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									   GRANGE PRIMARY SCHOOL
                      Webb Street, London, SE1 4RP
            Tel: 020 7771 6121           Fax: 020 7771 6109

                            Headteacher: Mrs Maddy Webb
                       Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Tessa Holledge
                        Assistant Headteacher: Mrs Joy Budhan




                PROSPECTUS



                    Welcome to
               Grange Primary School



The information in this booklet is correct at the time of compilation in July 2008.
Any alteration to information contained within the prospectus will be circulated to
                        parents in periodical newsletters.
                           Grange Primary School Prospectus




                           CONTENTS


Mission Statement and Aims & Objectives                       Page 4

Governors and Staff List                                      Page 5

Governors Role                                                Page 6

School Organisation                                           Page 7

School Procedures                                             Page 8-11

The Curriculum and Learning at Grange                         Page 12-18

Extra-curricular Information                                  Page 19

Pastoral Care                                                 Page 2 0-21
     First Aid - accident / injury / illness
     Lunchtime Supervision
     Bullying - How it is viewed and dealt with
     School Security
     Messages

Behaviour Policy                                              Page 22

LEA Information
     Nursery oversubscription                                 Page 23
     Complaints Procedure                                     Page 23




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Headteacher: Madeleine Webb

Chair of Governors: Jolyon Tibbitts

Grange Primary School is a County Primary School for girls and boys
aged 3 to 11 years old in the London Borough of Southwark.




Grange Primary School, Webb Street, London, SE1 4RP
Telephone: 020 7771 6121, Fax: 020 7771 6109


Local authority:   Children’s Services
                   London Borough of Southwark
                   John Smith House,
                   144-152 Walworth Road
                   London, SE17 1JL.
                   Telephone 020 7525 5001.




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                       MISSION STATEMENT

“We promise that we will give all the children in our care
the best possible education, in a safe, caring and happy
                     environment.




                  Statement of Aims and Objectives
   to celebrate children’s achievements
   to raise levels of achievement in school
   to develop the full potential of each child
   to have high expectations
   to recognise and value the differing backgrounds and experiences of all and build
    upon them
   to ensure full access to the curriculum for each child
   to develop independence, self-motivation and a passion for learning
   to develop children’s sense of self and well being
   to promote a welcoming, safe, secure, caring and disciplined environment
   to promote good communication
   to develop positive relationships with everyone based on mutual respect
   to educate for life long learning and living in a changing multi cultural society
   to provide an environment which is stimulating and challenging
   to promote the involvement of parents, carers and the wider community




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                                 THE GOVERNORS
Mr Jolyon Tibbits - Chair
Dr Angela Venters                                      Mr Martin Sommerton
Miss Angie Monid                                       Miss Catherine Varnon
Mr Graeme Brown                                        Mrs Kathy Shaw
Mr Alan Bugg                                           Mr Ebenezer Daitey-Osabutey
Mrs Menagai Rethinasamy                                Mr Tobias Latham
                            Mr Earl Legister
Clerk to Governors, Nicole Galea, Children’s Services Southwark, John Smith House,
144-152 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1JL.

                                       THE STAFF

Headteacher – Mrs Maddy Webb
Deputy Headteacher – Mrs Tessa Holledge
Assistant Headteacher – Mrs Joy Budhan

Teaching Staff
Mrs Sue Crossland                                      Miss Michelle Russell
Miss Louise Russell                                    Miss Ruth Webb
Miss Rebecca Dunkin                                    Miss Amina Rahman
Miss Nicola Jones                                      Miss Annabel Needham
Mr Huw Tiplady                                         Mr Alan Bugg
Mrs Silje Hoyden                                       Miss Sarah Wragg
Miss Tina Grey                                         Mr Phil Wain (EMAG & Special Needs)

Learning Support Staff
Miss Norma DeSani                                      Mrs Funke Hammond
Miss Shirley Jones l                                   Mrs Toyin Taiwo
Mrs Gill Murray                                        Miss Stephanie Mitchell
Mrs Grace OkeFamakinde                                 Mrs Julie Davies
Miss Kat Kolodziejczyk (Learning Mentor)

Mrs Kathy Shaw                                         Mrs Sue Mitchell
Mrs Salma Pervaiz                                      Mrs Mandy Howard
Miss Claire Pooke                                      Mr Joseph Howard
Miss Kelly O’Connell                                   Mrs Jan Codrai
Miss Natasha Tomlin                                    Miss Kerry Pelling

