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At the beginning of the summer term we have launched a revised approach to our Behaviour and Rewards Policy which children, staff, Governors and some family members have been involved in devising during the spring term.

Our 'Super 5 Star Learner' character has been introduced to our children who have been challenged to help us find a suitable name.

The '5 Star Expectations' are set out below:

As we move to the Managing Information System (MIS) Progresso, pupils will accumulate points that will be collected. Children will be able to monitor their own House team point accumulation across the year.

More details about the Behaviour and Rewards Policy will be available on the policy page.

Guinness World Record Day - Football Skills

On Tuesday 25th April we had a visit from Ash Randall who is a football freestyler. He is a multiple world record holder and has been all over the world with his skills! 

Ash gave an assembly to the whole school on the morning then throughout the day, he took each year group for a football skills session. We really enjoyed it!




Easter Boiled Egg Competition Winners

Here are some of our competition winners from the boiled egg competition that we held in the academy. 


On Friday 11th November at 11am, the Academy took part in a two minute silence to commemorate Armistice Day. Staff and pupils wore poppies and gathered in the main hall where we watched a short BBC clip on how other people around the country also took part in the silence. We then listened to the Vera Lynn song, "We Will Meet Again" as requested by Mrs Crabbe as it reminded her of her Dad and Father-in-Law who both served in the Royal Navy during the War.


Middlesbrough Schools Catering Service is celebrating achieving a top healthy eating award for a second time. It is being rewarded for its commitment to promoting health through nutrition in Middlesbrough schools.

The Food4Health Awards scheme is an initiative created by Middlesbrough Council’s Improving Public Health service to help local food businesses to meet consumer demand for healthier foods and to raise awareness of the need to have a healthy diet.

Schools Catering Manager Angela Blower said: “Our school catering service is very proud of the quality of the food it serves and works closely with each Head Teacher to maintain service satisfaction levels. The catering teams are well qualified and work together to achieve the best possible service to the children and young people of Middlesbrough. More than 11,000 meals are served each school day and provide essential nutrition for pupils. This is the second time we have achieved the Gold Food4Health Award and it is further recognition of the efforts made by the catering team to ensure pupils can enjoy a fulfilling and nutritious school meal.

Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Environment Commercial and Property Services said: “Pupils need to have a healthy well balanced diet that supplies the energy and nutrition needed for their development and so to maintain concentration levels in the afternoon sessions in school. The school catering service’s aim is to provide food that looks good, and tastes great, the service provides both hot and cold choices, cold choices are made up from an extensive salad bar option. I am very proud of the quality of the service provided by the management and staff of the schools catering service and I congratulate them on achieving the Gold Food4Health Award.”

Councillor Julia Rostron, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, said: “We know that healthy eating and personal development are very closely linked. This is why we work closely with our schools, academies and higher education establishments to support their efforts to help students maintain good health and wellbeing. The Food4Health initiative has helped to improve the diet of many people in Middlesbrough and the schools catering service is to be congratulated for its commitment to providing healthy meals and its commitment to supporting the nutritional needs of our young people.”

Caldicotes Forest Schools presents their Scarecrow Factory Exhibition!

Please join us as we unveil our collection of 27, Roald Dahl character inspired scarecrow creations! All of which where designed and made by the children during their Forest Schools lessons.

Tour De' Yorkshire Carnival Parade

On Sunday 1st May a group of children from the Academy went to Middlesbrough to take part in the Tour De' Yorkshire Carnival Parade. It was a great day and we really enjoyed parading around the town centre in the Tiki Warrior masks we had made in the workshop held at school the week before.

Looking forward to seeing those Y6 that are attending the Animex VIP screening on Sunday!

Friday 21.7.17 is the last day of term - Attendance rewards day too!

posted 18 Jul 2017, 03:35 by Helen Steele

Friday is a busy day in the academy when we reward excellent attendance.

