At Ouston Primary School we aim to develop confident and enthusiastic readers and writers, who see these skills not only as tools to higher order tasks, but as hobbies in their own right. Fundamentally, we seek to increase reading efficiency (the smoothness and speed at which words are encoded) in order to promote better comprehension of texts and, thus, enhanced enjoyment of them by our children. An increased amount of pleasure from reading leads to children exploring different authors and their styles, which ultimately inspires them to write with flair, passion and confidence.

We provide our children with a diverse range of texts, across several genres, from the moment they start their journey at our school. As they develop their love of reading – and indeed their reading skills – we provide writing opportunities that stimulate, excite and empower our children to express themselves on paper. We encourage creativity in children’s writing and link it closely, through carefully selected novels, to their current geography, history or science focus. The combination of a widening subject knowledge and the enjoyment of writing results in children producing high quality pieces. We also place a high emphasis on a continual progression in every child’s understanding of spelling, grammar and punctuation and ensure that they learn how to structure their ideas effectively.

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.