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JANVRIN SCHOOL

Mont Cantel, La Pouquelaye, St Helier,


Jersey, JE2 3ZN.
Tel: 01534 731306 Fax: 01534 285182
Email: admin@janvrin.sch.je
Headteacher: Iain George AGSM NPQH

Janvrin Schools Core Purpose


Together we aim to provide a positive learning community, where the well being of all is assured
and everyone is inspired to achieve their personal best by evolving and adapting to the challenges
of the future.

Janvrin Schools Principles


We believe in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.
We believe in creativity, spontaneity and engagement.
We believe learning and teaching are enjoyable.
We believe in mutual respect based on fairness and valuing all.
We believe in respect for our environment and our resources.
We believe that we can all achieve our personal best.

Janvrin Schools Aims


We aim to offer every child the opportunity to access a carefully planned, diverse, balanced
curriculum that incorporates the beliefs and cultures of our community.
We aim to provide opportunities for quality discussion, collaboration, co-operation and reflection.
We aim to nurture a positive ethos that encourages problem solving and risk taking as part of the
learning process.
We aim to reward positive behaviour and celebrate effort and achievement.
We aim to set and maintain high standards for ourselves and each other.
We aim to encourage, value and extend everyones contribution to the school.
We aim to ensure that we are rigorous in assuring that the standards of teaching and learning are
of a high and appropriate standard.

SCHOOL STRUCTURE AND STAFFING:


Janvrin is a 2-form entry School, with a 30-place Nursery. This means that there are 2 classes for
every year group from Reception to Year 6. There are currently 367 children on roll.
The progression of year groups is:
Foundation:
Nursery
Reception
Key Stage 1:
Year 1
Year 2
Lower Key Stage 2:
Year 3
Year 4
Upper Key Stage 2
Year 5
Year 6
Our class teachers for 2015 are:
Nursery: Mrs George
Reception: Miss Anderson, Miss Barrett
Year 1: Miss Dixon, Miss Hairon
Year 2: Miss Horton, Mrs Hannabuss
Year 3: Miss Lopes, Miss Ryan
Year 4: Mrs Jones (formerly Miss Delahunty), Mrs De La Haye
Year 5: Mrs Dewhurst, Mrs Youinou
Year 6: Mr Chipperfield, Mrs Maguire
The Schools leadership and management team are:
Headteacher: Mr George
Deputy Headteacher/Special Education Needs Coordinator: Miss M McCool
Foundation Stage Leader: Mrs George
Key Stage 1 Leader: Miss Horton
Lower Key Stage 2 Leader: Mrs Youinou
Key Stage 2 Leader: Mrs Maguire
School Administrator: Mrs Mitchell
Assistant School Administrator: Mrs Farley
PE Teacher: Mr Ashton
Music Teachers: Mrs Lawrence, Mr Stevens
SEBD/Family Liaison Leader: Mrs Sue Smith
Our learning support staff for 2015:
Nursery Officers: Mrs. Moss, Mrs du Feu
Reception TAs: Miss Le Feuvre, Mrs McMurray
Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Bisson (lead TA), Mrs Hanrahan, Miss MacFarlane,
Mrs ONeilll, Mrs Harris, Mrs Blake, Mrs Sutton, Miss Revell, Miss G McCool, Mrs Luke.
Well-Being Coordinator: Mrs Carol Godfray
Lead Lunchtime Supervisor: Mrs Sutton
Lunchtime Supervisors: Mrs De Sousa, Mrs Parker, Mrs Harris, Mrs Hanrahan, Mrs Wheatley,
Miss Richer, Mrs Mourant, Mrs Cranfield, Mrs Wagner, Mr Kelly, Mr Evered, Mrs Breuilly.
After School Club Manager: Mrs Harris
After school staff: Miss G McCool, Mrs McMurray, Miss Le Fevure, Miss MacFarlane, Mrs ONeilll
Breakfast Club Team: Mrs Smith, Mrs ONeilll
Site Manager/Caretaker: Mr Townsend

