General Information

Attendance

We actively encourage good attendance so that pupils can benefit from the curriculum we offer. If your child is unwell we ask that you ring school and either speak to a member of staff or leave a message. Please inform teachers in advance of forthcoming appointments.

Holidays

We give all families a list of holiday dates well in advance in the hope that this will help them to book holidays out of school time

Homework

Support and encouragement from parents and carers at home can enhance the progress of all our pupils. Through our curriculum newsletter we inform parents and carers of the curriculum theme for the term ahead and ask that you support the learning as appropriate. More formal homework may be set in some classes by the teacher, if it is suitable.

Charges for School Activities

The cost of many educational visits and activities are met from school funds. Parents and Carers are sometimes asked to contribute towards the cost of an educational visit. No pupil will be excluded from an educational visit if parents/ carers are unable to make a contribution.

Discipline

Positive attitudes towards learning and good standards of behaviour are encouraged in school. The school has a Positive Behaviour Policy which is shared with all.

Compliments, Concerns and Complaints

Most concerns can be resolved by direct discussion with the class teacher or staff involved.  Any parent or carer encountering major difficulties or problems with aspects of their child’s education should, in the first instance, contact the Head of School, Vice Principal or Principal.  A copy of the schools procedures can be found in our policies/documents section on this website.   

School Council

Our school council is group of young people who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to improve their school. Each year, every class will elect a representative to be a member of the school council. The aims of the School Council are:

• To promote the views of pupils through discussion about issues raised by students and staff which affect the life of the school both in the present and in the future

• To give pupils an opportunity to understand and participate in a democratic process

• To encourage pupils to understand the negotiation of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in everyday life.

• To enable pupils to participate effectively in school and debate and address issues of concern to you both in and out of school

• To give pupils a real say in how they learn and achieve

• To undertake projects that will improve the quality of the school

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