Welcome to Toll Bar Primary School's Website
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Click to read our latest Ofsted report
School re-opens to pupils on Monday 5th September 2016
You can now download our free School App using an iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or phone! Use the links below for Apple and Android devices
Once you have downloaded the app, use the search bar to enter the school's postcode DN5 0QR and search. Once you see the school name displayed, just press the name and then you will be presented with the app for our school, which contains news, information, calendar events which will help to keep you informed of events, news and information about our School.
You can download the Rising 3's application form to fill in.
Toll Bar Primary School is a "School Direct" school and welcomes applications and visits to our school! We were found by Ofsted in February 2014 to be a GOOD school. Click here for more information.
Message from Mrs Northwood
Welcome to our School
In Toll Bar we believe we are a 'Community Primary' school and we intend these pages to reflect some of the things that happen in and around our school with the help of the community that we serve ...... plus all sorts of other interesting bits and pieces!
We believe Toll Bar Primary School to be a safe, caring environment, where in partnership with you we can try to achieve your child's full potential.
Our aim in the school is to educate the whole child, and through the curriculum will provide for the learning of skills and knowledge, a child should be given every opportunity to realise their aspirations and express their feelings. The whole curriculum conforms to the requirements of the National Curriculum. We are committed to safeguarding children and promote the welfare of every child in our school. Children respond to the interest and appreciation which we both show in their education, and I hope that our time together will be enjoyable, valued and successful.
At Toll Bar Primary School, we want all children and adults to have:
- The right to learn
- The right to be safe and happy
- The right to be treated with respect
At Toll Bar Primary School children have the right to
Learn in an encouraging environment
Feel Safe and cared for in School
Achieve the best they can
Enjoy time in school
Know that any adult in school can be approached
for help, advice or guidance.
we want everyone to enjoy learning and to achieve their best.
we want everyone who uses our school to feel involved and included
we want everyone involved with our school to feel supported.
we want our school to look and be an eco/greener place.
we want our school to be a healthy place for a our minds and our bodies.
At Toll Bar Primary we seek to support and encourage our children to become independent learners, successful writers, mathematicians, readers, artists, scientists, historians and much much more. To do this they must seek to develop the core behaviours that make for successful and skilled learners. These behaviours and characteristics are to be found in our Learning Monsters, who can be found throughout our school
Bound-Back Billy (resilience)
- Enjoys challenges
- Doesn’t give up when things go wrong
- Doesn’t say ‘I can’t’ when things get tough
- Knows what to do when stuck
- Likes taking risks
- Learns from mistakes
- Knows that those who don’t try never succeed
- Tries their best, even when something is difficult
- Thinks carefully about what they are learning so they can move forward (progress)
- Learns by ‘trial and error’
- Shows a ‘can do’ attitude
Stick-able Stan (resourceful)
- Maintains focus on activities/projects for an extended period of time
- Shows high levels of learning energy/fascination/stamina
- Not easily distracted
- Knows where he is going and how he is going to get there
- Pays close attention to the task at hand and notices details
- Shows pride in the time/effort taken to achieve a goal (not just the end product itself)
- Doesn’t waste time
- Is ready and prepared to learn-nothing will stand in their way!
Explorer Nora (enquiry)
- Shows curiosity about the World around them
- Uses their senses to explore their surroundings
- Engages in open-ended activities
- Shows an interest in new things/the unknown
- Playing, talking about and presenting their experiences/findings
- Tries new things
- Goes and finds out things on their own
- Knows where to look for information
The Teamwork Twins: Listening Lucy & Collaborative Colin (relates to talk partners/collaboration)
- Pays close attention to what others say
- Is an active listener (Thinks about what is heard)
- Can follow instructions well
- Remembers what has been said
- Can use what has been heard to help
- Pays attention to others feelings/thoughts
- Sees things from others’ points of view
- Can play different roles in a team
- Understands the value of working together
- Suggests ideas when working in a group
- Is good at keeping time
- Takes turns
- Tries to help other people learn
- Never distracts other people from their task
Thinking Theo (analysis)
- Has ideas
- Finds ways to solve problems, including new ways
- Makes predictions and tests ideas
- Plans; makes decisions about how to tackle a task
- Checks how their activity is going
- Knows their strengths and that they need to do to move on
- Thinks about their learning both in and out of the classroom
- Knows how well they are doing
- Asks for help when it is needed, not when they want it
- Can change their plans when they have a better idea
- Learns from mistakes
- Thinks about how to make improvements
- Thinks about their personal targets
- Organises time well; thinks about what they need to do and how to get there.