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The
Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School


1


Welcome note from the Headteacher


The Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School is an inclusive school;
which is committed to raising standards for all of our pupils.
We want children to enjoy coming to school, and Ofsted
agrees that we keep them safe and do a go
od job teaching our
children. Our pupils believe in the values of our school and we
try hard to build them into our daily lives
,

they are:



Respect for ourselves and each other

Working together

Success in all we do

Trust

We place a strong emphasis on buil
ding relationships
with our children, parents and their families. We
operate an open door policy at Bromley and if there is
anything we can do to support your child, or you have
any concerns, please come into school for a chat with
myself or one of my tea
m.


I hope that your time at

The
Bromley
-
Pensnett
Primary School

is a very happy and productive one.



The
Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School


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Contents
:


1

2

3

Headteacher
s

w
elcome

Contents

Leadership T
eam

/ Governors

/ School Staff

4

Every Child Matters

4/5

National Curriculum

5
/6

Reli
gious Education

6

Attendance

7

Term time holidays / Discipline & behaviour

7/8

Ethos

8/9

Dinnertime Consequence System

9

Pastoral Care / Race Equality / Health

10/11

School Council

/ Homework / Assessment & Reporting

11

Charging Policy / Your Ideas
& Comments

12
/13

Pupil Information /
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
/ Sex Education / Healthy Schools

13/14

Emergency Information / Meal Arrangements

14
/15

School Uniform

15

Complaints Procedure / Public Access to Information


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The
Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School


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Headteacher

Deputy Headteacher

Assistant Headteacher

SENCO

Ms A Smith

Miss H Coles

Mrs K Palmer

Mrs M Brookes

Chair of Governors

Vice Chair of Governors

Mrs A Harborne

Mr D Sheldon

Administration staff

Miss M Jennings

(Office Manager)

M
rs L Humphrey

(PA

to Headteacher
)

Mrs J Gresswell (Attendance Officer)

Mrs K Guest

(Reprographics)


Contact numbers

Tel: 01384 816865

/
Fax: 01384 816868

Absence Reporting

Tel: 01384 818503

Website

ICT Co
-
Ordinator

www.bromley.dudley.sch.uk



Mr D Blunt

THE GOVERNORS

The full Governing Body meets once a term to make decisions regarding school policy.


The 3 committees meet at least once a term to advise the Full Governing Body on
issues to inform
policy.

The committees are:
School

Improvement





Finance and General Purposes and


Community

P
rocedures are also in place to constitute panels for Discipline and Appeals should the
need arise.


CLASS

SCHOOL STAFF

6
J

Miss V J
ones

5B

Mrs M Brookes

4B

Miss A Benton

3
F

Mrs L Fryer

,

Mrs S Darby

2D

&
2
Jo

M
rs A Turton,

Miss C Johns

1C

& 1
W

Miss D Casey
,

Mrs M Writtle


Foundation Stage
T
eachers

Mrs K

Palmer
(Assistant Headteacher)

Miss S Kausar,

Miss

H

O’Donnell

Foundation S
tage
practitioners


Mrs
J
Wallburn
,

Mrs
J
Young
,

Mrs J Timmins,

Mrs M Woodward
,

Mrs J Wyke


TA’s KS2

Mrs M Harper
,
Mrs D Flavell

,

Mrs L Fullwood
, Mrs K Nock

Mrs O Wall

TA’
S

KS1

Mrs N Clarke, Mrs J Wood, Mrs W Crew

HLTA’s

Mrs S Shaw, Mrs T Hickman

Pastoral Team

Mrs J Holden


Learning Mentor


Mrs

J Gresswell
-
Attendance Officer,
Extended
S
chools,

Parent Support Adviser

Mrs A Garrish


Special Educational Needs
(S
EN
)

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Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School


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Every Child Matters


At
the
Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School we are proud of our
school and
recognise that every child is unique and therefore

EVERY CHILD MATTERS.

