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              St. John’s
            Church of England
             Primary School
                      2011-12
                     Johnson Street
                       Radcliffe
                  Manchester M26 1AW
           Tel: 0161 723 1078   Fax: 0161 723 3274



Executive Headteacher:                      Mr. M. Gate
Chair of the Federation Governing Body:     Mr. Don Binks
         Please read this booklet carefully
         and keep it in a safe place so that
        you can refer to it when necessary.
          If there is any other information
        about school, that you require, then
               please do not hesitate to
                      contact me.
          School Policy documents are
       available to all parents on request.
        Any changes to policy will be made
       known to parents through the school
                  Newsletters.




Should you require any further information from the
         Local Authority please contact:-

           Bury Education Department
               Athenaeum House
                 Market Street
                     Bury
                     BL9 OBN

                  Mr. M. D. Gate
                  Headteacher
This prospectus attempts to give you some useful information about the
school. We hope you find it useful in deciding which school to choose for
your child.

Parents wishing their child to be registered in school are invited to make an
appointment to speak to the Headteacher if they require any further
information.

If you have any queries please contact:

Mr. M. D. Gate (Headteacher)              Mr. D. Binks(Chair of the Federation)
St. John’s C.E. Primary School            c/o St. John’s C.E. Primary School
Johnson Street                            Johnson Street
Radcliffe                                 Radcliffe
Manchester                                Manchester
M26 1AW                                   M26 1AW


Telephone: 0161 723 1078           Fax: 0161 723 3274




We trust that your child will be happy with us and make good progress in
his/her time with us.
                         ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS
St John’s Church of England Aided Primary school has a strong Christian foundation.
Parents who wish their children to attend should be willing to support the Christian nature
of the school.

Pupils are admitted to the reception class in the September following their fourth birthday.
Names may be registered with us at any time from birth and application must be made on
the official form to the Headteacher.

The maximum number to be admitted this year is 30. Up to the intake limit all applications
will be accepted. If the school is over subscribed the following admissions criteria have
been adopted by the Governing Body to help in the selection of pupils.

     1. Looked After Children (children in local authority care)
     2. Whether the parents regularly and frequently worship at an Anglican Church and for
        how long.
     3. Whether the parents worship at another Christian Church.
     4. Whether the parents although worshipping in another faith wish their child to attend
         a Christian school because of its religious emphasis.
     5. Whether or not the applicant has any brothers or sisters already in school.
     6. Where the applicant lives in relation to the school and to other schools he or she
         could possibly attend.
     7. If the child has a Statement of Educational Need which names St John’s C.E. in the
        statement.
 Proximity to the school will be measured according to the shortest safe and practical
route.
 Siblings – children living at the same address, including step-brothers and sisters.
 Children living at more than one address, the address of the parent to whom child
    benefit is paid will be used.
The Governors have the right to refuse admission of any child to the school where they are
satisfied that such an admission would adversely affect an efficient education or efficient
use of resources.

APPEALS PROCEDURE
Any parent whose child is not admitted to the school has the right to appeal against the
decision. Appeals will be heard by the Diocesan Appeals Committee and an appeal must
be lodged within fifteen days from the date of the letter refusing admission. The letter
should be addressed to:
The Secretary, Church of England Appeals Panel
Bury Metro Education Service, Athenaeum House
Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BN
Application can be made for half-day places in the Nursery, in the September following the
child’s third birthday. Each application will be considered against the following criteria:
a)   One parent families.
b)   Delayed language and social development.
c)   Family difficulties, e.g. handicapped or chronically sick members.
d)   Lack of amenities in the home and neighbourhood.
e)   Low income and size of family.
Please remember that a place in our Nursery does not automatically guarantee a place in
the school, the admission arrangements still apply.
                MISSION STATEMENT
School                a place to love learn and grow.


Teaching              pupils to understand the world in which they live.


Journeying            towards positive self-esteem and a feeling of self-
                      confidence, where they are made to feel valued
                      and special

Opportunities         to achieve individual potential and aspirations.


