The Crescent Academy
The Crescent Academy
  • Welcome


    Dear Parents, We would both like to offer you a very warm welcome to The Crescent Academy. This is a wonderful school and we are very proud to be Principals here. We have such polite and hardworking children and marvellous members of staff. We encourage all of our parents to become a part of our rich and welcoming family. Mr Alston and Mrs Williams

  • Playground Buddies

    Playground Buddies are Year 3 pupils who help the playtime supervisors to make playtimes a happy time for children in the playground. Children interested in becoming Playground Buddies in Year 3 complete a job application at the beginning of each year, explaining why they would like to be a Playground Buddy and why they think they would be good at the job. Selected pupils are given training before working in the playground alongside the playground supervising adults. A rota is drawn up so all buddies are on duty for one playtime and one lunchtime play per week.

    The role of Playground Buddies involves:

    • helping children find new friends
    • making children feel comfortable and welcome
    • including children who are lonely and helping them to play games
    • giving support to children to find solutions to a problem
    • being fair and not taking sides
    • helping children if they fall over and comforting them
    • helping children to find something if they've lost it in the playground
    • teaching new games
    • asking the lunchtime supervisors if they are unsure of what to do in a situation
    • helping  to put away playtime equipment