Prospectus Supplement 2013 www.westfields-jun.hants.sch.uk
UNITE - INSPIRE - EXCEL Our vision is for … … a school where everyone in the community is inspired to learn with and from each other, where there is mutual respect and self-belief in the pursuit of excellence for all. Our mission is that… … our children go into the wider world happy, confident, responsible citizens who are curious and respectful of all. They have a sense of self-worth, are well-equipped for the future, able to cope with change and make positive use of technological advances. Core values
Respect underpins all relationships in the school Know and actively support school priorities, policies and procedures Honest and open dialogue which facilitates learning with and from others Pride in our environment Diversity is celebrated Collective responsibility Achievements and successes are shared and celebrated
Creative learning– making decisions and looking from different perspectives Innovative use of resources Real, relevant and motivating activities Sharing learning to influence others positively
A belief in the potential of all Opportunities to reflect, evaluate and refine Quality development and personalised learning for all Engagement and challenge through problem-solving All adults promote the value of learning High expectations are explicit Stickability and positivity when tasks are difficult
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Educational Visits and Activities Children enjoy a wide ranging number of activities and trips to enhance the curriculum. These may include day visits, Science & Technology Fairs and residential trips. There are also visits from speakers, travelling Theatre Companies and music groups who perform or run workshops in school. The school also currently undertakes three residential trips for Year 4, Year 5 and one for Year 6 pupils. The Year 4 trip is to Ufton Court in Berkshire and links with the children's study of the Tudors. The Year 4/5 trip is to France and links with the curricula for French and Geography. The Year 6 trip is an outdoor pursuits week to Osmington Bay in Dorset. Parents will be asked to make voluntary contributions towards the cost of any outing or visit. Copies of the school's charging and remissions policy are available on request. For safety reasons, all children, when returning from any trip, will be brought to the school hall for collection from there. Extra Curricular Activities These will vary depending on the interests and expertise of members of staff, but currently include football, netball, cricket, rounders, orchestra, choir, rugby and judo We are justly proud of the range of the activities available to our children, which is an indication of the commitment and enthusiasm of our staff As we have already indicated, music has a high profile in the school and we offer regular performance opportunities for singers, dancers and instrumentalists. Finally, if you have any questions regarding any aspects of the education provided at Westfields, please contact us and we will be happy to take the time to discuss these with you and your child.
Mission Statement Our Aims and Policy for Learning About the School Visits to the School Details of the School Day School Uniform Medicines Jewellery and Valuables Personal Appearance Admissions Policy The Governing Body Complaints Behaviour & Discipline Child Protection Homework Introduction to the Curriculum Sport Personal, Social and Health Education, including Sex Education Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy Able Children Educational Visits and Activities Extra Curricular Activities
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Westfields Junior School
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Sport Westfields Junior School is a non-denominational County Junior School catering for boys and girls from 7 - 11 years old. The Headteacher is Mrs K George and the Chair of Governors is Mr Martin Perkin, who can be contacted via the school.
The school has a high regard for physical and sporting activities and makes generous provision for training and competition both during and outside the school day. We believe that sport not only allows children to develop their practical skills but also a sense of team spirit and the notion of fair play. Our netball, rounders, athletics, cricket, tag rugby and cross country teams regularly compete against other local schools in leagues or one-off tournaments and have enjoyed huge success in recent years. Our football team has a tradition of success in the local schoolboys league and cup competitions, extending back over several seasons.
SCHOOL OFFICE Business Manager
Mrs S McSweeney
Mrs S Gullon
We hold a Sports Day every summer, to which all parents are invited. This involves the whole school in various events, largely of an athletic nature, but with some fun races for the less sportingly inclined.
Assistant Admin. Staff
Mrs J Spraggett Mrs N Hyde
Citizenship and Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE), including Sex Education
The Reception area is manned from 8.30 - 12.00 and from 1.00 - 4.00. We would be grateful if you could use these times to raise any queries you may have. Outside school hours, an answerphone is available for telephone messages. During lunchtimes, two Year 6 pupils are in Reception to take messages or help where possible. USEFUL ADDRESSES Westfields Junior School is maintained by Children’s Services, The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UG. The Director of Children’s Services is Mr John Coughlan. Telephone No: 01962 846400 Any information required from the Education Department can be obtained from: Children’s Services, Birch House, Barley Way, Fleet, Hants GU13 8YB. Telephone No: 01252 812333
Westfields is a non-smoking environment and as such, no smoking is permitted by anyone on the school site.
