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Westfield School

General Information

School Clubs

Attendance & Punctuality

We offer a range of school clubs, primarily during lunchtimes and after school. These do change regularly so remember to look at our Clubs pages for more information on what's available this term.

At Westfield attendance is very important.Our target attendance each week is 95%.

 

Please encourage your child to attend school every day!

 

Westfield has an excellent record of attendance and

punctuality. All pupils are encouraged to adopt good time

keeping as part of their training at school.

 

We realise that families may have to take pupils out of school on extended visits abroad from time to time, but this must be done during school holiday times if possible.

 

Pupils check their personal record of attendance and

punctuality weekly with their form teacher.

 

The attendance for all classes during 2015/2016 was 94.27%.

 

Percentage of half-days 4.65%

 

Unauthorised absence 1.08%

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Travelling To School

We love to see our children arriving on foot. The best way to start the day is with some fresh air and exercise, for those children living close our school this is the best choice. If families live further away it would be great if you could still consider parking a short distance away from the school and walking for some of the journey.

Car Parking

There is limited parking outside the school is in the identified parking areas so as not to endanger children and cause great inconvenience to local residents. Please help us to keep the children safe by parking safely and by not parking opposite the school entrance.

 

Unfortunately, it is not possible for parents to bring their cars onto school premises. The head teacher may grant permission for exceptional reasons.

 

Wraparound Care

Before and after school care

There is a range of choice available for before and after school care.

Childminders

We hold an up-to-date list of registered childminders at the school. If you would like more information simply contact us.

 

Before and after-school care

 

There is a local before and after-school care club at St Joseph’s School which is directly next door.

Lost Property

We would ask parents/carers to name every item that their child brings into school. We do try to find any articles of clothing or equipment to the children quickly, but we this is much easier if everything is named. You can use name tags, either sewn or ironed onto clothes, or write your child's name with a permanent marker. Please can you check the name is still there as these can fade.

 

If your child has lost something please speak to the class teacher or write to us in the school organiser. Most items are quickly found and returned. Children can at times, take the wrong items home by mistake and we work with families to rectify these mistakes quickly.

 

We encourage children to take care and responsibility for their belongings and as they grow. There are Lost Property boxes in school, staff will be happy to direct you to these if required.

Behaviour

Good behaviour is essential in school to enable pupils to

concentrate on their learning.

 

Good manners, good order, good behaviour and care about

personal appearance are encouraged. The Pupils’ Code of

Conduct includes some simple rules designed to ensure the

health and safety of all pupils and adults working in the school.

 

Our rewards system includes house points, achievement

certificates, trophies, prizes and visits. Pupils identify targets

for improvement regularly with their form teacher. If their

targets are met, pupils receive recognition for their hard work.

 

We have a clear warning system, so that each pupil is aware

of our expectations on behaviour. If pupils work or behave in

an unacceptable way they are given appropriate sanctions

such as writing letters of apology and kept behind after

school (24 hours notice). For more persistent misbehaviour,

pupils will be on a Target Card, where their behaviour is

monitored by all staff on a daily basis. Serious or repeated,

misbehaviour will result in internal exclusion. If any pupil

continues to behave in a way which may cause harm to

himself or herself or others in the community, then more

serious sanctions would be discussed. Physical intervention

will only be used as a last resort and in line with DfE advice.

Healthy Schools

The Healthy Schools Scheme provides a structured framework to assist schools with the process of self-review, target setting and action planning, in order to raise levels of achievement and improve the health and well being of its pupils.

Discipline Procedures

Pupils know that there is a 5 step procedure

 

Verbal warning

Name on board

Tick name

Name in class book

Enrichment Centre – if poor behaviour continues

 

More persistent misbehaviour results in pupils being on

Target Card. (The Target Cards are Self referral, Stage 1 –

Form Tutor, Stage 2 – Link Team Member, Stage 3 –

Headteacher. The Target Cards monitor their behaviour

daily for a fixed period of time.

The Café

At present pupils eat their lunch in the school café. Packed

lunch pupils store their meals centrally and are admitted

with the rest of their form. Meals cost £1.90. Snacks are

also available at break time.

 

Only pupils who go home for lunch are allowed to leave the

school grounds at lunch-time, with prior permission from

parents/ carers. These pupils must sign

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