SCHOOL HOURS:
Foundation:
The Nursery starts at 8.45 and is open from 8.30 for parents to settle their children.
The morning session finishes at 12.45 (for those children only attending in the morning).
The whole day session finishes at 2.45.
Reception registration is at 8.45 and classes finish at 2.45

Main School:
Doors open for children to settle and prepare before the start of the day at 8.30.
School registration is at 8.45.
Morning break for Reception is at 10.00
Morning break for K.S.1 and 2 is at 10.30.
Lunchtime is between 12.00-1.00
Children in K.S.1 have an additional afternoon break of 10-15 minutes
The school day finishes at 3.00 (Key Stages 1 and 2).

STARTING SCHOOL:

Starting school is an exciting time for all but can cause worries for both parent/carer and child. We
hope that this booklet will help by giving you the kind of information you need. Please let the
School know if you feel that we have missed anything that you would like to know.
If your child is starting school in September and are in the Foundation Stage they will be invited to
attend an evening for parents/carers at the School in the Summer term. This gives basic
information about Janvrin School, about what your child will be learning in their first year and how
you can help them at home.
The children will have induction sessions during the Summer term, prior to them starting school in
the September. These sessions are designed to familiarise your child with their new learning
environment and meet their future friends and teachers.
Children starting their school career at Janvrin will either start in our Nursery (ages 3-4) or, if they
transfer from another Nursery at the end of their Nursery year (4-5 years old): Reception.
Children can attend Nursery for 20 hours per week and can apply for up to 10 additional hours per
week if needed. This can be coordinated and supported by the Nursery Manager but is the
responsibility of the parent to apply for. Children stay in Nursery for 1 year. Here your child will be
introduced to all areas of the Early Learning Goals and their progress and needs supported by
Nursery Officers and other staff.
The majority of children at Janvrin Nursery transfer into the main school. However, this is
dependent on where parents/carers live and other criteria. It is important to clarify this during the
Nursery year prior to applying for school registration.
After Nursery, your child will move into the Reception class. Here your child will continue their
learning through Development Matters towards the Early Learning Goals and may start
working in areas of the Jersey Curriculum depending on their stage of development and need. In
many activities the children will be grouped according to what they can already do. This ensures
that children are working at their own level. The groups are frequently reviewed and changed
depending on each individual childs progress in any particular area at different stages of their
development.
The Nursery and Reception classes are referred to as Foundation Stage years. Foundation
Stage learning and structure finishes at the end of the Autumn term in Year 1.
Your childs progress is continuously assessed and recorded against the Foundation Stage Profile
document; this information will be shared with you throughout the Nursery and Reception years,
and also into Year 1 (as appropriate).
Play activities are structured in order to bring out the educational aspects the teacher has planned
for. Gradually, the child learns to follow instructions and to work and co-operate with others. You
can help by making sure that he/she has had the opportunity to do things independently before
coming to school, like putting things away, dressing and using the toilet hygienically.
After Foundation Stage, the class groups are called Years 1 to 6. After Year 6, at 11 years old, the
child moves on to Secondary school. For many of our children this will be Grainville School, with
whom we have close links.

DELIVERY and COLLECTION OF CHILDREN:

Please be aware that, at the time of writing, these arrangements are under review due to the
building development at JCG and are therefore likely to change within the year.

