PROSPECTUS 2020-2021 - GRASBY ALL SAINTS CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL - Grasby All Saints Church of ...
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Mission Statement... ...the opportunity to succeed. Our Values Respect, Responsibility, Truthfulness, Friendship, Perseverance and Teamwork. Aims and Ethos “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 its offers to all its pupils.” We aim to provide a secure Christian environment in which our children are: - happy, safe, caring and tolerant - given every opportunity to succeed and realise their full potential - growing in confidence and personal wellbeing - able to develop mutual self respect and respect for others. - working in partnership with a range of other communities The ethos of our school supports the development of Christian values including love, trust, patience, friendship and hope. We nurture and inspire these values to promote attitudes of caring, thoughtfulness and empathy. We promote opportunities to enable children to experience awe and wonder and develop their spirituality and creativity.
We cater for and respect everyone’s opinion irrespective of age, gender, ability or race. We offer an educational environment which supports children to discover the pleasure of learning. We extend children’s talents, helping them to exploit their strengths and gain confidence to tackle their weaknesses. We support our children to develop essential skills and awareness, sensitivity and aesthetic appreciation in an enjoyable way. Each individual is nurtured through meaningful activities which excite and quench their natural thirst for knowledge and arouse curiosity and imagination. We encourage our children to live and work with others, to take responsibility by being caring and independent members of the school community. They develop skills to be valued members of society who can make a positive impact on others. We value both social and academic learning and support the development of the whole child so that they can be the best they can be. Our School School Contact Details: Grasby All Saints Church Of England Primary School Vicarage Lane Grasby Lincolnshire DN38 6AU Tel: 01652 628343 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Grasby All Saints Church of England Primary School is a voluntary controlled school which is situated on the western slopes of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the north of the county. Grasby is situated between Brigg and Caistor. The famous Viking Way walk passes through the centre of the village in front of the school. There is an adventure playground, playing field, stage and peace garden to the rear of the school. School Organisation The children are taught in mixed aged class groups. These groups are based on the age of the children. All children receive a differentiated curriculum to ensure that their individual learning needs are met at the level they are working at. Infant class sizes are restricted to 30 places by government legislation.
There are currently 88 pupils on roll organised into 4 classes: Class 1 (Foundation Stage and Pre-school) Class 2 (Year 1 and 2) Class 3 (Year 3 and Year 4) Class 4 (Year 5 and Year 6) We also offer 30 hours of pre-school provision. Places are limited and visits very welcome. Please contact our school office or visit our school website. STAFFING Headteacher: Mrs Zoe Hyams Deputy Head Teacher : Mrs N. Taylor Teaching staff: Miss N. Taylor Miss R. Brumby Miss V. Flint Mrs A. Rowlands Mrs K. Darwood Teaching Assistants: Miss C. Baxter Mrs C. Braithwaite Mrs C. Cadle (H.L.T.A) Mrs R. Cornelius Mrs A. Flint Mrs V. Hebert Mrs J. Hunt Miss J. Maroney Miss A. Glover (PE Apprentice) Administrative Assistant: Mrs K. Gibson Caretaker: Mr D. Smith Lead Lunchtime Supervisor: Mrs. K. Phillips (Senior) Lunchtime Supervisors: Mrs M. Fawcett Miss K. Stimpson Miss K. Holland Governors Please visit the Governor West Wold Webpage via our website. http://westwoldfederation.co.uk Admissions Policy Grasby All Saints Church of England Primary School follows the recommended Lincolnshire County Council Admissions Policy, which can be found on our website and also at
http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/schools/school-admissions SCHOOL HOURS Key Stage One Morning Session - 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m. Afternoon Session - 1.15 p.m.- 3.30 p.m. Key Stage Two Morning Session - 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Afternoon Session - 1.00p.m. – 3.30 p.m. Please ensure that your child arrives at school promptly. The school gates open at 8.50 a.m. Your co- operation is appreciated. Before And After School Clubs We run before and after school clubs every day from 7.45-8.45am and 3.30-5.45pm. Mrs Braithwaite and Mrs Cornelius run these sessions. More information on pricing and our booking forms are available from our school office. Holiday clubs are on offer at Caistor CE and Methodist Primary School with whom we are now federated. A wide variety of different clubs takes place in the school throughout the school year. Some of these are run by school staff and others by outside providers. Most clubs run from 3.30pm - 4.30pm. A list of current clubs is available at the bottom of the page. Clubs may include: • Gardening • Football • Multi Sports • Athletics • Table Tennis • Cricket • Cooking • Dance Attendance Matters