High expectations     of achievement and behaviour.


Nurturing             and promoting a happy and caring environment within
                      the school and developing links with the wider
                      community.

Supports              Christian values while teaching tolerance of other
                      faiths.



Our Golden Rule is:   “Treat others how you would like
                       to be treated yourself”
                            INTRODUCTION

St. John’s is a Church of England (Aided) school and has close links with our
Church of St. Thomas and St. John, Blackburn St, Radcliffe.




Our pupils are aged four to eleven years and there are part-time places for
children aged three plus in our Foundation Unit.

In the current year our pupils are arranged in classes of mixed ability.

Foundation        1 Foundation unit       Key Stage 2       1 Year 3/4
Key Stage 1       1 Year 1                                  1 Year 5/6
                  1 Year 2


                                The Federation

For the year 2011/12, St. John’s is part of a federation of two schools,
Chapelfield Primary School being the other school in the Federation. This
means that there is one (Executive) Headteacher leading both schools for the
school year 2011/12. There is one Federation Governing looking after both
schools.

In the 2012/13 year, the school will operate either:

As a single school on its own with a new Headteacher,
or
Become part of Chapelfield Primary School
                    BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS




The main building of the school consists of seven classrooms; a hall which
serves as an assembly hall, dining hall and a gym; a Special Needs room;
Music/TV room; Computer Suite; the Reception Office and a fully equipped
kitchen.

The building immediately next door to the school, “High Meadow,” is a
Children’s Centre to which our school has close links.

Our grounds, including a large field, are well cared for and we are lucky to
have two separate playgrounds. There is a car park opposite the Main
Entrance to the school with ample parking.




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                       STAFFING 2011 – 2012

Mr      M Gate         Executive Headteacher
Mrs     D Binns        Year 5/6 Deputy Headteacher
Miss    C Kinch        Year 3/4
Mr      L Ashworth     Year 2
Mrs     G Callagahan   Year 1
Miss    S Lageard      Reception
Mrs     S Knight       Nursery


TEACHING ASSISTANT

Mrs    S Forrest
Mrs    D Shaw
Mrs    W Stott
Miss   V Wilks

SPECIAL SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Miss A Atkinson
Mrs. E. Chappell
Mrs J Crook
Mrs H Jones
Mrs J Nuttall

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

Mrs G Parkes

STAFF CLERICAL ASSISTANT

Miss K Hickey

CARETAKER

Mr T Gouhar

CLEANER

Mrs D Grady
Mrs M Blades
FEDERATION GOVERNORS OF CHAPELFIELD/ST JOHN’S C.E.
           PRIMARY SCHOOLS, RADCLIFFE
                    2011 – 2012




Chairperson        Mr D Binks        Community

Vice Chairperson   Mrs M Gooderson   Foundation

Headteacher        Mr M Gate         Executive Headteacher

                   Mrs T Asad        Parent

                   Rev C Brown       Foundation

                   Mrs D Bailey      Local Authority

                   Mrs W Bartley     Community

                   Mrs S Forrest     Staff

                   Mrs P Marsden     Parent

                   Miss D Noxon      Teacher

                   Mr   B Slingsby   Local Authority

                   Rev A Stokes      Community

                   Mrs B Walker      Foundation

                   Mrs L Weston      Parent

                   Mrs J Williams    Community
              SCHOOL TIMES AND ATTENDANCE

School starts, for all children at 8.55 am and finishes at 3.20 pm.

Lunch for the Key Stage One children is from 12 noon to 1.00 pm.
Lunch for the Key Stage Two children is from 12.15 pm to 1.15 pm.

For nursery aged children in the Foundation Unit morning sessions are from
8.55 am to 11.50 am and afternoon sessions are from 1.00 pm to 3.20 pm.

Parents are asked to ensure that their children do not arrive at school before
8.45 am but are at school in time to start promptly at 8.55 am.

Unless they are ill, children are expected to be in school for each session of
school.

