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School Day - Amended Drop off and Collection Times due to Covid19
2 Year Old Nursery
The Local Authority are responsible for the allocation of places within our two year old setting. Please contact Kim Rowntree on 01429 284881.
Grange Primary School Nursery
Grange Primary School are responsible for the allocation of places within our school nursery. Please contact the school directly to enquire about places.
Grange Primary School
The Local Authority are responsible for allocation of places to school from reception - year 6. Please click on the link below to view the current LA admission arrangements.
KS2 SATs scores explained
In Key Stage 2 each Year 6 child was awarded a raw score and a scaled score.
The range of scaled scores available for each KS2 test is the same, this year and in future years:
80 is the lowest possible scaled score
120 is the highest possible scaled score
A scaled score of 100 or more means that the child has met the expected standard in each test; a scaled score of 99 or less means they haven't reached the government-expected standard.
2019 SATs Results
Percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) achieving the expected standard or above in reading - 69% (National Figure: 73%)
Percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) achieving the expected standard or above in writing - 87% (National Figure: 78%)
Percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) achieving the expected standard or above in maths - 85% (National Figure: 79%)
Percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) achieving the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths combined - 65% (National Figure: 65%)
Percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) achieving a higher level of attainment in reading was 23%
Percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) achieving a higher level of attainment in writing was 14%
Percentage of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) achieving a higher level of attainment in maths was 25%
Average progress of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) in reading was +2.3
Average progress of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) in writing was +3.2
Average progress of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) in maths was +3.4
Average scaled score of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) in reading was 103
Average scaled score of Key Stage 2 pupils (Year 6) in maths was 105
Grange Primary School Curriculum
The Grange curriculum includes the ‘National Curriculum’ and the subjects contained within this and religious education for which we follow the Hartlepool agreed syllabus. It also includes extra elements that we at Grange feel are important to support our Vision, Core Values (Passion, Respect, Determination, Honesty, Team Work, Self-Belief and Self-Awareness) and Mission. We ensure that our curriculum provision for pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development promotes tolerance of and respect for people of other faiths, cultures and lifestyles, in order to prepare them for life in our ever changing world. As part of our ongoing curriculum evaluation, we explore what our curriculum should achieve, which drives our planning of lessons, experiences and opportunities for children at Grange.
Due to the situation brought about by Covid-19, we ensure that remote education is able for children who may not be able to be present in the school building. For some of our Foundation Subjects and Science, we will follow the units and sequence of Oak National Academy to support with remote learning.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, remote education is a key feature of our curriculum provision when children are self-isolating, bubbles in school close or during whole school closure.
The document above sets out our approach to remote learning.
Emotional Regulation Policy
Please click on the link below to view our current school Emotional Regulation Policy. This identifies how we will support pupils to regulate their emotions and in turn the decisions they make. It identifies the three school expectations: Ready, Respectful, Safe.
Anti Bullying Statement
‘Bullying is behaviour by an individual or group, repeated over time, that intentionally hurts another individual or group either physically or emotionally. Bullying can take many forms (for instance, cyber-bullying via text messages, social media or gaming, which can include the use of images and video) and is often motivated by prejudice against particular groups. It might be motivated by actual differences between children, or perceived differences.’ Preventing and tackling bullying, DfE, July 2017.
Bullying is different from an argument or a fight. It is regular and deliberate. It often impacts on learning, attendance and the pupil’s self-esteem and confidence. Bullying can take many forms for example:
At Grange Primary School we take bullying very seriously. We deal with each incident consistently and investigate and address any allegations of bullying. Sometimes what is perceived as bullying is simply unacceptable behaviour and we will deal with this in accordance with the school Emotional Regulation policy.
We proactively educate our pupils about positive relationships, respect and how to resolve conflict through our personalised GPS Curriculum and encourage our children to share any concerns with an adult so that it can be addressed in a timely manner.
In addition to our personalised curriculum we also have mechanisms for pastoral support which include access to our Family Support Officers, Teaching Assistants and Educational Mental Health Practitioner as well as systems for identifying and recording concerns through class worry monsters (these have been replaced by individual journals during Covid 19).
All allegations of bullying are recorded and monitored through CPOMS ensuring all relevant staff are aware of any situations and can monitor and take action accordingly.
If a pupil feels they are being bullied they should initially inform an adult within their class. This can be done directly through a face to face conversation or discretely. To arrange this, the pupil can record their concern within their journal. The teacher will then arrange a convenient and discrete meeting with the pupil. The class teacher will then address the concern.
If this concern needs to be taken further the class teacher may then request support from the Family Support Officer who will monitor or deliver bespoke intervention to address any identified needs to prevent any further incidents from taking place.
If parents/carers have any concerns with regard to bullying, then they should phone school to arrange a meeting with the class teacher initially to raise their concerns. The class teacher will then identify the best course of action and inform the relevant members of staff to address the issue. Parents/carers will be informed of actions taken and outcomes of any investigations.
Please read the information below which gives details of the Pupil Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
The government has allocated specific funding to primary schools to improve the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary children, to give them the opportunity to develop a healthy lifestyle. The allocation of this funding is detailed below.
Please click on the following links for the school's SEND policy and SEND information Report
Governors' information and duties
Please click on the link below to view details of the school's governors including business interests and the structure and responsibilities of the governing body.
Grange Primary School Charging and Remissions Policy
Vision, Values & Mission
Grange Primary School Complaints Procedure
We really do appreciate feedback from parents/carer, so do feel free to let us know what has gone well or what would make things even better. Our doors are always open, and we try our best to be as approachable and as welcoming as we can. Due to the Covid situation, please try to make contact with us by telephone, in the first instance, to discuss any concerns however minor they may seem. We would much rather tackle any concerns at the earliest stage, to resolve the concern and reduce the possibility of them becoming a formal complaint. If we feel as though it would be better to speak to you in person, we will arrange a socially distanced meeting.
If, in the hopefully unlikely situation that you do have a complaint, the procedure is detailed in the document below.
We do carry out regular questionnaires to find out about how you feel about the school and give you the opportunity to express your views. We also encourage parents to update the parent view site, as and when they want to. This is something that Ofsted will look at when they carry out school inspections. The website address is https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/
Parents/Carers are invited to respond to children's annual reports and we also have a suggestion box which is located in the main school entrance.
If you have any other suggestions about how you would like to share your views, please do let us know.
Trade Union Information
We currently do not have any trade union representatives.