Our
values

are:


To promote:

TRUST


R
ESPECT


S
UCCESS


WORKING TOGETHER


by:





Setting high expectations in learning and behaviour



Making all children/staff and parents
feel valued through an open door
policy and recognising their individual talents



Establishing a
s
afe &
s
ecure environment where children are happy to
learn and grow



Providing a rich, positive and varied learning environment



Developing children’s respect bo
th in themselves and other people being
mindful of their beliefs, cultures and needs in the wider community



Encouraging children to gain maximum personal achievement



Allowing children to become independent learners, growing in confidence,
resourcefulness w
ith enquiring and imaginative minds


NATIONAL CURRICULUM


All schools and nurseries catering for 3


5 year olds follow the Foundation
Stage Curriculum.

Come and visit us on Open Days throughout the year.

Please
telephone the school for more information
.


Children learn through a balance of adult le
d

and child initiated ‘play’ within a
carefully planned environment. The Foundation Stage curriculum develops
children’s skills, knowledge and understanding
in six areas of learning. These
areas are:




Person
al and social development
.



Communication
.



Language and Literacy
.



Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
.



Knowledge and understanding of the world
.



Physical
and creative
development
.

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Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School


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Nursery taster
sessions and activities with the Children’s Centre provide

children and their families with an early opportunity to become familiar with our
Foundation Stage Unit and staff.


Our Foundation Stage Unit

run by Mrs Palmer and her
team

caters for 3
-
5 year
olds. Children are admitted each half term to Nursery and eac
h September to
Reception. Our setting offers an exciting and challenging indoor and outdoor
learning environment through which the activity based Foundation Stage
curriculum is delivered.


Our children learn alongside practitioners who use detailed observ
ations in
order to understand children’s developmental and academic needs to plan for the
next stage in their learning.


All schools for 5


11 year olds follow the National Curriculum the aims of which
are:




To establish a broad and balance curriculum for

all children
.



To raise standards by having attainment targets and programmes of study
.


The curriculum is divided into:



Key Stage 1

-

Years 1 and 2




-

Ages 5


7

Key Stage 2

-

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6



-

Ages 7


11


Children must study the follow
ing subjects:


CORE SUBJECTS


FOUNDATION SUBJECTS

Mathematics

/
English

Science

/
IC
T

PSHE

(Personal, Social Health Education)


History

/
Geography

Art

/
Music

/ Technology

Physical Education


The school is committed to delivering these subjects in an
interesting and
creative way that teaches children the skills of learning.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND COLLECTIVE WORSHIP


Our school is non
-
denominational. Collective worship is a social gathering with a
predominately Christian religious element, but incor
porating stories and
references from other faiths.

The content support our Personal, Social and Health Education Policy, so giving
pupils a set of values by which to live their lives based on awareness of
themselves and the world in which they live.

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Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School


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Religi
ous Education is taught in accordance with Dudley’s Agreed Syllabus for
Religious Education. Although we would advise against it, parents may exercise
their right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and Collective
Worship. If parents wish

to exercise this right, alternative arrangements will
be made for these children.


ATTENDANCE


We are constantly working on pupil attendance and this emphasis needs constant
reinforcement and support from parents. We are grateful for the co
-
operation
of

parents who are asked to adopt the following procedures:
-


a)

Please telephone the school or send a note giving the reasons for absence
by 9.15am on the 1
st

day of absence. I
f we have not received a reason for
absence by 9.15am

o
ur Attendance O
fficer operat
es a ‘first day absence’
calling system for your child’s safety.
The officer is then obliged to
inform the LEA if they cannot make contact.


b)

If a pupil is receiving treatment from a doctor or a dentist and needs
time out from school, please let the class
teacher know the previous day.
When collecting your child, call at the office and your child will be
brought to you in the
r
eception area. Your child will then be ‘signed out’
giving a reason for leaving school during

session time and ‘signed in’ when
yo
ur child returns.


c)

If a child arrives late for school they need to come to the front office
where they will be signed into the late book.