The safe arrival and collection of children each day is of the highest priority to the School. We
would therefore ask that all families follow the School procedures detailed below:
Parking:
Families can park in the designated car park at the opening of the main driveway to the
School site. Cars must be parked in the designated parking bays. These parking spaces
are for Foundation and K.S.1 children only (permits are needed for this and are
available from the School Office).
Limited parking spaces are also available for Janvrin parents at Waitrose, Vallee Des Vaux.
Parents can park in designated spaces and walk up the short lane to the School. Permits
for this facility are available through the main school office.
The Loop:
This system is for K.S.2 children or for K.S.2 children with younger siblings.
This is the system where cars travel up to the main entrance to the school and turn by the flag
pole. Children can be let out of their car once they have reached the lamppost (if collecting) or
steps (if dropping off) and enter the school by the main entrance (beginning of the day). At the end
of the day children waiting in the Year 6 classroom and will be sent to the car by the teacher on
duty. Parents/carers must stay with their cars at all times on this system.
Parents/adults collecting children:
Parents and adults collecting Nursery and Reception children come to the Nursery main
entrance or the main Reception playground and will enter through the main doors at the
end of the day (the doors will remain locked until this time to ensure childrens safety).
Parents and adults collecting children in Key Stage 1 come to the outside of their childs
classrooms via the Key Stage 1 playground; the entrance to this is via the pathway at the
back of the main playground/Nursery building.
Parents and adults collecting children in Key Stage 2 wait by the small playground at the
side of the main entrance to the school, where children will be dismissed by the teacher on
duty. Adults collecting children in Year 3 walk round to the Year 3 entrance at the back of
the school and collect them from their classrooms.
Children walking home:
Children can walk home without adult supervision when they are in Years 5 or 6.
Permission to do this must be given in writing by the parents/carers of the child. Older siblings who
have permission to walk home unaccompanied are not allowed to walk home with younger
siblings.
Parents/carers who have exceptional reasons for their child to walk home without an adult, and are
not in Years 5 and 6, must meet with the Headteacher to discuss and agree the situation. Please
be aware that the School has a legal duty of care to ensure that all children leaving the school do
so safely. Where the School may have concerns regarding a child walking home independently, in
any year group, the School has the right to withdraw permission and the child will have to picked
up by a known adult.

UNIFORM:
All clothing and equipment should be clearly marked with your child's name.
Uniform contributes to the ethos of the school and families should undertake to provide the correct
uniform at all times. (Janvrin Good Behaviour Policy)
Children in Nursery do not need to wear a uniform.
From Reception classes to Year 6, all children will be required to wear:

The School jumper or cardigan


A white, plain collared shirt
Grey trousers or skirt or pinafore dress
Black or grey socks; red, grey or black tights
Black school shoes
School tie
Full P.E. kit

In the Summer term, girls are allowed to wear a red/white chequered summer dress. The boys
uniform stays the same but they do not have to wear a jumper and can wear grey short school
trousers.

All children are expected to wear the School tracksuit to school on days when they have PE. They
will wear their PE uniform underneath their tracksuits. This is:
Black shorts
Plain red T-shirt
Plain trainers (no high-tops or decorated trainers)
In warm weather children can come to school with their PE kit and tracksuit top (no tracksuit
bottoms).

Hair bands are to be plain black, white or red. Long hair has to be tied back at all times.
Dyed hair is strongly discouraged, as are haircuts that are likely to draw attention to the child in a
potentially negative way. This includes tram lines or shaved patterns, braiding with beads, untied
long hair in boys etc.
This is a subjective issue and is ultimately at the Headteachers discretion.
Contact with parents/carers will be made by the school where there are concerns in this area.
Outdoor coats should be a sensible style and colour fit for purpose.
As a safety measure, jewellery is not allowed to be worn in school, apart from a watch and one pair
of small stud earrings.
If specific items are requested by parents to be worn, this must be made known to the class
teacher or Headteacher for approval.
Nail varnish and temporary tattoos are not permitted.
On occasions, children and staff support dress-down days in order to support charity or fund
raising events. Children and staff are expected to wear smart casual clothes on these occasions.
Staff Dress code:
At Janvrin School we believe that all staff should represent good role models to children and to all
who work in the school. By staff we mean: all teachers, support staff, administration staff,
lunchtime assistants, caretaker, students and volunteer helpers. Senior leaders will be expected to
model and reinforce these standards.
The staff dress expectations are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of children throughout
the school and should support the practical undertakings of staff during the day.
Staff will therefore wear clothes which are smart and professional; specific items of clothing as they

relate to the staff expectations are discussed and agreed annually with the staff.
Staff will wear Janvrin School PE uniform and appropriate sports shoes when teaching PE and at
sporting events.
Staff will wear appropriate footwear for both their role within the school and in setting expectations
for children.
When staff are escorting children on outside trips e.g. to the woods, beach etc appropriate clothing
can be worn (this may include jeans or other hard wearing trousers) and fit-for purpose shoes or
boots (e.g. walking boots or Wellingtons).
The caretaker will wear clothing appropriate to his tasks, including protective and hard wearing
clothing.

