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WELCOME TO

THE MAWNEY FOUNDATION SCHOOL

Dear parents/carers,

I would like to welcome you and your child/children to The Mawney Foundation School. If
this is your first association with our school, I hope that this is the beginning of a happy and
successful partnership over the coming years. If you already have a child/children here, we
are pleased to renew the links between us.

This brochure will tell you a great deal about the school. However, if you have any queries,
please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.

The Mawney Foundation School has always had a reputation as a caring school. We are
committed to including and educating children of all abilities. Our aim is for each child to
achieve his/her full educational potential and to develop as an independent, caring person.
We ensure that the requirements of the National Curriculum are met and that children
receive a broad and balanced education. We are proud of our multi-cultural community
within and around the school, knowing it enriches the provision of education for all the school
stakeholders.

The information in this brochure is correct at the time of publication and meets the
requirements of Education (School Information) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2002.
However, it cannot be assumed that there will not be any changes during the course of the
year or subsequent years, and you will be informed of these as necessary.

Yours Sincerely

C. Brown

Mr C Brown
Headteacher

Contents
THE MAWNEY FOUNDATION SCHOOL 1
About Our School Page 3
Our Mission Statement Page 4
Staff Of The Mawney Foundation School Page 5
The School Day Page 6
Parental Involvement Page 7
Homework Expectations Page 8
The Curriculum Page 9
Collective Worship Page 10
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Page 10
Peer Mediation Page 10
Circle Time Page 10
School Council Page 11
Playground Leaders Page 11
Organisation of Classes Page 11
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Page 11
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Page 12
Provision for Children with Disabilities Page 12
Pastoral Care Page 13
House Groups Page 13
Race and Equal Opportunities Page 13
Learning Resources Page 14
School Uniform Page 15
Behaviour and Discipline Page 16
Attendance and Absence Page 17
Accidents and Illness Page 20
Children’s Safety Page 21
Child Protection Page 21
School Visits Page 22
Community Links Page 22
Extra Activities and Clubs Page 23
School Governors Page 23
School Meals and Packed Lunches Page 24
Drinking Water Page 25
The Mawney Fundraisers Page 25
The Mawney Breakfast Club Page 25
The Mawney Pre-School Page 26
School Charges Policy Page 26
Complaints Page 26
Freedom of Information Page 26
Documents Available for Inspection Page 27
Term Dates and INSET Days Page 27

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL


The Mawney Foundation School is a
Foundation primary school, catering
for girls and boys between the ages
of 4 and 11+ years old.

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The address is:

The Mawney Foundation School


Mawney Road,
Romford, Essex, RM7 7HR
Telephone: 01708 741612
Fax: 01708 760380
Web-site: www.mawney.havering.sch.uk

Head teacher: Mr C. Brown


Chair of Governors: Mrs T. Layton

The Mawney Foundation School opened on 7th September 1998, on the amalgamation of the
Mawney Infant and Junior Schools. The foundation stone was laid on 23 rd January 1896 and was
opened in the following September. We celebrated our centenary in 1996 with a series of events
involving present and previous staff and pupils. In November 2009, the school changed status from
a Community to a Foundation school.

Currently, there are two main buildings joined by a covered walkway. One building has the
Reception and Key Stage 1 (Infants) classrooms, the other is for Key Stage 2 (Juniors).

From September 2011, the school will admit up to 54 children each year.

Information about admission arrangements is set out in the LEA’s current booklet.
Children are admitted to school part-time in the September of the academic year in which they
become 5. This is increased to full-time during the first few weeks of term.

During the Summer Term, prior to their admission to the Reception class, children are invited to
spend time at several pre-school induction sessions. This helps them to get used to the school
environment for September.

Parents interested in applying for admission to the school are welcome to come and visit. If you wish
to do so, please contact the school office to make an appointment. Access to the office is through
the reception area only.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT


Where every child matters and has the opportunity to achieve their full potential. At The
Mawney Foundation School we are committed to the creation of an environment in which all
people have an opportunity to succeed in all that they do, regardless of gender, ethnic origin
or disability. We seek to work with parents/guardians and the wider community in order to
ensure that any potential learning opportunities are taken advantage of. We aim to foster a
love of learning, where children play a central role in their own assessment and evaluation.
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We value all people and we aim to take positive action to promote positive attitudes and
respect towards all the school stakeholders.

OUR AIMS
We believe the school should provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment for the children
and should be welcoming to all.
In order to prepare our children for the changing world of the 21st century, we aim to:

• provide a broad and balanced education in a positive and stimulating atmosphere, so that
children can learn at the pace most suited to their ability for them to acquire knowledge,
understanding and appreciation of the world we all live in.

• enable each child to develop confidence in his/her abilities and to attain his/her full
potential.

• provide opportunities for physical activities and team work.

• enrich children’s experiences by introducing them to art, literature and music from their
own and other cultures.

• foster awareness, respect and consideration for the needs and feelings of others
including those of different cultures, beliefs and abilities.

• assist the child to acquire a set of moral values on which to base self-behaviour and self-
discipline.

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THE STAFF OF THE MAWNEY FOUNDATION SCHOOL
Head teacher: Mr C. Brown
Deputy Head teacher: Ms G. Leppert
Assistant Head teacher: Mrs G. Bailey
Teaching Staff:
Class teachers: Miss R. Short (Reception)
Miss E. Kangethe (Year 1)
Mrs C. Knight (Year 2)
Mrs S. Gould (Year 3)
Mr N. Dunne (Year 4)
Ms G. Leppert (Year 5)
Mrs G. Bailey (Year 6)

Part-time teachers: Mrs K Herring (Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

Higher Level
Teaching Assistants: Mrs J. Sood Mrs D. Cook
Mrs S. Ollerton Mrs E. Lewis

Non- teaching staff


Teaching assistants: Mrs S. Ollerton Mrs D. Cook Mrs K. Davies
Mrs E. Lewis Mrs C. Rance Mrs J. Sood
Mrs J. Wingrove Mrs H. Waterlow Mrs D. Goodwin
Mrs P. Dowling Miss J. Farrow (EAL) Miss A. Lyons
Mrs C. Smith

Mid-day assistants (MDAs): Mrs Cook Mrs G DeGouttes Mrs S Hadi


Mrs E Lewis Mrs C Rance Mrs R Worth
Mrs S Smith Mrs J Sood Mrs D Goodwin

Administrative staff: Mrs L. Olateju (Senior Finance Officer)


Mrs P Tuvey (Senior Administration/Welfare Officer)

Site Manager: Mr P Adams

Catering Supervisor: Mrs A Rolfe

Contract cleaners: Mrs A Claxton


Mrs S Ollerton

The School Office Window

Entrance to the School Office


THE SCHOOL DAY
Key Stage 1 (Infants) Key Stage 2 (Juniors)
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(Reception, Years 1 and 2) (Years 3 to 6)
Morning session: 8.50 am - 12.00 pm 8.50 am - 12.15 pm

Afternoon session: 1.15 pm - 3.15 pm 1.15 pm - 3.15 pm

The school day is arranged as follows


Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
Registration 8.50 am - 9.00 am 8.50 am - 9.00 am
Lessons 9.00 am - 10.15 am 9.00 am - 10.15 am
Assembly 10.15 am - 10.30 am 10.15 am - 10.30 am
Morning Break 10.30am - 10.45 am 10.30am - 10.45 am
Lessons 10.45 am - 12 00pm 10.45 am - 12.15 am
Lunch 12.00 pm - 1.15 pm 12.15 pm -1.15 pm
Lessons: 1.15 pm – 3.00 pm 1.15 pm – 3.15 pm
Tidying Up / Story time 3.00pm – 3.15pm

*N.B: The first few weeks for the Reception children will differ slightly from the shown timetable.

