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1.   Letter from the Chair of Governors

2.   Job description

3.   Person specification

4.   School Information Document

5.   2010/2011 School Prospectus

6.   Guide for Applicants

    Headteacher:           Mr. K. Skinner                          Astley Road
    Telephone No: 0151 477 8240                                    Merseyside
    Fax No:       0151 477 8241                                    L36 8DB


Dear Prospective Candidate,

Thank you for requesting information about the Headteacher post at Longview C.P.
School. This is a very exciting time for the school and Governors as we appoint the
new Headteacher who will take us forward. We are extremely proud that our last
OFSTED judged us as good with outstanding features.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit us and meet the children and staff.

To the right candidate, this post will be an extremely rewarding experience and an
opportunity to really make a difference and lead the school into the next phase of its
learning journey.

You should return your application to: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council,
Directorate of Corporate Resources, Westmorland Road, Huyton, Merseyside, L36
9GL, or e mail to:

Yours sincerely,


Robbie Bannister
Chair of Governors
                                 JOB DESCRIPTION

 Responsible to: The Governing body of Longview Community Primary school

 The primary purpose of the job:
 To provide effective and inclusive professional leadership in Longview Community
 Primary school, creating and inspiring the culture and ethos of the school to secure
 its success and continual improvement, ensuring high quality education and the
 highest standards of learning and achievement for each individual pupil.

Main duties and tasks of the Headteacher at Longview Community Primary

This job description is framed around the six key areas outlined in the National
Standards for Headteachers ( DfES 2004)

1.Shaping the future

To work with the governing body and others to create a shared vision that
expresses core educational values and moral purpose and a strategic plan that
inspires and motivates pupils, staff, and all other members of the school
Main tasks

   o Ensure the vision of the school is clearly articulated, shared, understood and
     acted upon effectively by all.
   o Translate the vision into agreed objectives and operational plans which will
     promote and sustain school improvement.
   o Demonstrate the distinctive vision and values of Longview in everyday work
     and practice.
   o Motivate and work with others to create a shared culture, ethos and positive
   o Monitor and evaluate the performance of the school and respond and report to
     the governing body.
   o Ensure that management, finances, organisation and administration of the
     school support its vision and aims.
   o Monitor, evaluate and review the impact of policies, priorities and targets of
     the school .
2.Leading learning and teaching

To raise the quality of teaching and learning and pupils’ achievement setting
high expectations and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of learning
Main tasks

   o Maintain a consistent and continuous school-wide focus on pupils’
     achievements, using data and benchmarks to monitor progress in every child’s
   o Ensure that learning is at the centre of strategic planning and resource
   o Lead creative, effective approaches to learning and teaching including the use
     of new technologies
   o Model a culture and ethos of challenge and support where all pupils can
     achieve success and become engaged in their own learning.
   o Demonstrate and articulate high expectations and set stretching targets for the
     whole school community.
   o Implement strategies which secure high standards of behaviour and
   o Determine, organise and implement a diverse, flexible curriculum and
     implement an effective assessment framework.
   o Monitor, evaluate and review classroom practice and promote improvement
   o Maintain and continue to develop an effective partnership with parents and the
     wider community to support and improve pupils’ achievement and personal
   o Promote extra curricular activities in accordance with the educational aims of
     the school.

3.Developing self working with others

To build a professional learning community, by reflecting on your own practice
and developing effective relationships and communication which enables
others to achieve their potential.

Main Tasks

   o Treat people fairly, equitably and with dignity and respect to create and
     maintain a positive school culture.
   o Build a collaborative learning culture within the school that actively engages
     other schools to build effective learning communities.
   o Develop and maintain effective strategies and procedures for staff induction,
     professional development and performance review.
   o Ensure effective planning, allocation, support and evaluation of work
     undertaken by teams and individuals, ensuring clear delegation of tasks and
     devolution of responsibilities.
   o Acknowledge the responsibilities and celebrate the achievements of
     individuals and teams.
   o Develop and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and for others and
     take appropriate action when performance is unsatisfactory.
   o Regularly review own practice, set personal targets and take responsibility for
     own personal development.
   o Manage own workload and that of others to allow an appropriate work/life

4.Managing the organisation

To provide effective organisation and management of the school and seek
ways of improving organisational structures and functions based on rigorous

Main Tasks

   o Create an organisational structure which enables the management systems,
     structures and processes to work effectively in line with legal requirements
     including promoting the safeguarding of children.
   o Produce and implement clear, evidence based improvement plans and
     policies for the development of the school and its facilities.
   o Ensure that policies and practices take account of national and local
     circumstances, policies and initiatives.
   o Manage the school’s financial and human resources effectively and efficiently
     to achieve the school’s educational goals and priorities.
   o Recruit, retain and deploy staff appropriately and manage their workload to
     achieve the vision and goals of the school.
   o Implement successful performance management processes with all staff.
   o Manage and organise the school environment efficiently and effectively to
     ensure it meets the needs of the curriculum and health and safety regulations.
   o Make arrangements for the security and effective supervision of the school
     buildings, their contents and grounds.
   o Ensure that the range, quality and use of all available resources is monitored,
     evaluated and reviewed to improve the quality of education for all pupils and
     provide value for money.
   o Use and integrate a range of technologies effectively and efficiently to manage
     the school.

5.Securing accountability

To be accountable to a wide range of groups including pupils, parents and
carers, governors and the LA, and to promote collective responsibility within
the whole school community.
Main Tasks

   o Fulfil commitments arising from contractual accountability to the governing
   o Develop a school ethos which enables everyone to work collaboratively, share
     knowledge and understanding, celebrate success and accept responsibility for
     the outcomes.
   o Ensure individual staff accountabilities are clearly defined, understood and
     agreed and are subject to rigorous review and evaluation.
   o Work with the governing body, providing information, objective advice and
     support, to enable it to meet its responsibilities
   o Develop and present a coherent, understandable and accurate account of the
     school’s performance to a range of audiences including governors, parents
     and carers.

Strengthening community
To engage with the internal and external school community to secure equity
and entitlement including collaborating with other schools in order to share
expertise and bring possible benefits to your own and other schools

Main Tasks

Build a school ethos, culture and curriculum which takes account of the richness and
diversity of the school’s communities whilst maintaining the distinctive nature of the
Create and promote positive strategies for challenging racial and other prejudice and
dealing with racial harassment.
Collaborate with other agencies in providing for the academic, spiritual, moral, social,
emotional and cultural well-being of pupils and their families.
Contribute to the development of the education system by, for example, sharing
effective practice, working in partnership with other schools and promoting innovative
Co-operate and work with relevant agencies to protect children.

The appointment is subject to the current conditions of employment of Headteachers
contained in the school Teacher’s Pay and Conditions document and other current
educational and employment legislation. In carrying out his/her duties, the
Headteacher is required to implement the governing body’s policies concerning
diversity in all posts in the school. The Headteacher shall consult, where
appropriate, with the Local Authority, the governing body, the staff of the school,
parents and pupils in the exercise of all the duties of the post.
                                  PERSON SPECIFICATION

     All aspects of the Person Specification are Essential
     A= application, I=Interview process, R=Reference

     Skills and Knowledge

Shaping the future

Demonstrate the ability and drive to move Longview school from good to       I

Think strategically, develop and effectively communicate a coherent vision   A,I
for the school

Inspire, challenge, motivate, support and empower others to carry the
vision forward                                                               A,I
Model the values and vision of the school

Leading, Learning and Teaching

Demonstrate personal enthusiasm for and commitment to the learning           A,I
Demonstrate the principles and practice of effective teaching and learning
Access, analyse and interpret information
Initiate and support research and debate about effective learning and
teaching.                                                                    A,I

Lead the development of relevant strategies for performance improvement      A,I

Acknowledge excellence and challenge poor performance across the
school, providing support so that performance improves                       A,I

A secure understanding of assessment strategies and the use of
assessment to inform the next stages of learning                             A,I

Secure knowledge of statutory requirements relating to the curriculum and

Managing the Organisation

Establish and sustain appropriate structures and systems                     A,I
Manage the school efficiently and effectively on a day-to-day basis          A,I
Delegate management tasks and monitor their implementation                   A,I

Prioritise, plan and organise themselves and others                          A,I

Make professional, managerial and organisational decisions based on          A,I
informed judgements

Think creatively to anticipate and solve problems                            A,I

Experience of working in and leading staff teams                             A

Experience of effective budget planning and resource deployment              A

Experience of how financial and resource management enable a school to       A
achieve its educational priorities

Experience of working with governors to enable them to fulfil whole-school   A

Successful involvement in staff recruitment, appointment/induction           A

Securing Accountability

Demonstrate political insight and anticipate trends                          A,I

Engage the school community in the systematic and rigorous self-             A,I
evaluation of the work of the school

Collect and use a rich set of data to understand the strengths and           A,I
weaknesses of the school

Combine the outcomes of regular school self-review with external             A,I
evaluations in order to develop the school

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing to a range of      A,I
audiences – e.g. staff, pupils, parents, governors LA, Ofsted

Demonstrate a secure understanding of strategies for performance             A,I

Experience of offering challenge and support to improve pupil and staff      A

Strengthening Community
Recognise and take account of the richness and diversity of the school’s      A,I

Engage in a dialogue which builds partnerships and community consensus        A,I
on values, beliefs and shared responsibilities

Listen to, reflect and act on community feedback                              A,I

Build and maintain effective relationships with parents, carers, partners,    A,I
and the community, that enhance the education of all pupils

Personal skills and qualities

High expectations of pupils’ learning and attainment                          A,I

Demonstrate personal and professional integrity including modelling values    A,I
and vision

Ability to build and maintain good relationships and resolve conflicts        A

Ability to remain positive, enthusiastic and confident when working under     A
Ability to organise work, prioritise tasks, make decisions and manage time
Good communication and interpersonal skills

Experience/Qualifications/Training etc

Recognised teaching qualification                                             A

Evidence of successful completion of NPQH or serving Headteacher              A

Significant experience in a Senior Management position                        A

Evidence of experience and knowledge of teaching in more than one             A
primary school

Evidence of continuing professional development after initial qualification   A

Recent teaching experience in Foundation Stage, KS1 and /or KS2               A

Demonstrate an understanding of local and national policy guidance            A
Experience of working with other schools/organisations/agencies/ parental     A

Application form and letter

The form should be fully completed and free from error                        A

The letter should be clear and concise and related to the person              A


Confidential references and reports

Positive recommendation in professional references, which should provide      R
a strong level of support for relevant professional and personal knowledge,
skills and abilities.

