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Handbook for parents & carers

This handbook contains all you need to know about school aims, timetable, admission, class organisation, curriculum, extra-curricular activities, homework, uniform, behaviour, welfare, food & drink, special educational needs, holidays, absences, and parental involvement.

Site: Lindal & Marton Primary School
Course: Lindal & Marton Primary School
Book: Handbook for parents & carers
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Date: Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 3:07 PM

1. How to use this handbook

This handbook contains pretty much anything that a parent or carer might need to know about the school. You can read through the handbook from the beginning through to the end, like you would read a novel. Alternatively, you can use the menu to click on the subject that you're interested in, to go directly to that page.

Parents are welcome to request paper copies of any information or documents in the handbook. 

The handbook is divided into sections. Each section starts with a title page, which includes the same image as shown below.

2. About our school

This section describes the basic features of the school organisation, including introductions to the staff and management teams, and what we aim to achieve together.

Introduction

Lindal and Marton Primary School is a small school situated in the heart of the village of Lindal-in-Furness. The building dates from the middle of the nineteenth century and consists of three classrooms, an ICT suite, a hall and cloakrooms with disabled facilities. In 2009 a mezzanine floor was added to create  a teaching space/ICT suite and improved office facilities.  In 2015 another mezzanine floor was added above the Key Stage 2 class which enabled the school to move to four classes and reduce the number of pupils in each teaching group.

A significant feature of the school is the rich outside environment and outdoor classroom which support many aspects of the curriculum. The large garden area to the rear of the school is fully accessible by ramps. The school is surrounded by various play areas which provide opportunities for games. Approximately 100 metres along from the school is the school sports field which is used for games and sports by the children as well as serving as a village play area out of school hours.

Staff

Lindal and Marton Staff

Mrs D Doran

Headteacher / Class 2 Teacher

Mrs S Gallagher

Business Administrator

Teaching Staff

Miss C Stewart

Class 1 Teacher

Mrs J Elliott

Class 2 teacher (0.5)

Mr S Procter

Class 3 Teacher

Miss L Whyte

Class 4 Teacher

Mrs E Greaves

Languages Teacher (0.1)

Mr C Stoneham

Music Teacher

Mr T Lawson

Onside Sports Coach

Support Staff

Mrs J Dalziel

Senior Teaching Assistant

Mrs K Thompson

Senior Teaching Assistant

Mrs C Jarvis

Senior Teaching Assistant

Mrs C Covey

Senior Teaching Assistant

Mr E Vial

Sports Apprentice

Midday Staff

Mrs L Chilton

Midday Supervisor

Mrs A Ronson

Midday Supervisor

Mrs J Roberts

Midday Supervisor

In addition to our experienced and hardworking staff, we often have teaching students working in the school.  We enjoy a close partnership with the University of Cumbria and believe that our commitment to the teaching profession means we have a duty to support and develop students. We aim to be excellent role models and provide the experiences necessary to enable our students to become quality teachers and foster a passion for teaching and learning.

Governors

At Lindal and Marton Primary School we have a very active Governing Body. Our Governors are skilled, knowledgeable and fully committed to the vision and ambitions for the school.

We have two committees, the Staffing, Curriculum and Standards Committee, who are also responsible for safeguarding and the Buildings and Finance Committee who are also responsible for Health and Safety.  Each committee meets four times a year with a full governors meeting taking place approximately two weeks after.

Governing Body Membership - 16-17

Name

Governor Category

Committee Responsibility

Link Governor responsibility

Appointment Date

Re-election date

Attendance

Declarations of interest e.g Business, finance, governance in other schools

Mrs S Bennett (Chair)

LA

Staffing, Curr & Standards – Chair

Buildings & Finance

Assessment / SEND

11-03-2015

11-03-2019

100%

Non

Mr B Mayou

Parent

Buildings & Finance  -   Chair

Computing / PE & Sports / PHSCE

24-05-2014

24-05-2018

100%

Non

Mrs S Seath

Parent

Staffing, Curr & Standards

Maths / Safeguarding

17-12-2012

 

17-12-2020

75%

Non

Mrs E Hutt

Parent

 

English / Music

04-12-2015

04-12-2019

80%

Non

 

Mrs J Dalziel

Staff

 

EYFS / Science

05-10-2014

05-10-2018

100%

Wife of T Dalziel

Mr T Dalziel

Co-opted

Buildings & Finances

Health and Safety

13-07-2015

13-07-2019

55%

Husband of J Dalziel

Mrs S Hoekstra

Co-opted

Staffing, Curr & Standards

 

30-07-2015

30-07-2019

100%

Previous employee

Mrs J Mason

Co-opted

 

 

Resigned 31-10-2016

50%

Previous employee

Parent

Vision, Aims & Values

Lindal and Marton Primary School is a caring school with happy and motivated children. It is our purpose to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which each child is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential and experience success.

Lindal and Marton Primary School is committed to serving its community. As a small village school, we understand our responsibility to ensure that our pupils are prepared for a more diverse society.  The school embraces the belief that our children are at the heart of a wider, ever changing, multi-cultural and multi-faith community and key to growing up as responsible and respectable citizens is the acceptance and promotion of British values.

Central to the advocacy of British values are the school’s aims, moral values and core learning values.  All of which are achieved through our ethos, the curriculum and the provision for pupils beyond formal lessons.

Aims

We aim for each child

  • to have a sense of self worth, self esteem and confidence
  • to enjoy the learning experience and take pleasure in learning,
  • to be ambitious for themselves and what they can achieve,
  • to be well motivated and independent learners with lively and enquiring minds
  • to be able to persevere and understand that determination and effort can conquer difficulties,
  • to have successful partnerships between parents, other children, governors, staff and the community
  • to care for themselves and participate in a healthy lifestyle
  • to show consideration of the needs of others and treat everyone equally without prejudice
  • to know how to behave appropriately, acting with courtesy, common sense and self discipline at all times 

CORE LEARNING VALUES

 

LEARNING        AMBITION        MOTIVATION           PESEVERANCE

We believe that through developing these four Core Learning Values we can help foster assured learners who are determined and able to apply their learning to all areas so that they can achieve SUCCESS and make a positive impact on the world.

 

 

SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL, MORAL & CULTURAL VALUES

Children should be aware of the importance of religion to individuals and to society and should realise the significant role it has played in shaping our civilization as it is today.  Staff and pupils should be sensitive and respectful of the different beliefs and customs of other religions and cultures.  It must be remembered that the teaching of moral values is implicit in everything a child experiences in and out of school and that adults should model and encourage the morals that we aim to instil.

British Values

The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014 and to ensure they are taught in schools.  The government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 ‘Prevent’ Strategy. 

The five key British Values are: 
- Democracy

- The rule of law

- Individual liberty

- Mutual respect

- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. 

The examples that follow show some of the many ways Lindal and Marton Primary School seeks to instil British Values: