In this section we celebrate our awards and achievements. We celebrate your child’s achievements outside of school as well as within. You can also find out more about celebrations and achievements on your child’s class page.
Sainsbury’s Games Platinum Award
The Platinum Award was launched 2017 as an extension of the School Games Mark to reward schools who have maintained consistently high standards with their school sport provision. As part of the extended application, which was submitted by Mrs Aspinall, the eligible candidates, who had achieved five successive gold awards, were asked to submit a detailed case study along with a supporting paragraph from their School Games Organiser (SGO).
We’re delighted to today announce our that we have been given the Platinum Award and would like to thank our Sports Leaders, School Organising Sports Crew, Children, Staff, Parents and Governors for their hard work and commitment to PE in our school.
We have amazing news to share! We have received an email confirming that we have been awarded the AfPE quality teaching mark for PE for 2018 – 2021. We are so proud of all of the amazing and hard work that goes on in PE in school and are delighted that our hard work has been recognised.
Massive thanks to all of the staff for their continued hard work and of course to the parents and pupils, without you we really couldn’t do it. Special thanks to the parents / carers that took the time to come into school to speak to, Mr Rhodes, our assessor. Huge well done to all of the children in school for continually working hard. Last but not least our SSOC’s crew, Leaders and Buddies. They literally run our school PE.
We are delighted to let you know that we have been re-accredited the NACE Challenge Award. Thank you to staff, parents, governors and children for your continued hard work.
Please see attached report.
Sainsbury’s Games Gold Award
We are delighted to have achieved the Sainsbury’s Games Gold Award again. We provide all students with two hours of timetabled PE per week and have extra curriculum provision in addition to this. We engage at least 50% of our pupils in extra curricular sporting activity every week. All pupils are provided with an opportunity to take on leadership roles during curriculum PE and we have active links with local community sports and leisure providers.
Inclusion Quality Mark award
We are very proud to have been awarded this prestigious quality mark which reinforces the work that we do to ensure that every child in our school is valued and has their education directly tailored to their learning needs. It represents the fact that we are a fully inclusive school who promote the social, emotional and academic well being of all of our pupils.
You can read the full report from the Quality Mark assessor by clicking on the link below.
Investing in Children Award 2016
We are very proud to announce that we have recently received our Investing In Children re accreditation. This is an award that we have held for several years and is one which is of great importance to us as it links so closely to the Unicef work which we do. This award is a recognition of the role and “voice” that your children have in school and helps us to appreciate what fantastic role models and citizens some of them can be.
Mr Stock from Investing in children presenting our award to our Rights Respecting Council.
Ben’s Football Award
Ben was awarded a trophy for all of his hard work this year in football for his team. Well done Ben!
Kyle Brown – Class 2
Kyle as you may know is a keen footballer. We are proud to announce that his Manager from Monty Under 8’s has recognised this through issuing a calendar of Kyle and a dvd of pictures. These pictures show the determination and concentration Kyle takes in his football training and matches.
Please see the picture of our sports star Kyle.
Fyndoune Transition Day Tuesday 3rd December 2013
Kelsey Docherty Year 5 – Celebrating Success.
We went to Fundoune for the pe/sports day. This involved long jump, the javelin, timed runs and football. One part of the day was to take part in an art project to design a medal. We had to choose an area of the Commonwealth of Nations and decorate it with the traditional art of that area. I won the competition for the best design.
Jamie Ivory won the medal for being in the winning team for long jump and javelin – well done Jamie! We enjoyed the day and I really enjoyed the dancing, our favourite sport was the bench ball which was lots of fun. As part of our school initiative to celebrate success we have two celebrations from Class 3 they are Samuel Sweeney and Kieran Aspel. Samuel Sweeney’s mam got in touch to celebrate Samuels success in achieving two badges fro the cubs the picture attached shows the badges and Samuel in his cubs top.
Samuel joined the clubs last month and was a beaver before then. Samuel enjoys bell boating at camp, working as part of a team, playing lots of games tasks and learning lots of new skills. Well done Samuel!! Kieran Aspel’s mam got in touch and sent us a photograph (see attached) of Kieran gaining his orange belt at Destination Judo. Kieran has been attending Destination Judo in Newton Hall for 2 years and has taken 7 exams and now proudly has his 8th belt (orange in colour). There are 23 people in a group and Kieran enjoys working towards improving his judo skills and working as part of a team. Well done Kieran!!
National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) Challenge Award
Nettlesworth Primary school has just become only the fourth school in County Durham to be awarded the prestigous NACE Challenge Award. We are very proud to announce our recent success in achieving the NACE Challenge award. This is awarded to schools who demonstrate and are committed to excellence in provision for all children but especially those who are Able, Gifted and Talented.
This award recognises the work that we do with all children in school but in particular the excellence in whole school provision for more able, gifted and talented pupils. It is also a recognition of the hard work and dedication that both staff and pupils give to the work that they do. All children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account. In our school we aim to provide a curriculum that is appropriate to the needs and abilities of all children.
We plan our teaching and learning in such a way that we enable each child to reach for the highest level of personal achievement. Further information can be found in the policy below or by contacting the school and speaking to Donna Lee our AG&T Coordinator:
We are very proud to be the holders of the Fairtrade School Award. We use Fairtrade products where and when we possibly can including at our Breakfast club. We liaise with local supermarkets such as Sainsburys in order to widen the links with we have with the local community and business.
Have a look at our Fairtrade policy which was actually written by the children themselves expressing their aims for Fairtrade and our school. Please view our Fairtrade Policy by selecting the link below.