A good health and attendance record                                           R

Safeguarding children

Form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with      A

Demonstrate emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviour,       A
attitudes to use of authority and maintaining discipline.

Understanding of and commitment to promoting and safeguarding the             A
welfare of children

     Longview Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the
     welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this
     commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an
     enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB)


Longview School was built in the 1930s and originally consisted of three separate schools,
secondary, junior and infants. The secondary school closed in 1974 and the junior and
infant school amalgamated in 1981.

Significant funding has been used to modernise the building over the last few years. All
external windows and doors have been replaced. The school now has been fully re roofed,
rewired and has had new heating boilers installed.

The catchment area for the school is a large housing estate and the majority of families
live in rented accommodation. There is a high level of social deprivation which is shown in
the 2010 RAISEonline deprivation indicator which is 0.65 and at the January 2011 census
58% of pupils were entitled to free school meals.

The school admission number was reduced from 60 to 45 in September 2010 and there
are 277 pupils on roll. At present there are six classes in key stage 2, three classes in key
stage 1 and two reception classes. All classes are straight aged with the exception of a
mixed aged year 1 and 2 class. The school has a 52 place part time nursery. The school
works closely with the child care provider and a number of children receive wrap around


The school comprises of 13 full time teaching staff, deputy headteacher and headteacher.
A 0.6 teacher is employed to deliver PPA. The school also employs 9 teaching assistants
whose main role is to support the learning of the pupils. Two additional teaching assistants
support 2 pupils with high level need. A learning mentor supports children across the
school who have barriers to learning.


The school is financially viable and there will be surplus to be carried forward into the next
financial year. The 2011/12 draft budget which will be presented to Governors indicates
that the present staffing levels can be maintained and levels of expenditure will remain the


The school is well resourced and has significant ICT facilities. The ICT Suite is about to
have new networked computers. All classrooms including nursery have an interactive
whiteboard. The curriculum is further enhanced by classes being able to use the laptop
trolley which contains 30 notebook computers.

The school has two secure outdoor areas which contain the outdoor classroom for
foundation stage/year 1 and a garden area that Key Stage 2 use for studying the

There is also a library and parents’ room where various adult courses take place.
New Horizons Children’s Centre is attached to the school and is accessed through the
school’s main entrance. The childcare provider who is based in the centre provide after
school and holiday care on the school site.










     Every child is given the opportunity to become literate, numerate and to acquire
      the necessary technological skills for the future.
     Every child will be encouraged to reach his/her full potential in all areas of the

                                 Manners Matter
     Praise and encouragement are used to keep self-esteem high and ensure
      appropriate behaviour.
     Every child is aware of his/her responsibilities towards the Longview Community
      and understands that Manners Matter.

                        Environment and Community

   Every child to be given knowledge and understanding of the world and through this
    it shows a responsible attitude towards themselves, each other and the community
    where they live.
   Parents, Staff, Governors and the local Community to work closely together for
    the benefit of the children.

The purpose of this booklet is to provide the information needed by parents and
others who are interested in the school. When a child starts in the Nursery or
Reception class a separate booklet is given to the family and a formal meeting is held
with the parents.
If you have a suggestion about further information the booklet should contain, please
mention it to the Headteacher or Office Manager.

General Information

Address              ~       Astley Road, Huyton, Merseyside L36 8DB

Telephone Number ~           0151 477 8240

Fax Number           ~       0151 477 8241

Website              ~

E-Mail Address       ~

Chair of Governors       ~         Mr.     R.        Bannister

Headteacher              ~         Mr.     K.        Skinner

Deputy Headteacher ~               Miss.   J.        Sherriff

Teaching Staff           ~        Miss.    J         Allen
                                  Mrs.     N         Anderson
                                  Mrs.     H         Booth
                                  Miss.    N         Jones
                                  Miss.    V         Fowlis
                                  Miss.    A         Houlton
                                  Miss.    A         Johnston
                                  Miss.    J         Knight
                                  Mrs.     H         McKeown
                                  Mrs.     M         Price
                                  Miss.    L         Rice
                                  Mrs.     D         Taylor
                                  Miss.    E         Taylor

