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At Dore Primary School we endeavour to offer a broad and enriched curriculum which will equip our pupils for life in the 21st century as responsible and caring global citizens who are independent and life-long learners with robust self-esteem. We were delighted with the Ofsted 2015 'Outstanding' Judgement for effectiveness and the comment that SMSC and the creative curriculum are 'phenomenal.' 

We reach outside the school for both training and evaluation and use detailed success criteria to help us regularly monitor, review and develop our curriculum further. To this end the school is accredited with the following awards. We are regarded as a Sheffield LA Centre of Excellence for Early Years: an Expert Centre in the Department of International Development Global Learning Programme; a Lead School in Anti-bullying and in Behaviour and Safety - Sheffield LA.

UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award
Level 2 (highest) - May 2013

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils. Please read the DPS The Rights Respecting Schools Award report here.

Early Years Charter Mark

Early Years Charter Mark - July 2013 See the report here

Our F2 classes in the Early Years Department earned very high marks in obtaining the Early Years Charter Mark in 2013. Dore Primary School is now a Centre of Excellence for Early Years and regularly shares its good practice with other schools.

International School - Full Award for Outstanding Development - July 2014

The International School Award is an accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools.

The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools and organisations overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.


The scheme provides recognition for teachers and their schools working to instill a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people.
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Quality in Study Support (QiSS)- Emerged level: March 2012 - Established level: December 2012

QiSS provides a number of tools for quality development including nationally recognised quality assurance marks for Study Support and Extended Service provision which enhances school improvement. QiSS has developed two nationally used quality assurance frameworks for Study Support and Extended Services and provides a range of continuous professional development opportunities. These tools are available to a range of education providers including Academies, Primary, Secondary, Independent, Free and Supplementary schools, sports and performing arts centres, libraries, museums and private education organisations. 

Achievement of these quality marks demonstrates excellence in a variety of areas including raising attainment and achievement, engaging learners with a variety of needs and significantly improving behaviour and attendance. 
  • It provides a framework and an outcome for institutional self-evaluation and the development of key staff as 'reflective practitioners'.
  • It provides a mechanism for quality assurance and evidence that can be made available to external agencies including LAs and Ofsted. 
  • It provides opportunities for collaboration with other schools and centres and is a means of sharing good practice.

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Enhanced Healthy Schools Award - updated July 2015

The National Healthy Schools Programme is an exciting long-term initiative that helps young people and their schools to be healthy. We are making a difference to the health and achievement of young people in thousands of schools across England. Healthy Schools help children and young people to reach their potential by building on a solid foundation of health to do better in learning and in life. Children in Healthy Schools tell us that they feel healthier, happier and safer. Their parents tell us that they feel more involved in their child’s health and learning and often feel better themselves. Schools tell us that the Healthy Schools programme has brought sustained improvement in behaviour, standards of work and school management. The impact of our programme is based on a whole-school approach to physical and emotional well-being focused on four core themes: Personal, Social & Health Education; Healthy Eating; Physical Activity; and Emotional Health & Wellbeing. 

Eco-schools logoEco-School Green Flag Award - updated May 2014

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.

Our mission is to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.

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Fairtrade School - updated April 2014

To become a Fairtrade School you need to be able to say:
  • Our school has set up a Fairtrade School Steering Group (or committee). At least half of us are pupils or students and we meet together at least once a term. 
  • Our school has written and adopted a whole-school Fairtrade Policy. We have the support of the board of Governors and our Policy is signed by the Headteacher. 
  • Our school is committed to selling, promoting and using Fairtrade products as much as possible. If we have problems, we can at least show that we have tried and will continue trying. 
  • Our whole school learns about Fairtrade In at least three subjects in each of two year groups. 
  • Our school promotes and takes action for Fairtrade at least once a term in the school and once a year in the wider community. This way it becomes a regular part of what we do, and allows everyone to take part in helping to bring about a fairer world.

ESCAL (Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate) Communication Friendly School Quality Mark- Jan 2014

This award considers how well speech and language and communication is supported in school. Dore Primary School focuses on quality first teaching for all as an entitlement and also focuses on Inclusion so that all learners can access opportunities both within our curriculum and in the wider life of the school. The ESCAL quality mark is a stringent assessment. Read the DPS ESCAL report.
  • Everyday classroom practice that supports talk for learning
  • Other strategies e.g. Circle time , Seal, P4C
  • Parent voice-How is this promoted?
  • Children’s voice-How is this promoted?
  • Language intervention groups
  • Environment e.g. visual supports, role play areas, reading/writing dens, displays promoting talk/thinking
  • The school gains much for our membership of ESCAL and accesses much of its training and many resources.

Sheffield LGBT Charter Mark Award July 2014 

We are the only primary school in Sheffield to hold this award.
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