School Brochure 2020/2021 - Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Primary School - Holy Trinity RC Primary School

 
School Brochure 2020/2021 - Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Primary School - Holy Trinity RC Primary School
Holy Trinity
 Roman Catholic Primary School

School Brochure
   2020/2021
School Brochure 2020/2021 - Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Primary School - Holy Trinity RC Primary School
HOLY TRINITY R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL
                HALIFAX ROAD
                  BRIERFIELD
                    BB9 5BL
                    Email: head@holytrinityrc.lancs.sch.uk
                           Telephone: 01282 613709
                              Fax: 01282 444684

                   CHAIR OF GOVERNORS: Mrs. M Borman

                         HEADTEACHER: Mrs. M.T. Lyle

Holy Trinity is a Voluntary Aided Primary School for boys and girls aged 4-11
                                     years.

                              STAFF OF SCHOOL

                        Mrs. M.T. Lyle (Headteacher)
               Mrs. C. Carlile (Deputy Headteacher) – (Class 4)
                              Mrs M .Heron (Class 3)
                              Mrs S. Fowler (Class 2)
                             Miss D. Smith (Class 1)

                     SCHOOL SECRETARY: Miss N Atkinson

                         NURSERY NURSE: Mrs. C. Kaye

                               NTA: Mrs. S. Travis
                                    Mrs. C. Kaye
                                   Mrs. A. Phillips
                                    Mrs L. Taylor

                       CARETAKER: Mr. N. Cruickshanks

                             WELFARE ASSISTANTS:
                                Mrs S. Haracic
                                 Mrs. S Travis
                                Mrs. A. Phillips

                            KITCHEN SUPERVISORS:
                           Mrs. S Peel-Waller (Cook)
                                  Mrs L Atkinson
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USEFUL CONTACTS/SCHOOL INFORMATION

        LOCAL AUTHORITY:                        Area Pupil Access Team
                                                Lancashire County Council
                                                Education Committee

   AREA EDUCATION OFFICE:                       44 Union Street
                                                Accrington
                                                BB5 1PL
                                                01254 220710

                         We, in Brierfield, are District 13

            The information in this booklet is correct at the time of
                     printing namely September 2020
       Changes may, however, be made since we are keen to make
                               improvement.

         This Catholic school exists to support parents in fulfilling their primary
       duty of forming and educating their children so that they may achieve
their full potential as disciples of Christ and so the Governing Body expects all
  employees and parents to contribute to the school by actively sharing our
                               ideals, aims and values.
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         ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR 2020 - 21

Holy Trinity, Brierfield is a Roman Catholic Primary School provided by the Diocese of
Salford and is maintained by the Lancashire Local Authority as a Voluntary Aided Primary
School. The school’s Governing Body is the Admission Authority and is responsible for
taking decisions on applicants for admission. For the school year commencing
September 2021/2022 the Governing Body’s planned admission number is 15.

All preferences listed on the online application will be considered on an equal basis with
the following set of admissions criteria forming a priority order where there are more
applications for admissions than the school has places available.

Applications for a place in Reception at September 2021 should be made on the online
admission system administered by Lancashire County Council at www.lancashire.gov.uk
and search school admission before the date specified by Lancashire County Council.
The closing date is 15th January 2020

Parents who wish to seek priority for baptised Catholic children should also complete the
schools Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return it to school by 15th January 2021
As required by law all children with a statement of Special Educational Needs naming
the school will be admitted before the application of the oversubscription criteria.

Where more applications are received then the planned admissions number for the
school the oversubscription criteria will be applied in the following order:

1.    Baptised Roman Catholic children who are looked after children or previously
      looked after children
2.    Baptised Roman Catholic children who will have a brother or sister attending the
      school at the time of admission and resident in the former parish of Holy Trinity.
3.    Baptised Roman Catholic children who are resident in the former parish of Holy Trini-
      ty Brierfield.
4.    Other baptised Roman Catholic children who will have a brother or sister attending
      the school at the time of admission and are resident in another parish.
5.    Other baptised Roman Catholic children who are resident in another parish.
6.    Other children who are looked after children or previously looked after children.
7.    Children who are worshipping in a Church in membership of the Churches Together
      in Britain and Ireland, who will have a brother or sister attending the school at the
      time of admission.
8.    Children who are worshipping in a Church in membership of the Churches Together
      in Britain and Ireland
9.    Children for whom the Governors accept that there are exceptionally strong medi-
      cal, social, or welfare reasons, which are directly relevant to the school concerned.
10.   Other children with a brother or sister attending the school at the time of admission.
11.   Other children.

