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					                               The Building and Site




                                                Our accommodation provides resourced
                                                classrooms, a spacious multi-purpose hall, a
                                                purpose built library, a learning support
                                                room, two networked computer suites,
                                                food technology area, and well equipped
                                                shared areas throughout the school.




We benefit from extensive grounds which developed over recent years in order to
maximise the learning potential for pupils as well as providing a pleasant environment.




Our school benefits from having its own
outdoor, heated, 20 metre swimming pool.
From May to October swimming tuition
takes place during the school day and,
often, recreational swimming is often run
by the PTA in the evenings and summer
holidays.




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                                  How To Find Us

Our school is situated in a pleasant residential area, about one mile north of the
centre of Romsey. Newcomers to the district may find the directions below helpful in
locating us.

From the centre of Romsey and from the south, take the A31 Winchester Road from
Romsey and, after passing under two railway bridges, turn left into Cupernham Lane.
Turn right into Woodley Lane. At the second set of child crossing signs, marked
“Cupernham Schools”, turn right into Kinver Close and right again into Bransley Close.
Continue past the garages to the Cupernham site. Please park in the car park outside
of the school gates. Our School is on the right as you enter the school grounds.

From Winchester, turn right into Cupernham Lane after passing the BP garage at the
top of the hill. From there follow the directions as in the previous paragraph.




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                        Admission Policy 2009/2010

Hampshire County Council is the admission authority for all community and
voluntary controlled primary and secondary schools. The admission arrangements
are determined by the County Council, after statutory consultations.


The County Council will consider first all those applications received by the published
deadline of midday on Friday 21 November 2008. Late applications (i.e. those
submitted after midday 21 November 2008) will be considered after all on-time
applications have been fully processed unless exceptional circumstances merit earlier
consideration. Letters to parents offering a primary school place will be sent by the
County Council on 23 January 2009.

The published admission number (PAN) for Cupernham Junior School for 2008-
2009 is 60.


For the main admission round, all preferences will be considered simultaneously and
ranked in accordance with the admission criteria. If more than one school can offer a
place, the parent‟s highest stated preference will be allocated.

If the school is oversubscribed, places will be offered in the following priority
order. Places for late applications will be allocated using the same criteria:


1.    Children who are in the care of a local authority or provided with accommodation
      by that authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989. (A
      letter from the Children‟s Services Department confirming the child‟s status
      must be provided.)

2.    Children or families who have a serious medical, physical or psychological
      condition which makes it essential that the child attends the preferred school
      rather than any other. (Appropriate medical or psychological evidence must be
      provided in support.)


3.    Children living within the catchment area of the school who at the time of
      application have a brother or sister (including children living as siblings in the
      same family unit) on the roll of the preferred school or its linked infant school
      on the same site and who will still be on roll at the time of the sibling‟s
      admission.




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4.    Children living within the catchment area of the school who live closest to the
      school, based on a straight line measurement from the school to the entrance of
      the property.

5.    Children living outside the catchment area of the school who, at the time of
      application, have a brother or sister (including children living as siblings in the
      same family unit) on the roll of the preferred school or its linked infant school
      on the same site and who will still be on roll at the time of the sibling‟s
      admission.

6.    Children living outside the catchment area of the school who live closest to the
      school, based on the measurement of a straight line from school to the entrance
      of the property.



      N.B. School Closures statement.
      In the event of a school closure, pupils from the closing school may be given a
      higher priority (for example this might include the child being treated as in-
      catchment) within the admission criteria for any school nominated as the
      receiving school. Specific arrangements will be determined by the Local
      Authority in accordance with School Admissions Code and will be published at
      the time for the specific schools affected by a particular closure.

Siblings
Criteria 3 and 5 includes children who at the time of application have a sibling for
whom the offer of a place at the preferred school has been accepted, even if the
sibling is not yet attending.

Distance measurement
If the school is oversubscribed from within any of the above categories, the distance
criterion (see 4 and 6 above) will be used to prioritise applications. This method of
prioritising admissions will also apply to any „school specific‟ criterion unless otherwise
stated in the school brochure. Schools will specify in their brochure the point(s) at the
school from which measurements will taken. Distances to multiple dwellings will give
priority to the ground floor over the first floor and so on. On individual floors,
distances will be measured to the stairs leading to the communal entrance.