LUNCH:
Children have 3 sessions at lunchtime: a set session for eating their lunch and 2 set sessions for
play. Each session is for 20 minutes. Some year groups will eat first and then play; other year
groups will play first and then eat.
Children need to have a packed lunch every day. Their lunch box should contain a sandwich (or
similar), a drink (non-fizzy), some fruit/yoghurt etc. Janvrin School has been awarded Healthy
School status and encourages healthy eating. This means that chocolate, crisps, cereal bars etc
are not encouraged by the school and we would ask the people who make the lunches to be aware
of this please.
Children can bring in a healthy snack each day which they will be able to eat in the morning; the
snack must be fruit or vegetables or a cold pasta meal (in appropriate packaging).
Nursery children are provided with snacks by School staff. This facility is funded by contributions
from parents/carers. Children who attend Nursery in the morning only, are asked to contribute
3.00 per week. Full time Nursery children are asked to contribute 5.00 per week.

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY:


We have an expectation that all children will attend School 100% of the time. However, we
understand that, on occasions, children will become ill or need to attend a medical appointment. It
is important that if your child cannot attend School, direct contact is made with the School office
first thing on the first day of absence. If contact is not made the School will make direct contact with
parents/carers. If direct contact can not be made, the matter may be referred to the Education
Welfare Office. This is to ensure that all children, absent from School, are accounted for and safe.
To help with this parents are advised to enter the schools telephone number (01534731306) into
their phone so that it can be found easily. Please leave a message on the voicemail if no-one is
available to take your call.
The Main Office should be informed of medical appointments and times in advance (copies of
letters will be taken for school record keeping) so that children can be registered correctly and they
are prepared to leave school on time for their appointment. When an appointment is for the start of
the school day and your child will not be in for registration it is important that you have let the Main
Office know so that we are not actively looking for your child. If we are unsure as to the
whereabouts of your child the School will have to contact you.
We have an expectation that all children will attend School on time every day. This is monitored by
the class teachers, Main Office and the Education Welfare Office. We understand that, on
occasions, circumstances cause a child to be late. However, this should be a rare occurrence.

Where there is a growing concern regarding punctuality your childs class teacher will contact you
in the first instance. Where improvement has not been made the matter will be taken up by the
School and Education Welfare Office.
The emotional impact on a child turning up late for school is significant and can affect their ability to
learn and to access activities throughout the day. The main doors to the School are open from
8.30am, registration is at 8.45am and after this time your child will be marked at Late.
It is essential that children who are being collected from School are collected at the end of the day
on time. On the rare occasions when an adult may be faced with an unforeseen delay in collecting
their child it is important that contact is made with the School so that supervision arrangements can
be made and the child reassured. The After School Club can be used to facilitate this in emergency
situations; however, spoken contact must be made with the School before 3pm.
Where these situations become regular occurrences the School will seek to work with the
parent/carer to ensure that punctual collection happens. In persistent situations the School will
have no choice but to involve the Education Welfare Office and Social Services.

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PARENTS/CARERS AND THE SCHOOL:


