EAST WOLD CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOOL HANDBOOK 2019-2020

 
EAST WOLD CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOOL HANDBOOK 2019-2020
EAST WOLD
CHURCH OF ENGLAND
 PRIMARY SCHOOL

SCHOOL HANDBOOK
    2019-2020

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EAST WOLD CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOOL HANDBOOK 2019-2020
CONTENTS
Contact Details                              Page 4
Welcome                                      Page 5
School Values, Vision and Aims               Page 6

The Staff                                    Page 7

The Governors
The Governing Body                           Page 8
The Governors’ Role                          Page 8

OFSTED                                       Page 9
Section 48 Inspection                        Page 9

Pupils
Starting School /Admissions                  Page 10
Transfer to Secondary School                 Page 11
Special Educational Needs & Disability       Page 11

Parents
Home, School and Community                   Page 12
Visiting School                              Page 12
Parent Helpers                               Page 12
Pupils’ Educational Records                  Page 12
Reports                                      Page 12

The School
Transport                                    Page 13
Health & Safety In School                    Page 13
FEWS                                         Page 13
Daily Routine                                Page 14
Lunchtimes                                   Page 14

Curriculum
Our Curriculum                               Page 15
Cornerstones Curriculum                      Page 15
Maths                                        Page 16
English                                      Page 16
RE                                           Page 17
French                                       Page 17

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EAST WOLD CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL SCHOOL HANDBOOK 2019-2020
PE                                   Page 17
PHSE                                 Page 17
Reception Year                       Page 18
Assessment                           Page 18
Homework                             Page 18
Activities and Clubs                 Page 18
Sporting Provision                   Page 19
School Visits                        Page 19

School Policies and Procedures
School Uniform                       Page 20
PE                                   Page 20
Swimming                             Page 20
Personal Property at School          Page 21
Safeguarding                         Page 21
Absences                             Page 21
Medicines                            Page 22
Pastoral Care                        Page 22
Accident Procedure                   Page 22
School Security                      Page 23
School Rules                         Page 23
Behaviour                            Page 24
School Fund                          Page 25
School Charging Policy               Page 25
Complaints                           Page 25

Performance Data                     Page 26

School Term Dates                    Page 27

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Member of The Spire Federation

                              CONTACT DETAILS
EXECUTIVE HEADTEACHER: Ms Becky Dhami ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER: Mrs Jane Amey
           BURSAR: Mrs Clare Owen ADMINISTRATOR: Mrs Kerry Angel
                   CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: Mr David Manders
                              SCHOOL ADDRESS
                    East Wold Church of England Primary School
                                   Station Road
                                    Legbourne
                                        Louth
                               Lincolnshire LN11 8LD
                                  Tel 01507 610060
                       email enquiries@east-wold.lincs.sch.uk
                             www.east-wold.lincs.sch.uk

East Wold Church of England Primary School is situated in the village of Legbourne
approximately 3 miles south-east of the market town of Louth, on the edge of the
beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. The school principally serves Legbourne and surrounding
villages, but we are keen to welcome children from further afield where places
permit. Since our opening in September 1993, we have endeavoured to retain the
special qualities inherent in a voluntary-controlled Church of England village school
which many parents and children greatly value.

East Wold has modern purpose-built premises on a well-landscaped site. The
Governors have added an outside log-cabin classroom to accommodate our
popular Rise & Shine Breakfast Club and after-school Buzz Club. Outdoor learning
experiences are enhanced by our pond area, all weather play area, class gardening
plots and outside stage.
                              SCHOOL LOCATION

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WELCOME

On behalf of the Governors and Staff of The Spire Federation of North
Cockerington and East Wold Church of England Primary Schools, may I
welcome you and your child into our school family and the wider community of
the Federation.

At The Spire Federation we pride ourselves on having a true family
atmosphere, where each child is a unique individual. We believe our schools
encourage each pupil to explore, think and challenge themselves in his or her
own way. Individual talents and skills are nurtured so that pupils meet their full
potential.
We offer an exciting and engaging curriculum which enables children to
develop not only academically but also socially, physically, spiritually and
emotionally. Central to this is the fact that we have a safe and secure
environment which supports children to flourish. Excellence is integral to all we
do. By providing fun and enjoyable activities, we aim to develop children's
passion for learning so that they are capable of adapting to the demands of
modern life. Our dedicated staff provide learning opportunities that both
challenge and support pupils. We provide opportunities for children to explore
topics and themes which promote independent learning and fosters resilience,
thus equipping pupils for the future.
Our partnership with parents is extremely important to us, and we recognise
that children will truly blossom both academically and socially, when parents
are involved with their child's learning.
This handbook provides details about the school, its aims, curriculum and
activities. We hope you will find it useful and informative. More information about
the school is available on our website at http://www.east-wold.lincs.sch.uk. If
you would like to find out more about the school, please do not hesitate to
contact us.

