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Key Information

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Please find questions and answers regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the drop down menu in 'About Us'.

 

In the meantime, if you require any further information, please contact Mrs Whitby (SENCo) on 01773 832518.

Alternatively, you may contact Lisa Buttery at Derbyshire County Council on 01629 533660 or via e-mail at lisa.buttery@derbyshire.gov.uk.

 

British Values 

 

Westhouses Primary School is committed to serving the community of Westhouses and its surrounding areas. At Westhouses School, we recognise the ever-changing nature of our multi-cultural and multi-faith United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves.  We understand the vital role we have in ensuring that groups or individuals within our school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalization by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

Please click this link to see our outlining approach to British Values. 

 

 

Complaints Procedure

 

Please find below Westhouses Primary Schools Complaints procedure.

School Uniform

We are proud of our school and children are encouraged to take a pride in their appearance and become part of the shared identity of the school.

Children should wear:

A black top and a white shirt;

Black or dark grey shorts/trousers/skirt (not tracksuit bottoms or jeans)

Sensible, dark shoes. (not trainers)

Book bags are sold in the office for £3.30

 

P.E. Kits

PE is an important part of our curriculum. It is important that children come to school properly equipped to take part.

Children should wear:

A plain white T-shirt.

Plain black shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms.

Black plimsolls for indoor and trainers for outdoor activities.

PE bags are available from the office at a cost of £4.35

 

Apart from simple stud ear rings, which should be removed for PE, children should not wear jewellery or make up for school.

Black jumpers, skirts etc. can be bought from a wide variety of local shops and supermarkets. The school has also set up an option to buy online, this is now through School Trends and My Clothing Follow the links below to buy uniform online.

 

Wrap around Care

 

We are open daily (term time only) for children who attend Westhouses Primary School. Breakfast club runs from 8am – 8:50am and is supervised by 2 members of staff in our hall. Our Afterschool club runs from the end of the school day – 5:30pm. If your child wishes to attend an afterschool activity club they can be collected from that club by a member of wrap around care staff however attending a club does not discount our care.

 

The supervisors are DBS checked and comply completely with school safeguarding standards. They will provide an informal but secure setting to ensure your child feels safe and happy. A snack will be provided at both breakfast and afterschool club and a range of activities will be available for your child to join in. A quiet area will be provided if your child wishes to read or do homework.

 

Your child can choose to have a breakfast, whether they have already eaten at home. The Breakfast will be a mixture of toast, cereal, fruits and yogurts. Afterschool your child will be provided with a snack.

 

Wrap around Care is billed weekly (every Friday), including every session but Friday afternoons; these run onto the following weeks bill. A text is also sent home alongside a bill letting parents know what they owe. If your bill exceeds £60 we may ring or send a final reminder, if this is then ignored we have the right to refuse our services to you. We recommend keeping track of your child’s attendance at home and paying termly, monthly or weekly in advance. If you pay a large sum and your child cannot attend for any reason we will credit their account. This can either be claimed back through the office or pay for a future session.

 

Costing:

Breakfast care 8.00am – 8.50am £3.50 per child including breakfast.

Afterschool care 3.15pm – 5.00pm £5 per child including snack.

Afterschool care 5.00pm-5.30pm an additional £2 per child.

Afterschool care after a club no longer receives a discount.

Children in receipt of free school meals will be charged £2 for breakfast care and £3.50 for afterschool care.

 

Discounts:

Every day (Mon-Fri) Breakfast care is £15 – saving £2.50.

Every day (Mon-Fri) after school care is £23 – saving £2.

Every day (Mon-Fri) complete Wrap around care is £38 –saving £4.50.

 

Wrap around care runs until 5.30 for an additional cost of £2.00 (any time after 5.00pm). Pupils entitled to FSM will not get a discount for this addition 30 minutes of care.

 

Please note: If we do not have a booking form for your child you may not get a discount.

 

Westhouses Primary School

Equality Information and Objectives - Information for school website

Public Sector Equality Duty (Updated December 2018)

 

Public Sector Equality Duty

 

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

 

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

 

Westhouses Primary School is an inclusive school where we focus on the well-being and progress of every child and where all members of our community are of equal worth.

