The school is a mixed primary school catering for the needs of children between the ages of 3 and 11 years of age.
Support your Air Ambulance and Irthington PTA. Bags sent home from school and delivered to villages w/c 15th April. Doorstep collection from Irthington, Laversdale, Newtown and Newby East Sun 28th April from 10am. Drop in school playground — Mon 29th April by 9am.
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Hello and welcome to the Headteacher’s update.
Despite Brexit taking up the lion’s share of the news lately, there are some planned changes to the focus on schools.
Due for release in September 2019, the new OFSTED framework, promises to shift the spotlight from pupil outcomes (exam results, end of EYFS data, Ks1 and KS2 SATS, Phonics Screening tests etc) to the real substance of education- a school’s curriculum - with a new ‘quality of education’ judgement.
This is something to be very much applauded. Here at Irthington the whole focus of our curriculum planning is to plan and deliver a rich and rounded curriculum that actually means something, and is relevant to, the children we teach. We pack the activities with hands on and practical approaches, plan in visits to bring learning alive. For your reference I have included our rationale for the curriculum we implemented in September 2018.
Head Teachers award this week goes to Reuben – For your amazing description of the digestive system. You are a future scientist!
Class 1 star of the week goes to Camilla – You are a delight to have in Class 1! You are kind, caring and very helpful with the younger children. You are also a great help to us teachers too!Class 1
Class 2 star of the week goes to Will – You have worked so hard and taken such pride in producing a lovely first few pages in your Christmas book.Class 2
Class 3 star of the week goes to Emily – Showing a fantastic attitude to everything we do at school. You are a pleasure to teach.Class 3