Learning Mentor        ~         Mr.     A        Chamberlain

Teaching Assistants        ~     Mrs.    T Archibald
                                 Mrs.    J  Brady
                                 Mrs.    J  Dransfield
                                 Ms.     M  Hart
                                 Mrs.    P  McCulloch
                                 Miss.   M Owen
                                 Mrs.    G  Parr
                                 Mrs.    M  Smith
                                 Miss.   A  Wilson
                                 Mrs.    K  Larne

Administration Officer     ~     Mrs.    H        Wright

Office Manger              ~     Mrs.    K        Daley

Administration Assistant ~       Mrs. C           Webb

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants ~
                                Miss. J     Walsh
                                Miss. E     Williamson
                                Mrs. P Worthington
The following teaching assistants Mrs. McCulloch, Mrs. Webb, Miss Owens,
Mrs. Larne, Mrs. Madine and Mrs. Archibald also supervise the children at lunch


Five Parent Governors (Elected by Parents.)

Lisa               Baker
Sara               Dunn
Roy                Swanwick
Paula              Worthington
Rachel             Swanwick

Three LEA Governors
Eddie            Baker [Vice Chair of Governors]
Robbie           Bannister [Chair of Governors]

Three Community Governors
Patricia           Hughes
Sue                Reay
Rev Clive          Doran

One Teacher Governor
Jennifer        Allen

One Staff Governor
Tracey           Archibald

Associate Governor
Julie             Sherriff


Keith              Skinner

The Governors have a general responsibility for the effective management of the
school, acting within the framework set by the national legislation and by the policies
of the LEA. The day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the

Any Governor can be contacted through school.

Admission to the school

We welcome parents looking around the school before deciding to send their child.
Please make an appointment to look around the school.
Longview is a Community Primary School, which is maintained by Knowsley Local
Authority. It is a school for children aged three to eleven years of age.
Children are admitted into our Nursery on a part-time basis in the year they are four.
The Governors are committed to giving all children the opportunity to attend

Longview School as long as we can meet their learning needs. Longview is a fully
accessible school and has wheelchair access throughout.
The Nursery can admit fifty-two part-time children, therefore, it is important that
you register your child for a place as soon as possible after their birth.

We will need to see your child‟s birth certificate and a utility bill containing your
address before admission to the Nursery or School whichever is applicable.
There are information booklets, which give more details about your child starting in
the Nursery or Reception Class.

Admission procedures (Reception Class)

If your child‟s birthday falls on or between 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007 and
you live in Knowsley, now is the time to apply for a reception class place in primary

Parents or Guardians have to complete an admission form by Saturday, 15th January
2011 and will be informed by the Local Authority of school allocated. Admission
booklets are available from the school or you can complete an on-line application at

If there are more applicants than the number of places available in a particular
school, then the school is deemed to be oversubscribed.

Knowsley Local Authority applies the following criteria in strict priority order to
decide how places will be allocated in Knowsley community and voluntary controlled

   1. Children who are cared for by the Local Authority.
   2. Children for whom the Council accepts there are exceptionally strong medical
      or welfare reasons for admission.
   3. Children with a brother or sister already attending the preferred school and
      who will be attending at the time of admission.
   4. Remaining places are allocated by measuring the distance from the child‟s home
      to school in a straight line. Those nearest the school have priority.

Admission procedures (Nursery Class).

Nursery age children will usually be three during the term before they start nursery.
At Longview we offer five, three hour sessions in either the morning or afternoon.

Parents or Guardians have to complete an admission form.

Priority will be given in the following order

      1. Children who are cared for by the Local Authority.
      2. Children with exceptional circumstances who are nominated by a Knowsley
         child Development Centre.
      3. Children aged 4 with an older brother or sister expected to be attending
         that nursery class or primary school at the time of the younger child‟s
      4. Other children aged 4.
      5. Children aged 3 with an older brother or sister expected to be attending
         that nursery class or primary school at the time of the younger child‟s
      6. Other children aged 3.

School Day

Morning Session:                    9.00 a.m. - 12.15 p.m. (Juniors)
                                    9.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon (Infants)
Please can you ensure your child does not arrive on the playground before 8.45 a.m.
If it is wet, your child will be allowed into school at this time.
There is a fifteen-minute playtime in the morning.
N.B to encourage punctuality it is expected that the children are on the playground
for 8.55 a.m.

Afternoon Session:                1.15 p.m. -     3.15 p.m. [Juniors]
                                  1.15 p.m. - 3.15 p.m. [Infants]

At the end of the day, it is school policy that all Infant children are collected by a
parent or another adult that the school is aware of.

If your child has an appointment during the school day, they must be collected from
the premises. No child will be allowed to leave the premises unaccompanied.

                                   Breakfast Club
The school has a breakfast club which runs each day from 8.15 a.m. to 8.45 a.m. at a
cost of 50p per day. The children are provided with cereal, toast and fruit juice.

                               Lunchtime arrangements
Pupil‟s may         a.    Have a school lunch
                    b.    Bring a packed lunch to eat in the dinning room.
                    c.    Go home for lunch.
         Pupils who are having a school lunch or packed lunch are not allowed to leave
          the premises at lunchtime.
         All pupils must respect the authority of the supervisor on duty. The
          parents will be informed if there is a problem concerning their child‟s
          behaviour at lunchtime, and if there is no improvement, then the child will
          have to go home for lunch.