Multiple births
If the last pupil to be offered a place within the school‟s published admission number
(PAN) is a multiple birth or same cohort sibling, any further sibling will be admitted, if
the parents so wish, even though this may raise the intake number above the school‟s
PAN. The PAN will remain unchanged so that no other pupil will be admitted until a
place becomes available within the PAN.

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Pupils with statements of special educational needs
The governors will admit any pupil whose final statement of special educational needs
names the school.

In-Year Fair Access placements by the local authority

The local authority must ensure that all pupils are placed in schools as quickly as
possible. It may therefore sometimes be necessary for a pupil to be placed by the
local authority, or a local placement panel acting on behalf of the authority, in a
particular school even if there is a waiting list for admission. Such placements will be
made in accordance with the provisions of any protocol approved by the Admission
Forum, based on government guidance. If an admission raises the number on roll above
the PAN, no further pupil will be admitted from the waiting list until a place becomes
available within the PAN.

                                      Waiting list

When all available places have been allocated, schools will operate a waiting list.
Parents who wish their child to be included on the waiting list must inform the school
in writing. Any places that become available will be allocated according to the criteria
of the admission policy with no account being taken of the length of time on the
waiting list or any priority order expressed as part of the main admission round. In-
year fair access and school closure arrangements will take priority over the waiting
list.

The waiting list will be reviewed and revised –
     each time a child is added to, or removed from, the waiting list;
     when a child‟s changed circumstances will affect their priority;
     at the end of each school year, when parents with a child on the waiting list
        will be contacted and asked if they wish to remain on the list for the following
        school year.

Parents may keep their child‟s name on the waiting list of as many schools as they wish
and for as long as they wish.

Deferred entry to Year R
Pupils reach statutory school age at the beginning of the term following their fifth
birthday, but, in Hampshire, most pupils are admitted as rising fives. Places for pupils
whose parents wish to defer entry to Year R may be held open until the beginning of
the spring term of the academic year of the child‟s fifth birthday. Places will not be
reserved beyond this date. If parents of summer born rising fives wish to defer their
admission until they reach statutory school age, admission will be considered for Year
1, their appropriate year group.


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                 Personnel

Headteacher                  Mr K Geary

Deputy Headteacher           Miss S Vittle

Teaching Staff               Mr J Applegarth
                             Mrs L Emery
                             Mrs J Farmer
                             Mrs Daniels
                             Miss H Liddle
                             Miss T Payton
                             Mr G Rouse
                             Mrs S Schofield
                             Miss Jewell
                             Miss L Smith
                             Mrs L Taylor



Learning Support Staff       Mrs J Chant       Mrs M Monkhouse
                             Mrs S Gard        Mrs P Robertson
                             Mrs T Fripp       Mrs C Simpson
                             Mrs L Hawkins     Mrs W Storey




Librarian                    Mrs J Chant

Administrative Officer       Mrs S Cooper
Assistant                    Mrs S Merritt

Caretaker                    Mr G Brick
Cleaners                     Mrs M Leach
                             Mrs J Ricketts
                             Mrs Brown

Lunchtime Staff
Senior Supervisory           Mrs J Chant
Assistant
Supervisory Assistants       Mrs H Brown
                             Mrs L Hawkins
                             Mrs M Leach
                             Mrs J Ricketts


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                              The School Governors

The school governors are:-

Chair of Governors
Dr Bryan Bolton, 38 Westering, Romsey

Local Education Authority Representatives

Mr David Edwards, 4 Bishops Court, Eastleigh
Mr Andrew Tolfts, 71 Westering, Romsey
Ms Louise Broomfield, 5 Warren Gardens, Romsey

Parent Representatives

Mr James Bastow, 7 Cedar Lawn, Romsey
Mrs Elizabeth Prinsep, 9 New Road, Romsey
Dr Christopher Yea, Sylvan, Belbins, Romsey
Vacancy

Community Governors

Dr John Darby, 5 Heather view Close, North Baddesley
Mr Mike Richardson, Mareda, 5 Cupernham Lane, Romsey
WPC Wendy Steward, Hedge End Police Station, Hedge End, Southampton
Mr Timothy Glenton, 2 Kingsglover Cottages, Romsey Road, Kings Sombourne

Headteacher

Mr Kelvin Geary, Cupernham Junior School

Staff Representatives:-

Mrs Sara Schofield, Cupernham Junior School
Miss Sarah Vittle, Cupernham Junior School

Clerk

Mrs Sue Cooper, Cupernham Junior School




                             Partnership With Parents

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As parents, you can help your child to gain confidence and achieve success in many
ways. Some of them are listed here - not in order of importance.

