On behalf of the children, staff and governors of Corporation Road Community Primary School, I would like to welcome you to our school website.
The quality of education and provision has improved dramatically in school since I became the Headteacher in September 2015 and especially since the Ofsted inspection in September 2019.
The ethos of the school is to ensure teaching and learning is clearly focused on ‘all of the children, all of the time’ and ‘doing the very best we can, in all we can do.’ Underpinning this is a whole school culture, which is clearly focused on supporting and developing the self-image and self-belief in each and every child.
From the minute you step into the building, the rise in aspirations and expectations and the care and love provided for the pupils is palpable; through the flowers, calm music and relaxing aromas to the attention to detail in displays. Significant alterations have been made to the internal and external learning environments to support improvements in teaching and learning and better outcomes for all children
Behaviour and attitudes to learning across school are good. Pupils are polite and courteous, for example they hold doors open for visitors and each other without being prompted. They conduct themselves in a confident, respectful manner. Relationships between adults and pupils are constructive, with positive attitudes to learning and behaviours celebrated in class and whole school. High aspirations and always striving to be the best are evident across school.
The curriculum of the school caters for all cultures and faiths, including the promotion of fundamental British values. Pupils show a strong sense of respect for others’ values and faiths; accepting, celebrating and embracing the range of faiths and religions represented across the school. Children are given opportunities to experience university life and investigate lifelong learning and career opportunities.
A major part of the school’s curriculum is focused on four key themes. Themes, which form an intrinsic part of the school, the community and the children’s future. These are: Community, Citizenship, Gender & Equality, Impact & Legacy.
Corporation Road Community Primary School and all those within it, will endeavour to deliver a curriculum, which opens the doors and windows on the world, to enable all children to strive to be successful, valued, unique and themselves.
Ann Pringleton (Headteacher)
The school is now part of the Lingfield Education Trust and has a Local Governing Body. The Governing Body consists of Chris Archer, Chair of the Governors, Mrs. A Pringleton (Headteacher), Valerie Johnson, Vice Chair of Governors, Julie Davidson, Safeguarding Governor, Steven Brack, Staff Governor, Peter Greenwood, Governor and Yvonne Richardson, Governor.
The School’s Four Key Themes:
Corporation Road Community Primary School is a school, which is in the centre of Darlington, and at the heart of the community it serves. We want our children and families to understand and form an active part of this unique community. A community, which already brings together the richness of cultures, beliefs and religions from across the world and we seek to make this grow and be cohesive. We want our children to understand similarities and differences when we compare what we have, to communities past and present, near and far.
We want our children and families to feel a sense of belonging to this unique community of Corporation Road Community Primary School. We want them to embrace the philosophy that kindness and goodness stems from the individual and collectively, as citizens we can work together towards the betterment of the whole community. We want them to know that any small change can bring about an improvement in the life chances of everyone within school and the wider community. From this starting point, children can begin to influence those around them and begin to understand the importance of belonging and embracing and tolerating the values and beliefs, of school and the wider community. We want them to begin to understand how communities have grown, adapted and thrived both here and in the wider society and how this may have looked, and looks today.
Gender and Equality
We want all our children to have equal access to resources, opportunities and aspirations, regardless of gender. We want our children to embrace the fact that everyone, regardless of gender have equal value and should be accorded equal treatment. Our children will learn that irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, class, income, health or disability, religion, values and beliefs, everyone will be treat fairly and equally without discrimination.
Impact and Legacy
We want our children and families to understand and learn about legacies in literature, art, maths science and cultures left behind by key individuals and communities, which have had an impact on the way in which we live our lives, and influence what we learn, in society today. We want them to develop as citizens and individuals who can, in turn, have an impact on their immediate and wider environment and influence others. We want them to make their own mark on society knowing they themselves leave behind their own legacy.