Parents

Parents Area

Please rate our school on Parent View.  Click on the link below:

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

Parent Support Advisor

Mrs Frances Knight will be available to discuss any issues regarding your role as a parent supporting your child’s education, attendance or behaviour. Francis will be available each morning on the school yard and can be contacted through the school during school hours. Thank you for your cooperation.

Attendance Frequently Asked Questions

Glossary For Parents

Disability Register¬†Please check out this leaflet it’s full of useful information.

FAMILY LEARNING

Family Learning sessions are 9am -11am Thursday mornings in the school library. There is a creche available for young children. All are welcome. Autumn ‚ÄďArts and Crafts Spring¬† – Numeracy Summer-
PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION (PFA)

Friends Association St Cuthbert’s PFA  is a charity fund raising committee run by parents of children in the school and some of the staff.
The Association actively supports the school through its fund-raising efforts, raising money for all those little extras that help to enhance the children’s lives in school.The PFA meet the first Wednesday of each new term for a coffee and a chat everyone is welcome to attend including children, grandma’s and granddad’s. Come along and meet other parents¬†no commitment or pressure just a friendly coffee.
The success of the Friends depends entirely on the support of all parents and staff. We greatly appreciate any assistance. This can be anything from a little time spent helping out, to coming along to the functions with friends and family. Our Friends Association activities are enjoyable and we hope that they are a good way for people to meet each other. Through events such as fayres, fashion shows, disco’s, raffles  and so on we have raised  thousands of pounds. These funds have enabled the school to provide extra, valuable resources for the children to use. The PFA have also provided funds to support day trips and theatre visits.
How can you help?
Join in the fun. Please support us by bringing your family and friends to our events. Each event raises much money to help provide extra equipment for our children to enjoy and learn by. Help in school Perhaps you have a few hours ‘spare’ time that you don’t know how to fill! Come along to St Cuthbert‚Äôs RC School. We always have jobs for willing hands. It could be listening to readers or assisting with an art activity, helping on an outing, no previous experience necessary just come along and have a go. Join our Friends Association Share your fund raising ideas with us or maybe you would like to just help during our events.
A BIG thank you to our Friends!

Our school is Outstanding. Click on the link below to find out more:

Ofsted Denominational report

Our School is now a rights-respecting school. Click on the link below to find out more:

Introduction to Rights-Respecting Classroom

What might be the features of a ‘Rights-Respecting Classroom’?

www.totallyween.co.uk is asking parents and guardians to participate in a simple survey, in order to gain more knowledge about the social media and online habits of pre-teens.

Advice_for_parents_on_cyberbullying

Parent View

We want your opinion! Parent View is a new feature provided by Ofsted which allows you to give your views on the school.

For more information click here.

Silver Inclusion Quality Mark

Green Flag Status

St. Cuthbert’s has been awarded green flag status for ‘Eco Schools’

Fair Trade Status

St. Cuthbert’s is awarded ‘Fair Trade School’ status.

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Join Martin Lewis and get help with those finances or find out what the latests deals are, just click on the link above.

Websites for parents and carers:

 

http://www.spellanywhere.co.uk/spellings.php?view=1&id=874

Check out this website for help with spellings.

Oxford Owl

Kidscape
For parents, guardians or concerned relatives and friends of bullied children, the charity Kidscape offer a hotline for advice with trained for counsellors. The Helpline is available on 08451 205 204 Monday-Friday from 10.00am-4.00pm. http://www.kidscape.org.uk/
Parentscentre
Parentscentre is a government run website for parents on how to help with your child’s learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare. The site has a very comprehensive internet section, which Childnet helped to write, as well as recommended websites for all age groups. https://www.gov.uk/search?q=parents+centre

Quick
This site has a useful checklist to help children think about whether a website is trustworthy. Go through it with your children and also see the parent centre website for advice on this subject. http://www.quick.org.uk/
Back Can’t Read, Won’t Read Free parent information pack from Barrington Stoke aimed at parents and carers of children aged 8 -12. The pack contains a booklet of information on reluctant readers, including tips on how to engage them, a poster, stickers, bookmark and Barrington Stoke catalogue. Visit http://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/

