Hallbankgate Village School

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  • ‘Hallbankgate School takes care of children and encourages their learning so that they really enjoy their time at school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Exceptional staff. Exceptional school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Termly projects always provide exciting opportunities for learning’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school is a welcoming place to be and makes every child feel important and valued’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school has a strong inclusive ethos’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘It is hard to imagine a school that better captures the spirit of a community of learners who are committed to learning their way forward together’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Collaborative learning is a distinguishing feature of the school’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love to learn. They enjoy lessons a great deal and are very keen to become good learners’
    Ofsted 2012
  • ‘Pupils feel very safe in this small school and enjoy being part of ‘one big family’. Pupils are exceptionally well cared for by adults in the school.’
    Ofsted 2012

Film Projects

 

Learning to Learn - March 2016 

Working with the Haltwhistle Film Project, this film captures our approach to learning here at Hallbankgate Village School and was shown during our Building Learning Power Showcase Day to schools from around the Country in March 2016.

 

Raspberry Pi Coding Film - February 2016 

Haltwhistle Film Project has run coding sessions for young people across the North-East and Cumbria for two years under the Raspberry Pi for the Eyes and Ears project banner, and was featured on BBC Radio Four's Futurespeak documentary strand.  The emphasis is on children making creative decisions to drive their coding intentions.  In this work the children coded some music using a programme called Sonic Pi, working on Raspberry Pi computers they put together themselves.  They then made abstract images to match the mood of the music they made. The coding learnt here is fully transferable to other coding environments.

 

Holy Island Apocalypse - Our Viking Film - July 2015

Working with the Haltwhistle Film Project in July 2015, we created this film capturing our knowledge about the Vikings.