Pupils participate in a planned programme which provides them with an understanding of a range of PSHE issues and enables them to make informed choices within their daily lives. They also have opportunities to explore and discuss aspects of Citizenship within class Circle Time. Pupils are encouraged to become involved citizens and to show responsibility and care towards others. The school has an active School Council and children also co-operate in order to raise funds for a variety of charities. Sex and Relationships Education is not taught as a separate subject but forms part of the programme of PSHE and Science. It aims to develop in the children a respect for themselves and others; a sense of responsibility and an awareness of the physical and emotional challenges of growing up. Pupils in Years 5 and 6 are shown videos on the life cycle of a human and puberty, followed by discussions with the class teacher. Parents are given the opportunity to view these videos in advance of the children and comments are welcome. You also have the right to withdraw your child from sex education if you so wish. Westfields actively supports the National Healthy Schools Programme which aims to promote health in its widest sense, i.e. physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being. Through this programme, we aim to help children to do their best, to inform and support teachers and to promote the health and safety of all pupils, enabling them to make informed choices about their health and lifestyle. Wesfields holds this award with enhanced status.
About the School
Each class teacher identifies, assesses and provides appropriate strategies, including differentiation, to meet the child's needs, under the guidance of our Inclusion Manager. Where necessary, assistance will be
Westfields Junior School was opened in January 1967 as an eight classroom school. The school admits up to 105 children each September and these children are put into classes of mixed ability groupings. The four year groups consist of single-aged classes. The normal expectation would be that your child would remain with the same group of children as he / she progresses up the school during the four years of Junior School education.
given and advice sought from outside agencies. Special Educational Needs (SEN) Policy The school has a clear policy, drawn up in the light of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001), and the SEN Code of Practice that defines Special Needs within the areas of:
Communication and interaction; Cognition and learning; Behavioural, emotional and social development;
Sensory and/or physical. The school continues to develop its Access Plan to improve access to the school building and the National Curriculum for pupils with disabilities, in line with the Disability Discrimination Act. All children with special needs will be given access to the National Curriculum. A copy of the full SEN policy is available from the school office and on the website and we are happy to discuss any aspect of this with parents. Gifted and talented children Provision for gifted and talented focuses firmly on good quality first teaching for all, through appropriate extension and enrichment. Within the school curriculum, and through extra curricular activities, we aim to extend and enrich the knowledge of pupils identified as gifted and talented.
Currently the school holds the Investor in People Award, the Active Mark Award, the Basic Skills Quality Mark, 3rd Millennium Award, the ICT mark and the Healthy Schools Award (Enhanced Status). These awards are held in recognition of the excellent standards achieved by the school across a variety of areas. At our most recent inspection by Ofsted in September 2011, we were judged to be ‘outstanding’. Visits to the School Prior to pupils joining the school, parents are invited to visit to talk to the Headteacher and be shown around the school during session time. We have an Open Morning in October, for parents of Year 2 pupils when you can walk freely around and see the school in action. Details of the School Day The school day is divided broadly into 4 sessions of 1 - 1¼ hours. The morning session is from 8.45 - 11.55 (Years 3 & 6), 8.45-12.10 (Years 4 & 5) and the afternoon from 12.55- 3.15 (Years 3 & 6), 1.10-3.15 (Years 4 & 5). Registration is at 8.45, with assembly at 8.55. There is a morning break of 15 minutes at 10.30. 24 hours of teaching time take place each week, excluding assemblies and registration. The DfES requirement is 23.5 hours per week.
School Uniform All pupils attending Westfields Junior School are expected to wear full school uniform. A good, clean, smart appearance is an asset to each pupil, and the school seeks parental support via the home school agreement in the maintenance of such an appearance. We are proud of our uniform and the smart appearance of our pupils which is constantly praised by visitors and the wider community. This in turn benefits our young people. BOYS: Black shoes (not trainers) Black or grey socks (no trainer liners) Mid-grey long trousers or shorts (standard fitting: no cargo shorts, no cords, denims or canvas trousers, no hipsters, turn-ups or adornments). Plain white shirt (not patterned) *Red & white school tie *Red school pullover with Westfields Logo. GIRLS: Winter Black, sensible, flat shoes without adornments. Mid-grey skirt or culottes with no adornments, length to be within 5 centimetres of the knee. Mid-grey long trousers (standard fitting: no cords, denims or canvas trousers, no hipsters, turn-ups or adornments). Plain white open neck blouse (not Aertex) with no frills or adornments. *Red school cardigan or pullover with Westfields Logo. White socks (not cream or ‘slouch’ socks, no trainer liners) or black, grey, red or white tights. Summer Red and white check dress, length to be within 5 centimetres of the knee. Sensible flat heeled sandals in white or black. White socks (not cream or ‘slouch’ socks, no trainer liners). Girls can continue to wear their winter uniform in summer if they wish.