If, within any category there are more applicants than places available priority will be
given on the basis of proximity to the school measured by a straight line between the
centre of the family home to the centre of the school. In the event of a tied distance
measurement between address points the Local Authority’s system of a random draw
will determine which address(es) receive the offer(s).
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        ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR 2020 - 21
           13017 - Notes for admission
a) The governing body is the admissions authority.
b) In the autumn term all parents who have expressed an interest in a school place will
   receive an admission flyer outlining the admissions process for the 2021/22
   admission round.
c) Parents must complete an online application at www.lancashire.gov.uk and search
   school admissions. They must express three preferences for primary school admission.
d) The closing date for all applicants is 15th January 2021. All applicants will be
   considered by the governors at the same time in a fair way according to the
   published criteria.
c) Supplementary Form - the supplementary form must only request information relating
   to the fact of baptism. Any further information usually collected by the school should
   be requested on admission.
d) Parents will be informed of the governors’ decision by Lancashire Local Authority on
   16th April 2021. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place for brothers and
   sisters in subsequent years.
g) Each Roman Catholic applicant will be required to produce a baptismal certificate.
h) Parents should check carefully whether they are resident within the former parish
   boundary of Holy Trinity. If parents wish to see a copy of this map one is available in
   school for them to consult.
i) All applicants resident in the parish of Holy Trinity will be required to provide proof of
   address, by supplying an original, up-to-date, utility bill or Child Benefit Statement.
j) It is the duty of governors to comply with regulation class size limits at Key Stage One.
k) Shared responsibility – Where the parents live at different addresses and there is
   shared parenting, the address used will normally be the one where the child wakes up
   for the majority of Monday to Friday mornings. If there is any doubt about this, then
   the address of the Child Benefit recipient will be used. Parents may be asked to show
   evidence of the claim that is being made for the address used.
l) The term ‘brothers and sisters’ will be taken to include step brothers and sisters, foster
   children and children of partners living in the same household and adopted children.
m) Where there are twins or triplets wanting admission and there is only a single place left
   within the admission number, then the Governing Body will exercise as much flexibility
   as possible within the requirement of infant class sizes. In exceptional circumstance
   cases we are now able to offer places for both twins and all triplets, even when this
   means breaching infant class size limits.
n) Late applications will be considered in accordance with the published admissions
   criteria. If the school is over subscribed, late applications will be placed on a reserve
   list in priority order according to the published admissions criteria. Parents will be
   notified if a vacancy subsequently arises. Parents will be expected to provide a
   reason/s for the late application. If this is not exceptional the application will be dealt
   with after all others have been dealt with.
o) Parents are asked to read and confirm receipt of the Governors’ published admission
   policy. Any changes to the policy will be circulated to all applicants on file for
       subsequent years.
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        ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR 2020 - 21
           13017 - Notes for admission
p) If an application for admission has been turned down by the governing body parents
    can appeal to an independent appeals panel. This appeal should be sent in writing
    to the Clerk to the Governors at the school within 20 days of notification of refusal.
    The date of notification will be 2 working days after positing by first class post.
    The parents must give their reasons for appealing in writing and the decision of the
    appeals panels is binding on all parties.
q) Waiting lists must give priority to children in accordance with the schools published
    oversubscription criteria and not on any other basis. Waiting lists must be maintained
    by the admission authority for the full Autumn Term in the academic year of admission
    and must not give priority to children based on the date either their application was
    received or their name was added to the list.
r) For ‘In Year’ applications received outside the normal admissions round and if places
    are available then children qualifying under the published criteria will be admitted.
    Direct application to the school can now be made under this heading. If there are
    places available but more applicants than places then the published oversubscri-
    ption criteria will be applied.
s) Holy Trinity will allow parents of children who are offered a place at school before they
    are of compulsory school age to defer their child’s entry until later in the school year.
    Where entry is deferred, school will hold the place for that child and not offer it to
    another child. The parent will not be able to defer entry beyond the beginning of the
    term after the child’s fifth birthday nor beyond the academic year for which the
    original applications was accepted.
t) Parents can request that their child attend part time until the child reaches
    compulsory school age.
u) A Looked After Child is a child who is (a) in the care of a Local Authority, or (b) being
    provided with accommodation by a Local Authority in the exercise of their Social
    Services functions (under section 22 (1) of the Children Act 1989. A previously Looked
    After Child is one who immediately moved on from that status after becoming subject
    to an adoption residence or special guardianship.
v) The Governing Body reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a school place where
    false evidence is received in relation to baptism, sibling connections or place of
    residence.
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                   ADMISSIONS