Children will be marked late and counted as an unauthorised absence if they
arrive 5 minutes or later after the start of the school day.

Parents do not have a right for their children’s absence due to holidays to be
authorised. Family holidays should be arranged during school holidays in
order to ensure continuity of education for your child. It is only in exceptional
circumstances that a Headteacher has the legal authority to grant leave of
absence in term-time.

If there is an exceptional circumstance you must also ensure that your
request is made to the school at least two weeks before the start of the
holiday. (A request does not mean the holiday will be authorised). The law
does not allow for approval after the holiday.

If children have been ill the school should be informed before 9.00am
so that the attendance officer does not need to make an unnecessary visit.
When a child returns to school, he/she should bring a letter to his/her teacher
explaining the reason for the absence.

Please make necessary arrangements for children to be picked up
immediately after school. If you are unable to pick up your child personally
please notify the school with the name and status of the adult collecting your
child. This information will be checked on arrival. Please note, we cannot
allow your child to leave with adults we do not know or have not been
informed about.

Children under 16 years of age are not expected to be allowed to pick
up children from the nursery.
                          SCHOOL UNIFORM
It is expected that all children will wear uniform on normal school days. The
uniform consists of:

Girls
 Red Pullover / sweatshirt or cardigan
 White or red polo shirt
 Grey skirts/ pinafores
 Grey trousers (in winter)
 Black shoes

Boys
 Red Pullover / sweatshirt
 White or red polo shirt
 Grey trousers
 Black shoes


All children must have suitable clothing for PE and Games:

   Shorts (plain colour)
   Tee shirt (plain colour)
   Pumps
   Jogging bottoms or tracksuits can be worn for outdoor games in KS2

We are by law obliged to teach National Curriculum Physical Education and
we do not have the staff available to supervise children who do not have PE
kits.

As all children wear similar clothing please make sure all your child’s clothes
are easily identified with his/ her name.

School uniform can be purchased through the school. We usually order
uniform once a term and an order will be sent in June ready for the Autumn
term.

Jewellery

The Governors of the school have resolved that, ‘wearing of jewellery of
any description is not allowed’. Therefore children wearing jewellery will be
asked to remove it and the Headteacher will ensure that it is kept in a safe
place until the end of the school day. Younger children will have a letter sent
home requesting their removal for the next day. If children do have their ears
pierced, then plasters will have to be worn until they can be removed.
(approx 6 weeks)
                              CURRICULUM
At St John’s School our aim is to ensure the child’s development is a rich
rewarding and exciting experience, where every success, no matter how
small is noted and appreciated. This is a feature of the school.

The school follows the National Curriculum taught in all primary schools. The
Foundation Unit follows the Foundation Stage Curriculum

The National Curriculum aims to provide a broad, balanced curriculum for
children and the staff at St.John’s work hard to ensure that the national
Curriculum enriches the education of the children in our school. It is the
responsibility of the staff to ensure that all children make good progress in
their learning, whatever their ability and regardless of gender, race or
disability.

Currently, there is an emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy skills as without
these, progress in other important areas of the curriculum will be limited.

LITERACY
We aim to encourage children to communicate effectively, both in writing and
in speech. Children are encouraged to express themselves orally and in
written form and are taught handwriting, spelling and grammar.

We consider that the teaching of reading is vital throughout the school and try
to encourage children to read effectively and with understanding and
pleasure. We do this through a mixture of phonics teaching (learning how to
read and write letters and sounds) and Guided Reading (where children learn
to read in small groups taught by the teacher), with emphasis on
understanding what is being read, as well as simply reading the words

Writing will be taught in a similar way with whole class and group teaching to
help children write clearly, accurately and imaginatively for a wide range of
purposes and audience.

Teachers will give careful attention to teaching phonics, spelling, punctuation
and handwriting.

Please support your child with reading at home. This is extremely important
as children who read regularly at home make much better progress than
those who don’t. There are book prizes for children who read at home on a
regular basis and we ask parents to sign to say they have heard their child
read. We also ask you to read to your child as often as possible.

