|St George`s C.E. Primary School|
|Henry Street, SK14 1JL, UK Hyde|
Tel. 0161 368 2848
| PRIMARY SCHOOL|
A MISSION STATEMENT FOR ST GEORGE'S CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
- At St George's we try hard to create a warm, friendly and caring atmosphere, which shows the importance we give to the Christian Gospel, its values and beliefs. These values hold a central place in our relationships with each other, and in what we teach the children. They are demonstrated through respect, compassion, tolerance and concern for everyone regardless of their age, sex, race, ability or disability.
- We aim to create an exciting and stimulating environment for the children providing a broad and balanced curriculum, which meets the needs of each individual. We aim to develop each child to their full potential, and we want them to feel safe and confident, with a clear sense of their value and worth as individuals.
- We encourage and value the role of parents in the education and development of their children, and aim to build up good relationships, which will benefit both the individual, and the community in which we live.
Children have to attend school on a regular basis if they are to make the most of the educational opportunities available to them, and they are to realise their individual potential. Happiness, success and progress at school depend on children attending school regularly. Interrupted schooling and frequent absence make it impossible for children to make the most of their educational opportunities.
Children are marked as present by their teacher if they are attending a clinic, doctor, hospital, dentist, optician etc. School should be informed usually via the class teacher in writing. Alternatively please telephone school, let us know and a message will be passed on, preferably by 10.00 am on the first day of absence.
Should your child have an appointment during school hours we would like you to let us know the time you wish to collect them from school. Children must always be collected and will not be allowed to go home on their own in these circumstances.
Morning school begins at 8.45 am. Parents should bring their children to school on time on a regular basis. Punctuality in childhood is the beginning of a sound lifetime habit.
Children should not arrive at school before 8.35 am, as we will not take responsibility for them before this time. When children arrive at school they should gather in the large playground and in no other areas, as this is the safest large space we have. The children are taken in by the teachers on duty as soon as the bell goes at 8.45 am. For safety reasons parents and children should not block school entrances and exits.
If the school has an ongoing concern about persistent absence by a child, it will be reported to the Education Welfare Department for further investigation by Tameside MBC.
|Authorised and Unauthorised Absence (including holiday requests)|
Only the school is able to authorise absence for children from school. School can only authorise absence for up to 10 school days during the course of the school year.
Holiday request forms are available from the school office and will be considered by the headteacher before a decision is made. In most circumstances parents are expected to take family holidays during school holiday periods - this is a recognition that time spent in school is valuable and important and that the children’s education comes first.
If your child is likely to be absent for more than the permitted 10 days in one school year please write to the school. If the absence goes beyond 10 days we must be notified of the intended return date. If the child does not return by the agreed date and the failure to do so is not due to sickness or unavoidable cause the child’s name will be removed from both the attendance and admissions register and the place may be given upon request to another family.
St. George's School has an important part to play in the detection and prevention of child abuse. Parents and carers should be aware therefore that where it appears to a member of staff that a child may have been abused, or maltreated a written record will be kept of the evidence of allegations made and that the school will report the matter to the Social Services Department. Consequently if Social Services are informed a social worker, NOT the school will contact parents. The school is duty bound to pass on all serious concerns to Social Services.
|THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM/SCHOOL SUBJECTS|
The Curriculum at St. George's is designed to support our school aims and fits in with the requirements of the National Curriculum. It is supported by the Christian teaching and atmosphere which colours the children’s learning at St George's.
Part of the curriculum is delivered through single subjects. Literacy and Numeracy are taught to the children as quite separate subjects. Literacy and Numeracy teaching is conducted by the staff during the morning sessions at our school. Each child experiences a minimum one hour of Literacy and Numeracy teaching on a daily basis. Parts of the curriculum are delivered through a cross curricular “topic/thematic” approach, for example Science, Geography, History and Music. Physical Education stands alone and increasingly ICT (Computers - Information and Communication Technology) will figure on the agenda of skills to be acquired by the children. From the end of 2001 we have a dedicated ICT Suite which is accessed by all children in School (including the Nursery) on a timetabled basis. Our ICT Suite is an exciting new facility for St George’s School. RE taught in our school, as you would expect, is distinctly Christian, bearing in mind that we are a Church of England foundation school. The children experience a range of learning opportunities in Art, Design and Technology as they progress through the school often as part of a “topic/thematic” approach linked to other subjects.
At St. George's we recognise the importance of all subjects in developing the 'whole' child. The Governors’ Policy is that basic skills are of prime importance if children are to have a solid platform for their future success in the educational process.
The children have access to a wide range of learning resources in school to support the development of basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy.
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