We are very proud to have received a letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, commending us on the exceptionally high levels of progress our disadvantaged pupils make. The letter explains that Dalestorth Primary School is one of the top 250 schools in the country when it comes to ensuring that ALL pupils make progress and we are delighted to have received such recognition.
Just to inform you of our new arrangements regarding rewards in school. As you may know, each class has its own class and individual rewards and sanction strategies. In addition to this, each week one child is chosen from each class to be nominated for our weekly ‘Praise Assembly.’ This child is praised in front of the whole school for good work or superb behaviour. You will know if your child has been chosen as they will be bringing home a special certificate to share with you. This will be instead of the postcards and text rounds which we tried as an alternative system. As a staff we feel it important that the children bring something home to share with you and have something they can keep.
Your child’s name may also be placed on the ‘Dalestorth High 5 manners’ board for exceptional polite or kind behaviour. At the end of each half term you will be notified if your child has been noticed. They will bring home a postcard and have a special reward each half term.
We will always help our children in any way we can, but we do encourage them to be independent, especially when it comes to dressing and undressing for PE and putting coats and shoes on. If this is a problem for your child, please help us out by practising with them do up zips on coats, seal velcro shoes and tie laces. If your child really struggles, please let the teacher know as this will help save time. We strive to achieve the balance between supporting your child and encouraging independence alongside maximising teaching time.