For security reasons the school gates are locked between 9.00 am and 3.10 pm.

Access to the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds before school is through the gates on Mawney Road and
Como Street, which are not unlocked until 8.40am. Parents are asked to ensure that the KS2
children do not leave home to arrive before they can access the playgrounds.

The teachers on duty supervise the children in both playgrounds, from 8.40am. Children should wait
in their playground until the bell is rung or whistle is blown. On wet mornings, the teachers on duty
will send the children inside the buildings to their classrooms.

Please be punctual arriving at school and collecting your child at the end of the day. If another adult
is collecting your child, the school must be informed. For your child’s safety if the adult is unknown
to staff some proof of identification will be required. (Please refer to Child Protection on page 21)

Children going home to lunch must not return until 1.15 pm for the afternoon session. Additionally, if
your child is absent in the morning, they may not return during the lunch break, but need to wait until
1.15 pm.

No child is allowed to leave the school premises during school hours unless collected by a known
adult. If your child has a medical appointment, please inform the office in advance and show the
appointment card.

Parents/Carers are not allowed to enter the School Building without a prior appointment or
permission. This is to ensure the safety of all the children. If you wish to see a member of
staff, please speak to the Office. Alternatively, please telephone to make an appointment.

THE SCHOOL GARDEN, PLAYGROUND AND POND AREAS

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As part of the redevelopment
of the school, staff, pupils and
parents/carers have been
getting involved in improving
the school grounds. The
garden, playground murals
and pond areas are all
wonderful examples of what
can be achieved when
everyone contributes! If you
would like to become involved
in improving the school,
please speak to a member of
staff.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
The partnership between home and school is very important as this helps to build
understanding of the joint aims of parents and staff, for the benefit of the children.
There are a number of ways in which we seek to develop home/school links.
(a) Parents’ Evenings
Parent/teacher consultations are held during the Autumn and Spring terms for you to discuss your
child’s progress with the teacher. In the summer term we hold a ‘Walkabout Open Evening’ when
you are invited to see the children’s work and displays and watch entertainment provided by each
class. Parents’ Information evenings are also held during the year to keep you informed of current
educational issues and curricular developments in school.
(b) School Reports
Each year towards the end of the Summer term you will receive a report on your child’s progress
written by the class teacher. National Test results are also included for children in Years 2 and 6.
The Parents/Carers, as well as the children, are invited to give a written comment on the report,
which can be discussed with the teacher before the term closes if you wish.
(c) Class Assemblies
On some Wednesdays, we hold a whole school assembly in which one class shares items from their
on-going class work. We are very pleased to welcome the parents of children in the class taking
assembly that week to come and watch. We also hold themed assemblies at Christmas, Easter and
at the end of the year, when parents/carers and governors are invited to enjoy.
(d) Homework
We see the purpose of homework as developing the partnership between home and school in
pursuing the aims of the school. Homework set should consolidate and reinforce skills and
understanding, particularly in Literacy and Numeracy. It also encourages children to develop the
confidence, initiative and self-discipline needed to study on their own.
There is progression in the type and quantity of homework as pupils move through the school.
Recommended amounts can be found in the Homework Policy, located in the main reception near
the Office. Please help your child with their homework, but do not do it for them. All homework will be
given a written or verbal acknowledgement.
An important part of homework is reading. It is recommended that all primary age pupils should
either read to a parent, listen to a parent read to them, or read alone if a fluent reader, for at least 10
to 20 minutes a day. Your child brings home library and reading books regularly. There is an
accompanying record booklet in which you can comment when you have read with your child.
Please make sure that school books are kept clean and safe in a suitable book bag, obtainable from
the school office. As children progress through the school, we encourage the older children to
become more independent, through maintaining their own reading journal. When this is the case, we
request parents/carers to simply check their child’s journal from time to time, to ensure it is being
completed regularly.
Children who do not return, or fail to complete their homework suitably, may be required to stay in
during their playtime or lunchtime to complete unfinished work.
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(e) Helping in School
Parents/carers are always welcome to help in class, either on a regular basis or when requested by
the teachers for specific activities, which might include cookery, craft/needlework, computing and
educational visits. Other ways of helping include organising library books, covering books and
mounting children’s work.
(f) Parent/Carer Surveys
During the year, we send home surveys for parents/carers to complete, providing you with an
opportunity to identify what you think the school is doing well at, as well as any areas you would like
the school to improve on or develop. All surveys returned will be read by the Head teacher and other
relevant stakeholders. Although we can’t promise to fulfil all of your wishes and suggestions, it is still
important for us to know how you feel about the school and local community.
(g) Parent/Carer Translators
We are always on the look out for parents/carers who speak a language(s) other than English, to
help in translating to new and existing parents/carers who are not confident English speakers. We
won’t be expecting you to give up a lot of your own time regularly, just for the occasional time when
we might need your help. If you would be interested in volunteering occasionally to assist in
translating for new and existing parents/carers, please inform a member of staff. Once we log the
languages you can translate, we will contact you as necessary in the future.
Homework Expectations
Reception Children
Reading books to be shared, read, discussed and enjoyed. We expect parent/carers to read with
their child every day and sign and comment in the child’s reading record. Children will also be given
a piece of homework with a Numeracy focus each week, along with some form of Literacy
homework.
Years 1 and 2
We follow government guidance recommending about an hour a week. Tasks include:
• Spellings brought home on a Monday for a test on Friday
• Reading books, perhaps with a list of words to practise
• Numeracy and/or Literacy or Science work
Years 3 and 4
We follow government guidance recommending about 11/2 hours a week. Tasks include:
• Spellings and times tables brought home on a Monday for a test on Friday
• A sentence to be written for each of the spellings
• Reading books
• Some research or finishing a task
• Completing a book review or a reading log book
Years 5 and 6
We follow government guidance recommending about 30 minutes each day. This means that on
some days there will be more set; on others there may be less. Homework develops skills for
independent learning and helps ease the transition to secondary school. Tasks include:
• Spellings and times tables brought home on a Monday for a
test on Friday
• Maths challenges
• Extensions to Numeracy or Literacy work
• Unfinished or extension work from a topic
• Reading books
• Completing a book review or a reading log book
• Research
For Year 6, part of the homework set from January to may will be
revision of Numeracy, Literacy and Science for the KS2 SATS.

