Hartford Manor Community Primary School Stones Manor Lane Hartford Northwich CW8 1NU
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_________________________________________________________________________________________ Hartford Manor is a community primary school.
end of the school day. Car parking in the school grounds is prohibited.
Number of Children on Roll:
Headteacher Mrs Hannah Madeley Any parents wishing to see the Headteacher or visit the school are welcome to do so. Please telephone or write to make an appointment. Chair of Governors Mrs Joan Pennington Chair of Governors can be contacted via the school.
Mission Statement At Hartford Manor CP School we will provide every child with a safe and healthy environment where quality learning experiences enable them to become effective future citizens. Our main aims, at Hartford Manor are to:
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This is our school: A place where everyone can feel secure in a supportive community A place where every person is valued and respected A place where everyone is given the opportunity to succeed and to celebrate their achievements A place where we encourage everyone to make healthy life choices A place where we develop lively enquiring minds to ensure lifelong learning
8.55am (children are allowed to enter school and start work with supervision at 8.40am) 12.05pm - 12.55pm 3.20pm
School Situation Hartford Manor Community Primary School is a semi-open plan school situated on Hartford Campus. Pedestrian access is via the footpath on Stones Manor Lane and vehicular access is via the car park provided off Chester Road or the turning circle from the bottom of Stones Manor Lane. Parents are requested to leave and collect their children at these venues at the start and
Ensure that every child is literate and numerate Develop the whole child to enable them to take their place in society Promote independence and a positive work ethic Promote high standards to which each individual can aspire Help pupils understand their cultural heritage and that of others Take our place as active members of the community Instil in pupils a healthy self-esteem and a respect for others
We want children to enjoy school and to make the best use of their time here. We do not forget that we are part of a process, and we want our children to go on to the next stage of their education with a built-in desire for further learning. Objectives The objectives of the school are: To provide experiences which are stimulating and challenging To make it difficult for anyone to fail To establish professional debate and discussion amongst all staff To build leadership and management skills in all staff
Hartford Manor Community Primary School
To create a learning climate in every classroom To create and maintain a physical environment that promotes and reinforces the value, safety and inclusion of all individuals To ensure the continual involvement of the whole school community
Organisation of the Nursery The school operates a Nursery which is open for 5 half days per week. There is also a Pre-School on site who in conjunction with the nursery can offer education and care from 8.40am to3.30pm. EYFS Education Grant can be used at both settings. The free entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds is 15 hours per week. The admissions criteria is as follows:-
Values and precepts
We want our pupils to achieve their full potential and to become good members of the community by embracing, with us all, the following precepts:
The nursery class operates each morning from 8.40am - 11.40am. It can offer sessions for up to 26 children and each child can attend for a maximum of 5 sessions a week or parents can choose to use their EYFS Education Grant split between the nursery and another setting. Children become eligible for a nursery place in the term following their 3rd birthday. A parent no longer has the choice of a nursery place when their child is eligible for a reception place in school.
to tell the truth to keep promises to respect the rights and property of others to act considerately towards all living things to give help, when we can, to those who need it to take personal responsibility for all our actions to develop self-discipline.
The values underlying these precepts are reflected also in the school rules:
to try our best in everything we do to treat others as we would wish to be treated to always be polite and show respect to those around us to be honest and truthful. to move around school calmly and quietly being responsible for our actions to be proud of our school and to take care of it
Priority for admissions. (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v)
Children in need. Children with Special Educational Needs. Pupils for whom exceptional personal/domestic circumstances justify their admission. Other admissions. Out of County pupils.
Factors which cannot be taken into account when determining admission to nursery education are; * The question of which primary school the child is likely to attend. * Whether the child is in the school's catchment area. * The length of time a child's name has been on the waiting list. The offer of a nursery place is no guarantee of a school place. Admissions Procedure Children are eligible for places in the nursery in the term after their 3 rd birthday, however if the nursery is over-subscribed then children will be grouped into 3 age bands, those born on and between these dates. a) 1st September - 31st December b) 1st January - 31st March c) 1st April - 31st August Children in band a) will be given first priority for admission, then b) then c). If there are more applications in any band than places available, priority will be given to children living nearest to the school.
Hartford Manor Community Primary School Applications Deadline
Admissions Policy for the School
Applications for a nursery place should be received by the end of January in the academic year in which a child is 3 (i.e. 1st September - 31st August). Parents will be notified if a place is available by the end of February and must accept this by the end of March. Applications should be made via the school but if you miss the January deadline then places may still be offered subject to availability.
