Caldicotes Primary Academy
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
About Caldicotes Primary Academy
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Caldicotes Primary Academy is a vibrant and forward thinking academy and is proud to serve the communities around Thorntree, which is to the east of Middlesbrough. We are within easy access from Middlesborough and the Tees Valley and close to the A19.
If you have a passion for education, can be equally enthusiastic about learning opportunities linked to dinosaurs as to princesses, aliens or a naughty elf; are able to create opportunities for learning and progress whether inside or out come rain, hail or shine and love working as part of a team, you could be the person we are looking for!
We are proud to be an inclusive setting where children learn, are challenged and are inspired through the range of stimulating learning opportunities both indoors and outside.
We work in partnership with families to ensure all children achieve their potential and are challenged to make their best better.
We are a creative and forward thinking academy and our curriculum reflects this. Each area of the curriculum has a whole school policy and a scheme of work, currently being updated to reflect the new Primary Curriculum 2014 document. Our curriculum reflects the needs of the children whilst meeting the National Curriculum statutory requirements. Staff plan creative projects to encompass elements of the curriculum linked to core skills. The essential ‘core skills’ underpin all the work planned to ensure maximum impact on pupils’ progress. We operate a ‘2 year rolling programme’ for our curriculum coverage (2nd cycle 2013-14) which will allow greater opportunities for shared planning, creativity and collaboration within the EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2 phases.
To learn more about our curriculum click here
Our Specialism and Awards
We are proud to be designated a Forest School. The philosophy of Forest Schools is to encourage and inspire individuals of any age through an innovative, long term, educational approach to outdoor play and learning in a woodland environment.
Many Forest Schools activities enhance the creative curriculum - an approach to teaching and learning designed to support children's natural curiosity. Sessions are designed around the needs of different groups and around a theme. Many areas of the National Curriculum are covered during a Forest Schools programme without the programmes being curriculum-led - the ethos of Forest Schools is that they are learner-led. The activities will act as a stimulus for many more activities back in the classroom. However, in order to make this site easier to navigate, example session plans are searchable by curriculum area. To learn more about our important work please click here
We also hold the Arts Mark Gold, the BIG award and the Green Flag award among many others. Please click here to view and learn more!
We were again judged to be a 'good' school and we were last inspected in March 2016. To view all our Ofsted reports please click here
We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust.
Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is a national network of 64 primary, secondary and special schools across England. Our schools are located across England including the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Midlands, London, West of England, Kent and the South Coast.
As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.
As the largest MAT across England we work together in partnership and embrace the different contexts and diverse communities our schools serve to provide the very best possible education for around 35,000 young people and their families.
We offer a wide range of career pathways to our teachers, middle leaders, support staff and senior leaders with many of our schools being host to Teach First and Ambition School Leadership.
AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the SFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here
We also offer School Direct teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here
To find out more about about AET please visit us at http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/