Following on from my last update, I’m now writing to let you know that we have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children from 3:05pm on Friday 20th March until further notice.
As advised by the government, we will be putting measures in place to remain open for the children of Key Workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and children with particular needs. We are awaiting further information from the government on which other occupations are classified as Key Workers, but it would help us in the meantime, please let us know as soon as possible if you think your child may fall into one of these categories and may need to attend school over the coming weeks. You will need to contact the school office, give your child’s name and class and evidence how your child falls into the aforementioned categories.
For the safety and well-being of all of our school community and the wider community, all other children will need to remain at home until further notice, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards. Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is by text and announcements on the website.
Your child’s learning continues to be of importance to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn throughout this period of school closures.
What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home:
What we won’t be able to go ahead with:
Please remember, if you or your child feel ill and you need further advice, please use the NHS 111 online service.
Thank you again for your continued support during this challenging time for us all. We will be in touch with more information as soon as this is available.
Mrs L Hanger
See here the poster for advice regarding the coronavirus for educational settings.
Thursday 5th March – School closed to children at 2pm.
Gates will be open at 1.55pm please collect your child from their classroom.
There are no After School Clubs and The Hive is closed.
Thank you for your support.
NORTHGATE PRIMARY SCHOOL IN GREAT YARMOUTH
OFSTED “GOOD” JULY 2018 and
NURTURE QUALITY MARK FOR THE 4TH SUCCESSIVE TIME - THE ONLY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY TO HAVE ACHIEVED THIS
We are celebrating with a day of storytelling with John Harris and a band concert by The Austin Beats.
NURTURE: We were visited in May by an Assessor looking at our Nurture provision in the two Nurture groups and across the school. Findings included: the standard of care within the nurture group continues to be extremely good; children feel safe and secure; the children are encouraged to develop a good range of social and personal skills; it was a privilege to observe staff modelling a positive regard for each other, as well as the children, which encouraged the relationship between the staff and children to flourish.
The conclusion was that the school fulfils the criteria for achieving the Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for another three years.
We are the only school in the country to have achieved reaccreditation for the fourth consecutive time.
OFSTED: A team of three inspectors came on day one, two on the second day. They spent time in classrooms, spoke to groups of staff and children and governors, listened to children read, looked at the work in their books and spoke to parents on the playground.
The outcome of the visit is that we are a good school in every area.
Comments included: pastoral care and nurture are strengths of the school; children are enthusiastic learners with high aspirations; everyone works cohesively to meet the needs of all pupils; the wealth of expertise of all staff enables pupils to settle, thrive and make good progress; the curriculum develops pupils to be good and caring citizens; disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEN and/or disabilities are supported well to make good progress; there is a strong safeguarding culture where pupils’ well-being is a priority; pupils show a love of learning; pupils are lively and sociable; early years is well led and managed.
The report has many comments about how well pupils learn and make good progress over time, mentioning how well mathematics and phonics skills are taught and praising the broad and balanced curriculum, effectiveness of enrichment to deepen learning and clear progression across year groups.
There were several comments about how positive our parents and governors are and how confident they are that we are exciting and inspiring children.
We are very pleased that our tireless commitment to offering a fully inclusive and relevant education delivered in an atmosphere of support and nurture has been recognised in this report. We thank everyone in school who contributed and especially to our loyal, caring and enthusiastic staff and our children.
We are committed to doing the best for our children, you are why we are here!
Mrs Lindsay Hanger
Congratulations to our newly appointed House Captains. We've looking forward to seeing you take on your new responsibilities.
At Northgate Community Primary School our Vision is for children to be proud of themselves and strive to be the best that they can; to feel understood and supported to achieve success; to be safe and happy; to learn the skills to give them confidence to face the future; to know how to behave well; to be treated equally and to feel important within their school, family and the wider community.
In order to achieve this Vision we promise to encourage the following in our pupils:
Motivation and enthusiasm for their learning and a desire to do their best.
Secure competency in the basic skills for learning.
To begin to take responsibility for aspects of their own learning and gain in confidence and self-esteem.
Respect for the feelings and property of others with appropriate behaviour and self-discipline.
Effective skills and progress in relation to their prior attainment and future potential.
Aspirations for the future in a nurturing, supportive environment where citizenship and its associated responsibilities are evident.
"We are proud of ourselves and want to be the best we can"
"I know that I need to work hard to learn skills that give me confidence to face the future"
"Everyone here behaves well and we are all treated equally."