Staff Handbook

Headteacher: Mr P. McLauchlan
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs C. Prince
Assistant Head Teachers: Mrs S. Lockett & Miss G. Craig
SENCo: Miss G. Craig

Our School Day

Nursery

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

Reception

Morning: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Key Stage 1

Morning: 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Morning Break: 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

Key Stage 2

Morning: 9:00 a.m to 12:15 p.m.
Morning Break: 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Lunch: 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon: 1:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.

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Assemblies

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

There is a separate school meal register, to be returned with the list of those children not in school.

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School Improvement

  • To enhance pedagogy – Teaching over time in all year groups is outstanding and never less than good
  • Outcomes for Pupils – All pupils make substantial and sustained improvement in each year group and across the curriculum
  • Leadership & Management – Leaders motivate an effective teaching staff to deliver high quality education for every child
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing – Our school community work together to ensure that everyone feels safe, stays well and shows respect to one another.
  • Curriculum – Ensure Curriculum is relevant and challenging – opportunities to extend Maths and English skills in all areas of the curriculum

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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Marking

Marking and feedback has two purposes. One, students act on it and make progress over time. Two, it informs future planning and teaching.

  • Teachers must have a secure overview of the starting points, progress and context of all pupils.
  • Marking must be selective – focusing on the learning intentions
  • Marking and feedback must be regular
  • The marking codes must be used
  • Marking must be manageable – all five marking processes must be used

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Planning

MARK – PLAN – TEACH
Please use the planning grids provided.
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 Gail Craig
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 Miss Craig (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 Miss Craig. Do not question the child further.

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Behaviour Management:

Rewards:

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.

Consequences:

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 – We:

  • are ready to learn
  • ask questions
  • try new things
  • work hard and try hard
  • believe in ourselves
  • dream big
  • say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’
  • take risks and make mistakes
  • celebrate our own and each other’s successes and proud of them
  • follow directions/instructions
  • are kind and support each other
  • respect each other and our school
  • get to school on time

Foundation Stage the rules are:

  • Kind Hands
  • Kind Feet
  • Kind Words
  • Good Sitting
  • Good Listening
  • Good Looking

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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. Wood, S. Grosvenor, L. McGill, J. Tomasso & H. Lucas. First Aid boxes can be found in the School Office, Medical Room as well as in each classroom.

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Assessment

At Werrington we use ‘Stoke Pathways’ for assessment in Maths, Reading & Writing

Points ‘Level’ Description Points ‘Level’ Description
5 Reception Expected (Typical for Reception end of summer term) 25 Year 3 Exceeding  (Typical for Y4 end of Autumn Term)
7 Typical for Year 1 at end of Autumn term 27 Year 4 Developing (Typical for Y4 end of Spring Term)
9 Year 1 Developing  (Typical for Y1 end of Spring Term) 29 Year 4 Expected (Typical for Y4 end of Summer Term)
11 Year 1 Expected  (Typical for Y1 end of Summer Term) 31 Year 4 Exceeding (Typical for Y5end of Autumn Term)
13 Year 1 Exceeding  (Typical for Y2 end of Autumn Term) 33 Year 5 Developing (Typical for Y5 end of Spring Term)
15 Year 2 Developing (Typical for Y2 end of Spring Term) 35 Year 5 Expected (Typical for Y5 end of Summer Term)
17 Year 2 Expected  (Typical for Y2 end of Summer Term) 37 Year 5 Exceeding (Typical for Y6 end of Autumn Term)
19 Year 2 Exceeding (Typical for Y3 end of Autumn Term) 39 Year 6 Developing (Typical for Y6 end of Spring Term)
21 Year 3 Developing  (Typical for Y3 end of Spring Term) 41 Year 6 Expected (Typical for Y6 end of Summer Term)
23 Year 3 Expected  (Typical for Y3 end of Summer Term) 43 Year 6 Exceeding

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KS1 & KS2 Classroom Checklist

Every classroom should have the following:

  • Year Group Non negotiables – Copy of ‘Knowledge Organiser’, latest ‘KIRF’
  • ‘Presentation Rules’ – Large (A3)
  • Learning Challenge/Topic – Main question & children’s questions
  • Our school Marking Scheme symbols
  • English display – to reflect CURRENT learning (A ‘working wall’*)
  • Maths display – to reflect CURRENT learning (A ‘working wall’* with an appropriate selection of apparatus/resources for children to access)
  • Behaviour –Dojo, school/class rules
  • A selection of visual scaffolds
  • Labelled resources
  • Lots of pieces of children’s work
  • ‘What have you learned today?’ should be written above the door
  • A ‘Spelling Wall’ of recent mistakes – Non-negotiable spellings
  • An area that promotes ‘reading for enjoyment’
  • The phrase, ‘Together we succeed’
  • A display on ‘British Values’ AND cultural diversity
  • Werrington Wonders – to include Werrington Wonders plus other opportunities to think/reflect
  • Word of the Day/Week

All titles on displays MUST be in the form of a question. All displays MUST include questions

*A working wall is:

  • A place where children can find key information about their current learning
  • Added to over a series of lessons
  • A place where anyone can make a contribution
  • A storehouse of information and ideas – vocabulary, guidance, images, diagrams
  • Frequently changed to be current
  • Adapted to suit purpose
  • Age related
  • Explicit acknowledgement of children’s contributions
  • A place that has visual impact
  • Confidence building
  • Constantly used and referred to
  • A teaching aid reinforcing teaching points

A working wall is not:

  • A display
  • A permanent fixture
  • A receptacle for every bit of information relating to a series of lessons

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