Although all the information contained in the handbook is correct at the present
time, changes are bound to take place over time. We will make every effort to
make parents aware of these changes as they occur.

Becky Dhami
Executive Headteacher

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SCHOOL VISION, VALUES AND AIMS

Values
East Wold Church of England Primary School promotes the social, emotional
and intellectual development of each child in a happy, caring and stimulating
environment, rooted in Christian values. At the heart of our school is the belief
that all children are loved by God, are individually unique and that the school
has a mission to help each pupil to fulfil their potential.

Vision
We trust that, in partnership with parents, we will have laid the foundation for
our children to be happy, confident and independent. It is our hope that all
our pupils become flourishing members of society, capable of applying and
adapting themselves to the demands of living and working in an ever-
changing world.

Aims
Our aims are:
 To provide a welcoming, friendly, safe and stimulating environment, in
  which Christian values are central to the ethos of the school.
 To promote excellence with high expectations and achievement for all.
 To develop knowledge and skills through an exciting and creative
  curriculum which fosters a lasting enjoyment of learning.
 To ensure pupils are happy, confident, independent and proud of
  themselves and their achievements in all areas of their life.
 To show respect and empathy towards others which enables pupils to make
  positive relationships with a wide range of people.
 To make a positive contribution to the community.
 To develop skills and Christian values to enable pupils to be responsible
  citizens now and in the future.
 To develop a sense of wonder and harness creativity.
 To celebrate diversity and promote the British values of democracy, the rule
  of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of all beliefs
  and cultures.

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THE SCHOOL AND ITS STAFF

East Wold Church of England Primary School is a Voluntary Controlled Church
of England school, and in September 2018 there are 108 children on roll.

Executive Headteacher: Ms Becky Dhami

Children are currently based in four classrooms. Organisation of year groups
and classes is flexible from year to year, to ensure that we make the best quality
first teaching provision for each child. In 2019 - 2020, classes are organised
follows:

Willow      Mrs Jenna Bollan                      Reception/Y1
Beech       Mrs Liz Gardner-Clark                 Y1/Y2
Elm         Mrs Alison Whitfield                  Y3/Y4
Oak         Mrs Jane Amey                         Y5/Y6

Bursar                        Mrs Clare Owen

Administrator                 Mrs Kerry Angel

Higher Level Teaching         Miss Laura Wilson
Assistant

Teaching Assistants           Mrs Janice Moon, Mrs Kirsty Atkinson,
                              Mr Sam Williams, Mrs Linda Pocklington,
                              Mrs Claire Creek, Mrs Elvi White

Club Staff                    Mr Sam Williams, Mrs Patricia Butcher,
(Before and after school)     Mrs Michelle Holmes and Miss Abi Heyes

Lunchtime Staff               Mrs Janice Moon, Mrs Linda
                              Pocklington, Mrs Kirsty Atkinson, Mrs
                              Bogg and Mr Sam Williams

Caretaker                     Mr Richard Whitehead

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THE SPIRE FEDERATION GOVERNING BODY

              TYPE                           NAME                  RESPONSIBILITIES

                                   VACANCY
 Parent                     (x2)
 Elected by Parents
                                   Mark Elsom              Pupil Premium & Sports funding

                                                           Finance      &      Resources
                                   Becky Dhami
 Staff                      (x2)                           Curriculum & Standards
 Elected by the Staff
                                   VACANCY

                                   Father James Robinson
 Foundation                 (x3)
                                   VACANCY
 Appointed by the Diocese
                                   VACANCY

 LA                         (x1)
                                   Jon Savage              Curriculum & Standards
 Appointed by the LA

                                                           Curriculum & Standards
                                   Jacqueline Stratford    Safeguarding
                                                           SEND
                                                           EYFS
 Co-Opted (x4)
 Appointed by         the   Core                           Chair
 Governing Body                    David Manders           Finance      &      Resources
                                                           Curriculum & Standards

                                                           Curriculum     &      Standards
                                   Dr Caitlin Green
                                                           SEND

                                   Jon Key                 Finance & Resources

 Clerk to the Governors: Mrs Kayleigh Wells                 Tel: 01522 550799

The Governors’ Role
Governors make the strategic decisions about the school. School Governors have
legal duties, powers and responsibilities for making sure the school is providing the best
quality of education. They may only act together: they cannot act individually.
Parents on the Governing Body - Parent Governors are elected for a term of four years
and may remain to finish their term of office on the Governing Body after their child
leaves the school. Parents are informed when elections are due to take place.
Foundation Governors - Foundation Governors have a particular focus on ensuring the
school demonstrates its distinctive Church School ethos in all aspects of its daily work.

