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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.

 

Diary Dates

Please CLICK HERE for a copy of the diary dates for the autumn term.

 

Parent Questionnaire 2018

Many thanks to those parents who completed the recent questionnaire.  Details of the returned questionnaires may be found here.

 

Car Parking

Please CLICK HERE for an important update on car parking at the school.

 

School Success

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.