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“Our school is special because we have lovely teachers and make great friends “

Children reporting to school council

At Stoke Primary School, we are all very proud of our school. We are known for providing a welcoming and caring atmosphere where children learn confidently in happy surroundings. Great care is taken to provide for the social, moral and educational needs of the individual child.

 

Our school is a place where mutual respect is encouraged and opportunities for challenge are provided. Our children achieve good standards in English and Mathematics, compared with similar schools, and we are exceptionally proud of their achievements.

 

The children experience an environment where everyone is encouraged to do their best in order to reach their full potential. During school and after school we offer a range of opportunities for children to develop further skills such as football, art, multisport and music. Whilst ensuring that children receive excellent teaching in English and Mathematics we believe that education should offer more and that most importantly it should be fun!

 

Stoke Primary is a two form entry school located in the Stoke area of Coventry comprising of 4 groups in Nursery(2 morning and 2 afternoon) and 14 classes from Reception to Year 6. The main building has undergone major improvements in recent years and we have worked hard to create an extremely bright, colourful and stimulating school. We have good quality equipment for the children to use at playtimes and have also ensured our playground has a canopied area where the children can enjoy shade in the summer months and our Early Years outdoor area has recently been upgraded to support the children’s learning.

 

We have very close links with the community and participate in a wide range of activities with other local schools and Coventry partnership centres. Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff whose experience, expertise and efforts, make the school come alive. We work in partnership with our Governors and parents.

 

We hope the friendships the children make during their time with us will be long lasting and based on mutual respect and care. We endeavour to prepare children for later life and hope that their time at Stoke Primary School will not only enable them to achieve high academic standards but also provide them with some happy memories.

 

Please come along and see our school for yourselves. We hope you will be part of our future and we look forward to working with you.

 

The school provides a rich curriculum for all pupils. It promotes pupils ‘spiritual, moral, social and cultural development” Ofsted October 2014

 

Our School Motto - ‘Believe and Achieve‘

 

Stoke Primary Vision:

 

  • Children become highly motivated life-long learners
  • Children have high self-esteem – respecting themselves, others and the environment
  • Children show resilience, confidence and are enthusiastic about learning
  • Everyone can develop and achieve their goals

 

 

Stoke Primary Aims:

 

  • Provide a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment that celebrates our diverse community
  • Build a cohesive and supportive learning community of children, staff, parents and Governors
  • Deliver an enriching programme of extra curricula activities and visits
  • An innovative teaching and investigative approach to learning through a broad and balanced curriculum
  • An ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed

 

 

 

Life at Stoke Primary School

 

School Organisation

The Early Years Foundation Stage for 3-5 year olds (Nursery and Reception)

 

Key Stage 1 for our 5-7 year olds (Years 1 & 2)

 

Key Stage 2 for our 7-11 year olds (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

 

School Hours

Early Years and Foundation Stage

   
Nursery am 8.30 - 11.30 Nursery pm 12.30 - 3.30
Reception 8.55– 3.15 pm Lunchtime 11.50 – 1.00
Key Stage 1 and 2    
Key stage 1 8.55am - 3.15 pm Lunchtime KS1 12.00 – 1.00
Key Stage 2 8.55am - 3.15 pm Lunchtime KS2 12.15 – 1.15

 

Health and Welfare

 

It is your legal responsibility to make sure we have up to date emergency contact details for your child.  We know that parents may change their mobile phones – please let us know immediately as in the case of emergency, we may need to contact you urgently. 

 

Children who have medical appointments are to be collected by an adult. They will be signed out of school and should return to school as soon as possible after the appointment.

 

Minor accidents are dealt with by our qualified First Aiders.  It is vital that families provide us with up to date contact details in case we need to contact parents quickly.

 

Medication can be administered to children during the day but only if a form is completed by a parent in advance. Forms can be obtained and returned to the school office. All medication must be prescribed, in the original bottle/package with the child’s name clearly visible on the label.

