As the recently appointed Executive Head Teacher, I am delighted to introduce myself and our team here at Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School. I am currently the Executive Head Teacher of Cleves Cross Learning Trust, a Multi Academy Trust based in Ferryhill, Co Durham. My colleague, and Head Teacher, Helen Ashton will also join Grace Churchill, Deputy Head Teacher and Alison Brown Business Manager, here at Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School to complete the new Leadership Team.
We are really looking forward to beginning our journey with the whole school community as we look to build further on the foundations that are already in place. We have already started our work together and our aim is to provide all of our children here at Middleton-in-Teesdale with the best possible primary education and equip them well for their whole lives.
For parents new to our school, we are located in the beautiful village of Middleton-in-Teesdale, situated close to the River Tees. Children attend from both the village itself and the surrounding areas. We offer a full range of educational and wider curriculum opportunities for children aged from 2 – 11 years. We have excellent facilities including, our spacious school buildings and grounds, Dawn Till Dusk Childcare provision and a dedicated school library.
We provide a well-planned and engaging curriculum that encompasses all national curriculum subjects and also provides the important personal, social, health and economic education that all children need to become well-rounded and positive global citizens of the future. For our younger children, our focus is to ensure they become fluent readers by the end of Year 2. We strive for this through a systematic approach to phonics teaching and, where needed, children receive additional support to help them achieve this. Fluency in reading is a key life skill and also enables our children to access the wider curriculum more easily as they move into Key Stage 2, and beyond.
Prospective parents and students are welcome to visit the school. Please contact us to make an appointment. I shall be delighted to show you around our school and discuss with you and your children what we are able to offer.
Mrs Alison Lazenby
Executive Head Teacher