Weekly Awards

Published on Friday 7 February 2020 by Crook Primary.

7 February 2020

Pupil of the Week

RS Jude Johnson
1L Alannah Coates
1M Estelle Gent
1D Sophie-Jane Wilson
2G Harry Gibson
2N Sienna Martin
3A Sunny Genner
3L Savannah Hindmarsh
4C Leah Hardy
4MB Jake Hamilton
5A Bradley Hodgson
5H Taylor Reed
6O Archie Alderson
6T Jake Parvin

Challenge Award

RR James Penfould
RS Alexis Mclean
1L Imogen McManus
1M Fern Breward
2G Ryan Newton
2N Jayden Taylor
3A Ameila Nicholson
3L Quinn Brown
4C Reece Slack
4MB Maya Hope 
5A Symone Meisuria
5H Kate Scott
6O Michael Oughton
6T Daniel Hobbs

International Visits

Published on Friday 7 February 2020 by Crook Primary.

Next week Miss Golightly and Miss Lee will be visiting our partner schools in Zimbabwe and Mrs Lupton will be visiting our partner schools in Tanzania. They will be taking the work our children have been doing on the sustainable development goal about quality education and will bring back work that the partner schools have done to share with our children. We look forward to hearing about the visits and sharing the next steps in these exciting projects that bring the world to Crook Primary.


SEN Progress Meetings

Published on Thursday 6 February 2020 by Crook Primary.

Dear parents and carers,

We have been looking closely at the provision we are making for our children who are supported with a SEN support plan. Staff have carefully reviewed the targets that they set last term and have amended and created new targets. I would like to share with you your child's progress at a short meeting after half term.

If your child is supported by a SEN support plan or if you have concerns about your child please telephone the school office or drop by to make an appointment for one of the following days and times.

Monday 24th February appointments available between 8.00 am and 8.30 am
Monday 24th February appointments available between 1.30 pm and 3.15pm
Wednesday 26th February appointments available between 8.00 am and 8.30 am
Wednesday 26th February appointments available between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm
Thursday 27th February appointments available between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm

I look forward to seeing you.

Many thanks,

Mrs Cleminson


Do you want to come and work at Crook Primary School?

Published on Tuesday 4 February 2020 by Crook Primary.

Required from September 2020

Applications are invited for the following posts:

  • 1. Primary teacher (permanent contract)
  • 2. Primary teacher to cover a maternity leave- from 1 September 2020- July 2021 on the return of the substantive post holder

Visits to the school are welcomed on Friday 28th February at 2.30pm and Thursday 5th March at 1.30pm

Closing date for applications Friday 13th March when shortlisting will be held.

Lesson observations will take place on Tuesday 17th March 2020 and further shortlisting will take place for formal interviews to be held on Friday 20th March 2020.

Both positions will be in either Year 3 or Year 4. We would like ambitious teachers who enjoy their job and have a positive personality and are good team players. You will thrive on the chance to take on new challenges. You need to have an excellent understanding of vocabulary to help us close the vocabulary gap and good subject knowledge. The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of secondment is subject to receipt of satisfactory DBS disclosure.

Click the links below for the application form and related documents.

Person specification and criteria for selection (PDF)
Teaching application form guidance notes (PDF)
Teaching application form (Word)
Teaching application form (PDF)

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Well done to RR Miss Roberts' class for this weeks best class attendance: 99.5%

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We are trying hard to improve attendance at school and we need you to do the following things:

  • Attendance drops on a Friday especially before a holiday. Please make sure your child is in school every Friday and does not miss school because you have planned a long weekend.
  • Do not book routine doctors and dentist appointments during school time unless absolutely necessary and bring an appointment card to the office.
  • Holidays will not be granted unless exceptional circumstances. You must apply for leave of absence prior to booking any holiday to see if permission would be granted.
  • Please only keep your child off if they are really ill and not just under the weather. We can always contact you if we feel they need to go home.

Thank you for your continued support in helping us to improve attendance.