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									      Striving for excellence
       whilst caring for all.


Numeracy Science    English    Reading      History       Art
       Music     P.E      Geography    D.T          I.C.T
    P.S.H.E  R.E     Languages       Sports      Grammar

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HEADTEACHER’ WELCOME ................................................................................................................. 3

THE SCHOOL BUILDING AND VILLAGE OF RINGLEY ........................................................................ 4

MISSION STATEMENT ........................................................................................................................... 5

SCHOOL STAFF AND GOVERNORS .................................................................................................... 6

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY ................................................................................................................ 7

GOVERNORS’ ADMISSIONS POLICY ................................................................................................... 8

GENERAL ORGANISATION .............................................................................................................. 9-10

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW .................................................................................................................. 11

THE CURRICULUM.......................................................................................................................... 12-16

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ..................................................................................................... 17

GENERAL INFORMATION............................................................................................................... 18-22

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE................................................................................................................ 22

SCHOOL RESULTS - KEY STAGE 1.................................................................................................... 22

SCHOOL RESULTS - KEY STAGE 2.................................................................................................... 23

PARENT TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION ................................................................................................. 24

HOLIDAYS ............................................................................................................................................. 25

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               Headteacher - Mr I D Southern B.Ed (Hons) NPQH
                                                                                Fold Road
                                                                                 M26 1EU

                                                Telephone:                   (01204) 333437
                                                Fax:                         (01204) 333436
                                                Text:                         07866 802522

                          HEADTEACHER’ WELCOME

Welcome to St Saviour

On behalf of the Governors and Staff, I am delighted to welcome you to our happy
parish school and I hope that this prospectus will answer all of your questions.

At St Saviour we value every child as unique and recognise that, as individuals, they
all have their own special talents and abilities. Our aim is to ensure that all children
reach their full potential, academically, socially and spiritually within a supportive and
caring Christian environment.

Whilst we have high academic expectations for all children, we also recognise the
importance of social and interpersonal skills and seek to develop these in partnership
with the home and the local community. We also encourage participation in a variety
of extra curricular clubs and events, so that children can develop their confidence
through experiencing a wide range of activities. We encourage a ‘sport for all’ attitude
where as many children as want to get the opportunity to represent the school in
some way.

In this booklet we have tried to give you a flavour of our school, its values and
standards. However my colleagues and I would encourage you to visit school in
order to obtain a better overall view.

We look forward to meeting with you and celebrating your child’s success.

Yours sincerely

Ian Southern

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St Saviour CE Primary School is located in the small residential village of Ringley, which is situated in the south east
of Bolton. The school is thriving and very popular. We receive many requests for places at the school because of
the popularity of the local area, recent housing development and also due to parents choosing to send their children
to this school from further afield. A waiting list exists for all year groups.

The current St Saviour, Church of England Primary School was built in 1872 as a Church of England Voluntary
Aided Primary School, although there has been a St Saviour school on Fold Road since 1640. Throughout its
development it has fostered a strong caring approach to Infant and Junior education, delivered via a ‘Christian
Family’ approach. The catchment area of what was once a village – but now contains private and local authority
estates – has always provided the school with children from caring backgrounds. The Headteacher, Staff and
Governors are committed to continue the forward-looking approach of the curriculum, whilst insisting upon high
academic standards. As a small school of 156 pupils, St Saviour builds upon the close friendly relationships
between staff and pupils, which such a situation offers.

In 1993 the school was extended and the present Year 1 classroom was built on the north end or left hand side of
the school and the children were moved out of the hall, which had been a large infant classroom.

A third purpose built reception classroom was opened in 2005, which includes an area for outdoor play. The school
also has a separate fully equipped ICT suite with 17 networked computers and an interactive whiteboard and

In 2006 a large new playground was added to the back of the school to cater for the growing numbers of children
we have.

In 2008 2 new junior classrooms were opened at the back of school and the Hall was extended.

In 2009/10 all the adult and children toilets were refurbished, the kitchen and office extended and a further
classroom built.

The school buildings comprises of:

A single storey building with 5 classrooms, a computer suite, library, hall and a further 2 resource areas for small
group tuition. Externally we have large playing fields, a quiet outside area and 3 playground areas.

The school has a wonderful association with the local community and relationships with parents are very positive.
There is an active PTA, which helps to foster close links with the community and also raises much appreciated
additional funding.

All who work at St Saviour CE Primary School endeavour to promote a happy and caring environment where all
children are valued and success at any level is celebrated. Together the current staff have worked extremely hard
to cater for the needs & talents of all our children.

The Governing Body consists of a Parent Governor, a Local Authority Governor, 6 Foundation Governors appointed
by the Parochial Church Council, the Headteacher, 1 staff Governor and the Parish Vicar. Committees have been
set up with specific briefs including Premises, Curriculum, Finance and HR. Many Governors are closely involved
with the life of the school.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our school. All children will be cared for in a safe, secure
and happy community. We are all firmly committed to providing the highest standards of academic, spiritual and
personal development for all our children.

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  St Saviour
Striving for excellence
 whilst caring for all.

