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). Becoming a Rights Respecting School will support our children in becoming confident, independent, enthusiastic and creative learners within a caring, safe and supportive environment.
Darlington Credit Union
We encourage our 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 from the school reception.
Application forms are available in school if your child would like to save for something special, cash can be withdrawn at any time and is protected by the FSA.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 our latest project has been with ASDA and Whinfield Residents Association to rescue trolleys abandoned in the area. Our pupils designed a campaign to promote safe return 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 our parents and visitors to use their car park for easy drop off and pick up at school. 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, who 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 our children musical and instrumental opportunities at affordable prices. These include class and individual instrument lessons, choir and the privilege of playing with the Halle Orchestra.