Welcome to our Open Evening for new Year 3 parents. Welcome!. What the school is like Who Mr Gilmour is Who the other adults are What the day is like How we say “well done” How we tell children off? How much homework there is What our uniform is Term time absence
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for new Year 3 parents
Who Mr Gilmour is
Who the other adults are
What the day is like
How we say “well done”
How we tell children off?
How much homework there is
What our uniform is
Term time absence
How you as parents can help
How you find out what’s going on
What do to do if you’re not happy
What will happen next
By the end of this short presentation you will know…
Majority of teaching good; some outstanding
Progress is improving and is sometimes good
Attainment is broadly average overall
Lots of educational visits
Friendly, approachable, hard-working staff
Converting to Multi-Academy Trust with Newbridge and Stamshaw Junior Schools in October
What is Isambard Brunel Junior School like?
April 1996 Paulsgrove Primary School
September 2002 Westfield Junior School (Deputy Headteacher)
September 2006 Isambard Junior School (Headteacher)
Josiah: Year 5 at Newbridge
Robin: Year 2 at Manor Infant
Arthur: nearly 2 years old
Sarah: ex-teacher; full time mum; NCT antenatal teacher
Who is Mr. Gilmour?
Sara Paine - deputy headteacher
Deb Welling – inclusion base manager
Mandy Chandler – PPA cover
Pat Smith, Kerry Abdul, Kim Ellis office team
Who are the other adults?
Jo Simmonds (Zoe Bill – maternity leave)
Rose Fleming, Jenny Cope, Lewis Millington
(2 classes of around 28)
Who are the Year 3 staff?
8:45am School opens
8:55am Lessons start –"late“ after now
10:45am Break (15 minutes)
12pm Lunch (45 minutes)
2pm-ish Fruit and water
3:10pm End of day
3:20pm All children should have left by now!
What is the day like?
Punctuality and Attendance Trophies
House Point Cup
Lunchtime Raffle tickets and High Tea
How do you say “well done”?
Loss of Golden Time
Loss of break or lunch time
Internal exclusion for half or whole day
After school detentions (same day) including Saturday morning
How do you tell children off?
Piece of English and Maths on Tuesday for Friday
Spellings on Monday
Ongoing Project work
Are reviewing this!
Homework club after school
How much homework will they get?
White polo shirt
Black or grey trousers or skirt
Black shoes OR black or white trainers
Black or grey shorts or blue Gingham dresses can be worn in hot weather
No jewellery please and avoid “holiday haircuts” during term time please!
Suppliers are Hargreaves or Tesco
What is our school uniform?
“headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances”
Exceptional circumstances include:
Family bereavement of close relative, unavoidable work commitments such as Naval work, sporting or music competitions, religious observance
Exceptional circumstances do not include:
surprise holidays, cheap holidays, birthday parties, weddings in foreign countries, family gatherings abroad
Term time absence
Sign Home School Agreement to show you support our policies
Attend Celebration Assembly if your child is “Star of the Week”
Parents’ Evening every term
Volunteer to help in class or on trips
Remind them about homework and PE kits
Ask what they learned not what they did!
How can I help?
Termly curriculum newsletters
Letters about events
How will I find out what is going on?
Talk to another senior member of staff
Talk to me
Repeat above until happy
Formal complaints to Chair of Governing Body
Can then appeal to DCSF
(City Council will not deal with complaints)
What do I do if I’m not happy?
Year 2 come over to work here
Year 2 spend the day here
Term starts Tuesday 4 September 8:45am!
What happens next?
When my first child was about to start school, the one thing that reduced my wife to tears was the worry about who would help him take his yogurt pot lid off for his lunch because she always did that herself.
What are you worried about
and what can we do to help?
What have I forgotten to tell you about?
Please could you help
stack chairs in piles of
10 at the back!