 

If your child has asthma, please could you ensure that the class teacher has working inhalers in school at all times.  They will be stored as close to the child as possible so that they can use them on a regular basis or as their need demands. In Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to be responsible for their own inhalers.

 

All our children are encouraged to drink water regularly.  Research has shown that children can become dehydrated very quickly which results in a loss of concentration, irritability and a dip in their mood.  Children are able to bring in an individual water bottle to use at school and we have water coolers where they can fill it up regularly.

 

Special Educational Needs and Disabled Access

 

We have a strong and effective Inclusion Policy which conforms to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. We register any concern which it is felt might have a detrimental effect on your child’s educational progress and well-being. This concern may be a temporary or a long term need and may be raised from home or school. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress or well-being please raise them as early as possible as this will help to ensure their needs are met.

 

Our Special Educational Needs policy is based on early recognition followed by regular monitoring and assessment of your child’s needs. Most concerns are addressed by school based provision which generally involves your child receiving additional support either from the class teacher or learning support assistant. This may be individually or in small groups. If our support in school identifies that the child’s special need is more serious, then they will be placed on the SEND support register which may include advice, guidance and assessment of other out of school specialist agencies. An individual education plan (IEP) will be written for children receiving SEN support which will set up a specific programme for your child.

 

A child with serious Special Educational Needs may be assessed and an EHCP completed which will identify a child’s strengths and areas for development and the level of support needed in order for their needs to be met.

 

Parents are fully informed at every stage of meeting your child’s special educational needs. Parents are invited in on a termly basis to discuss IEP’s. Every child receiving SEN support  is valued and given equality of opportunity in all areas of school life whatever their class, culture, race, belief, gender, ability or disability.

 

Our school is accessible by wheelchair and we have a hygiene suite for toileting needs.

 

 Attendance and Punctuality

 

We work hard to minimise our rates of authorised and unauthorised absences in line with Government guidelines. Good attendance and punctuality is extremely important if your child is going to reach their personal goals. Lessons at Stoke Primary start promptly and every day counts.  If your child is unable to attend, it is the parent’s responsibility to telephone the school on the morning of the first day of absence to let us know.

 

Since September 2013, Headteacher’s have been unable to authorise any term time absence/holiday for children, except in very exceptional circumstances.  If parents wish to apply for leave of absence, they must ask for a form from the school office.  Parents should be aware that it is very unlikely that the request will be agreed by the Headteacher and Chair of Governors and that they may be fined up to £60 per parent for each child if they continue with the absence.

 

A smooth and punctual start to the day is very important for children. The school doors are opened at 8.45am in preparation for the start of the day at 8.55am. If a child arrives at school after this time they must report to the school office where parents are asked to sign them in the late book and give reasons for lateness. Punctuality is monitored on a weekly basis with letters being sent to parents whose children are regularly late. The learning mentor will compile an improvement plan with parent to improve punctuality. No improvement may result in a fine.

 

Our Learning Mentors will support you if you are experiencing difficulties with your child’s attendance.  The Children and Families First Team will contact parents at home in cases of irregular attendance and/or persistent lateness.

 

School Uniform

At Stoke Primary School, our school colour is navy blue.

It consists of:

 

Navy sweatshirt or cardigan (with school logo),

Trousers/skirt/shorts (grey or black),

Shirt – white or pale blue,

Polo shirt -  (school logo or plain) -white or pale blue.

Full or half zip fleece (school logo) for when outside - Navy

 

Flat black shoes (not boots or trainers ) for Health and Safety reasons.

 

In the summer girls may wear blue and white checked summer dresses.

A Blue book bag and a PE bag with the school logo.

 

PE Kit

Indoor lessons

 

For P.E the children wear a plainT-Shirt and shorts.

For indoor activities the children work in bare feet, however, pumps are needed for outdoor activities.

 

Outdoor lessons

Jumper, cardigan or tracksuit top.