sculpture and printing, as well as painting and sketching. This foundation of techniques provides a firm grounding to allow the pupils to explore and expand their creativity in final interdependent projects. Modern Foreign Language French is taught from Year 3-6 in accordance with the Key Stage 2 Framework for Languages. This provides opportunities to develop oracy and literacy skills in the foreign language, and promotes understanding of and respect for cultural diversity. Pupils are taught French in blocks throughout the year and receive additional French input embedded throughout the rest of the curriculum, where appropriate. At Westfields, we believe that all opportunities for pupils to hear spoken French should be fostered and actively promote this aim through a range of multi-media facilities, including video conferencing, as well as a residential visit to France. Music We aim to develop pupils’ understanding and enjoyment of music through activities which provide them with opportunities to perform, compose and experience a range of musical styles. Our musical productions are well known locally and we are justifiably proud of our reputation. We have a highly qualified teacher supporting the teaching of music throughout the school. We arrange for a number of music specialists to work with children on a variety of instruments. During Year 5, all children benefit from the Hampshire ‘Listen 2 Me’ project; learning a number of instruments within their music lessons. Physical Education Children are encouraged to develop their practical skills in gymnastics, games, dance, athletics and outdoor and adventurous pursuits. We have excellent facilities for physical education which include large school fields, a netball court, two playgrounds and a large, well equipped hall with new gymnastics equipment. Year 6 pupils are offered the opportunity of attending a residential outdoor pursuits centre in the autumn term. Year 5 pupils have instruction at Yateley School’s deep water swimming pool.
syllabus ‘Living Difference’. This provides opportunities for discussion, reflection and evaluation. RE at Westfields assists pupils in their own search for meaning, purpose and value in life as well as contributing to their understanding of the beliefs and practices of Christianity, Sikhism and Islam. Parents are entitled to withdraw their child from RE and from acts of collective worship by written request to the Headteacher.
Design Technology (including food technology) In the teaching of DT we aim to develop pupil’s knowledge and understanding through practical tasks, which involve evaluating, designing and making products. Children are offered opportunities to plan, discuss and assess their own work and that of others. They use a variety of methods, techniques and materials, including food, to solve a range of problems.
PE AND GAMES: White aertex polo shirt with Westfields logo* and red sports shorts (preferably Umbro style). Plimsolls for indoor activities Trainers for outdoor activities. *The school shop sells pullovers, cardigans, sweatshirts, PE shirts, PE shorts, backpacks, drinks bottles, ties and scrunchies – which are sold at very competitive rates. All items can be ordered on the internet through the sQuid payment system. You might also wish to buy a tracksuit or sweatshirt for outside games in the colder weather; these should be in black. The school shop sells Westfields sweatshirts. We also have optional PE bags and bookbags available from the school at the end of the summer term and the beginning of the autumn term. Jewellery and Valuables
History Children are encouraged to develop their skills and interest in History through studying aspects of Britain’s past, from Roman to modern times, about ancient civilisations and the history of other parts of the world. They have opportunities to use a range activities and investigation to help them to question and explain significant historical events, the role people have played in them and how their influence still affects us today. Year 4 are offered the opportunity to attend a residential visit to Ufton Court to enhance their study of the Tudors. Geography Through our Geography curriculum, we aim to increase children’s awareness of their relationship with their surroundings and their place in the world. We teach them about the area in which they live, then to explore their own country and introduce them to the world around them. We wish to promote a sense of responsibility for the future of the environment, an understanding of how people rely on it and an appreciation of, and interest in, people and places from their own and more distant localities.
