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MESNE LEA Community Primary School ‘Working together for individual excellence’ Headteacher: Mrs J Finlay B.Ed. (Hons) NPQH

Prospectus 2013/2014 Mesne Lea Community Primary School Walkden Road Worsley Manchester M28 7FG

Tel: 0161 790 4234 Fax: 0161 921 1566 Email: mesnelea.primaryschool@salford.gov.uk Website: www.mesnelea.salford.sch.uk


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Contents Welcome from the Headteacher The Governing Body/About School The School Aims Our Mission Statement Learning is Important to Everyone The Staff The School Day Infant & Junior Uniform Nursery & Reception Uniform Admission of Pupils School Views The Curriculum The Wider Curriculum Key Stage 1 Assessment Key Stage 2 Assessment Discipline School Meals & Snacks Trips & Visits Safeguarding Pastoral Care Special Educational Needs Arrangements for Pupils with Disabilities Child Protection Health, Sex & Relationship Education Welfare Services Complaints’ Procedure Reports, Open Days, Parent/Teacher Interviews Newsletters Magpies Out of School Care Ofsted

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Welcome from the Headteacher “Working together for individual excellence� I hope you enjoy reading our prospectus and that the information it contains is helpful to you as your child starts their school career with us. Our staff are committed professionals. We have high expectations of all our children. We believe learning is important to everyone. Everyone works hard to make Mesne Lea a welcoming and nurturing environment, where the aim is that each child may securely and confidently fulfil their potential. I look forward to meeting you and hope that your child will be happy and successful with us. All parents are of course, welcome to take an active part in the very busy life of our school.

Julie Finlay

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The Governing Body The Governing Body has a general responsibility to ensure that the school is being effectively managed to meet the needs of the pupils, the expectations of the parents, and the interests of the wider community. Mrs K Cowpe Mrs S Crank Mrs J Finlay Cllr. E Burgoyne Mrs P Owen Mrs P Leaver Mr R Mellor Mrs J Bleasdale Mrs D Degenhardt Mrs M Anwar Ms L Bevan Mrs S Ogden Miss G Smith

Chair Vice Chairperson Headteacher Local Authority Co-opted Governor Co-opted Governor Co-opted Governor Staff Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor Associate Governor

About School The school currently accommodates 256 children including a 26 place Nursery. The children are taught in classes of approximately 30 according to chronological age. As we expand year on year we will accommodate 420 children plus 26 in our Nursery. We are due to have a new school by 2015, its location will be on an adjacent site to the current school. The school is a true community school and many of our parents attended the school as children. The school has large playing fields and the school regularly competes against local schools in many sports. All the staff work hard to ensure the children have a happy and safe time whilst attaining good levels of academic achievement.

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The School Aims Our pupils are entitled to a School: •

that encourages and supports equal and challenging opportunities for all with a positive and ordered environment where the individuals develop self esteem and independence, learn to respect and co-operate with others and are encouraged to exercise responsibility in the School and Community. where a secure, caring and supportive atmosphere fosters stimulating learning opportunities within a moral, social framework. that is committed to the highest possible levels of expectation and achievement for every individual. where there is consistent application of an overt code of behaviour, which encourages individuals to take responsibility for their actions and exercise self-discipline. where advice, guidance and counselling are available, throughout all stages of education. that recognises and preserves the rights and responsibilities of all individuals, thus fostering co-operation, empathy and respect. that recognises and values the partnership between home and school in the education process. that recognises the contribution of the inter-relationship between school and community in the education process.

