Welcome to Shelf Junior & Infants School's website. We hope the site will be of interest and use to all you surfers out there.
The site is being maintained by our 'web team' comprising of Mrs Logan and children from all the classes in school.
The writing about the staff and the clubs have been written by children in Y 5 & 6.
Educational Visits and Activities Policy
1.1 All schools are required to offer children a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development, and prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of adult life.
1.2 In our school we seek to ensure that the National Curriculum is delivered to all children, regardless of social background, race, gender or differences in ability. All are entitled to the development of knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes. To enrich the curriculum for our children, we also offer a range of educational visits and other activities that add to what they learn in school.
2.1 The National Curriculum defines what we teach the children in school. This is the basis for each class’s programme of learning for each school year. In addition teachers and governors agree the corresponding programme of visits and activities in advance of each academic year.
2.2 Within each class’s programme of work the teachers plan educational visits and activities that support the children’s learning. We give details of these visits and activities to parents at the beginning of each school year in our School Calendar. We plan other activities as the school year progresses, and inform parents of these in due course.
2.3 Visits and activities usually take place within the school day, and the governing body approves all such visits in advance. We follow the LEA’s guidelines relating to health and safety, and we ask parents to give written permission for their child to take part in any activity that takes children off the school site. If we do not receive this written permission, the child will be unable to participate.
3 Charging for school activities
3.1 All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum. There are some circumstances when the school can make a charge for certain activities. The governing body has a charging policy that details the full range of activities where a charge can be made. A copy of this is available from the school office.