“Opportunities to take responsibility in class, in the playground and as part of the school council provide excellent ways to extend pupils’ excellent moral and social development” OFSTED 2012
The School Council
Each year group elects two representative onto the School Council, whose remit is to present the views of the pupils in the running of the school. The council meet twice a term, and discuss issues that have been raised by the pupils and ideas about how to solve them. They are involved in decisions made such as choosing which charities to support, playground rules, and even which candidate to recruit for vacant teaching posts.
Children are regularly reminded of the code of conduct and rules of the school. At the start of each school year classroom behaviour contracts are drawn up and agreed by the children in each class.
Good behaviour and high standards of discipline are achieved by verbal encouragement. Withdrawal of privileges may be used as a sanction.
If a child has a problem at school, a meeting between parent, teacher and Headteacher is arranged so that all concerned can work together to help the child. The school’s behaviour and anti-bullying policies can be viewed on our website by parents of children at the school.
The Governors and staff of Finchampstead Primary School are fully committed to safeguarding all of our children. The school recognises its legal and moral duty to promote the well-being of children, to protect them from harm, and to respond to child abuse.
Every child has the right to feel safe and protected from any situation or practice that may result in them being physically or psychologically damaged and we are fully committed to ensuring that the safety and security of the children in our care is maintained.
We will take all reasonable steps to prevent children from suffering any form of maltreatment. All members of staff have a duty of care to all of the children in the school and are alert to the signs of abuse. If they have concerns that a child may be suffering or likely to suffer harm then they are obliged to report that suspicion.
This Safeguarding Statement should be read in conjunction with the Safeguarding Policy.
All pupils are expected to wear the school uniform, full details of which can be obtained from the school office or from our website. School sweatshirts, ties, PE uniform, and boys’ summer shirts can be purchased from the school, whereas all other parts of the uniform can be purchased from many high street stores.