The school's catchment area covers the district surrounding Hartford Campus and includes
School Lane (both sides). Chester Road (from Hartford Church to Iron Bridge, Castle). Beach Road Hodge Lane and surrounding avenues. Greenbank Estate. Stones Manor Lane. King Street.
Current Arrangements Following LEA guidelines the governing body has decided that there will be one admission date for infant children to the school. All children who are 4 between 1st September and 31st August in a given year will start school in the September after their 4th birthday. . The planned admission limit (i.e. the number of pupils in each year group) for the school from September 2006 will be 50. All Primary Admissions are now dealt with via the District Education Office. Parents will be sent an application form for a place in a Primary school in the Autumn term of the academic year in which their child is 4. Forms must be completed and returned in the second half of the Autumn Term. If parents would like to visit the school prior to applying then an appointment may be made via the school office, or you are very welcome to visit during our Open Morning in October (the date will be posted on our website or in local nursery settings. All applicants will be notified during March as to whether they have been successful in securing a place or not. Appeals Parents have a right of appeal if they do not secure a place in the school of their choice, as detailed for LEA schools in 1980 Act. Name/Address of body to contact in this situation, will be given to parents as part of the Admission process. Places given on appeal should be in addition to places offered under the normal admission arrangements.
Hartford Manor Community Primary School OFSTED Inspection June 2008
The National Curriculum
The school was inspected by a team of OFSTED inspectors for two days in June 2008 and received a judgement of a good school with many outstanding features.
In accordance with DfCSF regulations we aim to provide a balanced curriculum for all children. Curriculum 2000 comprises the following subjects which must be taught to all children of compulsory school age and for which there are attainment targets and assessment arrangements.
Some of the main findings of the inspection team were: i
„Pupils flourish in this caring and welcoming school so that they make outstanding progress in their personal development and achieve very well‟. „Excellent partnerships, for example with parents and in the locality, help pupils to feel a strong sense of belonging; as a result, they are very eager to contribute positively to all aspects of school life.‟ 'Performances in English, Mathematics and Science are above national average and in comparison with all schools.‟ „Pupils thoroughly enjoy learning because the curriculum includes an outstanding range of enriching experiences.‟ „Relationships between pupils and adults are very good.' „Leadership and management is very good. A key factor in this is the effective leadership of the headteacher. Making sure that every child is nurtured in a very caring and supportive environment is never off her agenda‟. „Parents are confident that their children receive a high quality education.‟ The good improvements seen since the previous inspection demonstrate that the school has a good capacity to improve even further'.
Mathematics Geography English History Science Music ICT Physical Education Art Technology Religious Education Sex and Relationship Education Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education Mathematics and English are taught according to the National Primary Framework. The rest of the subjects are taught from schemes of work taken from the National Curriculum Programmes of Study. Material is always carefully selected to try to ensure that the children progress at their own pace, ensuring that those children who are very able are not 'held back' and those children who are less able can cope with the work presented. The school is required to publish end of key stage results (STATs). These tables show the most recent teacher assessment results of Year 2 children, at each level, in the school in 2010. Teacher assessment in reading, writing and mathematics is informed by the administration of statutory tasks and/or tests during Year 2, unless children are working below Level 1. Please note that figures may not total 100% because of rounding and that Level 2 is the level expected of an average child at the end of Key Stage1. Teacher Assessment Percentage at each level 3 or 2c 2b 2a above
Speaking and Listening Reading
Disapplie d children
Hartford Manor Community Primary School These tables show the most recent statutory assessment results of Year 6 children, at each level, in the school in 2010. Figures may not total 100% because of rounding. Level 4 is the level expected for an average child at the end of Key Stage 2. TEACHER ASSESSMENT Percentage at each level
English Mathematics Science
0 0 0
0 0 0
2 7 2
17 0 5
50 52 55
31 40 38
TEST RESULTS Percentage at each level
Below level 3
Pupils Pupils dis- absent applied
Reading A variety of reading schemes are used. Children are encouraged to read every evening and to use our wellstocked library daily. Teachers endeavour to hear each child read on a regular basis. As the children progress through school the frequency depends upon the ability of the child. Children who experience serious learning/reading problems will be referred to the school psychologist for diagnostic purposes. Religious Education Religious education is given in accordance with the Local Authority RE agreed syllabus. All children take part in daily collective worship; twice a week in the school hall and the remaining three days within their own classes. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from such instruction and from school assemblies. Alternative arrangements, under the supervision of a member of staff, will be made for children for whom withdrawal is requested.
