School Policies

Please click on the links below to view our school policies. Don’t hesitate to contact the school office if you need any further information about a policy. Should you require a policy that is not in a link below, policies can be obtained from the school office.

Schools are essentially about children and, in the pursuit of excellence, we provide an environment which children and adults with diverse social, educational and cultural needs develop a sense of their unique value as people, whose home cultures and personal contributions are respected. Staff, governors, parents and carers ensure that there are no barriers such as age, gender, race, ability or background to what the school has to offer.

The School Day

Reception

8:45am-3:15pm  Children enter through the field gate – Total 32hours 30 minutes

Year 1

8:45am-3:15pm  Children enter onto the top playground- Total 32hours 30 minutes

Year 2

8:40am – 3:15pm  Children enter onto the top playgroung – Total 32 hours 55 minutes

Year 3

8:40- 3:20pm Children enter onto the top playground – Total 33 hours 20 minutes

Year 4

8:40- 3:20pm Children enter onto the top playground – Total 33 hours 20 minutes

Year 5

8:40- 3:20pm Children enter onto the top playground – Total 33 hours 20 minutes

Year 6

8:40- 3:20pm Children enter onto the top playground – Total 33 hours 20 minutes

From September 2023 all schools must provide a school day of 32 hours 30 minutes for children in Reception onwards. As you can see above, our school day is of the required length and it is longer than the required length for most of our children. We have a slightly staggered day and use different entrances to avoid congestion upon arrival and in cloakrooms; it provides a calm start to the day. It also ensures appropriate supervision of children on arrival. Children are invited onto the school site when staff are in attendance.

At the end of the school day parents of pupils in Y1-Y6 can come onto the top school playground and children will be handed over at the entrance doors. Reception parents should come to the field gate and staff will hand over children there.

The Pre-school day

Children in Little Whittle Pre-school attend with a variety of sessions.

Basic sessions run from 8:55am-11:55am and 12:25pm-3:25pm. Wrap around care extends sessions from 7:45am-6pm. Children arrive via the field gate with parents and they should be brought to the Pre-school building. At the end of sessions parents collect children from the Pre-school building.

Safeguarding

Mrs D Metcalfe is the school’s Designated Senior Leader (DSL) for safeguarding. All safeguarding concerns are to be referred to Mrs Metcalfe the Headteacher and the Deputy DSL in her absence

Mrs J Haughin is the Deputy DSL

Mrs L Bidder is the School Mental Health Lead

Mr C Wheatley is the Governors with responsibility for safeguarding

Mrs J Hanrahan is the school Data Protection Officer and can be contacted through the school office

The school has a whistle Blowing Policy and this stated that if you have a safeguarding concern about the DSL the Local Authority or NSPCC should be contacted

Click here to read Keeping Children Safe in Education (2021)

Operation Encompass

Click on the link above to find out more about Operation Encompass

There are currently no procedures for reporting Domestic Abuse incidents to schools which means that our children are left without the support and nurture that they need when they need it most. Operation Encompass has been created to address this so that before 9.00am on the next school day the school’s Key Adult will be informed that the child or young person has been involved, heard or witnessed a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through silent or overt support dependent upon the needs and wishes of the child.

The Key Adult for Whittle-le-Woods CE Primary is Mrs Metcalfe the school’s Headteacher