Presentation on theme: "Welcome to our Open Evening"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to our Open Evening for new Year 3 parentsWelcome!
2 By the end of this short presentation you will know… What the school is likeWho Mr Gilmour isWho the other adults areWhat the day is likeHow we say “well done”How we tell children off?How much homework there isWhat our uniform isTerm time absenceHow you as parents can helpHow you find out what’s going onWhat do to do if you’re not happyWhat will happen nextBy the end of this short presentation you will know…
3 What is Isambard Brunel Junior School like? “Satisfactory” Ofsted in June 2012:Majority of teaching good; some outstandingProgress is improving and is sometimes goodAttainment is broadly average overallCreative curriculumLots of educational visitsFriendly, approachable, hard-working staffConverting to Multi-Academy Trust with Newbridge and Stamshaw Junior Schools in OctoberWhat is Isambard Brunel Junior School like?
4 Who is Mr. Gilmour? September 1994 Norwood Primary School, Eastleigh April Paulsgrove Primary SchoolSeptember 2002 Westfield Junior School (Deputy Headteacher)September 2006 Isambard Junior School (Headteacher)Josiah: Year 5 at NewbridgeRobin: Year 2 at Manor InfantArthur: nearly 2 years oldSarah: ex-teacher; full time mum; NCT antenatal teacherWho is Mr. Gilmour?
5 Anne Cope – inclusion manager Sara Paine - deputy headteacher Deb Welling – inclusion base managerMandy Chandler – PPA coverPat Smith, Kerry Abdul, Kim Ellis office teamWho are the other adults?
6 Jo Simmonds (Zoe Bill – maternity leave) Teachers Hatti PaineJo Simmonds (Zoe Bill – maternity leave)TeachersRose Fleming, Jenny Cope, Lewis Millingtonteaching assistants(2 classes of around 28)Who are the Year 3 staff?
7 8:35am Gates open8:45am School opens8:55am Lessons start –"late“ after now10:45am Break (15 minutes)12pm Lunch (45 minutes)2pm-ish Fruit and water3:10pm End of day3:20pm All children should have left by now!What is the day like?
8 Punctuality and Attendance Trophies Courtesy Cup House Point Cup “Star of the Week”Daily CertificatesHouse PointsGolden Dustpan“Hats”Golden TimePunctuality and Attendance TrophiesCourtesy CupHouse Point CupLunchtime Raffle tickets and High TeaHow do you say “well done”?
9 Ask, tell, warn using traffic light system Loss of Golden Time Loss of break or lunch timeInternal exclusion for half or whole dayAfter school detentions (same day) including Saturday morningExternal ExclusionHow do you tell children off?
10 Reading, reading, reading, reading, reading Typical week Piece of English and Maths on Tuesday for FridaySpellings on MondayOngoing Project workAre reviewing this!Homework club after schoolHow much homework will they get?
11 Dark blue jumper, cardigan or sweatshirt White polo shirt Black or grey trousers or skirtBlack shoes OR black or white trainersBlack or grey shorts or blue Gingham dresses can be worn in hot weatherNo jewellery please and avoid “holiday haircuts” during term time please!Suppliers are Hargreaves or TescoWhat is our school uniform?
12 2006 regulations changing from September: “headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances”Exceptional circumstances include:Family bereavement of close relative, unavoidable work commitments such as Naval work, sporting or music competitions, religious observanceExceptional circumstances do not include:surprise holidays, cheap holidays, birthday parties, weddings in foreign countries, family gatherings abroadTerm time absence
13 Sign Home School Agreement to show you support our policies Attend Celebration Assembly if your child is “Star of the Week”Parents’ Evening every termVolunteer to help in class or on tripsRemind them about homework and PE kitsLabel everythingAsk what they learned not what they did!How can I help?
14 Termly curriculum newsletters Monthly newslettersTermly curriculum newslettersLetters about eventsTextingPlasma screensWebsiteisambardbrunelschool.wordpress.comHow will I find out what is going on?
15 Talk to teacher (mornings not best time!) Talk to another senior member of staffTalk to meRepeat above until happyFormal complaints to Chair of Governing BodyCan then appeal to DCSF(City Council will not deal with complaints)What do I do if I’m not happy?
16 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday afternoons Year 2 come over to work here Thursday afternoonYear 2 spend the day hereTerm starts Tuesday 4 September 8:45am!What happens next?
17 What are you worried about and what can we do to help? 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 are you worried aboutand what can we do to help?What have I forgotten to tell you about?
18 stack chairs in piles of Thank you for coming!Please could you helpstack chairs in piles of10 at the back!Thank you!