CURRICULUM
Key Stages 1 and 2

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All children at Key Stages 1 and 2 have access to the National Curriculum and Religious Education.
They are able to take part in a variety of educational activities and experiences in different areas and
subjects which provide for their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development.

The National Curriculum


comprises:
4 Core Subjects: Literacy. Numeracy, Science and
Information & Communication Technology.
6 Foundation subjects: History, Geography, Music, Design
and Technology, Physical Education and Art.

In addition, the school provides a wide-ranging curriculum


which includes Religious Education, Personal, Social and
Health Education, citizenship, drama and multi - cultural
education.

The Mawney Foundation School has introduced a new curriculum this year (Edison learning), which
uses a theme/topic based curriculum to make learning more meaningful and fun for the children The
topics are based on the programmes of study and attainment targets prescribed in the National
Curriculum documents and the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies.

The teaching staff meet regularly in Key Stage group teams to discuss, plan and record work based
on the schemes and the needs of the children. Work in Literacy and Numeracy incorporates the
objectives laid down in the National Literacy and Numeracy Primary Frameworks.

A range of teaching methods are used in the delivery of the


curriculum including whole class, group and individual teaching
appropriate to the pupil’s needs and the objectives of the
lessons being taught.

The Early Years


Foundation Stage

The Reception class


are known as the Foundation Stage and undertake the
Foundation Stage curriculum. This is based on six areas
of learning, with the child progressing through the
Developmental Statements in each area to attain the Early
Learning Goals, which lead on to the National Curriculum.

During their first year at school, children are assessed


using the Foundation Stage profile, a Government
requirement.

Our new outdoor


learning area for
the EYFS

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP and RELIGIOUS


EDUCATION

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Religious Education is taught in the school in accordance with the agreed syllabus adopted by the
London Borough of Havering. The content of the syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions
in this country are Christian in the main. Account is taken of the teaching and practices of the other
principle religions. The content is not based on the teachings of any particular denomination.

Collective Worship is in accordance with the 1988 Education Act. All children attend an act of
worship sometime during the school day. The content reflects the broad traditions and moral values
of Christian Belief.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from


Collective Worship and Religious Education. If you
wish to do so you are asked to put your request in
writing to the Head teacher. Alternative provision will
need to be made for pupils who are withdrawn.

PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

The Health Education policy of the school includes Sex and Relationships Education and aims to
provide children with relevant information in a sensitive and balanced manner taking due account of
the value of family life. Children are taught basic principles of healthy living and learn about
themselves and their bodies.

Health and Sex and Relationships Education, which form an integral part of the school’s curriculum,
are concerned with the development of the whole child. The two are closely linked and provided for
in a manner appropriate to age and development. At all times the correct terminology will be used.

It is important that children should be well prepared about the physical and emotional changes that
take place in their lives. The school nurse holds a drop-in session each month, between 8:30am and
9:00am. In addition to this, the dental health team, police liaison officer and other agencies are
involved as appropriate.

The school is involved in the Government Healthy Schools Initiative.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from the Sex and Relationships Education lessons by
writing to the head teacher.

PEER MEDIATION
The Mawney Foundation School was one of the first primary schools in Havering to train pupils to
act as mediators for the children to help resolve playground disagreements, as well as to support
new pupils to the school. The school also trains EAL pupils to support new pupils to the school who
do not speak English when they start school. We are proud of the responsible way the peer
mediators have undertaken their training and work co-operatively to carry out their mediation.

CIRCLE TIME
Each class has a weekly circle time session. This enables children to discuss social issues and to
address any problems that may arise in the classroom or playground. It is also used to discuss
issues and ideas raised during School Council
meetings.

SCHOOL COUNCIL
The Mawney Foundation School operates a School
Council for all the pupils. It provides the children with
a means of communication between themselves, the
staff, governors and fundraisers which enables their
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views to be expressed and considered. Consisting of three representatives elected from each Key
Stage 2 class, as well as 3 pupils from KS1 and Reception, it meets regularly to discuss issues of
importance and also introduces the children to citizenship and democracy in a realistic way.
Councillors report back to their classes on decisions as well as raising new issues which are
generated in class discussion.

Children from the School Council are also responsible for organising an annual Action Plan, which
works in partnership with the Whole School Action Plan, to work towards or achieve common goals.
Last year, the School Council started their own School Council Shop, selling items (between 20p
and £3) each Friday on the playground during lunchtime. The pupils used money raised to buy
additional resources for the playground and classrooms.

PLAYGROUND LEADERS

Each year, a number of children from KS2 are appointed and trained
as ‘playground leaders’. They are responsible for engaging the other
children in active, team building activities, as well as teaching the
KS1 children to play new games and develop new skills.

ORGANISATION OF CLASSES
There is one year group to each class, and all classes are of mixed ability.

There is subject teaching in the core subjects of Literacy, Numeracy, Science, ICT, RE and PE but
cross-curricular themes are used to meet the demands of the National Curriculum. The school will be
introducing cross-curricular themed topics from September 2010.

At Key Stage 1 and the Foundation Stage, children are taught for 21 ½ hours and at Key stage 2 for
23 ¾ hours

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS


Children may experience some difficulties in short
term and ongoing learning and may require extra help.
Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo),
Mrs Herring, works with individuals or small groups of
children, as do our Special Needs Teaching
Assistants. This may be in class or sometimes it may
be more appropriate for children to be withdrawn from
the class situation for a short period in order that they
receive intensive individual tuition on specific
educational needs. For example: THREPP, ELS, ALS,
FLS, Clicker 5, THMEPP and SpringBoard.

If there are any concerns about a child Mrs Herring will


contact parents. Parents should speak to their child’s
class teacher, or Mrs Herring, if they have concerns. If an individual programme of work is
considered necessary, it will be drawn up by the class teacher and the SENCO. Regular reviews are
held with parents.
The school receives advice and support from an Educational Psychologist and an Advisory Special
Needs teacher.

CODE OF PRACTICE
Children with special educational needs are assessed at different stages according to the National
Code of Practice for Special Needs (2001).