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OFSTED

Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in May 2018. The report is full of positive
findings, including:

      A range of effective measures to enhance the work of the school have been
       introduced.
      The quality of education at the school has rapidly improved and pupils across
       the school are currently making good progress in reading, writing and
       mathematics.
      The school is attractive and inviting, both inside and in its outdoor spaces.
      Provision in the early years has been reorganised and improved, including a
       major revitalisation of the outdoor learning area.
      The leadership and management of the school, including governance, is
       securely good.
      Parents are supportive of the school and value the benefits of a small village
       school which is at the heart of the community.

Please click the link below to access a full copy of our report. Link: Ofsted Report

Section 48 Inspection
The latest Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) took
place in May 2018 and the distinctiveness and effectiveness of East Wold as a
Church of England school was confirmed as good in all areas. Findings included:
      The inspirational leadership of the executive headteacher has raised the
       profile of the Christian ethos and is ensuring that it is continually developing.
      The Christian character of the school makes a significant contribution to the
       positive relationships between all members of the school community.
      Christian values make a valuable contribution to the children’s personal
       development and wellbeing.

To read the report, click on the link : SIAMS Report East Wold [pdf 211KB]

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PUPILS
Starting School

East Wold School admits children in the Autumn Term at the beginning of the
academic year prior to their fifth birthday. This gives entry to the school each
September for those children whose fifth birthday falls between 1st September that
year and the 31st August of the following year, both dates being inclusive. It is not
compulsory for children to start until the term after their fifth birthday. If you wish to
keep your child at home until that time, please come in to chat to us about this.

To apply for a school place for your child in Reception at the beginning of the next
school year, you can apply online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions. As
a voluntary controlled school, we apply the County Council’s Admission Policy.
Details of this policy and more general information about the admissions process can
be found in at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions. Applications must be
submitted from mid-November to mid-January for the following September (precise
dates available at the website address above).

Parents considering choosing our school are warmly welcomed to visit us to find out
more. We hold two open mornings/afternoons during the Autumn term, but are
happy to make individual appointments.

                          INDUCTION PROGRAMME

Once places are allocated (usually in mid-April to May), we contact parents to
arrange a series of half-day visits for children during the summer term. We also invite
parents and carers to meet us at an evening meeting. We find this induction process
is really effective in ensuring parents find out more about the school and its routines,
pupils have a chance to become familiar with us, and it gives us lots of opportunities
to get to know your child before they start school. This helps each child to make a
successful transition into school life.

Our fundamental concern for all new starters into our Reception class each
September is that every child should settle into school life as quickly and happily as
possible. To support transition we operate a half day sessions for the first couple of
weeks.

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Transfer to Secondary School

At 11+ children transfer to secondary level education. Close links are maintained with
the local secondary schools to ensure a smooth transition to a child’s next stage in
their education. Throughout their time at East Wold, pupils will have had opportunities
to take part in sporting, cultural and other curriculum events at different local
secondary schools. They will also have opportunities to meet the Year 6 pupils of our
federated school – North Cockerington. In the summer term, pupils spend up to three
transition days at their chosen secondary school.

Children from East Wold normally transfer to King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth;
Louth Academy; Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Alford; John Spendluffe
Technology College, Alford; and Somercotes Academy, North Somercotes.

Parents may choose for their children take the 11+ tests, which are administered by
the Grammar School during September each year.

Special Educational Needs & Disability

Nationally approximately 15% of all children have learning difficulties. In most cases
their difficulties are expected to be modest requiring some additional help, but in
some cases, children’s special educational needs will be prolonged and more
complex and will require longer term help.

The school has a policy for identifying and assisting children who require additional
learning support. In addition to the school’s resources, we use the services of the
Specialist Teaching Team, the Educational Psychology Service, Lincolnshire BOSS
(Behavioural Outreach Support Service) and a range of health-related agencies. The
overall aim of our policy is to develop a whole-school approach that identifies and
assesses children with special educational needs at the earliest possible stage. We
then provide a planned programme to meet those needs with the full involvement of
the child, parents, staff and other professional agencies. The effectiveness of that
provision is monitored on a regular basis and updated as appropriate.