FIRST DAY ABSENCE PROJECT

Our First Day Absence Officer is Mrs J Gresswell

Please ring her reg
arding sickness on 0138
4 818503


Please do not keep your child from school:




To go shopping

/
visit relatives
.



Because the weather is bad
.



Because you got up late
.



Because i
t’s their birthday


we have many children having the day off to
celebrate


staff still come to school on

thei
r birthday, children should
too!



Because they have a medical appointment in the morning and you think it
is not worth coming back for the afternoon or they have a medical
appointment in the afternoon and you do not think it is worth bringing
them in t
he morning.


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Pensnett Primary School


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You should only keep your child off school if they are genuinely too ill to
attend. Good attendance is rewarded weekly, termly and annually.

Consistent attendance in the Foundation Stage is just as important!

Please make every effort to ensu
re that your child attends regularly.

MISSING SCHOOL IS
MISSING OUT


Family Holidays
d
uring Term Time


The Headteacher has
discretionary power to grant leave for the purpose of an
annual family holiday during term. The amount of leave granted should not
e
xceed
5

school

days

in any one school year.



Family holidays in term time are discouraged in that they are damaging to the
pupils’ continuity of learning. Parents do no have an automatic right to withdraw
pupils from school for a holiday and, in law, ha
ve to apply for
permission in
advance
.
Unless a request
is
received well in advance
(i.e. half a term),

in
writing, to the Head Teacher so that the circumstances of the request can be
ascertained, absence will be unauthorised and show as such on the pupil
’s
attendance record. Requests
will be acknowledged in writing by the Attendance
Officer.


DISCIPLINE & BEHAVIOUR


A
t

The

Bromley
-
Pensnett School
we
believe effective discipline and behaviour
are essential to effective teaching and learning. The Home/Sc
hool Agreement
outlines our expectations and parents are given a copy of this at the beginning
of each year. As a staff we apply the principles of Assertive Discipline which
encourages pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour. We have many
rewar
ds and few sanctions, but we feel that this balance supports the
atmosphere of enjoyment of school that we have as a priority. The Head
Teacher is always willing to discuss in more detail the School Behaviour Policy
and Anti
-
Bullying Policy. The Head Tea
cher and Governing Body reserve the
right to exclude a pupil either temporarily of permanently should severe
discipli
ne problems or incidents occur.


ETHOS


At
The
Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School we are committed to the belief that
pupils can only fulfil
their potential in a climate in which positive behaviour is
promoted. Our approach to behaviour management is based around Framework
for Intervention and recognises the importance of environment to behaviour and
learning.


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Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School


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Children are expected to:
-




Be
kind to everyone, share things
;



Speak politely to everyone
.



Treat other people the way they would like to be treated.



Not bully or frighten other people



Listen carefully to others, try their best and work hard



Listen to other people’s point of view



Look af
ter and respect the school’s and people’s personal things


We expect good behaviour by all the children at all times


The following examples of bad behaviour will not be tolerated:




Swearing, fighting, name
-
calling, biting, stealing
.



Bullying


this is whe
n children behave badly to each other over a
sustained

period of time.



Disobedience

or insolence

to any adults in the school community
.



Racism
.



Disrespect of people and property
.



Answering back inappropriately
.


We have a discipline policy that clearly sta
tes the procedures for dealing with
poor behaviour, including fixed term and permanent exclusions.
This policy is
available on request if further guidance is needed.


DINNERTIME CONSEQUENCE SYSTEM


ANY

incident of unwanted behaviour will result in your ch
ild being given:
-



1.

‘The Look’

2.

A verbal warning

3.

A
Y
Y
Y
E
E
E
L
L
L
L
L
L
O
O
O
W
W
W

card

4.

A
R
R
R
E
E
E
D
D
D

card. The child is then

a
sked to leave the playground.


This procedure ensure
s

that

children cannot receive any more

cards for that day.