DCSF Parents’ website. Website offering information and advice for parents on all aspects of school life. https://www.gov.uk/search?q=parents+centre
to top | Discla Helping Children with … Series of five guides presenting information in an accessible way in order to support parents. Topics covered are reading, spelling, maths, reading difficulties and handwriting. Contact: National Centre for Language and Literacy, University of Reading, Bulmershe Court, Reading RG6 1HY. Tel: 0118 931 8820. Website: http://www.ncll.org.uk/.
Helping Children Learn. Leaflets giving ideas on how to support children through different stages of their school years includes pre-school; school age; helping with homework; families and schools; and changing schools. Single leaflets free,  multiple copies 20p each. Contact: Parentline Plus, 520 Highate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 1TL. Tel: 020 7284 5500 Fax: 020 7284 5501 Email: imer | Accessibility Policy | C How schools teach reading, by Angela Redfern and Viv Edwards. Comprehesive guide for parents on what goes on in primary schools to teach children to read. Includes some background to reading standards and changing teaching styles, promoting a love of reading, and where to go for resources. Contact: National Centre for Language and Literacy, University of Reading, Bulmershe Court, Reading RG6 1HY. Tel: 0118 931 8820. Website: http://www.ncll.org.uk/.        © Childnet International 200 Sites for Primary-aged children (5-11 years) BBC
The BBC Website is a good place to start. It has three sections for children: CBeebies, CBBC and Schools. Within the site at www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/help/safesurfing is a Dongle the Rabbit cartoon that, in a fun and effective way, shows younger children about safe surfing. www.bbc.co.uk/children Braids and Beads.
This is the site for an exhibition focusing on the braid and bead work creations of Jacqui Carey and items of adornment from collection of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. The ‚ÄėMaths Adventure‚Äô explores shape and pattern. www.molli.org.uk/bb Brain Teasers
This site from publishers Houghton Mifflin gives children a choice of three new problem-solving activities each week. Children can try different levels depending on how clever they are feeling! This website is suitable for children 7‚Äď15 years old. www.eduplace.com/math/brain

Quiz Hub
This website includes interactive learning games, puzzles, quizzes, and science information. It is suitable for primary age children. quizhub.com/quiz/quizhub.cfm
Recyclezone
Developed by Waste Watch, this site looks at the world of waste. It isn’t just about recycling, it has some useful online activities for younger children. Although this site is called recyclezone, recycling is only one of the things that can be done about waste. The site talks about the 3Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle. http://www.recyclezone.org.uk/
Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology
The Museum site has an excellent introduction to the Greeks and their world aimed at schoolchildren. www.ncl.ac.uk/shefton-museum
Fact Monster
This site from publishers Pearson contains information about people, sports, the world, fun facts, science and more. There are links to a homework centre, word of the day, today in history, a dictionary, an encyclopaedia, an almanac and an atlas. It is suitable for young people aged 7 years and up. http://www.factmonster.com/
NASA Earth Science Enterprise
This site contains interactive games based around earth science. Topics include plate tectonics, natural hazards, air and water. The games featured are word searches, drag ‘n‚Äô drop puzzles, and quizzes. It is suitable for upper primary and lower secondary age pupils. kids.earth.nasa.gov

Spelling with the Spellits
This website offers a fun way for your child to improve their spelling. It has been designed by the BBC for children aged 7-11 years. www.bbc.co.uk/schools/spellits/home_flash.shtml Encourage role play with Lego7. All rights reserved.

Encourage role play with Lego http://duplo.lego.com/en-us/default.aspx

Help with sats, past papers.

http://www.freepastpapers.co.uk

My Child website http://www.mychild.co.uk/docs/subscriptions/subscriptionoffer_mathsworksheets_ct.html

Maths Games to try pupil’s games http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/default.htm http://www.primarygames.co.uk/

Read Write Inc.

Have fun and join in with the children using our new Cybercoach exercise programme, just click on the link below.

http://cyber-coach.co.uk/Smart/

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Join Martin Lewis and get help with those finances or find out what the latest deals are, just click on the link above.

Parents are your children budding bakers? If the answer to this question is yes click on the link below to enter your child in the BBC’s Junior Bake Off.

Junior Bake Off S4- A5 Child Flyer ONE PAGE

‚ÄėStockton Borough Council is currently consulting on a revised Home to School transport policy.

The consultation is open until 5th July 2016. You can access the proposed policy and response form by following this link www.stockton.gov.uk/consultation.

The local authority is reviewing its policy so it reflects the statutory guidance set by the Department for Education. The key proposed changes to the existing policy, which are being considered, are:

       The introduction of a published appeals process in line with that suggested in the statutory guidance.

       The introduction, in policy terms, of the commitment of the Council to maintain the stability of school placement for children taken into the care of the local authority, through the provision of transport.

       The removal of access to free transport where parents have preferred a school purely on the grounds of faith, other than those for whom entitled rights are in place on the basis of income.

Parents and carers should note that this will not affect children currently in school nor those who have a place in Reception or Year 7 for September 2016. The proposed policy, if adopted, will affect children taking up reception places or placed in Year 7 at secondary school from September 2017 onward.

The Council welcomes your views on this policy.

Many thanks

Lynda Brown

Head of Projects (Education/Early years)