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Local Child Care Provision - Times of the School Day - Term Dates  2018/2019 - Inset Days - Uniform -Key  Attendance Data - Attendance Advice - Holidays in Term Time Advice - Admission Advice - Assembly Timetable - Link to Compare Schools Website - Link to Parent View Website

 

Local Child Care Provision: Child Care Providers locally.pdf

 

Times of the School Day:

8.45 - Doors Open

8.55 - Registration

9.05 - Session 1 Starts

10.30 - Breaktime

10.45 - Session 2 Starts

11.45 (KS1)/ 12.15 (KS2) - Lunchtime

12.45 (KS1)/ 1.15 (KS2) - Session 3 Starts

1.45 (KS1)/ 2.15 (KS2) - Session 4 Starts

2.55 - Assembly

3.15 - End of School Day

 

INSET DAYS 

In service training (INSET) days are taken during school time and are used by schools to provide staff training without pupils being present.  Schools are permitted to take five INSET Days during each academic year.  Stithians C P School has an additional day closure for its annual Stithians Show.

INSET DAYS 2018/19

25 February 2019

24 July 2019

25 July 2019

15 July 2019 - Stithians Show

 

 

 
2018/19 Term Dates

The recommended dates for 2017/18 have been sent to schools and can be seen here.  Schools can amend the dates as required and will add INSET days throughout the year.

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About Term Dates

Term dates for Local Authority maintained schools must be set with regard to the appropriate regulations which require schools to have at least 380 half-day sessions (190 days) in each school year.  This is consistent with the 195 days a year required by a teacher's Statutory Conditions of Service – the additional five days are for in-service training (INSET).

We encourage good attendance. However, children who are too ill to come to school or may pass infection to others should not attend. When children are absent from school we ask parents to inform the school office by 9.00am on the first day of absence and to provide a note of explanation on the child’s return to school. We contact parents if we feel their children is too ill to stay at school.

Leave of absence will be given for attendance at medical or dental appointments or for examinations in music, dance etc. However, where possible such appointments should be made outside of school hours.

This is the advice from the Department for Children, Schools and Families:

“It is wholly appropriate for parents to keep children away from school when they are not well enough to attend lessons. But it is equally inappropriate for parents to keep children away from school for trivial ailments, particularly ailments which would not keep parents away from work.

Where schools have concerns…, they can and should challenge the parents’ explanation and seek evidence of the illness.”

Attendance Information for School Year

2017/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

%

 2011

%

2012

%

2013

%

2014

%

2015

%

2016

%

2017

%

2018

Attendances

56146

93.8

95.7

94.8

97.0

96.5

95.03

96.47

95.31

Authorised absences

1612

5.7

4.1

4.7

2.9

2.8

1912

1612

2345

Unauthorised absences

357

0.5

0.2

0.2

0.1

0.6

430

357

522

Possible Attendance

58199

 

 

 

47188

54384

54130

58199

64279

Approved Educational Activity

345

1.3

0.8

1.4

0.43

0.86

573

345

689

Lates before reg closed

126

1.3

1.3

0.6

0.36

0.34

145

126

125

Lates after reg closed

36

0.3

0.1

0.02

0.03

0.02

36

36

20

Unexplained absences

0

0.1

0.0

0.1

0.04

0.03

0

0

0

 

Leave of Absence Requests

Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013, which have come into force from 1st September 2013.

The amendments make it clear that headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances, and it is the headteacher who is to determine the number of school days a child may be away from school on these occasions.

There is no longer any reference to family holiday, extended leave or the threshold of ten school days.

As a result of these changes to legislation all Headteachers and Governing Bodies are instructed to implement this policy with regard to requests for leave of absence to give families a consistent and fair approach across all the schools.  .

This policy therefore makes clear that:

    No absence will be authorised unless there are exceptional circumstances.

    In these exceptional circumstances it is the headteacher that is to decide how many days of absence should be granted.

    Our school now has a new ‘Leave of Absence Form’ that must be completed for any planned leave of absence.  Authorised absence will only be granted should the school deem that the case is “exceptional.”

 

Admissions Advice:

Stithians School's Published Admission Number (PAN):  25 Pupils per Year Group

See Policies Tab for admission arrangements

 

 

Class Organisation at Stithians School

The school currently run with six classes – three Key Stage 1 classes and three Key Stage 2 classes. There are 7 year groups at a Primary School so there is a need to mix the age groups at some point. The Admission number for our school is 25 per year group. This means Key Stage 1 classes of 25 (excluding appeals) and Key Stage 2 classes of 33 (excluding appeals).

The structure is as follows:

Early Years and Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 - Class sizes must be less than 30 pupils per class

1.    Reception class - EYFS

2.    Year 1 Class

3.    Year 2 class

Key Stage 2

4.    Year 3 and 4 Class

5.    Year 4 and 5 Class

6.    Year 5 and 6 Class

The classes are decided upon by looking at attainment data for the pupils, maturity and friendship groups. The school makes the decision about class groups on the basis of where the children are best placed for the coming year.

The Year 5 and 6 class has work pitched at Year 6 but also takes account of the Year 5 curriculum.

The Year 4 and 5 class has work pitched at Year 4 but also takes account of the year 5 curriculum.

The year 3 and 4 class has its work pitched at year 3 level but takes account of the year 4 curriculum.

 

 

 

School Uniform:

At Stithians Community Primary School, we are proud to be members of our school community and we want all our children to feel part of our community and to represent our school. Wearing the school uniform helps us to do this. Children are expected to wear uniform:

  • Top: red sweatshirt with logo or other smart red top
  • Shirt/Blouse: white polo shirt or white shirt
  • Trousers / skirt: grey or black
  • Summer dress: red / white check
  • Shoes: black shoes
  • PE: children should wear white t-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls

Jewellery in school can raise many problems and so only the following items are allowed: watches, studs for pierced ears and items which are required by a religion.

To reduce lost property, please clearly mark all clothing, bags, bottles etc with your child’s name. There is a lost property box. We do not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to an individual’s property.

 

Assembly Timetable

 

Tuesdays - Mr. Manley

Wednesdays - Mr. Illsley/Miss Foster

Thursdays - Singing Assembly - Mr. Trinder

Fridays - Celebration Assembly - Mr. Illsley

 

Parental Survey Outcomes:

Thank you very much for responding to the survey. We try very hard to make our school a happy and healthy environment in which children are enthusiastic about their learning. It is important that we review school practice regularly to ensure that this is the case. If the review is to be effective we need your thoughts so that we can plan for further improvement. The comments that accompany this survey will be analysed and I will convey them to you and action them as soon as possible.