A list is kept of children who have received
a
Y
Y
Y
E
E
E
L
L
L
L
L
L
O
O
O
W
W
W

or
R
R
R
E
E
E
D
D
D

card.



If your child gets a
R
R
R
E
E
E
D
D
D

card they will miss their following
day’s

lunchtime break.

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-
Pensnett Primary School


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If your child gets a 2
nd

R
R
R
E
E
E
D
D
D

card you will be informed by letter and they
will miss their following
day’s

lunchtime break.



If your child gets a 3
rd

R
R
R
E
E
E
D
D
D

card you will be asked to come into s
chool to
see the Headteacher, Ms Smith or the Deputy Headteacher, Miss Coles,
to discuss their behaviour
.


We are required, by the LEA, to formally record this as EXCLUSION and
to inform Governors and Dudley Exclusion

Officer.


This system is intended to help the children grow into respectful citizens.


We feel that it gives children enough chances to modify their behaviour whilst
making the expectations clear. The choice is
THEIRS
.


We trust that you will support us
with this matter as the health and safety of
your children is our prior
ity.


PASTORAL CARE


Class teachers are responsible for the general welfare of the children in their
classes. If parents have concerns, we would appreciate early contact so that
any is
sues can be dealt with quickly.



RACE EQUALITY


In line with Government guidelines 2002, the school does not discriminate
against anyone be they staff or pupils on the grounds
of their sex, colour,

religion and nationality
, ethnic or national origins. We

challenge prejudice or
stereotyping whenever this occurs. We celebrate the diversity of our
community and show respect for all.


HEALTH


The school nurse visits school regularly to check height, weight and sight. She
is available to support both the sc
hool and parents, concerning health matters.
Please ask the secretary for details. The school dentist carries out regular
inspections, and you will be informed of any treatment that is recommended.
Hearing checks are also made for certain year groups on

an annual basis.


Should your child become unwell during the day, we will contact you with a view
to you taking them to the comfort of your own home, or to the doctor’s. In the
case of minor accidents, first aid will be given at school and your child wil
l
receive a slip telling you what treatment has been administered. In the event of
a serious accident, you will be contact
ed

immediately. We always contact
parents in the case of a head injury


even a minor bump. If your child has a
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-
Pensnett Primary School


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toilet accident we
cannot always adequately wash and change children in school,
so we will contact you to collect your child to change them at home.

With this
in mind we ask that you keep us informed of your correct details, if you
move, change mobile or home phone numbers.


SCHOOL COUNCIL


Our School Council is made up of elected children from all year groups. It is
their job to raise concerns and issues that the children have about school and
its surroundings. They meet with the Headteacher on a monthly basis to report
b
ack any discussions and concerns the school population has.


The School Council helps

to create a feeling of belonging, of being heard and
listened to and ideas taken on board by adults in school.

It also helps pupils to
develop a responsible attitude to
other people, their ideas and concerns.


Class representatives are voted in by class members.

The class representatives
will feed back to class council the view/responses of pupils in their class.

The
council meets on a fortnightly basis.


HOMEWORK


As
a school we appreciate the links between home and school and the need for
us to work together to ensure the best education for your child.



Parents can help by seeing that children settle to their homework quietly and
thoughtfully


providing encouragemen
t and support, listening to the children
read, testing if something needs to be learnt and explaining if something is
causing problems.


Homework is given out on a

Thursday

evening and is returned by
Monday

morning.


ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING OF PUPILS PROG
RESS


We aim to make accurate and frequent assessments of each pupil’s level
o
f
attainment in all subjects so that:
-





teachers can plan and deliver lessons appropriately,
so that




pupils know what they have achieved and how to make further progress,
so th
at




parents will have accurate information about how their children are
developing and progressing
;



parents will know how their work compares with National expectations
and the ways in which they can continue to improve
.

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Pensnett Primary School


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Each term you will be invited to me
et your child’s teacher to discuss
you child’s
targets
throughout the year at a Parents Meeting.


