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Guidance on St. Peter’s Remaining Open (2)
Following Government guidelines, St. Peter’s will be closed from the end of today (Friday) until further notice. Instead the school will be offering selected places for those pupils who qualify for childcare during the Coronavirus epidemic.
A letter outlining the plans for St. Peter’s for next week (w/c 23rd March 2020) may be found HERE.
Guidance on St. Peter’s Remaining Open (1)
Guidance for schools remaining open from next week (w/c 23rd March 2020) was published by the Government in the early hours of this morning. A letter explaining the school’s position may be found HERE.
Home Learning in the Event of School Closure
Please see our School Plan if the school should need to close as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We appreciate that closing the school would be a massive step to take, but we hope that you all understand that drastic steps are required to deal with this difficult situation and would ask for your full support during these challenging times.
To view our latest newsletters, please select from the links below:
- Newsletter – 20th March 2020
- Newsletter – 13th March 2020
- Newsletter – 6th March 2020
- Newsletter – 28th February 2020
Church School Questionnaire 2020
Many thanks to those parents who took the time to complete the recent questionnaire based on St. Peter’s as a Church School. A total of 41 questionnaires were returned to school which was about 1/3 of families eligible to do so. As a school we are very pleased with the positive responses related to our status as a Church School.
Thanks too to the parents who have given us suggestions for further development with worship, faith and care and Church/School links; these are genuinely welcomed as part of our continued self-evaluation and will be discussed and acted upon by staff and governors.
Collated details of the returned questionnaires may be accessed HERE.
A copy of the diary dates for the Spring Term may be found HERE.
Parent Questionnaire 2019
Many thanks to those parents who completed the recent questionnaire. A total of 42 questionnaires were returned to school which is a very similar number to previous years. Included on the returned questionnaire details is a selection of some of the many positive comments received about the school – we all really appreciate the time parents take to do this.
A summary of the feedback from the questionnaire may be found HERE.
School Inspection – Ofsted Report
Please find a copy of the Ofsted Report on the recent school inspection HERE.
Allegations of Bullying
Schools within the Mid-Trent MAT take any allegations of bullying extremely seriously. However, there sometimes seems to be some confusion about what bullying actually means. The definition of pupil bullying as in the MAT policy states:
‘Bullying is considered to be sustained action taken by one or more children with the deliberate intention of hurting another/other child/ren either physically or emotionally’.
With this in mind, there is now a bullying allegation form for use in the MAT schools. If you feel that your child has been, or is being, bullied by an/other child/ren we would ask that you complete this form in the first instance in as much detail as you can.
Please CLICK HERE to download a copy of the bullying allegation form.
Please CLICK HERE for an important update on car parking at the school.
The school recently received a letter from the Department for Education (DfE) congratulating everyone on the high standard of achievement – in Maths in particular. All Year 6 children in this school last year either achieved or exceeded the expected standard in maths and this means that St. Peter’s is in the top 1% of primary schools in England for attainment in maths.
A copy of the letter from the DfE may be viewed HERE.
IMPORTANT – Changes to Code of Conduct Regarding Term-time (Including Holiday) Absence
You may recall that a few years ago, the Department for Education (DfE) introduced changes to the law regarding parents taking their children out of school during term time. This in turn meant that Staffordshire Local Authority amended its Code of Conduct which sets out how these changes are implemented and its use of penalty notices (fines) to ensure that the highest standards of attendance are promoted.
In light of the recent Isle of Wight court case and the subsequent Supreme Court ruling on school absences the Code of Conduct was updated in September 2017. As a result, there are some changes to previous guidance regarding absence from school. The new guidance will come into effect on 1st January 2018 and details of the updated guidance may be found HERE.