Trainers may be worn for outdoor lessons but are not to be worn all day.

 

For health and safety reasons children are not allowed to wear jewellery

Lunchtimes

 

At lunchtimes our children are supervised and cared for by our Dining Room Assistants. Children are able to choose between having a school lunch and bringing in a packed lunch from home. Lunches are paid for on a weekly basis and we ask that all money is sent in on a Monday in a named envelope or electronically via Parent Pay.  At present School lunches cost £10.00 per week.  If your child would like to bring a packed lunch we respectively ask that they send it in a named and reasonably sized lunchbox and that it does not contain sweets or fizzy drinks.

 

Free school meals are available to those on Child Tax Credit or whose income is below a government set level.  From September 2014, all schools offer free school meals for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.  Families may be entitled to free school meals for older children if eligible for certain benefits i.e. Child tax credit, or whose income is below a government set level.  We urge you to claim your free school meals even if you decide to send your child with a packed lunch.  Part of the school’s budget depends on the registration of free school meals. Information on eligibility criteria is available from the main school office and this information is strictly confidential and neither parent nor child will be identified or have any stigma attached to receiving a Free School Meal.

 

 

Behaviour

 

At Stoke Primary School we are very proud of the behaviour of our children,  “Pupils behave well at all times of the school day.” Ofsted, October 2014. Our aim is to encourage the children to develop their own self-discipline. We do this by creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere where children can make appropriate choices and be successful. We believe in a fair and consistent approach which recognises and celebrates good behaviour whilst calmly managing inappropriate behaviour. We have a school code which we expect children to keep.

 

If children behave badly, we first of all remind them of the kind of behaviour we expect and encourage them to improve. If inappropriate behaviour persists then children may lose playtime, be sent to work in another class. Very serious incidents or repeated poor behaviour will result in discipline by the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Assistant Headteachers and involve parents, who will be sent a blue letter.  It could also lead to exclusion from the school.


SCHOOL RULES

Rules

School rules are kept to an essential minimum and are included in our home/school agreement. They have been developed to be meaningful to children. None are too difficult. They are all designed to develop courtesy, good manners and mutual respect. They are to protect children from injury, to care for equipment and to maintain a hygienic, healthy environment.

 

Anti-social behaviour is not condoned. It is essential that parents and teachers work together through discussion and action on any problems which develop. We expect children to behave sensibly, disruptive and anti-social behaviour is dealt with firmly at all times, including lunchtimes. Children may be removed from the normal groups or loose privileges and if behaviour problems persist, the parents are contacted. Parents and the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher then discuss and develop a programme to attempt to sort out problems and causes. Regular or extreme bad behaviour at lunchtimes may result in children being asked to go home at lunchtime.

 

If damage or loss is caused to school property through repeated carelessness or vandalism, parents will be asked to ensure that their child repays a reasonable proportion of the cost. Any action however, will be with understanding and in keeping with that of a responsible parent.

 

Bullying is unacceptable at any time and we have adopted an anti bullying policy to support our practice.

 

Our code of conduct is:
1. Take Care of Yourself
Always

Tell someone if you are unhappy, being picked on or bullied

Never Do anything silly or dangerous where you might be hurt.
Stay in school at break times or leave school without permission.
Talk to strangers in school unless they have a school badge
2. Take Care of Others
Always
Take Care of your School

Never

Do anything to hurt others (such as hitting/name calling).
Distract others from working.
Be cheeky or rude to adults.
3. Be friendly to visitors, newcomers and other children.
Always Be proud of your school.
Never Steal or deliberately damage school equipment.
Drop litter or deface the school building.
   

 

These basic rules are simplified and displayed in all classrooms and corridors and regularly verbalised at assemblies.

