Staff Information

Communication

8.30 a.m. - 8.45 a.m.  Monday briefing meeting
3.30 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Wednesday Staff meeting
3.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Monday SMT meeting.  Agendas and minutes are located in the Head’s office and will be available each Tuesday in the staffroom.

Directed Time

The headteacher is required to direct staff for 1265 hours per year.  The following has been found acceptable:-  (pro rata for part-time staff)

FULL TIME STAFF        8.50 a.m.  -  12.10 p.m.

p.m.  -  3.40 p.m.=  6 hrs.  x  190 days      =     1140     hrs.
In-service 5 x 5 hrs.                                    =          25    hrs.
Consultation with parents                           =          16    hrs.
Services/concerts etc.                                =             4    hrs.
Pre-school preparation                               =            5    hrs.
Staff meetings, co-ordination, Additional Planning  =           75   hrs.

Part-time staff will have directed time pro-rata to their working hours and in agreement with the headteacher

SESSION TIMES, REGISTRATION, ROUTINES FOR BREAK AND LUNCH

8:50-9:05am Doors open, teachers and teaching assstants to collect classes from the front yard, start the day activities

Register.

9.05am  Worship (Mon-Thurs)

9.20am   Lessons 

10.20am  Break  -  Toast in hall

10.35am  Lessons

11.55am  Lunch (KS1)         12.00  (KS2)

1:10pm Afternoon session begins

2:20-2:40pm Break (KS1) 2.20-2:30pm Friday

2:30pm Friday Celebration worship

2.40pm  Lessons (Monday-Thursday)

3.20pm  Close 

ENTERING & LEAVING SCHOOL

YR enter and leave via the classroom door leading to the soft play area.
Y1 and Y2 enter and leave via main door.
All KS2 enter and leave by the exterior KS2 door onto the front playground.
At break time KS1 children use the front playground and the KS2 children use the rear play ground.

At lunchtime classes R, Y1, Y2 and Y5 will be directed into the hall by the teacher to sit, say Grace and be directed to have lunch.  KS2 pupils will be dismissed into the rear playground from where the Welfare staff will bring them into the hall for dinner at the appropriate time to sit, say Grace and be directed to have a school meal or packed lunch.

After register monitors will have taken the class trolley into the hall containing packed lunches for the children to collect at the appropriate time.

If the lunchtime is wet the KS2 pupils will sit in their own classroom supervised by a welfare assistant until they enter the hall, via the main corridor. KS1 children split into two groups and are supervised in the reception and Y1 room.

At the end of break and lunchtime the teachers on duty will blow a whistle twice, the first whistle is a signal to stop and listen, the second to walk and line up in class groups.  A message will have been sent to the other teachers and TA’s who will come to meet their class and walk with them into the classroom.

At break and lunchtimes pupils should only be in the classroom if a teacher is present.  

At break pupils are permitted to eat a healthy snack (most bring a snack for morning break) but are not permitted to take out drinks (fountains are available and KS1 pupils are provided with cartons of milk).  There is also a ‘tuck shop’ run by kitchen staff from the hall, children can buy toast.

Class teachers must ensure that attendance data sheets are correctly completed morning and afternoon, in ink and that the headteacher is informed if any absence gives cause for concern.  During the school day pupils are not permitted to leave unless a specific request has been received from parents e.g. doctor or dental appointment.

Mrs Bond will ring parents if an absence has not been reported.

CLASS GROUPINGS

CLASS GROUPINGS

The seven classes are single for all key stages.

Groupings are:-

RECEPTION  

YEAR ONE                                                     

YEAR TWO

YEAR THREE                              

YEAR FOUR                                  

YEAR FIVE 

YEAR SIX            

TIMETABLE, ROTAS ETC

At the end of the school year, or term as appropriate, timetables and rotas are drawn up in consultation with staff.  Copies are then made available to all staff and are displayed in the staffroom.  Further copies are available from the Headteacher.

These include:

HALL TIMES, NON-CONTACT TIME, HEADTEACHER TEACHING, WORSHIP, STAFF PLAYGROUND DUTIES, DAYS, HOURS, DEPLOYMENT OF PART-TIME STAFF.

At the first staff meeting of the school year dates are set for consultation evenings, formal testing, concerts and services, reports to parents and any other similar dates.

HOUSE SYSTEM

All pupils are in one of four houses – LONGRIDGE, BOWLAND, PENDLE, PARLICK.  During the year they compete for trophies awarded for football, netball, hockey, cricket, rounders, sports day (athletics).

Pupils are awarded merits which count for individual awards which are – bronze 50 merits, silver 100 merits, gold 150 merits.  They also count towards a house award, the merit trophy awarded on a half-termly basis.

Four further awards are presented half-termly, the Nelson award for K.S.1. and the Beardsworth Memorial Trophy for K.S.2.  These are awarded to the child who has shown the most courtesy to others - adults and children.  The Brennand Awards are for the junior and infant who have demonstrated excellent punctuality over the half-term.