Lancashire Education Authority’s policy for admittance to schools is that all children
who reach the age of 5 anytime during the school year, to be admitted in the
Autumn term. This includes children whose birthdays fall between March 1st and
August 31st of the school year – if the parents wish it.

However, individual children who appear stressed by a full day in school will be
advised to continue on a part-time basis until the November half-term.

Parents who choose to defer admission of their children, will only be able to bring
their children into school at the start of a term i.e. at the start of the Spring or
Summer Term.

Parents are asked to notify the Headteacher as soon as possible about their decision
on the timing of their child’s entry into school.

                                PRE-ADMISSION VISITS

It is very important that your child settles down happily in school.

Pre-school play mornings are arranged during the term before your child is due to
start school. During these visits your child can get to know his/her new companions,
his/her teachers and his/her new surroundings. He/she becomes more familiar with
the routines of school. Parents can also get to know the other children’s parents and
staff. These morning sessions have been found to be very helpful for all concerned.

Some weeks before your child starts school, there will be a meeting for parents. At
this meeting, the various schemes, books, activities and equipment are displayed
and the rules and procedures are explained.
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              RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Our Mission Statement is:-

      ‘To go forward together in Christ, respecting our neighbour and striving for
                                      excellence’

Holy Trinity is a Catholic School and is conducted in accordance with the rites, prac-
tices and observances of the Catholic Faith.

Our Faith provides the basis of all we do – in our work and our play. The only way we
can get to know God is to learn about the world he made for us, the people who
have and do inhabit His world and His Son Jesus who was sent to save us.

We will be using the Salford Diocesan Schemes – Come and See and The Way, The
Truth and The Life. This is an exciting scheme which covers the whole age range from
Reception to Y6.

Children attend Holy Mass regularly in school and you are, of course, most welcome
to join us in School. Classes take it in turn to lead these celebrations.

Throughout the year we celebrate the Special Holy Day Masses (and also such feasts
as Ash Wednesday and All Souls) when they fall during term-time.

It is expected that all children admitted to the school will take a full and active part in
the religious life of the school, however parents may request exemption for their child
from the various religious activities, but this must be put in writing to the school
governors.

Parents have the right to withdraw children from both Religious Education and
Collective Worship but it is anticipated by the Governing Body that those specifically
choosing Catholic education will wish to lend their support to maintaining both the
full spiritual life of the school and those aims set out in the Mission Statement.
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                 CORE SUBJECTS

ENGLISH
The children are all taking part in the Literacy lessons which follow the guidelines laid
down in the statutory outlines of the National Curriculum, either at Key Stage 1 or 2.

We follow letters and sounds in Phonics.

The infants use a wide variety of reading books from a range of reading schemes.
These books are graded at different levels.

The school expects parents to help their child in reading at home.

Juniors follow the Collins Pathway Reading Scheme with many supplementary
readers included Oxford Reading Tree, Kaleidoscope, Hummingbirds, Ginn 360 etc.

The English curriculum covers, through structured work and free expression, oral
activities, spelling, story, punctuation, grammar, comprehension and handwriting.
Poetry and drama are also of great importance in giving children an appreciation
and understanding of their language.

MATHEMATICS
All years are being taught mathematics using the approach recommended by the
National Numeracy Strategy:

    Dedicated mathematics lessons every day
    Direct teaching and interactive oral work with the whole
     class and groups
    An emphasis on mental calculation
    Controlled differentiation, with all pupils engaged in
     mathematics relating to a common theme

A wide variety of resources are used to aid the teaching of mathematics.

Maths No Problem, The Cambridge Maths Scheme and My Maths on Target are used
supplemented by a range of other publications. My Maths ICT software is also used.