 

Our Listening Code Our Line up Code

When I am asked for my attention I:

Stop what I am doing

Empty hands/show me five

Look at the teacher

Keep quiet and still

Listen to instructions

When I am asked to line up I:

Walk to the end of the line

Leave a person space

Keep my hands and my feet to myself

Keep quiet and still

Listen to instructions

 

Children are awarded smileys as individuals and are awarded bronze, silver and gold certificates. The children are also encouraged to work as a class to gain class awards.

 

If your child does exhibit inappropriate behaviour we operate a time out system either within the classroom or by reporting to a partner class for time out and this is logged. For children who are sent out 3 times in a day they are sent to the deputy head teacher or the head teacher and letters are sent to parents who are invited in to discuss the behaviour of the child.


We have specific rules being enforced on the grounds of health, welfare and safety.

 

a. Food and drink

 

Fruit is provided for Foundation and Key Stage 1 children. Key Stage 2 children may bring fruit from home to eat at morning play. Other than fruit and packed lunches, no food of any kind should be brought into school (unless on medical grounds) including sweets, biscuits and drinks.

 

Reasons: Sweets, etc. present obvious choking hazards. Food and crumbs left around school would soon create a hazardous and unhygienic environment. When children brought drinks they were largely of the high sugar, fizzy, high additive variety. This was believed to be having a detrimental effect on behaviour as well as on dental health, (Coventry has one of the worst dental health records for children nationally.) Drinks were frequently spilled and bottles smashed, spoiling other packed lunches and presenting an unacceptable risk of cuts and food contamination.

 

Children have regular access to water. A choice of quality juice, milk or water is available during lunch.

 

b. Jewellery

Watches and stud earrings are the only items of jewellery which may be worn at school and these must be removed during P.E. and swimming lessons. Staff are not to assist children with the removal of jewellery.

 

If children cannot remove it themselves it should be taken out at home on the days the child does PE. Any articles removed should be placed in the child's drawer for the duration of the lesson.

 

Reasons: Rings, necklaces, bracelets etc. can turn a minor incident into a major accident if caught on apparatus or entangled in another child’s clothing or hair. Even stud earrings have the potential to cause severe tears to the wearer’s ears or injury to others.

 

c. PE Kit

Appropriate clothing must be worn for all PE activity

 

Indoors: No jewellery, bare feet, shorts, Tee shirt or vest

 

Reasons: It is dangerous to go on the apparatus wearing trainers or similar footwear because it is more difficult to feel. A combination of bare feet and trainers, etc. can result in trampled toes and damaged nails. Children should exert themselves during PE and therefore should have extra clothing to compensate for heat loss.

 

Outdoors: No jewellery, plimsolls or trainers, shorts, Tee shirt, (Tracksuit in certain conditions)

 

Reasons: Slip on shoes or laced shoes even with small heels are not suitable for games lessons. They provide insufficient grip, may cause injury to others if kicked off and often lead to twisted ankles (see PE Policy).

 

d. Personal property

 

The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss or damage to clothing or personal property.Our cloakrooms are small so we request that if children need to bring in bags that they are small ones. Toys, games and sports equipment must not be brought to school (except on special occasions when the teacher gives permission). Any money brought into school should be handed in as soon as possible and never left in trays, bags or coats.

 

Reasons: Suitable toys, games and sports equipment are provided for the playground and indoor play. Unsuitable equipment may present a risk to children and present the potential for theft.

 

e. Mobile Phones

Pupils are not allowed mobile phones in school.

 

Reasons: During school hours contact is possible through the school’s land lines. Mobile phones are regarded as hazardous to health. They present an unacceptable disturbance to lessons, potential for theft and cyber bullying.

 

 

Homework Policy

 

At Stoke Primary School we see homework as an integral part of learning, and regular parental involvement is vital for this learning to be effective. Homework can encourage a child to become more responsible for their own learning and it can also enhance a parents knowledge of what is expected of their academic performance.

 

The guidance for the amount of homework to be sent home has been laid down by the Government.