In a few cases, it may be necessary to ask the Local Authority to make a formal
assessment of a child’s needs. This may result in an Educational Health Care Plan. The
school works very closely with parents at all stages. The local SEND offer is available
on the school website. The school recognises and caters for the needs of all children.

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PARENTS
Home School and Community
The school has close links with home and the local community. An act of collective
worship takes place each day, led by members of staff. Reverend James Robinson,
friends of the school and people in the community also lead worship. Celebration
assembly is held on Thursday afternoon, when we celebrate good work; positive
contributions to school life; and children’s achievements in and out of school. Parents
and friends are cordially invited to Thursday worship.

Visiting School
Parents and carers are welcome in school but if you need to speak to a member of staff
about something important, it is not appropriate to pop into class at the start of the school
day, which is when the teacher needs to focus on the children in the class. Important
information and concerns deserve our full attention, so we ask you to make an
appointment: just an informal arrangement will do, so that we can allocate dedicated
and private time to our discussions.

Parent Consultation Evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring Terms. This is an
opportunity for parents and carers to look at children's work and discuss progress with the
class teacher and we encourage parents and carers to attend these. Should you wish
to discuss your child’s progress at any point in the school year, please do not hesitate to
make an appointment with the class teacher.

During the school year, parents, carers and friends are invited to events, festivals and
celebrations held in our local church, the village hall, or in the school itself. We welcome
your attendance on these occasions and your participation in the life of the school. We
are committed to the belief that the closer home and school become, the more effective
we are in supporting children.

Parent Helpers
We welcome help from parents and carers and strive to involve as many people as
possible from the community in all aspects of school life. If you feel you would like to help,
then please let us know when you are available. We would love to have you aboard!
Please note that regular volunteers will be asked to complete safeguarding checks.

Educational Records
Teachers keep a variety of curriculum records on your child to help them in assessing
progress in each subject and in the planning of future work.

Reports
Your child’s progress is closely monitored. A detailed report of this progress and
attainment is sent to you in the summer term in the form of a school report. Should you
wish to discuss the report, you are invited to make an appointment with the class teacher.

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THE SCHOOL

TRANSPORT

Transport to the school is provided free of charge for all children living in the villages
of Little Cawthorpe, Muckton, Authorpe, South Reston and North Reston, provided
their home is more than two miles from the school premises. Precise details are
available on Lincolnshire County Council website.

To make use of this school transport, children will need a bus pass and you can apply
for this online. Children using the school bus will be expected to display safe and
courteous behaviour at all times during the journey.

HEALTH AND SAFETY IN SCHOOL

We place a strong emphasis on safety in school and encourage children, as well as
staff, to report any areas of concern, which arise. Parents and visitors are requested
to press the intercom button on the front door to gain entrance to school. We would
also ask parents who come onto the premises by car, to ensure that their children do
not cross the car park unaccompanied. There is a footpath around the car-park
playground and a raised crossing, which we would ask parents and carers to
encourage their child to use when the car is parked on the far side of the overspill car
park. The car park is locked at 9am to 3.20pm. We would urge parents/carers to
judge their arrival accordingly, so that the highway is not blocked by cars waiting to
enter the premises. Our comprehensive Health and Safety Policy, is available for
inspection by parents at any time.

FEWS (FRIENDS OF EAST WOLD SCHOOL)

The school has a very active and hardworking school association which, through a
wide range of social and money-raising events, raises a lot of extra funding for
additional resources in the school. We are always extremely grateful for all their hard
work. Many parents find joining the FEWS Committee to be a very good way to get
more involved in school life.

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THE DAILY ROUTINES

8.00 – 8.55 am     Rise and Shine Club (Mon – Fri)
8.50 am            Children come into school/Registration
9.00 am            First lessons commence
10.30 – 10.45 am   Morning break
12.15 – 1.10 pm    Lunchtime
2.15 – 2.30 pm     Afternoon break (flexible)
3.05 – 3.25pm      Collective Worship
3.30 pm            School finishes
3.30 – 5.30 pm     Buzz Club (Mon – Thurs)

                                   LUNCHTIMES

Your child may choose to bring a packed lunch, together with any straws or spoons
which may be necessary, or you may wish to order a hot meal. Children in Reception
and Years 1 and 2, may choose to have a free hot meal (UIFSM), which is funded by
the government. Hot meals are booked and paid (KS2) for, in advance of each
three-week period. As we are trying to promote healthy habits in school, we would
ask you to consider this when making up your child’s lunch-box. Please don’t send
sweets or fizzy drinks. All children need to have a water bottle in school to take into
the hall at lunchtime.

