Welcome to our school website. I hope you enjoy looking around the site and learning about our outstanding school and the many learning opportunities we provide for all of our pupils. If you do require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Staff at Stanley Crook Primary School are committed to delivering a curriculum which is dynamic, fun and meaningful in a safe and secure environment based on mutual trust and respect. We are passionate about improving outcomes for all of our pupils.
Following a successful Ofsted inspection in February 2019, there are many exciting opportunities ahead for our school and wider community as we drive forward further school improvement.
A new focus on developing a strategy for learning outside of the classroom (LOTC) is providing many new and exciting opportunities for school improvement and development. The new LOTC classroom is now complete is fully operational – this area is already providing pupils across the school with additional learning opportunities to support all curriculum subjects!
To further enhance LOTC activities and provision in school , our new Science/ Nature Habitat area on the school field is also complete and will increase opportunity and experience for pupils to explore, learn and develop new science skills in a real life context. This area is also aimed at providing vital mental health and wellbeing support for our pupils.
As with many schools across the country, the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils is a key priority. Within school, all staff receive regular updates to training and professional development so that early identification and effective support for pupils experiencing worries in their lives can be provided with intervention programmes. Initiatives and schemes such as Zippy’s Friends, Apple’s Friends and Therapeutic Story Writing all provide effective support – as does our close relationship with external providers such as The Prince William Award, Durham Constabulary Junior Education Programme, BigFoot Art Education and the NSPCC, for example.
School continues to be committed to supporting local community projects with the aim of broadening and deepening our pupil’s understanding of the importance of such projects. Recently, work with Shildon Alive Food Bank and Tesco, provided pupils with a range of opportunities to support members of our community less fortunate than ourselves. I am also pleased to advise our school community that I have negotiated with Durham County Council a solution to parents’ concerns regarding parking around our school. ‘Keep Clear’ road markings will be placed along Wooley Terrace to prevent ‘double-parking’ and ease access at the end of the school day.
Our partnership with Durham University is extremely exciting and is going to provide pupils in Team Rowling with outstanding opportunities to develop their Art skills. I am looking forward to seeing completed projects soon!
There are many more exciting learning opportunities planned and I look forward to updating our website with details soon. In the meantime, please take a look at my Headteacher’s Blog on the Home page for up to date activities and events happening in school.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr D Christie