Welcome by Head of Campus
Welcome to Grace Darling Infant and Early Years Partnership – it is our aim that this part of the Bishop’s Primary School website has everything you need to know about our school. Our campus is part of a unique organisation which houses two distinct schools under one roof, within the framework of NCEAT.
Grace Darling Infants is a happy, friendly school, set in the heart of Newbiggin by the Sea. The inclusive ethos that Grace Darling values is represented through our core belief that everyone can ‘Let their light shine’. We embrace and celebrate the diversity of individuals, and nurture them as life-long learners for the 21st century.
Grace Darling Infant and Early Years Partnership values the first years in a school or setting and recognises them as some of the most important. We aim to ensure that our children have a ‘can-do’ attitude towards learning through an environment that enables each child to feel happy and safe, valued and secure as they grow, learn and develop. The school is committed to offering education of the highest quality to each child through a rich a varied curriculum that ensures all children are challenged to achieve their best.
The Grace Darling Early Years Partnership was created in 2016 to extend the provision available for the youngest children within the community. Through partner childminders, Hayton Family Childcare and local EY providers Rascals we have developed 30 hours provision and wrap around care from birth to 3 years.
We have a high regard for the personal and social education of each child and provide opportunities for the development of self-esteem and independence, our pastoral curriculum is embedded within a THRIVE approach where we consider the whole child and build a programme around the individual. Our Pastoral team work alongside children, parents and a range of professional teams to ensure everyone has the support they need.
We encourage co-operation, mutual respect and self-discipline, through the highest expectations of behaviour for all members of our school community.
As a school we work closely with our parents/carers and wider community as we value the significant contribution they make to their child’s education.