A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all, especially those seeking sanctuary. This could be people whose lives were in danger in their own country, who have troubles at home or are just looking for a space of safety. A School of Sanctuary is a school that helps its students, staff and wider community understand what it means to be seeking sanctuary and to extend a welcome to everyone as equal, valued members of the school community. It is a school that is proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.
Schools of Sanctuary are for everyone: the school itself, pupils, parents, communities, local people and people seeking sanctuary. At Terrace Road Primary School, we are proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for all.
Our school is one of many that is participating in the Eco- Schools programme. This is an international scheme that is intended to make environmental and global issues more relevant to the day to day lives of our children. The scheme is divided into nine key areas - Litter, Waste Minimisation, Transport, Healthy Living, Energy, Water, School Grounds, Biodiversity and Global Citizenship.
We have participated in Eco Schools since 2004 and gained the highest possible accolade, The Platinum Award, in 2019!
The Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy. It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years. A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.
Being healthy, safe, cared for, having a voice and influence are fundamental prerequisites to being 'ready to learn' and achieving true potential - at any stage in our lives. Our aim is to support schools to help their children and young people to grow healthily, safely and responsibly and to become active citizens who do their bit for society and for the environment.
We are very proud to achieve the National Quality Award in Summer 2017.
See our Healthy Schools section for more info!
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
Our Rights Respecting Journey has already been very successful and have already been accredited with our Level 2. This was awarded to us in February 2016!
See our Rights Respecting School section for more info!
We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell.
Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the Read Write Inc. programmes with fidelity and passion – we know what it takes to make literacy pleasurable and rewarding for our children.
Terrace Road have been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.
Peace Mala - Silver Accreditation
Terrace Road School were awarded the Silver Peace Mala Accreditation in 2020 and are currently working towards the Gold Accreditation.
A Peace Mala is a rainbow bracelet that is made up of 18 beads, 14 of which represent different religions coming together and living in harmony. The central white bead represents the wearer. The final single bead is used as a toggle to bring the bracelet around the wearer's wrist. This represents unity, harmony and peace. Peace Mala reminds us that each one of us is important no matter what our race, colour, religion, gender, sexuality, ability, age, size, social class or caste. The Peace Mala golden rule is 'Treat others as you would wish them to treat you.' We wear the Peace Mala bracelets to show that we are committed to the cause of Peace Mala.
More information on Peace Mala is available on the Peace Mala website. Please click here. Or if you would like to find out any further information about the Peace Mala work that is being carried out at Terrace Road Primary School then Mrs Castle would be happy to speak with you.