We aim: •

to ensure all pupils are resilient, capable and confident with the skills that will lead them to become life-long learners to promote team spirit and respect for all other people

These aims are embodied in the School’s Mission Statement:

“Working together for individual excellence”

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Our Mission Statement Mesne Lea is a Community Primary School which provides an attractive and stimulating environment where children feel secure and happy. The School’s main purpose is to develop each child’s full potential in all areas, irrespective of race, creed, ability or gender, through the highest standards of teaching and learning. We aim: • To create and maintain a secure and supportive environment within a moral and spiritual framework. •

To encourage the development of self esteem where each individual feels valued. To provide a challenging, differentiated curriculum which will meet the academic, intellectual, social/emotional, spiritual/moral and physical needs of every child. To ensure the curriculum provides equal opportunities for all children. To appoint, support and develop all staff to ensure that they and the School can achieve their full potential in all areas of their work. To continually monitor and evaluate our performance in all aspects of school life in order to achieve the highest standards. To promote a working partnership between children, staff, parents, governors and the community. To seek active involvement with other schools, outside agencies and external organisations. To ensure all children are resilient and confident with a range of skills that will lead them to become life-long learners. To promote team spirit and respect for others.

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Mesne Lea Primary School

Learning is important for everyone Learning to work together for individual excellence Learning to aim high to ‘BE THE BEST WE CAN BE’ Learning to be Creative, Skilful and Knowledgeable Learning to be Confident Communicators Learning in Stimulating, Engaging Environments

Learning how to learn how to succeed and how to celebrate everyone's success

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Mesne Lea Primary School Staff Headteacher: Mrs J Finlay Deputy Headteacher: Miss V Scoular Assistant Headteacher: Mrs A Cartwright Senior Leadership Team: Mrs J Finlay, Miss V Scoular, Mrs A Cartwright, Mrs F Zino __________________________________________________________________________ Teachers __________________________________________________________________________ Early Years: Mrs R Shepherd (Nursery) Miss L Antrobus (Reception Yellow) Mrs F Zino (Reception Blue) Key Stage One: Miss J Hammerton (Year 1 Yellow) Mrs D Platt (Year 1 Blue) Mr R Stead (Year 2 Yellow) Mrs A Cartwright (Year 2 Blue) Key Stage Two: Miss H Knowles (Year 3) Miss J Sait (Year 4) Miss V Scoular (Year 5) Mrs K Heyes (Year 6) Miss S Greaves (Management Cover Teacher KS1 & KS2 ) __________________________________________________________________________ Learning Mentor: Miss A Fisher KS1 Higher Learning TA KS1 Teaching Assistants:

Mrs C Doyle Mrs J Leeming, Mrs J Taylor, Miss J Brooks, Mrs S Morris, Mrs R Yifrah, Miss Hayhurst, Mrs Nickson, Miss Partington, Miss E Reeve, Miss C Richards KS2 Teaching Assistants: Miss D Middleton, Mrs R Myall __________________________________________________________________________ Admin. & Finance Officer: Mrs L Weiher-Lowe Administration Assistant: Mrs J Grimshaw __________________________________________________________________________ Site Officer: Mr D Murphy Cleaning Operatives: Mrs J Barker, Mrs J James __________________________________________________________________________ Welfare Assistants: Mrs H Reilly, Mrs M Anwar, Mrs J James, Mrs M Stott, Mrs N Wormleighton, Mrs M Withington, Mrs S Fairclough __________________________________________________________________________ School Cook: Miss K Massey Kitchen Assistants: Mrs C Fletcher, Mrs K Kay, Mrs G Hepworth __________________________________________________________________________

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The School Day School Times School Day:

Lunch Time:

8.55 am to 3.30 pm At 8.55 am all Reception to Year 6 children should line-up on their relevant playground and be escorted into school by their class teacher 11.30 am to 12.30pm - Nursery/Reception 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm - KS1 12.00 to 1.00 pm - KS2

Playtimes Ks1 and Ks2 have a morning and afternoon playtime. These sessions are supervised by a member of staff.

Early Years Outdoor play is integrated into each day for children in Nursery and Reception.

