National recognition for Hartlepool...

National recognition for Hartlepool...

10 Jun

National recognition for Hartlepool primary school

A Hartlepool primary school has been recognised by a national body for its commitment to spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

West View Primary School in Davison Drive recently received a Silver quality mark following a visit from an organisation called Young Citizens.

In a letter to Headteacher Lauren Furness, verifier Sandra Saint states: “I am delighted to inform you that as a result of the recent verification visit, West View Primary School has been awarded Silver level of the National SMSC (Spiritual, moral, social and cultural) Quality Mark.

“West View Primary School most definitely has SMSC at its core and it is a fundamental aspect of the education that is provided. It is evident that everyone is indeed encouraged and empowered to ‘Dream Big, Aim High and Shine Bright’.

“There is such a welcoming, relaxed, calming atmosphere and physical environment which appears effortless. However, it is created with a great deal of careful consideration alongside a great deal of staff skill and dedication stemming from your commitment to The Curiosity Approach to learning.

“Please pass on my thanks to the pupils who gave me a tour of their school and chatted with me. They are obviously proud to be part of West View School and shared lots of valuable insights.

“I congratulate West View School on the silver standard of SMSC development that is afforded their pupils. However, I also must note that there is a great deal of ‘beyond gold’ level practice taking place.”

Lauren Furness commented: “Clearly, this is a very positive report which highlights the school’s commitment to spiritual, moral, social and cultural values.

“We have a fantastic team ethos here at West View and I would like to thank pupils, staff, parents/carers and everyone else who has played a part in this achievement.”

West View Primary School has xxx pupils on its roll between the ages of 2 and 11 and is one of ten primary schools across Teesside and County Durham under the umbrella of Ad Astra Academy Trust.

Andy Brown OBE, Chief Executive Officer for Ad Astra Academy Trust, said: “This is an excellent achievement and well deserved. West View Primary school has a unique approach to teaching and learning and it is really pleasing to see it recognised in this way by a national body.”

To read the full report, click on the link below.

Young Citizens Report