Healthy Packed Lunches
All packed lunch boxes must have the child‟s name and class on them. Packed lunches
must be healthy and not contain sweets or fizzy drinks. No glass bottles are

Dinner Money
If you think your child qualifies for a free school meal, please contact the benefits
team on 0151 443 4047 or email the benefits team on
If your child pays for their lunch, the cost is £1.70 per day. It is easier for the
school if the whole week‟s dinners are paid for on a Monday morning.

The children are not allowed to bring sweets into school. In the Infants children are
provided with fruit and milk. In Nursery and Reception the Parents are asked for an
additional amount of money to pay for extra snacks.

                            AFTER SCHOOL CHILD CARE

High Hopes which is a Child Care provider uses the school site and attached
Children‟s Centre to provide Child Care from 7.30 a.m. to 5.45 p.m. Their telephone
number is 0151 477 8600. High Hopes also run a holiday club in the school holidays.

It is important that if your child has medical condition the school is made aware of it.
If your child needs to take medicine during the school day it must be taken to the
school office. You will be asked to complete a medicine permission form which
authorise the school to supervise your child whilst they take the medicine.

Good attendance is essential if your child is to make progress. Pupils should be
absent only for their own illness. Parents are only allowed to take their children on
holiday in term time in exceptional circumstances. The maximum number of school
days allowed is five. If you are taking your child on holiday, please can you request a
holiday form from the School Office and arrange an appointment with the
Headteacher. Holidays will only be granted if your child has attendance over 95% at
the time of applying for the holiday.
It is important that Year 2 and 6 children do not have holidays before the end of
May, because the children will be taking part in SATs. If you check with the school
before booking, we will be able to give you the dates for SATs.
Absence must be covered by an absence note signed and dated by a parent. This note
is given to the class teacher.

If your child is absent, please inform the school by telephone on the first day of
their absence. When the child returns to school an absence note must be sent in.
The school will contact parents on the first day of the absence if no contact has
been made. Continual poor attendance of a child will result in the school‟s Learning
Mentor contacting you and your child could be referred to the School Attendance

If your child is absent to attend medical or dental appointments, the school must be
notified in advance in writing or by producing the appointment card.

School Attendance for 2009/10 was 91.9%

The school rewards good attendance: -

      Weekly class competition – shield presented to class with best attendance.
      Termly certificates given out to children with full attendance.


         Pupils must be punctual every day. (On the playground by 8.55 a.m.)

             Pupils arriving late will be marked late and a record is kept.

 The progress of pupils arriving late is affected because they miss the start of the

         Pupils should not stay away from school because they have overslept.

 If your child is late, they must report to the school office to obtain their mark and
                   also, when appropriate, to be marked in for dinner.

                        Longview Community Primary School

                                    GOLDEN RULES

Manners matter
Always do your best and have pride in what you do.
Need a friend? Be a friend!
Need help? Just ask!
Every act, think first
Remember! Listen carefully and act quickly
School belongs to you – look after it!
These „Golden Rules‟ are followed by everyone at Longview and if the rules are
achieved throughout the week the children are rewarded with „Golden Time‟. Golden
Time is 30 minutes were children have the opportunity to take part in play activities.

The school has a Home School Agreement which parents, children (year 2-6) and
school sign. When children are admitted to the school the contract is explained to
the parents.

At Longview, we encourage good behaviour by rewarding achievement. Children are
given certificates and merit stickers for a variety of reasons, e.g. hard work, good
behaviour, improvement etc. It is hoped that by rewarding achievement, there are
few incidences of poor behaviour.

If the school has any concerns over a child‟s behaviour they will contact the parent
with the aim of working together to improve a child‟s behaviour.

Personal Appearance

Pupils are encouraged to take pride in their appearance.

                      School Uniform must be worn each day.

BOYS                                           GIRLS

White Polo Shirt                               White Polo Shirt
Grey Trousers or Shorts [School]               Grey Skirt or Trousers
Plain Navy Sweatshirt/Jumper                   Plain Navy Sweatshirt/
Or Navy Sweatshirt with School                 Jumper/Cardigan or Navy
Logo                                           Sweatshirt with School Logo
Dark socks                                     White/Dark socks or Dark coloured
Black Shoes                                    Tights
Or plain black training shoes                  Black Shoes
                                               Or plain black training shoe.

Boots are not allowed
The schools preference for footwear is black shoes. A white shirt is acceptable as
an alternative to a white polo shirt. In the summer, the girls may wear a dress in blue
and white gingham or blue and white stripes.

For health and safety reasons, children are not allowed to wear jewellery. If ears
have been pierced studs may be worn. Watches may be worn but the school cannot
accept responsibility for loss or damage. A uniform list and prices are available from
the office

Physical Activities
Boys                                                Girls
Plain light blue top                                Plain light blue top
Black or navy blue shorts                           Black or navy blue shorts or
Black plimsolls                                     Black plimsolls

Outdoor Games
In colder weather, when the older children are taken outside, a tracksuit may be
worn. Training shoes can be worn for outside games.

