Windsor Park CE(C) Middle School July 2008 Dear Parents I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your children to Windsor Park. I hope the children will be very happy here and that you will all become fully involved in the activities of the school. We try to keep our school rules to a minimum and any we do have are those that are essential to enable five hundred people to live together sensibly and safely. My own "golden rule" is USE COMMON SENSE! I hope that the information in the school prospectus given to you last October, or whenever you visited us, has answered most of your questions about Middle Schools. If not, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope you will help us to provide a better education for your children by enabling a close relationship between yourselves and school to develop and that if any of you have time to spare, we would welcome your appearance in the classroom, helping the PTFA or serving on the Governing Body. I look forward to our association over the next four years. Yours sincerely Chris James Headteacher WINDSOR PARK CE (C) MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHING STAFF 2008 - 2009 1. Mr C James Headteacher 2. Mr P F Slater Head of Physical Education Deputy Headteacher 3. Mrs A Powell Physical Education Assistant Head 4. Mr P Birch Mathematics Assistant Head 5. Mr J Spence Head of Geography Head of Woburn House 6. Mr A Stirrup Science Head of Haddon House 7. Mr R Thomas Mathematics Head of Chatsworth House 8. Mrs Y Upton Head of English Head of Blenheim House 9. Mr S Andrew Head of History 10. Miss R Baramuszczak Head of French 11. Mrs E Barker Head of Science 12. Miss H Taylor Science 13. Mr. M. Burke SENCO 14. Mrs J Dann English 15. Mrs George English 16. Mrs S Goodwin Head of Religious Education 17. Mrs K Bould French 18. Mr P Halfpenny Head of Mathematics 19. Mrs. H Jones French 20. Miss E Kelly English 21. Mrs J McQuaide English 22. Mrs E Neville Head of Art 23. Mrs L Rose Head of Art 24. Mrs M Tideswell Mathematics 25. Mrs L Wilbraham-Jones Head of Technology 26. Miss H Walker Physical Education GOVERNORS 1. Mrs C. Hollins (F) Chair 2. Mr M. Hannan (C) 3. Mrs L Toyne (F) 4. Mr I Johnstone (P) 5. Mrs S. Williams (LA) 6. Mr D Price (P) 7. Mrs F Ballentyne (P) 8. Mrs N Taylor (P) 9. Mrs M. Taylor (P) 10. Mr S Finnie (P) 11. Mrs H Drury (T) 12. Mr C James (HT) 13. Mr P Slater (T) 14. Mr J Spence (T) 15. Mrs C Lewis (F) 16. Rev T Whittaker (F) (LA = County F = Foundation P = Parent T = Teacher C= Community) EQUIPMENT All pupils are responsible for their own belongings. Everything brought to school must be named. A small rucksack or satchel is necessary for carrying personal belongings and books. Pupils are required to have their own pens, pencils, coloured pencil crayons, a ruler, a rubber, a basic calculator and a glue stick. (N.B. we do not use ball pens (biros)! We prefer 'Berol Handwriting pens or fountain/cartridge pens. A separate bag (a polythene one will do) is needed for games/PE/swimming to avoid wet and dirty books. A pocket dictionary would be useful. All pupils require an apron for Design & Technology/Art. (Aprons and Stationery items can be purchased from the school office) SCHOOL MEALS The school will have a lunch break of one hour (12.15 – 1.15). Lunch is cooked on the premises and will cost £1.85 DAILY. There is always a choice of main courses including salads, ploughman‟s and filled rolls; a choice of potatoes and a choice of two or three sweets including fresh fruit and yoghurt. The meal includes a drink, which can be milk or diluted fruit juice. Water is also available. If preferred, a packed lunch may be brought and this will be eaten in the dining room with the others having lunch. No children go home for lunch. If you wish your child to come home we require notice of this in writing. Children are not allowed off the premises without prior written permission and must be collected from reception by an adult. ORGANISATION The welfare of your child