Collective Worship and Spiritual Development
Collective Worship is a vital part of school life and is conducted daily in line with legal requirements and the Trust Deeds of the School (which means that worship is consistent with the faith and practice of the Church of England). It generally draws together the whole school, but some worship is class based or for Infants and Juniors separately. We aim to present Collective Worship in a way that includes all children. If, however, parents wish to exercise their parental rights to withdraw children from some or all Acts of Worship, they should discuss this with the Headteacher. Parents also have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education. The spiritual development of our pupils extends beyond Collective Worship and Religious Education and influences the whole life of the school.
Policy for Behaviour
We believe that it is vital for our children to develop self-discipline, to think about the feelings of others and to care for their environment. We have a policy and procedure for behaviour, which sets out clearly the consequences of unacceptable behaviour as well as the ways in which good behaviour is recognised and promoted. It is helpful if parents are aware of this particular policy and copies are freely available on request.
We have a policy to prevent bullying. Bullying is treated seriously and incidents are dealt with immediately we become aware of them. The full policy for Prevention of Bullying is available on request.
The School Council is made up of two elected representatives from each class. They play an important role in school life. The children who are elected find the experience on the council very valuable.
Child protection policy and procedures at the school are in line with those approved by Wiltshire Child Protection Committee. The Child Protection Liaison Officer is Mr Macey. The designated teacher for looked after children is Mrs Groth.
We currently have 7 classes organised by age. They are known by names of local birds or animals.