It is hoped that every Junior child will have the opportunity to go swimming.

Kit Required

Girls       -     Bathing costume
Boys        -     Swimming trunks. (No long shorts are allowed)
Swimming hats - All children must wear swimming hats.
During swimming lessons, any ear studs must be removed.

PE and swimming are a very important part of the curriculum; so please can you
ensure that your child is provided with the correct kit. If your child is unable to
take part because of a medical reason, a note must be sent in.


We are committed at Longview to working with parents to provide the best
possible education for their child.

Parents‟ Meeting with Teachers
There are three formal opportunities for the parents to talk to the class
teacher about the progress of their child. Teachers are also available at the

beginning and end of the school day to discuss informally any concerns that the
school or parents might have. Even though the teacher is usually available, it is
best to ask for an appointment at a mutually agreed time.
The Headteacher is also available to see parents and usually no appointment is

A full detailed, written report on each child is sent to parents at the end of the
academic year.

Class Assemblies/Production
During the year, each child will take part in at least one class assembly and
parents are invited to these assemblies.

Parental Involvement
The school will support and help parents in any way they can. Teachers are
always looking for parents who can help in the classroom on a regular basis.
Parents can work with their children on many different activities including
computers, art, craft and reading. Any volunteer Parents will have to agree to a
Police Check (CRB).

Courses for Parents
The school also arranges courses for parents. Over the last year, courses have
been run in first aid, computers, sign language, art, interior design and basic
Maths/English. If you require any further information, please contact the

„Friends of Longview‟
The parents organise a number of fund raising events throughout the year
e.g. Fayres, Fashion Shows, Bingo, etc. Anybody who would like to help, please
contact the school and they will be put in touch with the parents‟ group.

Helping Children with their Home Learning Tasks
Your child will have regular home learning. The time spent each week will vary
according to each individual child and the age of the child. Homework may take
the form of: -
 Class-work that children are encouraged and are usually very keen to
   continue or finish.

   An extension of class-work to provide further learning opportunities, to
    assist a child‟s understanding and progress.
   Practice of some aspect of work, for example spelling or multiplication tables.
   Revision of work to prepare for tests/SATs
   Reading - a time for children to read, talk about their books and listen to
    their parents read; with the younger children, this could entail learning
   Activities set to prepare a child for class-work.
   Researching topics and other areas of interest.

                       New Horizons Children‟s Centre

The school has a Children‟s Centre attached to it and they offer a variety of
opportunities and services for our families. These include:-
    Childcare and Early Years Provision
    Child, family, health and maternity services
    Family support and parental outreach services
    Information and support in finding jobs and appropriate training
    Information and advice for parents and families

For further information you can access the centre through the school‟s
reception area or ring the centre on 0151 443 5301.

The School Curriculum
The curriculum is what is actually taught in school. It is carefully planned to
meet the needs of individual children and National Curriculum requirements.
The subjects covered are Mathematics, English, Science, Design and Technology,
Information Communication Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical
Education Personnel Social and Health Education and Religious Education.
Although the subjects are defined separately, they are sometimes taught by
using a topic or cross-curricular approach.

Foundation Stage Curriculum(Nursery and Reception classes).
The Foundation Stage makes a crucial contribution to children‟s early
development and learning. We provide children with a rich variety of teaching
and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. The Foundation
Stage is about developing key learning skills such as listening, speaking,
concentrating, persistence and learning to work and co-operate with others.

The six areas of learning that make up the Foundation Stage curriculum are:
• Personal and social development
• Communication, language and literacy
• Mathematical development
• Knowledge and understanding of the world
• Physical development
• Creative development
The outdoor environment is also a very special part of the Foundation Stage
curriculum. It has its own specially equipped outdoor area which is planned for
and in constant use. The teaching to achieve these early learning goals will be
through first hand experience and structured play. The teacher and teaching
assistant will keep records on children‟s experiences and attainments.
Assessments of development and learning needs will be ongoing throughout the
school year. During the first half of the autumn term the teacher will carry out
a baseline assessment for every child. This will establish where they are in
aspects of their learning and development and help future planning. The results
of this early assessment will be shared with parents at the parents evening in
the autumn term. By the end of the year the teacher will have built up an
accurate profile of each child‟s development.

All children from Year 1 to Year 6 will be taught a daily literacy lesson. Through
this, the children will be taught all the elements of the National Literacy
Framework. The framework concentrates on improving all children‟s reading and
writing skills and for this to be done successfully speaking and listening skills are
an essential part of it.

During the literacy lesson and at other times, the children are given the
opportunity to read a variety of texts. The children will also bring home a
reading scheme book, a fiction book or a book from the school library. We would
appreciate it if you heard your child read, read to them, and ask them questions
about the book they are reading. We find where parents do this, the reading
improves tremendously.

The children are regularly given key words to learn at home and are then tested
on them in school.