SCIENCE
For Year 1 – 6 the course follows the statutory guidelines, as laid down by the National
Curriculum on a two year rolling programme due to the fact that there are classes of
mixed age groups.
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              FOUNDATION SUBJECTS

Other foundation subjects are taught in accordance with the National Curriculum
guidelines.
At the beginning of each term you, as a parent, will be told the Programmes of Study that
your child will be following. We hope that you will help your child with these areas of study.

RELATIONSHIPS AND SEX EDUCATION
Relationships and Sex Education will be taught as part of the school’s ongoing Education for
Personal Relationships programme using the ‘Journey In Love’ Scheme of Work. (This policy
document is available on request). Parents will have the right to remove their child from this
lesson.

SWIMMING
Swimming is COMPULSORY for Class 3 & 4 children. There needs to be sound MEDICAL
reasons for a child to miss a swimming lesson. If a child misses 2 consecutive lessons, a
medical certificate from a doctor must be provided.
Children are not allowed to wear earrings and girls/boys with long hair must wear a
swimming hat.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Various educational visits are organised throughout the year. Other extra curricular activities
include a variety of sports, drama and dancing.

CHARGING AND REMISSIONS
We have a Charging and Remissions Policy for the School and any person wishing to read this
policy may do so on request.

ASSESSING PROGRESS
Continual Assessment forms the basis of our pupil monitoring programme. However under the
Education Reform Act as part of the National Curriculum all children from the age of 5 will un-
dergo assessment.
Children will be assessed every year by teachers and also by external testing known as SATs in
the core subjects English and Mathematics in year 2 and 6 . Other foundation subjects will
be teacher assessed. We also use the Baseline Assessment material. Year 1 have a phonics
test at the end of the year.
Also PUMA PIRA tests are administered termly in each year group.
The results of the Standard Attainment Tests (SATs) will be published for Y6.

HOMEWORK
Homework should be completed with the support of parents. This provides the child with a
very big advantage throughout his/her school life. It is therefore, vitally important that parents
give their full co-operation in the matters of discipline and homework.
We cannot allow the misbehaviour of any child to interfere with the work of other children.
Likewise, work that is sent home to be completed is necessary and needs to be done proper-
ly and thoroughly if the child is to progress to the next stage of learning.

The school has a homework policy, which follows very closely, the DfES National Guidelines.
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              SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

In school, all children are expected to behave sensibly. The standard of behaviour
expected, being the best attainable by the individual child.

NO CHILD WILL BE ALLOWED TO DISRUPT LESSONS OR TO BEHAVE IN A MANNER WHICH
MAY CAUSE INJURY OR HARM TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS; NOR WILL ANY CHILD BE
ALLOWED TO BRING THE GOOD NAME OF THE SCHOOL INTO DISREPUTE.

Parents are encouraged and expected to support the school wholeheartedly in this
area by close liaison and co-operation with the staff should a problem arise.

In extreme cases the Governors may be asked to consider the exclusion from school
of a pupil. Parents would be informed of their right to appeal.
Good behaviour is encouraged by means of a house point system whereby good
deeds and work result in extra points.

Children are also encouraged by the distribution of stars and gems to reward good
behaviour, helpfulness to others etc.
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               SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

SCHOOL RULES

1.    Whilst in school, all children are expected to behave sensibly.
2.    No child will be allowed to disrupt lessons or stop other children from learning.
3.    No child will be allowed to behave in a manner which may cause injury or harm
      to themselves or others. This means NO FIGHTING. “Sticking up for oneself” is
      not an acceptable excuse – it is just a glorified way of saying retaliate or take
      revenge.
4.    No weapons allowed on school premises.
5.    No child will be allowed to bring the good name of the school into disrepute.
      (This includes bad language)
6.    Children must respect and obey all the adults who help in school or whom they
      meet within school premises.
7.    The street is out of bounds, unless accompanied by a responsible adult – and
      behaviour in the street is expected to be of a high standard.
8.    No jewellery – too hazardous
9.    ALL CLOTHES MUST BE LABELLED – INCLUDING SHOES.
10.   No earlier than 8.45am in the playground please, as staff patrols start from then.
11.   No mobile phones are allowed in school.

