At The Glebe Primary School, we believe that even the smallest of achievements should be celebrated.
Every Friday afternoon, we hold a Celebration Assembly where we celebrate the achievements of all children. We have a Star Pupil Award for a pupil in each phase of school – Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2. We give a certificate to one child in every class, from Reception to Year 6, celebrating a variety of things such as effort, progress, being a good friend and talents in particular subjects.
We celebrate awards that children achieve outside of school e.g. karate awards, judo and swimming, and applaud all children who attend both internal and external sports events and behave well during school trips.
We support the children to recognise the achievement of others, by giving the Team Captains the opportunity to award a small prize to someone in their team each week. Two Playground Friends choose children who have played well to be their ‘Star of the Week.’ We also ask nominated children to choose the winner of the ‘tidiest cloakroom’ award every Friday.
The children are divided in to four teams – Ashton, Barford, Kinderton and Fife and the children individually receive team points for achievement and behaviour. Every week, the team with the most points is celebrated and termly, the team with the most wins receives a small treat. Teachers also award 5 minutes playtime to a class each week who have lined up well. In Key Stage 2, we also award a French certificate to the class who has worked the hardest that week.
The Head Teacher has a special ‘red book’ where children who have been sent to her to show their work are recorded and this is celebrated in assembly.
We give a certificate to every child who stays ‘on green’ for their behaviour every half term and attendance and punctuality are also recognised with an award. The class with 100% attendance gets £10. The money is then accumulated by the classes and then the children make choices as to how the money can be spent.
On Friday lunchtimes, we have a ‘Top Table’ to celebrate children who have behaved well at lunchtimes in each class. The children get to sit with a friend of their choice and staff members.
Children’s achievements, both big and small, are regularly celebrated in school in many ways including through praise.
Head boy and Head girl
Children in Year 5 have the opportunity to put themselves forward to be the head boy or head girl in year 6. The children write their reasons for wishing to be considered and then have the chance to do a mini-presentation to their class mates. The children then secretly vote for a boy and a girl and the 4 boys and 4 girls with the highest number of votes are then voted for by all staff members and their presentations are displayed in the staff room. The Head Boy and Girl are announced in the Y6 Prize Giving assembly and their parents are invited to watch.
We complete ’50 things to do at the Glebe Primary School’ throughout each phase in school. At the End of Reception, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 we have graduations. Children have to complete a set number of tasks and if they do so they are awarded with a certificate at a cap and gown event.
Prize giving Assembly
At the end of Year 6 there is a prize giving event.
• All children receive a certificate for completing their educational journey at the Glebe Primary School.
This is in addition to the other ways that the Year 6 teachers celebrate and mark the transition from Primary to Secondary School, including class treats and organised events.
To celebrate excellence we also award certificates for:
• A prize for best attainment. A boy and a girl who have scored the highest marks on the external SATs papers.
• A prize for the best achievement. A boy and a girl who have made the most progress in school, either during year 6 or across a key phase
• A prize for adversity. This cup was presented to the school about 20 years ago, after a child who attended the school, sadly passed away. This prize is awarded to a child in any year group, who has overcome adversity.
• A prize for talent. All of our children are talented. We choose a Y6 child who has achieved with a particular talent, either in school or externally.
• A prize for RRSA. This prize is awarded to a child in any year group, who especially demonstrates the behaviour and values in line with the schools Rights Respecting ethos.
• A Prize for PE. A child is chosen who has excelled at PE or a particular sport either at school or externally, such as at county events.
• Prizes are awarded by subject leaders in Science, Computing, English and Mathematics for a variety of reasons such as progress throughout school, effort, excellence in understanding or talent. Subject leaders complete lesson observations, work book scrutiny and discuss with the Year 6 teachers, so that children are chosen who excel in these fields.
We invite the parents of children receiving an award to this Prize Giving assembly, to celebrate their child’s achievement.
Rights Respecting School
We have been re-accredited as ‘Gold’ by Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School programme as a result of our continued commitment.
Click here to find out more about our RRSA work.
Leading Parent Partnership Award
Raising achievement by involving parents and carers in the work of our school.