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The stages are:
• SCHOOL ACTION: where class teachers provide additional or different resources and
strategies to support children with special educational needs in their classes.
• SCHOOL ACTION PLUS: where schools request help and advice from external agencies, in
consultation with parents, to further support children with special educational needs.
• STATUTORY ASSESSMENT: where the L.E.A. carries out an in-depth assessment of a
child’s special educational needs in order to identify the best strategies and support for those needs.
Advice is taken from the educational and medical authorities and any other relevant professional
bodies (e.g. social services).
• STATEMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS: where the L.E.A. issues a statement
specifying the special educational provision necessary to meet a child’s needs, such provision being
beyond what can reasonably be provided from within the school’s own resources.

The school policy for Special Educational Needs was reviewed in 2002 following the publication of
the new Code of Practice.

ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL
LANGUAGE (EAL)
Children who have English as an additional
language may receive extra help from Miss Farrow,
who works within the school as the English as an
Additional Language (EAL) Teaching Assistant.
She works with individuals and small groups of
children, both within the class and in withdrawn
scenarios. This role is to develop speaking and
listening skills, as well as reading skills. Additional
support is also offered by Mrs J. Keylock, who
works for the local authority.
Parents/Carers of any child/children who work with
Miss Farrow or Mrs Keylock, will be informed and
asked to sign all relevant permissions slips, before support commences.

PROVISION FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES


All children have a right to undertake the full range of the National Curriculum, and we promote the
inclusion of all subjects for all children.
The class teacher has responsibility for the welfare of all the children in his/ her charge and will
normally be the parents’ first point of contact. The school has support from outside agencies who
advise on meeting the needs of children with disabilities, including speech, hearing, visual and
physical difficulties.
There is a disabled changing facility next to the First Aid room, comprising toilet, wash basin, shower
and changing area with wheelchair access.
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, the school has prepared an accessibility plan and Disability
Equality Scheme (DES) for increasing disability access to the school. Copies of this can be found in
the foyer area near the School Office.
PASTORAL CARE
At school we are interested in developing the ‘whole’ child. This means that we place great
emphasis on the child’s social development. We want our children to be responsible, caring and
happy. If problems arise please do not hesitate to discuss them with us. If you are aware of any
problems or worries your child has which may affect their work or behaviour please inform us.

HOUSES

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Each year, all the children are divided into 4
houses: Oldchurch, Liberty, Cottons and
Brewery. It is endeavoured that siblings are
placed in the same house. Children can earn
housepoints for a variety of reasons, and a
trophy is presented to the house with the most
points each week. Children also take part in
Sports Days within their houses, earning points
towards an overall winner of the day.

RACE EQUALITY AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES


At The Mawney Foundation School we are committed to including and educating children
irrespective of any physical, intellectual or cultural differences, and will seek to resource their
individual needs.

Our school aims to ensure that every child has equal access to the curriculum, and will make every
effort to provide children with the support they require to have access to the curriculum. This means
no child will be discriminated against on the grounds of their gender, ability or their family’s race,
colour, religion or social status.

The Mawney Foundation School values all its pupils equally. Our society is multiracial and culturally
diverse and our school population reflects this. We value and respect each other, whatever our
different races, languages, cultures or religions. We do not tolerate any racist behaviour or unfair
treatment in our school.

We have a policy which defines racist behaviour in all its aspects and details clear strategies for
dealing with racist incidents. The Equal Opportunities and Race Equality Policy can be located in the
foyer area in the Office reception area.

LEARNING RESOURCES
The school has an excellent range of ICT
learning resources:
All computers throughout the school are
networked. The ICT suite is equipped with an
interactive whiteboard and 16 computer work-
stations, all connected to the internet. All
classes are timetabled to use the ICT suite.

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The school also has 16 networked laptops, which are transportable throughout the school using a
mobile trolley. This enables all classes to make use of hardware and software from anywhere in the
school grounds, even outside! All classes have Interactive SmartBoards, including the SEN room
and Library. The school web-site is www.mawney.havering.sch.uk, which is regularly updated with
information, policies, newsletters and reports about the school and children.
In January 2011, the school will also launch its Managed Learning Environment (MLE), to which all
pupils will be provided logins and passwords for.

Apart from books and teaching materials which are common to


all schools, The Mawney Foundation School possesses a well
stocked library, located in the Key Stage 2 building. All
children have full access to the excellent reference, fiction and
non-fiction sections and can take home a library book each
week.

PE and Games equipment are readily accessible, constantly


safety checked and appropriately renewed. The children have
access to games equipment at lunchtimes, provided by The
Mawney Fundraisers.

The school is proud of its well-equipped music room, which is used regularly by each class.
Children in Years 3-6 can also choose to learn to play the violin, receiving instruction from tutors
from The Havering School of Music. Tuition is received weekly by the children. If you would like your
child to receive this tuition, please collect and complete an application form from the School Office.

SCHOOL UNIFORM
A school uniform policy operates in the school. It is a good way of helping the children to feel part of
the school community. It also has a considerable effect on the general discipline of the school.
Please support us by sending your child in uniform.

As children’s property is their own responsibility,


they should be encouraged to take care of it. The
school is not liable for loss or damage to pupils’
property, nor are staff obliged to look after any
items.
All clothing should be clearly labelled.

Key Stage 1 Uniform list


The following items should all be appropriately labelled with the child’s name.
Clothing & Footwear

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Plain grey or black trousers, knee length skirt, or dress (Tights should be red, grey, black or white
only; Socks to be black or white)
Plain grey tailored shorts (summer months)
Red and white Gingham pattern dresses (Summer months)
Plain red or white polo shirt or Polo shirt embroidered with the school logo (optional) or a plain white
collared shirt
Red sweatshirts or fleeces printed with the school logo, or a plain red cardigan
Black, flat-soled shoes
PE Kit: stored in a named, school issue PE bag
• Plain red or red school logo T shirt
• Plain black shorts
• Hair ties for children with long hair
• Trainers and Plimsoles for outdoor games

Key Stage 2 Uniform list.

The following items should all be appropriately labelled with the child’s name.
Clothing & Footwear:
Plain grey or black trousers, knee length skirt, or dress (Tights should be red, grey, black or white
only; Socks to be black or white)
Plain grey tailored shorts (summer months)
Red and white Gingham pattern dresses (summer months)
Plain red white polo shirt or polo shirt embroidered with the school logo (optional) or a plain white
collared shirt
Red sweatshirts or fleeces printed with the school logo, or a plain red cardigan
Black, flat-soled shoes
PE Kit: stored in a named PE bag or small ruck-sack.
• Plain red or red school logo T shirt
• Plain black shorts
• Hair ties for children with long hair
• Plain black track suits
• Plimsoles and trainers for outdoor games
• One piece swimming costumes and cap in Year 5.

*All items containing the school logo are available from the school office, with individual orders being
placed to our suppliers on a regular basis.