Your childs well-being and good progress depend on the partnership between parents/carers and
school.
Meetings at School:
We work hard to be approachable and available to everyone in our school community and we hope
that you will come to us with any concerns. Please remember that any problems or queries can be
discussed with the school staff at any time. Minor problems or worries are often easily resolved if
tackled early.
However, the beginning and the end of the day are particularly busy for teachers who are
responsible for receiving and dismissing pupils; so if we are not available please make
arrangements to speak to us at another time. An appointment is necessary if more than a few
minutes discussion is needed.
Where a meeting is arranged at school please be aware that it is School policy to:
Ensure that all meetings are conducted in a respectful and polite manner
To ensure confidentiality of meetings, where appropriate (see below)
To independently refer information onto other agencies where there is seen to be a child
safe-guarding or child protection issue
To respond to issues raised according to the Policies and Procedures of the School
Keep agreed notes and minutes of meetings, and subsequent actions, between parents
and staff
To keep file notes in childrens personal files
Please let us know if you or your child is unhappy or anxious about any aspect of school life. The
Janvrin Parent Teacher Partnership (JPTP) has an important role in community concerns and
supporting School life. They are supportive and reactive in raising issues and concerns, on behalf
of parents, to Mr George and the Leadership and Management team of Janvrin School.
ParentMail:
Parents and families are asked to register with ParentMail through the Main Office. This allows
the school to send electronic versions of the school letters via email to parents directly as well as
other important notifications. If families do not have email accounts hard copies of letters will be
sent home with the child.
Copies of recent letters and information are posted on the School website.

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Reporting to Parents:
It is essential for your childs continuous care and achievements that you receive regular and
accurate information about their progress. To this end the school has developed the following
procedures:
All parents/carers will be asked to attend termly consultations with their childs class teacher.
During these meetings you will be able to see what your child has achieved and what they need to
focus on to ensure further progress. At the end of each year every child will receive an End of
Year Report which will highlight progress and achievement made throughout the year in all
curriculum areas, this will be shared in the Summer term consultation.
At the beginning of each academic year all parents are invited to our Annual General Meeting
where the main areas of development and focus of the school will be discussed. This also offers an
opportunity to meet your childs class teacher and to discuss the expectations and aims for that
year.
Parents/carers of Year 5 children are requested to meet and discuss the outcomes from the Year 5
CATs tests; and, parents/carers of children in Year 2 will be invited to a meeting to discuss their
childs Edinburgh Picture Test results. The school will contact parents about this at the
appropriate time.
The School website will retain recent letters and information for parents as well as general
information about the school, including a comprehensive list of calendar dates. Please check the
website regularly.
There are other events in the school calendar to which you will be invited such as Christmas
performances, Sports Days, Parents Workshops and JPTP activities. Letters containing key
information, requests and dates, are regularly sent out by the school, please ensure that you have
received and read these. Letters will also be available on the Website.
Adult support and help with supervision of activities or on school trips is always needed and
appreciated. Please contact the Main School office if you are interested in being registered as an
adult helper.
Please note; all adult helpers undertaking supervision of children on a regular or significant basis
can only do so once a DBS check has been completed. This has to be applied for through the main
office and can take several weeks. If you feel that you could support the children on a regular basis
please see the School Administrator as early as possible. Thank you

STAFF ABSENCES:
Staff are occasionally absent through illness or attending professional development courses.
The Schools first priority is to ensure consistency for the children; where possible the School will
cover an absence with a supply teacher or by using our own staff.
Where a supply teacher is unavailable the school will split the class to the other year groups with
prepared work for the day or part of the day.
Nursery and Reception classes are never split and alternative cover arrangements are always
made for these year groups.
Where there is a significant absence the School will write and inform the parents of the children in
that class explaining what the cover arrangements will be and how long the absence is anticipated
for.

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HOLIDAYS DURING TERM TIME:


As a School we do not expect children to have holidays outside of the designated, formal holiday
allocation. However, we understand that, in very specific circumstances, it is sometimes necessary
for a child to be absent during term time for reasons other than medical reasons.
In these circumstances, it is essential that contact is made with the main office in person or in
writing detailing the reasons for the requested absence. This should be addressed to the
Headteacher and done prior to booking any travel arrangements.
Authorisation from the Headteacher will be given where there is a justified reason for the absence,
and where the impact on the childs learning will be minimal.
Unauthorised absences are logged on the childs record and a note made on file.
Where authorisation has not been given, parents/carers may appeal to the Director for Education,
Sport and Culture.