PROBLEMS AT OTHER TIMES

A.    Initially dealt with by staff
B.    If problem continues, parents contacted to try to arrive to a solution.

Parents are encouraged and expected to support the school wholeheartedly in this
area as we believe that only by co-operation can a child be encouraged to devel-
op into a Christian, social, sharing, caring law abiding person.

RULES MADE BY THE CHILDREN

Have Jesus in your heart
Offer help
Love God
You are all special!

Try hard
Respect everyone
Include everyone
Nice words and smiley faces
In school, listen well
Think before you act
You can do it!
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               SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

RACISM AND BULLYING

As we are a Catholic School the emphasis should be on respecting individuals,
groups and ethnic minorities. This means that all aspects of their lives should be
respected as they are also part of God’s community and deserve to be treated
accordingly.

This is a basic belief of our faith and is encouraged in our children through example
and encouragement itself. All children have to appreciate that we are all equal in
God’s eyes.

Children should be shown that as much as they value themselves they should value
others as much. The difference in lifestyles between cultures should be stressed and
how the difference enriches our own life and culture. Stereotypes can be examined
and also attitudes to those stereotypes and how absurd they can be. Links can be
established with our communities and peoples to show how similar in many ways they
are to ourselves.

As well as trying to deal with racist attitudes, we will also attempt to show that bully-
ing also goes against Catholic attitudes. We should try to get the children to put
themselves into the position of the victim of racism or bullying. What would it feel like
to be pressurised and afraid? How would they deal with the fear and pressure them-
selves?

An investigation of what they would feel afraid of, and how they would get over it.
Would they shy away, face up to it or pray? Who would be able to help?

Examples of bullying from children’s own experience or from literature can be ex-
plored and how the events turned out. With constant revision and experience, chil-
dren will be encouraged to adopt the Catholic ideals and more importantly to put
them into practice.

All of the children’s worries will be listened to and if needed dealt with. Parents help
will be enlisted and children will be encouraged in class lessons, in assemblies and by
example to adhere to Catholic attitudes. Hopefully by the correct attitudes fostered
in our own school the example could help to create a healthy, caring atmosphere
amongst the local community. Our aim will be to have no racist or bullying situations
in our school so that any visitor will go away with the impressions that Catholic schools
do indeed have a special importance in our educational system.
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                    INFORMATION

SCHOOL MEALS

The current cost of a school meal is £11.50 per week i.e. £2.30 per day. Dinner money
is collected every Monday morning or can be paid online at Parent Mail
Children absent on that day should bring their dinner money on the day of their
return.

Application forms for free meals are available either from school or Area Education
Office, 44 Union Street, Accrington. BB5 1PL

Children may have sandwiches at lunchtime if you prefer, but please do not send
drinks in glass bottles or glass vacuum flasks or fizzy drinks.

SCHOOL MILK

Children under the age of 5 are entitled to free school milk, also children who are
entitled to free meals are entitled to free milk. If you wish your child to have milk it is
your responsibility to fill in the paperwork required which is in your induction pack.
School no longer collect milk money, all payments and ordering are done directly to
Cool Milk.

FRUIT IN SCHOOL SCHEME

The government are trying to encourage children to eat more fruit. All infant children
will be given a piece of fruit during the morning session of school. This initiative is
funded by the government and therefore does not incur any expense to parents.
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                  INFORMATION

ABSENCES

If your child is absent please let us know the reason on the first day, either by tele-
phone or by sending a message. A note MUST be sent to school however when
your child returns, explaining his/her absence. Please let us know if your child has
to go into hospital.

Children with sickness, diarrhoea, sore throats, should not come into school until
they have been clear of the symptoms for one whole day.

APPOINTMENTS

Please try and book any dentist or medical appointments for outside of school
hours, however if this not an option then school request that you fill in a ‘late sign-
ing in’ or ‘early signing out’ form and provide a copy of the appointment letter.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

IF YOUR CHILD CONTRACTS AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE PLEASE LET THE HEADTEACHER
KNOW IMMEDIATELY, PARTICULARLY RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES).

MEDICINES

We have to be very careful with medicines in school. Therefore medicine will ONLY
be given by Staff if you (the parent/guardian) complete a form available on the
website or in the school office.

