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Welcome to The Bishop Harvey Goodwin Church of England Primary School !  We are a happy, vibrant and caring learning community situated near to the historic city of Carlisle. Our school was created as result of an effective amalgamation in 2002. We are fully committed to ensure that you and your child remain at the heart of our school so that they achieve their full potential in an enjoyable and secure environment.

During our recent Ofsted inspection in March 2018 Ofsted rated us as good. They said our pupil’s make good progress overall because the majority of lessons have good teaching and some of it is outstanding. We were particularly pleased about the way they identified pupils as being proud of their school and considerate of one another.

‘The school is well led. Senior staff has high aspirations for the school and its pupils. They spare no effort in cultivating a harmonious atmosphere that reflects the school’s Christian ideals.’ (Ofsted January 2013)

Our Senior Leadership Team is made up of myself as Headteacher, Mrs Craggs the Deputy Headteacher, Teacher and Lead Teacher of the Foundation Stage/ Key Stage One and Two, Mrs Slack SENCO, Teacher and Lead for Reading and Mrs Thompson, Teacher, Lead for Maths and Children Looked After.  As a school we really value the good relationships we form with parents and the way this positively impacts on the well-being of all our pupils. Our latest SIAMS Report  2015 recognised this strength.

As we are a Church of England Voluntary Aided School we have a wide range of stakeholders including the Governing Body, Local Authority, School Staff, Pupils and Parents. The Local Authority maintains us; however, the governing body is the Admissions Authority. We are in the parish of St John The Baptist, Upperby and are closely associated with St Herbert’s parish in Currock. Although Religious Education and Worship are distinctively Anglican we warmly welcome pupils from all denominations. We live every aspect of our school through our core values of Respect, Friendship, Forgiveness and Hope.

We have achieved many awards including Investors in People, Healthy Schools Award, The Arts Mark and Science Award of which we are very proud.

Please take time to look at our website. Feedback and suggestions are always welcome or simply come and visit us.

Mrs S Nuttall

Head Teacher

Who to contact

Contact Name
Mrs S Nuttall
Contact Position
01228 590 794  01228 590 794 
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Please see our policies on SEND and Inclusion at the end of this page.

Local Offer


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Contact Name
Zoey Slack (Inclusion Leader/SEND)
Contact Telephone
01228 590 794
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SEN Information
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Schools Extended Local Offer Response

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's/young person's needs?


How accessible is the setting/school/college enviroment?

We are a fully accessible school, through our main entrance to the school building we have ramps and to the rear, on our Key Stage 2 yard, allowing ease of access to all pupils.  Additionally, we have disabled toilet facilities in both Key Stage 1 and 2 and also shower facilities if these were needed. 

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

Transitional meetings are held at all transitional periods between the SENCO's at each setting. This ensures that the pupils have the most effective transition, with support being organised prior to commencing the new setting. This is most often with the support and attendance of the parents so they can share their views and have a familiar face for such transitions. 

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

As a school we aim to offer the most appropriate interventions and support to each and every child, depending on their individualised needs. The SENCO works closely with the classroom teacher to ensure that all needs are catered for. Where a child needs additional support the SENCO will meet with the Head Teacher and discuss this further and then additional support will be allocated, where necessary. Following all periods of interventions or support, at the end of each term, the SENCO analyses data for impact and progress made. Following this, adjustments may be made, adapting programs and support to ensure maximum impact.

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

We actively seek for parents to be involved in our school, especially those parents of children with Special Educational Needs. Every half term we runs family learning courses that cover varying courses that support parents with school and home life. Additionally, the first school Tuesday in every month we hold a SEND coffee and chat session, led by the SENCO and the SEND governor. The chat sessions provide parents with a social network that they can draw upon outside of school as well as within school times. This new initiative has been well received by our parents. 


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