Sex Education The school intends to teach Sex and Relationship Education in accordance with national guidelines within this academic year. The school will aim to provide opportunities for pupils to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy independent lives and become both informed and active citizens. We aim to take steps to ensure that Sex and Relationship education is taught in such a manner as to encourage children to have due regard to moral considerations and the value of family life. Any parent who feels unsure about the content of this part of the curriculum is encouraged to make an appointment to speak to a member of staff. Following this there is the provision to withdraw a child from this element of the curriculum by prior arrangement with the headteacher and the same arrangements for supervision will be made as for Religious Education. Special Educational Needs The school is committed to meeting the needs of all children regardless of ability. Occasionally a child will be identified as having a learning difficulty. A shortterm programme of specific help offered within the classroom situation, with support from a teaching assistant may easily meet this child‟s needs. Children who are gifted and talented are also deemed to have special needs and also receive additional help where appropriate. On occasions it may be necessary for the school to seek advice and support from the county‟s Inclusion and School Improvement Service. This would be by way of an SEN and Inclusion consultant coming into the school to support a child‟s teacher, if a specific learning difficulty is identified. If it is felt that a child requires further help from other professionals e.g. speech therapist, psychologist, physiotherapist etc. the permission of parents will be sought before any action is taken. The school works at all times in adherence with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice that came into effect in January 2002. More information is available from the school on request if necessary. At present the school employs eight teaching assistants. The teaching assistants support children who are identified by their class teacher as requiring additional help either individually or in small groups.
Hartford Manor Community Primary School The teaching assistants liaise regularly with the class teachers and the special needs co-ordinator (SENCO) to monitor a child's progress. Information on arrangements for the admission of pupils with disabilities Every child is welcome at Hartford Manor as we are an inclusive school. Anyone wishing to visit the school to discuss an admission for a child with a particular need should ring the school and arrange an appointment with the headteacher. The school is on one level and has ramped access to the entrance, exits and playground. Should the school admit a child with a particular need we would endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments to cater for them.
book fairs, country dancing etc. This diverse range of extra-curricular activities enriches the education which is provided in school time. The school has excellent sporting links with other primary schools. There are regular inter-school football, tag-rugby, rounders and netball matches. The school hosts the Annual District Primary School Sports. School Visits Each child will usually make at least two educational visits per year. A proportion of their class work will be based on such visits. Each year the school has two residential visits, one in each of the following year groups. Yr2 children attend Beeston or Burwardsley Outdoor Education Centres, which involves an overnight stay.
Reporting to Parents Three Open Evenings are held each year, one in each term. The first, held in November and the second in March, give the opportunity for parents to speak to teachers to see how their children are progressing. A comprehensive written report on each child is sent out to parents in the summer term each year. The third Open Evening is an opportunity to discuss this report if necessary. Parents are welcome to make an appointment to see teachers at mutually convenient times by contacting the school.
Yr6 children have a residential visit to Wales. All educational visits in school time have, by law, to be financed by the school. We therefore, ask parents to make a contribution towards the cost of these visits; if insufficient money is donated, the visit may have to be cancelled. To date the school has not had to cancel a trip. Of course, real financial hardship will always be treated with due sensitivity. Teaching Organisation
Homework Homework is set on a regular basis. Teachers in each year group have devised a programme and details are given of tasks to be covered on each occasion. Each child should take responsibility for making sure that he/she is aware of the homework activity. Please try to set aside a few minutes during the evening to share a reading book with your child/children. Homework is cool and fun!
Homework is good for revision!
Extra-Curricular Activities A variety of activities take place out of school hours. Staff give up generous amounts of time to run football, rugby, netball, rounders, cricket, gymnastics, chess, sewing, drama, recorders, choir, conversational French,
The organisation of Hartford Manor Community Primary is designed to make full use of the fact that it is a semi open plan building. There are, for example, opportunities for classes to share certain work areas and for teachers to work co-operatively if they wish. For the most part, however, the organisation is typical of a large primary school. The classes are arranged in two teaching groups per year except in Years 1 & 2 where there are only three classes arranged as a Year 1 class, a Year 2 class and a Year 1/2 class. All classes follow the National Curriculum. Children in Key Stage 2 are organised in ability groups for Numeracy and Literacy in an effort to 'stretch' the brighter children and provide an appropriate level of work for each pupil.
Hartford Manor Community Primary School Pastoral Care and Discipline
We are aware that we share responsibility, with parents, for the children in our care. In the complexities of school life, the smooth running of large groups of children entails constant vigilance and exacting care. We aim to help our pupils to grow and develop as individuals, selfcontrolled and responsible in their behaviour towards others.