Applications   for   free    school  meals         can      be   made      online    at
www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/freeschoolmeals.

Children eat their lunches in the hall and are supervised out in the playground if fine,
and in their classrooms if wet. Oak pupils organise playground games for younger
pupils on some lunchtimes. It is a good idea to keep trainers in school so that your
child can use the trim trail and tyre park.

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SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Our Curriculum
At The Spire Federation (East Wold and North Cockerington CE Primary Schools) we
believe our curriculum should inspire, excite, motivate and challenge our children to
develop a love of learning, both within and outside the classroom. We encourage
children to learn new skills whilst giving them the opportunity to build upon, develop
and apply what they already know in a range of different contexts.
We are passionate about ensuring our approach allows children to engage with their
learning at a deep level; giving them plenty of opportunity to think about their learning,
whilst monitoring and evaluating their own development.
We follow the National Curriculum for England, which forms the basis of all our
planning. When planning Maths and English we use curricular links where possible to
other subject areas, which we deliver through Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally
recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.

What is the Cornerstones Curriculum?

The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is
mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage
of national expectations. Our new curriculum will be delivered through Imaginative
Learning Projects (ILPs) which will provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating
learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s
learning.

We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination
and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our new curriculum will provide lots of
learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve
problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and
understanding effectively across the curriculum.

Teachers adapt the Cornerstones Curriculum to reflect the local area and our
community. This ensures our curriculum is relevant to all our pupils and allows for links
to be made with topics discussed at home. Whilst working on the ILPs, pupils are aware
of the subject they are studying so that they can make links to previous knowledge
and build on this prior learning.

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How it Works?

Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop,
Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link
through to Cornerstones website: https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/why-
cornerstones/

Our Curriculum Map available on our website provides an overview for each year and
details the Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs).
Maths
Our approach to Maths has been driven by ensuring the curriculum is fulfilled and
by research from the NCETM and the White Rose Maths Hub. We endeavour to
make our maths teaching dynamic and exciting, linked to problem solving and the
application of knowledge, skills and understanding to a wide range of contexts and
across all subjects. We follow the National Curriculum for England, and use White
Rose planning, Collins Busy Ant scheme and a range of other resources to support
pupils.

English
Our Reading and Spelling starts with a systematic phonics programme, which starts in
Reception Class and leads to Phonics Screening at the end of Year 1. We follow LCP
Phonics planning. We then follow the Spelling Appendix of the National Curriculum
in KS1 and KS2. This involves teaching spelling strategies sourced from a combination
of sources including Support for Spelling and Spelling Bank materials. Additionally,
children learn individual spellings and spelling & grammar rules that have been
highlighted to them in their independent work.
We use Active English daily in years 1 to 6 to support with developing the grammar
aspects of the National Curriculum. Active English is an approach for teaching
grammatical understanding to primary-aged pupils. It uses the principles of
mnemonics to teach and embed the learning in an active and engaging way,
providing the pupils with a deeper grasp of language that will benefit them for life.

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With regards to reading, all the children have individual reading books. From Year 1
onwards we use Guided Reading or whole class sessions to embed and develop
reading skills.
Our English Policy gives full details of our planning for ensuring the National
Curriculum for English is fulfilled.
RE
Our planning for RE is based on the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus 2018 – see link:
http://lincolndiocesaneducation.com/wp-content/uploads/Lincolnshire-Agreed-
Syllabus-for-Religious-Education-2018-2022-FINAL.pdf
This incorporates other world religions as well as Christianity. In addition to this, as a
Church school, Christian values are embedded throughout school life and our
Collective Worship provides the opportunity for reflection and spiritual development.

Collective Worship takes place daily. Our services are broadly Christian based, offering
an insight into the stories of Christianity and how this impacts on daily life; celebration
of God’s world and dealing with moral and ethical issues.

French
KS2 classes have French on a weekly basis.
PE
We recognise the importance of PE. We follow the Primary Steps in PE programme. In
addition to this, school swimming sessions take place during the year. We promote
swimming badges and aim for all children to be able to swim at least 25m by the time
they leave us. We also have coaches that visit us and a sports coach that organises
lunchtime and after school activities.

PHSE

Personal Health Social Education (PHSE) is an important part of school life. We aim to
safeguard pupils, support their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical
development and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences
of life. In PHSE we cover health and wellbeing, relationships, living in the wider world
and British values.

