ABOUT EARLVIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL
We welcomed the inspectors into school as we knew we had a great school. However whilst we knew we were good, we were unaware that we were so good!
“Supportive and inclusive”
“Effective Special Educational Needs"
We were delighted and would encourage you to read our Inspection Report for youself.
We have had visits from the Department of Education Inspectors in November 2010, 2014 and 2017.
WHO WE ARE
/ CORE VALUES
Our Mission Statement says that we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our pupils through rewarding effort, encouraging success, building confidence and raising self esteem.
We welcome children from all backgrounds, ethnic roots and cultural traditions. We have had people with local roots and also children with roots in England, Spain, China and Russia.
Alongside this all religions are welcomed and accommodated in Earlview.
/ WHERE OUR PUPILS COME FROM?
We are a school with
children from the local
community and much
further afield. We have
children from New
Mallusk, Beverley and
Ballyclare, The Brambles,
Rathfern, Carrickfergus, Straid, Antrim Road,
Berrylands and other areas also.
In December 2020, we have 228 pupils currently, with one class of each year group.
/ SPECIAL NEEDS
We care for our children as individuals in every aspect of their lives. We therefore strive to meet the educational needs of each child, irrespective of their ability. Where specialist help is required, we will seek it actively. RISE, which consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and other professionals, are frequently in Earlview. Educational psychologists also visit us from time to time. We currently have a full time Literacy Support Assistant,15 Classroom Assistants and are involved in the "Engage" programme which supplies extra teachers for P1-7.
WHAT WE DO AND LOVE
/ STRONG WORK
In Earlview we have very high
expectations of all our children.
We expect them to work very hard
and progress in line with their ability.
They will be stretched and taught to
aim high for themselves and not to
accept second best in any aspect of
life., including their work in school.
Our staff will constantly monitor their progress to ensure they are fulfilling their potential and if they are not, we will strive to rectify the situation through whatever action is required.
/ MANNERS AND BEHAVIOUR
We have good behaviour and manners in Earlview and are always working hard to ensure that that does not change. Our Positive School Behaviour Policy, Pastoral Care Policy and Child Protection Policy are all working documents which we use to keep school a happy place for all our children in our care. We have a counsellor in school weekly and are actively involved in a children's mental health programme - Active Little Minds.
/ WHERE DO OUR CHILDREN GO AFTER P7?
Our children are given
opportunities to attend all
local secondary level schools
in the are. Over the last five
years we have sent children
to the lollowing schools:
Ballyclare High, Belfast High,
Ulidia Integrated in Carrickfergus, Ballyclare Secondary, Glengormley High and Abbey Community College.
In September 2020, 90% of our P7 pupils who had left in June 2020, and had applied for grammar school places, got them. WOW!
We have a close working relationship with these schools, with most of them coming into Earlview every year to teLl our children about their particular school and what it has to offer them as a pupil.
We have particularly strong links with Glengormley High, through the extended Schools Programme.