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Headteacher              Mr I Southern, B. Ed (Hons), NPQH
Deputy Headteacher       Mr J Moorhouse, B.Ed (Hons), NPQH

Teaching Staff           Mrs P M Roe, Teachers’ Cert.
                         Mrs Anna Bowman, BA (Hons) QTS
                         Miss L Mullineux, BA (Hons) QTS
                         Miss R Leyland, BA (Hons) QTS
                         Miss H Norman, Post Grad Cert-Education,QTS
Teaching Assistants      Mrs K Fielding
                         Mrs J Fletcher
                         Mrs R Malpass
                         Mrs S.Hackett
                         Mrs M Thornley
                         Mrs J Peeling
                         Mrs P Edmonson
Office Administrator     Mrs N Pawsey
Office Assistant         Mrs C Baines

Cleaner/Caretaker        Mrs G Entwistle
Cook                     Mrs V Sandland
Assistant Cook           Mrs C Weibrecht
Kitchen Assistant        Mrs N Winston
Welfare Assistants       Mrs J Byrne                Miss L Bebbington
                         Mrs J Fox                  Mrs J Lowe-Kirkman
                         Mrs C Sandiford
                         Mrs D Wallace

(Autumn 2010)
    Mr S Kidd          Chairperson
   Rev D Thompson      Vicar
   Mr W Thorpe         Associate Governor
   Mrs S Wallwork      Parent Governor
   Mr P Webster        PCC
   Mr D Winstanley     PCC and Vice Chairperson
   Mrs P Roe           Teacher Governor
   Mrs J Fletcher      Diocesan Representative
   Mrs R Malpass       PCC
   Mrs V Sandland      Staff Governor
   Mrs J Coope         PCC
   Mr I Southern       Headteacher
   Mrs P Massey        LEA Representative
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             Areas of Responsibility 2011/2012

     Subject               Coordinator               Shadow              Governor
 Language and Literacy    Mrs P Roe                 Mrs Thornley     Mrs Julie Coope
      Mathematical        Mrs A Bowman              Mrs S Hackett    Mr David Winstanley
     Development &        Mr Jonathan Moorhouse     Mrs R Malpass    Mrs Sara Wallwork
      Knowledge &         Miss Helen Norman         Mrs K Fielding   Mrs Pam Massey
  Understanding of the                                               Mr Wayne Thorpe
  Personal, Social and    Miss R Leyland            Mrs J Fletcher   Mr Steven Kidd
 Emotional Development                                               Rev David Thompson
  Physical and Creative   Miss L Mullineux          Mrs J Peeling    Mrs Viv Sandland
    Child Protection      Mr I Southern
         SENCO            Miss H Norman

  Equal Opportunities     Mr I Southern

   Health & Safety        Mr I Southern                              Mr David Winstanley

       First Aid          Mrs K Fielding
                          Mrs Hackett
                          Mrs Thornley
        Library           Miss L Mullineux

   Staff Development      Mr I Southern
      Performance         Mr I Southern
 Key Stage 1 and Early    Mrs A Bowman
  Years Co-ordinator
    Key Stage 2 Co-       Mr J Moorhouse
Student Teacher Mentor    Mrs P Roe
      Assessment          Mrs P Roe
  Key Stage 1 SATS        Mrs A Bowman
  Key Stage 2 SATS        Mr J Moorhouse

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                                 St Saviour Primary School
                                        Admission Policy
Admissions to an Aided school are the responsibility of the governors in agreement with the diocesan board of
education and the local authority. This policy is reviewed annually and applies to the intake year September 2011.

The agreed number for admission to the school’s Reception class is 30 children.

The governing body will admit children who have a statement of educational needs in whose statement the school is

When the number of applications received exceeds the agreed number of places the criteria for admissions will be
applied in following order priority:

    1. Children in Public Care. (Looked after children).

    2. Applications involving children with exceptional medical and social needs must provide relevant
       professional supporting evidence stating the particular reasons why St Saviour is the most suitable school
       and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school.

    3. Children who have an older brother or sister attending school at the time of their admission. This includes
       step, or half brother/sister, foster and adopted brother/sister living at the same address, and brother/sister
       living apart in school at time of admission.

    4. The Governing body will allocate 20% of places remaining after category one and two have been applied to
       any children living within the local parish community. Those living nearest to school will be given priority.

    5. Baptised children whose parent’(s) or guardian’(s) live within the parish of St Saviour Ringley and Holy
       Trinity Prestolee and worship at either of the two named churches. This faith criteria will only be satisfied by
       the minimum of attendance with priority being given to those who have actually attend more frequently or
       over a longer period of time, this applies to only one of the parent’(s) or guardian’(s). See note (b). The
       supplementary form must be completed

    6. Baptised children whose parent’(s) or guardian’(s) worship at a church in membership of Churches
       Together in Britain and Ireland. This faith criteria will only be satisfied by the minimum of attendance with
       priority being given to those who have actually attended more frequently or over a longer period of time, this
       applies to only one of the parents’(s) or guardian’(s). See note (b). The supplementary form must be

    7. Children with parents’(s) or guardians’(s) who show evidence of being an active member of faith other than
       Christian which is associated with the UK Interfaith Network. Applications for this section must provide
       evidence in the form of a signed supporting letter from an appropriate and relevant faith leader.

