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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.
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.
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.
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 2019 admissions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Shirley Junior school we believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced, engaging and relevant to meet the needs of all children. The curriculum is comprised of The National Curriculum and embedded in the locality that surrounds them in Southampton.
The Data Protection Act 1998 is the law that protects personal privacy and upholds individual’s rights. It applies to anyone who handles or has access to people’s personal data. This policy is intended to ensure that personal information is dealt with properly and securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other related legislation. It will apply to information regardless of the way it is used, recorded and stored and whether it is held in paper files or electronically
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.
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.
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.
This policy outlines the school’s responsibility to provide adequate and appropriate first aid to pupils, staff, parents and visitors, and the procedures in place to meet that responsibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We actively encourage our pupils and staff to walk, scoot or cycle to school as this helps to: ● keep us fit and healthy ● help our pupils develop road safety skills which will keep them safe as they travel further afield and more independently ● help keep our local air clean, and our streets free from congestion ● develop life skills that everyone should be able to benefit from ● to keep the immediate roads outside school as safe as possible with a reduced number of vehicles
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.
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.
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.
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.