Classrooms should be kept tidy and well-ordered and children need to be taught how to maintain a clean and tidy environment. Children are expected to listen when an adult is speaking and talk to one another only at appropriate times. Working in silence is not recommended but noise levels should not prohibit concentration. Sound carries easily around the school, especially from the halls. Movement around school should be done quietly and children should be escorted on the stairs. Everybody is asked to use the left hand side on the staircases.
Staff are expcted to maintain a bright and interesting classroom, displaying the achievements of the children. Working walls are provided for and are considered an extremely important tool - they should be used in all classrooms. When displays become worn they should be repaired or replaced promptly.
We use a computerised attendance system known as SIMS. Staff are required to complete electronic pupiil registration at the beginning of the morning and afternoon sessions. If children arrive after 9.00am, the register will be closed and they should be marked absent (code N). If they subsequently arrive late, the office will replace this with a late mark (code U).
Parents are instructed to inform the office or the class teacher if the child is absent from school. Any information relating to this must be passed promptly to the office team.
Staff should complete the dinner register with a tick for children paying for a hot dinner; an F for those receiving a free hot dinner; and an S for those bringing sandwiches. All Key Stage 1 children are entitled to a Universal Free School Meal but parents who are eligible, must be encouraged to register so that we can claim Pupil Premium.
Parents should pay all monies via the online payment system. If staff are aware that parents are having difficulties with payments, they should inform the office team.
Children for whom we are in receipt of Pupil Premium are not pursued for voluntary contributions.
If a child is taken poorly during the day, they should be taken to the office or sent with a 'Poorly child' pass. The child's parents will be contacted to take the child home if necessary. If the child has an accident whilst at school, please complete an accident slip and send it home with the child. If a child bumps their head, please make sure that a 'bumped head wristband' is used to alert staff and family to the child's bumped head.
Pupils with severe allergic reactions, or other serious medical conditions, have their photo displayed in the staff room. Please note that only trained staff can administer Adrenaline and Epi-pens.
Information about each class is stored in a file near the computer in the classroom. It should include information about the special needs of children in the class, medical information, time tables, work and ability groupings, and any other information for staff who might have to cover your class. There is also a Class Ambassador's file which can be shown to classroom visitors and contains children's work, feedback and thoughts!
END OF THE DAY
In the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, all children should be handed over to their parent or the designated adult. Please ensure that the child recognises the adult and if in doubt, seek advice from a senior member of staff.
In Key Stage 2, all children are to be escorted down the stairs and supervised in the cloak room area. Teachers are to remain until all children are collected and then security doors are to be closed.
Any uncollected children should be taken to the KS1 hall and the office informed.