Working with Our Community
At Whinfield we are working together to promote Children’s Rights, as listed under the Articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). As a Rights Respecting School we support children to become confident, independent, enthusiastic and creative learners within a caring, safe and supportive environment.
Darlington Credit Union
We encourage children to be financially aware from an early age by saving through our Young Savers Club with Darlington Credit Union who offer a savings scheme to pupils and parents/carers.
Application forms are available in school if your child would like to save for something special. Cash can be withdrawn at any time and is protected by the FSA.
Whinfield Residents Association
We work with Whinfield Residents Association to improve and develop our immediate community. Projects have included: pupils designing a campaign to promote safe return of trolleys to ASDA, understanding the impact to the community and the cost to ASDA of non returned trolleys.
We work very closely with ASDA (Darlington) who generously allow parents/carers and visitors to use their car park for easy drop off and pick up. Please be very considerate of where you park to ensure you do not obstruct the bus area or entrance / exit to ASDA.
In addition, Louise, the ASDA Community Champion, works with us on many projects and offers huge financial and physical support. We thank you very much for your generous support.
Schools North East
Schools North East is a not for profit collaborative set up by schools for schools. They are the first and only school-led regional network in the UK.
At Whinfield we work very closely with SNE, driving the regional strategy for schools, developing our own training and events for school staff to ensure we receive best value at all times.
Durham Music Service
Durham Music Service operates as part of Durham County Council and enables us to offer children musical and instrumental opportunities at affordable prices. These include class and individual instrument lessons, choir and this has led, in the past, to the privilege of playing with the Halle Orchestra.