No jewellery is to be worn to school; this includes earrings. Watches are allowed, but any child wearing any other jewellery will be asked to remove it and collect it at the end of the day. Mobile phones are unnecessary and therefore not permitted. The school is unable to take responsibility for any such items as our insurance will not cover the loss. Personal Appearance
In addition to correct uniform, we expect a smart appearance from all our pupils, including appropriate hairstyles and suitable outer garments. Braided hair with beads or coloured decorations, extreme hairstyles, spiked, coloured hair or designs shaved into the hair are not acceptable. Gel, or similar products should not be used. If pupils are not wearing the correct uniform, parents will be contacted. All children with longer hair, boys or girls, are expected to have it tied back. This is for health and safety reasons as well as to guard against any spread of headlice/nits. Fringes should not obscure children’s eyes. Medicines
Art and Design Pupils are encouraged to broaden their understanding and enjoyment of art and design. They have the opportunity to have a wide range of ‘hands on’ experience whilst studying art styles from other cultures and works by famous artists. Their skills are developed in many areas including textiles,
Although there is no legal duty for schools to administer medicines, we will be glad to do so, within our policy guidelines which are issued to all parents. Medicines should only be brought to school when absolutely essential: non
–prescribed medicines should not be brought in. If a child is not well enough to cope without these medicines, they should not be in school. Prescribed medicines, for short-term ailments may be brought to the school to be administered by one of the Admin. or lunchtime staff, provided that parents have first completed a request form (MF1).
also have opportunities to use a range of equipment and resources, including ICT programs. They are encouraged to develop and apply their skills and understanding in a variety of situations. ‘Help files’ are available in the parent section on the LIFE Learning Cloud showing the main methods of calculations used at Westfields.
Please refer to the Medicines Policy for more detailed information.
Pupils are grouped broadly by ability for daily Maths lessons and are set homework, including times tables. Three levels of badges are awarded to children who can demonstrate their expertise in multiplication and division.
At Westfields, we will actively seek opportunities to draw you into the life of the school, partnering you in the education of your child.
Parents are encouraged to come into school to discuss any concerns or to pass on information about their children. The staff will always make an appointment for you. (Please ask at Reception for this to be arranged). There will be an opportunity early in the Autumn term for children to show parents their new classroom and for them to meet their child’s new teacher informally. Two Parent Consultation Evenings are held in the autumn and spring terms when you will be able to discuss the targets set for your child and to review the progress they have made. A written end of year report is produced for each pupil in July. Throughout the year, weekly newsletters are published to keep you informed about what is happening in school. Additionally, each year group produces a termly newsletter outlining events and main aspects of the curriculum to be covered during the forthcoming term. Our website can be visited on www.westfields-jun.hants.sch.uk We also hold a variety of curriculum workshops and meetings, all of which are designed to keep you informed and involved at each stage of your child’s education. Home School Agreement Our Home School Agreement outlines the aims of the school, our expectations of you as a parent and what you can expect from us. We hope that you will support this agreement as, at Westfields, we place a great emphasis upon developing a meaningful partnership between home and school.
Science is taught through a practical, child-centred approach, during which we place an equal emphasis on the acquisition of scientific knowledge and the skills to apply this. We aim to encourage children to learn how to investigate and question the physical and biological world around them. This then enables them to understand, respect and successfully live in it. Children learn the skills of observing and measuring accurately, as well as concluding, predicting, experimenting, classifying, recording and communicating their experiences within a variety of contexts. Information Communication Technology (ICT) ICT is a feature of everyday life and is a major contributor to pupils’ learning across the whole curriculum. During their time at Westfields, the children will use word processing, adventure / simulation programs, databases, the internet and various arts / graphics packages to support their learning in a variety of contexts. Robots are used in order to introduce the children to programming and control technology. Many aspects of the curriculum are further developed and enhanced by the use of digital still and video cameras. This hardware is also supplemented by interactive whiteboards in every classroom, and a large number of laptop computers which are used regularly by pupils. We have a school-wide, wired and wirleless network which allows children access to school-based resources and the internet from within their classrooms and all the learning areas outside their classes. All children are taught how to use ICT resources safely. Our LIFE learning cloud, a secure online learning space, allows children to store and access files at home and at school including homework, spelling and other resources both support learning.
