Pupils and staff at Ann Edwards C of E Primary School follow 'Values for Life' values and as such use these values to inform and support our ethos and behaviour expectations. Values are promoted through Collective Worship and everyday practice. (Please see the Values section for information on Values and our 'Value of the Term')
The school has a House system and pupils are placed in one of the four Houses, Hallows (red), Churn (blue), Bow-Wow (green) or Atkyns (yellow) when they join the school. House points are awarded for good behaviour and consideration as well as for effort and achievement in class. The whole school also run an Inter House sports event on the final Monday afternoon of each term. Children can collect House points over the term with the winning House earning a non-uniform day!
On Friday afternoon we have a whole school celebration assembly. During this assembly we ask pupils to share any key achievements outside of school and for class teachers nominate two pupils from their class for the Golden Book certificate award. Please see the gallery below for the latest Golden Book pupils.
Roles and responsibilities.
Year 5 and 6 pupils have the opportunity to help with younger pupils through: - Playleader, Buddy and Lunchtime helper roles. These work on a rota and are an invaluable support within the school. We train pupils within these roles and feel that it is a key part of upper key stage two pupils development prior to secondary school and in contributing to the school community. We are also currently establishing ambassador roles for four lead pupils in Year 6. Pupils apply for these posts and are interviewed!
As a whole school we take attendance and punctuality extremely seriously as we have a duty of care to ensure all pupils have the opportunity to receive a full education. If your child is absent from school please inform the office before 8.50 am so that we can authorise the absence in our register. We are required by law to publish all unauthorised absence. If we do not hear from you we will contact the parent/ carer of any child to ensure their whereabouts and safety. We are only allowed to authorise certain categories of absence. If your child is genuinely ill then this can be authorised.
If your child is away during term time they miss valuable work and this can, and does, impact on their progress and learning. The national expectation is for 97% attendance and the school is keen to promote this to parents. We meet with parents where attendance is triggered as a concern and will discuss the attendance policy in more detail at this point and also look at the impact on pupil’s progress.