    8. All other children.


    a) A map is available either from the school or the Local authority Bolton showing the boundaries of the parish
       of St Saviour Ringley and Holy Trinity Prestolee.
    b) Minimum attendance is fortnightly at a church of public worship for at least a year prior to 1 September in
       the year before admission to the school. Evidence must be provided by a member of the clergy or
       designated officer on the supplementary form.
    c) Where there are more applicants for the available places within any category then walking distance to the
       child’s normal home front door from the main gate of the school will be used as the final determining factor,
       nearer addresses having priority over more distant ones. The normal home of the child will be taken to be

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       the home in which the child sleeps for the majority of the school week. The Local Authority’s referencing
       system will be used to determine distance.
    d) Where the governors are unable to offer a place because the school is oversubscribed, parents/guardians
       have the right to appeal to an independent admission appeal panel set up under the School Standards
       Framework Act 1998 as amended by the Education Admissions Authority Bolton within 14 days of receiving
       the letter of refusal. Parents/Guardians will have the opportunity to submit their case to the independent
       panel in writing and to attend the appeal panel meeting.

The current staffing consists of:

Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, 5 class teachers, 6 teaching assistants, 2 school administrators a caretaker and
cleaner, a cook, an assistant cook, general assistant, and 5 lunchtime supervisors, along with visiting staff from the
music service and PE coaches.

Class Organisation

September 2010

Classes are organised as follows:-

        Reception       -       20 children
        Class 1         -       Year 1 (21 children)
        Class 2         -       Year 2 and Year 3 children (24 children)
        Class 3         -       Year 3 and Year 4 children (31 children)
        Class 4         -       Year 4 and Year 5 children (32 children)
        Class 5         -       Year 6 children (29 children)

Hours spent on Teaching

                      Key Stage 1                 Age 5 – 7 years          21.25 hours
                      Key Stage 2                 Age 8 – 11 years         23.75 hours

                      The recommended minimum time is:

                      Key Stage 1                 Age 5 – 7 years          21 hours
                      Key Stage 2                 Age 8 – 11 years         23.5 hours

The School Day

                        Key Stage 1
                              8.50 am         -         8.55 am        Registration
                            10.00 am          -        10.15 am        Morning Break
                            11.45 pm          -         1.00 pm        Lunch
                              2.30 pm         -         2.45 pm        Afternoon Break
                                                        3.15 pm        End of day

                        Key Stage 2
                              8.50 am         -         8.55 am        Registration
                            10.00 am          -        10.15 am        Morning Break
                            12.15 pm          -         1.15 pm        Lunch
                                                        3.15 pm        End of day

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   Children arriving at school, after 9.00 a.m. are given a late mark. Late marks are recorded on your child’s
    annual report, we ask parents of children arriving late to report to Mrs Pawsey in the office so that the child is
    not missed off dinner and fire safety lists. More than 15 incidents of lateness and/or unauthorised absence in 1
    term may result in the issuing of a fixed penalty fine administered by the Local Authority.

   We encourage children to arrive on time, but no earlier than ten minutes before the start of school, as there is
    no playground supervision before school.

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The National Curriculum

St Saviour School consists of one Foundation Stage class, a Year 1 class, a mixed Year 2/3 class and three mixed
age groups in Key Stage 2. All classes are mixed ability, all with their own teacher who has responsibility for the
class. This teacher stays with the class for the majority of the week.

Children are taught individually, in small groups, year groups or as a whole class, according to the needs of the child
and the subject being taught.

A full-time teaching assistant works in Reception, and five other teaching assistants are deployed throughout the
school to support learning of all our children.

From September 1998 the Government’s National Literacy Strategy has been implemented in all classes, as has
the National Numeracy Strategy from 1999. The new Framework for both Literacy and Numeracy has been
implemented from 2007.

The core subjects are now English (Literacy), Mathematics (Numeracy), ICT, and Religious Education. The
foundation subjects are Science, History, Geography, Design Technology, Music, Art and Physical Education.
Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship are included in other subjects and are also taught as discrete

In 2007 we grouped our curriculum to a more topic based approach to ensure that the children receive a richer and
broader experience of the curriculum. Topics studied so far have included: World War II, Cool Stuff, Rainforest,
Lights Camera Action and the Olympics.

Children’s progress is monitored regularly to ensure that they understand what they have been taught and to help
decide ways forward. Targets are set termly, these are shared with parents.

In May, Year 2 children take the end of Key Stage 1 SATs. At the same time Year 6 children sit the end of Key
Stage 2 Tests. The Key Stage 2 SATs must be taken during the second or third week in May, and we, as a staff,
have decided that all Year 3, 4 and 5 children sit optional SATs in the summer term.

The results of end of Key Stage tests and the optional SATs are reported to parents in the annual Pupil Reports and
discussed at our July parents’ evening.

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Foundation Stage

When children enter school in the Reception Class, they have their own Foundation Stage curriculum that has been
specially devised to meet their needs. Teaching is delivered through focused play activities which are adult led and
directed. Children are encouraged to become independent, selecting activities which interest them focused from
child initiated play areas planned daily. This is divided into six main areas:

       Communication, Language and Literacy
       Mathematical Development
       Knowledge and Understanding of the World
       Personal, Social and Emotional Development
       Physical Development
       Scientific Understanding

The children are continually assessed in these areas as part of their Foundation Stage Profile to ensure that they
are well prepared to begin the National Curriculum work when they enter Year 1.

Language provides the main instrument for learning throughout the school curriculum and through reflection and
discussion of their knowledge children will develop an increased awareness of how they, their peers and adults use
language. We aim to create an environment at St Saviour in which the child’s language can develop and progress
by encouraging individual and communal self-confidence, motivation and interest.

