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).
4) MOST RECENT KEY STAGE 2 RESULTS (SUMMER 2017). Please also refer to: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/
% achieving the Expected Standard in Reading, Writing and Maths: 82% (National: 61%).
% achieving the Expected Standard in Reading: 85% (National: 71%).
% achieving the Expected Standard in Writing: 85% (National: 76%).
% achieving the Expected Standard in Mathematics: 89% (National: 75%).
% achieving the Expected Standard in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 93% (National: 77%).
Average Scaled Score in Reading: 105 (National: 104).
Average Scaled Score in Maths: 105 (National: 104).
Average Scaled Score in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 107 (National: 106).
Reading Progress Score: 0.3
Writing Progress Score: 0.9
Maths Progress Score: -0.1
High Level of Attainment in Reading, Writing and Mathematics: 11% (National: 9%).
High Level of Attainment in Reading: 25% (National: 25%).
High Level of Attainment in Writing (Working at Greater Depth) : 24% (National: 18%).
High Level of Attainment in Maths: 20% (National: 23%).
High Level of Attainment in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: 33% (National: 31%).
5) MOST RECENT KEY STAGE 4 RESULTS
6) DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES: https://www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables
7) THE CURRICULUM
7a - Please click onto http://www.throstonschool.org.uk/topic/curriculum to view specific information.
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 Early Years (http://jollylearning.co.uk/).
7c - Not Applicable.
Please download the school behaviour policy (and associated documents), from the page below.
9) PUPIL PREMIUM GRANT 2017/2018
2017/2018 Allocation: £120,280.
The 2017/2018 allocation will be used as follows:
£77,430 - Additional intervention teachers and group tuition.
£33,909 - Employment of school assistants (this includes reading assistants for every year group).
£16,000 - Support fund to help with travel expenses and educational/residential visits.
£7,500 - Online learning resources.
£4,221 - Budget for rewards, assessment and chess.
The total spent on Pupil Premium children exceeds the income namely £139,060.
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 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 Allocation: £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), email@example.com (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), firstname.lastname@example.org (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.