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North Crescent Primary School

Our Ethos

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.

Our Ethos

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

Our Staff

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:

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.