|Sam Road, Diggle, OL3 5PU, UK Oldham|
+44 (0)1457 872114
Diggle School is situated on the edge of Diggle, nestling in the foothills of the Pennines, between Oldham and Huddersfield. The school, which caters for 195 children between the ages of 4 and 11, stands in pleasant extensive grounds surrounded by moorland landscapes. Opened in 1927 to replace the school at Kiln Green, it has been remodelled to provide seven class bases, and a Computer Suite. A Before and After School Club and Pre-School is housed in a mobile classroom.
- To provide a happy, friendly, secure and caring environment where children can grow inconfidence and competence.
- To recognise, value and care for the differing aptitudes, abilities, rates of development, needs and interests of the children.
- To develop self-discipline, self-motivation and a sense of commitment both in learning and in life.
- To excite, interest and challenge children in the way in which the curriculum is delivered.
- To develop lively, enquiring and open minds together with the ability to think and argue rationally.
- To provide opportunities for children to work in as wide a variety fo situations as possible, with differing groups of people, both within and outside school.
- To prepare the children for adulthood and to make a general contribution to community life, both in terms of their ability to gain employment, and as citizens.
- To develop particular competence in communication and mathematical skills, recognising their central importance both in the curriculum and in life.
- To develop in children a wide understanding of our world, of the interdepoendence of individuals, groups, nations and the environment, and the importance of valuing others irrespective of their own background or beliefs.
- To work with parents and to allow them to share, where appropriate, in decisions relating to their child's education, recognising that education is a partnership between home and school.
The school caters for children between the ages of four and eleven. Children start school in the September following their fourth birthday. At eleven, most of the children transfer to Saddleworth School. Other destinations are Blue Coat School, Crompton House, Mossley Hollins, Kirklees LEA or Independent Schools such as Hulme and Rishworth.
The school is organised into seven classes. The teaching methods the school employs allow for some flexibility in this arrangement to cater for individual needs. The children are regarded as individuals, and each child’s progress and achievements, academic or other are recorded.
All children in school are following programmes of work, which reflect the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Literacy and Numeracy Strategies. In Reception the children are engaged in a wide range of activities based on the Foundation Stage curriculum.
At the beginning of each academic year class teachers hold a ‘Welcome Evening’ for parents when they outline the curriculum and expectations for that year.
Records and assessments of a child’s progress and achievements are kept. These form the basis of the parent/teacher discussions on Parents’ Evenings, which are held twice yearly. Towards the end of each academic year, parents receive an annual written report on their child’s progress.
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