|School Session Times
The School Aims
Attendance - School Year 2001/2
Charges for School Activities
"Hearts of St Bart’s"
|Home Circumstances Homework
Religious Education and Worship
Sport in School
Transport of Pupils
Note For KS1 pupils
School Charging Policy
St Bartholomew’s C.E. Parish Primary School
Tel: 01254-884 534
Fax: 01254-887 527
Chairman of Governors:
Ms Janet Heil (Contacted through the Headteacher)
Mr. R. Cope
|8.55am to 11.25am||12.55pm to 15.25pm|
|9.00am to 15.30pm|
|Pupils are expected to arrive between 8.45am to 9.00am|
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and Diocesan level.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Application forms for admission to Reception in September 2003 are available from the Headteacher together with a copy of the Admission Criteria. All applications must be returned to school no later than 16th January 2003. The Admissions Committee will then meet and offer places. The date for this information to be sent out is the end of March 2003. Parents of children not offered places may make an appeal against this decision. Information about this process will be sent out at the time.
The Governors have agreed with the LEA that the admission number shall be 30. When the number of applicants for places in school is 30 or less, the Governors will accept all. However, if the number is more than 30 then the Admissions Committee will apply the Criteria.
|Number of pupils registered in May 2002 (Years 1-6)||173|
|Number of authorised absences||4.1%|
|Number of unauthorised absences||0.3%|
School is obliged to publish figures on attendance which includes both authorised and unauthorised absences. Parents are requested to telephone school about a child’s absence and then confirm this in writing on the child’s return.
The governors of the school have considered the question of charges with the headteacher. This is a statement of policy which will be kept under review. Parents will be informed of any changes.
For full details of the policy please see Appendix 1.
School offers all areas of the National Curriculum, which are required by law, plus R.E., cross-curricular themes and certain other activities.
National Curriculum subjects are: - English, Mathematics, Geography, History, Music, Technology, Art, Science and R.E.
School has incorporated the National Numeracy Strategy and the National Literacy Strategy into the curriculum. Additional support groups are in place for Literacy and Numeracy.
This is a school of seven classes plus a nursery class. Each of the classes corresponds to the year groups Reception to Year 6. In addition to class teachers other staff are employed in school to help with the delivery of the curriculum – Nursery Nurses and Non-teaching Assistants.
Nursery and Reception form the Foundation Stage
Year 1 to Year 2 form Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Year 3 to Year 6 form Key Stage 2 (KS2)
The Foundation Stage has a curriculum appropriate to that age based on the Early Learning Goals.
In KS1 pupils are taught
- the various components of English and Maths separately
- and other areas on a topic basis.
In KS2 the subject areas are more individually taught with relevant integration where necessary.
Classes have currently around 30 pupils each.
Parents are invited to two evening meetings with class teachers and are provided with a written report in July.
A more detailed coverage of the National Curriculum subjects can be obtained from the Headteacher. In all Years, work is teacher led and given at a rate and level of achievement suitable to the needs of each child. Pupils are expected to work to the best of their ability at all times.
Discipline is exercised via members of staff and consists of a balance of rewards and punishments. Weekly good work and behaviour badges are awarded and pupils can gain team-points.
Class teachers also reward individual work and behaviour. At lunchtime pupils are under control of welfare assistants directed by the Headteacher.
A full discipline policy may be obtained from school.
If staff become aware of, or have a need to become involved in, situations where a child may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, or if the behaviour of a child seriously disrupts good order in the school or causes damage to property, staff may need to take steps to intervene physically. In such circumstances staff will follow the school’s policy for dealing with such situations. Any parent wishing to view this policy may do so on request.
The school prides itself on good discipline, its pupil-staff relationships, its liaison with other parents, the Church and the wider community.
School seeks the active support of parents both in the process of Education for their children and as a wider community in school.
Our aim is to develop the child as a whole, and to this end pupils are involved in a wide range of extra curricular activities, fund raising for charities and links with other groups.
Pupils take part in:
It is a Governors' Policy to encourage healthy eating and therefore at mid-morning break pupils may bring fresh fruit or vegetables, or dried fruit brought in a non-disposable bag.
In each class we also have water filters fitted. The idea being that each child has access to drinking water throughout the day even in class as and when required.
During the school year 2001/2 the arrangements for our Parent Teacher Association were made formal. A constitution has been drawn up and approved by the Governors. A copy is available in school. All parents are eligible to be members of the association by right. Monthly meetings are held and advertised. All parents are welcome.
Parents who require a child’s absence from school for the purpose of a family holiday should ask the Headteacher for a holiday form. School work is not provided during absence for holidays.
A list of the holiday dates is at the back of this brochure.
Parents are asked to inform school of any changes to home circumstances which are relevant to school.
School has a homework policy, a letter is sent at the start of the year to advise parents of the range of activities and the timetable in class.
