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Mr C. Wall


Deputy Headteacher / Class 6

Mr J Wain Miss A. Richards Miss J Hird Miss L Kantecki Mrs Goodwin /Mrs CollinsMiss K Shaw Mrs G Leverton Mrs A. Bridgwood -

Class 5 Class 4 Class 3 Class 2 Class 1 FS2 Nursery Nurse Practitioner across the FS Nursery Nurse Practitioner across the FS

Mrs C Orridge Mrs A. Briggs


Office Manager Clerical Assistant

Mrs J Booth


Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs V Holt Mrs J Marshbank Mrs K Brooke Mrs G Eden Mrs. H Nixon Mrs J Parkin Mrs J Sutherland Mrs K McConachie


Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant advising school on music Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant Teaching Assistant

Mrs J Brooks ) Mrs ) Lunch Time Supervisors Mrs R Sheehan ) Ms S Stocks ) Mrs J -


Mr A Pettigrew


Site Supervisor

Vision Statement “Promoting Thinking Citizens of the Future�

Hatfield Woodhouse Primary School promotes high quality learning for life by supporting children to: achieve the highest standards they can .

develop their natural spirit of curiosity develop their creativity become motivated, life-long learners work both independently and collaboratively take risks in their learning respect themselves, others and the environment become adaptable, learning transferable skills for a modern society

We believe that every child will be given the best opportunities to succeed through the provision offered in school, which is: a caring, secure and happy atmosphere a broad enriched curriculum a high quality learning experience an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement committed to a learning partnership with parents and the community striving for continuous improvement

We demonstrate our commitment to the learning community by: valuing the contribution made by all members of its staff providing opportunities for staff development creating a learning culture establishing a climate for sharing and working together to achieve common goals working collaboratively with all stakeholders continuing to establish links within the local community



THE SCHOOL PREMISES The school has 9 main classrooms, one of which is not used as a class base. There is also one small and one large mobile classroom, which are available for group work or community use. The Nursery and reception classes are joined in a secure unit so that they can work collaboratively as a Foundation Stage. These classes have their own playground and grassed area for outdoor play. The large playground has a barked area with gazebos, which provide shaded seating accommodation as well as picnic benches for outdoor classwork or packed lunches. The school has a library, which is used by every class in school. The hall is a spacious multi-purpose room, used for assemblies, PE, Music and dining room. Outside facilities include the school playing field and two playgrounds. USE OF HALL Each class has a timetable for use of the hall for P.E. lessons, singing, assemblies, circle time. USE OF LIBRARY Each class has a timetable for use of the library. COMPUTER SUITE There are 30 stations in the suite which is timetabled for all classes. EQUIPMENT AND STOCK Class teachers have a small budget with which to buy general equipment and stock. Subject co-ordinators have their own budget for their subject. Specific equipment needs therefore to be ordered through them. Portable TVs and videos are available for use in the classrooms. If in any doubt please ask Mrs Holt. PHOTOCOPYING Each member of staff has access to the photocopier. If you are unsure ask at the office. SECURITY The school has found it necessary to adopt a key pad security system. The code is given to the adults working in the school. It is necessary to challenge all adults whom you do not know. This particularly applies when you are on duty in the playground. PARKING Parking spaces are at a premium. Parking spaces are against the fence alongside the school’s service road. Please try not to block others in, or block the emergency/delivery vehicle entrance. It should be noted that two buses enter the school service road at the start and end of the school day. Parents are asked to park at the Robin Hood and Little John where the landlord has given kind permission. HD:Users:johnwain:Desktop:policies:STAFFHNDBK.doc


STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES Leadership Team H.Acton C. Wall K.Shaw C. Orridge TEACHING STAFF •

Mrs Bridgewood and Mrs Leverton, joint responsibility for the Nursery

Mrs Stephens Leadership Team, Phase Leader FS & KS1, Lead Art and DT coordinator support history co-ordinator KS1 and lead assessment co-ordinator up to year 2,

Mrs Collins/Mrs Livsey PE,and PSHCE lead co-ordinator, KS1 support to science and geography co-ordinator, Year 1 class

Mrs Goodwin Library

Mrs Harrison Literacy & History Co-ordinator with management responsibility for analysing literacy data, mentor for KS2 NQT’s and students, Year 2 class

Miss Hird Inclusion Manager, Science and Geography lead co-ordinator, KS2 support co-ordinator for PSHCE and PE, Year 3/4 class

Mr Wall Deputy Head, Leadership Team and KS2 Phase Leader, co-ordinator for ICT, French and lead Assessment co-ordinator for KS2 Year 6 class

Mr Wain Numeracy co-ordinator & supporting ICT, and KS2 support co-ordinator for art and D and T Year 4/5 class

Music This area to be given priority when appropriate at staff meetings with Mrs Nixon teaching assistant being used in an advisory capacity.