The Governors have agreed that Relationships and Sex Education will be taught in this
school, in accordance with the policy which is available on our website. Parents have
an opportunity to view resources used in this part of the curriculum. We are currently
using the Channel 4 Living and Growing videos and resources to support teaching.

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Reception Year

Children in their Reception Year follow a specialised Early Years Foundation Stage
curriculum. This covers seven areas of learning. The prime areas are Personal, Social
and Emotional Development; Communication and Language; Physical
Development. The specific areas are Literacy; Mathematics; Understanding the
World and Expressive Arts and Design. Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
Curriculum is designed to support children’s learning across all areas, through the
provision of both planned and child-initiated purposeful activities and experiences
within an environment of high quality resources and interactions. We link with our
Cornerstones Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) and our curriculum recognises each
child as an individual with their own interests, motivations and needs which adds to
our provision.

Assessment

Standard Assessment Tasks and Tests (SATs) take place at the end of both Key Stage
1 and Key Stage 2 (ie Year 2 and Year 6) and progress will be reported to parents.
National Curriculum SATs are only one of a range of formal and summative
assessments which take place in school.

Homework

We believe that teachers and parents working together for the benefit of the children
is a vital factor for success at school and homework is set within this context.
Homework may involve tasks to extend or reinforce what has been taught in school,
such as reading, spellings and tables practice or it may involve research connected
with a particular topic.

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Activities and Clubs

 During lunch breaks and after school on certain days a variety of extra-curricular
 activities take place. We are proud of the wide range of extra-curricular activities
 which take place in school throughout the year providing the children with a good
 opportunity to follow their own interests. The clubs vary from term to term, but
 generally include a variety of activities, for example, football, card games,
 gymnastics.

 We also provide arrangements for private music tuition to operate in school, where a
 fee is payable.

 Sporting Provision

In addition to the after-school clubs, we compete in local tournaments at primary and
secondary schools and are very proud of our children’s enthusiasm and
achievements. The Government’s Sports funding (full details available on our website)
enables the school to benefit from staff training and pupil participation in a wider
range of quality sporting activity than would not be possible otherwise. We are really
pleased that all our participation in school sports resulted in us achieving the Gold
School Games Accreditation for 2018/19.

School Visits

Destinations for class trips are selected with great care. They are viewed as invaluable
for widening the children’s first-hand experience, and are planned to enhance work
taking place in class.

We also have a residential experience every other year for pupils in Year 5 and 6. This
is in partnership with our federated school – North Cockerington CE Primary School.

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SCHOOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

School Uniform
We believe that uniform gives our pupils pride in belonging to our wonderful school
community. The Governors and staff are proud of our pupils and want people to
recognise our school’s high standards of good behaviour and learning attitudes when
we are out on visits. The school uniform is designed to be practical but comfortable
and relatively inexpensive. We ask you to co-operate in providing the following
clothing:

      Emerald green sweatshirt with embroidered school logo
      Yellow short-sleeved polo shirt with embroidered school logo
      Emerald green fleece with embroidered school logo
      Emerald green cardigan with embroidered school logo
      (The above is available from Cojo’s in Louth and from Teamsport Alford)
      Dark grey tailored school trousers for boys or girls
      Dark grey skirt/pinafore dress
      Green/yellow gingham dress during warm weather
      Suitable dark coloured school shoes

PE
Your child will need a change of clothing suitable for PE lessons. A plain T-shirt, navy
or black shorts and a pair of plimsolls are required. A plain black/navy jogging suit for
PE in cold weather and trainers are needed.
Pupils will usually be barefoot for gymnastics and dance. Plimsolls and trainers do not
allow a child’s foot to grip on the PE apparatus, so cannot be worn for these particular
lessons but may be worn for outside lessons.
Long hair must be tied back for safety. Ear studs must be removed for games lessons
(please note that adults are not allowed to take out/put in pupils’ earrings) and pupils
are advised not to wear ear studs on PE days if removing them is a problem. PE kit
should be kept in a named bag in school.

Swimming

Swimming takes place at the Meridian Leisure Centre. Children will need a one-piece
swimming costume (for girls), swimming trunks (for boys) and a towel. Swimming caps
should be worn for long hair (these are available from the school office for a small
charge). For safety reasons, the Meridian Centre does not allow shorts which extend
below the knee.
ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE CHILD’S NAME AND
PROVIDED IN A NAMED SWIMMING BAG.

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Personal Property on School Premises

Pupils are responsible for their personal possessions. All articles of clothing and
possessions brought into school should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.
Children should not bring money into school, except where requested, in which case
it should be in an envelope clearly marked with their name and the purpose of the
payment.

