Children growing in confidence, learning to value themselves and one another within a Christian ethos of tolerance, understanding, kindness and faith.Back to top
OUR BESPOKE CURRICULUM & SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural) Across our federation SMSC is the key driver for our bespoke curriculum. It guides and enhances every aspect of its delivery. We have welcomed National Curriculum reforms for 2014. They allow us the freedom to be creative and to design a relevant curriculum which meets the needs of our children and setting. We firmly believe that every child within Primary School should be capable of anything. Children should acquire a depth of knowledge and range of skills and be able to think and apply their skills in not only reading, writing and mathematics, but across the whole curriculum. Our school motto is “Every Moment Matters” and this is carried through all aspects of school life.
The bespoke curriculum allows us the flexibility to:
- encourage links with the church, the local village and the wider community
- encourage children to become self-motivated and independent learners
- be a confident school where children are thoughtful, caring and respectful
- be a place which helps children to learn successfully and where children will explore and develop their own gifts and abilities
We encourage our pupils to be partners in the design of their curriculum and this gives them a greater ownership of their learning. The form that this takes is in the creation of the classroom Learning Journey. This maps their ideas from original thoughts through to their end goal. There is an inbuilt flexibility in this method of curriculum delivery that enables the classroom to be an exciting, purposeful and dynamic environment for learning.
Evaluation of the curriculum is continual to ensure growth and improvement. We believe that fewer things should be studied, but in greater depth. “What do I need to do to help this child to understand?” This should be a question constantly in our thoughts. Underpinning any curriculum is effective assessment. Questioning pupil’s knowledge and addressing misconceptions will enable us to ensure that our children have a secure understanding and depth of knowledge.
Our Curriculum Maps can be viewed in our Policies and Statutory Information tab. We use a variety of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Big Cat. We teach phonics using Letters and Sounds.
If you would like any further information regarding the curriculum please speak to your child’s class teacher.Back to top
Classes are structured each year to ensure teaching groups remain small. Teaching Assistants are highly valued and provide quality support for every class.
Class Structure 2016-17
Class 1: Nursery & Reception
Class 2: Year 1
Class 3: Year 2 & Year 3
Class 4: Year 4, Year 5 & Year 6Back to top
The distinctive outdoor learning environment is designed to provide a wealth of extended learning opportunities. Each class is responsible for an area of the grounds and pupils acquire an enthusiasm for and learn to appreciate nature.Back to top
Avatar Name Designation Responsibility Mrs L Taylor Headteacher Child Protection, Inclusion, Maths & English Miss E Lowe Assistant Headteacher & Class 4 Teacher English & Maths Miss T Coventry Class 1 Early Years & French Mrs A Houghton Class 2 Collective Worship, SIAMS & Personal, Social & Emotional Development Mrs K Dixon Class 3 Physical Development & Art Mrs P Morton Advanced Teaching Assistant Music Mrs C Colley Advanced Teaching Assistant Physical Development Mrs J Caven Advanced Teaching Assistant Inclusion and Intervention Strategies Mrs L Johnson General Teaching Assistant Art Mrs C Fletcher General Teaching Assistant Outdoors Mrs A Broadbent General Teaching Assistant Accelerated Reader Mrs G Snodgrass Class 3 Science Mrs Caroline Walker School Office Administrator Office Management & Health & Safety
Our GovernorsGovernors 2017-2017
Sharow Church of England School and Skelton Newby Hall Church of England Primary School have a federated governing body. Click the icon to download a PDF with details of the governors and their roles and remits within the governing body.Back to top
Curriculum, Policies and Statutory Information
Copies of these PDFs and other school polices are available upon request from the school office.
- Sports Funding
- SEN Information Report
- Pupil Premium
- Key Sage 2 Data
- Inclusion (SEN) Policy
- Complaints Procedure
- Child Protection Policy
- Charges and Remissions
- Accessibility Plan
- Behaviour Policy
- Annual Governance Statement
- Curriculum Maps - Year A
- Curriculum Maps - Year B
- Privacy Notice
- Single Equality Scheme
Our after school club is open to all children and runs Monday to Thursday 3:15pm to 5:15pm. Creative, well organised activities are delivered by experienced staff, Claire Colley and Lisa Johnson who enable children to learn whilst playing in a secure, safe environment.Back to top