Midday Meals Staff
Miss Kelly O’Connell                  Mrs Kathy Shaw                  Mrs Sue Mitchell
Mrs Jan Codrai                        Miss Shelley Hawkes             Ms Beverley Banks
Mrs Emma Dare                         Mrs Gill Murray                 Miss Rose Simpson
Mrs Shirley Jones

Home School Support
Ms Diane Ketteringham - Home/School Liaison Worker
Dr Miriam Poulton - Migrant Community Support Worker

Administrative Staff
Mrs Kim Edwards – Bursar                               Miss Kay White – Admin. Assistant

Premises                                               Catering
Mr Robert Davies - Premises Officer                    Mr Richard Quinn, Catering Manager


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                              GOVERNORS ROLE
The Governors are an integral part of the structure of the school. They work closely
with the headteacher, staff and parents to ensure that Grange Primary School
continues to be a thriving and successful school.

The Governors are appointed in several ways: four are appointed by the London
Borough of Southwark; one is a teacher representative; four are representatives of
parents; one is representative of the support staff, four are co-opted by the
Governors for their areas of expertise. The Headteacher is also a Governor. The
Clerk to the Governors is the Strategic Director of Education and Lifelong Learning
and he sends a representative to our meetings to support governors.




The Governing Body has responsibility for:
- Raising achievement
- Delivery of the curriculum
- Care and safety of the children and staff
- Appointment of staff
- Management of the budget
- Maintenance of the building


The whole governing body meet at least three times a year, however, a lot of work is
undertaken in various sub-committees and working groups. These are:

Curriculum & Special Needs Committee
Premises Committee (Incorporating Health and Safety
General Purposes Committee
There are also Capability, Complaints, Disciplinary, Exclusion & Grievance Panels
which would meet when necessary.




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                        SCHOOL ORGANISATION
Grange Primary School is a Community Primary School with 286 girls and boys from
the ages of 3-11.

Classes
We will have 11 classes at the start of the academic year. These are grouped by
age:

Foundation Stage Years and Key Stage 1
      1 x Nursery Class                                       3/4 year olds
       (Nursery usually has 12 full time, 13 a.m. and 13 p.m. part time children)
       2 x Reception Class                                    4/5 year olds
       1 x Year 1 Class                                       5/6 year olds
       1 x Year 1/2 Class                                     5/7 year olds
       1 x Year 2 Class                                       6/7 year olds
Key Stage 2
       1 x Year 3 Class                                       7/8 year olds
       1 x Year 3/4 Class                                     7/9 year olds
       1 x Year 4 Class                                       8/9 year olds
       1 x Year 5 Class                                       9/10 year olds
       1 x Year 5/6 Class                                     9/11 year olds
       1 x Year 6 Class                                       10/11 year olds

School Times
Nursery (Sun Class)               Morning 9.00a.m. - 11.25a.m.
                                  Afternoon 1.00p.m. - 3.30p.m.
                                  Full Time 9.00a.m. - 3.30p.m.
Infants & Juniors                 8.55a.m. - 12.15p.m.
                                  1.15p.m. - 3.30p.m.

SCHOOL TERM DATES for 2008/09
Autumn Term- September 2008 to December 2008
1st Half of Term starts: Wednesday, 3rd September – INSET DAY
                         Thursday, 4th September – Children return to school
                         Half term: 27th October to 31st October (inclusive)
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2 Half of Term starts:   Monday, 3rd November – Children return to school
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Term ends:               Friday, 19 December

Spring Term – January 2009 to April 2009
1st Half of Term starts:  Monday, 5th January – Children return to school
                          Half term: 16th February to 20 February (inclusive)
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2 Half of Term starts:    Monday, 23 February – INSET DAY
                          Tuesday 24th February - Children return to school
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Term ends:                Friday, 3 April
Summer Term – April 2009 to July 2009
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1 Half of Term starts:    Monday, 20 April –Children return to school

Half term:                        25th May to 29th May (inclusive)
                                  Monday 1st June – INSET DAY
                                  Tuesday 2nd June – INSET DAY
2nd Half of Term starts:          Wednesday 3rd June – Children return to school
Term ends:                        Tuesday 22nd July
                                   A further INSET day to be arranged


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The start of the day
Children for the Nursery with their parents/carers wait by the nursery gate for a
9.00a.m. start, and for the afternoon session for a 1.00p.m. start.