Safeguarding

Our school recognises its moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote
the welfare of pupils. We will endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming
environment where children are respected and valued. Staff undertake regular
training to ensure they are alert to signs of abuse and neglect and will follow our
procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice.
Our safeguarding policies are available on request. Mrs Whitfield is the School’s
Safeguarding Officer, and Mrs Jacqueline Stratford-Parker is the Governor with
Safeguarding responsibility.

Absence from School

Please telephone by 9.00 am if your child is going to be absent from school. We
request that where possible, hospital, dental or doctor's appointments are scheduled
outside the school day, but where this is not possible, a note should be sent to school
to inform us. Parents should report to the school office to sign their child out of school,
and sign them in on their return to school.

Headteachers are no longer authorised to grant leave of absence, except in quite
exceptional circumstances (for example, death/funeral of a close relative;
return/departure of a Services parent from action; wedding of a parent). If you are
intending to take your child out of school, you need to write a letter to the
Headteacher detailing why you are proposing to take your child out of school. Please
remember that attendance = attainment. Even if the absence cannot be authorised,
we still need to be aware of pupil’s whereabouts if they are not in school and we
appreciate parents’ co-operation in this.

We will write to parents whose child’s attendance drops below 90%, and the
Education Welfare Officer will become involved as required.

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Medicines

 If your child needs to have medicine administered at school it will be either:
 a) for chronic illness or a long-term condition, such as asthma
 b) where a child is recovering from a short term illness, but is well
 enough to return to school.

 All medicines must be handed to the school office by parents/carers, who must
 complete the appropriate consent documents. All prescribed medication should be
 brought into school in its original labelled packaging. For further details, please
 contact the school office.

 When administering medicines staff must:
         Check the maximum dosage and when the previous dosage was taken
          before administering medicine.
         Keep a record of all medicines administered. The record should state the
          type of medicine, the dosage, how and when it was administered, and the
          member of staff who administered it, plus a counter signature of a staff
          member witnessing the administration.
         Inform parents if their child has received medicine or been unwell at school.
         Store medicine safely.
         Ensure that the child knows where his or her medicine is kept, and can access
          it immediately.

Pastoral Care

We are a small school with a happy family atmosphere. The welfare and pastoral care
of our pupils is the responsibility of the whole staff. Class Teachers and Teaching
Assistants are concerned with the educational progress and also the personal and
social development of each child. We combine high expectations with a sympathetic
approach. However, problems sometimes arise and we involve parents at an early
stage rather than leave it until later. If you have any worries or queries, please do not
hesitate to contact us.

Accident Procedure

Children are made aware of any potentially hazardous situations but it is inevitable
that accidents will occur. In the case of minor bumps and bruises, staff will deal with
them as a matter of course. If the injury is more serious and we consider further action
to be necessary, parents will be informed immediately. It is important that we have an
up to date emergency contact number. Please let us know if this changes during the
year. Parents will always be informed if their child has had a head injury of any kind.

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School Security

The school doors and gates are closed at 9.00 am. After this time, pupils must report
to the School Office to enter the building. Visitors to the school are directed to the
main entrance to report to the office. Access is given via an intercom/door release
mechanism. Please do not enter the school by any other entrance. Pupils are not
allowed to open the main doors, even if they recognise the visitor, and we would ask
visitors to respect this security measure.

School Rules

We have very few rules. Those which we do have are based on safety and
consideration for others.

1.   Everyone should be polite and considerate at all times.
2.   Jewellery may not be worn in school with the exception of one plain gold ear
     stud in each ear, but children will be asked to remove any other earrings. Studs
     must be removed for games lessons.
3.   Make-up, including nail varnish, may not be worn.
4.   Matches, knives or similar objects may not be brought into school.
5.   Toys may not be brought into school, unless especially requested by a teacher.
6.   Sweets, lollipops and chewing gum are not allowed in school.
7.   Unless for specific purposes, money should not be brought into school. Any child
     who has to bring money into school should hand it to the class teacher in a
     named envelope for safekeeping.
8.   No mobile phones.

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Behaviour

The promotion of good behaviour is based on high expectations and clear
behavioural requirements and incorporates rewards which are appropriate, varied
and available to all children and sanctions which are appropriate, fair, consistent,
minimal and progressive.

Our full Behaviour Policy, which is published on our website and is also available from
the School Office, is based on the principles of fairness, consistency and relevance.
We greatly value the support of parents in the implementation of the Behaviour Policy.

