A Guide to the Local Offer for Parents
This is a summary document for parents and carer. Our full local offer will be published on the school website.
North Crescent Primary School is a small, caring mainstream Primary School for children aged 4-11 years. Our school community is one that everybody knows everyone else and we work together as a team, linking school to home.
Our pupils are keen to come to school; they enjoy their lessons, stimulated by excellent teachers who have very high expectations of them.
We provide a safe, secure and happy learning environment, where we ensure equal opportunities for all. We aim for every child to receive the best individual provision possible to meet their individual needs.
Our work with you and your children
Our school work closely with parents and carers as we recognise the importance of this to achieve the best results for learners.
Early Years staff will make sure that before your child starts school, we have all the information we need to ensure a smooth transition into the reception for both children and the adults involved. We always welcome your views and comments as part of our partnership with you and we provide various opportunities for you to come into school during the year:
- One Page Profile meetings for pupils on the SEN register
- PTA social events throughout the year
- Home visits for those in the Foundation Stage
- Twice-monthly drop-in sessions
- Meet the Teacher in July
- Parent Consultations twice a year
- Your child’s Education, Health and Care plan reviews
- SEN review meetings and feedback sheets
- Target reports and End of Year reports
- Meetings and phone discussions with class teachers
- Meetings and phone discussions with the Inclusion Manager
We also believe it is vital that we listen to the needs of the pupil’s themselves. We ensure this by listening to their views in various ways:
- Monthly School Council meetings
- Annual Reviews for children on the SEN register
- Pupil perception questionnaires
- One Page Profile meetings between pupil, class tea cher and the Inclusion Manager
At North Crescent Primary School, our team of staff are committed to ensuring that all children are included and plan and deliver for all their needs.
We have various strategies and interventions to meet the needs of the children at our school:
- Quality First Teaching
- Gym Trail
- Additional Intervention groups for English and Maths
- A learning mentor who identifies and works with specific children
- A counsellor from the Wickford Cluster Emotional Wellbeing Service who works with children who have been referred to her
- Small EAL groups with a qualified teacher
- Small phonics groups
- One-to-one tuition
- Forest Schools
- Toe-by-Toe sessions for children with dyslexic tendencies
- Maths booster sessions
- Fine Motor Interventions
Class teachers are responsible for all of the children in their class, ensuring that interventions are planned to meet the needs of the children who need that extra support. The impact of these interventions are monitored and adapted as necessary.
Our links to outside Agencies
Our school is very proud of the links we have with outside agencies. These agencies regularly visit the school and provide valuable information and advice to the staff to help cater for the needs of the children.
Our school has access to:
- A range of specialist teachers, including Behaviour Autistic Spectrum Disorder specialists
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Educational Psychologists
- School Nurse Team and Health Visiting Team
- Social Care Achievement Service,
- Traveller Attainment Service
- Paddington House (nurture classrooms based at Wickford CofE Primary School)
Our Polices and Provisions
The school delivers the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum, adapted to meet the needs of individual children in each class.
The school has a:
- Curriculum Policy
- Marking and Assessment Policy
- Single Plan, which outlines specific whole school objectives for each academic year
- Foundation Stage Policy
- SEND policy
- Equalities information
- Pupil Premium Guidance
- Sports Premium
We support transition into reception, key stage one and two, year 6 to Secondary School and any other movement in between these times.
We assess and update data regularly, in order to track pupil’s progress and make necessary amendments to the support and interventions we provide.
We have a wide range of resources to suit the needs of our learners.
We encourage visits to our school, where you can make an appointment to talk through your child’s individual needs with a class teacher, the Inclusion Manager or both.