                Speaking and listening

                We aim to encourage children to express themselves and to communicate fluently and
                articulately with clarity of purpose in an interesting and varied manner. Similarly, they are
                encouraged to listen and to appreciate other speakers with all their variations of tone,
                vocabulary, dialect and content. Children engage in focused speaking and listening activities
                daily. A new outdoor stage area will give opportunities for children to further develop Speaking
                and Listening skills.


                Activities will build upon the oral language and experiences which pupils bring from home. We
                aim to give the children the skills to read for both pleasure and information; and to give them
                study skills in the use of reference books. Teaching will cover a range of stimulating literature,
                both fiction and non-fiction and should ensure that pupils regularly hear and share stories and

Success in reading is achieved through partnership between home and school. Therefore we encourage children to
take home books and an individual reading record booklet which we ask you to sign when you hear them read.
Positive parental comments in this booklet will be much appreciated. We ask that parents accept the responsibility
for the care and return of all books.

Our aim is to give the children the skills and opportunity to present their ideas in a variety of ways. We encourage
them to write in different contexts for a variety of audiences with real feeling and empathy. Children will be given the
skills to understand the structure of different writing. The highest standards of English grammar and comprehension
are encouraged at the pupil’s appropriate level. The use of ICT will be introduced as appropriate.

We place a high emphasis on spelling. All children have spelling tests regularly and we ask for co-operation from
home in encouraging them to learn set words. Spelling skills are taught and developed through constant practice
and a planned programme using letter recognition, spelling patterns, the teaching of spelling rules and through the
correction of work.

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                St Saviour recognises Mathematics as a worthwhile activity that is enjoyable in its own right.
                As a staff, we regard the nature of Mathematics as being confident with numbers and having a
                propensity to explore patterns and relationships, to take creative risks and experiment with new

We believe that Mathematics should provide a rich variety of learning experiences that reflect the notion of
discovery. In order that children grow up appreciating the relevance of mathematics, we feel it is important to
explain why and when mathematics is used in everyday life. We aim to provide activities that give pupils the
opportunity to explore, discuss and reflect upon Mathematics in an enjoyable, enthusiastic and supportive

It is our philosophy that Mathematics is more than simply using numbers, processes, rules and formulae. We aspire
to the understanding that Mathematics is concerned with teaching how to think, and engendering a positive attitude
towards the subject. Furthermore, with greater emphasis placed on the need for pupils to work things out in a
variety of situations, we feel it is important to furnish children with a range of calculation strategies, encouraging
them to try out methods and select which ever suits their way of working. St Saviour School believes that it is the
right of all pupils to be numerate.

We encourage problem solving to be integral in developing understanding and awareness of all mathematical
concepts. We encourage children to explain their reasoning and the methods used to achieve their answers. In all
Numeracy topics taught problem solving is a key feature.


              Science plays an important part in all aspects of life today. As a school we feel that good
              scientific knowledge and understanding will prepare our children for adulthood. Science can
              further children’s natural curiosity and give them ways of working and thinking to explore the
              world in which we live. We believe that it is very important that children learn to test ideas out
              successfully and relate them to everyday situations.

In accordance with the school policy on teaching and learning, staff aim to teach science in ways which make
science relevant and meaningful, drawing whenever possible on examples taken from the real world.

                Information and Communication Technology

                We aim to produce learners who are confident and effective users of ICT, communicating and
                handling information across the whole range of the curriculum. The school is very well
                equipped with a purpose build ICT suite consisting of 18 networked computers and an
                interactive white board. This hardware was updated in March 2008. All classrooms also have
                interactive whiteboards linked to our network and at least 2 computers of their own. All
                computers have email and Internet access. The governors are committed to constantly
                improving and extending our ICT capability. The school also has 6 lap tops for class use and
                digital blue cameras for digital movie making. All staff members have been trained in the
                educational use of ICT. We are developing our own web site. Please visit us at:


                Design Technology

                We aim to give our children the skills to identify the opportunities and need for design and
                technology activities. All children will carry out investigations and where appropriate generate
                design proposals and make artefacts. Children will then develop their skills in evaluating and
                improving the final product. Pupils will be given opportunities to work with a wide range of
                materials, including food and fabric.

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              Enquiry will form an important part of our work and involve direct practical experiences within
              the local area. We aim to develop: the children’s knowledge of places and environments
              throughout the world; an understanding of maps and their range of investigative and problem
              solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. Field visits will be arranged to enhance the
              geographical study of all our pupils.


              When teaching history we aim to fire the children’s imagination about the past in Britain and the
              wider world. Stressing the importance of how the past influences the present, we teach
              children about past societies, developing their sense of chronology and understanding of
              significant events and people. During historical study, children are encouraged to find
              evidence, evaluate it and draw their own conclusions. History gives children an opportunity to
              research, sift through evidence and argue a point of view – skills that are needed in all walks of


              We aim to give our children the skills and opportunities to express themselves in a variety of
              media and forms through which they will develop their aesthetic awareness and appreciation.
              This will satisfy and further develop their creative instincts and needs. We endeavour to
              incorporate art into the cross curricular topics whilst ensuring that progressive skills and
              techniques are taught.


              The children are given the opportunity to participate in singing and music making through which
              they will learn to appreciate a range of forms and styles of music. We aim for music making to
              be fun and enjoyable, both through actively taking part and enjoying the performances of
              others. Instrumental tuition is also given in the violin and guitar. We are working with the Music
              Service to deliver vocal lessons.