At 8.55a.m. children line up in their classes, the infants in the infant playground, the
juniors in the junior playground.

A Breakfast Club starts at 8.00a.m. for children from Reception class and older. A
reasonable charge is made for the food available.

Children who are late should use the main entrance.

The end of the session/day
Please collect nursery children from the nursery at 11.25a.m. for the morning session
and 3.30p.m. for the afternoon and end of full time session.

Year 1 children are collected from the Bottom Hall; Year 2 children from their
playground and the juniors from the side door by the nursery entrance at 3.30p.m.
Parents are asked to wait for their children to come out of school. Please make sure
that you pick up your children on time.

Enquiries
Please would all visitors report to the school office. The school office will be open for
parent enquiries from 8.30am – 9.30am, and in the afternoon between 3.30pm and
4pm. It is advisable to make an appointment if you wish to discuss any matter with
the Headteacher.or your child’s class teacher, it is best to make an appointment via
the school office. Unless specifically instructed, visitors to the school, including
parents, are not permitted to enter restricted areas of the school, e.g. classrooms.
There is a comfortable seating area for parents and visitors to wait for appointments
with school staff.

Emergency Contact
All parents/carers are requested to fill in an Emergency Contact Form in September
giving daytime telephone numbers as well as home numbers. Please make sure that
we have these emergency contact telephone numbers for you in case we have to
get in touch with you during the day.

Please also let us have the name of a friend or relative who would be able to deal
with any problems during the day in case parents cannot be contacted. Would you
please make sure that you let us know of any changes of address or telephone
number throughout the year. A land-line telephone number is preferable as mobile
telephones are expensive to call and we wish to devote as much money as possible
to buying books and equipment for your children.




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Absence
Please let us know if you child is going to be away from school for a planned
absence, for example a hospital, dentist or doctors’ appointment.

If your child is away through illness we need a message by phone on the first day of
illness. When your child returns please send a note into school. We need to know
about all absences. It is important that all children come to school every day. We
need to have a record of all absences, i.e. medical appointment, or illness etc.
Attendance and punctuality is monitored by Children’s Services - Southwark and the
Education Welfare Service. Children should arrive on time every day for school.
Our Home/School Liaison Officer may contact you if you do not let us know your
child is away. If we do not know why your child is away then it is an un-authorised
absence.

                        Be on time at five to nine!

Holidays during term time
Please do not take your children out of school for holidays during term time as this
disrupts their education. However, we do realise that some times this is unavoidable.
The Headteacher can only allow up to 10 school days a year. Please fill in a holiday
request form (available from the school office) before you go away for the
Headteacher to sign if your holiday is during term time. Any additional days are
counted as unauthorised absences

Emergencies
If you have to take your child out of school during the day in an emergency, please
come to the office before collecting your child and sign them out.

Secondary Transfer
Children from Grange Primary School transfer to a great number of schools in the
September after the end of year 6. A meeting for Year 6 parents to inform them of
their options about secondary education is held in the previous autumn term.
Individual interviews to advise parents on procedures are also held if requested.




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Security
All the main external entrance doors to the school are locked using digital locks.
Please use the main school entrance door when you come to the school and go to
the school office. We have CCTV cameras which cover all entrances to the school
grounds.

School Lunches and Free Meals
A balanced midday meal is available at £1.75 per day. School meals should be paid
for in advance at the beginning of each week. Should you feel you may be entitled to
a free school meal please contact the school office to fill in a form to apply for them.
Your child may, if they wish, bring a packed lunch to school which should not contain
sweets, chocolate or fizzy drinks. We promote healthy eating.

Children should not vary their lunch requirements between school meals and packed
lunch . We ask parents to inform us at the beginning of term or half term if their child
wishes to change from a school meal to packed lunch.


Charging Policy
Pupils will not be charged for material used in their work in school.

It is sometimes necessary to ask parents to make a voluntary contribution for school
trips both day and residential. No child may be excluded by the school if they are
unable to make the voluntary contribution. If enough voluntary contributions are not
received then the trip may have to be cancelled. Most trips are subsidised by the
school.

A charge may be levied if your child causes damage to school property or resources.