NO medicines can be kept in school overnight (except inhalers for asthmatic
children), therefore please only send sufficient medicine/tablets for ONE DOSE.

Medicines that may be dangerous to other children will not be accepted in
school.

Please do not send your child to school if it is vital that medicine is given at a very
specific time unless special arrangements have been made with the head teach-
er

PARENTS IN SCHOOL

We welcome parental help and involvement with the education of each child.

If you as a parent or friend of the school, feel you would like to help in some way,
working alongside the teachers, please don’t hesitate to contact the Headteach-
er or any member of staff.
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                 THE SCHOOL DAY

BRINGING AND COLLECTING YOUR CHILD

School begins at 8.55 a.m. Children should not be sent to school too early, especially
on winter or wet days. 8.45 a.m. is sufficiently early to be entering the playground.
It is very important that your child should learn to be punctual. We therefore would
ask that you try to get your child to school on time whenever possible.

School finishes at 3.30 p.m.

WHEN COLLECTING CHILDREN, YOU ARE NOT TO PARK OR WAIT ON THE ZIG-ZAG LINES
AT THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL, as this can be very dangerous for the children and we
do not want any accidents. (There have been many round the County – that is why
the police have insisted that every school has the Zig-Zag lines).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHOOL GATES ARE CLOSED FOR SAFETY REASONS FROM 8.45
A.M. TO 9.15 A.M. and from 3.15 P.M. TO 3.45 P.M.

BREAKFAST CLUB

We have a breakfast club that starts at 8am till 8:45am. This is run by two
members of staff who work in school.

AFTER SCHOOL FACILITY

Our after school facility runs Monday to Thursday 3:30pm till 5pm. It is also run by
two members of our staff
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                THE SCHOOL DAY

8.55 a.m.                     Start of school/registration

9.00 a.m.                     Assemblies

9.30 a.m.                     Lessons

10.30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m.       Break

10.45 a.m.                    Lessons

11.50 a.m. – 1.10 p.m.        Infant Lunchtime

12.10 p.m. – 1.05 p.m.        Junior Lunchtime

1.15 pm.                      Lessons

2.15 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.         Break

3.30 p.m. (Bell)              School Closes

Total time taught per week:       KS1 – 22.00 hours
                                  KS2 – 23.40 hours
PE/

             CLASS               P.E.                 GAMES

            CLASS 1           Monday               Wednesday

            CLASS 2           Monday                Wednesday

            CLASS 3           Monday                Wednesday

            CLASS 4           Monday               Wednesday
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                SCHOOL UNIFORM

There is a uniform which is compulsory
School jumpers can ONLY be purchased from school
Polo shirts, Cardigans, PE T shirt and PE Bag with logos ,can also be purchased from school.

BOYS
Dark Grey/Black Trousers (NOT JEANS OR TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS)
Pale Blue/White Shirt/Polo Shirt/School Sweatshirt
Footwear – Black Shoes

GIRLS
Dark Grey Skirt/Pinafore Dress/Trousers (Black trousers can also be worn)
Pale Blue/White Shirt/Polo Shirt/School Sweatshirt.
In the summer the girls may wear a Red Checked Dress
Footwear – Black Shoes

P.E. KIT – INFANTS AND JUNIOR
INDOOR PE KIT
White Polo Shirt and Black Shorts (The Polo Shirt should not be the one worn during the
school day)
Plimsolls or bare feet.

OUTDOOR PE KIT
GAMES (usually outdoor) – Cold weather – Track Suit/Jogging Bottoms and Sweatshirt –
Trainers (generally warm clothing) – Colour Black/Navy
Summer weather – White Polo Shirt and Black Shorts - Trainers

Please note that for gymnastics, children are only allowed plimsolls as footwear. They may
go barefooted. This is to comply with health and safety regulations.

JEWELLERY
To fit in with Lancashire County Council Policy on Health and Safety NO JEWELLERY IS
ALLOWED IN SCHOOL. Children who have pierced ears may wear small studs only. These
however have to be taken out when they go Swimming and for P.E.

INDOOR SHOES
Children must change into either a pair of plimsolls, trainers or indoor shoes when they are
in school.

