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Operational Guidelines for Rosendale Primary School


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Rosendale Primary School


Childrens CentreHow we do what we do KS1

Version 1 September 2011

4Section 1 - KS1 Daily Routines

1.Timetable for the standard day in KS142.Year Planner53.Weekly bulletin54.Pigeon Holes55.Communal Areas56.Teacher and Support Staff Names57.Adult Dress Code58.Class timetables69.Absence from school610.Arriving at school7a.Swiping in7b.Parking711.Class room keys712.Hot Drinks713.Chewing Gum814.The beginning of the school year815.Administrative tasks at the beginning of the day816.Taking the register817.The Quiet signal818.Packed lunch trolleys919.Assemblies920.Playtime1021.Fruit1022.Playground duty1023.Wet play1124.Adult Lunchtime1125.Lunchtime1226.Wet lunchtime1227.Healthy eating1328.Adult school lunches1329.Moving around the school1330.Leaving the classroom during learning time1331.The end of the day1432.Lunchtime detention1433.Class behaviour log books1534.An incident requiring restraint1535.Incidents involving violence, swearing or stealing1536.Racist incidents1537.Child protection matters1638.Medical Emergency1639.In case of fire1640.Mobile phones1641.Technology1742.Photocopying1843.House points1844.School uniform1845.Book Bags1946.PE Kit1947.Last day of term (3x a year)1948.Childrens birthdays2049.Treats2050.Films2051.Challenging Strangers2052.Parent Helpers2053.Class Contacts2154.Outside Professionals21Section 2 - KS1 Approach to Behaviour221.Aims222.Adult behaviour223.The childrens code of conduct224.The childrens code of conduct for the playground235.Unacceptable behaviours236.Parent behaviour237.Rewards248.Sanctions249.Learning/Behaviour agreements25Section 3 - KS1 Teaching and Learning261.Class operational File262.Class Planning File263.Individual files for children with statements264.Curriculum Letters265.PPA266.NQT cover277.Planning278.Quality First Planning Checklist289.Quality First Teaching Checklist2810.Kagan Co-operative Learning29d.Teams29e.Classbuilding29f.Teambuilding29g.Management3011.Classroom Environment3012.Presentation3113.Writing targets3114.Marking3215.Intervention at the point of Learning3216.Directing Other Adults.3317.Class Blogs3318.Blog Squad3319.Home Learning3320.Educational Visits3428.Supply teachers3829.Intervention Groups38Section 4 - The Curriculum392.Maths403.English415.PE446.Languages457.Library Bus46

Section 1 - KS1 Daily Routines1. Timetable for the standard day in KS1 All staff swipe in by the school office in advance of (08:30 EYEs, 08:40 Teachers, 08:45 TAs, 07:30 breakfast club staff)

Teacher and Teaching Assistant set up Learning Agreement activities so children can begin learning as soon as they enter the classroom

All class based adults are in classrooms by 08:50 to receive parents and children

Breakfast club children are accompanied to their class at 08:50 Take the register using SIMS at 09:10 Parents leave the classrooms at 9.20am

Teach / assess until 10:25 Teacher and Teaching Assistant to lead the children to assembly for 10:30 Teaching assistants have their break from 10.30 - 10:45

Teacher leads the children to the nearest playground at 10.45 Teaching assistants are on playground duty from 10.45 11:00 Teacher waits outside the classroom door to receive children when they come in from play at 11:00 Teach / assess until 12:00 Teacher leads children out to play into the Turney playground at 12:00 Teacher waits outside the classroom door to receive children when they come in from lunch at 13:15 Take register using SIMS at 13:15 Teach / assess until 15:20 Teacher opens conservatory doors at 15.25 and calls childs name when they see their parent/carer ready to collect them. Children who go to After School Club wait until they are collected by the staff.

Teaching assistant tidies away /organises resources until 15:45

2. Year Planner

There is a year planner detailing school wide events throughout the year, which will be kept in the class operational file. There will also be an online Google calendar version of this, which will contain amendments and late changes. Please ensure this is checked regularly.

