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Please click on the image below to visit the Parent View questionnaire site. You can give Ofsted your view of our school there.
9:30 am - 10:00 am @ School Hall
Mass will not be on in school holidays.
9:30 am - 10:00 am @ School Hall
Mass will not be on in school holidays.
Learning at Home
Your child has a user name and password for the following websites. Remember to stay safe online:
This site has lots of fun learning activities, from practicing your coding to creating wonderful pictures. Remember to go to the name of our school before you type in your user name and password.
This site practices your reading skills. If you run out of books, please tell your teacher.
News and features from BBC News - Education and Family
How one man with a facial difference hopes the next generation will be more tolerant.
Results of four-year study shows better music education can improve attendance in disengaged pupils.
University of Oxford wants a big increase in students from deprived areas in the next four years.
The Association of School and College Leaders described it as "pretty unethical conduct".
Vocational education plans are "disjointed and inconsistent", says skills organisation.
Year 5 and 6 have taken part in workshops and assemblies on preventing abuse delivered by the NSPCC. Please see the link below for more information.
A big thank you to all that donated sweets to The Koby Foundation they were greatly appreciated.
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Please find below the results of our parent survey which can be downloaded. Any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
At School start and finish times, Rosemary Street and the nearby roads become very congested with parked cars. Due to the congestion, I suggest parents consider sharing transport. Car parking is offered in the adjacent Tesco development with supervised access to the school being made available at the start and end of the school day via the gate at the end of the school field. Please park in allocated bays and not in front of the gate and recycling bins. (‘Park and Stride’ scheme)
The front of school accommodates the school buses and staff parking. The car park is NOT available for use by parents unless there is an emergency. In the interest of your child’s safety, the Governors urge you NOT to park in the car park and use the designated pavements for pedestrian access. The car park is restricted to staff cars, school buses and authorised vehicles only. Please ensure that your child remains close to you as you make your way back to your vehicle and do not walk through the car park, use the pedestrian pavements.
Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.
•Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. The Thinkuknow site has films, games and advice for children from five all the way to 16.
•Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.
•Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you.
•Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online.
•Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see.
•Know what connects to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console. Also, find out how they are accessing the internet – is it your connection, or a neighbour’s wifi? This will affect whether the safety setting you set are being applied.
•Use parental controls on devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones. Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Service providers are working hard to make them simple, effective and user friendly. Find your service provider and learn how to set your controls.
Before and After-school care is provided by St Philip’s Family Club.
Launched in 2004 with neighbourhood renewal funding, qualified staff organise structured activities to keep the children occupied at the start and end of the school day.
Further opportunities are available during the holiday period.
The Family Club operates independently through Sherwood Childcare. To book a place and find out prices telephone 07825 953781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wednesday Word
The Wednesday Word is a gift to you and your family because of your connection with this Catholic school.
Every Wednesday, a ‘word’ (inspired by the Sunday Gospel) will be suggested for you and your family to talk about in your home. We have structured this new weekly Family Time around the Sunday Gospel because evidence shows that Gospel values really do help family relationships to thrive.
Please take a few moments to read the paragraph below about Family Time and the comments that follow from families who regularly read The Wednesday Word together. We hope you enjoy reading The Wednesday Word and sharing this special time together with your children each week.
WEDNESDAY WORD FAMILY TIME TOGETHER
Regularly spending quality time with children is without doubt one of the most important aspects of parenting. The Wednesday Word seeks to support you in this important task: to help you and your children maintain a special closeness throughout the school years. The Wednesday Word 'Family Time' leaflet is designed to ensure that all family members feel included. It presents an effective way for even the busiest of parents to enrich relationships with their children through spending a very special 5 or 10 minutes together each week. We suggest Wednesdays for Family Time because it is the day that the Catholic Church dedicates to St Joseph – the Patron Saint of Families. But rather than miss out, any other night would do just as well.
FAMILY 1 "The Wednesday Word has brought us all closer together. It's easy to follow and regularly reminds us to be kinder to each other. This is really having a positive impact on my children. It's a wonderful family experience for us all to share. Thank you."
FAMILY 2 "It's a great way of helping the children learn and understand about life. I believe it provides them with good grounding for the future. It somehow seems to bring a bit of the school into the home, linking them both together - it really makes you think."
FAMILY 3 "The Wednesday Word is simple to understand and has revived and uplifted our family's faith. It's particularly had a real life changing effect on my son."
FAMILY 4 "My daughter is in the Reception Class and my son is a year younger but wants to do everything his 'big sister' does. At first, I had reservations because I thought they were too young for The Wednesday Word. However, they proved me wrong. They both love spending time discussing and it has now become an established part of our routine as a family."