They are as follows;

 

Key Stage 1 – 1 hour per week

Key Stage 2 – 1 hour and 30 minutes per week

 

English and Maths homework is sent home every week, however subject specific work may be included when appropriate. The children will be required to learn sounds, spellings, number bonds and timetables at home.

 

At Stoke Primary School we feel that the most valuable work you can do at home is to read and share books with your child. Children take home books every day.

 

“Parents understand how homework supports their children’s learning” Ofsted October 2014


School Council

We have a well established and popular school council. The children from each class vote for and elect one child to represent their views and concerns. Their term of office is for one school year and they meet  fortnightly. Minutes of the meeting are taken and put on a display board with all of their information in the main school reception area.


Child Protection/safeguarding

 

Children’s safety is paramount and the school has a duty to act to protect the child at all times. Children on occasions disclose information about events in their lives and if the nature of the disclosure warrants it, we will follow the procedures in our Child Protection Policy, approved by the Governing Body, and those laid down by the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board.

 

We ask parents to let us know who will be collecting their child at the end of the school day and to inform us if there are any changes to this arrangement. We ask that parents provide the school with written consent if they wish their child to go home independently (Years 5 and 6 only).  Please remember the car park is for staff only and parents should park well away from the school.

 

The school teaches children to use the internet safely.  Information about e-safety can be found on the school website www.stoke.coventry.sch.uk


Admissions Policy


Nursery


The school follows Coventry City Council Nursery Admissions Policy.

 

The City Council's policy is that nursery education must be made available to all children. It is the policy of the City Council to offer part-time places to children in the year prior to their entry to school i.e. the September following their third birthday, thus offering children one year of Nursery Education.

 

The earliest age a child can start their nursery entitlement is the September following their third birthday.

 

Coventry has one point of entry to nursery in the September of each year. Children should not be admitted at any other time in the year except under exceptional circumstances ie. The family have moved into Coventry, or have moved to a different area of the City.

 

Parents/carers must complete an application form containing all the necessary information for a nursery place and, on receipt of the application, the child’s name can be placed on a waiting list. The information must be treated as confidential and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

 

Admission limit each year is 52. To apply for a place, parents need to complete an application form and return it to the school office.

 

All parents who make an application for a place in the school’s nursery should receive written confirmation of the place or be informed that the application was unsuccessful due to over subscription. If the application was unsuccessful parents will be given details of their right to appeal.

 

Where a parent wishes to appeal against the decision, this should be done in writing to the Chair of Governors.

 

If there are more requests for a school than there are places available within the school’s admission limit, places will be allocated in preference order using the criteria in priority as follows:

 

1. to children who at the time of admission are in public care .

2. to children who live in the catchment area served by the school, with an older brother or sister at the school who will continue to attend that school the following year.

3. to other children who live in the catchment area

4. to children outside the catchment area with an older brother or sister at the school who will continue to attend that school the following year.

5. to children by reference to the distance to the preferred school. A straight-line measurement will be made to the school. The shortest measurement will have the highest priority.

 

If it is not possible to meet all of the requests in any one of the categories described above, the school will prioritise the requests within that category by reference to distance. A straight-line measurement will be made to the preferred school. The shortest measurement will have the highest priority.

 

School

 

The school Standards and Framework Act 1998 requires that all infant class (years R, 1 & 2) sizes must be limited to a maximum number of 30 by September 2001. Admission limits are therefore based on multiples of 15 and 30, which helps schools to organise infant classes of 30 or fewer.

 

The admission arrangements for the school are controlled by the Education Department of Coventry City Council. To apply for a primary place parents should complete the application form contained in the ‘Primary Education in Coventry 2006’.

 

Admission Limit: The school’s admission limit for each year from years R to 6 is: 60

 

The local authority introduced an equal preferences allocation scheme in September 2006. Parents are able to apply for up to three schools. ALL 3 schools listed will be looked at as equal choices. HOWEVER, parents should ensure they list their priority school as a first choice, followed by second and third choices. All 3 schools will be considered against the respective over-subscription.