Attendance 2012-2013 The actual attendance percentage from Sept 2012 to May 2013 was 94.6% Regular, punctual attendance is vital to your child’s success. Normally a good night’s sleep is sufficient to give children the appetite for a demanding day at school. •

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Parents are asked to keep the school informed, in advance if possible, of all problems, which may prevent punctual attendance, or might impact on a pupil’s performance e.g. bereavement, serious family illness etc. School must be informed by parents of any pupil absence before 9.30 am. School will use the pupil contact details provided to contact parents if it does not receive notification of your child’s whereabouts after this time. Children who oversleep are encouraged to attend school as soon as possible, even if it is late in the morning session. The School Holiday Schedule is sent home early in the autumn term . New Department of Education Legislation now states that from 1 September 2013, there is no entitlement for parents to take their child on holiday in term-time. Any application for leave will be in exceptional circumstances only, at the discretion of the Headteacher. A TERM-TIME HOLIDAY WILL NOT BE DEEMED AN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCE The Education Welfare Officer may visit you if your child’s attendance is deemed unacceptable for their progress within school. The pupil attendance target for Mesne Lea Primary School is 95%. Please try to arrange any medical appointments out of school time.

Punctuality Persistent lateness can have an impact upon your child’s progress and learning. It also disrupts learning and teaching not only for the latecomer but for the whole class. If your child is going to be late, please telephone the school office before 9.30 am. Pupils arriving after 9.00 am must enter through the main school entrance and report to office staff.

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School Uniform –Infant & Juniors - KS1 & KS2 At Mesne Lea Community Primary School we believe school uniform contributes to the ethos of our school and provides a sense of identity and belonging for all children. All children are asked to wear our school uniform which is smart, comfortable and easy to obtain.

Girls - September to Easter Skirt or pinafore dress, mid-grey Trousers, mid-grey Blouse, pale blue, long or short sleeves V neck jumper/cardigan, mid-grey Navy/gold striped tie White/grey socks or tights Black shoes with low heel (no trainers)

Girls - Easter to Summer Summer dress, blue gingham

Boys - September to Easter Trousers, mid-grey, long or short Shirt, pale blue, long or short sleeves V-neck jumper, mid-grey Navy/gold striped tie Grey/white socks Sensible black shoes (no trainers)

Boys - Easter to Summer As above with short sleeve blue shirt and tie, shorts

Indoor P E - Girls & Boys Plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black or white pumps/trainers P.E./Games kits should be kept in school in a drawstring bag clearly marked with your child’s name. Suitable P E bags can be purchased from the school office.

Outdoor Games - Girls & Boys Plain white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers Football kit Plain white t-shirt, black shorts, trainers, football boots Swimming Year 3 will attend a term of swimming lessons during the academic year. Your child will require swimming costumes, towel and swimming caps for girls. No long shorts, bikinis Black or navy tracksuits are required for all children

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School Uniform –Nursery & Reception Nursery & Reception Girls - September to Easter Skirt or pinafore dress, mid-grey Trousers, mid-grey Yellow polo shirt V-neck jumper/cardigan, mid-grey White/grey socks or tights Black shoes with low heel Black slip on pumps (no top or shorts needed)

Nursery & Reception Girls - Easter to Summer Summer dress, yellow gingham or as above

Nursery & Reception Boys - September - Summer Trousers, mid-grey, long or short Yellow polo shirt V-neck jumper, mid-grey Grey/white socks Sensible black shoes Black slip on pumps (no top or shorts needed)

Additional Protective Clothing • Navy fleece, no hood • Yellow sun cap • Wellington boots for outdoor play, to be kept at

school

Taking Care of Property Each half term many children misplace items of their clothing at school. It is important that all children have their clothing, including coat, clearly marked with their name. Lost property is regularly checked, however any un-named items will be retained for a half term and if still not claimed, will be disposed of.

Pupil Appearance The following are unacceptable in school; • • • • • •

Jewellery, except watches No piercings, other than plain, gold ear studs (only for the first 6 weeks after initial piercing) Extreme haircuts/colours Make-up False nails or nail varnish Transfer tattoos 11


Admission of Pupils An application form for admission of your child to Mesne Lea Community Primary School is available from Admissions and Exclusions Team on 0161 909 6508. Placing your child’s name on a waiting list, or length of time on the waiting list, does not automatically guarantee a place at the school. The standard admission number at Mesne Lea School is currently 30 and when the school is over-subscribed, places will be offered using the criteria set down by Salford Education Committee and approved by the School’s Governing Body. Parents who are considering sending their child to the school are invited to make an appointment to visit the school, meet the Headteacher, obtain a school prospectus and receive other helpful information.