Foundation Stage Practioners Mrs Bridgewood Mrs Leverton Mrs Brooke Mrs Holt supporting across FS & KS1 + display Teaching Assistants supporting across KS1 & 2 Mrs Parkin Mrs McConachie Ms Sutherland Mrs Nixon Mrs Marshbank Mrs Eden Mrs Booth Administrative Staff Mrs Orridge Mrs Briggs Premises Mr Pettigrew



PARENTAL HELP The School encourages parental help. A number come to school on a regular basis. CONTACT NUMBERS If you need to contact a child’s parents urgently please see Mrs Orridge or Mrs Briggs. If they are not available, please refer to the filing cabinet in the office, which contains each child’s address and contact number. CONFIDENTIALITY This school has a confidentiality policy which is posted in the staffroom. Please ensure that you are aware of it and adhere to it.



SCHOOL DRESS We hope that parents will support and encourage the wearing of the correct school dress it gives the children a sense of unity, belonging and pride in their school. Children are encouraged to dress tidily for lessons. We have adopted the following uniform for our pupils: Boys White Polo shirt for KS1 or shirt and tie if preferred. White shirt and school tie for KS2. (ties available from school) Mid grey trousers Red V- necked sweatshirt with school logo (available through school) Or plain red V- necked pullover or cardigan. Black shoes. Girls White polo shirts for KS1 White shirts and school tie for KS2 (ties available from school) Mid grey skirt or pinafore or trousers Red and white checked or striped dress for summer Red V- necked sweatshirt or cardigan with school logo (available from school) Or red V- necked pullover or cardigan. Black shoes Clothing for PE (from Reception) Plain white ‘T’ shirt or house “T” shirt Black shorts Trainers Track suit or jogger bottoms and sweatshirts for outdoor winter games JEWELLERY AND OTHER VALUABLES We strongly recommend that children do not wear jewellery whilst at school. Extremely serious accidents have been known to occur due to this. Jewellery is not allowed during PE lessons. Earrings - one pair of small plain studs allowed - no rings. We encourage the children to wear the correct uniform at all times.



THE SCHOOL DAY School begins at 8.55am and ends at 3.30pm In Foundation Stage – Outdoor play is organised daily weather permitting in the small yard. There may be some occasions especially in the Summer term when FS2 children are allowed into the big playground. In Key Stage 1 there is a break of 20 minutes during the morning session and one of 15 minutes during the afternoon. The lunch break is from 11.55am until 1.10pm. In Key Stage 2 the children have a different break of 15 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes during the afternoon session. The lunch break is from 12.05pm until 1.00pm. Key stages 1 and 2 take their breaks together with KS1 children going out 5 minutes earlier. The school feels it is most important that there is a prompt start each morning. Staff should be in classrooms promptly ready to begin each session. REGISTRATION PROCEDURES Registers are marked within the first few minutes of the morning and afternoon sessions. Children who are absent are marked with a red circle. Upon notification of the reason for that absence, the appropriate mark should be placed in the circle. Codes for registration can be found at the back of each register. Reasons for a pupil’s absence should be provided by means of a telephone message or letter from parents. Any cause for concern with regard to absence/attendance should be brought to the attention of the Head or Deputy. Pupils arriving late for school should report to the office. The Secretary will then check the respective form register and dinner-time arrangements and their name will be entered in the late book. All pupils leaving the school premises during school hours must be accompanied by an appropriate adult. The class teacher and school office must be made aware of why the pupil is leaving and who is accompanying him/her. ABSENCES The Law says that schools may authorise an absence for the following reasons: illness a visit to the doctor a visit to the dentist religious observance an examination exclusion