JANVRIN PARENT TEACHERS PARTNERSHIP (JPTP):


The JPTP is a group of parents, grandparents, carers, teachers, teaching assistants etc who meet
at least twice a term on a voluntary basis. The organisation has a Chair person, a Secretary, and a
Treasurer. These members are all parents of children in the School and can be contacted by
emailing Mrs Farley in the Main Office at a.farley@janvrin.sch.je.
There are two main aims of the group:
1. To be a consultative body: to raise and discuss issues and developments in the School
(including policies and procedures) and to represent a parents voice.
2. To organise community and fund raising activities that will support identified resources for
the children at Janvrin School.
The meetings are structured so that the first part focuses on consultation and the second part on
fund raising/community events. The meetings are set up so that families can attend either the first
or last part of the meetings. It is not essential to attend every meeting but it is important for families
to have an opportunity to contribute to developments in the School.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION:


Once your child is registered at Janvrin School it is essential that we have all your current contact
details: address, landline and mobile telephone numbers, work number (where appropriate) and 2
nominated alternative contacts (family member, family friend etc).
As and when these details change it is essential that the School is informed.
Please be aware that in the need for immediate or emergency medical treatment for your child, the
School or hospital cannot sanction any treatment without the parent/carers direct authorisation.
Also, on the rare occasions when the School has to be closed in an emergency (e.g. extreme
weather conditions) parents/carers need to be contacted immediately. Inability to contact
parents/carers in these situations can result in children being at School for very lengthy periods of
time, often anxious and worried, when all other children have left.

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MEDICAL NEEDS AND ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINES:


The School will need to know of any medical needs your child may have. These could include:
allergies (penicillin, foods, hay fever etc), asthma, visual/hearing impairments, diabetes etc. Where
these medical needs may change over the years or disappear it is equally important to let the
School know so that records can be amended.
In the case of children with asthma, they must have an up to date and full inhaler at school at all
times. Children with asthma can only attend out of school trips if they have an inhaler with them.
The School will only administer and store medicines where there is an identified long term
medical need. In these instances, specific forms instructing the school of dosage etc need to be
filled in by the parents/carers prior to the administering of the medicine. The School will also
ensure that a Care Plan is constructed for the childs medicated needs which will be agreed and
monitored by school, parents, and other Health agencies as appropriate.
If a child is undertaking a course of antibiotics and is fit for School we would ask that a 3 x a day
dosage is requested. This means that the medicine would not need to be administered at School.
If 4x a day doses are prescribed the school will support the administration of the medicine.
As part of the Schools Administration of Medicines Policy, Janvrin will not store or
administer any medicines other than those identified for long term illnesses and medical
interventions.
Medicals:
Medicals are carried out for the following year groups:
1)

2)
3)

Reception Class children on entry into school will have their height, weight and hearing
checked by the School Nurse. The School Nurse will carry out a medical, if required, as
well as booster immunisations. The Orthoptic Department from the Hospital will also
come to school to check vision.
There will be annual dental screening for all children in Reception Year 6.
Year 6 routine measurement of height and weight. Childs health record will be
updated and this will also enable the Public Health Department to gather information
about child growth trends in Jersey (children new to Jersey will be contacted by the
School Nurse regarding this).

Your permission is sought for these examinations and you are invited to attend if a full medical is
undertaken. Your child will also receive a dental check every year during their primary schooling.
BEFORE and AFTER SCHOOL FACILITIES:
Janvrin School offers week day after school supervision for all children from Reception- Year 6
between 3.15 and 5.15pm.
Children in Reception may attend this provision but their needs and ability to participate
successfully in this extended provision will be reviewed by staff on a child-child basis.
The After School Club is run by Janvrin staff on a non-profit making basis (charges for the club will
be to cover staffing costs and other resource expenses). Current costs are 5.00 per hour.
The facility is led by Mrs Harris and her team. Application forms are available from Mrs Harris and
the School Office and should be returned to the School Office on completion.

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The Breakfast Club is run by School staff: Mrs Smith and Mrs ONeilll. It runs from 7.30 every
weekday morning and children are given a healthy and nourishing breakfast as well as
opportunities to complete homework or undertake play- activities.
Children in Key Stage 2 are also invited to take part in netball, football, Kick boxing, Judo, cricket,
cross country and athletics training, fun fitness, morning fitness sessions etc at appropriate times
throughout the year.