For health, safety and security reasons, children should not wear jewellery of any kind for school
since it is inappropriate for many curricular activities. It is the stated policy of the Local Education
Authority and the school’s governing body to forbid the wearing of any jewellery in P.E. and Games
lessons.
ALL CLOTHING SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED WITH THE CHILD’S NAME
BEHAVIOUR AND DISCIPLINE
Our aim is to promote and
encourage good behaviour from all
children at all times. We have clear
expectations of the good behaviour
we wish to see at The Mawney
Foundation School to support and
consolidate our caring ethos:
• Listen carefully to adults
instructions and acted upon
them.
• Respect others and their
property.
• Display excellent behaviour on the playground.
• Use honest, kind and helpful words and encouraged others to do the same.
• Play appropriate games, involving and helping others.
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• Set a good example for others, in everything you say and do.

We operate a policy of zero tolerance to fighting, including play-fighting. Children are taught
to walk away and tell an adult. The school will not tolerate retaliation in any manner.

Behaviour Strategy
In response to pupils’, parents’/carers’ concerns about behaviour and communication, The Mawney
Foundation School has implemented a behaviour strategy within the school. The strategy has been
discussed and explained with all pupils, as well as the staff and governors.

The new strategy on the playground involves the use of


Green and Red Slips. The strategy focuses upon the
positive behaviour within the school, and when the
children are observed carrying out kind and helpful acts,
staff will reward them with Green Slips. The children will
also receive a special award to take home,
communicating their good news with parents/carers. As
soon as a child receives 3 Green Slips, a letter from the
Head teacher will be sent home to the parents/carers, to
share this special accomplishment. House points will still
be awarded for positive behaviour, as will awards in
assemblies.

On the negative side, if a child breaks one of the school rules and does not heed the first and
second warning from staff, a child may receive a Red Slip. If this occurs, the parents/carers will be
sent a letter to inform them of this. If a child receives 3 Red Slips in a half term, the child will be
excluded from the playground at break times and lunch times for a period of between 3-5 days.

The new strategy within the classroom, like the playground system, involves staff focusing upon the
good behaviour, observing children doing the right thing. House points and weekly awards will be
presented to children trying hard with their learning, being good role models, or for carrying out kind
and helpful acts.

If a child breaks one of the classroom rules, the teacher/staff member will record the child’s name on
a tracking sheet. If he/she breaks 3 rules during the day, the staff member will send the child to a
time-out classroom for a period of 15 minutes. If this occurs, the teacher/staff member will send a
letter home to communicate this with parents/carers. If the child is sent out a second time during the
day, they will be sent to a Senior Member of Staff for 15 minutes, who will also communicate this to
parents in the form of a letter. If the child is sent out a third time in a day, they will be removed for
the rest of that session, with the parents/carers being called in to see the Head Teacher.
All letters sent to parents/carers have reply slips attached to the bottom of the letter, allowing the
parents/carers to respond to the Green and Red Slips letters. We hope that all parents/carers
support The Mawney Foundation School’s behaviour strategy, in order to ensure the children’s
safety, as well as promoting and encouraging positive behaviour within the school.

We expect parental co-operation and support in encouraging our aims and expectations of good
behaviour. If you have any concerns about your child’s behaviour, please see the class teacher.

Bullying
This is an on-going and conscious desire to hurt or frighten someone, and is in conflict with our
school ethos.

Procedures to address bullying


• All staff take seriously any allegations of bullying
• Staff talk to the children concerned away from other children to find out the problem
• A form outlining action to be taken may be completed
• Discussion with the accused bully/ bullies is carried out if appropriate
• Action is taken as needed, with this being reported back to parents.

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Strategies to address bullying
• Children are encouraged to tell a member of staff if a child is bothering them
• All members of staff are made aware of the children involved
• At lunchtime, the child chooses an MDA to whom they go if someone bothers them
• Staff ensure that children are not playing out of sight in the playground
• Circle time in class will help discuss the issues
• Playground leaders help children find someone to play with
• Children are encouraged to invite other children to join in their games/activities.

The use of force to control or restrain a pupil


Teachers and other authorised school staff are allowed, under the 1996 Education Act, to use such
force as is reasonable to prevent a pupil from doing, or continuing to do, any of the following:
• injuring themselves or others
• causing damage to property (including the pupils own property)
• engaging in any behaviour prejudicial to maintaining good order and discipline at the school or
among any of its pupils, whether that behaviour occurs in a classroom or elsewhere
• committing a criminal offence (including behaving in a way that would be an offence if the pupil
were not under the age of criminal responsibility)

The pupil’s parent/carer will be informed when it has been necessary to use reasonable force to
control or restrain a pupil.

ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCE


AIM
To promote high rates of attendance and punctuality
within The Mawney Foundation School.
It is essential that pupils attend school regularly and
punctually if they are to benefit from the educational
opportunities that are offered. The school seeks to
raise the parents’/carers’ and children’s awareness of
the importance of regular and punctual attendance.
The school aims to do this without causing concern to
children in situations over which they have no control.
RATIONALE
All parents/carers will understand that schools believe
regular attendance to be important for children’s
progress and wider development. However, some may not appreciate just how much impact
disappointing attendance can have upon progress. Pupils should only be absent if the reason is
unavoidable. Allowing a child to be absent without good reason is against the law and parents can
be fined up to £2500 each if their child fails to attend regularly and absences are deemed
unauthorised. All absences must be classified as either authorised or unauthorised. Authorised
absences are periods away from school for good reason or other unavoidable cause. Unauthorised
absences are those which the school does not consider reasonable and for which no leave has

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been given. This includes keeping children off for trivial reasons; truancy; absences which have not
been properly explained; holiday leave which has not been agreed and children who arrive at school
too late to get a mark on the register.
If a child is unwilling to come to school, parents/carers should not collude with the child by sending a
note saying he or she is unwell. Parents/carers must discuss the problem with the school at the first
opportunity and if it cannot be resolved a referral may be made to the Educational Welfare Service.
Parents/carers are entitled to discuss any problems with the school’s Educational Welfare Officer.
PROCEDURES TO RECORD ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
• The register is completed at the start of the morning and afternoon sessions.
• All children must have a mark put by their name: i.e. either present or absent.
• The register is sent to the office as soon as it is completed.
• Any child arriving after 9:00am must be signed into the late book, located in the office, by
their parent or carer, who also records the time and lunch-time requirements.
• The late book will be used as part of the monitoring process for punctuality. Parents/carers of
children who are continually late will be contacted by the school or Educational Welfare
Officer.
• If a child leaves the premises for a medical appointment or illness, the Office Staff will record
this in the appropriate book.
PROCEDURES TO RECORD ABSENCE
• Parents/carers should inform the school of reasons and probable length of absence,
preferably before 9:30am on the first day of absence.
• When the child returns to school, the parent/carer should notify the school of the reason of
absence in writing.
• Reminders of the above will be put into the school newsletter and in the brochure.
• Telephone messages will be recorded in the absence book and the class teacher informed. If
the class teacher is given the reason for absence, this should be recorded on the absence
sheet kept with the Class Register.
• Letters will be sent to parents/carers if there is no explanation for their child’s absence.
• Parents/carers of children who are often late or absent will be referred to the Educational
Welfare Officer.
• The child’s annual report will state the total of half days attended, and any unauthorised
absences. Teachers may comment on poor attendance or poor punctuality in this report.