At Longview, the children have daily numeracy lessons, which include a lot of oral
and mental work.
In Key Stage 1, the children are encouraged to use a lot of structural equipment
to enable them to have a better understanding of numbers. As they move up
through the school, the children are taught how to apply the number skills they
have learnt to solve problems. The work usually relates to the mathematics they
would use in everyday life.

Through Science, children learn to make observations and comparisons on which
they can build a more general understanding of the world around them. Children
are provided with a wealth of first-hand experiences to explore and investigate.
Through these experiences, children are encouraged to predict, test and
question. The children communicate their findings in many ways: by talking to
others, or in graph, chart and written forms.

Information Communication Technology (ICT)
The School has an I.C.T. suite with thirty networked computers. All classrooms
have a computer and most classrooms have an interactive whiteboard.
At Longview, we are committed to giving children the opportunity to use
computers to gain the necessary skills to prepare them for the technological age
we are now in.

International Primary Curriculum

We teach the International Primary Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and 2. The
International Primary Curriculum (IPC) is an international curriculum providing a
cross-curricular, thematic, approach which engages children of all abilities in
today‟s world. It is a skills based curriculum and encourages children to be able
to use skills taught across all subject areas. Many areas of the curriculum are
covered by this approach.

Many of the art and craft activities undertaken by the children give a broad
range of experiences, which provide opportunities to explore, create and design.
These experiences include painting, drawing, printing, collage and working with
textiles. We recognise that it is important to achieve a balance in the teaching
of various aspects of art and craft and we aim to develop children‟s awareness

of colour, pattern, shape and texture. Children‟s artistic experience and
knowledge are developed through the introduction of the work of artists, craft
workers and designers from a variety of periods and cultures.

Design and Technology
Technology in our school is found in many other areas of the curriculum, such as
Mathematics, structured play, Science and art. Our children work together in a
practical experienced-based way to meet needs and to solve problems, which
they may have identified. By evaluating their results, children will learn to
consider their work and identify how they can improve their design.

History and Geography
Children will be given the opportunity to explore History and Geography through
topics. Within history, children are provided with opportunities to learn about
the past and compare this with the present. Pupils will look at history from a
range of sources including documents, artefacts, pictures, photographs and
Within Geography, children will study a variety of places and draw comparisons
with the environment they live in.

Religious Education
Religious Education is a statutory requirement for all children in Community and
Voluntary schools and must be taught in accordance with a locally agreed
syllabus. Religious Education helps children learn about religions and from
religions. The curriculum is planned to encourage an awareness of the other
major religions as well as Christianity.
Parents do have the right to withdraw children from Religious Education lessons.
If you decide to withdraw your child, alternative work will be set for the child
to do.

Physical Education
Throughout your child‟s Primary Education, they are taught knowledge, skills and
understanding involved in athletic activities, dance, games, gymnastics activities
and swimming.
It is hoped that by the time your child has left Longview, they will have
developed water confidence and will be able to swim 25 metres in good style.

Whilst taking part in these activities, your child should develop motor skills,
body awareness, self-discipline, co-operation skills, fitness, safety skills and a
sense of achievement.
Please ensure your child has the correct kit for these activities.

We have introduced the teaching of oral French from Year 2 to Year 6.

With Music in the curriculum, we hope to increase the children‟s sensitivity to,
and their enjoyment of, organised sound. This will involve listening, performing
and composing activities. The children should develop physical, vocal and aural
skills and above all, gain great pleasure from the activities.
Some children are given the opportunity to learn to play an instrument in Key
Stage 2

Personal, Social and Health Education
The P.S.H.E. curriculum provides learning opportunities and experiences that
enable pupils to develop knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for
personal and social responsibility. Curriculum content should enhance pupils, self
esteem and their confidence to learn and make informed decisions.

Collective Worship
A daily act of collective worship will be provided in school. You may withdraw
your child from this act of worship if you wish. Most acts of worship in any term
will be broadly Christian, but not distinctive of any particular denomination. The
acts of worship will be planned with reference to children in school.

Special Needs
We try to treat children as individuals and design the curriculum so that each
child can reach their full potential. The Special Needs Co-ordinator works with
the class teacher to devise programmes of work for children who are finding
difficulty. The school will also work closely with parents to help children
overcome their difficulties. Some children are withdrawn to work in small
groups with a teacher from Knowsley Central Support. In some cases, the school
will ask the parents‟ permission to involve outside experts such as the
Educational Psychologist.
N.B. Obviously, these are only outlines of each curriculum area.

Sex Education
As part of the Science and P.S.H.E. curriculum some aspects of sex education
are taught. It is important that children are taught about puberty and this is
covered in a series of lessons in Year 6. Responsibility for ensuring that a
suitable sex education policy is in place rests with the school Governors, who
review their policy on a regular basis.

The school has an attractive library, which is based, by the infant hall. We are
constantly working to build up our stock of books, which may be taken home by
the children.

