Our school is a primary academy and is part of SMART Multi Academy Trust. Working as part of an academy trust has many advantages, with the main benefit being the dissemination of good and outstanding practice across the trust, in order to improve educational outcomes for children. As a result of working with seven partner schools we are exposed to a range of approaches and we can take the best practice and adapt systems and approaches to benefit the children in Cheviot Primary. Our school is responsible to a Board of Directors and our acting Chief Executive Officer, Ian Lane. The trust give the Governing Body and the Head Teacher freedom to make decisions about the future direction of the school but play an active role in holding the school to account for its performance. As a result of the on-going collaboration and high level of accountability between the school and its partners, we are never complacent and continually strive to improve further with our aim to be an outstanding educational provider.
At Cheviot, we prioritise the teaching of basic skills and the curriculum is rich, from early years onwards, with opportunities for children to develop reading, writing and mathematical skills. High staffing levels are a feature of school since we believe that providing children with high levels of effective instruction, feedback and support will enable them to make the best possible progress. During morning sessions the preferred teaching style is “direct teaching”, with skills and knowledge being taught in a systematic, progressive manner over sequences of lessons.
During morning sessions all children have the opportunity to engage in reading, writing and mathematics activities. If additional intervention or support is required for reading, writing or mathematics then this occurs during afternoon sessions in small groups or 1-1 teaching. Since our assessment systems are well established and embedded, we can make assessment judgements quickly and assign intervention and support with immediate effect. This means that any child at risk of not fulfilling their potential is picked up quickly and additional help provided.
Although basic skills form the core of our curriculum we strongly believe that children need a broad and balanced curriculum. Our curriculum is well established and is underpinned by children’s literature, and meaningful and engaging learning contexts, which enable children to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of learning. We adopt a different teaching style during afternoon curriculum sessions, with a greater emphasis placed on interactive learning and practical activities.
Our school is very busy with every part of the day seen as an opportunity to learn, experience and enjoy. Children’s all round development is at the centre of everything we do and we hope that you enjoy visiting our website and find its contents useful in giving you a taste of life at Cheviot Primary. If you have any other questions or would like to find out anything else about our school then please don’t hesitate to contact myself or the staff team. (These can be located on our contact page.)
Being proudly part of the SMART Multi Academy Trust, we work collaboratively with seven other local primary schools. All staff, pupils and governors at Cheviot embrace this opportunity to strengthen our school communities and improve the outcomes for pupils in the North West area of Newcastle Upon Tyne. We work towards our collaborative goal of 'aspirational education for the future'.
We welcome you to our school and hope that you can be part of our educational footprint into our fantastic and unique school.
Mr Lee Gallon
Executive Head Teacher
An ethos of opportunity for all pervades our wonderful school.
Our vision for a successful, inclusive, inspiring school is shared with children, staff, parents, Governors,
our trust partners and the local community on a regular basis.
We believe in an I CAN ETHOS!
Every person matters at Cheviot Primary School regardless of ability, race, culture or religion.
Through this supportive partnership we provide a safe, stimulating environment where our children
develop skills for life long learning.