3. Weekly bulletinThere is a weekly bulletin, complied by Debbie Salmon, that is placed in pigeon holes before 3pm on Fridays. Please check this to find out timetable changes, planned absence, school events etc. A whole school yearly calendar is shared with the staff on Google Calendars.

4. Pigeon Holes

Every member of staff has access to a pigeon hole. These should be checked by staff and emptied daily. The pigeon holes will be cleared on the last day of every half term.5. Communal Areas

Communal areas such as the staffroom, the photocopy rooms, the Resources Room, the PE cupboard, the DT cupboard and the halls must be kept clean and tidy at all times. It is everybodys responsibility to ensure this happens.

6. Teacher and Support Staff Names

Teachers and support staff must be referred to using Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms followed by their surname. Adults are expected to support the children in using these titles by referring to other adults in the same way.

7. Adult Dress Code

The dress code for adults is smart / casual. This means:

No denim

No ripped or torn clothing

No low cut tops

No spaghetti straps

No hats worn inside

No short skirts/shorts.

We advise that staff do not wear open toe shoes, but if you do so, you do so at your own risk.

8. Class timetables

Each class has a weekly timetable that must be followed and displayed clearly on the outside of the classroom door along with the names of the adults working in the classrooms. A copy must also be kept in the class operational file.

Changes must not be made to these timetables without prior agreement with someone in the senior leadership team.9. Absence from school

Planned absences must be requested via either the Medical or the Special Leave request form that can be found in the school office. The Head of School will decide whether the absence can go ahead and whether it will be paid / unpaid according to the schools staff attendance policy. If your absence is approved, it must be written in the bulletin book which is kept in the office.

If you are unable to come to school because of an unplanned event such as sickness or a family emergency, you must call Kate Atkins, Head of School on her home number between 07:00 and 07:30. Please do not call the school and leave a message on the answering machine.

Kate Atkins: 020 8771 8267

Please call the school by 15:00 that day to confirm whether or not you think you will be in the following day.

It is imperative that when you report your absence from school you tell Kate all your responsibilities for the day. This includes playground duties, detention duties, small group teaching etc.

On returning to work, every member of staff must see Geraldine Pusey to complete a Record of Return to Work and Sickness Self Certification Form.

10. Arriving at school

a. Swiping inThe start of the school day is 07:30 for Breakfast Club staff, 08:30 for Early Years Educators and 08:45 for Support staff. This is the time that they must be ready to start work.

Teaching staff must be in school before 08:40 but their start time is dependent on how long it will take them to be prepared for teaching.

Every member of staff must swipe in and out via the school office doors using their security pass each morning and afternoon. The pass must be worn throughout the school day. b. ParkingThe car park is for the use of the senior leadership team and the school minibus unless otherwise agreed by a member of the senior leadership team.

11. The office area

It is not possible to access the office area without a staff pass. If children need to go to the office for any reason, they must be accompanied by a teacher or other member of staff.

12. Class room keysTeachers and teaching assistants should have a key to the classroom and are responsible for locking it to secure valuables.

13. Hot Drinks

Any hot drink carried around the school premises must be carried in a sealed container.

14. Chewing Gum

Adults must not chew chewing gum during their working hours.

15. The beginning of the school year

The first few days of the Autumn term should be used to familiarise children with the school and class routines as detailed in this document. This must include:

School and playground codes of conduct

Unacceptable behaviour

Detention procedure

Morning, playtime, lunchtime and home time routines

Learning routines

House point system

Class timetable

Expectations for the presentation of work

Expectations for school uniform and PE kit.16. Administrative tasks at the beginning of the day

If children bring in permission slips, order forms, trip money etc. they should place these in a box provided by the teacher as enter the classroom. These can be checked by a teaching assistant at a convenient time during the day. Teachers and teaching assistants should not be engaged in administrative tasks once the children have entered the classroom.

17. Taking the register

The register must be taken each morning at 09:10 and each afternoon at 13:15 using SIMS. 18. The Quiet signal

All adults in the school must use the quiet signal when getting the attention of a small or large group of children.

An adult raises their hand and accompanies this with the words High 5 please. Children are expected to do the following 3 things:

a. Raise their hand

b. Stop what they are doing and focus on the adult

c. Give non-verba