The school regards acceptable behaviour as essential if children are to learn. A copy of the behaviour policy, which is reviewed annually by staff and parent volunteers, is available on request. There is also a policy to discourage bullying.
Behaviour Policy for Nursery can be found here: https://www.box.com/s/2vmg0nnxh4lk81ovyl2x
Behaviour Policy for Reception- Year 1 can be found here https://www.box.com/s/thhm05cokce8jlvsjygg
Behaviour Policy for Years 2-6 can be found here https://www.box.com/s/zoj7pk89rie3euv11034
Access for Disabled Pupils and Adults:
The school has an Accessibility Action Plan which is subject to review. This plan can be obtained from the school on request. The plan is modified in response to any issues that arise in the site, which was designed to be DDA compliant and passed an inspection as such in 2010. In 2012 a further inspection made suggestions for modification which are being carried out during the 2012/13 period.
Use of Pupil Premium in the period September 2011 to August 2012 and for the year commencing September 2012:
The school has a significant number of pupils who experience disadvantage in social or economic terms. The school’s results show that we are very successful in meeting their needs. In 2011/12 the total Pupil Premium recieved was £102,340 and for 2012/13 is £172,200. This additional funding we receive is allocated as follows:
- To ensure that classes are always taught by qualified teachers and never by teaching assistants when teachers are out of class for planning, preparation or leadership activities;
- To ensure that a wide variety of supportive interventions are available to help pupils who require additional support academically, socially or emotionally;
- To ensure that the large number of pupils, and their families, who join the school during the course of an academic year, receive a good welcome and a successful induction;
- To support the early identification and intervention for pupils and their families who are in difficulties by ensuring that the Special Needs and Inclusion Leader and the Assistant Head responsible for Vulnerable Children are available and not class-committed;
- By providing money to support school trips etc that are linked to the curriculum.
The school asks for voluntary contributions towards trips and school events that are related to the curriculum. These contributions represent a proportion of the cost based on the principle that every parent pays. Where parents do not pay, this is financed from our “Pupil Premium” and is NOT levied by increasing the contributions of those that DO pay. However, if contributions were to fall considerably because too many parents choose not to pay, we might not be able to send pupils on as many interesting visits as we do at the moment.
Residential visits are not part of the daily curriculum and thus the school will refuse places to children whose parents do not wish to pay.
The school reserves the right to refuse to take a pupil on a trip if his/her participation may endanger the health and safety of others on the trip, or the pupil him/her self.