It is a lovely school with a welcoming feel and a positive atmosphere. Much more visible leadership team. A feeling of pride in the school. As parents we feel really proud that our son comes to such a great school, which we knew was fabulous whether OFSTED told us or not! The trips that Mrs Glover & Mrs Sear have been putting together are a fantastic idea and hope they continue. I am extremely happy with Daniel's progress since starting at the Pre-School. He seems to have made a lovely group of friends and enjoys coming in every day. I can't wait to see him progress further. Senior & middle leaders know the strengths of their staff & deploy them accordingly. More tailored support for different groups of learners has been a really big & positive change. Thank you! The Headteacher has a clear vision for the school & her ambition for it to continue to make improvements is shared by her senior team & staff.

Cliftonville pupils win Thanet wide competition

Creative Movie Success for Cliftonville

Young movie makers from Cliftonville Primary School are techno hot-shots when it comes to being creative with iPads.  Their production called 'Why I Love Margate' was the winner of a short film competition run via Turner Contemporary art gallery at Margate involving seven east Kent schools.  In recent months, Cliftonville pupils have worked with iPad and green screen technology to create weather forecasts in lessons. They have also filmed interviews and presentations as part of their learning and demonstrated their skills at the Kent Head Teachers’ Conference last year.

The school’s latest effort of a minute-long mini-movie impressed judges.  All the entries in the Apple RTC iPad challenge were shown at the gallery to a packed audience of pupils and teachers.  The judges who had a tough task selecting the winner included Julie Durnall from Stormfront, Canterbury; Richard Morsley, Deputy Director of Turner Contemporary and Karen Eslea, Head of Learning at Turner Contemporary.

The Cliftonville team now progress to the second stage of the iPad challenge this spring. The third stage will take place this summer. The overall challenge winner will earn a Mac Book pro for their school.

 Cliftonville's executive head teacher Andy Somers said, 'This is a fantastic initiative and it really helps pupils engage with the technology. The results are impressive and at Cliftonville our children really enjoy the vast creative learning opportunities that this technology allows, which is why we have been offering such an innovative curriculum  for the last eighteen months.”