|Hutton Cranswick Community Primary School|
|The Green, Hutton Cranswick, YO25 9PD, UK Driffield|
Welcome to the Hutton Cranswick C.P. School!
Hutton Cranswick school has been on its present site since 1873, and although many changes have taken place over the years the philosophy for our school remains the same.
We aim to provide the best possible start for children in the village and the surrounding villages. As the development of personal transport has increased we have been able to attract children from a wider area.
We actively promote our links within the village community, playing we think a vital role in the continued success of the village and the local area. We are also keen to promote a healthy lifestyle, and are currently completing our Healthy Schools Award.
Hutton Cranswick currently has 163 children on roll. There are 7 classes (one for each year-group) and the children are aged from 4 to 11. The majority of our children move to the secondary school in Driffield when they leave our year 6.
To provide a happy, stimulating and safe environment
To promote effective learning and teaching
To have high standards for everyone
To establish a caring and sharing atmosphere within the school
To develop a sense of belonging to the school and the local community
To generate self-worth and respect for others
To foster a working partnership with governors, parents and other members of the community
To encourage the school community to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
These aims were drawn up in 2006. They replace the ones shown below which have been in the school for some years. However, the old ones expand on what we are trying to do and are included as extra information about Hutton Cranswick School.
Our children are unique, special and valued and their needs are fundamental to our shared aims:
To create a secure, well-ordered and child centered learning environment, reflective of the multicultural nature of society, based on mutual respect, tolerance and self esteem and to establish firm foundations for a future citizenship and values of the individual.
To create a learning environment which is attractive and stimulating, structured to encourage independence and the development of inquiry, imagination and creativity; an environment where it is safe to try and safe to fail; an environment which celebrates achievement and success in whatever area of learning.
To give all children, regardless of any other consideration, access to the full National Curriculum as a basic entitlement.
To ensure that all children are encouraged to reach their personal best through the delivery of a curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant and carefully planned to take account of individual needs.
All staff and governors will share a commitment to ongoing and honest self evaluation as a strategy for raising standards of achievement and establishing high but realistic expectations.
To develop an effective relationship with the wider community, by acknowledging the values, interests and expectations of that community whilst drawing upon its skills, understanding and support; to create for all its members - the pupils, staff, parents, governors and the wider community, a true learning community with the foundation in good relationships, mutual respect and a shared vision.
• To ensure that all pupils are provided with high quality learning experiences which lead to a consistently high level of pupil achievement.
• This policy guides what teachers and support staff do, how time is managed, the organization of the classroom and what the school does to create an effective learning environment.
PLANNING THE CURRICULUM
A Long Term Plan has been drawn up by staff to cover each year group. This plan works alongside NNS and NLS to provide full coverage of subjects, and has been drawn up to facilitate cross-curricular links.
Medium term plans are produced by class teachers, in collaboration with subject leaders. They state clearly what will be taught, when and how.
Short term planning is produced by class teachers to enable them to deliver what is in the medium term plans. Short term plans will include differentiation, showing how the less able pupils will be developed, and how the more able pupils will be challenged.
Different resources, learning objectives, levels of support or expected outcomes are means of providing differentiation, as are enabling questions, individual target setting and giving prior knowledge or help about topics to be covered.
Short term planning will include consideration of how other adults in the room are to be utilized, and it is expected that support staff will be involved in the planning and assessing of pupil progress.
Each term, a special week will be planned and held to promote some aspect of the wider curriculum. The idea of these weeks is to provide enriched curriculum opportunities, and it is understood that planning may be different for such weeks.
Each half-term, the pupils should have a planned ‘memorable event’, comprising of an educational visit, visitors to the classroom, drama production either by them or performed to them, etc.
THE QUALITY OF TEACHING
• Seek to inspire pupils
• Challenge pupils and have high expectations
• Show good subject knowledge and understanding in the way they present and discuss their subject
• Be technically competent in teaching basic skills, including phonics
• Plan to use a variety of teaching methods which will enable pupils to reach their potential
• Plan the use of resources including additional adults
• Give clear and specific instructions and explanations
• Act promptly to address any inappropriate behaviour
• Praise pupils for effort, achievement and good behaviour
• Set homework effectively to reinforce and extend what is learned in school
• Assess pupils both for summative purposes (to measure how well they have achieved) and on an on-going formative basis to lead future planning
THE QUALITY OF LEARNING
Pupils’ learning will be monitored by how well they acquire new knowledge or skills, develop ideas and increase their understanding. They should demonstrate their ability to apply intellectual, physical or creative effort to their work. The pupils should work at a good pace and be productive. They should show an interest in their work and be able to sustain concentration and think and learn for themselves. Pupils should understand what they are doing, be aware of how well they have done and know how they can improve.
During the lesson teachers will be checking for understanding by listening to pupils and asking challenging questions. The teacher will ensure they involve all pupils and that high standards of effort, accuracy and presentation are encouraged. At the end of the lesson the pupil outcomes will normally be consistent with the objectives set at the beginning.
1. The preferred mode of dress for normal school lessons is school uniform; a school polo and/or sweatshirt, worn over grey trousers or skirt. A plain white or yellow polo is acceptable, as is a plain blue sweat shirt.
2. No child will be sent home for wearing clothes of the wrong colour, but the school reserves the right to send home pupils who are wearing totally inappropriate clothing.
3. In warmer weather, the wearing of smart shorts is acceptable, as is the wearing of blue school dresses.
4. Pupils are expected to change for PE into shorts and t-shirts. The preferred t-shirts are those with the school logo on them. Trainers should be brought for outside PE lessons, and tracksuit bottoms and warmer sports tops are acceptable in cold weather for lessons taken outside.
5. A change of shoes should be brought so that pupils can change when they come into school. All shoes, indoor and outdoor, should be sensible and should not be such as to cause any danger to the child or others.
6. No jewellery is allowed accept a watch and a pair of small stud ear-rings; a permission slip must be completed and returned if any parent wishes their child to wear ear-rings.
7. The school does not advise the wearing of jewellery, and cannot accept responsibility for its loss or damage, nor for any injury which the jewellery may cause.
8. Clothing for visits out of school will normally be the same as for normal school days; if there is any change to the dress code, parents will be informed.
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