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St Antony's

Catholic Primary School

God is at the heart of our school

Useful Information

Attendance

 

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 Attendance Policy; absences will be authorised for a maximum of 3 days, 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.

 

Unauthorised Absence

The Educational Welfare Officer (EWO) from the Local Authority, closely monitors pupil attendance and a Fixed Penalty Notice 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 School Office). Please read our Attendance Policy for more details.

 

Welfare

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 Accident Book. All accidents and injuries suffered at school are reported to and monitored by the Governing Body.

 

Administration of Medication

 

Parents are generally encouraged to schedule their child’s medication so that they don’t need a dose during the school day. For example, a child who is on antibiotics to be taken three times a day can usually take all three doses outside school hours.

If, however, your child does need medication during school hours, the following guidelines must be followed.

1. Only prescription medication should be brought into schools. This includes antibiotics, asthma inhalers, AAIs , insulin syringes and so on.

2. Medications must be brought into schools in their original container, as dispensed by a pharmacist, labelled with your child’s name. They must include instructions for administration, dosage and storage, as well as possible side effects. In some cases, schools will accept written instructions from a parent,

3. You must provide written consent for your child to be given the medication.  You will need to complete our Administering Medication in School form every time your child brings a new type of medication to school; it’s also likely to be reviewed annually.

4. All medications must be in date.

5. You must collect any leftover medication that your child no longer needs, or medicines that have passed their expiry date, from the school. This should be done routinely at the end of every term.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A CHILD CARRY MEDICATION IN THEIR SCHOOL BAG OR IN THEIR POSSESSION IT MUST BE HANDED INTO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY AN ADULT AND THE MEDICATION FORM MUST BE COMPLETED.

 

Administration of Medication in School FORM

Attendance Policy 2018-2020

Term Dates 2019 / 2020

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

 

8.45am                          

Start of supervision by staff. (children should not be left alone at school before this time.) Act of Collective Worship (prayers are said)

 

8.55am

Registration.

 

10.30-10.45am

Key Stage 1/2 Playtime.

 

12.00pm

EYFS and Key Stage 1 Act of Collective Worship. (Each class says Grace before lunch)

 

12.30pm

Key Stage 2 Act of Collective Worship. Lunchtime

 

1.00pm

EYFS and Key Stage 1 Registration.

 

1.30pm

Key Stage 2 Registration

 

2.30 – 2.45pm

Key Stage 1 Playtime (flexible timings)

 

3.15pm

Act of Collective Worship. (Night prayer is said.) End of school day.

 

Behaviour Expectations

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.

 

Child Protection

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.

Equal Opportunities

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.

 

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