Because of the day-to-day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of ill treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse. Parents should be aware that the school would take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reasons for concern, staff have no alternative but to follow The Local Children‟s Safeguarding Board‟s procedures and report their concerns to the Social Services Department.
We cannot achieve any real measure of success without the confidence and support of all parents concerned. Life in school today is founded on a closer co-operation between teachers and taught. We find that the minimum number of orders and rules invites less disobedience. In general, rules of common sense apply and we regulate the life of the school to ensure our civilising influence as far as possible. Serious breaches of discipline are rare but, when they do occur, they are dealt with firmly, most often in consultation with parents. The best description of the atmosphere we are seeking to create was explained by a parent as 'one of friendly, courteous informality within a framework of hard work and well structured activities'. A school cannot truly function without good order, so discipline is high on our list of priorities, along with the development of self-esteem and responsibility in our children. Thought for others and an understanding of the need for courtesy at all times is of paramount importance at Hartford Manor. The school has an effective Behaviour/Discipline Policy*
School Security All exterior doors are locked once the children have entered school in the morning and after each playtime and lunchtime. All visitors to the school must come to the main entrance and use the entry phone system. Visitors to the school must sign the Visitors' Book stating the purpose of their visit. Representatives of organisations must show some form of identity. Whilst on the school premises all visitors must wear Visitors' Badges provided by the school. Extended Services Provision Children may elect to come to our Breakfast Club each day from 8am. The children are supervised and can have a healthy breakfast chosen from the options of cereal, yoghurt, fruit, toast and a drink. There is a charge of £2 per child per session for this facility. After school care is readily accessible in many settings close to the school and a list of providers is available at the school office.
A member of the Senior Management Team investigates all reported incidents of bullying. Our “Action Against Bullying Policy”* is available to parents on request. We expect the support of all parents in keeping the school safe. Copies of any school policies are available on request from the school office, this includes the school complaints procedure. available from the school or from the school‟s website:www.hartfordmanor.cheshire.sch.uk
Hartford Manor Community Primary School Attendance
If your child is absent from school please let us know the reason either by telephoning the school or by sending an e-mail on the morning of the first day of absence. If you need to take your child out of school during the day to attend a medical/dental appointment, it is very important that you let the school know in advance.
The present school uniform has proved popular with parents and children alike. The uniform can be ordered online at www.YourSchoolUniform.com or in an emergency the school holds a small number of items which can be purchased via the school office.
A parent or their representative must collect children leaving the school premises during the day at times other than normal finishing times. Children cannot be allowed to meet you off the school premises. In such circumstances parents should call at the school office and their child will be collected from class.
maroon jumper/ sweatshirt grey trousers blue polo shirt, black shoes.
maroon sweatshirt/ cardigan grey skirt or trousers blue polo shirt, black shoes. summer dresses (blue check only),
The school has to report the percentage of absence during the year. From Autumn 2009 â€“ Summer 2010 % of absence
For formal occasions such as Arts Evenings or The Carol Service all junior children wear blue long sleeve shirts, grey trousers/skirt and a school tie.
- 4.6 % Games and PE
Our attendance rate for the same period is therefore 95.4%. The Governing Body discourages parents from taking annual holidays during term time unless absolutely necessary. Any request for term time absence is sought following an appointment with the headteacher.
Boys and girls need navy blue shorts, white polo shirts and black plimsolls for PE and essential warm clothing for outdoor games i.e. school jogging bottoms may be worn. It is essential that all items of clothing are marked clearly with the child's name.
School Meals Jewellery At present, all pupils in the school remain on the premises at lunchtime. Pupils may purchase a Catbag (packed lunch) or a hot meal which meets the DFE standards for healthy eating. Payment must be made in advance at the beginning of each week. Those children who wish to bring their own sandwiches may do so.
Children are not allowed to wear jewellery in school. Children who have pierced ears must only wear plain gold or silver studs, but we would prefer that in the interests of safety no earrings were worn.
Hartford Manor Community Primary School Friends of the School This is an informal group, open to all parents, who meet once a term to discuss fund raising events to take place at the school. A number of annual functions take place, such as the Carol Service, Summer Fair, and a number of other fund raising events where we are very grateful for the help of parents. The school has always received excellent parental support and their generosity has often been outstanding. In Conclusion We set high but realistic expectations for our children in all aspects of school life. Each child is encouraged to achieve the best of which he or she is capable. We show respect for the individual needs of each child. We hope to provide for our children an environment that enhances their moral, spiritual, physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. We actively seek to develop partnerships with parents, governors, people outside school and the LEA and to maintain a positive image of the school within the community. Mrs H Madeley October 2010