Views of the School The Children say ... EYFS “ I love this school because I learn to read and I’ve got lots of friends” Year 2 “It’s a super school because we have big classrooms and lovely Teachers” Year 6 “It’s a great school because the Teachers challenge you to achieve your best”

Parents/Carers say ... “My grandson loves coming to school and this is a direct result of the stimulating, caring and welcoming environment which greets him every morning” Parent: “We are thrilled with his progress at school, he is always happy to attend school and always talks fondly of his teachers and friends”

Walkden High School say ... “The children from Mesne Lea have settled well and really are a credit to you and your staff” “Just want to say thank you for bringing your children into school today, it was a real pleasure and they behaved fantastically”

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The Curriculum The ‘Curriculum’ covers everything the school offers, both inside and outside the classroom, to promote children’s learning and development. A broad and balanced programme of study for all children includes; school assemblies, musical productions, inter-school sports, visitors who deliver additional learning, extra curricular clubs, class trips and residential visits.

Core Subjects: English We believe reading and writing are the key to successful learning. Generous time is given to the teaching of English, both as a separate subject and across other curriculum areas. All children participate in a daily literacy lesson where skills are developed and improved through a combination of shared, guided and independent work. These are then developed and practiced through the whole curriculum.

Maths All children should leave Mesne Lea with a good acquisition of Numeracy skills. Maths is a core subject and the children will receive at least one hour maths teaching every day. We place an emphasis on all children being competent at the key skills of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Problem solving is emphasised.

Science In following the National Curriculum Programme of Study, we provide a broad-based approach to Science, encouraging the children to question and hypothesise when things happen. There are many opportunities for scientific investigation with hands on activities to consolidate knowledge and develop understanding of the world around them.

We aim to deliver a rich, varied and exciting curriculum which develops children in a range of ways. We believe high standards of teaching and a broad and rich curriculum go hand in hand and give children the life chances they deserve.

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ICT Computers are an essential curriculum tool and all children are given opportunities to develop their computer skills. Skill-based, it focuses around areas such as word processing, data handling and graphic design. Other subjects include: • History • Geography • Music • Physical Education • Design Technology • Art • Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education • Religious Education The school is non-denominational. Religious Education is Christian based and follows Salford’s R.E. syllabus. Parents who do not wish their child to take part in Assemblies may discuss alternative arrangements with the Headteacher.

Foreign Language We feel it is important for our pupils to experience different cultures and languages. At Mesne Lea School we teach French to all pupils. In the Early Years/Foundation Stage this is done as part of the continuous provision. Key Stage 1 learn simple vocabulary through songs, games and other activities, Key Stage 2 follow a progressive curriculum.

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The Wider Curriculum At Mesne Lea, extra curricular activities are recognised as important aspects of school life, giving children the opportunity to extend their experience in new areas and develop skills and particular talents. The children participate in various inter-school activities. Below are a list of some of the extra curricular activities which take place; • • • • • • • • •

Football Netball Cross County Running Athletics Choir Recorder Lessons Dance Modelling Making Gifted & Talented Maths and Poetry Clubs

Musical Instruments A wide and varied selection of instrument tuition is offered to the children through the Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS). The instruments include; • • • • • •

Violin Clarinet Flute Guitar Trumpet Cornet

Year 4 pupils take part in a scheme called ‘Wider Opportunities’ where each child learns to play a musical instrument. All pupils receiving instrumental lessons through MAPAS are able to attend a variety of Arts Centre Groups.

Homework Many studies have proved the importance of home and school working together to improve educational performance. We ask parents to read, every night, with their children. Year 1 to Year 6 children will also have written homework. Children will be made aware of their weekly homework in the Home/School planner.