HAIRSTYLES
Hair must be groomed, tidy and one natural colour. We consider dyed, high-lighted and
streaked hair to be inappropriate for school children. Gels are not permitted. Pupils may
not come to school with sections of their eyebrows shaven
Hairstyles such as wedges, basins, shaved sections, extension, anything shorter than a
Number 3 cut and those covering the eyes are unacceptable.
The use of braids is unacceptable for safety reasons. Hair accessories should be simple
and no present a safety risk.
HOLY TRINITY R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL
              SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

Under the Education Act, parents are required to ensure that their child/ren receive
full time education by regular school attendance.

The Act states that children should arrive at school on time, properly attired and in a
condition to learn.

The Department for Education have asked us to inform parents of the following
points.

1.   It is the parents’ responsibility to inform school of the reason for a child’s
     absence as soon as possible i.e. the first day of absence.
2.   Only the school can approve absence, not parents. The school has no
     obligation to accept an explanation of absence as valid. Further information
     may be asked for. It if is not forthcoming the absence must be treated an
     UNAUTHORISED.
3.   Shopping is unlikely ever to be a justification for absence – therefore classed as
     UNAUTHORISED.
4.   Holidays – no parent can demand leave of absence for a holiday as a right.

The headteacher can only accept holiday requests that are exceptional
circumstances.

When a child is having an unreasonable amount of time off school, the case may be
referred to the PAST (Pupil Attendance Support Team) or doctor from the school
Health Service for investigation.
HOLY TRINITY R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL
                  SEN PROVISION

AIMS/MISSION STATEMENT

We, at Holy Trinity R.C. Primary School, are committed to meeting the special
educational needs of pupils and ensuring that they make progress. In line with our
Mission Statement we will:

    Provide every pupil with the very best education while having regard for each
     one’ individual needs
    Offer interesting, useful and well-planned lessons and learning experiences
     which will reflect Catholic teaching and will give each pupil the chance to
     develop into a caring, thoughtful and confident young citizen
    Recognise that each one of us is special and of value simply because God
     created us and loves us. So we will try always to respect each other and
     encourage each other.

IDENTIFICATION OF NEEDS

Children’s needs will normally be catered for in lessons by grouping and differentia-
tion. However, it may be found that some children may require additional provision.
These children’s needs will be identified in the following ways:

    On entry from pre-school attendance records
    Baseline Assessment
    Foundation pupil profiles
    Teacher observations and continuous assessment
    End of Key Stage tasks/tests and optional KS2 tests.
    Other further formal tests such as WRAT testing

Once a need has been identified the matter will be referred to the SEND who will
then liaise with the class teacher and arrange any further assessment or action. Par-
ents will be kept fully informed and will be encouraged to play a major role in this
process.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES

The complaints procedure for SEN mirrors the school’s other complaints procedure.

Should a parent or carer have a concern about the special provision made for their
child they should in the first instance discuss this with the class teacher. If the con-
cern continues then the class teacher and SEND will meet with the parents/carers. If
the concern cannot be resolved at this stage it should be brought to the notice of
the Headteacher.
HOLY TRINITY R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL
        SCHOOL PERFORMANCE 2020

% of Sessions of Authorised Absence                     3.8%
Key Stage 2     % met         % met     % met Higher   % met Higher
2016          Expected     Expected      Expected       Expected
              Standard      Standard      Standard       Standard
Subject        (School)    (National)     (School)      (National)

Reading         92%           73           43%             27

Writing         92%           78           36%             20

Mathematics     86%           78           29%             27

Grammar,
Spelling &      92%           78           43%             36
Punctuation

Reading,
Writing &
Mathematics     86%           65           29%             11
Combined
HOLY TRINITY R.C. PRIMARY SCHOOL
 COMPLAINTS AND ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

COMPLAINTS AND ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS

New regulations require that information about how to make a complaint according
to arrangements established under Section 23 of the Education Reform Act be made
available to parents. The procedure for the consideration of complaints in respect of
the school curriculum and related matters is available from school on request.

Regulation 5(5) and 6 of the Education Reform Act requires Headteachers to make
available information about the curriculum and related matters. Parents can request
information on School Aims, Statutory Instrument, including Statutory orders for
National Curriculum subjects, circulars sent by the Department, Schemes of Work and
Syllabuses, arrangements for R.E. and a copy of the arrangements for the considera-
tion of complaints.

Other policy documents may be seen on request.
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