opportunities and challenges. This is why ‘I can if I try’ is our school motto.
We may be a small school but we are a great big family taking an active role in our local community and the wider world.