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									                     Every Child Matters at Cippenham Infant School Policy

                                       Believe and Achieve Together


This policy was formed as part of a staff Inset day focused on Every Child Matters,
especially ‘Every Child Matters Change for Children in Schools’ published by the DfES
2004. Staff were led through the Green Paper; introduced to the Children Act 2004 and
worked from the 5 outcomes in the Change for Children document: to be healthy, to be
safe, to enjoy and achieve, to make a positive contribution and to achieve economic well-
being. The following document is a reflection of what we do well at school, evidenced from
our Self Evaluation (SEF) and from the Ofsted inspections, September 2005 / 8.


That every child at Cippenham Infant School will have full access to a broad and balanced
curriculum enabling achievement today, and for the future, of the desired five outcomes.

To Be Healthy

 All children receive a bifold document encouraging their parent/carer to provide a
  healthy lunchbox for them. The canteen offers a varied diet consisting of the main food
  groups and pupils are rewarded with stickers for choosing healthy options.
 Children are not allowed sweets, unless they are for sharing with the class as a
  birthday or other special celebration.
 In Year 2 the Science curriculum includes healthy bodies taught through exercise, food
  and drugs/medicines awareness.
 In Year 1 in Design Technology the curriculum focuses on food technology with
  particular reference to fruit and vegetables.
 Circle Time throughout the school promotes educational health.
 Children are encouraged to bring water bottles to school and new water fountains have
  been installed in the playground.
 Children are encouraged to take good care of their bodies in the sun and are advised
  to apply long lasting sun lotions at home. They are also encouraged to bring hats to
  shield eyes and faces and, if allergic to sun cream, to bring cool cotton shirts to cover
  up bare arms.
 The school participates in the free milk for children under five years old.
 The school participates in the 5-a-day fruit and vegetable scheme.
 The school provides allocation of 120 minutes structured PE time as recommended by
  the Government. Additional physical exercise is currently taken by using the adventure
  trail, cricket and basketball facilities as well as our additional sports clubs and coaches
  and using new outdoor play equipment on the playground.
 The school collects vouchers for free PE equipment and has made recent purchases
  for lunchtime play equipment using these.
 The school is a smoke-free zone. No smoking is permitted on the school premises
  including the playground.
 The school has achieved national Healthy Schools status and is working towards
 A whole school nutritional policy is in place.
 A whole school physical activity policy is in place.
 The children are encouraged to participate in the annual ‘Walk to School’ week.

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To Be Safe

 Risk assessments are in place for activities taking place in school, such as the use of
    scissors or cooking equipment, and for outside school, such as out of school visits.
   The school regularly seeks advice from the Local Authority (LA) regarding Health and
    Safety issues to ensure it is fully compliant with the law in all respects.
   The school promotes Road Safety and takes part in the annual road safety competition
    run by the LA.
   The school has an active Travel Plan.
   The Governors have a Health and Safety and Premises Committee which meets termly
    and reports back to the full Governing Body.
   Personal, Social and Health Education is taught weekly and covers a diverse range of
    topics within this remit.
   The school has always put the safety of its children at the centre of all it does; this
    includes the installation of quality perimeter fencing and gates that can only be
    accessed by a code or via the school office.
   There is a Missing Child Policy, which gives clear guidelines on how to look for a child
    reported missing. This includes the procedure for releasing children to parents/carers
    at the end of the school day.
    Supply teachers have a handbook to inform them of school protocol relating to child
   Children are encouraged to wash their hands after using the toilet and before
   Children must walk around the school.
   Teachers and support staff remind children of basic safety rules each term, e.g. the use
    of scissors.
   Fire drills are held regularly and recorded in a book held in the office. The fire alarm
    system is tested weekly by the caretaker.
   Each room in the school has a red card placed by the door. If there is an emergency a
    child following adult instruction can take the card to the nearest adult to request
    immediate help.
   All support staff and office staff have First Aid training.
   The Medical Room contains photographs of children requiring specialist medication.
   The school has two full-time adults in each class and employs additional staff. There
    are always plenty of adults on the premises. The school has a rota of parent helpers.
   All staff and helpers have an enhanced CRB check.
   Electrical equipment is tested annually as is the PE equipment.

