ICT Quality Mark
In January 2017 the school acquired the ICT Quality Mark. The school was recognised for its forward thinking outlook and use of emerging technologies to enhance provision for computing.
The report stated how well resourced the school was and how plans had been put in place to supplement this ove rthe next few years. The school was praised for its increased use of cloud based systems and how pupils used IT at home through software made available to them.
It was reported that the delivery of the computing curriculum was of a high quality where children had deeper and embedded knowledge of using Scratch, Garageband, and other freely available software that children could use at home.
Values for Education Quality Mark
In November 2016 the school acquired the Values for Education Quality Mark. This school was recognised for its quality of Values provision and outstanding behaviour (this was also mentioned in our September Ofsted report 2016).
The values report stated how well children conducted themselves and were able to talk about school in a very positive way. The school was praised for embedding its 7 core values through lessons, assemblies and pupil discussions across the subjects being taught.
He explained how well the children, regardless of age, were welcoming and their quality of ethical vocabulary was impressive. The members of the school council were very proud and described the differences Values made to their school.
Arts Award Quality Mark
In December 2015, The Priory Primary School became registered as an Arts Award Centre. We have two Arts Award Advisors; Mrs W Priest and Mrs D Pearce.
The Arts Award After-School Club supports pupils to build a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their involvement in the Arts, both at school and at home. This could be playing an instrument, drawing, painting, dancing, singing, making a decorative item or visiting an Arts centre such as a theatre or art gallery. The pupils’ portfolios are entered for an Arts Award providing recognition for their Arts achievements.
Mrs Priest teaches Arts Award Explore to Key Stage 2 pupils and Mrs Pearce teaches Arts Award Discover to Key Stage 1 pupils.
Both clubs take place on Tuesdays from 3.15 pm to 4.30 pm.
All the Arts Awards Club members who commenced their portfolios in 2015 have recently received their certificates at Explore and Discover Levels.