Equal Opportunities Statement
Our school believes that everyone [staff, pupils, parents and visitors] regardless
of class, ethnic origin, gender or disability should feel safe and happy in school
and that all should achieve their highest potential. The school is committed to
ensure that an awareness of equal opportunities exists in everything we do. This
is reflected in our Vision Statement
TEAM ~ Together Everybody Achieves More.
Policy Aims
The School aims to: -
     Give all children equal access to the curriculum so that all children achieve
       to their highest potential.
     Develop a respect for the culture and customs of others.
     Develop an understanding and respect for people with disability or
     Develop respect and positive attitudes towards each other.
     Ensure that school is accessible and welcoming to all parents, regardless
       of class, ethnic origin, gender or disability.

Promoting the Policy
The school aims to promote equal Opportunities in both everything we do or say,
formally and informally. Positive attitudes will be promoted:
   1. Through the curriculum. The curriculum should be free of bias and
      stereotyping and aim to promote a multi-cultural society through the
      curriculum and the resources we use.
   2. Through promoting a positive ethos and atmosphere in the school.

   3. Through displays. Display will be multicultural and also promote positive
      image of gender and disability.
   4. Through the use of positive language by all staff, using non-discriminatory
      language and terminology.
   5. By celebrating the difference and similarities between ourselves.
   6. By ensuring that any new resources bought are free from stereotyping
      and promote positive images. The school aims to continue to build up
      resources that reflect the multi-cultural society that we live in e.g.
      library books, posters, artefacts, material.
   7. Racist‟s incidents are taken seriously and are dealt with in a sensitive and
      appropriate manner.
   8. We are committed to providing equal access to the curriculum and that all
      children should reach their full potential, regardless of gender.

School Visits
Throughout their time at Longview, children are given the opportunity to visit
places away from school to encounter new and worthwhile experiences, which
support the curriculum within the school and their social development.
These visits are usually subsidised by school funds but parents are always asked
to make a contribution towards the cost of a visit. Without the parents‟
contribution, the out-of-school visits would not take place. Parents have to sign
a permission slip before the visit takes place.

Extra Curricular Activities
The children are given the opportunity to attend clubs at Longview. At present
the following clubs are taking place boys, and girl‟s football, dance, boxing and
judo. Through some of these activities, the children are given the chance to
compete against other children/schools.

Transfer to Knowsley‟s Learning Centres(Secondary School)

The transfer of pupils to Secondary Schools is explained in the Education
Authority‟s brochure “Admission to Secondary School”. Parents and children will
be invited to evening events at the schools during the twelve months prior to
leaving Longview, in order to discover what opportunities are provided for their

Car Parking
Many parents bring their children to school by car. We ask you to park carefully
in Astley Road, observing the road markings and driving away slowly, being aware
that a child could absent-mindedly run across the road at any time.

Our School Term Holiday

                          Date of closing                Date of re-opening

Autumn Half Term          Thursday, 21/10/10             Monday, 01/11/10
Christmas 2010            Friday, 17/12/10               Tuesday, 04/01/11
Spring Half Term          Friday, 10/02/11               Monday, 21/02/11
Easter Holidays           Friday, 1/04/11                Monday, 18/04/11
Whit Half Term            Friday, 27/05/11               Monday, 06/07/11
Summer 2010               Wednesday, 22/07/11

The followings days the school is closed for Bank Holidays:- Friday 22nd April
2011 (Good Friday), Monday 25th April 2011 (Easter Monday) Friday, 29th April
(Royal wedding) Monday, 2nd May 2011 (May Bank Holiday).

INSET days are Tuesday, 31st August 2010, Friday, 22nd October 2010, Friday,
11th February, Friday, 27th May 2011 and Friday 8th July.
There is still one INSET day to set.

Complaints Procedures

If a parent has any concerns, these can usually be dealt with informally by the
class teacher or Headteacher.
If a parent wishes to make a formal complaint, please contact the Headteacher,
who will explain the procedures and provide a copy of the policy.

Guidance for applicants

   1. Visits to the school are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting
      Knowsley HR department on 0151 443 2934.Visits are available at 1.30
      pm. on Monday 18th April and 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday 19th April.

   2. Please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form.
      If word processing please use Arial font size 12.

   3. Completed applications should be either returned electronically to or to the address below no later than noon
      on Wednesday 20th April:

      The Longview C.P. School Chair of Governors,
       Human Resources and Development,
       Directorate of Corporate Resources,
       Westmorland Road,
       L36 9GL.

   4. Timetable for the appointment process.

         Post advertised in TES, LA Bulletin and Knowsley Council Website
           Friday 1st April

       Closing date for applications: noon, Wednesday 20st April
      NB If candidates wish their application to be acknowledged please can
      they provide a stamped address envelope.

         Short listing: Wednesday 20stApril
         Short listed candidates will be contacted by telephone on Thursday
          21st April to confirm they are required to attend for interview.
          Information regarding the interview process will be e mailed
         Interviews: Wednesday 27th April and Thursday 28th April

   5. If you have not been contacted by Wednesday 27th April your
      application has been unsuccessful.


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