At Estcourt Primary our aim is simple.
We aim to do our very best to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their starting points, reach their full potential.
We are a larger than average primary academy in the East of Hull. The number of pupils eligible for free school meals is above the national average as is the percentage of pupils with special educational needs and also children for who English as an additional language.
We believe all children should achieve their full potential, regardless of their starting points.
Building effective relationships with children is key for all staff. Staff nurture aspiration and ambition by creating opportunities to allow pupils to see beyond the academy walls. Perseverance is supported and resilience is celebrated. Pupils are supported with skills to develop their self-regulation and are encouraged to reflect upon their feelings through highly effective support. A sense of belonging and family is key to our school community. Understanding, accepting and celebrating difference allows all of our children to thrive.
We are proud to be a Thrive school and we are working hard to embed the principles of Thrive right across our setting. We believe that all behaviour is a form of communication and we support our children to manage their emotions in an appropriate way.
As children begin their journey through the school, a love of reading and books is key. Our curriculum has been redesigned and supports our development of a love of reading. Learning is sequential and carefully considered, small steps are planned to ensure a deeper understand of key knowledge. We have invested heavily in reading books to ensure that home readers and guided reading books match phonic phases. We have an amazing library space with high quality texts where classes will be able to go and check out books. Through the development of the Reading Strategy, children love reading sessions. We also have book clubs that run over lunchtimes and have even had some tweets sent from some very famous authors! Experiences enhance our curriculum offer and support children’s personal development.
Our revived flagship behaviour incentive, Leading Learners, encourages pupils to be kind and caring, helpful and responsible, value learning and work hard. Our school community thinks of others too. Last year alone, we raised well over £1000 for our chosen charities.