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Key Stage One Assessment School Results 2013 - Year 2 These tables show detailed results for Year 2 pupils (on roll at the time of the last national curriculum assessments) achieving each level at the end of Key Stage 1. Figures may not total 100% because of rounding.

Key Stage 1 Assessment Percentage at each level The number of eligible pupils is: 30 W

1

2

3

4+

Pupils Disapplied

Pupils Absent

Speaking and Listening

0

10

70

20

0

0

0

Reading

0

7

60

33

0

0

0

Writing

0

10

70

20

0

0

0

Mathematics

0

3

80

17

0

0

0

Science

0

7

70

23

0

0

0

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Key Stage Two Assessment School Results 2013 - Year 6 These tables show the percentage of Year 6 pupils achieving each level in 2013, compared to national end of Key Stage 2 teacher assessment levels and test results for 2012. Figures may not total 100% because of rounding. A comparison between Mesne Lea (M) and the National (N) results in percentages.

TEACHER ASSESSMENTS Percentage at each level

The number of eligible pupils is: 28 W

1

2

3

4

5

6

Pupils Disapplied

Pupils Absent

English

0 1

4 1

0 3

7 11

57 49

32 35

4 1

0 0

0 0

M N

Mathematics

0 1

0 1

0 3

11 11

43 45

39 36

7 4

0 0

0 0

M N

Science

0 1

0 0

0 2

14 11

57 50

29 36

0 0

0 0

0 0

M N

TEST RESULTS Percentage at each level Below Level 3**

3

4

5

6

Pupils not entered*

Pupils Absent

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling*

4 -

21 -

32 -

43 -

0 -

0 -

0 -

M N

Reading

0 6

4 7

57 38

39 48

0 0

0 0

0 0

M N

Writing (Task)

0

7

57

32

4

0

0

M N

Mathematics

0 4

11 11

54 45

32 36

4 3

0 0

0 0

M N

W * **

represents pupils who are working towards level 1 but have not yet achieved the standards needed for level 1. The result awarded in this test is indicative of a pupil working at the level reported rather than a true National Curriculum Level as for other tests. This result represents children who were not entered for the tests because they were working below level 3 in English or Mathematics. Children awarded a compensatory level from the tests, and pupils entered for, but not achieving a level from the tests. 17


Discipline and School Rules High standards of behaviour are an expectation of all children at all times. Care, courtesy and consideration are important for us all, beginning with the Headteacher, staff and children. Respect for each other and property is expected from everyone. Our aim is to encourage children to take responsibility for their own behaviour. Praise and encouragement are used extensively by all staff to reinforce these standards. If children disregard or disobey instructions then, after due warning, sanctions are put into place. At all times we encourage a partnership approach to behaviour, including children, parents and staff.

Anti-Bullying Policy We believe that we have a duty to provide a safe environment for all our pupils. We agree that one of the most important elements of a successful anti-bullying strategy is to adopt a proactive approach. The curriculum will be used actively to address the underlying issues and look at ways of challenging inappropriate behaviour. We will ensure that pupils know how important it is to report bullying that they may have witnessed or suffered. We will take all reports of bullying seriously and all incidents will be thoroughly investigated.

Ofsted 2013 “Pupils’ behaviour is good around the school and in lessons. They enjoy school and say that they feel safe. Bullying is very rare and pupils make a good contribution to their school.�

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School Meals and Snacks School Meals Citywide Catering Services will provide healthy school meal for each pupil on school meals. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children will participate in a new family dining style lunch. They will be served lunch at their table which helps build and enhance part of their social development. School meals cost £9.00 per week and are required to be paid for each Monday morning or alternatively you can pay the full half term if you wish. Lunch money should be placed in a named envelope which the class teacher will collect. Cheques should be made payable to Citywide Services. If arrears of more than one week are accrued, Citywide Services may withdraw school meals for your child. Junior children can purchase flavoured water from the school kitchen for 30p per day, this money should be brought in daily and be paid to the kitchen staff. Parents wishing to provide a packed lunch for their child should bear in mind the School’s policy to encourage healthy eating. All packed lunches should be in a plastic container clearly labelled with your child’s name and class. No fizzy drinks, chocolate bars or sweets are allowed. Two weeks notice is required for any change from school meals to packed lunches and vice-versa.