Classes visit Radcliffe Library on a regular basis and we would also
encourage you to take your child to the library yourself.
NUMERACY
Our aim is that our children should become numerate through learning Maths
concepts and being able to apply them in real-life situations. It is important
that children are able to perform calculations in their head as well as paper,
and to this end we are keen for all children from Year 1 upwards to learn their
multiplication tables as soon as they can. We ask for parental help in this too!

If any parents would like to find out about the schools approach to teaching
Maths, then they are welcome to come in to a Numeracy lesson.

SCIENCE
Science is taught throughout the school ensuring progressive development of
scientific knowledge, skills and understanding.

We aim to develop abilities such as observation, questioning,
experimentation, reasoning, evaluation and communication, plus attitudes of
curiosity, originality and independence of thought.

We also aim to develop in children an enjoyment of science.

INFORMATION, CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
Our aim is to develop the confidence of pupils in the use and application of
computers to prepare them for the world out of school.

We have a computer suite, which has 16 computer systems and it is used by
all the children in the school. There are also computers in every classroom
and all classes have interactive white boards. ICT is an integral part of the
curriculum.

An important part of this subject is teaching children how to keep themselves
safe when using the internet.

HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
We aim to increase the children’s understanding of the world they live in
through an examination of the history, geography, natural history and social
aspects of their immediate environment and a broader study of the world
beyond the realms of their normal experience. To bring children more closely
into contact with the community in which they live and in doing so, help to
make them aware that the culture of the community is their heritage, which
should be preserved and enriched.

To also develop an understanding of the interdependence of peoples and
nations.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
 To develop an understanding of the Bible through the use of stories
 To develop an understanding of Christian beliefs and the beliefs of other
  religions.
 To develop an understanding of the needs of other people.

The school is of Church of England foundation and there is a close
connection between the Church of St Thomas and St John and the school.
The children conduct services in Church during the year and all pupils are
expected to attend. Church related activities take place in school, the clergy
visiting weekly.

In accordance with today’s outlook, the school has a broadly based Christian
philosophy. The intention is that children come to understand Christian
values, as a result of both teaching and example, together with a developing
sense of people and their relationships in the family and the wider
communities.

Parents who wish to withdraw their children from Religious Education classes
or assemblies should make an application to the Headteacher in writing.

P.H.S.C.E ( Personal, Health, Social, Citizenship and Emotional.)
We aim to develop an understanding of the necessary social skills to enable
the formation of good personal relationships with peer groups and any other
age group; and to develop a positive attitude towards mental and physical
health. Some of this subject is taught within other areas of the
curriculum for example:
Science – sex education, drug awareness
Geography – caring for our environment
R.E. – moral issues
Literacy – speaking, listening and drama

Circle Time is used in all classes as a means of teaching P.H.S.C.E. The
children are given the opportunity of discussing issues and feelings that are
relevant to them, as well as local and world issues.

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
We aim to develop abilities such as problem solving, designing and
constructing and to develop an awareness of their environment. In school
we have a Science and Technology room equipped with a cooker, fridge, and
facilities for baking. We also have a wide selection of tools and equipment for
technology, including facilities for baking.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION, MUSIC AND ART
We aim to:

 Enable children to express their own ideas in different ways and in a
  variety of materials.
 Give opportunities for children to express their emotions through the
  making of music, drama, movement and the use of creative materials.
 Enable children to appreciate the work of craftsmen and women,
  musicians and artists of all kinds both past and present.

During the year we put on a wide range of concerts and productions and we
also join in with initiatives within the borough.

As part of the Art curriculum we endeavour to involve people from the art
world to work with the children. They have had the opportunity to work with
local artists and sculptors and our extra curricular Art Club is very popular!

SPORT
St John’s is a member of the Radcliffe Junior Schools Sports Association.
The school participates in inter- schools football and netball competitions
during the winter, cricket and rounders in summer as well as the swimming
gala and Jubilee sports. All children are encouraged and given the
opportunity to take part.