 

If there are more requests for a school than there are places available within the school’s admission limit, places will be allocated in preference order using the criteria in priority as follows:

 

1. to children who at the time of admission are in public care .

2. to children who live in the catchment area served by the school, with an older brother or sister at the school who will continue to attend that school the following year.

3. to other children who live in the catchment area

4. to children outside the catchment area with an older brother or sister at the school who will continue to attend that school the following year.

5. to children by reference to the distance to the preferred school. A straight-line measurement will be made to the school. The shortest measurement will have the highest priority.

 

If it is not possible to meet all of the requests in any one of the categories described above, the City Council will prioritise the requests within that category by reference to distance. A straight-line measurement will be made to the preferred school. The shortest measurement will have the highest priority.

 

Parents whose preference is not met by the Education Department can appeal to an independent appeal panel. However, legislation has been introduced which means that appeals can only be upheld in limited circumstances.

 

If a school place is offered on the basis of an address, which is subsequently found not to be the child’s normal home address, the place will be withdrawn.

 

Full details of the admissions policy are given in the Education Department’s annual publication ‘Primary Education in Coventry’, Copies of this booklet are available from Primary Schools or the Education Service in Civic Centre 1, Little Park Street, Coventry CV1 5RS or by telephone on (024) 76 831622 or (024) 76 832499 or via the Coventry Website at www.Coventry.Gov.uk/admissions .

 

Transition

 

Children start their education at Stoke Primary at a variety of different points.  Whether your child joins us in Nursery, Reception or any point in Key Stage 1 or 2, you will be made welcome.  We link with local nurseries when children transfer into our Reception classes. We also have good links with our local Secondary schools and work together with them to support Year 6 children when they are moving to their next stage of education.

At the beginning of Year 5 your child will bring home details of our secondary schools in order to help you choose which school you would like to select.  If you have any enquiries regarding admissions to Secondary schools please contact please contact Admissions at the address and telephone numbers given above.


Complaints Procedure

 

Everyone at Stoke Primary School aims to ensure that your child’s time with us is successful and rewarding. If however you are dissatisfied with an aspect of the school in the first instance please talk to your child’s class teacher and then their Phase Leader

Nursery and Reception – Mrs Fletcher

 Years 1, 2 & 3 - Mrs Maguire

Years 4,5 & 6 – Mrs Noone

 

If you need further assistance please speak to the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher who is available most of the time.

 

A parent who still has concerns should contact the Chair of Governors via the school office. If however it has not been possible to settle a parent’s concerns a formal complaint can be made and a leaflet outlining the arrangements is available from the school office.

 

Charging of School Activities

All schools are legally bound to have a charging policy.

 

Parents will be notified of proposed visits and invited to contribute voluntarily towards the cost. No child will be excluded from activities on the grounds that their parents are unable or unwilling to contribute. However if we receive insufficient voluntary contributions then the visit may not take place. Full details of the charging policy are available from the school office.

 

Parking

In order to ensure the safety of all children and adults on the premises parents are not allowed to drive their cars onto the grounds or park on the zig-zag lines in front of the school. The only exceptions are for cars displaying a disabled badge, and in this instance we ask you to speak to the school office who will assist with arrangements.

 

The Curriculum

   

Curriculum

We deliver a broad and balanced curriculum through the delivery of Religious Education and the New National Curriculum. Each subject area is well planned and monitored to ensure progression and continuity of learning for all pupils across the school. How and what your child is taught will be communicated to you by class teacher in a meeting at the beginning of the school year and via termly curriculum newsletters placed on the school website. There is a curriculum policy document available to all parents from the main school office.

 

Children’s education is divided up into the following five stages:

 

Foundation Stage 3-5 Years

Key Stage One from 5-7 Years

Key Stage Two from 7-11 Years

 

The teaching and learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage is organised into areas of experience rather than individual subjects. These areas are:

 

  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

 

The teaching and learning for the other Key Stages consists of 10 subjects which make up the National Curriculum. These are:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Physical Education

 

And in Key stage 2 pupils also learn a Modern Foreign language


For further information on the organisation of the Curriculum see each year groups curriculum overview  in the curriculum section on the school website.