School Uniform
Grange Primary School has a school uniform which all children are expected to wear.
A school sweatshirt and polo shirt in royal blue with the school logo are available
from the school office at a reasonable cost. We have recently added a reversible
jacket to our range which is both warm and waterproof. Book bags are also
available. School uniform is sold on Wednesday mornings between 8.30 and
9.30a.m.

Our winter uniform consists of:
   Grange sweatshirt (available from the school)/royal blue jumper, cardigan, sweatshirt
   white shirt/blouse
   grey or black trousers, skirt or pinafore dress
   tie, (available from the school)
for the warmer weather:
   blue short sleeved T-shirt with the Grange School logo (available from the school)
   white short sleeved shirt
   grey/black shorts/trousers, blue checked or striped dress

PE kit is T-shirt and shorts, bare feet for indoor sessions, suitable footwear for
outdoor sessions and tracksuit bottoms (optional).




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Parent and Volunteer Helpers
We are very keen to encourage both parents and volunteers to help in school.
Helpers work with groups of children e.g. in art, or science, to hear readers, help with
cooking and with other curriculum areas. We also ask parents to accompany us on
some Educational trips. Please contact the school office for information.

Lost Property
Please mark all of your children’s clothing, particularly school uniform, coats, gloves
scarf, PE kit and any clothes that your child may change in or out of during the day
etc. with your child’s name. If your child loses an item of clothing in school, please
check the lost property which is kept by the Parents Room. Any un-claimed items
are disposed of at the end of each term.

Jewellery & Personal Items
Please do not send your child to school with any valuable jewellery we cannot accept
responsibility if it is lost or damaged. Please ensure that any jewellery your child
wears is not dangerous, i.e. signet rings, dangling earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
Children have to remove their jewellery for all PE sessions. If earrings are worn
these should be small studs or hoops.

It is not advisable for children to bring money to school unless it is payment for trips,
school meals (which should be handed in at the school office) or for the breakfast
club. Sweets and drinks are not allowed. Water is available throughout the day from
drinking fountains in the playground and available from water dispensers throughout
the building.

Children are discouraged from bringing mobile phones to school.
No responsibility is accepted for personal items brought to school that are
subsequently lost or damaged.




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                               THE CURRICULUM

How Children Learn
In order to learn successfully children need to have:
 Positive self images through knowing they are valued for themselves.
 Equality of opportunity to gain full access to the curriculum.
 An atmosphere of positive relationships, stability, structure and security in which to
   learn.
 Well developed personal and social skills and a sense of morality together with
   sensitivity to others’ needs.
 A stimulating environment, appropriate tasks and tools.
 The opportunity to express themselves creatively and apply their skills and
   knowledge through problem solving and first hand experience.

The National Curriculum
English, Mathematics, Science and ICT form the Core Subjects in the National
Curriculum. RE (Religious Education) is a compulsory subject, though children may
be withdrawn from RE lessons. Consequently, these five important areas are
allocated the greatest amount of teaching time in the school day.

In addition there are seven foundation subjects: Art, Design & Technology,
Geography, History, Music, PSHE (personal, social and health education), and P.E.
(Physical Education). Together all these subjects help to provide a broad and
balanced curriculum for our pupils and are taught in themed topic areas as part of
the Creative Curriculum.

These subjects are described in the National Curriculum Documents which are
available in school.




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School and Southwark Attainment

Grange Primary School National Curriculum results are as follows:

Key Stage One (age 7)
% achieving Level 2 or above
                                              2005                2006   2007
Reading           School                      76%                 67%    62%
                  Southwark                   80%                 78%    78%

Writing           School                       68%                62%    62%
                  Southwark                    76%                74%    72%

Maths             School                       84%                86%    78%
                  Southwark                    87%                85%    85%

Science           School                       73%                79%    68%
                  Southwark                    83%                81%    80%


Key Stage Two (age 11)
% achieving Level 4 or above
                                              2005                2006   2007
Reading          School                       75%                 77%    79%
                 Southwark                    79%                 80%    80%

Writing          School                        38%                40%    76%
                 Southwark                     59%                58%    64%

Maths            School                        69%                49%    67%
                 Southwark                     67%                69%    71%

Science          School                        81%                74%    85%
                 Southwark                     78%                80%    82%




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                            LEARNING AT GRANGE
The teaching staff organise work, other than the core subjects for each class around
themes selected for interest and appeal to the children. In this way, we are able to
draw on the children’s enthusiasm and enjoyment to develop their understanding
across the range of subjects.