              Physical Education

              We aim to provide all children with opportunities for the promotion of physical development and
              competence through gymnastics, outdoor activities, athletics, dance, games and swimming.
              Football and netball matches are arranged against local schools to allow the children who
              attend extra curricular clubs to experience competitive match play. The school enters children
              into the Farnworth and District and Radcliffe swimming gala - (we have won the gala for the last
              3 years). We have also entered Cross Country, Tag-Rugby, Cricket, Rounders, Cross Country,
              Indoor and Outdoor Athletics tournaments. At St Saviour we aim to foster an enjoyment of
              physical activities and actively promote healthy lifestyle choices. Our school teams are
              successful and provide a great opportunity for all children to participate in sports activities. We
              have recently been awarded the Schools’ second ‘Active Mark’ for Excellence in Sport.

              Religious Education

              This is a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, which is firmly based on the
              teaching and practice of the Christian Faith. Your child will be expected to participate in all acts
              of daily worship and Religious Education lessons. This will enable children to encounter a wide
              range of different Faiths. We follow the Manchester Board of Education agreed syllabus for
              Religious Education.

Parents do have a right to withdraw their child from worship and Religious Education lessons. Parents wishing to
exercise this right should inform the Headteacher in writing.

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Personal, Social and Health Education

The school covers aspects of personal, social and health education as integral parts of other areas of the
curriculum. Pastoral care is embodied within the school ethos and all staff are responsible for monitoring the care
of the pupils in their class. The school is working towards the Healthy Schools Award. There is however a
conscious effort to ensure that the following aspects are covered within the curriculum:

                Multi-Cultural Education

                Our school reflects the needs of everyone in a pluralistic society and teaches respect for all
                individuals and the understanding of the beliefs and cultures of others. Good multi-cultural
                education consists of developing good attitudes and relationships to one another and this is
                best achieved through cross-curricular links.

Embodied within the ethos of the school is the fundamental belief that at the centre of any educational training is the
need to prepare students for the future. To be able to cope with a rapidly changing society and to offer sustained
fulfilment in their lives, all children are taught to form good attitudes, disciplines, relationships, responsibilities and
standards, thus to become good positive citizens making a valued contribution to the quality of life within society.

Care for the Environment
Children are also encouraged to respect and care for their environment. This is fundamental to the school ethos
and the quality of life which all who work and live within the community are striving to achieve.

Sex Education

The teaching of Sex Education began in 1993 and was developed in consultation with parents. A summary of the
contents is:

       An input by the school nurse.
       Watching the video “Growing up” delivered to all Year 5 and Year 6 children on a two year rolling
       The school has offered SRE talks to parents this year, which were well attended.

Special Educational Needs

At St Saviour School, we endeavour to treat each child as an individual ensuring that all children fulfil their potential.
The school has a clear policy for identifying children with Special Educational Needs that is in line with the new code
of practice from DfEE.

When a child is considered to have learning difficulties these are identified at an early stage by the class teacher. In
consultation with our Special Needs’ Co-ordinator, Miss Norman, the child is entered on the Special Needs
Register. Parents are informed at this stage and the child’s work is closely monitored.

Occasionally a child’s needs are such that we seek outside advice and help from numerous support agencies within
Bolton LEA. Parents are always kept informed.

The school is also keen to extend its more able pupils. Differentiation is provided by means of curriculum
enrichment both in class and through withdrawal where necessary

Health and Safety Education

We aim to give the children an awareness of the need to care for their own bodies through good personal habits.
We aim to teach them knowledge and skills of safety education in the home, at play and on roads, as well as in
school. The Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service and the Road Safety Unit have visited our school to talk to the
pupils about safety.

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During the school year, St Saviour offers a variety of extra-curricular activities. These include sports clubs such as:

       Football
       Cricket
       Netball
       Athletics
       Cross Country
       Multi Skills
       Drama

Other clubs which have been running during the past year have included;

       Art
       Cyber Cafe
       Reading
       SAT revision club
       Film Making
       Dance (Y 5/6 and EY and K.S 1)
       Creative Writing
       Cooking

In Year 4 children learn to play the guitar, this can be carried on into Years 5 & 6 for a small fee. Year 5 & 6
children also get the opportunity to learn how to play the violin.

During 2011 we have also started a school choir which consists of our KS2 pupils.

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Please do not send your child to school when they are too ill to work properly and if they may infect other children. If
your child is absent from school you must telephone, text or email school on the first day of absence.

We must notify the Local Education Authority of any unexplained absences and these figures are published and
recorded as unauthorised absences. An Education Social Worker may visit the home if a child is persistently late or
has a regular pattern of absenteeism. If there are more than 15 incidents of unauthorised absence or lateness a
fixed penalty may be given by the Local Education Authority.

After School Care Club

An After School Care Club is provided in the school building. It offers a range of activities for all age groups of St
Saviour Primary School children. At present the charge is £4 from 3:15 to 4pm, £8 after 4.00 p.m. until 6.00 p.m
and £15.50 if 2 children attend A.S.C.C. The club closes promptly at 6.00 p.m. The club will make a charge of £20
for every quarter of an hour for children collected after 6.00 p.m. unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Please contact the After School Care Club Manager or the school’s Office Administrator for further details.

Breakfast School Care

For some years St Saviour has provided a Breakfast Club from 8.00 a.m. for children attending school. The cost of
the Breakfast Club is £2.50 per session. All children are given a hot drink and a slice of toast. We do request that
no children join the club after 8.40 a.m so that we can start school promptly at 8.50 a.m.