PE and games are an important part of the National Curriculum. All classes
have two PE lessons a week and cover gymnastics, dance and games. As
part of a sports initiative we have coaches coming in from high schools to
give children experience in a number of sports, including, basketball, girls
football, dance and gymnastics.

Outside school hours there is weekly training in netball and football during the
Autumn and Spring term. Cricket and rounders take place during the summer
term.

The school has a playing field and two playgrounds suitable for games,
depending on the activity.

Year 5 have daily swimming lessons for 4 consecutive weeks during the year.
They are encouraged to gain as many badges as possible during this time
starting with 5 metres and working up to bronze, silver and gold.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
From time to time children have special needs and these vary from individual
to individual. Children with learning difficulties or those experiencing
emotional or behavioural problems are helped through extra support in class
which is carefully planned in IEP’s (Individual Educational Plans).

Some children may be targeted for extra help in small withdrawal groups. The
school provides as much Special Need support as resources allow. Pupils
with a statement of special needs are provided with appropriate support from
a variety of sources, which range from particular equipment to additional
hours of non teaching support from Special Support Assistants.

CHILD PROTECTION and PERSONAL SAFETY

We take great care to ensure our children are safe in school and that they
learn the skills to keep themselves safe outside school too.

Our Child Protection Policy is on display in the Entrance Hall and we work
closely with outside agencies to ensure our children are well cared for and
protected from harm both inside and outside school.

Our Personal Safety Policy is designed to help children keep themselves safe
in whatever circumstances they find themselves outside school. There are
Key Messages for each year group in the school within this policy. There is
also a key phrase we teach the children to say if at any time they do not feel
safe – either in or out of school – “Can I have a word with you please?”

We also have an E-Safety and an Acceptable Use of ICT Policy which are
designed to keep children safe on the internet. Our Drugs Education Policy is
also important in ensuring our children learn the skills needed for them to
make informed, safe choices in future years.

There is a system in school for looking after younger children at lunchtime
using older junior children. This is our “Playground Pals” scheme and this
scheme reflects the caring ethos which is a feature of the school.

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY

St. John’s has strong values based on our Golden Rule “Treat others how
you would want them to treat you.” This ethos is clear from the way children
and staff treat each other and is a strong characteristic of the school.
Although bullying incidents are rare, we aim to give the “Keeping Safe”
agenda a high profile within school. The Anti-Bullying Policy plays an
important part in this. The children, through School and Class Councils, have
come up with an Anti-Bullying Charter reinforcing our Golden Rule.
                           ACHIEVEMENTS




There are a variety of awards, prizes and certificates given throughout school.


Children are awarded table points during the week for good work, attitude,
effort or behaviour. The table with the most points receive a small prize. This
encourages children to work hard and co-operative as part of a team.

Stickers are given for a wide variety of good choices, including 100%
attendance stickers every Friday. There is a weekly whole school attendance
competition called “Going for Gold” which rewards whole classes with good
attendance. At the end of each term there are special certificates and prizes
for children with 100% attendance during the term.

Each week, special certificates are awarded for Good Learning, Good
Behaviour and Good Manners at lunchtime. This latter award also carries it
with it an invitation to sit on the VIP table on the first day of the following
week, where special attention is given to the recipients of the award at a
specially decorated table with luxury drinks served!

The above rewards are given out at Achievement Assembly which takes
place every Friday. Parents are invited to this assembly if their child is
receiving an award. This is often a surprise for the children concerned as the
parents receive a personalised text message from school inviting the parent
to see their child receive the award,

Book prizes are regularly given out as a reward for regular reading at home.
We view reading at home with your child to be so important that a home
reading chart is displayed in every classroom to record each child’s
achievement at home. When a child’s target is reached, they receive a brand
new book as a prize. These book prizes are given out in Friday Achievement
Assemblies.
                   SCHOOL MEALS AND PAYMENT
The school has its own kitchen, and all children have a school meal or bring a
packed lunch.

