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The current government has created a list of information items that need to be placed onto a school website by Saturday 1st September 2012. The requirements, which are set out on the following page: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2012/1124/made are met on this school webpage. To read some of the documents you will need Adobe Reader. This can be downloaded for FREE from the following website: http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/

1) ENQUIRIES. Please note any enquiries regarding the information on this page, or the school should be made directly to the head teacher by contacting the school (http://www.throstonschool.org.uk/contact-details/). 

2) ADMISSIONS. Throston Primary School is responsible for admissions into Nursery (for additional information please download the Nursery Admissions Policy at the bottom of this page). The local authority has sole responsibility for admissions into Reception and Year 1 to Year 6. For further guidance on whole school admissions please see the local authority guidance that can be located at: https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/info/20014/schools_and_learning/314/school_admissions_and_transfers

3) OFSTED INSPECTION. The most recent report about the school published by her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills can be located at: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/111612/. Please note the school also features on the 'Ofsted Good Practice' website: (http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/good-practice-resource-three-of-24-ways-for-children-succeed-early-years-foundation-stage-0).

4a) MOST RECENT KEY STAGE 2 RESULTS (SUMMER 2016)Please also refer to the Ofsted School Data Dashboard (http://dashboard.ofsted.gov.uk/dash.php?urn=111612).

% achieving the Expected Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths: 62% (National: 53%).
% achieving the Expected Standard in Reading: 78% (National: 66%). 

% achieving the Expected Standard in Writing: 84% (National: 74%). 

% achieving the Expected Standard in Mathematics: 80% (National: 70%). 

% achieving the Expected Standard in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 89% (National: 72%).
Average Scaled Score in Reading: 103 (National: 103). 

Average Scaled Score in Maths: 103 (National: 103). 

Average Scaled Score in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 105 (National: 104). 

Reading Progress Score: 0.4
Writing Progress Score: 2.7
Maths Progress Score: 0.5

High Level of Attainment in Reading, Writing and Mathematics: 5%
High Level of Attainment in Reading: 9%

High Level of Attainment in Writing (Working at Greater Depth) : 22%
High Level of Attainment in Maths: 11%

High Level of Attainment in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 13%

 

4b) MOST RECENT KEY STAGE 2 RESULTS (SUMMER 2015). Please also refer to the Ofsted School Data Dashboard (http://dashboard.ofsted.gov.uk/dash.php?urn=111612).

 

 
% Achieving Level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths - 89.3% (2015 National Figure: 80%).

% Achieving Level 4 or above in Reading - 94.6% (2015 National Figure: 89%).

% Achieving Level 4 or above in Writing* - 91.1% (2015 National Figure: 87%).
% Achieving Level 4 or above in GPS** - 89.3% (2015 National Figure: 80%).

*Based on Teacher Assessment Only.
**Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

% Achieving Level 4 or above in Maths - 98.2% (2015 National Figure: 87%).

% Making Expected Progress - Reading - 94.6% (2015 National Figure: 91%).
% Making Expected Progress - Writing - 100% (2015 National Figure: 94%).
% Making Expected Progress - Maths - 100% (2015 National Figure: 90%).

 

% Achieving Level 5 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths - 26.8% (2015 National Figure: 24%).

% Achieving Level 5 or above in Reading - 39.3% (2015 National Figure: 48%).

% Achieving Level 5 or above in Writing* - 33.9% (2015 National Figure: 36%).
% Achieving Level 4 or above in GPS** - 66.1% (2015 National Figure: 56%).

*Based on Teacher Assessment Only.

**Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

% Achieving Level 5 or above in Maths - 51.8% (2015 National Figure: 42%).

 

5) MOST RECENT KEY STAGE 4 RESULTS

Not Applicable.

6) DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES: https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables

7) THE CURRICULUM

 

7a - Please view the current 'Helping at Home' document below to view topics and themes per year group. Please note additional information about the curriculum can be obtained from Mrs. Robins (Assistant Head Teacher). During 2014/15 the 'Helping at Home' document will be updated as the school implements the new 2014 National Curriculum.

7b - At present the school uses 'Letters and Sounds' as the main teaching resource for phonics (https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DFES-00281-2007). Please note this document is supplemented by Jolly Phonics in the Foundation Stage (http://jollylearning.co.uk/).

7c - Not Applicable.

8) BEHAVIOUR

Please download the school behaviour policy (and associated documents), from the page below.

9) PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT 2015/2016

2015/2016 Allocation: £131,304

The 2015/2016 allocation will be used as follows:
£96,996 - Additional intervention teachers.
£5,000 - Funding for 1:1/group tuition.
£10,118 - Employment of an attendance officer.
£21,328 - Employment of Reading Assistants.
£1,049 - Additional lunchtime supervisor.
£1,500 - Support fund to help with travel expenses.

£3,000 - Professional Fees for Curriculum Enrichment (Storyteller Adam Bushnell and Illustrator Liz Million).
£1,800 - Support fund for educational visits.
The total spent on Pupil Premium children exceeds the income namely £140,791.

Impact: The impact of this funding ensures that school disadvantaged children perform better than other disadvantaged children nationally, this is the case at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Specific data is available on request. The school also ensures via this funding that every child has access to the entire school curriculum (including visits) and every child is listened to read every week!

 

PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT 2016/2017

2016/2017 Allocation: £119,908. £118,800 including a 'Early Years' allocation of £1,108.

The 2016/2017 allocation will be used as follows:
£83,970 - Three additional intervention teachers and group tuition.
£40,667 - Employment of School Assistants (this includes reading assistants for every year group and a additional member of staff in Early Years).
£1,800 - Support fund to help with travel expenses.

£2,125 - Support fund for educational visits.

£2,000 - To support Year 6 Pupil Premium children in order that they can attend Carlton Outdoor Education Centre.
£10,787 - This includes £700 in order that children can participate in a 'art project', £9,120 for online resources and £967 for a online child protection database.

The total spent on Pupil Premium children exceeds the income namely £141,349.
 

10) PE FUNDING - 2016/2017 (£5,641)

This money is being used to increase participation in PE and develop healthy lifestyles. So far the school has employed a specialist football coach (Mr. D. Newton) and specialist P.E. Teachers (from High Tunstall Secondary School). This means there is now football training for all Year 3 to Year 6 children and during 2016/2017 specialist gymnastics, dance and games teaching (Nursery to Year 6). The school has also invested in additional sports coaches for example for Dodgeball and Futsal. 
2016/2017 Balance: £1,579.

March 2017 to September 2017: £4,062.
October Allocation: TBC.

 

11) SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Please download our current policy by clicking on the link below.

12) CHARGING AND REMISSIONS

Please download our current policy by clicking on the link below. You will also be able to download the Local Authority policy.

 

13) SCHOOL ETHOS AND VALUES STATEMENT

The Mission Statement of the School is simply: “To be the best school”. Our school motto is “A Flying Start to Success.” This is what we hope to achieve for all of our children. The school aims:

• To encourage every child to achieve his/her full potential as an individual;

• To prepare every child for life both within and outside of school;

• To ensure every child has a love of learning;

• To encourage every child to be caring, thoughtful and considerate;

• To ensure every child shows care and concern towards the local and distant environments.

14) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND SCHOOL PUBLICATION SCHEME

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives members of the public the right to access official information held by Public Authorities. Requests should be made in writing to the School Business Manager (Miss. L. Hatfield), admin.throston@school.hartlepool.gov.uk (Throston Primary School, Flint Walk, Throston Grange Estate, Hartlepool, TS26 0TJ) and will be dealt with within the statutory 20 working days.

As well as responding to requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the school is required to publish information proactively. The Freedom of Information Act requires every School to have a publication scheme, approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and to publish information covered by the scheme. The scheme sets out our commitment to make certain classes of information routinely available, such as policies and procedures, minutes of meetings, annual reports and financial information.

Throston Primary School have adopted the Information Commissioner’s Model Publication Scheme in its entirety and have produced a guide to information which sets out the information we hold, where it can be obtained and whether a fee is payable. The guide entitled ‘Guide to Information – Available from Throston Primary School’ can be downloaded via the link below.

15) DATA PROTECTION

The Data Protection Act 1998 regulates the processing of information, relating to individuals including the obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of such information.The Act places a legal responsibility on the School to ensure that data collected and processed receives the highest level of protection. The Act also provides individuals who are the subject of personal data (data subjects) with certain rights to ensure that data held is accurate and up to date. If you wish to make a subject access request to find out what information is held about you please send a request in writing using the following contact details: School Business Manager (Miss. L. Hatfield), admin.throston@school.hartlepool.gov.uk (Throston Primary School, Flint Walk, Throston Grange Estate, Hartlepool, TS26 0TJ). Throston Primary School is under a statutory duty to comply with your request within 40 calendar days. A £10 statutory fee will apply to all Subject Access Requests. If you wish to know what information we process and why, please view our Privacy Notice which is located at the back of our current school prospectus.

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