The school has a very clear and consistent approach to managing behaviour from Reception to Year 6. The emphasis lies upon positive reward for good behaviour with a structured approach for children to gain rewards; equally there is a structure for applying sanctions when behaviour falls short of our expectations. Further guidance is in the school’s Behaviour Policy.
We have a duty to ensure the safety of every child whilst they are in school and rely on your co-operation. We have security doors and CCTV cameras at the main entrance where visitors are required to sign in. Please do not leave doors open or open them for other parents regardless of well you know them, particularly the entrances in the infant building. If you are late for any reason, please use the main entrance. Children are supervised at all times.
It is essential that we have a contact telephone number for you in case your child is ill, has an accident during school time or if we need to contact you urgently. Please let us know immediately if any of your contact details have changed. This also includes changes of address and changes to arrangements for dropping off or collecting children.
Medicine in School
The only medicine administered on a regular basis is for children with asthma. Inhalers should be clearly marked with your child’s name, class and instructions for use. Remember to collect and wash spacers regularly. The parent or carer must give medication if a child needs to take medicine for anything else during the school day. If this is not possible the child must be kept at home until they are well enough to return to school without medication.
Fortunately medical emergencies in school are rare but we need to be prepared in case they happen. We have a number of qualified first-aiders amongst our staff and we are able to deal with most situations ourselves. However, there may be occasion when your child needs urgent medical attention. In this case we will contact you immediately and if necessary call for an ambulance. Please make sure we have your up-to-date contact details in case we need them in an emergency.
We enjoy good partnerships with a range of individuals who regularly work in school to support the well being of our pupils. These include a school nurse, an educational psychologist, a specialist support teacher for those children who benefit from small group teaching as well as having strong links with other departments from Birmingham’s Children, Young People and Families directorate.
All adults working in school are subject to thorough background checks and clear Child Protection procedures that help safeguard all children in our school. Our priority is the safety of the child; therefore the school reserves the right to seek advice from other agencies before consulting with parents or carers.
Instances of bullying in our school are extremely rare as we view this to be unacceptable behaviour. Allegations of bullying are always taken very seriously and are investigated thoroughly. We have a clear Anti-Bullying Policy in school and this is available on request.
If you have to drive to school, please be considerate to our neighbours, park away from the entrance to school and walk your child into school using the pedestrian walkway. Please also, wherever possible, cross the road with our crossing wardens. The school’s car park is reserved for staff working in school. Unfortunately there is not enough room for the cars of visitors or parents.
The school has an arrangement with the Highbury pub whereby parents can use the pub car park in the mornings only. Please do not use the car park in the afternoon as it is reserved for customer use.
Please do not bring dogs on to the school site as they are not allowed. Many children are frightened of dogs and they can behave unpredictably when there are lots of children around.