          See yourself and the school as partners in education.

          Keep in touch with the school at every opportunity.

          Help your child to be organised by:-

                 naming everything she/he brings to school
                 sending any money in a clearly labelled envelope
                 checking for notes regularly and returning slips as requested.

           Take an interest in what happens each day and use the home reading
            guideline (see page 15).

           Telephone or send a note if your child is absent.

           Keep the school informed about special circumstances such as medical and
                personal needs.

We value the importance of good liaison with parents and offer opportunities for this.

If you have a concern which you would like to raise with a class teacher please contact
the school office.

We arrange formal consultations for progress reports in the Autumn and Spring Term
with a written report given in the Summer Term.




                                  Policy on Dress


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Children at Cupernham Junior School are proud to wear their uniform. We believe it
fosters a sense of belonging and encourages children to feel part of the school
community. The vast majority of parents value the existence of our uniform and we
are pleased to see that this is maintained. The predominant colour is royal blue.



Boys Wear
White/pale blue shirt
Grey trouser/shorts
Plain socks
Black/royal striped tie*
Royal blue jumper*
Sensible shoes (not trainers)
Girls Wear

White/pale blue blouse
Grey skirt or trousers
Tights or socks                        .
Black/royal striped tie*
Royal blue cardigan/jumper*
Sensible shoes (not trainers)
Pale blue/white checked or
striped dress (Summer)



Boys P.E. Wear
White T-shirt*
Black shorts*
Girls P.E. Wear
White T-shirt*
Black shorts*
Dark tracksuits are optional for
outdoor use only


Items marked with an * are available
from the school office.



            PLEASE MARK ALL CLOTHING WITH YOUR CHILD‟S NAME


School Meal Provision                          HC3S, our school caterers, offer a
                                               healthy meat or vegetarian option
                                               everyday. Children make their choice
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each morning. Meals should be paid for          will have access during the school day.
in advance. Money for any such meals
that will be required during the week,
should, if possible, be brought in on
                                                              Homework
Monday in a marked envelope. The
present cost is £1.90 per day (£9.50
                                                Class teachers set homework in line
per week).
                                                with our agreed policy. All children are
                                                encouraged to take home school reading
Children may bring sandwich lunches.
                                                books. Parents are asked to encourage
These are eaten in the hall under
                                                children not only to read to them but
supervision. We ask you to make sure
                                                also to talk about books. The learning
drinks are provided in a safe container
                                                of spellings and multiplication tables is
(not glass).
                                                also a weekly expectation. Copies of our
                                                Homework Policy and Guidelines are
      Free Meal Entitlement                     included at the back of this prospectus.

Children are entitled to free meals if
their families are in receipt of Income                     Lost Property
Support or Child Tax Credits. If you
think that your children may be entitled        Children are encouraged to care for
to free meals, please ask at the school         their own property in school and we ask
office for details.                             that parents mark items with their
                                                child‟s name. We cannot be held
                                                responsible for items lost in school.
         Break Time Snack

Freshly baked bread rolls, a glass of
milk or fruit juice and
fruit are available from
the kitchen at morning
playtime at a cost of 25p.
The only snack children are allowed to
bring in for break time is fruit.
                                                            Parents‟ Cars
         Access to Water