The curriculum for each age group is carefully planned to meet the needs of all the
children. It is important to challenge the intellect of able children and to give extra
support to those who have learning difficulties.

CORE SUBJECTS
ENGLISH
The English curriculum is directed towards the achievement of high levels of literacy
in Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing. A sound grasp of these skills will
enable children to make good progress in all other areas of the curriculum. English
is therefore, taught as a subject in its own right and across the curriculum through
topic work. We introduce children to a wide range of language learning experiences
involving individual, group and whole class situations.

Speaking and Listening: Speaking and listening is crucial in the drive to improve
literacy. Circle time and drama activities are used to support and extend children’s
language. From the Nursery, children are encouraged to develop the vocabulary
with which to express themselves clearly and confidently. In role, they can explain
and justify their opinions within a context that raises their awareness and self
esteem. Good listening skills are taught using the sounds and rhythm of language
through stories, rhymes and songs. We appreciate the importance of a child’s first
language as a vehicle for the development of competence in both spoken and written
English. Bilingual learners are actively encouraged to make use of their home / first
language. Children are given the opportunity to speak to an audience when
presenting their work in class or in assemblies.

Reading: Our aim in the teaching of reading is to extend the range of children’s
reading and to encourage personal responses to literature which will stimulate their
curiosity and heighten critical awareness. We introduce children to a wide range of
language learning experiences involving individual, group and whole class situations.

Writing: In the teaching of writing, children are encouraged to regard themselves as
‘real’ authors and to learn the strategies which authors use. We ensure they have
opportunities to write for a variety of audiences, including their peers. Their skills as
writers are developed using a range of texts which provide them with ideas about
layout, style and content. They are taught to use language effectively and
appropriately within the context of the writing. They are expected to use grammar,
punctuation and spelling with increasing accuracy.

It is important for children to see their writing as a means of communicating for a real
purpose and to a specific audience.




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MATHEMATICS
At Grange, our aim in the core subject of mathematics is to ensure that all pupils gain
good quality access to and experience of a wide variety of concepts.

Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)
The focus in this age group is to become ‘confident and competent in learning and
using key skills’ through practical activities. In this way children will get a wide range
of experiences in:
 counting / sorting / matching
 recognising and making patterns
 working with: numbers (including larger than 10) / shapes / space / measures
 mathematical understanding to be developed through: stories / songs / games /
    imaginative play/practical investigations

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of mathematics through practical
activity, exploration and discussion. They learn:
 to count, read, write and order numbers to a 100 and beyond
 to develop a range of mental calculation skills and use these confidently in
    different settings
 about shape and space, building on their understanding of their immediate
    environment
 to understand mathematical language using it to talk about their methods and
    explain their reasoning when solving real-life problems

Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Pupils use the number system more confidently progressing from counting reliably to
calculating confidently using all four number operations (+, -. , x). Pupils will try to
solve a problem mentally before using any other approach. The Key features (in
addition to those above) are:
 using number to well beyond a 1000 (years 5 and 6)
 exploring and describing the features of shape and space
 developing their accuracy in measuring skills
 discussing and presenting their methods and reasoning using a wide range of
   mathematical language, diagrams and charts.

The National Curriculum Document and Requirements
There are four attainment targets within the Mathematics. They are listed below with
their areas of focus:
    AT1:      Using an applying mathematics
              Making decisions to solve problems;
              Developing mathematical language and communication;
              Developing mathematical reasoning.
    AT2:      Number
              Developing an understanding of place value;
              Understanding the relationships between numbers and developing
              methods of computation;
              Solving numerical problems;
              Classifying, representing and interpreting data (KS1).
    AT3:      Shape, Space and Measures
              Understanding and using patterns and properties of shape;

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              Understanding and using properties of position and movement;
              Understanding and using measures.
    AT4:      Handling Data (KS2)
              Collecting, representing and interpreting data;
              Understanding and using probability.

These are explored in a number of ways through interactive class, group or individual
teaching. This encourages the learning of mathematical knowledge and concepts,
through investigation, consolidation and revision.