Fruit in School Children aged 3 to 6 years are entitled to a free piece of fruit each school day under the National School Fruit Scheme. We encourage Junior children to bring fruit to eat during nurture time. No sweets or chocolate are allowed at playtimes.

Milk School milk is available by order at the office. In the interests of efficient administration we request that children having school milk pay for the full term. Children do not pay for milk until their fifth birthday. The cost of milk is subsidised by the EC Intervention Board.

Water We encourage all children to drink water while in school and during lessons, to keep them hydrated. There are water fountains available to all children. A water bottle, with unflavoured water, labelled with your child’s name may be brought into school each day .

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Charging for Trips and Visits Mesne Lea children have opportunities to go on a wide range of trips and visits, which enable them to broaden their experiences and develop their schoolwork. These visits include day trips and for the older children, residential visits. These visits usually involve additional costs, which cannot be supported from the school budget. The provision of such trips, therefore, relies on the voluntary contribution from the parents/carers of each pupil to meet the cost. School cannot prevent a child attending day trips on the basis of parents not paying, but if sufficient numbers of parents cannot contribute toward the trip, then the visit may be unviable and therefore will not take place. We ask for your support in this matter. For overnight trips, which take place in term time, school must charge parents/carers for the residential element of the trip. Deposits will not be refunded.

Safeguarding The safety of the children is of paramount importance. Parents should feel secure that their children are safe and well cared for whilst at school, engaged in various activities and out on trips and visits. In order to ensure your child’s safety the following measures are in place: • • • • • •

School has a perimeter fence with secure vehicle gates. Vehicles are not permitted onto the school grounds between 8.45 am to 4.15 pm. Traffic calming measures are in place in the school grounds to reduce the speed of any vehicular traffic. For the safety of the children, parents/carers should not bring vehicles onto the school premises. No smoking is allowed at any time in the school grounds. Dogs are not allowed in the school grounds All visitors must report to the office on arrival.

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Pastoral Care Special Educational Needs Children with SEN are identified as early as possible at Mesne Lea School. By setting targets for improvement within Individual Education Plans (IEP’s), we are able to develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to learning. The children with SEN are supported with a wealth of resources. These include differentiated learning materials, special equipment and individual or group support. We also have links with external agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Educational Psychology Service and the School Nurses who can offer advice and, where appropriate, individual programmes to aid in children’s learning. The school SENCO holds an SEN Diploma.

Arrangements for Pupils with Disabilities Physical access to Mesne Lea is generally good for those with disabilities. The school is a single storey ground level construction. A number of measures have taken place in recent years to improve facilities for people with disabilities, including; • • • • •

Construction of accessible toilet Access ramp at the main entrance Parking space for those who need to park closer to the school Access ramps Adjustments to door handles and light switches

Teaching staff make every effort to ensure that pupils with special needs or disabilities have access to as much of the curriculum as possible.

Child Protection Parents should be aware that the school will take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be suffering ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, staff have no alternative but to follow the school policy and the LA guidelines on Child Protection. A copy of the school policy can be inspected in school.

Health, Sex and Relationship Education Health Education is provided for all children in a manner appropriate to their age and development. Sex and Relationship Education is introduced sensitively and in context, according to our policy approved by staff and governors. A copy of the policy is available by request at the school office.

