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Midday Supervisor Vacancy

We currently have two vacancies for a Midday Supervisor.

The working hours will be from Monday to Friday 1hr 50 Mins per day (9hrs 10mins per week)

 Including  Inset Days  –   Grade C 7 – 11.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

The job will be to support children in the classroom and during lunchtimes.

You must be reliable  and enjoy working with children.

Training will be provided.

 

Please apply in writing to Mrs Edwards stating your reasons, experience and 2 reference contacts.

This post is term-time only.

 

The General Data Protection Regulation from 25 May 2018, the rules around data protection are changing. The ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) will change how we can use personal data and keep it safe, and will also strengthen your rights over your and your child’s data. The purpose of the regulation is to make sure that sensitive or private information about yourselves and your children stays safe. Whilst the new arrangements are similar to the current Data Protection Act in many ways, there are a few differences, so we need to make some changes at the school in order to ensure we remain compliant.

The celebration of our pupil’s success is very important to us at Stonehouse Park Infant School and we enjoy using wonderful photographs of our pupils in action in the classroom and in the many extra-curricular activities which they participate in during the school year. We recorded your consent to capture and use visual images when you signed our parental agreement on our Admissions Form.

The process of becoming fully GDPR compliant will be a long one because it affects all aspects of the School. We do already have strong Data Protection policies and protections but these now all need to be updated in line with GDPR. Furthermore the BIG change with GDPR is that we now have to produce a lot of documentation to prove our compliance. This is what is going to take us a long time! But rest assured, we are working on it to make sure that GDPR will be central to our day-to-day culture. We already highly value and protect all of our student, parent and staff data and will continue to do so in the presence of GDPR.

As a parent/carer you may receive some letters from us regarding GDPR. Some of those may be about consent and some about updating your information with us. Please do read and send back everything you receive.

 

OFSTED

20th October 2017

Dear Parents & Carers,

We are very pleased to be able to share the letter from HMI Ian Freeland who came to inspect our school our school on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

We are happy to report that he judged our school to not only have maintained the high standards achieved in our previous inspection but to have also secured improvements.

We have already prioritised making improvements to our nursery building. We want our youngest children to receive the highest quality provision. We will be working with Gloucestershire County Council to secure funding to extend the school building to provide a purpose built space for our 2-4 year olds.

We would like to thank all of you for your support during our inspection. It was very heartening for us to read that 100% of you would recommend our school to other parents. We value our partnership with you.

Kind regards,

Rachel Edwards

Headteacher

Welcome

 

We extend a very warm welcome back to school for all of our families. We hope you have had a happy summer break with your family.

We look forward to working  in partnership with you all again this year to make sure your child has a happy and successful time in school.

Please remember that we are always available to meet with you if you ever have any worries or if there is anything that you need help with.

Our priority for the first few weeks of the school year is to make sure every child is happily settled in their new class and that our staff get to know every child and parent. To help with this your child’s teacher is arranging some ‘Getting to Know you’ meetings.

This is an opportunity for you to tell your child’s teacher all about them and for the teacher to talk to you about the year ahead. You will also be able to ask any questions.

We do hope that you are able to take this opportunity up.

 

Thank you for making sure that your child has come back to school looking very smart

in their uniforms.

 

Please make sure you have named everything  so that the new clothes you have gone to the expense to buy do not go missing.

 

Next week we will be welcoming our new YR children and

their families.

 

We hope that you will help them settle into our school and make them feel welcome.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Stonehouse Park Infant School. June 2017

The whole school enjoyed a fantastic day out at Weston Super Mare. We always aim to start every term with a curriculum enrichment activity for the children as this inspires their learning for the rest of the term. Children, parents and staff had a lovely day together. Whole school trips are a wonderful way to cement the strong bond between home and school. We were really proud of the children’s behaviour. A member of the public commented on how polite and well-behaved our children were.

Since April 2017 the management of the early years provision on our site transferred from Hill Valley & Vale children’s centres to the governors of our school. We are working hard to plan Achieving 2s and 3 & 4 year old early education and child care for September. Now that the nursery is part of our school we aim to provide one high quality education and care service for children for 2 to 7. We will have spaces in our nursery. Please contact Louise King our Nursery Leader to arrange a visit.

We welcome the new families who will be joining us in September. To ensure that every child experiences a happy start to school we provide a carefully planned programme of ‘Getting to know you’ activities. These include visits into school, individual meetings with our headteacher Rachel Edwards and home visits by our YR team.

We wish our Y2 children a happy and successful move to Park Junior School. We work closely with our colleagues to ensure a smooth transition. We are proud of the achievements of all of our Y2 children and hope they continue to enjoy learning in their new school.

 

 


Opening of School Entrance

Thank you to Forest Green Rovers Football Club for attending the official opening of the new school entrance.

We hope the players enjoyed the experience as much as the children!

E-Safety Newsletter
January 2017
We wanted to let you know some of the things we do in school for internet safety.
The Hector’s World Safety Button™ on all of our school laptops and LearnPads.

The Hector’s World Safety Button™ is a child activated safety tool which children can use if something on-screen upsets or worries them.

It is downloadable from http://hectorsworld.netsafe.org.nz/teachers/hectorsworld-safety-button

We have also used the Hector character in school to inspire the children to learn more about E-Safety.
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We also use the search engine Swiggle with the children. Swiggle is a safe, child friendly search engine, which we use in school.

It helps children to find the information they need online and provides lots of helpful tips on e-safety.

Access it here: http://swiggle.org.uk/

We teach the children the SMART internet rules:
SAFE: stay safe, don’t give out personal information
MEETING: only meet someone from the internet with your parents
ACCEPTING: emails, instant messages, texts from strangers can lead to problems
RELIABLE: information on the Internet may not be true
TELL: a trusted adult if anything online makes you feel uncomfortable.
For more information on the SMART rules go to
www.kidsmart.org.uk/beingsmart/

We will be participating in Safer Internet Day 2017 on Tuesday 7th February with the theme ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’.

Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.

Find out more and get involved! www.saferinternetday.org.uk

Welcome Back to School 

We extend a very warm welcome back to school for all of our families. We hope you have had a happy summer break with your family.

We look forward to working  in partnership with you all again this year to make sure your child has a happy and successful time in school.

Please remember that we are always available to meet with you if you ever have any worries or if there is anything that you need help with.

Our priority for the first few weeks of the school year is to make sure every child is happily settled in their new class and that our staff get to know every child and parent. To help with this your child’s teacher is arranging some ‘Getting to Know you’ meetings.

This is an opportunity for you to tell your child’s teacher all about them and for the teacher to talk to you about the year ahead. You will also be able to ask any questions.

We do hope that you are able to take this opportunity up.

Thank you for making sure that your child has come back to school looking very smart  in their uniforms.

Please make sure you have named everything  so that the new clothes you have gone to the expense to buy do not go missing.

Next week we will be welcoming our new YR children and their families.

We hope that you will help them settle into our school and make them feel welcome.

Thank you.