 

Stoke Primary School follows the National Curriculum in England : Primary Curriculum. More details can be found by clicking the following link -

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum.

   

Assessment

 

We strive to teach all children according to their individual needs and ability and we use a thorough assessment process to help us achieve this goal. The children are regularly assessed by the teachers in all areas of the curriculum and this information is used to monitor progress, provide additional help if needed, provide more challenge if a child is identified as gifted and talented and to identify the next learning step. More detailed information on our assessment procedures can be found in the policy which is available to all parents.

 

Reporting to Parents

At Stoke Primary School we use Assertive Mentoring which puts the children in the centre of our teaching and their learning. You will hear more about this system in our introduction for new parents.

 

We encourage all children and parents to adopt positive attitudes re attendance, punctuality, behaviour, homework and effort which enables the children to develop positive attitudes to support them in their future lives.

 

Each term you will receive a report about your child’s progress and be invited into school during the school day to talk with your child and their teacher about the report and how you can support their targets for future learning. We do offer later appointments for working parents.

 

Our children really look forward to this meeting and we have received positive comments from our parents who are now able to understand national curriculum levels and expectations.

 

Something Special

The pupils say “We think that our school is very special” here are some of the reasons why.

  • Teachers are lovely
  • Clean and eco friendly
  • Exciting trips and visits
  • Smilies


Community Links

We are very proud of our links with the community some of which are listed below:

 

 

 School Clubs

 

 

We offer a wide range of school clubs and the list is constantly extending. We currently offer:

  • Computer
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Multi sports
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Music

Smileys

We have also developed another strategy to encourage excellent work, attitude and behaviour. Children can earn smileys for excellence in all areas. They earn them for themselves and for their class. Children receive bronze, silver and gold awards. Class rewards can be chosen by the class themselves and may include :

Karaoke - Ready Steady Cook - Rounder’s - Magazine Chat Room - Pop up Cards - Mystery Games – Bingo –Library -disco –bowling -trip out.

Sharing Assembly

Every Friday morning we have an assembly for each class to share with parents their learning and achievements throughout the week. Class stars of the week are also announced Please come and join us – your children really look forward to seeing you.

Bringing the Curriculum Alive

We try to make our curriculum exciting and alive. We have held a number of special events including:

 

  • Artists in school
  • Theatre productions
  • International day
  • World book day
  • Visitors from different faiths & cultures
  • Guide dogs & vets

We have many more of these special events planned for the future.

 

School Governors

What they are?

 

Our Governors are a very committed group of people who help with the leadership and management of the school. They are made up of Parents, teachers, other school staff, local authority representatives and community representatives (Co-opted governors).

 

They have legal powers, duties and responsibilities and meet regularly to discuss many aspects of the schools work including:

 

  • Standards achieved within the school
  • The appointment of new staff
  • How the school budget is spent
  • What is being taught

 

“The governing body work with school leaders and staff to ensure they use funding effectively, monitor performance and ensure that all statutory duties are met” Ofsted October 2014


Meetings

The full Governing Body meets every half term. Small groups of Governors form committees and meet termly to discuss curriculum, finance, school improvement, premises and admissions.


More Information

If you would like more information on the work of the Governors there is an information board situated just outside the main school office. There is also a file with copies of agendas and minutes from meetings. They are very approachable so you could always ask!


The Children and Staff!

We all agree that the most special things about our school are the fantastic children and staff who work together to make it a really happy place to be!  


Disclaimer

Whilst all the information contained within this prospectus was correct at the time of writing, it should be noted that it relates to the Academic Year 2014/2015 and that it should not be assumed that there will be no change before the school year in question or in subsequent years.

 


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