is overseen by his or her Group Tutor and this is the person you should contact initially if there are any problems. However, more serious problems will be dealt with by the Head of House and/or Heads of Department. However, if the matter is not resolved it will be referred to Mr P Slater (Boys Discipline), Mrs A Powell (Girls Discipline) and lastly to Mr C James, Headteacher. Please use your child‟s Organiser as a way of communicating with subject tutors and feel free to write questions in it. Pastoral problems should be sent by letter, to the Group Tutor who will arrange an appointment for you. BICYCLES We prefer children not to cycle to school. To ride to school a child must: a) Live at least two miles from school b) Have permission from the school. (Please send a letter requesting permission to Mr. Slater (Deputy Head). c) Have completed a Cycling Proficiency Training Course. d) Have a roadworthy cycle. e) Have a cycle lock and chain. N.B. Cycles brought to school are left entirely at the owner's risk. CAR PARKING Access to school is very difficult at the start and finish of the day with the arrival/departure of buses. PLEASE DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR AT THE JUNCTION OF SPRINGFIELD ROAD AND HEATHFIELD ROAD. SCHOOL UNIFORM All pupils are expected to wear school uniform. It is serviceable, sensible for school wear and encourages a sense of belonging to the school community and a pride in their appearance. It also avoids `one-upmanship' as far as their own clothes are concerned. Items of uniform may be brought where parents wish or be home-made. The official uniform stockist in Uttoxeter is “Buxton and Bonnett” in the High Street. Blazers are also available from “Sportsland” in The Maltings. For 2008 - 2009 our uniform is as follows:- BOYS: Blazers (Compulsory for Year 5) Grey Trousers (not cords, no outside pockets) Blue shirt House Tie (available from school) Plain grey V-necked pullover/cardigan Black shoes (not boots) i.e over the ankle Grey/White/Black socks GIRLS: Blazers (Compulsory for Year 5) Grey skirt/dress/ culottes/grey trousers (NOT bootleg or corduroys) Blue shirt/blouse House Tie Plain grey V-necked pullover/cardigan Black shoes (sensible) White socks/grey or black tights PHYSICAL EDUCATION BOYS: GYM: Plain Black/White Shorts White `T' shirt Trainers/pumps Towel for showers White ankle socks GAMES: Plain Black Shorts Football shirt - any colour Football socks – Navy Blue Football boots - do not buy until told SWIMMING: ** Swimming trunks and towel PHYSICAL EDUCATION continued... GIRLS: GYM: Navy shorts & White Aertex shirt Trainers/pumps Towel for showers White ankle socks GAMES: Hockey socks 3/4 Royal Blue Hockey boots - do not buy until told Shin pads – mouth guard SWIMMING: ** Simple, plain, one-piece swimming costume Swimming cap if hair is long - towel. **Only pupils who cannot swim or are ‘poor’ swimmers will attend swimming lessons. * A sweatshirt is available to purchase from PE staff, which can be worn as an extra in Games lessons. EVERYTHING MUST BE CLEARLY NAMED MUSIC „Aulos‟ recorders are available to purchase from “131” music shop in The Maltings, Uttoxeter. JEWELLERY_&_ MAKE-UP This is not part of school uniform and should not be worn. (This includes any body-piercing, tooth gems or ear-rings/studs). NO EARRINGS OR STUDS WILL BE ALLOWED SO PUPILS HAVING THEIR EARS PIERCED IN THE SUMMER MUST HAVE IT DONE AT THE START OF THE HOLIDAYS. A wristwatch may be worn if desired. HAIR Hairstyles are considered part of school uniform. In this respect styles should not be extreme. For boys this means cut no shorter than a „No. 2‟ cut. No „lines or patterns‟ No hair colouring, bleach, metal slides or beads are permitted. A bobble, clips or a hair net may be necessary to secure long hair away from the face. Boys with hair long enough to get in the way of their work or to be a danger to their and others safety will also have to wear a bobble etc.
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