A self-service cafeteria system operates. In the interest of safety, children
having a packed lunch are not allowed to bring glass bottles, large bottles
of pop, cans or breakable vacuum flasks. Hallal meals are available for
Muslim children.

The school operates a Healthy Eating Scheme and actively encourages
children to choose healthy options. We also encourage parents of children
having packed lunches to ensure that the contents are healthy too!

At the present time meals cost £1.90 per day, £9.50 per week payable in
advance on the first day of the week and unless meals are paid for we are not
allowed to serve any to the children. In these cases children must bring
sandwiches or go home for dinner.

It is important that when sending in any money to school it should be in an
envelope clearly marked with:-

   The child’s name           Name
   Year group/class           Year 1
   What the money is for      Dinners
   The amount enclosed        £9.50

The teachers and school secretary have lots of different monies coming in to
school and it is impossible to maintain strict records or keep track of the
money if we do not know which child has brought it in or what the money is
for. In certain circumstances it is possible to be flexible but we MUST be
aware of the situation. Sending a child in with no dinner money without any
contact from parents can cause unnecessary upset for the child. Parents
must take responsibility for ensuring that their child/children bring the food, or
dinner money, to ensure that they have something to eat at lunchtime.

If you wish your child to change from dinners to sandwiches or visa
versa this can only be done at the beginning of each half term. The
kitchen is run separately from the school and kitchen staff need to know
in advance if their catering numbers are going to change.
             SCHOOL COUNCIL and PUPIL VOICE
Our School Council is made up of children from Year 3 to Year 6. The
children have regular meetings with Mrs. Binns, or with Mrs. Shaw, and are
involved in certain aspects of the day to day running of the school. They
organise rotas, take responsibility for certain jobs around school and
represent their class when putting forward suggestions for improvement.

One of the most important roles of School Council is in developing school
policies. An example of this is the Anti-Bullying Policy, but their views on
many other policies such as Drugs Education, Health and Safety, and Sex
and Relationships Education, are sought. Staff discussions with pupils, and
pupil questionnaires, regularly take place. Acting on the concerns and
comments of our children, helps to keep all children safe and happy in school.



             PARENT FORUM and PARENT VOICE

We would like parents to play a full part, not only in their child’s education, but
in the life of the school as a whole. Every last Thursday of the month a
Parent Forum is held with the Headteacher. This is an informal meeting of
parents giving an opportunity for parents to give their views on school issues,
and for the Headteacher to listen to them and, wherever he can, to act on
them.

These meeting also give an opportunity for the Headteacher to explain
various school policies and procedures. Parent views in drawing up school
policies are sought in these meetings. Parent views on, for example, Drugs
Education and Sex and Relationships Education, are particularly important,
as these can be sensitive areas. Parental views are also obtained through
the use of questionnaires. Minutes of Parent Forum meetings are displayed
in the Main Entrance.

Regular Newsletters are sent to parents on a variety of school issues,
including many areas of school policy. Before a Newsletter is distributed,
parents receive a text message to say that a letter is coming home with their
child so that they make sure they receive it!

Parent consultation evenings are held every term. These are very important
for parents to attend. It is also important for parents to know that they can
make an appointment to speak to their child’s teacher about their child’s
progress at any other time during the year. Discusssion about your child’s
progress is not confined to Parents Evenings alone!
                      CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

A number of activities take place out of normal school hours, which are
organised voluntarily by the school staff. These are additions to or
developments of the regular school curriculum.

We endeavour to provide clubs, during school lunchtimes and after school
depending on the availability of the school staff.

These change from time to time and depending on the time of year, but
usually include:-




                        SPORTS

                        DANCE



                       TRIPS/RESIDENTIAL HOLIDAYS 


                        CHOIR      
                        ART/CRAFT CLUB


                        GARDENING CLUB (Groundwork)



                        Y6 BOOSTER CLASS




Recent additions to Clubs include Reading Club, Writing Club and Baking
Club.
                     IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Occasionally children are unwell or have accidents at school, which may
require hospital treatment.