To Enjoy and Achieve

 The Foundation Stage holds workshops so parents can help children to get ready for
 Year 2 classes and the Headteacher choose prefects to take on responsible duties
  throughout the school.
 There is an active School Council made up of two pupils from each KS1 class.
 Academic achievement, notable progress and good behaviour are awarded with
  Headteacher stickers in weekly assemblies. Children may also see the Head or Deputy
  during the school week for a special sticker.
 The children and staff are involved in the target setting process.
 Children take responsibility for their own learning.

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 Parents/carers and families are invited to special assemblies throughout the course of
  the school year.
 Children are encouraged to share their certificates, medals etc for activities participated
  in outside school as part of the weekly celebration assembly.
 Teachers plan lessons to make learning fun. Children are encouraged to be active
  learners and are taught using visual, aural and kinaesthetic approaches.
 New equipment has been purchased to keep children active at lunchtime (see To be
 The Headteacher keeps a special book to record children’s good work.
 Teachers give their own awards for good work and behaviour.
 Lunchtime staff also award children with stickers.
 Teachers keep thorough records of children’s progress.
 The school offers a range of extra-curricular activities, such as multi-skills, cookery,
  street dance, football and art.
 Throughout the year the school invites visitors to talk to or perform for the children.
 Each class also participates in an off-site visit.
 The school works with local businesses and companies to provide additional resources
  for the children, e.g. The Prince’s Trust.
 Teachers look for innovative and creative ways to deliver the curriculum, e.g. through
  cross curricular topic based learning.
 All children are encouraged to take responsibility, such as being a table leader, register
  monitor or line leader.
 The school takes part in events such as performing with other schools and inter –
  borough competitions.
 Children’s work is sensitively displayed throughout the school. Parents are invited in to
  see their child’s work as part of the termly parent-teacher meetings. Meetings are held
  in the afternoon and evening to enable working and non-working parents to attend.
 Parents are invited to parent-teacher meetings to discuss progress. EMA and SEN
  teachers are available to talk to parents.
 Parents and grandparents are invited into school each term to work alongside their
 The school expects homework to be completed and this is relayed to all parents
  through the Home School Agreement.
 The school has a first rate ICT suite, which is in regular use.
 The school employs additional staff for EMA, SEN and A,G&T children to be taught in
  small groups and on a 1:1 basis.
 The school is proactive in seeking help from and working with outside agencies in
  securing the best education for all its children.
 Staff are encouraged to seek professional development and all teaching staff are part
  of the Performance Management cycle.
 Foundation Stage external moderation and Key Stage 1 SATs were exceptionally good
  in 2009.
 The school received accreditation as an ‘outstanding’ school following its Ofsted
  Inspections in the Septembers of 2005 and 2008.

To Make a Positive Contribution

 Children receive praise and rewards for behaviour and effort as well as academic
 Weekly assemblies celebrate all achievement, in and out of school.
 All children are involved in the target setting process.
 The school provides positive role models through: the behaviour of all staff, governors,
  helpers and working mothers.
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 The school supports local and national charities, e.g. Jeans for Genes, Children in
  Need, Comic Relief and disaster funds.
 The children take part in Slough Singing Festival, plant bulbs and flowers in the school
  grounds, take part in various competitions and lead a full and active role in the
 A bid was won for a local business to create a Science Garden for the school. Children
  were included in the design and creation of this project and they will have responsibility
  for the maintenance and future development of the garden.
 Visitors are invited to school to share their lives with the children, e.g. the local vicar
  takes assemblies and children are taught about different religions sometimes by
  parents who may be celebrating Diwali or Eid.
 Children can be teachers and share what they know about religion, festivals, sport and
  hobbies for example, with the rest of their classmates.
 Prefects take responsibility for a number of jobs in school, e.g. delivering registers to
  classrooms, meeting and greeting special visitors, shutting down the computers at the
  end of the day, playing with children from the Buddy Bench.
 The school has an active School Council with children from each class in Years 1 and
 Children are invited to stand up and speak in class, in assemblies and in school plays;
  this contributes to the above average abilities of our children in speaking and listening.
 The school invites elderly and vulnerable people from the local community to watch our
  Harvest and Christmas assemblies and plays.

