At St. Mary’s C. of E.Primary School all children are taught to be responsible, respectful and show consideration and courtesy to others. The children have devised a code of conduct to reflect these values.
Bullying is not tolerated at St Mary's C.of E. (Aided) Primary School. The school encourages children, parents and carers to report to school staff any incidents that are examples of aggressive behaviour or bullying so that they can be dealt with promptly.
Anti-Bullying Policy Jan 17 – being reviewed
The Governors are responsible for admissions to this Church of England Primary School and have agreed with the Local Education Authority to admit 15 pupils for initial entry and this applies to the academic year 2018/2019.
1. Appeals should be sent to Diocesan Director of Education, St. Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ.
2. Appeals must be made by 3rd June 2019 by completing the appeals form available on line: http://www.leicester-dbe.com/admissions-appeals/ and returning to Diocesan Board of Education, St. Martins House, 7 Peacock Lane, Leicester, LE1 5PZ.
Any appeals will be heard during the summer term between w/c 17th June 2019 and 5th July 2019. Appeals lodged after this deadline, like appeals for in-year admissions, will be heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged. In all cases, appellants will receive at least 10 days’ written notice of the appeal hearing. They may submit additional evidence in writing by 12 noon the day before the hearing. Decision letters are sent to the school and appellant within 5 days of the hearing.
This policy outlines the teaching; organisation and management of Religious Education taught and learnt at this school. As an aided school the Leicestershire Diocesan policy and scheme of work is followed.
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Feedback and Marking
At St Mary’s C of E School we believe that every child has the entitlement to be moved forward in their knowledge, skills and understanding. Marking should provide consistent, constructive feedback to every child, focusing on what the child knows and can do, identifying the next steps in learning and communicating these to the child. Marking and feedback should enable children to become reflective learners and help them to close the gap between current and desired performance.
We are currently trialling a new system for feedback and marking based on recent evaluations and research.
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Sex and Relationships Education
We have based our school's sex education policy on the DfEE guidance document Sex and Relationship Education Guidance (ref DfEE 0116/2000). In this document, sex education is defined as 'learning about physical, moral and emotional development. It is about understanding the importance of partnership of family life, stable and loving relationships, respect, love and care.
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We believe that it is vital for all students along with their local community have a sense of belonging, a common sense of purpose and a common moral purpose. This should celebrate the diversity in our backgrounds, where all of our individual circumstances are respected, appreciated and valued and where we all have similar life opportunities available to us. The foundation of all this is the strong relationships we build with all students and our local community.
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The school has a Home-School-Child Agreement. Parents and carers are requested to acknowledge and sign the agreement at the time of their child's admission.
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We believe that the policy for homework should be regarded as an important part of the Home-School Agreement as well as a valuable means of establishing a successful dialogue between teachers and parents.
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The school provides a safe and supportive environment which secures the well-being and optimum outcomes for children. Staff at St Mary's have a duty to keep young people safe and protect them from sexual, physical and emotional harm.
DRAFT cp_model_policy_Feb 19 We are currently reviewing our policy
Click to view Child Protection Policy 2018
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School visits and trips
Visits are arranged by the school as an integral part of the children’s curriculum. These include visits to theatres, concerts, museums and other places which add value to the curriculum. Visits usually take place within school hours and are planned in accordance with Local Authority guidelines. Parent and carer helpers are often invited to accompany with these visits.
It has been the custom for many years for children in Class 3 (2 days) and Class 4 (5 days) to take part in a residential visit. These visits provide the children with the unique experience of living together away from home and new activities to widen their experiences.
Charging and Remissions
The Trust believe that all pupils should have an equal opportunity to benefit from school activities and visits (curricular and extracurricular) independent of their parents/carers’ financial means. This charging policy describes how the Trust will do it’s best to ensure a good range of visits and activities is offered and, at the same time, try to minimise the financial barriers which may prevent some pupils taking full advantage of the opportunities.
Access to Official Documents
In accordance with the Education Regulations, parents and carers have access to up-to-date copies of relevant documents.
- Any statutory orders, circulars and administrative memoranda relating to the curriculum;
- Any published OFSTED reports which refer expressly to the school;
- Any schemes of work used by teachers in the school;
- A full copy of the arrangements for the consideration of complaints about the school curriculum made by the LA;
- A copy of the part of the Trust Deed which governs the provision of Religious Education curriculum.
Copies of these documents are available in school for inspection. Additional copies will be at charge to cover the cost of photocopying.
Photographs of Children Taken at School Events
Parents, carers and relatives of pupils should note that any photographs or video film taken at school events are likely to contain images of other children, whose parents may not have given permission for them to be filmed or photographed. Such images should not be circulated more widely and must be solely for that family’s use. The manipulation or distribution of images of children can result in prosecution.
Collective Worship Policy
This policy reinforces the aims of St Mary’s C of E School, Learn, Love and Believe; it is intended to guide, inform and aid all who are concerned in helping children to understand and enjoy Collective worship.Collective worship is the central manifestation of our school’s ethos which, in a Church of England School, will be embedded in the Christian tradition. These three, linked together inextricably, offer the school its major source of opportunity to further pupils’ spiritual development.
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Single Equality Agenda
Our single Equality Agenda policy insures that everyone gets treated equally not discriminating from gender , culture , race , religion and disability. The policy shows the actions taken from in the school if any discriminating happens and the outcomes we expect.
SFC 2 – Systems of Financial Control – Finance Policy
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