                                                Parents are requested not to bring cars
Research shows that drinking
                                                inside the gates. The danger to
sufficient water is necessary
                                                children is too great. Please use
to assist children‟s learning.
                                                the car park on the left at
For this reason we encourage
                                                the approach to the
children to bring bottles of
                                                school. Parents
water to school to which they
                                                collecting children from
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school are asked not to obstruct the               the proposed arrangements in advance.
approach roads or neighbours‟                      Please return all acknowledgement slips
driveways.                                         promptly. For transport to offsite
                                                   activities the local Authority has
                                                   automatic insurance cover for
                                                   compulsory cancellation, injury and
           Charging Policy
                                                   illness, loss of money and personal
                                                   property. A copy of the insurance
In accordance with the Education
                                                   certificate detailing the extent of the
Reform Act, charges are not normally
                                                   cover is available from the school. Only
made for any activity which takes place
                                                   coaches with seatbelts fitted are used
in school hours but voluntary
                                                   for educational visits and all educational
contributions may be invited. We
                                                   visits and journeys are organised in
inform in advance when contributions
                                                   accordance with Hampshire County
                 are to be requested.
                                                   Council guidance and regulations.
                  There may be a
                                                   Children will be seated one to a seat in
                  charge for the supply
                                                   all cases.
                  of ingredients or
                  materials for a
                 finished product when
       parents have indicated in                            Class Organisation
advance that they wish to own the item.
Charges may be made for activities                 Children are grouped into classes of
provided wholly or mainly outside school           mixed ability. Keeping class numbers to
hours when these activities are an                 an acceptably low level is a priority. We
optional extra. A charge of £20 per                resolve the difficulties of uneven year
term is made for pupils undertaking                groups in the most beneficial and
musical instrument tuition.                        practical way as they occur.
                                                              School Houses

                                                   Children are divided into four “houses”
                                                   on entry to the school. They are named
                                                   after trees found within our grounds –
          Educational Visits
                                                   Birch,
We make use of educational visits to
extend children‟s learning where it is
appropriate. When arrangements are
made for pupils to leave the school site
to participate in activities elsewhere
(e.g. for an educational visit) the pupil‟s
parents will normally be given details of                                      Oak,

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                                                this will then be recorded in your child‟s
                                                annual report.


                                                            Jewellery
Pine                                            Jewellery is not allowed in school
                                                for safety reasons. Children may
                      and Walnut.               wear watches, as long as parents
                                                are happy that they can be
                                                responsible for them. Children with
The vertical groupings for houses               pierced ears should wear STUD
facilitate small assembly groups,               earrings only. All earrings MUST be
sporting activity groups and the                removed by the child for games, P.E.
opportunity for “competition” in the            and swimming lessons.
best sense of the word.
                                                                Medical

       Attendance and Absence                   In the case of accidents or
                                                sickness of a child, first aid is
School sessions are from 8.50 am until          given for minor accidents.
12.15 pm and 1.15 pm until 3.20 pm.             If further treatment is
Children should not be on the premises          necessary we try to
before 8.30 am. When a child is absent          contact a parent and/or
a note of explanation should be sent on         arrange for the child to be taken to
or before the day of return to school.          hospital Casualty Department.
A telephone message from parents is an
acceptable alternative. When a doctor
                                                               Medicine
has stated that a child has a notifiable
disease, we would be grateful for early
information by telephone or letter.             Our normal policy is that no medicine
                                                should be brought into school. If
If a child leaves school for medical or         exceptional circumstances exist where
dental appointments it is assumed that          the taking of medicine at school is
the parent has made the necessary               unavoidable, these should be discussed
arrangements and takes full                     with the school.
responsibility. We do not allow children
to leave during the school day
unaccompanied. Please collect your                              Asthma
child from the reception area.
Where a note or telephone call is not                            Medical opinion
received after an absence it has to be                            encourages children
recorded as an unauthorised absence,                             to be responsible for
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any necessary inhaler. These should,             to all parents. If you are interested in
therefore, be kept by the pupil to use           taking a more active role please contact
as required. Any parent who has                  the P.T.A. secretary via the school
concerns about this arrangement should           office.
discuss it with the Headteacher.



                 Sport
                                                         Secondary Transfer
Sporting activity has always been
                                                 At the end of the summer term of the
important to our school and will continue
                                                 year in which they are eleven, on or
to be so in the future.
                                                 before 31st August, children transfer
                                                 to a secondary school. Early in the final
Our main aim is to maximise the
                                                 year at Cupernham, the parents of all
sporting opportunities for pupils both
                                                 children concerned will receive a
within the curriculum and through
                                                 booklet that outlines the provision for
extra-curricular activities.
                                                 secondary education in the area, and
We believe that
                                                 the procedure for applying for a school
competition within
                                                 place.
the school, as well
as between
ourselves and
neighbouring schools,                  is
important and helps to
teach children valuable lessons of
fairness, determination, good
sportsmanship and winning and losing.