Annual Report To Parents

We have 3 Parent Consultation Evenings during the year. Parents have the chance to talk about their children’s
progress & voice concerns. Your child will receive a school report in July which can be discussed at the final parents

Arrangements for visiting the school

Parents who would like to visit the school are most welcome to do so, and should contact Mrs Pawsey or Mrs
Baines to arrange a convenient time.


Bullying occasionally happens in all schools. At St Saviour we always deal with it – as soon as we know about it!
Children are sometimes afraid to speak out, in school or even at home. Playground Buddies are in place to help and
support the children

All staff must be alert to signs of bullying both verbal and physical. Parents and children are encouraged to report
any concerns to the staff and incidents are investigated sensitively and firmly dealt with. In questionnaires and
meetings with the School Council the children do not, and have never, identified bullying as a problem

Charging Policy For School Activities

Education at St Saviour CE Primary School as in all maintained schools is free.

However, there are some activities particularly visits out of school during the school day, where parents are asked
to make a voluntary contribution towards the total cost. Without such contributions being made, these valuable
extra-curricula activities cannot be provided.

All classes will go on trips during the year. In 2009/10 such visits went to, Bronte Museum in Howarth, Hill Top
home of Beatrix Potter, Blackpool Tower, Lytham St Annes and Smithills Farm.
Parents will also be charged if:

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       a child loses or deliberately damages school property e.g. a reading book
       their child attends certain ‘After School Clubs’ such as the French and Spanish Clubs or any other club
        where the school has to pay for an outside tutor or coach

Child Protection

It should be noted that schools have an important part to play in the detection and prevention of child abuse.
Parents should know that where it appears to a member of the school staff that a child may have been abused, the
school is required to report the matter to the Social Services Department immediately. Consequently, in such
situations, it is likely to be a social worker who will contact the parents about the matter and not a member of staff
from the school. This is the policy that all schools must follow.

This requirement now forms part of the Local Authority’s procedure for dealing with child abuse and is not a matter
for the discretion of individual headteachers or members of staff.

Closure of School

In the event of a “mini” disaster e.g. the heating fails in the middle of winter etc, where possible we would try to
inform you prior to school starting by phone or Email, however staff will meet you at the school gate to advise you
where this has not been possible.

Dining Arrangements

St Saviour acquired, in September 1996, its own kitchen for the first time in its history. (School was built in 1872).
All children can now take part in our “Choice Cafeteria” system.
At present almost 80% of children in school have a hot meal at lunchtime - the remaining 20% bring a packed

Emergency Contacts

Each family is given an emergency contact form to fill in when their child commences school. This is vital
information in case of a medical emergency arising during school hours. Please ensure that you return this form
and forward new details if any contact numbers or addresses are changed.

If a child is obviously unwell, although it may not be an emergency, contact may be made, if possible, in order to
take the child home. This action will not be taken unnecessarily.

Exit Permits

Police and Educational Social Workers have carried out “attendance sweeps” in and around the Bolton area.
Children who are out of school for no apparent reason (truancy) are taken back to school and parents are warned.

If you are collecting your child during school hours for a medical appointment, please ask for an EXIT PERMIT from
the school office. This will show school is aware of the child’s absence should you be stopped.

Holidays In Term Time

The following is a summary of Regulations 8 (4) of the Education (Pupil Registration) Regulations 1995

There is NO ABSOLUTE PARENTAL RIGHT to take a child out of school for a holiday (or for any other purpose); it
is for the school either to authorise or not. If a school does not authorise an absence and time away from school is
still taken, then the school has, by law, to record an unauthorised absence for that child; that is not a good thing for
any pupil to have on his/her formal school record. Parental permission has never been a defence and in such
circumstances the child’s absence will be dealt with as unauthorised.

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Successful learning is based on a partnership between home and school. During their time at St Saviour, children
will be bringing tasks home from school. For younger children this will include learning words and sharing books
and for older children reading, learning spellings, practising times tables and research. Time spent on homework
tasks will vary according to the child’s age and should be discussed with class teachers.

Health and Safety

The school has a detailed Health and Safety Policy and carries out its own health and safety inspection each year.
Mr. Winstanley is the governor with specific responsibility for Health and Safety and he together with the
Headteacher ensures that all requirements not only for health and safety but also for Fire Safety and Disability
Access are strictly adhered to. The school carries out a Fire Safety Evacuation every half term, the results of which
are monitored by the governors.


Please let school know if your child suffers from any allergies.

You should feel free to ask how long you should keep your child off school.

The Area Health Authority suggests the following times, but all children are different and these are only a guide.

        Chicken Pox               -       5 days from appearance of rash
        German Measles            -       5 days from appearance of rash
        Measles                   -       5 days from appearance of rash
        Mumps                     -       5 days from appearance of rash
If in doubt do consult your G.P. or the School Nurse at Little Lever Health Centre, Farnworth.

Internet Policy

The Internet is a valuable resource that offers teachers and pupils opportunities to search for information from a
wide range of sources based throughout the world. The use of the Internet in school is organised and managed to
maximise its effectiveness and the contribution it makes to teaching and learning.

Staff will ensure that pupils understand their use of the Internet within the guidelines set down in the classroom.
Children will be reminded about correct and appropriate behaviour when accessing information on the Internet.

Medical Appointment

A child will not be allowed out of school for a doctor, clinic or dentist appointment unless there is a message from
the child’s parent/guardian.

