Monday, 6th March 2017
The headteacher and staff at Atlas Community Primary School have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.
Caroline Carr is one of more than 70 headteachers to be appointed to the role of national leader of education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.
NLEs along with staff in their school – designated a national support school (NSS) – use their success and professionalism to provide additional leadership capability in other schools.
NLEs are deployed to suit the needs of each school needing support. The type of support provided is flexible and can sometimes involve NLEs becoming executive headteachers. They also have responsibility for developing the next generation of NLEs and national support schools.
Caroline Carr, Atlas Community primary school said: My appointment as a NLE is a real reflection of the hard work and dedication from all of the staff at Atlas and I look forward to our continued work across Bradford and beyond to ensure all children succeed and reach their potential.
Many NLEs/NSSs report improved outcomes at the schools they support.
Roger Pope, Chair of the National College for Teaching and Leadership, said:
“It’s fantastic that heads like Caroline Carr have the passion and ambition to help improve the life chances of young people, not just in their own but in other schools as well.
“The aim of national leaders of education is to drive improvement in underperforming schools. We now have over 1,200 NLEs and we’re working to increase this number further to spread educational excellence everywhere.”
Successful heads have been invited to attend a formal induction and training event for the role in driving school improvement.
Notes to editors:
For further information contact Caroline Carr on 01274 495190
For more information about the NLE programme visit www.gov.uk/nctl
Thursday, 16th February 2017
Coffee morning dates and times
Tuesday, 14th February 2017
Children and staff from Year 3,4,5 and 6 took part in a world record event in September and last Tuesday we received our schools official certificate from the Offical guinness world record association. We are now record holders and hold the title for Longest chain of people making heart-shaped hand gestures (2,331 people). As yet nobody has broken the record. Are there any other records you would like to break?
Monday, 13th February 2017
Last Friday, we celebrated all the things that make Great Britain fantastic. In Reception, letters were written to the Queen, a tea party was held and union jack bunting was made.
Across the rest of school, pupils ate toad in the hole, created music videos using British music, designed a new first class stamp, planned parties for the Queen and produced artwork about landmarks.
Last Tuesday, Safer internet day was celebrated in school. Safer internet day is celebrated globally and coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to talk to your family and friends about the safe, responsible and positive use of technology, and to ‘give a smile’ to help create a kinder online community.
Across the day, range of exciting activities took place, we created our own emojis and had an assembly to discuss positive social images. Below are some great examples of our work:
Thursday, 12th January 2017
What will the programme cover?
Time Out for Dads is a parenting course aimed at dads and male carers. The course runs for 6 sessions each lasting an hour & 45 minutes.
Friday, 16th December 2016
Friday, 18th November 2016
Optimism 4 Autism is a new organisation set up at the
heart of Manningham.
This group aims to support and help families with children
who have Autism and related conditions.
Monday, 7th November 2016
Helping children at a Bradford primary school improve their reading skills, is what has led to Lesley Matthews being nominated.
She has been visiting Atlas Community Primary School on a twice weekly basis for more than eight years as a volunteer reader. Not only does Mrs Matthews support vulnerable children at the school who have fallen behind with their reading, she also offers whole class reading sessions. Mrs Matthews has been nominated by Caroline Carr, the head teacher, who says: “Mrs Matthews is a dedicated and kind volunteer who works very hard to engage the children in her group. She is a real gem and we are so grateful.”
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Tuesday, 4th October 2016
A huge thank you to all the children and staff who have donated to our Harvest collection. Thousands of people in Bradford go to bed hungry each night and our collection will go some way to support these people. The food bank was extremely grateful for our donation and below is a certificate thanking us for our support.
Thank you Certificate