The school must record all absences, both authorised and unauthorised. The school may authorise up to 10 days absence for an annual holiday only when it cannot be taken in normal school holidays. All other absences are deemed unauthorised and must be notified to parents on the annual report, which is added to the child’s permanent records. ASSEMBLIES Please see separate sheet for timetable in the staffroom LUNCHTIME Our school lunches are cooked on site by Metro-Catering staff. We run a cafeteria system where children are offered a healthy main course and there are several different desserts to choose from. We always include healthy options like salads, fruit and yoghurt. We see lunchtime as part of the children’s social education, where they learn to enjoy eating with a group of others and show good table manners. Some parents opt for their children to eat sandwiches instead. All the children eat their lunches in the hall. A team of lunchtime supervisors is responsible to the Head for the care of the children over the lunchtime period. First sitting children are collected by a midday supervisor for hand washing and are supervised by them. The rest go straight out to play at 11.55am and KS2 at 12.10. Early lunch passes are available at the office if a pupil is involved in a lunch-time activity or by prior agreement with Mrs Holt our Senior lunchtime supervisor. MORNING AND AFTERNOON BREAK PROCEDURE The children collect their coats, if necessary, from the cloakroom and go straight out into the playground. A playground duty roster can be found on the staffroom notice board. If you are on duty, it makes sense to send your class back into school after all the other classes. The children will stand still on the first bell and line up when you ring the bell for the second time as directed by the member of staff on duty and will then walk into school one class at a time. WET PLAYTIMES KS1 School assistants remain in classrooms during wet playtimes to supervise KS2 The teacher normally on duty keeps an eye on the classes at his/her end of the school. The other end of the school provides one teacher on a shared, rota basis. MONIES Dinner money is collected on Monday morning by the class teacher. Other money (e.g. trip, baking, music, photograph and sponsor money) should be sent to the main office first thing in the morning. Children should not bring any unnecessary money to school. If this is unavoidable (change from dinner money, for example) the children should not leave it in coat pockets in the cloakroom - class teachers will look after it until the end of the school day.



PERIPATETIC MUSIC Groups of children in years 3,4,5 & 6 have peripatetic music tuition during school time. Lessons are usually held in the library. THE END OF THE DAY We need to finish school promptly at 3.30pm because of the children catching buses to Lindholme or Fishlake. The children involved make their own way into the playground and join the appropriate queue where a member of staff will supervise them onto the bus.



BEHAVIOUR/DISCIPLINE It is important that as a member of staff we work consistently and are united in helping to implement the School’s Behaviour Policy (see separate document). Our strong pastoral care and close links with parents help to reduce major disciplinary problems to a minimum. We use the “House” system at KS2 to create an attitude in the children of self-discipline, together with a general concern and respect for all individuals who use the building. The four houses are Remple, Bearswood, Heathfield and Stonehill. Good work and attitudes are encouraged by the use of house points and a system of “merit” certificates and badges - these are given a prominent place in school assemblies. Work of a high standard for a child’s ability is rewarded by an “exceptionally good work” slip. Five of these will earn a child a white merit certificate, ten a yellow certificate and fifteen a gold certificate. A child who obtains twenty is awarded a badge. KS1 pupils have smiley stamps, stars and good news telegrams. There are also special mention awards if a pupil has acted kindly or been helpful in any particular way. However, there will be occasions when a pupil’s behaviour is considered as unacceptable and some form of punishment has to be administered. Sanctions are outlined in the behaviour policy. A bad conduct slip constitutes a most serious form of punishment and will be issued by staff only after consultation with the Head or Deputy. If a pupil’s behaviour continues to cause concern, parents will be informed and invited to school, in order to discuss the problem and help plan a remedy. The strongest disciplinary measure available to school is that of exclusion. This is only used in extreme cases and the criteria for considering exclusion is outlined in the school’s ‘Behaviour Policy’. GOLDEN RULES These have been devised by the children and are displayed around the school. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Do treat others as you would like to be treated. Do be kind and helpful. Do be honest. Do listen politely to others. Do walk sensibly and quietly around school. Do respect all property.

PLAYGROUND RULES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Do be gently. Do consider other people’s safety. Do play in safe areas. Do ask someone who is lonely to play. Do listen to people. Do line up quickly and quietly as soon as the bell rings. Do care for your playground and playground equipment.



SCHOOL COUNCIL There is an active school council through which we consult the children.



PUPILS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS We recognise that all our children have different abilities and we carefully differentiate our schemes of work, allowing the more able pupil to achieve at a higher level, and allowing the less able, to work at a pace suited to their needs. We believe that it is essential that each child should work to the best of his/her ability. We have high expectations of all our pupils and encourage them to give of their best at all times. When problems of a special nature arise a child may be referred, after parental consultation, to the Education Psychology Service. Occasionally a “Statement of Special Educational Needs” is drawn up to enable additional specialist assistance to be given. If you have a concern about a child’s progress or welfare, please bring this to the attention of the Inclusion Manager. There is a care slot during staff meetings where general concerns can be aired.