All of our children are expected to be in school for each session time unless there is a good reason for absence. Government legislation means that schools have to identify absences as authorised or unauthorised. In September 2013 the government announced changes to the legislation surrounding holidays in term time. From 1st Sept 2013 the new law gives NO entitlement to parents to take their children on holiday during term time. Any application for leave of absence must only be in exceptional circumstances and the Head teacher must be satisfied that the circumstances are exceptional and warrant the granting of leave. Head teachers are not expected to class any term time holiday as exceptional. Parents can be fined by the local authority for taking their child on holiday during term time without the consent of the school. The school must be notified of any absence either by telephone, letter or leave of absence form. If the child is absent as a result of illness parents should notify the school on the child’s first morning of every absence. Any absence not so notified will be classed unauthorised. The Routine medical, dental and other appointments should be arranged outside of school hours except in the case of an emergency. Please ensure that children are signed back into school following these visits. School closures In the event of a school closure due to severe weather conditions we will use the ‘Teachers to Parents’ text service and also post information on the school website. Lincs FM 102.2 will also be informed but please note that it can take more than half an hour for messages to reach air when there are multiple school closures. Emergency Contact Details We would be grateful if you could inform the school immediately you have any changes in contact details especially emergency contact numbers. It is essential that our records are kept up to date. We also require additional emergency contacts in case you are unobtainable. Please complete an emergency contact form, available from the school office, or send a note to the office with new details. Curriculum Foundation Stage This is for pupils between the ages of 4-5 in our school the children in the first year follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum. Key Stage One Year One and Two make up the next Key Stage.
Key Stage Two Children spend 4 years in Key Stage 2. The school curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum guidance (for pupils aged 4-5) and The National Curriculum (for Key Stages 1 & 2). Please visit our school website for more information about our exciting curriculum. Details about what your child will be learning are posted on the school website: www.grasbyallsaints.lincs.sch.uk Music We pride ourselves on our musical achievements. All children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument. Currently we are supported by specialist music teachers. We have peripatetic teachers who support individuals to play a range of instruments. We consider music to be one of the strengths of our school. We also sing with the Grimsby Minster Choir and are proud of our singing. If your child would like to take up an instrument then please discuss this with their class teacher. Performance information about the school The school has a good track record of ensuring that most pupils achieve good progress and high attainment. Many of our pupils exceed the expected outcomes by the end of KS 2. The latest Key Stage Two test results and other published data about our school can be found on our website.
External reports about the school Ofsted Report - February 2018 https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/120571 Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) - July 2017 Please see the link on our website for our Sec 48 Church School inspection report. School Discipline / Behaviour Policy Our behaviour and anti-bullying policies can be found on our school website. They outline our procedures, rewards and sanctions. S.E.N.D (Special Educational Needs and Disability) All staff work very hard to ensure the needs of all children are met. In consultation with parents any child considered to have SEN will be given an individualised education plan to target those areas of concern (social and emotional, academic or physical need). At times it may be necessary to involve outside agencies to assess a child’s progress in order to access the correct support. Outside agencies might include Speech and Language therapy, Educational Psychologist, Social and Emotional Communication Outreach etc. At times it may be necessary to ask for a multi-disciplinary assessment for a child involving a wider range of outside agencies and medical support. As a school we liaise closely with parents to ensure their child is receiving the best support for their education. Further information can be found on our website in our SEND Information Report and our West Wolds Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy. School Meals We pride ourselves on being a healthy school. Many of our children enjoy a cooked meal. Our Federated kitchens, based at Caistor Primary School, provide healthy, nutritionally balanced and freshly prepared meals, which meet all the governments’ nutritional standards for food in schools. Meals will be able to be booked in advance and paid for online through ParentPay. Some children prefer to have a packed lunch. We encourage children to eat a healthy and balanced packed lunch with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Please note that, as we have children in school who have allergies, no products containing nuts should be included in packed lunches.
