Learning together for lifelong success

One of the fantastic aspects of being part of our wider Ascent trust family is the joint working and sharing of expertise. Colleagues within Secondary department welcomed Shelley one of the PE teachers from Barbara Priestman Academy last night who taught the group how engaging dance can be as part ...of the PE curriculum. The team got to have a go at their own dance moves and thoroughly enjoyed it. No pressure folks but we can’t wait to see you up at Hope Wood has Talent next week! Many thanks Shelley for sharing your expertise

There are so many great activities on offer over the Christmas holidays for families to engage with locally, many of which are free or low cost, check them out!

Have you ever thought about turning on the subtitles on TV to help your child with their reading?

There’s extensive global research that shows just how effective this is.

So now, along with our friends at a number of leading charities and universities, we’re encouraging ...broadcasters, policymakers and parents to Turn on the Subtitles.

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Turning on the subtitles while children are watching television can double the chances of a child becoming good at reading†. It’s so brilliantly...


Our Primary stars for last week are;

Yellow class - Noah for trying really hard with his diary entry.
Purple class - ER for settling back into purple class after her illness
Gold class - Thomas S for trying new foods at dinner time. Craig is very proud!
Red Class - Lennox for ...being brave on Friday and writing 's' independently
Hedgehogs - Fynn M for engaging in creating activities with enthusiasm.
White Class - Freddie for independent writing with a really positive attitude and Logan for showing kindness to his friends.
Blue Class - Kasey-leigh for transitions around school.
Butterflies - Lucas for working hard on his communication.
Aqua Class - Thomas H for excellent engagement within his work activities.
Orange Class - Jack for his good science work.
Willow Class - Cole W for a fantastic rebound session this week
Maple class - Jake H for identifying letter sounds in phonics.

Well done everyone, we are super proud!

Our Secondary stars for last week are;

Dunelm: Daniel S for consistently being proactive in his learning and for helping his classmates whenever he can.
Jack H for being a positive role model in class, engaging in discussions, and expressing himself with increasing confidence.
...Crossgate: Leon H for a positive attitude to learning and an increased effort to try new foods.
Logan P for being positive within the class and a caring, helpful friend.
Bowbridge: Chloe K for exceptional effort in Maths with the topic of money.
Bishop: Lilymae for interacting well in lessons and working at her TEACCH bay.
Auckland: Nate for excellent and very neat overwriting this week.
Bowes: Daniel for his excellent creative writing and for reading his story aloud to the class.
Lucie Kate for gaining all of her ticks on her chart.
Elvet: Grace for working hard to gain all of her stars in her chart.
Framwellgate: Lauren J for initiative, excellent letter demonstrating fantastic writing skills and techniques.
Beamish: Connor R for settling into his new class in secondary department.
Millburngate: Owen for excellent independent maths skills when adding 100s and 1000s
Lumley: Jake T for an excellent rebound session.
Cathedral: Laynie for trying really hard with her times tables, recalling division facts and a positive attitude towards her learning
Prebends: Gary for being kind and helpful towards his peers and staff.

Well done everyone, we are super proud!

We are really pleased and proud to announce we have, this evening, been awarded with our Gold membership Investing in Children Award, this means we have been successful in renewing the award for the last ten years. The award recognises our commitment to ensuring the young people in school have a ...voice and become active members of their community. It was fantastic to hear of all of the great work a range of organisations are doing in ensuring young people become change agents. Congratulations 🎉 everyone 👏