PUNCTUALITY
Lateness will be monitored. If a child is late on three occasions the school’s concern will be raised
with the parent/carer. Lateness thirty minutes after registers have closed will be recorded as an
unauthorised absence.

MONITORING OF ATTENDANCE
All children’s attendance will be monitored monthly by a member of the leadership team, as well as
the Educational Welfare Officer. All children’s record of attendance will be reported at least annually
to parents/carers and pupils.
Disappointing attendance will be brought to the parents/carers attention in person and, if no
improvement was then noted, by letter. All pupils whose attendance fell below 90%, after a half term
in school, would be placed on ATTENDANCE WATCH. The child’s attendance record would then be
considered in detail, each month, by a member of the leadership team, as well as the Educational
Welfare Officer. Where absence did not stem from an annual term time holiday, or obvious period of
illness, the attendance of such children could become a cause for further action. Parents/carers
would be notified of the concern and invited to comment; the school would then look to work further
with the parent/carer, and child, using a full range of strategies to improve the child’s attendance.
This includes:
• Absences and lateness will be rigorously monitored.
• Individual and class stickers will be given for punctuality. Punctuality will be encouraged as
part of the class and school ethos.
• Certificates will be awarded termly to children who achieve 100% attendance.
• Children who achieve 100% attendance in an academic year will receive an extra
reward/certificate.

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• The importance of punctuality and regular attendance will be highlighted in assembly. This
will be achieved without causing concern to pupils in situations beyond their control.
If attendance were to remain a concern, the case would then be referred to the Educational Welfare
Officer, who will write to parents to express concern and may meet with parents as appropriate.
Should attendance continue to fall or remain a concern the school will request the Educational
Welfare Officer to consider placing the child on MEDICAL WATCH; absence would then only be
authorised by the school, as medical, if a note was received form a health professional; the
parent/carer would be informed of this move in writing by the Educational Welfare Officer. Any
pattern of absence – a particular day, or days – could see the child placed on ATTENDANCE
WATCH even if overall attendance was above 90%; for example, the child may have missed five
Mondays in the Autumn Term (attendance could still be as high as 93%, but five Mondays missed
would have an impact upon learning)

TERM TIME HOLIDAYS


The Mawney Foundation School will not authorise holidays during term time, except in exceptional
circumstances. Parent/carers are welcome to apply for an authorised holiday, using a form available
from the Office. Exceptional circumstances may include: Company shutdown (supported by letter
from employer); Family in need of respite; Attendance of immediate family funerals etc.
Exceptional circumstance would not include cost of holiday.
Even if the circumstance was exceptional the school would normally look to authorise no more than
five days holiday annually and only then if the child’s attendance had been above 95% in the past
calendar year, and their overall progress and attainment was satisfactory.
Holidays in Year 2, or Year 6 would also not be authorised until statutory tests or end of Key Stage
Assessments have been completed in May/June.

PENALTY NOTICES
The school will refer the matter to the Educational Welfare Service who will consider issuing a fixed
penalty notice as determined by the Havering Code of Conduct on Penalty Notices in the following
circumstance:
• The parent/carer had taken holiday days without permission;
• Having been placed on MEDICAL WATCH, the child had twenty sessions of unauthorised
absences in a twelve week period;
• And in other categories as outlined in the above code such as for children picked up on
truancy sweeps.
ACCIDENTS AND ILLNESS
Occasionally it may be necessary for the school to contact you urgently if your child is taken ill or has
an accident. Please make sure you keep the school
office informed and up to date with any changes of
address and telephone numbers (including mobile
and home numbers), as well as alternative
emergency contacts. Please remember to keep your
mobile switched on.

The school needs to be informed of any medical


conditions which may affect your child. It is essential that
this information is kept up to date, please inform the
secretary if there are any changes during the year.

First Aid
A number of Teaching and Support Staff are all qualified
in First Aid, including Paediatric First Aid. Other members
of staff have also had Basic First Aid training.

Children who have accidents or are unwell are sent to a


trained member of staff. Details of accidents are
recorded.

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All serious head injuries, severe nose bleeds or suspected broken bones are reported to the Head
Teacher or a member of the senior management team at once. If possible the parents are informed
by telephone immediately. If the parent or emergency contact cannot be located the class teacher is
given an injury slip to give to the parent or the child if not being met.

If a child is unwell the head teacher or a member of the senior management team may give
permission for them to be taken home.

There is a First Aid room based in the KS1 building.

Medication

No medicines may be administered in school by school staff, except for medication for asthma,
diabetes and epilepsy.

Inhalers for Key Stage 1 children are kept in the First Aid room. Each one is kept separately and
marked with the child’s name and instructions for use. Key Stage 2 children should keep their
inhalers with them at all times.

Illness

IF YOUR CHILD SUFFERS FROM SICKNESS AND/OR DIARRHOEA PLEASE ALLOW 24


HOURS TO PASS BEFORE SENDING YOUR CHILD BACK TO SCHOOL.

CHILDREN’S SAFETY
For the safety and welfare of your own child and all the children
in the school, please take careful note of the following
information:
The Playgrounds
The apparatus in the
playgrounds and the
traversing wall and
activity area in the Key
Stage 2 playground are
only for use when
supervised by a
member of staff. They should not be used before or after
school. Pre-school children are the responsibility of
parents both before and after school.
Pets are not allowed in the playground, no matter the
size.
Scooters, bicycles and scooter/skates must be walked or carried.

Car Park
This is for staff and official school visitors’ cars only. It is
not to be used as a pedestrian entrance because of the
danger to children.
Parents bringing their children to Breakfast Club or taking their
children home to lunch must not use the car park.
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Smoking
The entire school site is a non-smoking zone, so please do not smoke in the playground. A survey of
our children found that they do not like to find cigarette ends where they play.

CHILD PROTECTION
The staff in all schools in the London Borough of Havering have a responsibility to promote the
welfare of the children in their care. The LEA also requires that staff safeguard the welfare of
children by referring any serious concerns that they might have to the Head teacher.
In cases of serious concern the school has a legal duty to make a referral to the Education Welfare
Department and Social Services.

Protocol for Missing Children

As soon as a child is reported missing, all staff without children in their care are informed and the
site is methodically searched, including the grounds.
If the child is not found (usually within 10 minutes) the parents are informed to check the child has
not gone home and the police are contacted via a 999 emergency call.

