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Crosscrake CE School Nursery Class

We are a happy, thriving village school serving a wide rural community, situated in the picturesque rolling hills of southern Cumbria.  Our school is dynamic and forward-thinking whilst maintaining the unique advantages offered by a small successful village school.

We are very proud of our school.  Within its secure and friendly environment, we work hard to attain high standards of achievement and behaviour.  Each child is recognised as an individual and is valued and encouraged to develop to their full potential.  We have an enthusiastic, highly motivated staff committed to a caring, child-centred Christian ethos.  We offer skilled teaching an high academic standards, concentrating on the education of the whole child.  Our children go on to outstanding secondary schools in the area.

Choosing the right school for your child is a very important decision and in our prospectus we aim to provide you with an introduction to our school a Church of England Aided Primary School.  We have tried to set out the information as clearly as possible giving you an insight into life at school.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs L Fletcher
Contact Position
Head
Telephone
015395 60410
E-mail
admin@crosscrake.cumbria.sch.uk
Website
www.crosscrake.cumbria.sch.uk
Notes

Childcare Contacts.

We have before and after school childcare on site provided by Cheeky Monkeys Monday- Thursday, plus Friday am.  Please contact Louise Leach for bookings. 07798826256 or 015395 67024.

On a Friday, we have a school led childcare session called 'Happy Fridays' which run 3.10-5pm- places can be booked via the School Office. Sessions cost £4-50 per hour.

Where to go

Name
Crosscrake CE Nursery & Primary School
Address
Stainton
Kendal
Postcode
LA8 0LB
Notes

We have spacious grounds, including a sports pitch, fixed play equipment, a Woodland Classroom and dedicated early years play area.

Other Details

Costs

Details
We currently are offering pre-school childcare for children in the term before they are eligible for Nursery funded places. Session cost £12 for 3 hours. We are flexible in booking the sessions to suit each family's needs.

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
Yes

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes

Childcare Information

Vacancies

Date updated
18/11/2020

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
Yes
2 year old funding
No

Opening Times & Facilities

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 0900 1510
Tuesday 0900 1510
Wednesday 0900 1510
Thursday 0900 1510
Friday 0900 1510
Facilities
Cater for Special Diets
Foreign Languages
TVDVD
After School Care
Meals / Refreshments
Before School Care
Visit & Outings
Outdoor Playspace

School Pickups

Offers pickups
No

Local Offer

Description

Parents have the opportunity to meet with teaching staff to discuss their child's progress and any concerns throughout the year.  Formal parent - teacher meetings are also held in the Autumn & Spring term.

Class teachers adapt and differentiate pupil's work in response to their observations and formative assessments.  If a child is showing significant difficulties, then a meeting will be arranged to discuss targets for an individual education plan.  Progress is reviewed termly and provision adapted accordingly.

Contact Name
Linda Fletcher (SENCo)
Contact Telephone
015395 60410
Contact Email
admin@crosscrake.cumbria.sch.uk
Links
http://www.crosscrake.cumbria.sch.uk/
Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (5-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)

Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?

Parents are welcome to discuss any questions or concerns they have about the child informally.  Mrs Fletcher is the SENCo and she works with staff and parents to ensure children's needs are identified and provision is made.

Parents have the opportunity to meet with teaching staff to discuss their child's progress and any concerns throughout the year.  Formal parent - teacher meetings are also held in the Autumn & Spring term.

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?

Class teachers adapt and differentiate pupil's work in response to their observations and formative assessments.  If a child is showing significant difficulties then a meeting will be arranged to discuss targets for an individual education plan.  Progress is reviewed termly and provision adapted accordingly.

If staff and parents feel a child's needs are significant, further advice, support and assessment will be sought from professionals in Children's Services or Health & Social Care.

Referrals can be made to other agencies including the School Nurse, educational psychologists and specialist advisory teachers.

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?

Children are offered a broad and balance curriculum, covering the objectives outlined in the National Curriculum.  Work can differentiate by task, expected outcome or by level of support given.  The work is matched to the needs of the pupils.  As a small school our staff know our pupils well as individuals as well as drawing upon our assessment data to inform planning.

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

We review pupil progress throughout the year, along with the effectiveness of our provision. Parents are informed of children’s progress and are invited to support their child at home with their homework/reading. occasionally for some children, additional communication e.g. via email, learning logs etc may be needed dependent upon the child’s needs. Information evenings are held to inform parents of dangers, and learning objectives are sent out each year, along with termly class newsletters outlining the curriculum. Our website also provides Information and links to learning games on external websites.

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall well being?

Transition programmes are designed to meet the needs of our pupils as they begin school arid move onto secondary school. Pastoral support lo help pupils develop their emotional and social skills is provided in response to the cohorts and may take the format of Friendship Groups, Counselling or short intervention programmes. Many needs are addressed by careful adaptation of routines in the school day.

Health Care Plans are drawn up with parents to ensure maximum attendance for children with medical needs. The school follows statutory guidance in the administration of medicines and provision of personal care.

What specialist services and expertise are avaliable at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

It staff and parents feel a child's  needs are significant, further advice1 support and assessment will be sought from professionals In Children's Services or Health & Social Care.

Referrals can be made to other agencies Including the School Nurse, educational psychologists, Bernardo's and specialist advisory teachers. An ‘Early Help’ meeting may be set up with parents and other professional to decide how a child’s needs can best be met.

Children with a high level of need as defined In the Code of Practice may be assessed for an Education Health Care Plan.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had? Are any being trained currently?

The staff receive ongoing training to enable them to respond to the needs of individual children. Our staff are very experienced and share a wealth of strategies to help young people.

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

Our intention is to include all pupils in any trips or residential visits; sometimes trips may be adapted to ensure everyone can take part. We work closely with parents to ensure Individual needs are considered.

How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

The building ¡s not fully wheelchair accessible, as some of the doorways ¡n the oldest parts of the building are too narrow for larger motorised chairs. Child wheelchair users would be unable to access the playground independently, as it requires travelling on the road to gain access.

There Is a disabled toilet. As a small school, resources arid equipment Is considered in response to need, within the funding available to the school.

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Transition programmes are designed to meet the needs of our pupils as they begin school and move Onto secondary school. Some children require more visits and additional preparation; this is done in partnership with the child, parents and the; school. Records are transferred as far all children and our SENCo mets the SENCo at the new school to discuss transition.

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

The Governors set the budget annually. Class structure is determined by pupil numbers and children’s learning needs. The SEND allocation Is allocated to provide for identified children.

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

Mrs Fletcher (Head) is the SENCo and she works with staff and parents to ensure children’s needs are identified and provision is made. If external professionals are involved they will also contribute their views. Individual education plans are reviewed against success criteria to judge whether the support has had an Impact.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Staff are available for parents to make an appointment to see, when they are not teaching, to discuss concerns or parents can drop an email or ring up. Parents are encouraged to attend our Parents Evenings, come along to Praise assemblies and to be part of our PTFA.

Last updated: 03/08/2021
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