To Achieve Economic Well-Being

£ The school actively supports local and national charities.
£ Children write to local shops and businesses to seek support for the Summer Fete and
  Christmas Fayre.
£ The school makes an annual bid to the Slough Public Hall Trust for funds to purchase
£ The school hosts work experience students through the Education Business
  Partnership; teaching students from St. Mary’s College Twickenham.
£ The school is proud to employ a large number of people who are from the local
£ The school has a list of voluntary helpers.
£ There is a highly active Parents’ Group, who organise fundraising activities such as the
  summer fair and cake sales to purchase additional items for the children. The new look
  library was provided with funds raised and the School Council have chosen items to
  purchase for happy playtimes.
£ The school provides additional staff for specific groups of children to ensure that all
  children are entitled to their right to succeed to the best of their ability.
£ A system has recently been established for governors to make more regular visits into
  school and to have governors linked to subject areas and/or classes.
£ The school is proactive in ensuring that the children have the best resources available;
  this includes careful budget management, practising the principles of best value to
  purchase new furniture and furnishings, and to maintain the high standard of
  decoration throughout the school.
£ Children are encouraged to take responsibility for school resources; if they lose or
  damage a reading or library book a fee of £5 or £10 has to be paid.
£ All children have equal access to cost incurring activities, whether their parents/carers
  can make a financial contribution or not. Parents/carers can make payments for visits
  or trips in instalments.

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£ The EMA teacher works hard to ensure that parents with little or no English know about
  English courses to help improve their language.
£ There are recycling boxes in each classroom to encourage children to care for the
£ Children take responsibility for looking after their classrooms and keeping them neat
  and tidy.
£ Uniform is kept to the bare essentials and is non-profit making to ensure that all
  parents/carers can provide this for their child.
£ The school is keen to work with local businesses and companies to provide additional
  benefits for the children, e.g. The Prince’s Trust redecorated out playground.
£ The school utilises the talents of parents and governors to enhance provision for the
£ The school is proactive in enabling the staff to seek professional development. Training
  is closely linked to the needs identified through the School Development Plan and is
  reported back to the governors ensuring accountability for training undertaken and
  costs paid.


The Role of the Governing Body

The Governors of Cippenham Infant School monitor the work of the school on a regular
basis, for example:
 The Headteacher provides the governors with a written report each term.
 Copies of all letters to the parents are also sent to Governors to ensure they are kept
   fully informed of school events and news. This includes the termly curriculum
   information provided by each year group.
 There are sub-committees of the governing body to monitor all aspects of the schools
   work – Finance, Health, Safety and Premises, Personnel.
 Curriculum Subject Leaders make reports to the governors about their curriculum

The Role of the Staff

The staff at Cippenham Infant School work tirelessly to provide a broad and balanced
curriculum which meets the needs of all its children. The highest standards are always
expected from staff and children. Staff are kept well informed of children’s needs and work
closely with parents, specialist staff and outside agencies to ensure that best practice is
both implemented and shared.

The Role of the Headteacher

The Headteacher is responsible for teaching and learning at Cippenham Infant School and
works hard to ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop to his or her full
potential. The Headteacher is responsible for employing staff of a high calibre and for
keeping open avenues of communication between all members of the school community to
ensure that no child ‘slips through the net’.

  We believe that we offer every child in our care the potential to one day achieve the five
           outcomes and to be what they want to be and to do what they want to do.

Date: January 2010
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