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The school is the proud recipient of the Artsmark award in recognition of our wonderful art curriculum. The school recognises the enormous value music and art contributes to the school curriculum.  Our art activities and Design and Technology projects are closely linked to our individual year team topics, and this is especially effective when the children work with professional artists on our special art days in the spring term. If you happen to be in school on a Friday morning, you will witness our love of music first hand.

The staff and children enjoy exercising lungs and vocal chords during our Friday song practices, and in the interests of inclusion, even our flatter staff singers are encouraged to join in!

Our art and music provisions extends to:

  • A school choir
  • Drumming club
  • Guitar club
  • Recorder club
  • Peripatetic music lessons
  • Art Club
  • Summer music festival
  • Carol Concerts
  • Year group Christmas Plays

We try to encourage all of our children to be as creative as possible and we believe it shows in their enjoyment and enthusiasm for the arts.

This section of the website is in place to share all of the things that we do at school to ensure the safety of the entire school community. Governors, staff, children and parents all have a role to play, and you will find information and links to child safety sites here. If you have any suggestions or ideas for things we should include in this section of the website, please let us know. Your feedback is appreciated.

Please use this our contact page to send us your ideas

Who can I talk to?

Children

Everyone at school wants you to feel happy and safe. You can talk to any adult in school if you feel worried or unsafe. You will have completed you protective hand and shown who you feel happiest talking to if you have a problem.

There are a number of worry boxes in school, including a worry box which can be found on the noticeboard outside the reception area for you to place any worries into. Mrs. Wilson or Mrs. Homer will look inside this box on a daily basis and deal with your worry.

There are also links on the website here that will give you information on things that might worry you. And remember that there is also a free* telephone advice service called Childline where you can talk to someone in confidence about your worries. The number is 0800 1111.

*the service is free on landlines and on the following mobile networks: 3, BT mobile, Fresh, O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin, and Vodafone.

Parents

If you have any concerns about your child’s welfare, please make an appointment with the class teacher in the first instance. Remember, they will take any issue or concern you have seriously, and are committed to helping your child feel safe at school. Most issues are resolved satisfactorily at this stage.

If you or the teacher feels that the issue cannot be resolved at this level, a meeting can be arranged with the Year Leader or Deputy Headteacher to take this issue further.

There are also some useful web links on the toolbar here if you require some general information.

Designated Senior Persons

We are fortunate to have a number of staff who are trained as Designated Senior Persons for Safeguarding. If you have any concerns, however insignificant they may seem, relating to Child Protection or Safeguarding issues then share this information with any of the Designated Senior Persons. Information will always be dealt with sensitively and appropriately.

Remember SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

Family and Pastoral Support

In order to provide support to the School Community the governors have recruited Mrs. Lisa Wilson as a Family Welfare Co-ordinator.
Lisa is available to support Parents with any aspect of parenting and also works with children to support their additional needs. Lisa has a wealth of expertise however if Lisa cannot provide the support required she will signpost parents to other services and agencies.

Anita Ball is our Family Link Worker.

LisaWilson
Lisa Wilson
Family Welfare Co-ordinator

Designated Senior Persons

We are fortunate to have a number of staff who are trained as Designated Senior Persons for Safeguarding. If you have any concerns, however insignificant they may seem, relating to Child Protection or Safeguarding issues then share this information with any of the Designated Senior Persons. Information will always be dealt with sensitively and appropriately.

Remember SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE’S BUSINESS

Designated Senior Persons

  LisaWilson  
  Ms Wilson  
   Family Welfare Co-ordinator  
LizHughes  MrHurling MrsTighe
 Liz Hughes Mr Hurling Mrs Tighe
Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead
Lee Hurling
   Deputy Designated
   Safeguarding Lead
Caroline Tighe
Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead
BridgetLeader SteveHill MariaBarker
Bridget Leder Steve Hill Maria Barker
Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead
Safeguarding Governor Deputy Designated
Safeguarding Lead
  RalphBeresford  
  Ralph Beresford  
    Safeguarding Governor  

 

Safeguarding Policies

The school has various safeguarding policies which you can look at or download here from our side bar.

What we’re focusing on at the moment

  • Monitoring attendance and punctuality
  • Protective Behaviour awareness for staff and children.

Additionally, you may be aware of the recent OFSTED report that was critical of the safeguarding arrangements of Northamptonshire County Council. The council is working on reviewing and amending these in line with OFSTED recommendations, and this involves our school reviewing its own safeguarding arrangements again.

 

Developments in the ICT curriculum have seen the installation of interactive whiteboards and visualisers throughout the school.  Since September 2013 the school has replaced the ICT suite with 30 new laptops and 17 PCs. We have also purchased 16 tablet computers to further enhance the children’s access to computers.