 Children are asked to follow our Golden Rules:
     We are kind and thoughtful towards everyone.
     We are honest and trustworthy.
     We help to keep our school attractive and safe.
     We always listen to others.
     We walk quietly and sensibly around the school.
     We always work to the best of our ability.

Class Rewards
Praise is a great motivator and should be given freely in whatever way is most
appropriate for the children concerned. Class reward systems include: stars, smiley
faces, stickers or points, golden tickets, raffle tickets, recording names under a smiley
face on the board to celebrate their achievement publicly, ‘ or trophy. In some classes,
children may work towards ‘Golden Time’.

Whole School Rewards
Merit Points are used on a whole school level and run alongside individual class praise
and reward systems. Children collect Merit Points for good work and behaviours. When
their Merit Card is complete, they are awarded certificates at our Celebration
Assemblies.

All staff have Respect Tokens – these celebrate acts of helpfulness, courtesy and
consideration. Children then enter these into the Respect Raffle. This is drawn during
our Celebration Assemblies where children can win small educational type prizes.

Celebration Assemblies are held weekly. Star of the Week certificates are awarded to
recognise effort, attitude, attainment and achievement, or commitment to caring for

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others. The certificates describe the reason for the award. Parents are invited to
attend.

The Celebration Assemblies also celebrate outside awards that children may have
achieved and out Active Champion of the Week receives a wristband.

School Fund

There is a School Fund held in the name of “East Wold C.E. Primary School Fund”.
Cheques for visits, school sales etc. should be made payable to this fund. The fund is
audited once per year and the accounts discussed at Governors' Meetings.

School Charging Policy

We recognise the valuable contribution that a wide range of additional activities,
including clubs, trips, and residential experiences, can make towards the curriculum
and pupils’ personal and social education. No charges can be levied for activities
inside school time: all we can do is ask for voluntary contributions to fund a visit or
activities such as swimming. This will be done before the visit takes place and should
a substantial majority of people be willing to make a voluntary contribution the visit will
take place. No pupil will be excluded from a visit or activity should their parent not be
able to pay the voluntary contribution.

Complaints

In this school all staff are dedicated to giving all children the best possible education
and caring properly for their health, safety and welfare at all times. We are committed
to working closely with parents and believe that school and parents must work
together in partnership, each carrying out our own particular responsibilities to help
pupils gain the most from their time in school.

If you feel that something is not going quite as you would like it to, that we are doing
something that you are unhappy with, or not doing something that you feel we should,
please tell us about it. For details of our complaints procedure please see the policy
on our website, or contact the school office.

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PERFORMANCE DATA

East Wold - Key stage 1 Results 2018/19
This information allows you to compare our end of key stage 1 results with the
attainment of pupils across England in 2019.

                                  Percentage of pupils     Percentage of pupils
                                     achieving the            achieving the
           Subject
                                  expected standard:        expected standard
                                      School 2019             nationally 2019
 English Reading
                                          90%                      75%
 English Writing
                                          90%                      69%
 Mathematics
                                          90%                      76%
 Science
                                          95%                      82%

East Wold - Key stage 2 comparative report
This information allows you to compare our end of key stage 2 results with the
attainment of pupils across England in 2019.

       Subject           Percentage      Percentage      Average      Average
                           of pupils       of pupils      scaled    scaled score:
                          achieving       achieving       score:      Nationally
                              the             the         School
                          expected        expected
                          standard:       standard:
                            School        Nationally
  English Reading            86              73            107           104
 English Grammar,            86              78            106           106
 punctuation and
       spelling
    Mathematics              57              79            100           105
   English Writing           71              78            NA            NA
  (teacher assessment)
       Science               71             TBC*           NA            NA
  (teacher assessment)
*Not released at time of writing

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SCHOOL TERMS DATES FOR 2019 - 2020

      Term 1               Wednesday 4 September 2019
                           to
                           Friday  18 October 2019

      Term 2               Tuesday     29 October 2019
                           to
                           Thursday    19 December 2019

        Bank Holidays      Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 December 2019
                           and Wednesday 1 January 2020

      Term 3               Monday      6 January 2020
                           to
                           Thursday    13 February 2020

      Term 4               Monday      24 February 2020
                           to
                           Thursday     2 April 2020

        Bank Holidays      Good Friday 10 April 2020 and
                           Easter Monday 13 April 2020

       Term 5              Monday       20 April 2020
                           to
                           Friday       22 May 2020

      Bank Holidays        Monday 4, and Monday 25 May 2020

       Term 6              Monday       1 June 2020
                           to
                           Tuesday      21 July 2020

Staff training days taken out of the holiday periods so, do not affect these dates.

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