In July you will receive a full written report on your child’s academic progress in
all areas of the National Curriculum as well as comments regarding effort,

attitude and responsibility shown.


You will also receive curriculum Newsletters termly.


In the Foundation Stage there are regular opportunities for you to review your
child’s Learning Record with staff, and weekly home
-
school letters to help you
support

your child’s learning outside school.


CHARGING POLICY


During the year, school
trips/visits

are organised as part of the curriculum. On
these occasions, parents are asked for a voluntary contribution to cover cost
including transport and insurance. A s
mall charge is also made for out of school
activities.

Unfortunately monies cannot be refunded once paid.


It is also our policy that any bad behaviour from a child before a trip will result
in them not be
ing

allowed to go.
Any monies already paid will n
ot be
refundable.


Unfortunately sometimes not all parents make a contribution; therefore trips
might have to be cancelled. We will try to give you as much notice as we can for
the collection of money, and in most cases weekly payments are accepted.


YOU
R IDEAS AND COMMENTS


We periodically send ou
t

questionnaires or requests for help & support. We
would ask that if you have any ideas or suggestions that you let us know. We
send out a regular newsletter with details of dates, times etc, up to ten days i
n
advance of the event where possible
.
Most school events are organised on a
ticket basis to comply with health & safety and fire regulations.



SCHOOL WEBSITE


You can now log onto our school website at
ww
w.bromley.dudley.sch.uk

for more
information on the school and what’s going on.
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-
Pensnett Primary School


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PUPIL INFORMATION


When your child joins our school we open a record folder for him/her. This
folder contains your child’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth,
med
ical information and family information, emergency contacts and any other
information that is relevant to the welfare of your child. The folder will include
the Early Years Profile completed in Reception Class and a copy of your child’s
annual reports/tes
t results etc. Teachers keep class records of progress
throughout the year and pupils’ progress is tracked against targets throughout
the year. All pupils receive a written report during the Summer Term.


Please inform us promptly of any changes to your
child’s circumstances,
particularly changes to phone numbers, contact numbers etc, and if there
are any changes to collection arrangements at the end of the day.


SPORTS AND EXTRA
-
CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


We consider this to be an important aspect of school

life, the aim being to give
pupils the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities. The range of
activities on offer will vary throughout the year and are run by school staff,
outside coaches and volunteers. We participate in inter
-
school

activities and
sporting events.


SEX EDUCATION


Sex Education forms an integral part of the Health Education at

The
Bromley
-
Pensnett Primary School, it also forms part of the Science curriculum.


Children are taught about the importance of family life and

sex education is
incorporated into the discussion of social and human relationships. Children are
taught about reproduction and growing up within this framework.


The school nurse, who is well known to the children, supports the school in its
Health Educ
ation teaching. She provides resources and some elements of
teaching to children in Years 5 and 6. Parents will be informed as to when the
school nurse is involved with these children, when you will be offered the
opportunity to view the resources (video

etc.). Parents can withdraw their
children from these elements of sex education but not those taught as part of
the National Curriculum Science lessons.


HEALTHY SCHOOLS


We are very proud that the school has achieved the National healthy schools
award
and we encourage children to be aware of healthy lifestyle options. Toast
is on sale at morning break

for 20
p

and we have a Tuck Shop selling fruit & milk
at 20p
each
, plus other various healthy options.


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Pensnett Primary School


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EMERGENCY INFORMATION


It is vital that the schoo
l has
up to date contact information

so that in an
emergency parents can be contacted quickly. Please make sure that the school
is informed of any changes to the information e.g. telephone numbers, as soon as
possible.


SCHOOL HOURS


BREAKFAST CLUB

(Plea
se arrive by 8.30am at the
latest)

£1.50 per day

7.45
am

8.45am

NURSERY MORNING SESSION




8.50
am

End of session

11.45
am

RECEPTION /
KS1

8.50
am

12noon

KS2

8.50
a
m

12.10pm


NURSERY AFTERNOON SESSION



Flexible start
12.
15pm

End of session
3.15pm

RECEPT
ION /
KS1

1.00pm

3.15pm

KS2

1.
0
0pm

3.
15pm


MEAL ARRANGEMENTS


We have a separa
te kitchen and
dining room serving hot and cold dinners to
children. The cost is £1.
85

each day. Payment is requested in advance to order
dinners for the week.