Protocol for children not collected at the end of the school day

All children are dismissed by their teacher at the end of the day. Children stay with their teacher
until an appointed adult collects them. If the child has not been collected by the time all the other
children have been dismissed, they are taken to the school reception.

Office staff telephone the parent/guardian to see how long they will be and then inform the child to
reassure them that their parent is on their way.
If a parent is unable to be contacted, the head teacher/senior leadership team are informed and they
decide the best course of action. In extreme cases e.g. if a child has not been collected by 6pm
social services will be informed.

It is therefore vital to keep the school updated of any changes to mobile phone numbers/contact
persons etc

SCHOOL VISITS
Educational visits are arranged during the year. If a visit involves coaches we only use those with
seat belts. Under government regulations education provided during the school day should be free.
The Governors adopted the Havering Policy on the issue of charging for visits. We therefore ask
parents for a voluntary contribution towards visits. No child would be omitted if a parent were unable
or unwilling to make a contribution. However if a substantial part of the cost is not covered by
contributions the visit is unlikely to take place.
A Year 6 Residential Trip is offered each year for the children. As the cost of this trip is significantly
higher than day trips, the number of children who request a place will determine whether that
particular year group go on their residential trip. We aim for at least 75% of the children to attend in
order to consider running the residential trip each year.

COMMUNITY LINKS
We encourage children’s social awareness by close links with the wider community:
• At Harvest, children organise entertainment and refreshments for senior citizens. We also have
close liaison with a local residential home for old people
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• The Reading Club has also established a successful link with local book store Water Stones,
which includes visits to the store to read and review the latest titles!
• The choir sings in local retirement home.
• We support various charities throughout the year. Most of the events are initiated and organised
by the pupils and School Council.
• The school is also improving links with the local community and local businesses, in order to
provide opportunities for children to visit local businesses, as well as having guests and speakers
within the school.
• We are also establishing links with local and national businesses, in order to improve the quality
of provision for the children and local community. We currently have links with B&Q, GBP Real
Estate, and Bellway Homes. If you work for, or run, a business who might be interested in
working with the school, please speak to Mr Brown, or another member of the Senior
Leadership Team.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS


• Various after school clubs take place including, football, netball,
cricket, band and maths and art for KS2 pupils.
• A Gymnastics Club runs each Tuesday between 3:30 and 4:30pm
for any KS1 or KS2 children, at a cost of £2 per child, per week.
• A Fitness Club runs each Tuesday between 3:30pm and 5:00pm for
children at a cost of £20 per 5 week programme.
• At lunchtimes, the activities include recorders, dance and chess for
KS2 and sewing club for all children. Some of these are organised
and run by the Year 6 children.
• An I.C.T. club also runs during a lunchtime for the children in Year
2.
• Children in Years 3 to Year 6 learn French, taught by the Advanced Skills Teachers from St
Edwards Church of England Secondary School.
• The school takes part in inter-borough quizzes.
• There is a choir for children in Key Stage 2 which takes part in the Borough Carol Service and
the Music Festival at the Queen’s Theatre.
• Children in Years 3-6 can also choose to learn to play the
violin, receiving instruction from tutors from The Havering
School of Music. Tuition is received weekly by the children. If
you would like your child to receive this tuition, please
collect and complete an application form from the School
Office.
• Children in Year 2 take part in the borough Infant Music Festival
Sign up sheets for clubs are made available to children at the
beginning of the year, or as clubs are started in the school. 100% attendance is expected at
these clubs. If a child fails to attend for 2 sessions, without prior approval or notice, they may
be removed from that named club.

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SCHOOL GOVERNORS
The school is managed by the governing body, which holds two full meetings each term. It has three
sub-committees which meet regularly to oversee finance, curriculum and premises and report back
to the whole governing body.
Parent governors are voted in by the parents at the school to represent their views.
The school governors, some of whom are usually in the playgrounds before and after school are:
Mrs Tracy Layton (Chair of Governors), Mr Stephen Bennigsen (Vice-Chair of Governors),
Mrs Penny Dowling, Mr Graham Aitken, Mrs Claire Hosier, Mrs Emma Cooksey, Mrs Hilary Zunder,
Mr David Hastings, Mrs Gem DeGouttes, Mr Paul Adams and Mrs Chris Knight.

We are always on the lookout for new parent/community governors, so if you think you would
like to be involved, please inform the Office or Head teacher.

SCHOOL MEALS / PACKED LUNCHES


Children may have either a school meal or a packed lunch
during the midday break, or go home for their lunch.

School dinners
Since May 2005, healthy school meals have been served.
The meals are provided by Havering Catering Services and
are served in the KS2 hall. Copies of menus are sent to
parents and also displayed in the school.
Children can
make their own
selection from the
range of hot and
cold meals available each day (including vegetarian
options). There is a set charge of £1.85 (Price at time of
printing), which includes a protein, potato or bread
choice, vegetable or salad and dessert.
Water is always available, or a fruit drink, juice or milk
may be purchased at an extra cost.
Dinner tickets
can be
purchased each
Thursday between 3:00pm and 3:30pm, inside the Infants
Building, off the Infants Playground.

If individual tickets are required, it is strongly advised that


the children bring their money to school in a secure, named
purse or container.

If you receive Income Support or Job-seekers allowance,


your child may be entitled to free school meals. A form is
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available for this in the office. Even if you do not wish your child to have Free School Meals, we
ask that all parents/carers entitled to register to do so, as the school receives extra funding
for the total number of children registered for Free School Meals.

Packed lunches
Packed lunches should be brought in a lunch box clearly marked with your child’s name. We do not
permit the children to bring drinks in glass bottles or cans for safety reasons. No fizzy drinks,
chocolate or sweets are allowed. Parents are asked to provide a healthy packed lunch for their
children.

Behaviour
During lunchtime, the children are under the supervision of Midday Assistants (MDAs). MDAs are
members of staff and children are expected to follow all instructions as they would if it was a teacher,
and treat them with politeness and respect.
The MDA’s follow the school behaviour policy, and thus issue green and red slips. Any child who
does not respond to MDAs instructions or consistently misbehaves during the lunch break may
receive a red slip, or have to stay with an MDA for a period of their lunchtime(s). In accordance with
the Behaviour Policy, if the misbehaviour continues, they may be excluded at lunchtime for a period
of time.

School Library
The School Library is open daily for all children who do not want to go out to play in the playground
or wish to stay in to read or do their homework. The library is supervised by a MDA.
In addition to this, children who do not complete their homework or class tasks may be instructed to
complete it in the library during their lunchtime.