  Parent / Teacher Association

This association exists to foster good
relationships between staff and parents
as well as to engage in supportive
activities which promote the welfare of
pupils and assist the provision of
educational resources.                              Extra-Curricular Activities

There is no annual subscription, and             Regular extra-curricular activities are
notice of all P.T.A. events is circulated        offered at different times throughout

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the school year. Examples of these
include:
       Computers, samba drums,
       football, netball, gymnastics,
       French, golf, rugby, Cross
       country, cricket, rounders, choir,
       gardening, swimming and wake up
       club.




                          Guidelines for Home Reading

The main aim is to ENCOURAGE children to read. This applies to readers of all
abilities. It is therefore, most important to make reading a PLEASURE.

Parents or other adult readers can help by making sure that:

            Reading happens in a comfortable place without distractions.

            Sessions are regular and not too long.

            There is time for discussion (about pictures, words and stories)

            A variety of reading material is offered: stories are not the only sources
             of interest.

            Repetition of books/stories is included.

            Different kinds of support are used to suit the need (e.g. listening,
             reading together, taking turns and reading to).

            The child succeeds - even if it is only in comprehension at times.


                                       Remember

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       The best way to help your child when “stuck” is to PAUSE
                                                   then PROMPT
                                                   then PRAISE
       This means
                  Give him/her time to look and think.
                  See if the picture or context or rest of the sentence helps.
                  Sometimes sound out the first part of the word.
                  Sometimes simply tell him/her the word in order to keep
                   the flow.
                  Quiet praise encourages further effort.

       Building confidence is essential. Do not rush on to more difficult books.
       Even good readers need plenty of practice at the level they are reading
       comfortably. Easy reading encourages fluency, difficult books cause
       frustration.

Whatto do before reading with your child.
    Find somewhere quiet.
    Make it an enjoyable experience for both of you.
    If beginning a new book ask your child why they chose it and spend a few
     minutes discussing what they think the story will be about.
   If continuing a story spend a few minutes discussing what has happened so far,
     what has happened to the main characters and predicting what will happen
     next.

Children who need support with reading.
If your child is stuck on a word you could try one of the following:
    Let them read on. They may be able to work out the word from the rest of the
       sentence.
    Point to a picture if it helps them with the meaning.
    Give them the first or last sound and see if they can read the word.
    Sometimes read the word for them to keep the flow.
    Read along with them for encouragement.
    Regular short sessions are best, about ten to fifteen minutes.
    Praise your child for reading well!

Children who are competent, fluent readers.
    Help with the meaning of individual words – use a dictionary.
    Discuss the characters and story development – how settings and characters
       are portrayed in stories.
    Give opportunities to share their opinions about their book.
    Ask questions which will help them to find deeper meaning in the text rather
       than just the literal meaning.
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      Help them to understand the differences between fact and opinion in non-
       fiction texts.

Activities which will enhance your child‟s progress in reading.
   Visit the public library.
   Let them see you reading.
   Read stories together and talk about them.
   Read with them and talk about ideas in:- information books, newspapers,
        magazines.
   Encourage them to read everyday print for instance: manuals, catalogues, TV
        guides.




                              Cupernham Junior School
                                      Child Protection Policy



Cupernham Junior School fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection.

Our policy applies to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. There
are five main elements to our policy:

      Ensuring we practise safe recruitment in checking the suitability of staff and
       volunteers to work with children.
      Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children with the
       skills needed to keep them safe.
      Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting
       cases, or suspected cases, of abuse: emotional, psychological, physical and
       sexual.
      Supporting pupils who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed
       child protection plan.
      Establishing a safe environment in which children can learn and develop.


We recognise that because of the day to day contact with children, school staff are
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       Establish and maintain an environment where children feel secure, are
        encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
       Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can
        approach if they are worried.
       Include opportunities in the PSHE curriculum for children to develop the
        skills they need to recognise and stay safe from abuse.


