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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"

What makes great learning?


On Friday 3rd February Mr Dave Elliott one of our new Governors joined me and the School Council to talk about what makes great learning at Easterside Academy.

Mr Elliott and I were really impressed with the children and how confidently they were able to articulate what great learning looks like in school. He was really impressed by their perceptiveness.

The children were set a challenge in pairs to walk around the school and take photographs of ‘great learning’ that they could see taking place. From the discussions and the learning they were able to capture, children identified that great learning has the following:

  • Children focused on their work.
  • Collaboration – in groups / table work / with learning partners.
  • Sharing ideas.
  • Listening to each other.
  • Helping / supporting each other – use of ‘cups’ self-assessment to support and enable this in the classroom.
  • Working independently.
  • Using resources.
  • Being ‘Tough Turtles’ – resilience when facing a challenge.
  • Having self-belief.
  • Following our non-negotiables.
  • And not forgetting enjoyment!


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Upcoming Events

Consultation Time @ Easterside Academy
Oct 19 all-day

Parent consultation for the following classes. Please make sure you have agreed an appointment time.

Miss Weetman

Early Years Cultural Day – Diwali @ Easterside Academy
Oct 19 all-day

Children will learn about Diwali today.

Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
Oct 19 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!

Gym Jo – Year 5 and 6 @ Easterside Academy
Oct 19 all-day

Year 5 and 6 pupils will be taking part in Gymnastics lessons with our instructor Jo. Please make sure your child has their PE kit on this day as it is part of the curriculum, and that they have their earrings out if they wear them.

Halloween Disco @ Easterside Academy
Oct 19 all-day

Details to follow.

Yoga Bugs @ Easterside Academy
Oct 19 all-day

Reception children will take part in Yoga Bugs every Thursday. Please ensure they have their PE kit with them on these days and earrings are taken out if they have them.