VALUABLES AND PERSONAL POSSESSIONS:


We discourage children from bringing personal possessions to school because we have very little
storage space and valuable teaching time can be spent looking for lost items.
If personal items are brought to school, we cannot
accept responsibility for them.
Older children may wear a watch but must give it to the teacher for safekeeping during P.E.
lessons. No other jewellery may be worn apart from stud earrings, which must be covered by tape
during P.E. lessons.
iPods and electronic games must not be brought to school under any circumstances.
Mobile Phones are permitted in school for children in Years 5 and 6, but must not be accessed at
any time during school hours (on entry into the class they must be handed over to the class
teacher for safekeeping; failure to do this and any resultant loss or damage, will not be regarded as
the fault of the school). If it is necessary for children in other year groups to bring a mobile phone to
school then it must be handed in to the Main Office for safekeeping during school hours and
collected by an adult at the end of the day.
If your child has to make an important phone call, he/she will be allowed to use the school
telephone.

Iain George
Headteacher

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Appendices:
Summary of Counter-Bullying Policy
Definition:
Janvrin School believes that bullying can take many forms and is a different experience for
different people. We identify bullying behaviour as:
harmful, being carried out by an individual or a group
repetitive, wilful or persistent
over-powering, leaving the person being bullied feeling defenceless and harmed.
As a Staff we will:

take all reports of bullying seriously and listen to all concerns


wherever possible, to work with the parents/carers of any child being bullied to support and
encourage solutions to the bullying
to work with the child who is bullying to change their behaviour
to keep children and parents informed of all stages of progress and monitoring and to
record this formally
where appropriate, to involve outside agencies in supporting those children experiencing
bullying or who are bullying others. This will only be done with the agreement of
parents/carers.
as a last resort, to suspend a child who is bullying, where the childs actions pose a threat
to the health and safety of other children or where no positive response is made to desist
their actions.

In addition, staff will:


on receiving a report of bullying inform a senior manager within an hour of learning of the
situation
to record the allegations and to take them seriously
to contact parents/carers the same day
to listen to the views of the person alleged to be bullying
to set strategies and sanctions, to record them, monitor them and review after 10 days
As a Parent/Carer of a child being bullied we will expect:
you and your child will be listened to and believed
you are involved in the process of supporting your child in dealing with the bullying
all staff will do their best to address the concerns you have.
As a Parent/Carer of a child who is bullying others we will expect:
you and your child will be listened to
your child will be treated fairly
your child will be asked to stop and change their behaviour and will be supported in doing
this
you will fully support the school in the strategies agreed for dealing with the bullying
behaviour
Where a suspension from school is applied the school will follow the guidelines and procedures set
out in the Department for Education, Sport and Cultures Guidance on Improving Behaviour and
Reducing Exclusion document (2011)

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Summary of procedures for supporting children


with Special or Additional Needs
All children need support in the development of their learning and progress throughout the day and
throughout their School careers. Some children have particular needs that require special support
at different stages of their development. This may be due to a number of factors: cognitive,
physical or sensory needs, support with speech and language, emotional, social or behavioural
difficulties.
We value the fact that every member of our school is included and feels part of our community.
Every effort is made to support children when their learning and/or behaviour indicates that they
need support.
If a teacher is concerned about a child as a result of monitoring within the classroom and/or
playground, or as highlighted by a specific assessment, the teacher will discuss with parents ways
in which both the school and parents can work together to support the child and plan the way
forward.
This may lead to an Individual Learning Plan (I.L.P.) being drawn up to provide a clear structure of
support. You will be involved in all aspects of this and your childs class teacher will keep you
informed.
ILPs are working documents which include:

a description of the main areas of difficulty


a series of targets to be achieved within a specified time
a description of the curricular approaches and resources to be used to achieve the
targets.