SCIENCE
Science is one of the core subjects of the National Curriculum. We believe that a
broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of
ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. The school’s scheme of work
ensures that all children have access to the programmes of study for each
attainment target at an appropriate level. A variety of starting points and activities
are planned in such a way as to encourage full and active participation by all the
children. Throughout the school, children will be developing the scientific skills of
observing, predicting, hypothesising, recording and drawing conclusions. This will
lead to children learning to work as a scientist, planning and undertaking scientific
investigations.

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
ICT has a critical role in enhancing the learning process at all levels and age groups.
At Grange we use ICT to support and extend the teaching and learning of other
subjects, developing pupils’ capability by drawing on their experiences across a
broad range of activities, including and going beyond the National Curriculum. So
that ICT is used to enrich and extend learning by supporting collaborative work,
independent study, problem solving and developing initial ideas.
Above all we aim to help pupils acquire confidence and pleasure in using ICT,
becoming familiar with some everyday applications and so realising and using its full
potential.

Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)
ICT forms part of the Early Learning Goals under the area of knowledge and
understanding of the world. The focus in this age group is to become familiar with :
     the correct procedures for turning the equipment on / off
     some of the positions of the keys on the keyboard and their function
     the ‘mouse’ and its affect on the screen with a variety of applications and activities

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
Pupils explore ICT and learn to use it confidently and with purpose to achieve
specific outcomes. They start to use ICT to develop their ideas and record their
creative work. They become familiar with software and hardware functions. They
learn to :
     develop ideas and make things happen through word processing / information
      retrieval and giving instructions
     exchange and share information by presenting it in a variety of forms and presenting
      their completed work effectively
     review, modify and evaluate their work through review. description and discussion
      with peers and staff



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Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)
During these four years pupils use a wider range of ICT tools and information
sources, to support their work in other subjects. They develop their research skills
and make decisions about what is needed to progress their work. They begin to
question the quality and presentation of information. They build on the skills learned
previously and enhance these progressively though the use of more sophisticated
programs. Additionally they learn to :
     refine and widely use their research and classification skills (internet and CD ROM’s)
     use multimedia packages / refine sequences of instructions and explore simulations /
      models
     communicate with a varied audience through ‘controlled’ e-mail and the internet

The National Curriculum document and requirements
There is one attainment target within Information and Communication Technology.
This covers all the areas described above and describes pupils’ attainment
progressively, through a number of ‘Level Descriptions’.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
At Grange, in R.E. children are encouraged to listen with respect and sensitivity to
other children, adults and visitors to the school, stories, poetry and music. R.E. will
contribute to pupils spiritual growth through the development of skills, processes,
attitudes, practices and exploring the beliefs of their own faiths and those of others
and reflect upon their own experiences.

Children at Grange are encouraged to recognise and value different backgrounds
and experiences, through daily assemblies, class activities, festivals and the ethos of
the school.

If you wish to withdraw your child/children from participation in RE, please inform the
Headteacher in writing so that alternative arrangements can be made for your child.

FOUNDATION SUBJECTS - THE CREATIVE CURRICULUM

All of the above subjects are part of the creative curriculum. In conjunction with these
subjects skills in History, Geography, Music, Art and Design Technology are taught.
Through selected termly themed topics, each year group ensures that subject
knowledge and skills for life are learnt and developed. These skills are embedded in
the learning intention for each lesson taught as set out in the National Curriculum
guidelines and are cross curricular. The underlying principles of the learning
intentions for each lesson taught include elements of organisation, planning,
questioning, thinking creatively, hypothesising and exploring, amongst others. The
creative curriculum is concerned with identifying and linking commonalities in each
subject. This encourages children to identify and use skills, making links across
subjects, and prevents a compartmentalised view of learning. Skills are taught in line
with the National Curriculum expectations and are transferable between subjects.
Teaching in this way enables all the learning intentions that are expected to be
covered in the year to be taught. The creative curriculum allows for consolidation
across each subject.

Physical Education (PE)
Grange aims to provide a range of opportunities for children to develop physically
and in terms of knowledge, understanding, development of skills and application.
Team games, both competitive and non-competitive are used to promote team work
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throughout the school. Through working together and achieving personal goals
children build upon their sense of self worth. The P.E. curriculum covers games,
gym, dance, athletics and swimming (in the juniors). Young children in Reception
wear vest and pants or knickers, while older children bring shorts and T-shirt.
Trainers or plimsolls are needed for games.

