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St Peter's Partnership with Parents

At St. Peter’s we aim to establish an effective partnership with you to ensure that your child gets the most out of school. Staff are available most afternoons after school to discuss any immediate questions or worries that you may have and regular newsletters provide information on issues and forthcoming events.

There are termly parents’ evenings for you to discuss your child’s progress with their teacher as well as curriculum information evenings on different subject areas. We usually provide leaflets to accompany these evenings for parents that are unable to attend.

We welcome the offer of voluntary help in school. If you would like to come in and work alongside the children under the direction of the teacher, please let us know via the Office.

Safeguarding Statement

ST. PETER’S INFANT SCHOOL

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

St. Peter’s Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We recognise that all adults, including temporary staff, volunteers and governors, have a full and active part to play in protecting our pupils from harm, and that the child or young person’s welfare is our paramount concern.

 

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection Policy and School Prospectus, both of which can be viewed on our school’s website.

 

Sometimes we may need to share information, work in partnership with, and/or make referrals to, other agencies when there are concerns about a child's welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child's welfare. Any cases of suspected abuse will be carefully monitored and acted upon accordingly.

 

We actively support the Government's Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.  

 

Other policies which affect the wellbeing of children are:

Attendance, Behaviour, Anti-Bullying, E-safety, Medical and Educational Visits.

 

We follow the Safer Recruitment Policy and the Department of Education guidance: ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ as well as data protection and confidentiality policies. We have a Health & Safety Policy for the practical protection of children and staff.

All staff receive Child Protection (CP) training and Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance appropriate to their position in school.

Designated Safeguarding Leads

Our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DCPC) is Mrs. Denise Curzon (Headteacher). Our Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DCPC) is Mrs. Joanna Worrall (Acting Deputy Headteacher).

 

 

 

Blue Contact Books

Each child has a blue contact book. We ask you to write short comments regarding your child’s progress with the book each time you read together at home. This contact book can also be used for questions you may have if it is difficult for you to get into school to see the teachers. They may write comments when they hear children read individually and will answer any queries that you may have.

Homework

Children will bring home reading books to share with you, however feel free to supplement them with your own books as well.  Please make a note in the blue contact book when you have read with your child as, although we change books twice a week, we would not do so if it has not been read. 

Termly spellings for each Year 1 and 2 will be sent home for you to help your child with and they will be tested on these at the end of each term.  These will be words which are frequently used and those you need to learn.   

Additional homework from each class will differ to be appropriate for the age and needs of a class.  Please feel free to discuss this with your child’s teacher if you would like further information.  A homework policy is available in the School Office for your reference if required.  

Parent Information & Letters

ADMISSIONS TO ST PETERS

Applications to YR or Y3

Applications for reception and a change of school to Y3 open 15th September 2014.

Closing date for school applications Thursday 15th January 2015. You can hand paper copy applications in to school who will forward them to Medway Council or you can apply online:

www.medway.gov.uk/onlineadmissions

In-Year Applications

For applications during the academic year to any or our year groups, please contact Student Services at Medway Council 01634 331155

For further information and advice on all admissions please visit: www.medway.gov.uk/schoolsandeducation/admissions

Other Useful Information and Links

Health Help Now

Health Help Now is a web app that can be found online and is free to everyone who lives and works in Kent and Medway. It can be found at www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net.

School Uniform

To help give the children at St. Peter’s a strong sense of identity and to strengthen our team ethos, our school uniform is as follows:

Boys: Grey trousers/shorts, white/grey shirt or white polo shirt, school sweatshirt or cardigan or maroon sweater, grey/ white socks.

Girls: Grey skirt/pinafore dress, white polo shirt or blouse, school sweatshirt or maroon cardigan/jumper, maroon/red checked dress for Summer.

Shoes: sensible and appropriate for daily school wear. We find that buckles or Velcro are easier for children to manage if they are unable to tie laces as yet. Sandals to have backs with a strap or Velcro and worn with socks. We have to make health and safety a priority and flip-flop type and open-backed footwear is inappropriate for the activities that the children carry out through the day. Equally, please can gladiator-style sandals and sockless feet be saved for weekends and out-of-school hours.

P.E. Kit: Shorts, T-shirt and Plimsolls

School uniform must now be purchased on-line, please click on the link which will take you to the School Trends website.  All purchases can be delivered to the school free of charge. We have a small stock of school sweatshirts and polo shirts that can be purchased from the school office but once these have gone we will not be ordering anymore in.  We also hold a small stock of good quality second hand uniform.

In addition, we have a stock of Baseball and Legionnaire caps with the school name on them, book bags and PE drawstring bags which can be purchased from the school office. The former are particularly useful as they are large enough to hold reading books and lunch boxes and are small enough to fit into the limited space available.

Please ensure that all of your child’s property is labelled as it is very difficult to reunite children with their belongings when there are so many similar items in school.