Kelloe Community Primary school work closely with other schools, local businesses and the Local Authority.
Achievement for All
We will be starting a National project in January called “Achievement for All “. This is a two year programme to support children and families so that children become more confident learners and make better progress in their learning.
The project has been running for five years in other areas and schools and parents previously involved in the project have found:
- Children talk to their parents more about what they are learning at school
- Their parents are more confident in helping them with their learning at home
- Children feel more confident and contribute more in lessons
- Children are happier in school because they are becoming more successful in reading, writing and maths
Some children and families will be involved in the project and all children will benefit from the project. Please contact school if you would like any further information.
We work closely with the following schools:
- Coxhoe Primary School
- Hardwick Primary School (Sedgefield)
We also work with the central Durham schools in our Community of Learning.
Our local Co-operative Store supports our school. Each class experiences the world of business through the Young Enterprise Progamme.
Year 5 and 6 become young entrepreneurs, taking part in the annual Fiver Challenge organised through Young Enterprise.
We will be updating this information soon.
Further Education – Partnerships with Northumbria University
We have developed strong links with Northumbria University. As a school we are passionate about promoting links between our school and the wider community. We are keen to develop student teachers. Class 2 are working with students from Northumbria University. Last year Class 1met a group of students studying the BA 3 Year teaching degree. The students had designed Maths activities around the Discovery Museum in Newcastle. The children were able to use their mathematical knowledge and apply their skills. The children used mathematical vocabulary to explain and describe. This was an excellent opportunity for both the children and the students.
The students had designed Maths games which they played with the children. The student teachers had to teach the game as well as assisting children with any difficulties and misconceptions they had.
The children used their Literacy and computer skills to write thank you cards for the Student teachers. They were able to write recounts of their day. The impact of this experience was the quality of the work the children produced, the opportunity for the children to use their mathematical skills in real life situations, opportunities for the student teachers to make a valuable resource and use this with the children and a wonderful experience for the children to visit a museum and learn new facts.
We are continuing to work with Northumbria University to provide more opportunities for both the children and the student teachers.
We also work with Sunderland, Durham and York universities by giving students a teaching placement in our school.