In this event we need to know where you can be contacted during school
hours, either by address, or better still, a telephone number. If you are not
available to take calls we would appreciate the numbers of relatives or friends
who can be contacted. In an emergency it is particularly distressing for your
child – and sometimes dangerous – if we cannot contact you, or a
relative/friend. As we send regular text messages, a mobile telephone
number is a great help! Please fill in a contact form available from the school
office each time you change your mobile telephone number!

Please make sure that you have completed the Emergency form for your
child and that it is returned to school with your admission form, as this
information is so important in cases of illness or emergency.


                           SAFEGUARDING
The responsibilities for schools in the area of child protection are laid
down in the Children Act of 1989. Because of their day to day contact
with individual children during school terms, teachers and other school
staff are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse,
changes in behaviour or failure to develop. All staff at school are aware
of the need to alert Social Services when they believe a child has been
abused or is at risk of abuse or neglect.
                             SCHOOL VISITS
During each academic year pupils are given the opportunity to take part in
Educational visits to places of interest. These visits are undertaken with the
approval of the Local Education Authority and covered by the Authority’s
insurance cover and in this respect you must understand that while the staff
or other approved persons in charge of the party of the party will take such
care of the pupils as is reasonable in all circumstances, they cannot be held
responsible for death or personal injury which does not involve negligence on
their part, either during the visit or whilst travelling in connection therewith.

The Governing body are mindful of the fact that on visits made during normal
school hours every child should participate regardless of the ability to pay.

Visits of this nature will be financed by voluntary contributions and unless the
full cost can be covered in this way the visits will not be proceeded with. Any
parent who is unable to make a contribution because of hardship is advised
to discuss this with the Headteacher.


                      MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

Administration of Prescribed Medicines

The school’s Medical Policy states that medicines are not administered in
school. However, where it is extremely important for the welfare of the child,
a consent form needs to be completed by the parent/carer in person in the
school office. In such cases, a record is kept of every occasion medication is
given – and signed and dated.

Asthma

It is important that children who need inhalers have up to date inhalers in
school. These are kept in the office. Children will have access to their inhaler
at any time during the day. A separate inhaler should be kept at home.

Qualified First Aiders

Mrs. Knight is the designated staff member for first aid. Other qualified first
aiders in the school are Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Crook and Mrs. Stott. Their
qualifications are displayed on the outside of the Medical Room door.
                    REPORT ON ATTENDANCE
Overall attendance for previous years:

2007/08 Year:   92.2%
2008/09 Year:   93.7%
2009/10 Year:   92.9%
2010/11 Year:   92.7%

2011/12

Autumn Term: Overall attendance:          94. 48%

   a) Sessions missed through authorised absence            4.65%
   b) Sessions missed through unauthorised absence          0.87 %


Unauthorised absences are those for which no satisfactory explanation was
received by school from the child’s parents or legal guardian, or if a child
arrives a school after 9.05 am. Any unauthorised absences are referred to
the Local Authority’s Educational Welfare Officer each month.

Parents will receive a letter if their child’s attendance falls bellow 90%. Below
85%, absence is deemed to be “persistent absence” and is reportable.

Huge importance is placed upon daily, punctual attendance. Family holidays
in term time are not permitted unless they are deemed to be an “exceptional
case.” Requests for such absence must always be made in advance and
factors such as the time of year, and previous and current attendance rates
will be taken into account.


        ARRANGEMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION OF
                  COMPLAINTS
Arrangements have been made to provide a clear and accessible route for
parents, who after informal discussion with the Headteacher and staff, may
feel it necessary to institute a formal complaint.

The school’s Complaint’s Policy is available to view in the Main Entrance.

We encourage all parents/carers who may have concerns or worries to make
these known to staff as soon as they occur. Please do not wait!

				
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