Admissions Policy This policy will apply to all admissions from 1 September 2012, including inyear admissions. The authority’s Fair Access protocol will be applied
Religious Education Religious Education is taught in accordance with the Hampshire agreed
on a regular basis throughout the four years. Children’s learning takes place through a balanced variety of teaching and learning styles matching the activity with the appropriate organisation, which might be whole class, mixed ability, ability groups or individual. There will be some subject specific teaching and some integrated work. The skills of ‘stickability’, reflection, thinking creatively and aspects of teamwork are embedded in our curriculum in our efforts to develop children’s independence in becoming life-long learners. Detailed plans have been devised to ensure National Curriculum coverage and continuity of learning as pupils move through the school, e.g. skills taught in Year 3 in certain areas will be revisited and extended throughout the work planned for different year groups. A year group newsletter detailing the main aspects of work to be covered is sent out at the beginning of each term. English Our principal aim is to enable children to communicate clearly and effectively, in both the written and spoken word. We place great emphasis on developing reading, writing and speaking and listening and these skills are practised regularly. The pupils also have opportunities to apply their skills across a range of subjects and in a variety of different contexts as well as within dedicated Literacy sessions. The school aims to produce enthusiastic, responsive and knowledgeable readers. Children are encouraged to take home a reading book. And have a library book for their own interest to keep in school. The school is fortunate to have a well resourced library with over 7500 books. Children write for a wide range of purposes. We encourage children to express ideas as fluently as possible. Pupils are taught to write using a cursive script. Certificates and badges are awarded to children who reach the required level of handwriting. Spelling and Grammar are taught in an integrated systematic approach throughout the school. Regular weekly spelling practice is given to each pupil. The English curriculum is enriched by special events and through visitors sharing their writing with the children. Maths In the teaching of Maths, we aim to develop pupils’ confidence and competency in dealing with number, shape and measures. We particularly aim to develop children’s ‘sense of number’ and ability to problem solve through games and activities that build upon everyday experiences. Pupils
alongside the policy to secure the admission of vulnerable pupils from specific groups. It will be used during 2011-12 for allocating places for September 2012 as part of the main admission round for Year 3. Admission Criteria This policy will apply to all admissions from 1 September 2013, including in-year admissions. The authority’s Fair Access protocol will be applied alongside the policy to secure the admission of vulnerable pupils from specific groups. It will be used during 2012-13 for allocating places for September 2013 as part of the main admission rounds for Year 3. Hampshire County Council is the admission authority for all community and voluntary controlled primary and secondary schools. The admission arrangements are determined by the County Council, after statutory consultations. The County Council will consider first all those applications received by the published deadline of midnight on Tuesday 15 January 2013. Notifications to parents offering a junior school place will be sent by the County Council on Tuesday 16 April 2013. Applications made after midnight 15 January 2013 will be considered after all on-time applications have been fully processed unless exceptional circumstances merit consideration alongside on-time applications. The published admission number (PAN) for Westfields Junior School for 2013-2014 is 105. For the main admission round, all on time preferences will be considered simultaneously and ranked in accordance with the admission criteria. If more than one school can offer a place, the parent’s highest stated available preference will be allocated. If the school is oversubscribed, places will be offered up to the published admission number (PAN) in the following priority order. Places for applications received after the deadline will be allocated using the same criteria: 1. Looked after children or children who were previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. [ A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). An
adoption order is an order under section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. A ‘residence order’ is as an order settling the arrangements to be made as to the person with whom the child is to live under section 8 of the Children Act 1989. Section 14A of the Children Act 1989 defines a ‘special guardianship order’ as an order appointing one or more individuals to be a child’s special guardian (or special guardians).] 2. Children or families who have a serious medical, physical or psychological condition which makes it essential that the child attends Westfields Junior School rather than any other. (Appropriate medical or psychological evidence must be provided in support.) Children living in the catchment area of Westfields Junior School who at the time of application have a sibling on the roll of the Westfields Junior School or Westfields Infant School who will still be on roll at the time of the sibling’s admission.* 4. Other children living in the catchment area of Westfields Junior School. 5. Other children who at the time of application have a sibling on the roll of Westfields Junior School or Westfields Infant School who will still be on roll at the time of the sibling’s admission.* 6.
debar children from school during the lunchtime break. Our ultimate sanction, where a child’s behaviour is constantly unacceptable or extreme and all other avenues have been explored and failed, is to exclude the child from school, either temporarily or permanently. These occasions are extremely rare, and very regrettable, but you should be aware of their existence. Such a decision would be taken by the Headteacher, and parents would be kept fully informed. Child Protection The welfare of our pupils is of paramount importance to us and to ensure this, we have a Child Protection Policy in place. Under the terms of our policy and in accordance with HCC guidelines, we reserve the right to contact Children’s Services Department or the Police, without notifying parents, where we feel this is justified. Westfields Junior School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks. Homework
* This includes children who at the time of application have a sibling for whom the offer of a place at the preferred school or its linked infant or junior school has been accepted, even if the sibling is not yet attending. ‘Sibling’ refers to brother or sister, half brother or half sister, adoptive brother or adoptive sister, step brother or step sister, and includes children living as siblings in the same family unit.