Mrs Wendy G
reenaway, the Catering Manager, works hard to encourage children
to eat a well
-
balanced meal. She serves well
-
cooked and imaginative meals which
are good value for money. She will, on request, provide special dietary menus
and/or sandwich meals for child
ren who prefer them. Some children may be
entitled to Free School Meals. Families on Income Support will need to apply
direct to the Free School Meals Department, The Council House, Dudley, for
further information. This is not the school’s responsibilit
y or decision. When
children receive their entitlement, no discrimination is made.

Mrs Jo Gresswell
is available to assist you in the completion of the forms if required.


Children may choose to bring a packed lunch from home. These children eat in
the
school hall. A packed lunch must be in a clearly labelled

lunch box

. Water
is provided, a variety of healthy sugar f
ree drinks are also available.
Can we
please request children do not bring sweets into
school in their lunch boxes, eg

Mars bars, Flake

or Lion bars. 1 choco
late biscuit is acceptable, eg

small Twix, 2
finger Kit
-
Kat or a Breakaway.


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Pensnett Primary School


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For smooth organisation at dinnertime
(when teaching staff need a break too!)
we ask you to support the following points:




All pupils having dinner at scho
ol will stay on the premises
;



Pupils must opt for school dinners
OR

packed lunch for
ONE TERM
;



Our level of supervision requires us to set a code of practice and adhere
to it.



For this supervision to be successful, we rely on good behaviour by the
children
. Incidents of poor behaviour may result in sending a letter home
and/or a child missing a lunc
htime play for reflection time.



Children who choose to go home for dinner may not return until 5 minutes
before the afternoon sessions


KS1: 12.55pm / KS2: 1.0
5
pm.



For pupils’ safety, the gates are locked during the dinnertime
period;

therefore children returning from home
-
dinner should exit and enter
through the main
school
entrance.


SCHOOL UNIFORM


Your child will be
expected to
wear school
uniform
.


Our scho
ol uniform colours are:




Royal blue jumper, cardigan or sweatshirt



White shirt or blouse



Red elasticated tie



Grey
/ black
trousers/skirt



Black shoes



Black trainers are acceptable but they should not have coloured laces or
stripes on them.


Alternative summ
er dress
:



GIRLS

-

blue and white gingham dress, black shoes
.

BOYS
-

white t
-
shirt/shirt
, grey/black trousers, black shoes.


Sweatshirts are available from the school office
, price on request.





For any physical activity, children change into shorts

and t
-
shirts. They are
expected to be bare footed or wear pumps for indoor activities, and to wear
pumps or trainers for outside activities.


It is part of our school policy that children do not wear any form of
jewellery for safety reasons, except a sma
ll pair of stud earrings and a
watch. All jewellery
must

be removed prior to P.E. lessons. Children
will
not

be allowed to take part in P.E. if jewellery is not removed.

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COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE


In the first instance, any concerns parents have should be di
scussed with the
class teacher an
d if not resolved with the Headt
eacher. If the concern is not
resolved, a formal complaint (in writing) can be made to the Chair of Governors.
This is the first stage of the complaints procedure. A copy of this is availa
ble
upon request from the school.


PUBLIC ACCESS TO INFORMATION


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
2000


The following information is available upon request without charge to any
interested parties:
-




Times of sessions;




LA’s Statement of Curriculum Policy and
Governing Body’s Statement of
Curriculum Aims;




Charging Policy as determined by the Governing Body;




LA’s agreed syllabus for R.E;




LA’s Statement of Curriculum Policy and Governing Body’s Statement of
Curriculum Aids;




Schemes of
Work currently used by T
eachers.