Involving yourself in your child’s education is an exciting challenge, with excellent benefits for your child, for you, for the school and for the local community. Research has identified that, at age 7, a parent’s influence on a child’s learning is six times that of their school and even at 11 years old, it is 29% greater. Increased involvement can raise achievement by at least 18%. No involvement means low or no qualifications at 16.
We are using the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) to help strengthen our school’s partnership with parents. LPPA is a national award that will provide us with a valuable school improvement tool and also give us recognition for our commitment to working with parents.
The LPPA will help us achieve these long-term benefits:
- contribute to improved pupil attendance, punctuality, behaviour and progress
- increase parent participation and involvement
- enhance parents’ support in their children’s learning
- improve communication between home and school.
If you would like to become more involved or want more information, please contact Miss Conroy or your child’s teacher.
Click below to see more details about the discussions formed at our Parents’ Forum.
School Games Gold Level Mark Award
For the third successive year, we are delighted to announce that, The Glebe Primary School, have achieved the School Games GOLD Level Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year!
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our young people have competed in several local inter-school competitions this year and we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.
As part of our application, we were asked to fulfill criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
The Glebe Primary School is committed to providing a range of activities that ensure the children develop a sound understanding of the importance of a healthy life-style. We focus on four areas: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity, P.S.H.E. (Personal Social Health Education) Emotional and Physical Health and Well-being
The whole school community including members of the school council are involved in planning and implementing ideas. Our school believes that it is important to help the children to follow a healthy life-style. To do this we work hard within the school curriculum and also with extra-curricular activities to encourage the children to eat a balanced, healthy diet, to take exercise and to understand the importance of being a happy person.
Here are some of the healthy activities on offer in school over the year:
- Cycle and Pedestrian training
- Sports clubs e.g. football, dance, netball, multi-sports
- Free fruit throughout the whole school
- Healthy School/Eco-gardening clubs
- Daily outdoor play in EYFS
- Large and small equipment in both the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds
Pupils are actively encouraged to: Drink water during lessons to help keep themselves hydrated! Exercise during P.E. lessons, clubs and using small and large equipment during play times and lunch times. Eat healthy lunches and taste new products from our salad bar. Receive training, facts and gain awareness from specialist people to help keep them healthy and fit.
Improving our Environment
At The Glebe Primary, we have looked at ways we can improve the way that children feel about school and its surrounding areas. The school council and our parents association, the Friends of The Glebe, have fundraised to purchase playground equipment, sculptures of children’s work and artwork to enhance our school grounds. We have two pedestrian shelters to encourage parents and children to walk to school, (no matter what the weather!) and cycle racks for children in year 6 to use; after they have completed the cycle training they receive in years 5 and 6. We have also recently purchased a scooter rack for children in Key Stage 1 and a shelter in the Key Stage 1 yard to protect the children from excessive sunshine in the summer months.
Our Personal Social and Health Education (P.S.H.E.) curriculum teaches children about wellbeing both physically and emotionally. We complete units of work on themes such as ‘New Beginnings’, ‘It’s Good to be Me’, ‘Going for Goals’, ’Relationships’ and ‘Changes’. We also carry out work with children on Drug Education, Internet Safety and Anti-Bullying.
We participate in a lot of themed work during Anti-bullying week, including work on cyber-bullying, in November each year, to teach children ways of interacting with each other, what bullying is and what to do if you are being bullied. Our school takes bullying very seriously and throughout the year looks at ways of promoting positive relationships between all those at The Glebe Primary School. We are currently working towards Anti-Bullying Accreditation.
Our children are doing at least two hours of P.E. per week. We have a community link with Norton Sports Complex who work with different classes in sports including: Gymnastics, Football, TAG Rugby, Volleyball, Cricket, Dance and Netball.
Children in Lower Key Stage 2 also go swimming. Any child that does not gain the minimum 25 metres by Year 6 are given access to top-up sessions in the Summer Term to ensure they reach the required standard.
We also attend competitions run by North Shore Health Academy in a variety of sports, giving children the opportunity to participate in sport at a competitive level and against children in different primary schools across Stockton.