HOMEWORK The school has a homework policy. If you are unsure about the setting of homework please ask the Head or Deputy for a copy of the policy. We believe that homework is a valuable extension of good classroom practice. It enables children to: 1.

practice new skills and consolidate their learning


extend their learning.


manage their time and meet deadlines


build upon personal interests.

It enables teachers to: 1.

work in partnership with pupils and parents


assist pupils who might be struggling


extend more able pupils


prepare year 6 pupils for secondary transfer.

It enables parents to: 1.

work in partnership with teachers


work with their children in a structured way


become familiar with the school’s curriculum.



HEALTH AND SAFETY - ACCIDENT/ILLNESS FIRST AID Children who have minor cuts or bumps are sent in by the teacher on duty to knock on the staffroom door. First aid equipment can be found in a cupboard on the wall opposite the younger girls’ toilet, as well as in a cupboard outside the Headteacher’s office. More serious injuries or potentially more serious injuries should be referred to Mrs Orridge the first aider and the Head or Deputy informed. A brief pro-forma needs to be completed in such cases. These are available from the office, or the first aid points. All staff have basic first aid training. MEDICINES Children needing to have medicines or needing to use inhalers take their items to the office. Mrs Orridge take responsibility for the administration of medicines. Items administered are recorded. FIRE PROCEDURES Upon the discovery of a fire in school the fire siren will be sounded. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU KNOW THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WHICH SHOULD BE FOLLOWED: 1. Staff will ensure that children in their immediate charge are assembled and escorted out of the building, via the appropriate escape route, as displayed in all rooms. If this route is blocked by fire, the children should be taken out by the nearest exit. Any children from your class in another part of the school at the time of the alarm should know that they should exit via the nearest exit at the time and join another class temporarily. PLEASE BE AWARE OF PROPER ROUTES. 2.

It is essential that classes walk as quickly as possible in a quiet, orderly manner.


Teachers not engaged in teaching when the alarm is sounded should leave the building immediately, via the appropriate fire escape route, and make their way to the playground, where they will be accounted for.


The Head or Secretary will telephone the Fire Brigade, collect the registers and then leave via the appropriate fire escape route.


Staff will arrange the children in Form lines on the playground, away from risk to life.


Upon reaching the playground the Head or Secretary will distribute the registers to the class teachers (or their substitutes).


After being issued with the form register, each class teacher (or substitute) will undertake a roll call.


The Deputy will check that all teachers and assistants are present in the nursery playground.


The Head or Deputy will be informed of the name and form of any person not accounted for.


Only when all persons have been accounted for should the class teachers return the registers to the office.



ELECTRICAL ITEMS - GENERAL Pupils must not use any electrical appliances of their own in school. Staff should also adhere to this guidance. All electrical appliances owned by the school undergo an annual safety check by an approved electrician. SAFETY IN SCIENCE As in all practical activities with children, safety is of paramount importance in Science. Extra careful supervision is necessary during the use of: 1.

Mains electricity.


Use of glassware


Sharp tools (dissecting instruments etc.)


Heating experiments - where long hair should be tied back.


Touching animals and plants


The use of micro-organisms in the classroom e.g. yeast and moulds.

SAFETY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Computers must be used with a socket board that is fitted with a circuit breaker plug. In addition, computers cannot be “daisy chained “ together i.e. having the plug serving one computer system placed into a spare socket in another system allowing more than one computer to be run from a single wall socket. HEALTH AND SAFETY IN DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY GENERAL In all activities, children should be expected to consider the following: 1.

Their personal safety


The safety of those around them


The safety of the working environment, equipment and materials they are working with


The safety of the products they make.

NC Document The Design and Technology NC document makes specific reference to issues of safety:




Further knowledge and understanding of health and safety as designers, makers and consumers, including:


Recognising hazards to themselves and to others in a range of products, activities and environments; assessing risks to themselves and to others: taking action to control these risks.

FOOD (SAFETY CONSIDERATION FOR USE IN THE FOOD AREA) The following relates to the preparation of food for human consumption. An appreciation of the importance of cleanliness and personal hygiene is essential in topics involving food. 1.

Before starting any work with food, children should tie back long hair, wash their hands and cover any cuts or scratches of the hands.


Children should wear clean aprons (for food purposes only) and use oven gloves for removing items from the grill/oven.


Ensure that children rewash their hands after breaks and visits to the toilet, and remove their apron before any such visits.


Cookery equipment, including cutlery, should be cleaned and dried before being stored. It should be used for food preparation only.


