A round-up of the latest school news for week ending 28.04.2022
Our school is part of Operation Encompass which is a national scheme that operates jointly between schools and police forces.
Operation Encompass is the process for reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced domestic abuse.
As a school we have ensured that a member of our staff, (Designated Safeguarding Lead) known as a Key Adult, has been trained in the Operation Encompass procedures allowing us to then use the information that has been shared, in confidence, to support the child/ren in our care.
The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 identifies children who experience domestic abuse as victims of domestic abuse in their own right.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Attendance and lateness
The government have launched an attendance initiative to ensure all pupils can fulfil their potential by attending school regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves children vulnerable to falling behind. Children with poor attendance tend to achieve less in both primary and secondary school. The government expects schools and local authorities to:
• promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence
• ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled
• act early to address patterns of absence.
Please can we remind you that if your child is unwell and will not be in school to please phone the office by 9.15 am. If we do not receive a phone call we will ring you to ensure your child is safe. Can we also remind everyone that it is very important that the children arrive at school on time in order to start their lessons promptly. Children who arrive late often miss initial instructions given to the class and can be left wondering what they have to do. Some children are also embarrassed if they are late and find it difficult to start to concentrate once they arrive in class. A child’s late arrival often disrupts the class and affects not only the child who is late but also the learning of other children.
Easter Raffle winners
Thank you to everyone who donated items for the Easter raffle and bought a ticket. £364 was raised for PTA funds. The winners were:
Congratulations to all the winners. There is still one uncollected hamper in the office so if any of the winners have not yet collected their hamper please call in to the office. Thank you.
Kate Drysdale very kindly donated her hamper to the school for the staff to share between them. Thank you to Kate from all the staff for their Easter treat.
Next Monday, 2nd May is a bank holiday and school is closed. We hope you all enjoy the extended weekend and we look forward to seeing all the children back on Tuesday 3 May.
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