welcome to eskdale academy

All parents see the education of their children as one of the most important parts of their lives and here, at Eskdale Academy, we feel exactly the same.

At Eskdale Academy we aspire to have an educational community that:

  • Ensures all learners are inspired and motivated to learn, improve and achieve success through opportunity, praise and choice.
  • Build positive relationships through empathy, honesty, trust, respect and genuine care for each other.
  • Promote a sense of security, ownership, pride and responsibility. Works together through positive community partnerships.

We believe that our aims and values can be most effectively fulfilled through a close partnership between home and school and we hope that the website will give you an insight into our school community. We value our open, friendly environment. Eskdale Academy is a ‘Good’ school, of which we are all very proud. The staff and governors are a committed, enthusiastic team which is continually developing and improving the education we offer children.

We welcome comments and ideas from pupils and parents/carers on all aspects of school life. We want every child’s time at our school to be happy, exciting and educational. We believe that learning should be fun and that by encouraging respect for each other and valuing the opportunities available, we all grow and learn together.

Ms. E. Killeen

Headteacher

 

MISSION STATEMENT

In the Eskdale Academy community, the way we live and work together shows everybody the values we believe in.

  • Respect
  • Tolerance
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Ambition
  • Caring
  • Team Work

 All who work within Eskdale Academy subscribe to the following five guiding principles, and work to ensure their implementation:

We provide a stimulating, dynamic and supportive environment which motivates all to have high aspirations and expectations of themselves and of others.

We provide a caring community where all are valued and respected.

We provide high quality teaching which, in partnership with parents, Governors and the wider community, enables all children to achieve their full potential as well-rounded citizens of the future.

We ensure that equal opportunities and equal access are at the heart of all aspects of the school.

We ensure that children, parents and Governors are informed participants in the learning process and that each successful step

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Science

Eskdale Academy achieved the Primary Science Quality Mark. The PSQM is a primary science school improvement programme that raises the standard of teaching and learning in primary science through improving the practice of the science subject leader.

Art

Eskdale are currently working towards Artsmark after previously holding the silver award.

Music

Eskdale Academy have become a Music Mark School Member.

Our dedication to offering and delivering a broad and balanced curriculum is both welcomed and celebrated. We were nominated, and supported financially by Tees Valley Music Service.

PE

Eskdale Academy have been awarded the Gold Mark in the Sainsbury’s School Games. The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of participation and competition across their school and into the community.

PE

The Youth Sport Trust Gold quality mark is a nationally recognised badge of excellence for PE & School sport.

Amongst other criteria, it acknowledges the way PE & school sport is embedded throughout the school and the impact it has on the personal development of our pupils.

RE

Eskdale Academy are a ICONS member (International Cross of Nails School) ICONS is an growing network of primary and secondary schools – of all shapes and backgrounds – around the world that have recognised the opportunity for introducing principles of peace, forgiveness, conflict transformation and reconciliation into their school communities.

RE

We are also working towards a bronze REQM Award. The REQM acknowledges and celebrates outstanding RE.

Eco

Eskdale Academy hold the Eco school Silver Award. This means we are 80% of the way to achieving the Eco Green flag Award.

The Eco-Schools Green Flag is the perfect way to acknowledge, reward and celebrate the ecological achievements of young people

RRSA

The Gold Rights Respecting award is the third stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award. It is granted by UNICEF UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos, as outlined in the RRSA Strands and Outcomes.

Wellbeing

Eskdale Academy have been awarded the Wellbeing Award for Schools, a National standard for positive mental health and wellbeing.

Equality

We are currently working towards our EQualities Gold Award.
The Equalities Award provides support and guidance for schools to effectively promote equality, diversity and inclusion and allows schools to showcase their commitment to equality.