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1 Isambard Brunel Junior School Welcome! Welcome to our Open Evening for new Year 3 parents

2 Isambard Brunel Junior School What the school is like Who Mr Gilmour is Who the other adults are What the day is like How we say well done How we tell children off? How much homework there is What our uniform is Term time absence How you as parents can help How you find out whats going on What do to do if youre not happy What will happen next By the end of this short presentation you will know…

3 Isambard Brunel Junior School Satisfactory Ofsted in June 2012: Majority of teaching good; some outstanding Progress is improving and is sometimes good Attainment is broadly average overall Creative curriculum Lots of educational visits Friendly, approachable, hard-working staff Converting to Multi-Academy Trust with Newbridge and Stamshaw Junior Schools in October What is Isambard Brunel Junior School like?

4 Isambard Brunel Junior School September 1994Norwood Primary School, Eastleigh April 1996Paulsgrove Primary School September 2002Westfield Junior School (Deputy Headteacher) September 2006Isambard Junior School (Headteacher) Who is Mr. Gilmour? Josiah:Year 5 at Newbridge Robin: Year 2 at Manor Infant Arthur: nearly 2 years old Sarah: ex-teacher; full time mum; NCT antenatal teacher

5 Isambard Brunel Junior School Anne Cope – inclusion manager Sara Paine - deputy headteacher Deb Welling – inclusion base manager Mandy Chandler – PPA cover Pat Smith, Kerry Abdul, Kim Ellis office team Who are the other adults?

6 Isambard Brunel Junior School Hatti Paine Jo Simmonds (Zoe Bill – maternity leave) Teachers Rose Fleming, Jenny Cope, Lewis Millington teaching assistants (2 classes of around 28) Who are the Year 3 staff?

7 Isambard Brunel Junior School 8:35amGates open 8:45amSchool opens 8:55amLessons start –"late after now 10:45amBreak (15 minutes) 12pmLunch (45 minutes) 2pm-ishFruit and water 3:10pmEnd of day 3:20pmAll children should have left by now! What is the day like?

8 Isambard Brunel Junior School Star of the Week Daily Certificates House Points Golden Dustpan Hats Golden Time Punctuality and Attendance Trophies Courtesy Cup House Point Cup Lunchtime Raffle tickets and High Tea How do you say well done?

9 Isambard Brunel Junior School Ask, tell, warn using traffic light system Loss of Golden Time Loss of break or lunch time Internal exclusion for half or whole day After school detentions (same day) including Saturday morning External Exclusion How do you tell children off?

10 Isambard Brunel Junior School Reading, reading, reading, reading, reading Typical week Piece of English and Maths on Tuesday for Friday Spellings on Monday Ongoing Project work Are reviewing this! Homework club after school How much homework will they get?

11 Isambard Brunel Junior School Dark blue jumper, cardigan or sweatshirt White polo shirt Black or grey trousers or skirt Black shoes OR black or white trainers Black or grey shorts or blue Gingham dresses can be worn in hot weather No jewellery please and avoid holiday haircuts during term time please! Suppliers are Hargreaves or Tesco What is our school uniform?

12 Isambard Brunel Junior School 2006 regulations changing from September: headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances Term time absence Exceptional circumstances include: Family bereavement of close relative, unavoidable work commitments such as Naval work, sporting or music competitions, religious observance Exceptional circumstances do not include: surprise holidays, cheap holidays, birthday parties, weddings in foreign countries, family gatherings abroad

13 Isambard Brunel Junior School Sign Home School Agreement to show you support our policies Attend Celebration Assembly if your child is Star of the Week Parents Evening every term Volunteer to help in class or on trips Remind them about homework and PE kits Label everything Ask what they learned not what they did! How can I help?

14 Isambard Brunel Junior School Monthly newsletters Termly curriculum newsletters Letters about events Texting Plasma screens Website How will I find out what is going on?

15 Isambard Brunel Junior School Talk to teacher (mornings not best time!) Talk to another senior member of staff Talk to me Repeat above until happy Formal complaints to Chair of Governing Body Can then appeal to DCSF (City Council will not deal with complaints) What do I do if Im not happy?

16 Isambard Brunel Junior School Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday afternoons Year 2 come over to work here Thursday afternoon Year 2 spend the day here Term starts Tuesday 4 September 8:45am! What happens next?

17 Isambard Brunel Junior School When my first child was about to start school, the one thing that reduced my wife to tears was the worry about who would help him take his yogurt pot lid off for his lunch because she always did that herself. What have I forgotten to tell you about? What are you worried about and what can we do to help?

18 Isambard Brunel Junior School Thank you! Thank you for coming! Please could you help stack chairs in piles of 10 at the back!

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