Work is sent home with pupils and parents are asked to supervise its completion.
Parents are requested to inform school of any relevant medical condition. This information is kept in confidential files. Staff are not permitted to offer any medical attention to pupils beyond First Aid.
Should an accident occur where staff cannot reasonably act, it is the schools policy to contact parents or other appointed adult.
The Headteacher reserves the right, in an emergency, to contact medical sources before the arrival of parents at school.
No medicines are to be brought into school.
Parents are asked to contact the Headteacher about any long-term medical condition.
This is an aided Church of England School and as such follows the rites and practices of that denomination.
Parents have a right to withdraw their children from Acts of Worship and Religious Education. However, the Governors expect that having chosen to send their children to this school, parents would wish their children to play a full part in the life of the school.
Acts of Christian worship are carried out daily either as a whole school or in separate departments. It is our practice for pupils to attend Church services at various times in the Church’s year. Acts of worship are led by members of staff, the Vicar and on occasions by invited guests.
Religious Education, which is taught to all age groups, has a Christian content. The Governors’ syllabus is agreed and its inspiration is the work produced by the Board of Education of the Diocese of Blackburn with some input from the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus. During the course, other faiths are acknowledged, particularly Judaism and Islam.
During the lunch break parents may arrange for pupils to leave the school premises. In this case Governors request that pupils are escorted to and from school. Please note that there is no school crossing patrol on duty on Church Street at lunchtime.
Alternatively pupils may eat in school, having a packed lunch or a school meal. For administrative purposes the choice of type of meal is made on a termly basis. Parents are asked to comply with the following when providing a packed lunch:
Drinks are to be provided by parents and are to be cold, not carbonated and carried to school in a container with no element of glass.
School meals are currently priced at £1.50 per day, although this can be changed in the annual review of pricing.
Milk is provide in a morning to all KS1 pupils, if you do not wish your child to have milk or your child is allergic to milk, please can you inform the teacher and they will be offered a drink of water instead. Milk currently costs £5.00 per term but again this can be changed in the annual price review.
In order to maintain good security in school, parents are asked to wait for children outside the building.
All visitors must report to the Office.
As part of the Health Education policy Governors have agreed a Sex Education Policy. This includes, at Years 5 and 6, work on puberty and reproduction.
Parents are given details of the work in advance and may want to discuss this with staff first.
The school has a Special Needs Policy, which follows the National requirements and guidelines. The policy seeks to identify the needs of both able and less able pupils and to provide them with the relevant resources. The policy has various stages, parents are informed of action at all levels.
Sport plays a large part of school life. The school complies with all existing requirements for P.E/games lessons. These cover: gymnastics, netball, football, outdoor pursuits, swimming and athletics. Various other team games are included in our programme.
Our school takes part in a variety of sporting competitions against other schools in the town, district and surrounding region.
The school has a large playground and two halls but no other sporting facilities. However, the swimming baths are quite near and we are adjacent to a park. School also uses the nearby playing fields. Our school has a proud tradition of sporting achievement, which we seek to continue.
To comply with present legislation this school only hires coaches which are equipped with lap seat belts. All pupils sit one to each seat.
On occasions when travelling to certain venues (mainly to sports events), pupils are transported in cars. Only those members of the teaching staff with adequate extra insurance cover will transport pupils. It is sometimes necessary to ask parents to help with transport. On those occasions the Governors have no authority to request details of insurance cover. Parents are asked to contact the Headteacher if they feel that further discussions on this matter are required.
Please ensure all clothing is named.
|Grey trousers (long or short)||Green Skirt|
|White or yellow Polo Shirt||Grey/Black school type trousers|
|Green jumper or Sweatshirt||White or yellow Polo Shirt|
|Grey Socks||Green Sweatshirt/cardigan|
|Black Shoes||White Socks|
(Please ensure that footwear is of a suitable style for safety in school.)
Girls may wear a green gingham dress.
Sandals may be worn.
Although pupils are expected to be familiar with a variety of fastenings the emphasis for P.E. changing is to keep these to a minimum. We therefore ask your help in sending pupils in trousers or skirts with elasticated waists.
P.E. Kit - plain white or yellow T Shirt or Polo Shirt – (or
Hearts of St Bart’s T Shirt)
Black shorts or cycling shorts (plain)
Trainers for outside (KS2)
Plimsolls or bare-feet for indoor
Pupils will be expected to change into separate P.E. clothes
Swimming - KS2 – costume/trunks, swimming hat, towel, goggles if medically necessary (please contact School)
In the interests of safety it is a Governors’ rule that no jewellery may be worn, including watches, except for necessary hair bands and slides. Parents should contact the Headteacher about medical bracelets.
N.B. School has a separate Educational Visits Policy which covers the organisation and conducts of visits.