Some extra curricular sports are held after school.


Sex Education
Sex education takes place in line with the Science National Curriculum. Parents
would be consulted before any other sex education was to be taught at Grange
Primary School.

Changes to the delivery of Sex Education are likely within the next two years;
following the procedures for statutory consultation and agreement.


Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Children at Grange identified with SEN are supported in line with the ‘SEN Code of
Practice’. Early identification and assessment of needs is a focus at our school,
consequently younger children experiencing learning difficulties will be supported
more urgently. Differentiated activities are offered thereby enabling SEN children to
benefit from the curriculum on offer in their class. With clear procedures and
monitoring it is possible to ensure that the varied needs within SEN are continually
met.




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                   EXTRA CURRICULAR INFORMATION
Clubs
We encourage children to take part in extra-curricular activities including clubs.
These are after school, mainly for junior aged children and include; gym, dance and
football, in addition other sporting clubs are arranged at different times of the year.

Parent and volunteers help teachers to run these clubs. We are very grateful for all
their help.

English Classes for adult speakers of other languages
Free English classes are available at the school. Anyone from the local community
may register and come in for weekly sessions. Please let the school office know if
you are interested.

EMAG (Ethnic Minorities Achievement Grant)
EMAG is the name used to describe a project that aims to give linguistic and cultural
support to the school by the funding of a support teacher. This support helps to
ensure that all children with English as an additional language, refugees, black and
ethnic minority pupils have access to the curriculum and take full part in the life of the
school. We have a part-time teacher who supports pupils, teachers and parents.
Support is also available for travellers.

The EMAG teacher works alongside class teachers to develop children’s English
language and ensure that the relevant activities are adapted to these children’s
needs. An important part of the role is to value and develop the status of a child’s
first language (or mother tongue) and the range of cultures in our community.
Generally pupils who are more fluent in their first language, become more fluent in
English.

Additionally support is provided to teachers in terms of: planning, assessment and
the distribution/use of appropriate resources in order to raise ethnic minority
achievement. Newcomers to the school are provided with support as they settle into
life at Grange.

Volunteers and Parental Involvement
We encourage volunteers to assist in the school. We currently have volunteers
working in the classroom supporting reading, maths, science, after school clubs,
educational trips and assemblies. They are parents, people from the community,
local business and Haddon Hall Baptist Church. Volunteers are trained and given
support in their invaluable work in the school. We are always looking for more
volunteers.




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                                PASTORAL CARE

                                   CARE CODE
   We are all proud of our achievements as members of Grange Primary School.
                We always try our hardest to care for each other by:

                                 Helping each other
                               Listening to each other
                     Being kind and friendly towards each other
                              Looking after our school
                   Doing our best and trying our hardest at all times
                          Being sensible and keeping safe
                                          and
                           Always doing what we are told.

First Aid
We have several staff who hold ‘First Aid’ certificates. They are able to care for
children if they feel ill or have an accident in school. A note is sent home in the case
of bumps/bangs to the head. You will be contacted in case of emergency.

Please ensure that we have your current and relevant telephone numbers, so that
we are able to contact you or a friend or relative.

Lunchtimes
Parents and their children have three options for their lunchtimes. They can either
have a school meal, a packed lunch or go home. We want to make sure that all our
children enjoy their lunch break and to help them we have a group of hard working,
dedicated, Midday meals Supervisors who work at the school during lunchtime to
look after your children.

Most children behave well, however those who are unable to behave are reported to
the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher and are given two warnings, if this does not
work then a letter is sent home. Regrettably, if a child continues to misbehave they
will be sent home at lunchtime and parents will have to make their own
arrangements for their children.

Bullying
We do not tolerate bullying of any kind at Grange Primary School. If this occurs, it is
dealt with swiftly, firmly and in line with the school’s Behaviour Policy. Please inform
us if your child is unhappy at school or is being bullied as sometimes children tell
their parents and not their class teacher. We always encourage children to tell an
adult in school if they are being bullied.

School Security
We always have an adult on duty in school from 8.45a.m. to 3.45p.m. to care for and
supervise children. Please make sure that your child comes to school after 8.45a.m.
(except if they are attending Breakfast Club when they are expected to sign in
between 8 and 8.30 am); and is collected at 3.30p.m. Clubs that run after school
have a teacher and/or adult responsible for children’s safety.




