Regular attendance at school is important and Redbridge is determined to improve attendance and to reduce unauthorised absence at all its schools. From this date forward, St Antony’s Catholic Primary School will be adopting the Redbridge recommended absences will be authorised for a , and only granted for circumstances defined as exceptional by the policy, (not holidays). Please see attached the Attendance Policy – a copy will also be available on our school website.
The (EWO) from the Local Authority, closely monitors pupil attendance and a fine of up to £120 may be issued for unauthorised absence.
Leave of Absence
All requests must be made before the absence and accompanied by a completed form (from the ). Please read our for more details.
Please do not send your child to school if s/he is unwell, but phone the school on the first day of absence. If a child becomes unwell during the day we will contact you if they have a raised temperature, have been physically sick or obtained an injury that requires a hospital visit. Minor accidents and injuries are dealt with by a trained member of staff and recorded in the . All accidents and injuries suffered at school are reported to and monitored by the Governing Body.
We are not able to administer any medicines unless prescribed by your GP, but if your child has any ongoing medical condition or requires medication during the school day please contact the to discuss the matter in confidence.
Attendance Policy 2018-2020
Admission Arrangements for the School Year 2019-2020
Term Dates 2018 / 2019
Data on Ethnicity, Nationality, Language or Country of Birth.Jan 2017
Communication and Parent Involvment
At the start of each year teachers provide information about the curriculum and other activities planned. There are two organised opportunities for parents to meet with teachers about their child’s progress and extra meetings can be arranged through the school office.
A written profile is sent home every summer term to report on achievement. Parents are invited to help in the school in different ways supporting the curriculum or with fundraising.
The School Day
Start of supervision by staff. (children should not be left alone at school before this time.) Act of Collective Worship (prayers are said)
|10.15 – 10.30am||
Key Stage 1 Playtime.
|10.50 – 11.05am||
Upper Key Stage 2 Playtime
Key Stage 1 Act of Collective Worship. (Each class says Grace before lunch)
Key Stage 2 Act of Collective Worship. Lunchtime
Key Stage 1 and 2 Registration.
|2.45 – 3.00pm||
Key Stage 1 Playtime.
Act of Collective Worship. (Night prayer is said.) End of school day.
The emphasis is on the development of self discipline, a skill which we aim to nurture through clear boundaries and expectations. Our aim is to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and collective responsibility.
The school has developed our behaviour policy which is available for you to read. We also aim to teach children to say sorry and forgive, knowing that this means to be sorry and move forward.
Statement for Parents
On the Use of Reasonable Force
If staff become aware of, or have a need to be 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.
A senior staff member has the responsibility of being the Child Protection Co-ordinator. The Redbridge Child Protection Policy, which the Governors have adopted for St. Antony’s School, seeks to recognise that children are individuals whose rights, needs and welfare are of paramount importance. Accordingly, the school respects confidential and personal information. However, we must disclose information with regard to Child Protection issues. We do not pass on information unnecessarily and only do so if it is in the child’s best interest. If there is any concern about possible child abuse, e.g. physical, sexual or emotional the Child Protection Co-ordinator must contact the Education Welfare Officer as a matter of urgency.
St. Antony’s is committed to providing a broad and balanced education for all children, regardless of race, culture, gender, ability or disability, as far as resources permit.
We realise that our children come from a wide range of backgrounds and we are sensitive to the needs of the child who may not have experienced the traditional family unit. Every child is unique and special and the school strives to meet the spiritual, academic, emotional and social needs of each one. We encourage our children to believe that every avenue in life is open equally to all. As part of our global community, we wish to foster attitudes of tolerance, understanding and respect for all humanity. The values of equality and justice are gently nurtured. Being aware of the many cultures, religions and traditions around us, the children are encouraged to broaden their knowledge and understanding of the rich tapestry of life.
Steps to Prevent Disabled pupils from being treated less favourably
Following discussions with the parents before admission, the Headteacher will seek to put in place a strategy to ensure that any child with disability is treated no less favorably than any other pupil. A similar approach will be taken in respect of any child who becomes disabled when already a pupil of the school. The Headteacher will ensure that the class teacher of any disabled pupil are fully briefed to enable the pupil to receive proper tuition.
Details of Facilities for Disabled
- There is access for a wheelchair to all ground level classrooms.
- There are on the ground level a ramp and also a toilet for the disabled.
- The Headteacher will normally be able to ensure that a child in a wheelchair has access to the curriculum appropriate to his or her age.