• Ethos


    Children growing in confidence, learning to value themselves and one another within a Christian ethos of tolerance, understanding, kindness and faith.

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  • Curriculum

    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.

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  • Classes

    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 2017-18

    School House

    Class 1: Nursery & Reception

    Class 2: Year 1

    Main Building

    Class 3: Year 2

    Class 4: Year 3 & Year 4

    Class 5: Year 5 & Year 6

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  • Grounds

    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.

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  • Our Staff

    Avatar Name Designation Responsibility
    Mrs L Taylor, Headteacher Mrs L Taylor Headteacher Child Protection, Inclusion, Maths & English
    Mrs Caroline Walker, School Office Administrator Mrs Caroline Walker School Office Administrator Office Management & Health & Safety
    Miss T Coventry, Class 1 Miss T Coventry Class 1 Early Years & French
    Miss A Tye, Class 2 Miss A Tye Class 2
    Mrs A Houghton, Class 3 Mrs A Houghton Class 3 Collective Worship, SIAMS & Personal, Social & Emotional Development
    Miss N Fay, Class 4 Miss N Fay Class 4
    Mrs K Dixon, Class 5 Mrs K Dixon Class 5 Physical Development & Art
    Mrs G Snodgrass, Class 5 Mrs G Snodgrass Class 5 Science
    Mrs J Caven, Advanced Teaching Assistant Mrs J Caven Advanced Teaching Assistant Inclusion and Intervention Strategies
    Mrs C Colley, Advanced Teaching Assistant Mrs C Colley Advanced Teaching Assistant Physical Development
    Mrs L Johnson, General Teaching Assistant Mrs L Johnson General Teaching Assistant Art
    Mrs C Fletcher, General Teaching Assistant Mrs C Fletcher General Teaching Assistant Outdoors
    Mrs P Morton, Advanced Teaching Assistant Mrs P Morton Advanced Teaching Assistant Music
    Mrs A Broadbent, General Teaching Assistant Mrs A Broadbent General Teaching Assistant Accelerated Reader
    Mrs L Sephton, General Teaching Assistant Mrs L Sephton General Teaching Assistant
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  • Our Governors

    Governors 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.

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  • Curriculum, Policies and Statutory Information

    Copies of these PDFs and other school polices are available upon request from the school office.

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  • Wraparound Care

    Breakfast Club - is open from 7:30am Monday - Friday. It is run by two of our teaching assistants, Claire Colley and Claire Dyason. Toast, cereals and yoghurts are provided and the club is held in our school library giving the children a calm, relaxing start to the day, There is a charge of £5 per day and these charges appear weekly on your Parentpay account. To book a place please contact Claire Colley on 07379 289856.

    3:15 Club - 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.

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