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Messages
We have an answerphone for leaving messages outside school hours. In term time
the office is open between 8.30a.m. and 4.00p.m.

Home/School Liaison Worker
We have a part-time member of staff whose work it is to help us improve our
attendance and punctuality. This involves talking with parents whose children are
late and contacting parents who do not inform us of reasons for their child’s absence.
A lot of her work is concerned with children being late, so . . .
                             Be on time at five to nine!

The Home/School Liaison worker also provides support for the few children who find
it difficult to behave and children undergoing emotional difficulties. She is a qualified
counsellor. Any concerns you have about your child can be made to her directly or
through the Headteacher, class teacher or school office. She is also able to offer
support to parents who are having difficulties themselves.

We have a number of free classes for parents at the school which you are most
welcome to attend. We welcome parent involvement at all levels in the school.




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                              BEHAVIOUR POLICY
We encourage all children to behave well and become responsible members of our
school community. Most children behave very well at Grange Primary School. Good
work and behaviour are rewarded firstly by the teachers in class (awarding stickers)
and also in assemblies (awarding certificates and celebrating good work/behaviour).
In the event of behaviour that is not up to our high standards the following occurs.

In Class
Children are given two warnings in class if their behaviour is not up to the standard
required. If their behaviour continues to cause disruption to the class and stops
other children learning, then they are isolated in the classroom so they are able to
think about their behaviour, calm down and work properly.

If they continue to disrupt the learning of the whole class then they are moved to
another class called the ‘fostering’ class, to think about their behaviour and calm
down.

A few children disrupt this fostering class and they are sent to the Headteacher,
Deputy Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher and they will lose some privileges,
such as:
      - not being allowed out to play
      - staying in during lunchtime
      - not being allowed to participate fully in the extra curricular activities/clubs
      held by the school

If they are sent to the Headteacher twice then a letter is sent home and we hope that
you will help us to improve your child’s behaviour by talking to your child and telling
them how important it is to work hard and behave properly at school.

If this does not work then we will speak to you and hope that together we can alter
your child’s behaviour for the better so they can get the most out of school.

Finally, if bad behaviour continues we will reluctantly exclude children for a day or
longer so that the rest of the class is able to work undisturbed. This will enable them
to reflect on their inappropriate behaviour.

For incidents such as bullying, fighting or swearing children are sent straight to the
Headteacher.

Please remember that most children behave really well at Grange Primary School.

We want to work in partnership with you so that Grange Primary School becomes the
best behaved school in Southwark. If you have any comments about our behaviour
policy, please let us know. The Headteacher is always pleased to talk to parents.
We have a suggestion box in school where you may place any written comments you
wish to make.




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Over-subscription Criteria for Nursery

taken from ‘Southwark Community Primary Schools, Nursery Schools and Classes:
Admission Arrangements’

(i)     Children in public care (looked after children);

(ii)    Children with educational, medical or social needs where professional advice
        indicates that placement would be beneficial; this includes children with a
        statement of special educational needs which names the nursery class;

(iii)   Children who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the time of
        entry;

(iv)    Children for whom it is their nearest maintained nursery class or nursery
        school.
        (Where children are cared for by a local authority registered childminder,
        parents/carers can opt to have the childminder’s address as the point from
        which distance is measured.)

Notes

Children will be considered on the criteria above if they have reached their 3 rd
birthday on the date that the place becomes available.

For 2008-9 we have one Nursery class (children born between 1/9/04 and 31/8/06)
and one mixed Nursery/Reception class (children born between 1/9/03 and 31/8/04).

We offer full time places to the eldest 13 children at the time in the younger Nursery
class. All children in the older Nursery class are full time. However, a settling in
period of part time may be agreed before children are ready to begin full time. There
are 24 part time places available.


Complaints

We welcome parents/carers ideas and comments, if you have any suggestions or
comments please make an appointment to see the Headteacher or send in a letter
with your ideas. If after discussing the matter you are not satisfied, you may contact
the Chair of Governors in writing via the school office. Should the matter remain
unsolved you may contact the LEA on 020-7525 5000 and ask to speak to the
Education Complaints section.

Improving Grange Primary School
We continually want Grange Primary School to improve, so please let us know if you
have any suggestions.

We have a school council where children can make suggestions about the way in
which we organize the school and improvements that we could make.




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