 

We believe that the Equality Act provides a framework to support our commitment to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. It also ensures that we continue to tackle issues of disadvantage and underachievement of different groups.

 

Our approach to equality is based on the following key principles:

 

1. All learners are of equal value

 

2. We recognise and respect difference

 

3. We foster positive attitudes and relationships and a shared sense of cohesion and belonging.

 

4. We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development.

 

5. We aim to reduce and remove inequalities and barriers that already exist.

 

6. We have the highest expectations of all our children.

 

Equality Information

Number of pupils on roll at the school: 83
Age of pupils: 4 to 11

Information on pupils by protected characteristics

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. Every person has several of the protected characteristics, so the Act protects everyone against unfair treatment.

In order to ensure that all pupils are protected from discrimination, the school collects information on protected characteristics.

Information on other groups of pupils

In addition to pupils with protected characteristics, we gather further information on the following groups of pupils:

  • Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM)
  • Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • Disadvantaged group
  • Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL)
  • Young carers
  • Looked after children
  • Other vulnerable groups

It may be possible to identify individuals from the information provided when the number of pupils with a particular characteristic is low and the information is sensitive personal information.

 

Gender: 55.4% male, 44.6% female

Pupils eligible for Free School Meals (FSM): 10.8 %

Pupils eligible for Pupil Premium: 27.7%

Pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) 20.1%

Pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL): 1.2 %

 

Through rigorous tracking and monitoring of individuals and of all the groups of children, including progress and attainment, and by providing equal opportunities to access the curriculum and activities, we aim to ensure that any gap in attainment for pupils within any of the above different groups is removed, or at least remains less than the gap nationally.

Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act

The information provided here aims to demonstrate that we give careful consideration to equality issues in everything that we do at Westhouses Primary School. ‘Due regard’ ensures that we work towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct that is prohibited by the Equality Act.

We are committed to working for equality for all our staff, parents/carers and children to meet our duties under the Equality Act 2010.

We eliminate discrimination by:

  • Adoption of the single Equality Scheme
  • Our behaviour policy ensures that all children feel safe at school and addresses prejudicial bullying
  • Reporting, responding to and monitoring all racist incidents
  • Regularly monitoring the curriculum to ensure that the curriculum meets the needs of our pupils and that it promotes respect for diversity and challenges negative stereotyping
  • Teaching to ensure children reach their potential and all pupils are given equal entitlement to success
  • Tracking pupil progress to ensure that all children make rapid progress, and intervening when necessary
  • Ensuring that all pupils have the opportunity to access extra-curricular provision
  • Listening to and monitoring views and experiences of pupils and adults to evaluate the effectiveness of our policies and procedures.

Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

We advance equality of opportunity by:

  • Using the information we gather to identify underachieving groups or individuals and plan targeted intervention
  • Ensuring participation of parents/carers and pupils in school development
  • Listening to parents/carers
  • Listening to pupils at all times

Fostering good relations across all characteristics - between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it

We foster good relations by:

  • Ensuring that Westhouses Primary School is seen as a community school within our local community
  • Ensuring that equality and diversity are embedded in the curriculum and in collective worship.

 

Equality Objectives

 

At Westhouses Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of education and opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers, irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, religion or socio-economic background.

 

In order to further support pupils, raise standards and ensure inclusive teaching, we

have set the following objectives:-

 

Objective 1: To monitor and analyse pupil achievement by gender, SEN, pupil premium and in year transfers.

and act on any trends or patterns in the data that require additional support for pupils.

 

Objective 2: To raise levels of attainment in core subjects for vulnerable learners.

 

Objective 3: To review levels of parental and pupil engagement in learning and school life, across all activities to ensure equity and fairness in access and engagement.

Claims

This school is part of Derbyshire County Councils insurance scheme and any claims against the school should be directed to the county council electronically using the claims Notification form and emailed to portal.claims@derbyshire.gov.uk

Private School Fund

A copy of the Private School Fund Statement of Accounts is available for review in the school office.

Parents/Carers hold the right to ask for paper copies of any information we hold on our school website; please see the school office to request this. Thank you.