It is expected that parents will collect and return their child when such appointments are kept. Exit permits are now
issued to children if they leave school for health appointments.


Please do not send medicines to school. If you feel your child is well enough to attend school but is finishing a
course of medicine please try to arrange it around the school day.

Obviously there are some medical conditions, which require regular medication or medicine to be at hand in an
emergency e.g. asthma or diabetes. Of course, these medicines must be in school but, for safety, they must be
clearly labelled with the child’s name plus relevant instructions and then handed to the headteacher.

Please keep the school fully informed of any medical conditions, which may affect your child.

The admin of medicines is set out in our Medicare Policy. If you wish to have a copy of this document, please see
the office staff.

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Parent Helpers

We value and encourage the role of parents and grandparents in school. Please contact a member of staff if you
feel you could spare some time each week or fortnight. Don’t be shy or feel that you do not have a special skill,
here are some ways in which you might be able to help:

       reading stories
       assisting on trips
       art work
       computer work
       cookery
       Providing lifts for events.

Parking and Safety

Parking on Fold Road is not an easy task - it is a narrow road, which does have some heavy goods vehicles visiting
the Sewage Complex or ITAC. Please park carefully and DO NOT “drop off” children on the zigzag lines, or
park on them. These lines are there to protect all our children. Parking on these lines restricts the view of passing
motorists, risking the safety of children crossing the road.

Pastoral Care

The keystone of the pastoral system is the Class Teacher who, through daily contact with the pupils will acquire
information on the pupils’ strengths and areas for development. The class teacher will be the major influence in
establishing a group within which the pupils can find security and with which they can identify.


In school we have an extensive selection of certificates and stickers which may be awarded for good work, helping
someone, working quietly etc. These may be presented in class or in a whole school Special Mention Assembly.
Sometimes children may be rewarded with special responsibilities, free choice of activity or additional playtimes.

Sometimes children do misbehave and a reprimand or reminder of good behaviour may be all that is required. If a
child persistently misbehaves we feel it is important to involve the support of the parents at an early stage so that we
can work together to resolve the issue effectively.

St Saviour’s enjoys a happy, caring atmosphere whilst encouraging learning and growth, we feel that the high
standard of behaviour is an important element in this and cannot be over-estimated.

School Council

St Saviour has a Pupils’ School Council that has representatives from all Key Stage 2 year groups within the school.
They meet together, on a regular basis, under the guidance of the P.S.H.C.E Leader to discuss a variety of issues
in school and to participate in decision making.

School Security

We try to be a friendly and welcoming school and parents are encouraged to visit the school whenever they wish.
However, the safety of all who work here - pupils and staff - must be our prime concern and it is necessary for us to
restrict access to the school building during the school day.

All visitors should enter the school by the main entrance which is at the front of the building. External doors are
fitted with security locks. Inside our reception area there is also an internal security door which staff are encouraged
to keep closed during the day in order to prevent unauthorised access to the building. Pupils are not allowed to open
this door.

Parents are politely requested not to enter the school building before school or at the start of school unless they are
dropping off their children at the ‘Breakfast Club’ or if they have an appointment with a teacher. All children should
line up in the schoolyard at the start of school and hang up their own coats and bags once they have entered the
school building.
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School Uniform

At St Saviours we expect all children to wear the appropriate school uniform everyday.

Boys (Winter/Summer)                    Girls (Winter/Summer)                PE kit (for all children)
White shirt (hard collar)   White shirt/blouse (hard collar)                 White T-shirt
Grey trousers               Grey skirt or grey tailored trousers             Red shorts
Red sweatshirt/jumper       Red cardigan/jumper/sweatshirt                   PE pumps
Red tie                     Red tie
                            Girls may wear red vertically striped or red     Trainers are allowed for
                            checked dresses during the summer term.          outdoor PE – teacher
                                                                             will advise when this is
                                                                             to occur.

The school has two outfitters who supply red jumpers etc., with the school logo embroidered on. ‘Ziggys
Schoolwear’ which is situated in Farnworth and PPT Schoolwear at the bottom of Stand Lane in Radcliffe. Years 6
pupils have their own adult style tie.


Children should not have dyed hair or wear make-up, false nails or jewellery of any kind, with the exception of studs
for pierced ears and watches which are worn at the child’s own risk.

Children should wear sensible footwear, preferably flat shoes with no apparent heels. Trainers must not be worn as
part of the school uniform, except during “outside P.E.”.

Transfer to Secondary Schools

During their final year in primary school, the Year 6 children are prepared for the transfer to secondary school, so
that it will be a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Our children go to a variety of secondary schools including:

       George Tomlinson High School
       St James’s Church of England High School
       Harper Green High School
       Castlebrook High School
       Bury Church of England High School
       Bolton School
       Canon Slade
       Philips High School

Visits are arranged in the final term so that they can experience life at secondary school. Year 6 pupils also take
part in the Year 6/7 Transition Projects that are organised in partnership with the various secondary schools.
Information about transition to secondary school is issued during the Autumn Term of their final year.


Every day in school, your child will join in some form of worship whether it is in a whole school assembly or a quiet
prayer in class. St Saviour School believes that children should learn about all faiths and they do this in the
classroom and through assemblies. Rev Thompson leads an assembly once a week. He also works with a class in
preparation for his school assembly

In Religious Education we try to cultivate an understanding of Christianity and also respect and understanding of
other religions and cultures.
At St Saviour’s we aim to project the importance of a caring and respectful attitude towards other people and
property and develop this in the context of a Christian way of life.

