Welcome to Thameside Primary School
We are pleased with our growing reputation in the local community and that Ofsted recognised “the school is moving forward at a quickening pace”. Our 2013 results show some improvements.
Through the school and eco councils, as well as through pupil consultations, we encourage our children to have a voice at Thameside. They work hard to improve the school and its environment.
As well as children learning we think it is really important that all our staff continue to develop their skills and we are delighted to be part of a Reading wide writing project working with educational writer and poet, Pie Corbett from January 2013. Two of our teachers are currently taking part in Shirley Clarke’s action research group on formative assessment which will improve practice not only in our school, but in schools nationwide. The results of this research will be reported in her next book.
We are also working with a local maths consultant.
We have strong partnerships with parents with the vast majority agreeing that their child enjoys school (Ofsted 2011).
Many parents volunteer to help in and around the school and we have a successful parent council. Workshops provide the opportunity for parents to understand how their children learn and how to help at home. Our reading workshop has proved particularly successful and has contributed to our success in teaching reading. If you would like to know more about reading please click here.
Our PTA, the Thameside School Association (TSA) is very active in the school and is currently helping us to fund new stage lighting.
Please take a moment to look at our Vision, Aims and Values which are the heart of what we do. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the school office and I will be delighted to show you around.
School Closure Noticeboard
School closed for in service training:
Thursday 5th Sept 2013 – Maths
Friday 25th Oct 2013 – Writing with Pie Corbett
Monday Jan 6th 2014 – Team teach
Friday 14th Feb 2014 – Writing with Pie Corbett
Friday May 23rd 2014 – SDP conference
Homework by Joel in Year 5 as a movie from the 1960's.
Parent Forum meetings on 9th December 2013 at 9am (old library) or 7pm (Y6 block), for more details see Parent Forum Section
Christmas Lunch is on 18th December 2013, if your child wishes to have a meal, please order your main and dessert at ParentPay by the end of 26th November 2013. The menu can be viewed here, if you require any help, please contact the school office.
Annual Plans for this year are available in each Year webpage. (Via Pupils section)
Order and pay for school meals online from September using Parent Pay.
Access your list of library books and more at Junior Librarian
Our latest report can be found on the Ofsted website, we were last inspected in September 2011.
These include Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 SATS, and Key Stage 2 SATS Headlines
For more information on:
Extended School Clubs