Staff Handbook

Headteacher: Mr P. McLauchlan
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs C. Prince
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs S. Lockett
SENCo: Mrs K. Bolton

Our School Day


Morning: 8:45 a.m to 11:45 p.m.
Afternoon: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Morning: 9:00 a.m to 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Afternoon: 12.45 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Key Stage 1

Morning: 9:00 a.m to 11:45 a.m.
Morning Break: 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon:  12.30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Key Stage 2

Morning: 9:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
Morning Break: Staggered
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Afternoon: 1:15 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

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Assemblies *currently there are no whole school assemblies.  Bubble group assemblies on a Friday, classroom worship on other days.

Monday: Whole School
Tuesday: Principles Assembly
Wednesday: Whole School
Thursday: Hymn Practice
Friday: Commendation

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Register Procedure

Doors open at 8:45 and registers should be marked at 9:00 and 1.00. Registration is completed on ‘Sims’ and a record of those not in is returned to the office by the class register monitor.

Dinner Money

Parent Pay is used for parents to pre-order and pay (where necessary) for school meals.

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School Improvement

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing – Working with our wider school community to ensure that everyone feels safe, knows how to stay both physically and mentally well and where all members of the community play an integral role in the life of the school.
  • Leadership and Management – Encourage and facilitate leadership opportunities at all levels with the strategic overview of developing the whole child.
  • Staff Development – Every teacher needs to improve, not because they are not good enough, but because they can be even better
  • Curriculum – Embed mastery across our bespoke Werrington curriculum
  • Pupil Outcomes – Happy, resilient, independent learners intrinsically motivated and making good progress from their different starting points

The Governors and staff of Werrington Primary School seek to carry out all aspects of school business and activity with full regard to high standards of conduct and integrity. In the event that Governors, School staff, parents, or the School community at large, become aware of activities which give cause for concern, we have designated a number of individuals to specifically deal with such matters and the person/s concerned is invited to decide which of those individuals would be the most appropriate person to deal with the matter:

  • Mrs Anne Hunt Chair of Governors
  • Mr Philip McLauchlan Headteacher
  • External Agency i.e. Trade Union Representative

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At Werrington Primary School, we recognise the importance of feedback as an integral part of the
teaching & learning cycle and aim to maximise the effectiveness of its use in practice.  We are also mindful of the research surrounding effective feedback and the workload implications of written marking, as well as research from cognitive science regarding the fragility of new learning.

We believe that three principles underpin effective marking and feedback: it should be meaningful, manageable and motivating.  Familiarise yourself with our full policy for more details.

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A copy of the whole school plan can be found in the staff room.

Copies of all school policies can be found in the Staff Room, School Office and Headteacher’s Office. Please familiarise yourself with these policies.

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Safeguarding and Welfare

Our school is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy and Child Protection Policy are included in this pack and ALL adults working in our school are expected to familiar with them.

Child protection procedure flow chart:

SENCo is Kay Bolton
Headteacher is Philip McLauchlan
Responsible Governor is Anne Hunt

If you have any concerns regarding a child’s welfare then please report it to Mr McLauchlan (Headteacher) or Mrs Bolton (SENCo) in his absence.

If a child makes a disclosure while in your care, please write down what the child says, date it, sign it and give it Mr McLauchlan or Mrs Bolton. Do not question the child further.

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Behaviour Management:


We want the children to have a sense of achievement and to understand that they receive rewards for good work and behaviour. Rewards we give include: smiles, public and private praise, stickers, Dojos, individual merit stamps.


The school generally follows the 5- Step Intervention Approach:

  1. Non verbal – Look at child, stand by child
  2. Rule reminder – Tell child to stop, give a second reminder
  3. Corrective sanctions – Move to separate table, time out of classroom, send to another teacher, send to member of SLT, loss of playtime
  4. Parental involvement
  5. Use of Exclusions

Every day is a fresh start!

Werrington Primary School Rules

Try our best

Be respectful

Keep ourselves and others safe

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Health & Safety

All staff have a responsibility for their own health and safety and any other persons who may be affected by their acts or omissions and equally share the following duties.

  • familiarise themselves with the Health and Safety Policy and guidance,
  • follow the Health and Safety Policy and guidelines,
  • undertake appropriate training offered,
  • give due regard to their own health and safety and that of others,
  • report any concerns over health and safety to either the staff representative or the headteacher,
  • Log any defect/hazards in the Defects/Hazard Reporting Book
  • provide appropriate guidance and model for pupils,
  • to take particular responsibility in areas relating to their own management roles (e.g. team leader, PE/ICT co-ordinator),

If a member of staff has any questions or concerns, or are carrying out a new task and are uncertain about health and safety implications, they must seek advice from the headteacher, staff representative or line manager.

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Fire Alarm

Our Fire alarm is a continuous ringing bell. If you should hear this alarm, you should escort the pupils in your vicinity out of the school building, via the nearest available exit, and assemble on the KS2 playground where you will be given further instructions.

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First Aid

Our First Aiders are: E. Roberts, D. Bennett, S. Grosvenor, L. McGill, J. Tomasso and A. Daws. First Aid boxes can be found in the School Office, Medical Room as well as in each classroom.

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