Westfields has a structured Homework Agreement which clearly lays out our expectations for pupils in each year group. We encourage your support, which is an important aspect of our partnership with you in the education of your child. A copy of the policy will be included in the Year 3 New Pupil Pack handed out in July and to new pupils in other year groups as they join.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CURRICULUM
The curriculum is divided into:-
In the event of a school closure, pupils from the closing school may be given priority for admission to any school nominated as the receiving school. Specific arrangements will be determined by the Local Authority in accordance with the School Admissions Code and will be published at the time for the specific schools affected. Permanent Residence The child’s permanent residence is where they live, normally including weekends and during school holidays as well as during the week, and should be used for the application. The permanent address of children who
The Core: Numeracy, Literacy, Science, Religious Education and Information Communication Technology AND The Foundation Subjects: Design and Food Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art and Design, Physical Education, Citizenship and PSHE (Personal, Social & Health Education) Additionally, we offer French to all year groups. Opportunities will be given for teaching the Core and Foundation subjects
periodically, when parents with a child on the waiting list will be contacted and asked if they wish to remain on the list for the following school year. At the time of receiving an offer of a school place parents will be advised of the process for adding their child’s name to a school’s waiting list. Parents may keep their child’s name on the waiting list of as many schools as they wish and for as long as they wish. Legislation This policy takes account of all relevant legislation including the legislation on sex discrimination, race relations, and disability, together with all relevant regulations and the School Admissions Code (DfE 2011). The Governing Body The Governing Body has representatives drawn from parents, staff, the Local Authority, Councils and the Community, and encompasses a range of talents and interests. Parent Governors are elected by the parent body of the school and usually serve for four years. More information about the work of the Governing Body is given in the Statement available from the school office. Complaints Any enquiries or complaints about the curriculum should be addressed in writing to the Headteacher, who will give details of the arrangements for any formal complaints to the Governing Body. There is a formal complaints policy within the school, which is available from Reception on request. Behaviour & Discipline Developing positive relationships, and maintaining a high standard of behaviour within the school is of prime concern to everyone at Westfields. To this end we have developed a Positive Relationships for Learning Policy, in consultation with pupils, staff, governors and parents. It encompasses our Westfields ‘Respect Charter’ of rights and responsibilities and provides a framework to guide children towards self-discipline with a reasoned set of values, attitudes and beliefs. This policy is supported by incentives and rewards, as well as sanctions. The full policy wording is available from the school office. A copy of the Positive Relationship for Learning Policy will be included in the Year 3 New Pupil Pack distributed in July and to new pupils in other year groups as they join. The school also has an Anti-bullying Policy which is available for any parents who wish to view it. In persistent cases of unacceptable behaviour, we reserve the right to
spend part of their week with one parent and part with the other, at different addresses, will be the address at which they spend most of their time. Distance measurement If the school is oversubscribed from within any of the above categories, straight line distance will be used to prioritise applications; applicants living nearer the school have priority. Hampshire County Council’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will be used to determine distances (normally from the Ordnance Survey home address point to the school office). Distances to multiple dwellings will give priority to the ground floor over the first floor and so on. On individual floors, distances will be measured to the stairs leading to the communal entrance. Multiple births Where a twin or child from a multiple birth is admitted to a school under this policy then any further twin or child of the same multiple birth will be admitted, if the parents so wish, even though this may raise the number in the year group above the school’s PAN. Pupils with a statement of special educational needs The governing body will admit any pupil whose final statement of special educational needs names the school. Where possible such children will be admitted within the PAN. In-Year Fair Access placements by the local authority The local authority must ensure that all pupils are placed in schools as quickly as possible. It may therefore sometimes be necessary for a pupil to be placed by the local authority, or a local placement panel acting on behalf of the authority, in a particular school even if there is a waiting list for admission. Such placements will be made in accordance with the provisions of the local authority’s In-Year Fair Access Protocol. The Protocol is based on legislation and government guidance. Waiting lists When all available places have been allocated, waiting lists will be operated by schools on behalf of the local authority. Any places that become available will be allocated according to the criteria of the admission policy with no account being taken of the length of time on the waiting list or any priority order expressed as part of the main admission round. Fair Access admissions and school closure arrangements will take priority over the waiting list. The waiting list will be reviewed and revised – each time a child is added to, or removed from, the waiting list; when a child’s changed circumstances affect their priority;