Sweets - We encourage all our children to eat a healthy balanced diet, therefore NO sweets are allowed in school. Any sweets brought into school must be given to the class teacher who will return them at the end of the day. Water - Children are encouraged to drink water throughout the school day. Research has shown that the brain needs water to work at its best. There is a water fountain in school which provides chilled water for pupils. We encourage children to bring a water bottle to school. Medicine in School Our policy is that if a child is requiring medicine, they should either not be in school or parents should make arrangements to administer any prescribed medicines themselves during the day. If this is not convenient then we would encourage you to contact the school office to complete the required paperwork. Asthma suffers should bring their inhalers to school. These should be labelled and will be kept in an easily accessible place in the classroom known to the child and the teacher. Some children may need to keep their inhaler on their person. If you have any concerns about any medical issue please do not hesitate to speak to a member of school staff. School Uniform Information is available on our school website or from Uniform Direct. http://www.grasbyallsaints.lincs.sch.uk/parental_carers_zone/school_uniform/school_uniform.html Labelling - Please label all clothes, bags, etc with your child’s name. This is particularly important, as once items of clothing have been taken off e.g. for P.E. or swimming, every item is exactly the same as the next child’s. Our cloakroom space is limited. It is vital that coats and jackets have a loop by which to hang. Please also restrict the size of bags that your child brings – draw string bags are ideal. Large bags and coats which are draped by the hood tend to get knocked on the floor which can cause trip hazards. Safeguarding Our first priority is your child’s welfare. Please visit our website for more informatuion.http://www.grasbyallsaints.lincs.sch.uk/safeguarding/lincolnshire_support.html Security All pupils are requested to enter and leave the school by the door at the back of the building. The gates are locked once the children are in class and are opened again for children to leave in an evening. Parents should not walk through school at the beginning of the day after dropping their
child off. All visitors are required to report to Reception and to sign in and out of the school in the visitor’s book. Access to documents All relevant documents are made available for your perusal at any reasonable time. Please contact the school office for advice or additional information. Data protection We hold personal data about your child in school and use it to: • Support your child’s learning. • Monitor and report on your child’s progress. • Provide appropriate pastoral care. • Assess how well the school is doing. We will not give information about your child to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to. Partnership with Parents We value the contribution of parents whether supporting your child with homework, helping with F.R.O.G.S events or volunteering to support in school. If you would like to work in school please contact the office for a DBS form. We welcome all forms of help e.g. with the library, supporting with crafts or practical tasks, gardening, using the computer, supporting with swimming or hearing children read. We appreciate that many parents live very busy lives but your help will be very much appreciated by the children and staff even if it is just on an occasional basis. Vicarage Lane, Grasby, Barnetby, Lincolnshire DN38 6AU Registered Charity No: 1076019 Grasby All Saints C. of E. Primary School is extremely fortunate to have the benefit of a thriving Parent Teacher Association, known as FROGS - Friends Of Grasby School. The team of dedicated volunteers spend many hours raising substantial sums of money for our children. Fundraising events include a chocolate bingo, discos, film nights and a summer fair. The committee decide how to spend the funds raised with the help of a wish list from the school. Examples include contributing towards trips and theatre events, supporting the school to revamp technology, organising an end of year disco and paying for Year 6 leaver’s gifts. The stage in the playground, computers and educational equipment have also all been provided by FROGS. All parents of children at the school are automatically members and all are cordially invited to attend any of the meetings. The meetings are sociable occasions and new faces are always welcome. For further information please do not hesitate to contact the school office or visit our school website.
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