Morning break
KS2 children may only bring fruit to eat at break time. Alternatively, they can purchase healthy
snacks costing between 10p and 30p from the Snack Trolley. As the Government funding provides
free daily fruit for the Key Stage 1 children, it is not necessary to send any additional fruit in for any
KS1 child.
Milk is available for the Key Stage 1 children – cost per term to be advised. Children who do not
drink milk can bring in still water in a named drinking bottle.

DRINKING WATER
Children are actively encouraged to bring a
clear sport top bottle of still drinking water,
marked with their name, to keep in their
classroom. It has to be taken home daily in
order to ensure the bottles are kept clean
and hygienic.
You can purchase water bottles from the
School Office, at a cost of £1.35 each.
There are water fountains in both
playgrounds.

THE MAWNEY FUNDRAISERS


The school has a very keen and active fundraising group, currently led by Mrs T. Layton,
Mrs D. Cook and Mr and Mrs S Bennigsen. It is open not only to parents, but also to other relatives
and friends. All are invited to help at the social and fund raising events organised throughout the
year to provide extra resources and equipment for your children. You will be informed about events
in newsletters.
Currently, the Fundraisers are raising money towards developing the playground.

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Past fundraising has gone towards ICT equipment and furniture. They have also funded outdoor
playtime resources, a television set, discos and gifts from Father Christmas.
The Fundraisers are always on the lookout for helper/parents/carers to help get involved in their
fantastic efforts, so if you feel you would like to become involved in this, please speak to the Head
Teacher, Mrs Layton or Mrs Cook.

THE MAWNEY BREAKFAST CLUB


The main aim of the Breakfast Club is to offer a balanced healthy breakfast to the children. It can
also be useful to parents/carers who need to go to work earlier.
The Breakfast Club offers your child/children a meal and the opportunity to read books, play
educational games and carry out other educational activities before the start of the school day.
It is open from 7:30am until 8:50am. Breakfast will be served to all children arriving before 8:30am.
Entrance to the school is through the second entrance door at the front of the school building in
Mawney Road, not the Office entrance. The door will be opened at 7:30am. You must not send your
child before then.
It is run by Mrs S Smith and Mrs H Waterlow, who are teaching assistants at the school.
At 8:50am, KS1 children are escorted to their class by a member of staff, while the KS2 children are
sent to line up with their class outside.
Cost is £2 per child per day, but if you have more than 1 child attending, the first child pays £2, and
then each sibling after that pays £1. i.e 3 siblings will be £4 per day.

THE MAWNEY PRE-SCHOOL


The Mawney Pre-School admits children aged from 2 ½ years to 5 years. They are located in a
classroom in the Key Stage 1 building. The Pre-School manager is Mrs Gaynor Loughlin. Sessions
are currently run every morning between 9:00am and 12:00pm, but this is likely to increase to both
morning and afternoon sessions in the near future. All relevant parents/carers will be advised as
necessary.

If you would like more information about the Pre-School child, please contact Mrs Sharon Long on
07974104975.

SCHOOL CHARGES POLICY


The school may not charge for activities which take place in school time, with the exception of clubs
run by outside providers and individual instrumental music tuition. The school may charge for
activities provided wholly or mainly outside school hours as long as these activities are optional
extras.
The school may also charge for board and lodging on residential courses.

The school is also able to invite parents to make voluntary contributions towards the cost of any
aspect of school work e.g. cookery, educational visits, visiting groups etc.

COMPLAINTS
As a requirement of the Education Reform Act the Local Authority has developed formal procedures
which specify how complaints about the curriculum and collective worship are to be handled. When
a complaint about such matters is made it should, in the first instance, be dealt with through informal
discussions with the head teacher. Should the matter remain unresolved informally, the complaint
may then be considered formally by the governing body.

Parents may also contact Ofsted with any complaints in writing to the following address:
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Ofsted,
Royal Exchange Buildings,
St. Ann’s Square,
Manchester M2 7LA

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION
The Freedom of Information Act requires publicly funded bodies, including schools, to be
clear about the information they publish. We have produced a publication scheme setting out all the
information we publish on a regular basis and where to find it. Ask the school office to let you see
the scheme or provide you with a copy free of charge.

DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION


• Statement of curriculum policy of the Local Education Authority
• Schemes of work and policies currently in use
• Statutory Instruments, Circulars and Administrative Circulars received from the DFES
• Published report on the school by Ofsted. This can be found on the Ofsted website:
www.ofsted.gov.uk
• The LEA’s arrangements for consideration of complaints.
• The LEA’s agreed syllabus for Religious Education

Parents wishing to receive a copy of these documents will be charged at cost.

SCHOOL TERM, HOLIDAY DATES AND STAFF INSET DAYS 2009 – 2010
Autumn Term 2009 Monday, 6th September 2010 – Friday, 22nd October 2010
Monday, 1st November 2010 – Wednesday 22nd December 2010

Spring Term 2010 Wednesday 5th January 2011 – Friday, 18th February 2011
Monday, 28th February 2011 – Friday, 8th April 2011

Summer Term 2010 Tuesday, 26th April 2011 – Friday 27th May 2011
Monday, 6th June 2011 – Friday, 22nd July 2011

Dates of holidays
Summer 2009 Monday, 26th July 2010 – Friday, 3rd September 2010
Autumn Half Term 2009 Monday, 25th October 2010 – Friday 29th October 2010
Christmas 2009 Thursday, 22rd December 2010 – Monday, 3rd January 2011
Spring Half Term 2010 Monday, 21st February 2011 – Friday, 25th February 2011
Easter 2010 Friday, 11th April 2011 – Monday, 25thth April 2011
Bank Holiday Monday, 25th April 2011
May Day 2010 Monday, 2nd May 2011
Summer Half Term 2010 Monday, 30th May 2011 – Friday, 3rd June 2011
Summer 2010 Monday, 25th July 2011 – September 2011

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Staff INSET days
5 Non-pupil days for staff training and other administrative purpose include:-

* Monday 6th September 2010


* Tuesday 7th September 2010
* Tuesday 4th January 2011
* 4th and 5th INSET days yet to be allocated. Parents/carers will be informed of these dates at
a later stage.

NO CHILDREN ARE TO ATTEND SCHOOL ON THESE DAYS.

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END OF KEY STAGE RESULTS

Key Stage 1 (Year 2):


Children are expected to achieve Level 2 by the end of year 2.
Pupils working above expectations should achieve Level 3.

Year Maths Reading Writing


Level 2 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3
2008-2009 84% 4% 68% 8% 72% 4%
2009-2010 66% 10% 72% 14% 66% 3%

Key stage 2 (Year 6):


Children are expected to achieve Level 4 by the end of year 6.
Pupils working above expectations should achieve Level 5.

Year Maths English Science


Level 4 Level 5 Level 4 Level 5 Level 4 Level 5
2008-2009 92% 32% 80% 4% 96% 48%
2009-2010 88% 52% 84% 24% CVA: 102.2

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