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Welfare Services We appreciate that parents try to co-operate with the School in routine matters but difficulties sometimes arise where there are medical or social problems. To help parents and children, therefore, the School works very closely with the Education Department and the School Health Authority. Our Education Welfare Officer visits School to discuss children who seem to have problems with punctuality or attendance. The Education Welfare Service also gives parents/guardians information regarding Free School Meals and offers other assistance that families may find useful. EDUCATION WELFARE OFFICE: 0161 686 7270 FREE SCHOOL MEALS: 0161 909 6508 In addition to regular health checks by the School Nurse, the Area Health Authority arranges medical examinations, eyesight tests and hearing tests. Parents may telephone the School Clinic at any time to seek advice or treatment for their children. SCHOOL CLINIC: 0161 212 5230 In making full use of the above services, parents are asked to follow up all appointments made for them and to attend personally if their child is to be seen by a doctor, in order to answer questions about medical history and family background. At the beginning of each school year, parents are asked to complete a consent form which gives details of any medical issues relating to their child. Completion of this form is necessary to enable children to go on day trips or visits with their class. To help us understand and care for your child as well as you would like, please inform the School of any medical or social problems that are likely to affect him/her in school. School must be kept informed of any changes to this information. We also has a full time Learning Mentor in school.

Complaints Procedure We pride ourselves at Mesne Lea School on being open and willing to speak to parents concerning their child’s education and welfare. Members of staff can be approached directly to make an appointment convenient to both. In addition, the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher may be contacted at any time to arrange a meeting. If this process does not resolve the matter to your satisfaction, you are able to make a referral to the Governors. A copy of the procedure is available for inspection at school.

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Reports, Open Days, Parent-Teacher Interviews We realise that we share with you the responsibility of caring for your child in every possible way. We try to keep you well informed about school progress and behaviour and we hope you will tell us about anything at home that is possibly disturbing your child. It is also encouraging to the teachers to hear from parents about any projects or books used regularly in school that their children have found particularly interesting or helpful. School Reports are sent to parents of all children twice a year. However, parents may find a visit to school more reassuring, to see their child’s class work and discuss progress with the teacher. Open days and parent-teacher interviews are normally held in the Autumn and Spring terms, but appointments can be made at any time in the school year for parents to come into School to talk about their children with the Class Teacher or Headteacher. Early Years and KS1 children have a Home-School Record Book which enable a regular flow of communication regarding progress and reading. Junior children have a similar book which logs attendance, behaviour, test scores and other comments, on a weekly basis. It is most important that parents see these each week and report to the class teacher if they go missing. This link between home and school is vital to your child’s progress.

Newsletters In order to give parents accurate information about what is happening in school, specific or general newsletters are sent home frequently and can viewed on the school website. Children should understand that newsletters are important pieces of correspondence to be delivered to parents without delay. We also operate a school texting service, whereby we can send short messages and reminders to your chosen mobile phone number.

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Magpies - Breakfast Club Magpies Breakfast Club is Ofsted registered and is totally separate from school. It is run by a Voluntary Committee and has liability insurance. This facility is intended for the use of children whose parents/carers require this additional time in the morning to drop children off and then go to work. It is based in the school dining hall and with a ’chill out area’ in the school assembly hall. For a small charge, children may attend and will be served with, if they wish, toast, fruit juice or similar breakfast items. The Administrator for the Club will be based in the school from 3.15 pm to 6.00 pm. Payment for the Club is on an advance booking system for the whole half term and places are limited to 60 per session. The Club also accepts childcare vouchers as payment. Booking forms will be sent out to the whole school and bookings will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 7.30 am to 8.55 am session

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£2.50 per session

Magpies - After School Club Magpies After School Club is Ofsted registered and is totally separate from school. It is run by a Voluntary Committee and has liability insurance. Children are provided with a healthy snack and drinks and have the choice of indoor or outdoor play (weather permitting). Fun-based activities are set-up for the children who would like to play and be creative, however the activities are not structured and your child can catch up on homework, watch television or just relax with a book if they prefer. The Administrator for the Club will be based in the school from 3.15 pm to 6.00 pm each day. Payment for the Club is on an advance booking system for the half term and places are limited to 40 per session. The Club also accepts childcare vouchers as payment. Booking forms will be sent out to the whole school and bookings will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm session

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£7.00 per session

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OFSTED Inspection Report Mesne Lea School was inspected in February 2013. The full report can be accessed on the OFSTED website. Alternatively a copy may be requested from school. A full action plan addressing areas for development is available in school. ‘

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