During the last week of each half-term there is a celebration worship when all types of awards are presented - merits, swimming, attendance.

DISCIPLINE IN SCHOOL

Please refer to the Behaviour and Discipline Policy.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Whilst it is essential to care for the health of children, the school has a duty to protect both itself and individual members of staff from litigation.  This procedure is intended to balance these responsibilities.  The Term “medication” is used in this procedure to mean epi-pens, tablets, medicines or anything of a similar nature essential to a child’s health.

Staff will supervise the taking of prescribed medication, but will not directly give it to any child, except in cases of extreme emergency.  If a child refuses to take medication, staff will not force them to do so but will inform the parent or guardian as soon as possible of the refusal.  If required, the parent or guardian will be able to visit the school during the day to administer medication in person.

All accidents, other than minor falls etc., should be recorded in the book contained in each classroom and those of a more serious nature should be recorded by the Headteacher and stored in the school accident register, found in the Deputy Heads office, and the LEA notified on the appropriate form.  Other than for minor falls etc., parents must be notified when an accident occurs.

Children who receive a bump on the head should be closely monitored and given a letter and a sticker to take home to inform parents.  A standard letter is available from the office, copies should be kept in each class register.

There are three first aid boxes located on the walls in the staffroom, hall and inner foyer area.

Pupils who are sick or unwell are notified to the office staff or head who will arrange for them to be collected and taken home.

A fire drill is printed and given to all members of staff; copies are on prominent display around school.  Ensure you are familiar with these procedures and the workings of the fire alarm.  Please revise the procedures with the children regularly (at least every half-term).

CHARGING AND MONEY COLLECTION

Any money collected for educational visits, school photographs, sports activities etc. and dinner money should be collected, recorded in a book and signed and forwarded to the school office in the class wallet.

Pupils are always asked to bring money in an envelope with their name, class and amount enclosed.

RESOURCES

At the beginning of the financial year money for resources will be allocated to Curriculum, Stationary and School Development cost centres.  Stationary will be ordered centrally and allocated to classes.  The purchasing of resources will be in line with the requirements of the School Improvement plan for the following year.  Purchases will be discussed in staff meetings, SMT meetings and all requests must be placed on school order sheets and given to the Headteacher.

SECURITY

All staff must sign in and out (log located in the school office).  The school has an intruder alarm but staff must be conscious of where valuable items are placed.  Computers have to be left in the classroom but should be covered and moved away from windows.  All other items – radio, CD player, keyboard for example should be placed in the secure store in the staffroom after use.  Visitors should be asked to report to the office on arrival.  Report to the head or deputy immediately any unusual happenings, visitors etc.  All external doors should be locked, access via the maindoor controlled from the office.

PUPIL INFORMATION

In addition to that in the register, details are kept in the office both in file and on computer.  Each year parents are requested to complete a form of essential information - name, address, doctors, medical problems, emergency contacts etc., telephone numbers.

LEA SUPPORT

SCHOOL ADVISER - KAREN WILLIAMS
EDUCATION ATTENDANCE OFFICER - CLAIRE STRINGER
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST - LEAH EASTHAM
SCHOOL NURSE - CLARE WARING

Details of these and other support staff are available on file in the office, ask the head, deputy or clerk for further details.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

The school has a successful fund raising body FOSPS (Friends of St. Paul’s School) which meet regularly and hold fund raising activities.  Any staff who wish to attend their meetings are welcome to do so.

Parents also help in school, each year parents are asked to complete a questionnaire with regard to the skills they are able to offer.  These are then kept by the class teachers and arrangements can be made for parents to come in and help when the teacher feels it would be appropriate.  Information booklets are available for parent helpers.  ALL parent/ volunteers  must have DBS clearance.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

All staff are encouraged to take advantage of in-service courses to improve their skills and knowledge.  The co-ordinator or head are able to offer advice if required.  The co-ordinator continually makes staff aware of courses available and the level of funding available for in-service work.

TERM DATES

School openings and closures are set by the governors on advice from the LEA.  As soon as dates are known staff are informed.  Parents receive a holiday list each year and further reminders during the year.

LOST PROPERTY

We endeavour to return lost items to the owner as soon as possible. At the end of each term unclaimed items are disposed of in an appropriate manner.

REDUCING COSTS

The school budget is limited.  Don’t waste materials including heat and light.  Please use door and light monitors.

Tidy classroom management reduces damage and waste to materials, particularly paper.

 

CHARITIES

The school is inundated with requests to help charities.  We have a policy to help one or two per year and details are given to staff when arrangements have been made.  School has a commitment to sponsor a pupil at the EMCS each month.

PHOTOCOPIER

Available in the office.   Laminating and binding machines are also available in the office.

 

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