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We are constantly looking for ways in which to improve our school and we welcome suggestions and constructive
criticism on which we always try to act.

However, if problems arise, the Authority has established a procedure as required under Section 23 of Education
Reform Act for dealing with complaints about curricular matters.

All complaints should be initially directed to the class teacher. If parents are not satisfied with the way their
complaint has been dealt with they should then formally complain to the Headteacher. If parents are still unhappy
with the way the Headteacher has dealt with their complaint they should complain, in writing, to the Chair of
Governors, care of the school.

Any complaints received by the chair of governors will be heard by the governing body complaints committee. If
parents are, at this stage, still not happy with the way their complaint has been handled by the governors, they will
be given the opportunity to complain to the local education authority.

These tables show the percentage of eligible Year 2 children achieving each level in the school in 2009 and
Nationally for 2009.

The number of children in Year 2: 30 (Each child represents 3.3%)

The figures for Reading Task and Reading Comprehension Tests may not total 100% since these tasks or tests do
not apply at every level. Other rows might not total 100% because of rounding.

                                               Teacher Assessment
                                             Percentage at each level
                                                     W        1       2          3      4+     Dis.     Abs.
         Speaking and Listening        School         0       0     78          22       0       0         0
                                       National       2      10     63          24       0       0         0
         Reading                       School         0       0     64          36       0       0         0
                                       National       3      15     57          27       0       0         0
         Writing                       School         0      11     78          11       0       0         0
                                       National       5      15     68          12       0       0         0
         Mathematics                   School         0       0     86          14       0       0         0
                                       National       2       7     68          23       0       0         0

W       =   working towards Level 1
Dis.    =   excepted or disapplied under sections 92/93 of the Education Act 2002
Abs.    =   absent
L       =   below level 2 threshold for the Reading Test when required to be entered for the the test

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AND NATIONALLY (2009) AT THE END OF KEY STAGE 2, as a % of those eligible for assessment.

TASK AND TEST RESULTS: Percentage at each level
                        Dis    Abs    W         1                   2       3     4        5        4+

ENGLISH            School         0       0       0         0       0        5   48       48        95
                   National       0       0       0         1       4       14   48       33        81

MATHEMATICS        School         0       0       0         0       0        5   62       33        95
                   National       0       0       0         1       5       17   45       32        77

SCIENCE            School         0       0       0         0       0       0    38       62    100
                   National       0       0       0         1       2       9    42       45     87

TEACHER ASSESSMENT: Percentage at each level
                            Dis Abs       B                     N       2   3    4    5        4+

ENGLISH                School         0       0         0       0       0   12   41   47       88
                       National       0       0         0       2       5   19   49   25       74

MATHEMATICS            School         0       0         0       0       0   12   41   47       88
                       National       0       0         0       2       4   19   46   29       75

SCIENCE                School         0       0         0       0       0   12   41   47       88
                       National       0       0         0       0       2   14   49   34       83

Please note : Numbers have been rounded to the nearest percentage.

Dis = disapplied under sections 92/93 of the Education Act 2002
Abs = absent
W = working towards level 1
B = assessed by teacher assessments only
N = no test level awarded

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Committee for 2010/2011:

        Chairpersons                    Mrs A Howarth & Mrs N Pawsey
        Joint Vice Chairperson          Mrs J Coope & Mrs K Hughes
        Secretary                       Mrs W Pryor
        Treasurer                       Mr J Haddon
        Lottery Treasurer               Ms L Reynolds

We are an enthusiastic group of parents who play a valuable role in supporting the school. Although we consist of
approximately 12 committee members, from which 5 officers are elected annually, we welcome active involvement
from all parents and staff.

The school has a thriving Parent Teachers’ Association. The committee and parents meet on an average once a
month and organise fundraising and social events. It is hoped that all parents will take the opportunity to develop
further relationships with the school and other parents, through the PTA.

During 2009/2010 over £5,000 was raised for school. Over the past two years a new sound system, parasols and
playground equipment, gym equipment, plus 2 Applemacs were purchased.

The aims of our PTA are:

       To provide a two-way communication channel between school and parents.

       To organise social events.

       Fundraising. Our most time consuming activity!

Following regular meetings, a full set of minutes is taken and a newsletter is sent to all parents keeping you
informed of our activities.

We hold a variety of events including a Christmas Fayre, Summer Barbeque, Infant and Junior Disco, Easter Egg
Bingo, Family Race Night, Beetle Drives and the inevitable raffles.


The information in this document applies to the academic year 2010/2011 and was correct at September 2010.
There may however be some changes to certain arrangements or particular items before the start of 2010 or during
future years.

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                       School Holidays School Year

2011 Autumn Term         Starts Tuesday 6 September

                                  th                       th
Closed for Half Term    Monday 24 October – Friday 28 October

Last Day of Term        Wednesday 21           December

2012 Spring Term        Starts Monday 9 January

                                  st                           th
Closed for Half Term    Monday 20 February – Friday 24 February

Last Day of Term        Thursday 5 April

2012 Summer Term        Starts Monday 16 April

                                   th                     th
Closed for Half Term    Monday 28 May – Friday 8                June. This includes Bank
                                     th    th
                        Holidays on 4 and 5 June

Last Day of Term        Friday 20th July

    The school is closed on Thursday 3rd May as it is local election day.
    The school will be closed on 7th May for Bank Holiday.

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