Welcome to Attendance, Safety and Behaviour
Whole School Attendance for 2018/2019 Academic Year is 96%!
At our Year 6 Leavers’ Service on 20th July, we celebrated our pupils who had achieved a 100% attendance record throughout the year. These pupils were awarded with a £25 Amazon Gift Card and an individual Attendance Trophy.
Pupils who had achieved a 100% attendance record for the second half of the academic year were also presented with a £10 Amazon Gift Card!
For the first time, staff nominated a pupil from each Team for an Outstanding Achievement Award. There were three categories: Outstanding Academic Achievement, Outstanding Sporting Achievement and Outstanding Effort! Each pupil received a special trophy and £10 Waterstones Gift Card!
In this section of our website you will also find details of our attendance, safety and behaviour learning and activities.
Our partnership with Big Foot Arts Education continues to provide pupils with support on key issues around Anti-Bullying, Stranger Danger and E-Safety. Visits to various Teams have provided key knowledge and skills to support pupils in these areas.
Jack Drum Arts have visited school to deliver a range of workshops around E-Safety and Anti-Bullying.
Following his visits last academic year, pupils will once again participate in workshops with David Burn in May. These workshops provide a variety of valuable learning opportunities around ‘Stranger Danger’, ‘Being safe on-line’ and ‘How to stay safe on the streets’.
Team Morpurgo pupils will participate in Bikeability training. This programme is delivered by the County Council and teaches children how to use their bicycle safely and how to maintain key safety features.
Parents have attended an emergency First-Aid workshop learning about strategies to prevent chocking in young children. The workshop has proved popular with parents/ carers and pupils also participated in learning around the basics of emergency first-aid in a separate workshop, hosted by St. John’s Ambulance. Additional ‘top up’ training is planned for pupils in Year 2 and Year 6 in June.
Mr Teasdale and pupils from our Rights Respecting Group, have been successful in gaining school Level 1 accreditation. Within this work, pupils across the school learn about the UNICEF Conventions on Rights of the Child and the work carried out by UNICEF to support extremely disadvantaged people across the world.
Within this work, Mr Teasdale has also established an international link with a school in Mozambique. Initial contact has been made with the school and pupils have enjoyed creating posters and learning about Mozambique as well as writing about our local area in order to send over to our partner school in Africa.
Our UNICEF Rights Respecting Group have also played a key role in our petition to support our campaign to reduce the speed limit on the road directly outside the front of school. Many, many signatures were collected and pupils from Team Morpurgo presented the petition, along with Cllr. John Hart, to their County Council during their visit to County Hall on 22nd June 2016.
I would like to thank Cllr. Hart for his efforts within and support for our campaign and for his help in arranging the visit of Team 5 to County Hall.
Following Team Rowling, Team Walliams have participated in ‘Pedestrian Training’ during Summer term 1. Similar to Bikeability, this training teaches children the key features of road safety including how to cross the road safely ad how to spot potential hazards. Future training is planned for this academic year.
School will again support Durham County’s ‘Big Spring Clean’ project this year. Pupils across school will get involved in this important community event which teaches pupils the importance of community support and engagement.
All staff have completed Prevent and Counter-Terrorism training this term. This training provided additional guidance on ways to identify people who may be vulnerable to radicalisation and how/ where to refer them.
Pupils in school enjoyed the visit of the Fire Service from Crook Fire Station. During the visit, all pupils learned about fire and water safety. This visit compliments the visit of school’s to Crook Fire Station.
Workshops are also held every year around firework safety and further work on water safety before the summer break.
Pupils in Team Morpurgo have participated in the Safety Carousel in March. This event, at the Workplace in Newton Aycliffe, combines elements from all of the emergency services as well as valuable input of safety from utility companies.
Since January 2016, Stanley Crook Primary School has also been proud supporters of a range of charity events, including Red Nose Day Sponsored Mile and Cancer Research UK Race for Life.
Recently, pupils in school participated in a visit by the Barnabas in School charity who delivered several workshops focused on promoting British Values. Their overall aim is to enable schools to explore Christianity creatively. They do this by resourcing the teaching of Christianity and the Bible within RE and Collective Worship. The work of Barnabas in Schools supports our SEAL aims and objectives and the provision of RE, PSE and SMSC in our school.
Pupils in Team Morpurgo have completed training towards becoming accredited Play Makers! The scheme develops leadership skills and provides pupils with the knowledge and skills in order to be able to organise and lead games during break times and lunchtimes.
Jet & Ben – Police Dogs
A visit from Jet and Ben. Jet and Ben are dogs who work for Durham Police. They work and live with Claire. Thy visited our school to talk to us about how to keep safe and Stranger Danger.
Wow! 11 children are to be congratulated for achieving 100% attendance in 2018-2019 academic year. This is an outstanding achievement – very well done to all!