Our children have been designing our new praise postcards. 10 finalists have been chosen and there will now be a school-wide vote on which 3 will be used for our new postcards. You can see the finalists here.
If your child is in Nursery or Reception, you will know that staff keep learning journeys, in which is all the information we have about what progress your child is making. These learning journals are for you to look at too. Your knowledge of your child working at home will be able to help us support your child's progress - and there are some lovely photos in them as well! Please speak to your child's class teacher to arrange a time to come and look through your child's learning journey.
Welcome to our school
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Malton Community Primary School. We are a good school. (Ofsted 2014)
Our school is a special place where teaching is good and some is outstanding. Staff are dedicated to providing pupils with exciting experiences which build on their interests and passion for learning. Pupils achieve well and make good progress. Standards are rapidly improving and the school is well-placed to move forwards (Ofsted, 2014).
As a whole school, we have worked very hard to develop our vision for the future. Our vision for the curriculum integrates the school’s personalised approach with the expectations of the national curriculum 2014. Our 'curious curriculum' is driven by enquiry and an aspiration for our children to be independent learners and thinkers. It promotes eight characteristics of a successful learner: Perseverance, imagination, communication, reflection, adaptability, inquisitiveness, having principles and motivation. Over arching themes take our pupils on an annual journey beginning with themselves and their locality to an appreciation of the wider world: Right and wrong, who we are, expressing ourselves, overcoming challenge, making a difference and sharing the planet. Within each theme key skills are developed as children create and refine their work, explore possibilities, evaluate their outcomes and present their findings.
Our vision for behaviour and safety and the school environment place emphasis on ‘respect’. A code of respect, devised by all of the children in our school, is followed. By promoting 'respect for learning' we ensure children do four important things: Listen respectfully, work as well as they can, work well with others and do as they are asked.
We value highly the partnership between home and school and encourage all parents to take an active part in the education of their children. The foundations for this partnership begin in our Nursery and we endeavour to build on these in the years which follow. We continue to develop our links with parents through Parent Forum; our vision being to have many more ‘open’ sessions in which parents can share in their child’s schooling.
Whatever the needs of your child and whatever special interests they have, leaders bring about improvements and have high expectations of all pupils (Ofsted, 2014).Our vision for leadership and management incorporates a commitment to professional development, succession planning and ensuring leaders continue to have high standards; placing research and furthering their own learning at the heart of their development. Our Governors share a vision which unites staffing and the school’s environment by demonstrating a commitment to ensuring they are both fit for purpose.
The partnership between school staff, parents, governors and our community is an essential one. Together we strive to make our school an outstanding place where children can grow.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school.
Miss Kelly Wilkinson
Some recent quotes from parents and organisations;
"I just wanted to say how impressive parents' evening was today. It was fantastically structured and the extra time made such a difference. Best parents' evening so far." - Parent, Reception and Year 2
"This is one of the safest schools in North Yorkshire" - PCSO
"I also thought the children were fantastic; they were interested, motivated, gave intelligent answers even for their young age and didn’t even moan when it rained/poured. One of the best bunch of children we have had" - Leader, Kirkleatham Mining Museum.
"What an amazing trip today. It was really interesting at the mine and the group of children I had were very well behaved - if I had to tell them they listened straight away. The staff at the mine allowed the children to ask questions and answered in away the children could understand.
The beach was very windy, very cold but at least it didn't rain. I found what Mrs Banwell at the beach talked to us about was interesting and the children had also remembered some of the things they already spoke about at school. Overall the 3 trips just lately have been truly fantastic." - Parent, years 3 & 6
"Thanks for a really enjoyable day, I'd just like to say how impressed I was with how well behaved the children were today, they did the school proud." - Parent, year 2
"I just want to say what a pleasure it was to be part of the Magna trip yesterday! The children were a credit to the school! [My children] thoroughly enjoyed it & want to go back again!!" - Parent, years 1 & 4
"Thank you so much for giving my 2 boys this opportunity for this amazing trip. We have have said we will go ourselves in the holidays. Thank you once again, also the hard work you put in all paid off. The children were on the whole I feel a credit to Malton Community Primary School." - Parent, years 3 & 6
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