Targets are set, reviewed and shared with parents each half-term or term (depending on the nature
of the targets) and supported in school through differentiated activities and, where appropriate,
support from a Teaching Assistant.
Some children need extra support only for a short time; others may need it for longer. If at any
time in their school career your child does require additional help, please see it as a positive
strategy aimed at providing support in order to help him/her access the curriculum.
If the support and special programme provided by the school requires further intervention, it may
be necessary to call on the expertise of outside agencies, such as the Educational Support team
(EST), Speech Therapists, Educational Psychologist etc. However no action would be taken until
discussions had taken place between school and the parents/carers and your permission given.

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Summary of Homework provision


We aim to provide opportunities for reinforcing your childs learning at home so that they can
celebrate with you what they have achieved. Increasing demands from homework will be matched
to the age and abilities of the child.
The School is constantly looking to improve its provision and Homework is an area of focus over
the next couple of years, during which all children, staff and parents/carers will be consulted. We
aim that at the end of this process your child will have homework that fully matches their needs as
they progress through the years at Janvrin.
Your childs class teacher will inform you of the homework expectations at the beginning of each
academic year in the Annual General Meeting/Meet the Teacher held in September. It will be
reiterated in the termly Curriculum letters sent out by class teachers at the beginning of each term.
Children in Key Stage 2 will have a weekly Homework Diary.
We have found the following suggestions useful for all children:

share books with children, read aloud to them and/or with them;

take children to libraries;

show an interest in what children are reading;

provide writing and drawing materials

discuss events and future plans with children;

discuss situations involving numbers or the calculation of time;

acquire a map of the island there are many free ones available; encourage your children
to find places you visit;

encourage a discriminating selection of television programmes and be prepared to follow


them up with discussion

The habit of developing a quiet time at home with your child is important. At the Nursery and
Reception Class stages this often takes the form of a bedtime story. We recommend that
additional, gradually increasing quiet times are found during the evenings of school days as
children move through Years 1 to 6. This should be a time when children can tell you about their
work at school, practise handwriting, learn spellings and multiplication tables.
The termly topic outline letter from all class teachers will give some guidance about the sort of
activities that will benefit your child.

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Summary of First Aid Procedures


First Aid is an integral part of the Schools responsibilities towards childrens safety and wellbeing, and our support and communication with parents. It therefore has a high degree of priority
throughout the School regardless of time of incident and/or other responsibilities being undertaken.
Our current First Aid Officers (i.e. holding identified training certificates and undertaking updated
training) are:
Mrs Sue du Feu
Mr Steve Ashton
Mrs Jones
Mrs Pam Sutton
Mrs Rebecca Harris
Mrs Sue Blake
Mrs Louise Hanrahan
A key aspect of this is for the School and individual members of staff to make a considered
judgement on the level of need for each child once an injury has occurred.
The underlying principle behind this judgement is that:
if in doubt, consult immediately with the first Aid officer;
if they are unavailable consult with another first aid staff member;
if still in doubt consult with parents immediately and request them to collect their child to
take to doctors or A&E etc.
If the situation clearly needs immediate and emergency treatment, then the emergency
services or hospital will be contacted; or, the child taken to hospital by a member of staff
(with the parents being informed ASAP).
Any head injury must be dealt with by a trained first aid member of staff and, where appropriate,
by the first aid officer as a priority. It will never be ignored. (This includes bumps/bangs to the head,
split lips, nose bleeds from a collision/accident etc).
All head injuries will be communicated to parents either immediately or through letter/note that
day, depending on level of seriousness. Where appropriate it will be necessary to contact parents
and send a letter home as a reminder to keep observing in case of delayed reactions.
No child will leave Janvrin School having suffered a head injury without the parents
knowing in advance or with a letter to go home.
Any injury, apparent or not apparent, where the child is clearly distressed and distraught will be
dealt with by the first aid officer or other trained member of staff as a matter of priority.
Where a child has had to attend Hospital as a result of an injury the School will complete a written
record of the injury and its context as well as the treatment administered at school. This will be
signed by the First Aid Officer or Headteacher and a copy sent to the Education Department.

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