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  • Admissions Policy 2016/2017

    The Governing Body of the school are the Admission Authority for the school. As required in the School Admissions Code, the Admission Authority will consider all on-time preferences at the same time for September 2016 admissions.

  • Acceptable Use

    At Shirley Junior School we are striving to create a community of pupils and staff who are competent, confident users of ICT and are knowledgeable about emerging technologies and able to incorporate these in their learning journeys.

  • Admissions Policy 2017/2018

    The Governing Body of the school are the Admission Authority for the school. As required in the School Admissions Code, the Admission Authority will consider all on-time preferences at the same time for September 2017 admissions.

  • Admissions Policy 2018/2019

    The Governing Body of the school are the Admission Authority for the school. As required in the School Admissions Code, the Admission Authority will consider all on-time preferences at the same time for September 2018 admissions.

  • Anti Bullying

    As a school, we aim to provide a safe, secure environment where all can learn without anxiety. We believe that everyone has the right to be valued, cared for and feel safe within our school community. We ensure that everyone is aware of how to keep themselves safe and are aware of the behaviour that is expected and acceptable.

  • Assessment Policy

    At Shirley Schools we believe that assessment is a continuous process integral to learning and teaching. It is how teachers gain knowledge of their pupils’ needs, achievements and abilities, enabling planning and delivery to be more effective, thereby raising attainment for every child. We do not believe that children’s ability is fixed: all children can learn new skills with the right teaching approach, knowledge about what they need to do to improve, and careful, continuous assessment of their understanding. Tracking of assessment helps us to ensure that children are on track to meet or exceed their end of year expectations, and also helps us to ensure that the school is improving over time.

  • Attendance

    Within the schools of the Hamwic Trust regular school attendance is recognised as key to good pupil outcomes. The links between regular attendance, reaching potential attainment and future life opportunities are well researched. For this reason the schools will encourage good attendance and be robust in monitoring attendance and take action when attendance fails.

  • Behaviour Policy

    We aim to provide a safe, secure and caring environment in which every child is able to learn confidently and happily in order to fulfil their potential. We recognise that children learn best in a calm, orderly and nurturing atmosphere. As a school we are aiming towards achieving Rights and Respecting status with UNICEF and we adopt the language and behaviours that encompass a Rights and Respecting School.

  • Charging & Remission 2017

    The aim of our Charging and Remissions Policy is to support our safe and purposeful, extended provision for young people and community activities of an educational, recreational, social or cultural nature.

  • Code of Conduct

    The Board of Directors and the Governing Body is committed to ensuring that all staff of the Jefferys Education Trust should be treated in a fair and consistent manner. This approach requires that the Governors should specify the types of misconduct that could warrant consideration under the school’s disciplinary procedure.

  • Complaints Policy

    Your child’s progress relies on a good, mutually supportive relationship between school and home. Specific issues that emerge from time to time are dealt with through discussion between the parents and school staff. Occasionally, however, you may have a concern or anxiety that you feel is not being addressed or resolved to your satisfaction. A persistent concern can develop into a formal complaint against the school.

  • Data Protection

    We Shirley Infant & Junior Schools are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous setting / education provider and the Learning Records Service.

  • E-Safety

    Shirley Infant and Junior Schools aim to foster an e-safe culture in which issues of e-safety are discussed openly and honestly. We alert our users of potential risks and we encourage the children to develop their own sets of safe and responsible behaviour through computing and ICT sessions, circle times and by demonstrating positive behaviour both inside and outside school.

  • Equal Opportunities

    Shirley Infant & Shirley Junior Schools are large schools in an urban area with pupils from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds. The majority of children come from the school’s catchment area. Pupils from ethnic minority groups are well integrated and generally perform above the national average. A few children each year arrive with little or no English. These pupils are well supported.

  • Feedback and Marking Policy

    This purpose of this policy is to help teachers provide children with consistent and effective feedback. The feedback will consolidate children’s existing learning, move their learning forward, address areas for improvement and let them know why and how they have been successful. This policy aims to help children to take pride in their learning and the work they produce.

  • Freedom of Information Policy

    The Freedom of Information Act 2000 makes it a legal requirement for any public authority including schools to produce a publication scheme and guidance for any information requests. The Act gives legal rights to any person wishing to access information held by the Hamwic Trust or any Trust within including Jefferys Education Trust, Edwin Jones Trust, Ridings Trust and Hillary Trust (“Trust”). We have a duty to provide advice and guidance to anyone requesting information.

  • Health & Safety

    Each teacher is responsible for the safety of the children in his/her care, i.e. ten minutes before starting time and until they have left the premises. If the teacher has to leave school, the child should be given into the care of their Year Leader, the Admin Officer or Headteacher.

  • Off site and Education Visits

    Educational visits are activities arranged by or on behalf of the school, and which take place outside the school grounds. The governors and teaching staff believe that off-site activities can supplement and enrich the curriculum of the school by providing experiences which would otherwise be impossible.

  • Privacy Notice 2016

    We Shirley Infant & Junior Schools are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous setting / education provider and the Learning Records Service.

  • Pupil Premium Policy

    We aim to ensure that every child leaves Shirley Infant School and Shirley Junior School excited about learning and determined to succeed. We want to equip them with confidence, resilience and a passion for justice and equality. These qualities will enable them to thrive and to champion kindness and fairness at all stages of their future lives.

  • Safeguarding Policy

    Shirley Infant and Junior Schools believe that it is always unacceptable for a child to experience abuse of any kind and recognises its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children, by a commitment to practice which protects them.

  • Sex and Relationships Policy

    At Shirley Junior School we believe that children should have the opportunity to develop high self esteem, with the ability to form secure relationships, and make informal decisions about moral and social issues.

  • Social Networking

    The purpose of this Policy is to set out the School’s recommendations and requirements for the use of social networking media by its employees. In doing so, the School seeks to achieve an appropriate balance in the use of social networks by staff as private individuals, but also as employees and educators, with professional reputations and careers to maintain, and contractual and legislative requirements to adhere to.

  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Policy

    We are committed to providing an environment that enables full access and participation in the school community for all pupils, staff and visitors with a disability, regardless of their physical, sensory, social, spiritual, emotional and cultural needs.

  • Teaching and Learning Policy 2016

    Creative learning is at the heart of our teaching and learning policy at Shirley Infant and Shirley Junior Schools. We believe that developing creativity in pupils leads to learners with an excitement for learning, a confident and enquiring attitude, increasing independence in learning and willingness to take risks.

"I just wanted to feedback how much I appreciate the time and effort staff put into their marking and making sure it is getting kids to reflect on their learning. "