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                           ST WINNOW CE SCHOOL

                   MISSION STATEMENT
To educate pupils spiritually, intellectually, socially, morally, and physically
within a school firmly based on Christian principles and in response to an ever
changing world.


We believe that at St. Winnow CE School we provide a personal, caring, family
atmosphere that supports and nurtures its pupils on their individual learning
We give children the support to enable them to work with enthusiasm, question
and consider their learning while respecting the ideas, opinions and
contributions of others.
We encourage open relationships, unity and generosity of spirit in order that
each member of our school feels valued and has a sense of pride in their

To promote Christian values within the school, a sympathetic understanding of
the Christian faith and respect for other faiths.

To encourage a mutual respect and responsibility for others and the

To provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum: within a vibrant,
energetic and welcoming environment.

To recognise the individuality of each child in order to develop their full

To maintain strong links between; home, school, church, parish and diocese.

To give high priority to developing and maintaining strong links between school,
home, church parish and diocese.

              Welcome to the Staff of St Winnow CE School

The Staff

Headteacher/Upper School Teacher       Miss Emma Simpson
Upper School Teacher                   Mr Giles Hill
Lower School Teacher                   tbc
Early Years Assisitant                 Mrs Kirsten Thacker
SENCo/Child Protection                 Miss Emma Simpson
Senior Secretary                       Mrs Jo Foster
Assistant Secretray                    Mrs Helen Barlow

Teaching Assistants                    Mrs Helen Jones
                                       Miss Charlene Gatehouse
                                       Mrs Jackie Carless
                                       Mrs Ira Ludwig
                                       Ms Karen Whittaker
                                       Mrs Denise Lee

Lunchtime Supervisors                  Mrs Denise Doney
                                       Mrs Helen Jones
Servery Assistant                      Mrs Elaine Ashwin

Minnows Pre-school:                    Mrs Sarah warne
                                       Mrs Janet Edmonds

Cleaner:                               Mrs Kirsten Thacker


Ex Officio:                            Father Philip Conway
Foundation:                            Mr Chris Lloyd
                                       Mrs Ann Moody
                                       Miss Elizabeth Nicolls
                                       Mr David Brace
                                       Mrs Jane Bulmer
Staff Governors:                       Mrs Jo Foster/Mrs Helen Jones
Parent Governor:                       Mr Christopher Taylour
Local Education Authority:             Mr Gordon Faddy

Clerk:                                 Mrs Linda Cackett

Session Times

Morning Session                  KS1 & 2     8.45 am – 12.15pm

Afternoon Session                KS1         1.15pm – 2.30 pm
                                 KS2          1.15 – 3.15 pm

Home time
At the 3.15 pm bell, children;

      i)     say prayers
      ii)    collect belongings in an orderly manner and are escorted to the
             main entrance to be met by parents.
      NB     Children are not allowed to wait on the road. Any child not met
             returns with teacher to ring home.

General School Procedures

Fire Procedures
The signal to evacuate the school is a continuous ringing of the bell. Procedures
to be followed are
    Evacuate the building from the nearest fire exit.
    Gather at the muster point on the grassed area at the bottom of the
    Wait for role call to be taken.
    Should a fire be located in the main building, all children and staff will
       relocate to the Foundation Classroom at the rear of the carpark.
    Collect belongings before evacuating.
    Re-enter the building before the all clear is given.

A register is kept of any medicine dispensed. This should be done by staff only.
Medicines must be kept in the office locked filing cabinet/fridge whilst in
school. No medicines should be dispensed to children without a letter of
consent written by the child's parent.

First Aid
Procedures explained on notices around the school. All staff are trained First
Aiders. A first aid kit is kept in the small cupboard in the main entrance.
Volunteers, students and visitors do not administer First Aid.

Health and Safety
Staff are asked to always be vigilant to ensure the safety of themselves and
the children and report any features throughout the school that need attention.

Working at height should only be done if using the correct ladders. Please do
not use chairs or tables to climb. If you are unsure ask the Premises
Coordinator (Headteacher).

Lifting should only be done if the load is light and there is good visibility over
the object being carried. Please do not try to carry boxes etc. to the loft
unless you are accompanied by another member of staff.

All visitors are asked to sign in and out (book located at the Main Entrance) and
to wear a sticker. This is a safety precaution!

CRB checks are necessary for adults working with children for more than 3
days in 30. This does not apply to young people on work experience however we
do ask that they are not left unsupervised with children.

If you are unwell please notify the headteacher as early as possible. An
estimate of how long you are likely to be away is very helpful. Please keep the
school informed about your likely return, ringing each evening before 3.15pm to
advise if you are not able to return the following day.

Dress Code
School staff and students are expected to dress smartly and appropriately for
the activities of the day. No denim is to be worn.

There are a range of interactions which can be used with children. These must be
firmly rooted in positive and secure relationships which enable practitioners to:

Tune in: listening carefully to what is being said, observing body language and what
the child is doing
Show genuine interest: giving your whole attention, maintaining eye contact,
affirming, smiling, nodding
Respect children’s own decisions and choices: I really want to know more about
Invite children to elaborate: Tell me more about this
Re-cap: So you think that ….
Offer your own experience: I like to do this, this way ..
Clarifying activities: ‘Right Ollie, so you think that by adding blue to green the
colour will change’
Suggest: ‘You might like to try doing it this way’
Remind: ‘Don’t forget that you said that this stone will melt if I boil it’
Use encouragement to further thinking: You have really thought hard about where
to put this door in the palace but where on earth will you put the windows?
Offer alternative viewpoint: ‘Maybe Goldilocks wasn’t naughty when she ate the
Speculate: ‘Do you think the three bears would have liked Goldilocks to come to live
with them as their friend?’
Reciprocate: ‘Thank goodness that you were wearing wellington boots when you
jumped in those puddles Kwane. Look at my feet they are soaking wet.’
Ask open questions: ‘How did you …?’ ‘Why does this …?’ ‘What do you think …?’
‘I wonder what will happen if ….?’
Model thinking: ‘I want write an invite to my friend so I’ll have to go and get some
paper, some pens for drawing and colouring and then some sellotape to stick down
the envelope. I need to get Ollie’s name card too so I can write his name properly.’


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