We will follow the procedures set out by Hampshire County Council and take account of
guidance issued by the Department for Education and Skills to:

       Ensure we have a designated senior person for child protection who has
        received appropriate training and support for this role.
       Ensure we have a nominated governor responsible for child protection.
       Ensure every member of staff (including temporary and supply staff and
        volunteers) and governing body knows the name of the designated senior
        person responsible for child protection and their role.
       Ensure all staff and volunteers understand their responsibilities in being
        alert to the signs of abuse and responsibility for referring any concerns to
        the designated senior person responsible for child protection.
       Ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibility placed on
        the school and staff for child protection by setting out its obligations in the
        school prospectus.
       Notify social services if there is an unexplained absence of more than two
        days of a pupil who is on the child protection register.
       Develop effective links with relevant agencies and co-operate as required
        with their enquiries regarding child protection matters including attendance
        at case conferences.
       Keep written records of concerns about children, even where there is no need
        to refer the matter immediately.
       Ensure all records are kept securely, separate from the main pupil file, and in
        locked locations.
       Develop and then follow procedures where an allegation is made against a
        member of staff or volunteer.
       Ensure safe recruitment practices are always followed.


We recognise that children who are abused or witness violence may find it difficult to
develop a sense of self worth. They may feel helplessness, humiliation and some sense
of blame. The school may be the only stable, secure and predictable element in the
lives of children at risk. When at school their behaviour may be challenging and

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defiant or they may be withdrawn. The school will endeavour to support the pupil
through:

       The content of the curriculum.
       The school ethos which promotes a positive, supportive and secure
        environment and gives pupils a sense of being valued.
       The school behaviour policy which is aimed at supporting vulnerable pupils in
        the school. The school will ensure that the pupil knows that some behaviour
        is unacceptable but they are valued and not to be blamed for any abuse
        which has occurred.
       Liaison with other agencies that support the pupil such as social services,
        Child and Adult Mental Health Service, education welfare service and
        educational psychology service.
       Ensuring that, where a pupil on the child protection register leaves,
        their information is transferred to the new school immediately and that the
        child‟s social worker is informed.

Use of CRB checks for parents/volunteers and governors



We recognise that parents and other volunteers perform a vital role within everyday
school life and that allowing a range of visitors access can enrich the school ethos. We
are committed to ensuring that all parents, volunteers and governors are aware of
their responsibilities and what is expected of them in regard to child protection. This
is done through the following:

       Ensure all parents/volunteers and governors agree to the schools „do‟s and
        don‟t when working with children‟
       Ensuring appropriate supervision of parents/ volunteers and governors when
        working with children
       Ensure all parents/volunteers with unsupervised access („unsupervised‟ is as
        deemed by professionals) are CRB checked. All unsupervised access situations
        will be risk assessed.
       Ensure any parents/volunteers transporting children (as part of school
        business) other than their own are CRB checked.




                                         Code of Conduct
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 “DO‟s” AND “DON‟T‟s” OF WORKING WITH CHILDREN AT
             CUPERNHAM JUNIOR SCHOOL

It is essential that all staff working in schools are conscious of how they should
conduct themselves to minimise the risk of finding themselves as the subject of any
child protection processes. Any issues will be treated in the strictest confidence.

“DO‟s”

        Read and follow the school‟s child protection procedures
        Report to the Headteacher any concerns about child welfare/safety
        Report to the Headteacher any concerns about the conduct of other school
         staff/volunteers/contractors
        Record in writing all relevant incidents
        Work in an open and transparent way
        Discuss and report any incidents of concern or that might lead to concerns
         being raised about your conduct towards a child.
        Report to the Headteacher any incidents that suggest a pupil may be
         infatuated with you or taking an above normal interest in you.
        Dress appropriately for your role
        Avoid physical contact with children
        Allow children to change clothes with levels of respect and privacy appropriate
         to their age, gender, culture and circumstances.
        Use humour to defuse difficult situations
        Avoid working in one-to-one situations with children
        Ask for support if faced with challenging behaviour


                                     “DON‟T‟s”

        Take any action that would lead a reasonable person to question your
         motivation and/or intentions
        Misuse in any way your position of power and influence over children
        Use any confidential information about a child to intimidate, humiliate or
         embarrass a child
        Engage in activities out of school that might compromise your position within
         school
        Don‟t use physical restraint: report any issues to a member of staff
        Give personal gifts to children
        Communicate with pupils in inappropriate ways.
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      Arrange to meet with pupils in closed rooms
      Use physical punishment of any kind
      Confer special attention on one child unless this is part of an agreed school
       plan or policy
     Transport pupils in your own vehicle without prior management approval
     Abuse your position of trust with pupils
     Take photos of children unless specifically requested by a member of staff
     Allow boundaries to be unsafe in more informal settings such as trips out, out
       of school activities etc.
Review: January 2009




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