Walworth Primary School

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Bluebell Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 7LP


01325 300 194

Walworth Primary School

'Listen, Learn and be Happy Together'

School Aims

1. Pupils’ Progress – Achievement for Learning

We want to create a school in which children:

  • That promotes a culture whereby children feel safe to engage, learn and make mistakes.
  • Where our children have access to high levels of adult support and small group / personalised learning opportunities.
  • Which facilitates personalised learning opportunities, where relevant.
  • Where children can talk about their learning and recognise ways to move it forward.
  • Which provides opportunities for collaborative learning.
  • Where parents / carers are fully aware of their child’s learning and the ways in which they can support this.
  • Where students are taught a range of effective behaviours for learning.
  • Which has high expectations of our children as learners and members of the school/ wider community.


2. Pupils’ Social, Emotional and Mental Health – Personal care & Wellbeing

We want to create a school in which children:

  • Learn strategies to establish and maintain positive relationships
  • Show increased tolerance.
  • Recognise their own feelings/ triggers and those presented by others.
  • Where worries, concerns and problems are shared and a way forward is approached together.
  • Are clear about boundaries and respond to them appropriately.
  • Develop ownership of their choices and the skills to reflect in order to move forward.
  • Have opportunities to manage challenge appropriately.
  • Have access to ranging curriculum interventions to support their social and emotional needs.
  • Regularly participate in contextualised learning opportunities.
  • Have access to the appropriate range of relevant professionals to support.
  • Develop resilience.


3. Resource Management – Quality of Provision

We aim to create a school:

  • That supports all children’s needs by providing or seeking external resources
  • That is colourful, clean, spacious and organised that allows children and visitors to feel welcome.
  • Embrace all aspects of technological skills in relation to 21st Century.
  • Which uses the local community to enhance learning opportunities.
  • Where staff are committed to their own professional development and share their skills and knowledge in practice and to other providers.
  • Which helps children to achieve value added outcomes.
  • Where all staff are responsible for positive role modelling.
  • Which provides a parent support advisor that, supports the emotional wellbeing of parents/carers and families.


4. Leadership & Management

We aim to create a school:

  • Which has an outstanding Leadership & Governing Body.
  • Which leaders engage in recognised professional development such as National Professional Qualification of Headship (NPQH) and National Professional Qualification of Senior Leadership (NPQSL)
  • Which communicates effectively with all stakeholders
  • Where all staff are supportive of both each other and children
  • Where Governors provides challenge to staff and take accountability to school life.


5. What Makes Walworth – The X Factor?

We aim to create a school which will:

  • Meaningful relationships are at the heart of all that we do.
  • Place the emphasis on enjoying attending school and having fun
  • Place a strong emphasis on sport, outdoor learning opportunities and a creative curriculum.
  • Learners have access to small teaching groups with high levels of adult 1:1 support.
  • We have provision to support children, their families and feeder schools through the statutory assessment process (LEAP )
  • Social care support of residential schooling is available for those children with this specifically identified need.
  • Extended Day opportunities which enable children to explore new experiences are included.
  • Structure , routine , stability and a sense of belonging is promoted for learners who may not have been successful within a mainstream context (LEAP).
  • Learners have access to specifically identified interventions.
  • Allow all children to be involved in their own individual support plans and give them a voice to express how best to support them.
  • Allow all pupils to make collaborate decisions about the development of the school by using pupil voice and the school council to influence change within the school.