Welcome back to a new academic year!

 

For the time being we are continuing with the website in the following format to help parents keep in touch. However, over time we will be upgrading and re-writing the website in order to make it ever more up to date and useful for you.

The Key features currently remain the same:

  • A simpler menu system
  • A clearer design that also works well on mobile phones and tablets
  • Better Facebook and Twitter integration

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The Menu System

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At the top of the website, you will find a ‘quick-link’ menu.  This takes you simply in one click to the most used areas of the site:

  • HOME – Back to the main landing page with the latest news showing.
  • CALENDAR – the school calendar of events – exactly the same calendar as used by the staff, so it should always have the most up-to-the minute information.
  • KEY INFORMATION – A one-stop shop for information about the following, with links to further details:
    • Key Staff and Governors
    • Contact information
    • School Aims
    • Curriculum information
    • School Performance Data
    • Links to:
      • Admissions information
      • Latest Ofsted Report
      • Ofsted Data Dashboard
      • Ofsted Parent View (although this is being phased out by Ofsted)
      • Key Policies
      • Pupil Premium Information
      • School Uniform
      • Special Educational Needs, Disabilities and Inclusion
  • PROMISE TO CHILDREN – The promise we make as a home-school partnership to our children about their time here at Listerdale.

A Wealth of other information can be found under the drop-down headings of the main menu:

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  • HOME – Back to the main landing page with the latest news showing.
  • BLOGS – News from each of the classes in school, and information from Clubs and Sporting activities.
  • INFORMATION – Direct links to lots of important information that parents may need to access.
  • CURRICULUM – Information about what children will learn at Listerdale, as well as how we assess, set targets and track pupils’ progress.  You will also find helpful information here about how to support your child with their learning.
  • CONTACT – All the ways to get in touch with us.
  • FoLS – Friends of Listerdale School – Our Parent-Teacher Association who do such sterling work to raise funds and improve the experiences of all children at Listerdale.  FoLS always needs your help and support so, please, join in with as little or as much time you can give.
  • PARTNERSHIPS – Listerdale works with other schools in a number of different ways, sharing best practice and learning from each other.  Our Key Partnerships are listed on this menu which is by no means exhaustive.  All partnerships are entered into in order to improve the lives of Listerdale’s children and children beyond our school.

A Responsive Design

The website has several key sections to get used to:

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And, it even looks good on mobile devices as well, where the menu converts to a simple list menu.

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On the HOME-page of the site, you can see the latest information from the school (currently the latest 9 stories), see more using the page-turning menu (below) and access all areas of the site on ALL devices.

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Social Media Integration

We will be making much more use of Facebook and Twitter over the next year and, as such, have built-in apps on each page of the website in the footer section.

Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, join in the Polls and SUBSCRIBE to updates by email and stay connected with school!

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As always, if there are any improvements we can make, please tell us.

I hope you all continue to use the site and find the changes we make over the year useful. Here’s looking forward to an exciting new year together.

D Simpson
Headteacher

 

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