CRC Articles 28 and 29: All children have the right to learn and to be the best that they can be.
- Letters and Sounds is our Core Phonics Programme in school. As a result, letters and sounds are taught in a specific sequence as outlined in the Letters and Sounds programme.
- Letters and Sounds is taught in the Early Years and into Key Stage 1.
- Pupils are organised into ability groups in order to access the Letters and Sounds Programme which are relevant to their needs.
- Pupils in Key Stage 2 receive phonics teaching and learning appropriate to their needs.
- Pupils are screened half-termly using Phonic Screen Check assessments.
- Reading material is linked to the relevant phonics phase stage as appropriate for pupils.
- The ‘Phonics Play’ website is used to support the teaching and learning of phonics.
Our Timothy Hackworth Vision
- May our Rights Respecting school be a happy and enjoyable place for us all to learn; where every one of us is valued and safe in our Timothy Hackworth School family.
- May we all be the best that we can be by making a positive difference to each other, our community in Shildon and the wider world in which we all live.
The Timothy Hackworth Child
We at Timothy Hackworth are proud of our school. We look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity of showing you around our classrooms and playgrounds.
Ours is a happy, rights respecting school with high hopes and ambitions for all our children and we welcome working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that everything is done in the best interests of the children at all times.
All the staff, teaching and non-teaching, take their responsibility towards the children seriously and their target is to help each child reach their full potential physically, emotionally, socially and academically.
To us, every child is unique and precious and we endeavour to foster a high level of motivation towards work and behaviour.
We are committed to the Basic Skills of Literacy and Numeracy and are proud that we have achieved the Basic Skills Quality Mark for the second time.
At all times we aim to centre the teaching in an atmosphere of mutual respect and personal responsibility. Our school has links with our local parish church of St. John’s, the Methodist Church and the Salvation Army which we greatly value.
Rights & Respect
We have high expectations of our pupils’ behaviour and we aim to foster in the children a recognition of others rights by showing awareness of how their actions can affect others.
The school operates a programme which aims to help children to recognise and change undesirable behaviours through a clear system of reminders of rights and recognition of others’ rights. Parents are always kept fully informed about any instances where behaviour has fallen below our expected high standards.
No one has the right to hurt another child or adult by word or action. Bullying is not tolerated in Timothy Hackworth School and we will deal with any incidences firmly.
Exclusion is only ever contemplated when the education and welfare of the other pupils is being threatened.
All our children and staff have the right to learn and work in a respectful and caring environment. They should recognise the rights of others to do the same.
We are all proud that our school has achieved the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Gold Award.
CRC Article 28 – all children have the right to good quality education.