Manufacturers instructions should be read and followed before using ovens.


Site cookers and ovens well away from flammable material, and staff need to be aware of dangers associated with the movement of children in a food preparation area.


Food stored in school should be kept in labelled, rodent proof containers, and disposed of on sell by dates.


Refrigerators should be clean and set to 5C or less. Freezers should be set to 18C or less.


Ensure dishcloths and tea towels are clean.



SAFETY IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION To ensure safe practice pupils should be taught: a.

to respond readily to instructions;


to recognise and follow relevant rules, laws, codes, etiquette and safety procedures for different activities or events, in practice and during competition;


about the safety risks of wearing inappropriate clothing, footwear and jewellery and why particular clothing, footwear and protection are worn for different activities;


how to lift, carry, place and use equipment safely;


to warm up for and recover from exercise.

All these above areas are covered within the PE curriculum, however there are others that also need to be addressed: 1.

Staff teaching PE need to be aware of any drug therapy which pupils may be undergoing, and any effects it may have on sharpness of perception or motor control and co-ordination.


Pupils with certain medical conditions such as epilepsy, asthma or diabetes usually attend mainstream school. Teachers must know who these pupils are and what their condition entails. Participation in normal PE should be strictly according to medical advice.


Some teachers may be required to teach the following aspects of the subject to an appropriate standard: gym, dance, swimming, athletics, minor games and small team versions of national major games. Teachers must be aware that with little or no training for PE they run risks if they undertake teaching more than simple skills.

As regards PE at Hatfield Woodhouse Primary there are one or two areas that staff need to be aware of: Jewellery - no jewellery should be worn at any time except a watch, which is the responsibility of the child. Newly pierced ears should be covered with plasters. Equipment - no pupils should use any equipment or enter the hall unless supervised by a member of staff. Accident Reports:

when a pupil suffers an injury, then details must be reported to the Headteacher or Deputy, and an Accident Form filled in.



Swimming • If a child suffers from asthma it is important that he/she take their inhalers to the pool; if he/she does not the instructors will not allow the child to swim; • boys must wear swimming trunks not shorts for their lessons as the shorts they sometimes wish to wear are inappropriate for swimming; • girls must wear one piece costumes; • all swimming trunks and once piece costumes should preferable be of a darker colour such as black, dark blues as these show up under water far more clearly than light colours; • all jewellery must be removed for swimming lessons including earrings. If they cannot be removed your child will not be allowed to swim.



TRAVEL REGULATION - SCHOOL VISITS You may wish to take your class out on a visit. Please inform the Headteacher for approval. It is then up to you to make all of the arrangements. Check with either Mrs Orridge or Mrs Briggs for the letter of permission from parents. All visits require the prior permission of the Head & Governing Body. All visits outside school require the prior permission of Head or Deputy Head. The written permission of parents is required before taking pupils outside of school on any type of visit. All visits must be supervised according to the Local Authority Requirements. An electronic risk assessment must be completed in consultation with Mrs Orridge. A First Aid Kit and mobile phone must be taken by the staff on any visit. This should contain a copy of ‘Serious Incident/Accident Procedure for School Visits’. It is the responsibility of the senior member of staff on the visit to ensure this requirement is adhered to. Any specific requirements with regard to the visit e.g. packed lunch, must be notified to the Parents prior to the visit. Pupils on Free Meals are entitled to a packed lunch. Please make the necessary arrangements via the school cook, giving as much notice as possible. No child should be excluded from the visit for financial reasons - although a visit may be cancelled if insufficient voluntary contributions to cover the cost of the visit are received. Parents who are in receipt of income support or family credit benefits at the time of a journey in school time can claim remission of the board and lodging costs of any visit involving an overnight stay, but not the ‘voluntary’ charge element. This level of the Act’s remission policy has been accepted by the Local Education Authority and by the School Governors.

STAFF ABSENCE Staff who are unwell and not able to attend school are requested to ring the secretary on Doncaster (01302) 840448 as soon after 8.00am as possible. This allows for cover to be arranged or supply staff to be contacted. Alternatively, ring the Head on 01302 888189 or Deputy on 01302 719725 either the night before or as early as possible. Staff absent for more than 3 days should complete a DMBC Self-certification of sickness form available from the school office. Absences longer than one week require a medical certificate, which should be forwarded to school. All staff will be performance management monitored as part of the normal procedure for identifying training needs and providing appropriate professional development. Full details of the School’s Management Policy set out in a separate policy document.




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