Children with 100% attendance will be whisked off in the stretch limo for lunch.
The attendance reward for those with 95% or above will take place during the day in House teams. It will be a fun activity for everyone to enjoy but is best accessed in a PE kit, so please ensure your child has their PE kit with them.
The names of children with 98% attendance or above will be entered into the draw for the family break - fingers crossed, it could be you!!
Look out for the photos on twitter!
Thank you, Mrs Steele


posted 7 Feb 2017, 06:25 by Helen Steele   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 06:26 ]

7th February 2017 #SID2017
In the Academy we have marked 'Safer Internet Day 2017' by sharing different ways of keeping safe online.  We had our local PCSOs visit and share with us all some key messages to staying safe in our community and the wider online community.
This website might be useful to develop your knowledge about keeping safe online: 
The NSPCC also have lots of resources and information to support your understanding of how to keep our children safe both online and in the physical world.

Leicestershire Police have released on their website a short film, 'Kayleigh's Love Story' that demonstrates how vulnerable our young people and children are to child sexual exploitation.  It is a harrowing 5 minute watch,  but one that shares a message very powerfully and will certainly provoke conversations at home. (It would not be recommended to be shown to children below Year 6.) 

Kayleigh’s Love Story is as a warning to young people, both girls and boys, about the dangers of speaking to people they don’t know online. The film highlights just how quick and easy it can be for children to be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Its purpose is to protect children now and in the future and to stop another family losing a child in this way.

A helpful guide to the new Y2 and Y6 SATs for parents

posted 14 Mar 2016, 15:07 by Helen Steele

Preparations for the new way of testing the children in Y2 and Y6 in each of the areas of reading, writing, maths are well underway in the academy.

Please click the link to a 'guide for parents' that may outline what your child can expect from the tests and clarify the learning that is taking place in their classes leading up to the tests.

February Half-Term Fun at Albert Park and Stewarts Park

posted 3 Feb 2016, 04:29 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 3 Feb 2016, 04:30 ]

February Half Term poster.docx


posted 19 Jan 2016, 06:46 by Vicki Bowes

Caldicotes is in the 'top 100 performing schools' !!

posted 6 Jan 2016, 01:32 by Helen Steele

We were thrilled to receive the letter below from the Minister of State for Schools, Mr Nick Gibb MP.  

The Minister writes the letter to recognise the hard work, effort and commitment by staff and pupils, past and present, which has led to our school's results placing Caldicotes in the top 100 performing schools in the country for sustained improvement at level 4 in reading, writing and maths from 2012 - 2015.

The letter also indicates that the progress our pupils make from the end of Year 2 to the end of Year 6, puts the academy into the top 100 performing schools nationally.

We welcome this letter and will obviously be aiming to build upon the success to ensure that our pupils become the best that they can be and challenge them to make their best even better!

Extending GP opening hours for patients

posted 10 Dec 2015, 03:31 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 6 Jan 2016, 01:17 by Helen Steele ]

Caldicotes' families getting festive early!

posted 12 Nov 2015, 01:43 by Helen Steele

It was fantastic to see so many families join us for the 'create a Christmas card' design competition that was held on Tuesday 10th November.  

Inspired by the AET's design a Christmas card competition, we invited families to come into the academy, make use of our glitter, glue and all things 'festive' to create their Christmas card design together.  Over some light refreshments, some amazing creations took shape - prizes will be awarded for the most amazing card along with them being entered into the AET competition itself!



Caldicotes' girls do it for Boro girls football team!

posted 1 Oct 2015, 04:22 by Helen Steele

We are so very proud to have Chelsea, one of our Y6 girls, playing with the Boro girls Under 12s team.  Find out about their match at the weekend by following this link.
We are equally proud of our former pupils, now Y7s, who are also part of the team.

Families supporting Macmillan Coffee fundraising at the 'Learning journey' consultation event

posted 25 Sep 2015, 08:36 by Helen Steele

The Academy Captains, Vice-Captain and Prefects supported families by welcoming them to our Macmillan Fundraising 'Learning Journey consultation event on Friday 25th September.
Throughout the afternoon, staff shared with families, our expectations for each pupil's learning journey for the year ahead. Thank you for your support, both for attending the consultation event and for your donations towards an amazing cause.

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