Extended Care

LOOKING AFTER THE WELL-BEING OF OUR CHILDREN

 

At St Patrick’s School, we operate a Breakfast Club, starting at 8:00am (term time only), and After School Clubs (term time only), running from 3:15 to 4:15pm. Only in special circumstances (agreed by the Head) can children come in to school any earlier than 8:00am or be collected later than 3:15pm. If children are permitted to come to school earlier, they must wait in the main reception where they can be supervised.

8:00-8:50am Rise and Shine Breakfast Club 

Our Breakfast Club is open from 8.00am to 8.25am for Breakfast and then children are supervised until 8.50am when school starts. It is open to all pupils from Reception to Year 6 at a cost of £2.50 per session. 

The club will provide a balanced breakfast (cereal, toast with topping and fruit juice/milk/water to drink) and activities for children before school begins.

Please note Breakfast club must be booked on a school club booking form for regular sessions or by calling the school office for one-off arrangements. Booking forms are available from the parents entrance reception. 

The School Day

8:00am - Breakfast Club opens in Brooks Hall 

8:30am - GATES OPEN - Before school learning groups start with Mrs Hill.

8:40am – Children arrive ready for learning

8:50am - Registration takes place and the school day begins.

9:00am - GATES CLOSE any children arriving to school after this are marked late.

3:15pm - Children taken to playground ready for collection.

4:15pm Children taken to playground for collection from After School Clubs.

After School Clubs

Our After School clubs start at 3:15pm and finish at 4.15pm. Our After School Clubs run for the entire term and cost £2.50 per session. Clubs must be booked for the entire double term session. If a child is removed from club because of parental choice or through bad behavior the club must still be paid for in full. Whenever possible we will offer the vacant place to a child on our waiting list. All club forms that are returned on time will be considered for the places available. Where we are over subscibed for a club we will look to provide Afterschool Club provision fairly. Clubs are limited by number due to safe teaching ratios. 

Please note After School Club booking forms are available on our Parents section of our website

PROMOTING GOOD BEHAVIOUR.

At St Patrick’s, it is a primary aim that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, where Christian values focus on mutual trust and respect for all. Our school behaviour policy is therefore designed to support the way in which all members of the school can live and work together. It aims to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure.

Within a school “Family” some rules are essential: these are mostly matters of common sense to ensure the safety of our children.  The emphasis in the school is to praise positive behaviour, attitude and effort and to increase children’s awareness of the need to make a positive contribution to their community.

We have a Behaviour Policy which is consistently applied by all staff.

Good behaviour is reinforced using house points, certificates and privileges.  Teaching and

support staff reward effort, good behaviour and kindness.

Swearing, acts of racism or aggressive behaviour are not tolerated.  All children are aware of class rules and Golden Rules.

Houses:

Children belong to one of four houses;

St Matthew (green), St Mark (red),  

St Luke (yellow) and St John (blue). 

   

Older children are encouraged to assume responsibility for younger children as House Leaders.  Playground Leaders support outside behaviour.

Please click here for our Behaviour Policy.

CHALLENGING BULLYING.

Everyone at St Patrick’s Primary School has the right to feel welcome, secure and happy. Bullying of any sort prevents this from happening and our Anti-bullying policy contains guidelines to support this ethos. It is our aim to challenge attitudes about bullying behaviour, increase understanding for bullied pupils and help build an anti-bullying and value based ethos in the school in line with the Mission Statement.

Our Vision is:
To promote a safe, secure and enjoyable learning environment for all children to achieve their full potential

Our Aims:

  • To develop a school ethos in which bullying is regarded as unacceptable
  • To raise awareness of the nature and impact of bullying
  • To raise awareness of what systems are in place to deal with bullying
  • To promote a consistent and coherent approach towards identifying, challenging and responding to bullying
  • To promote the emotional resilience of children to recognise and deal more effectively with bullying in all settings
  • To encourage all settings to promote a culture of openness to deal more effectively with bullying
  • To promote the understanding that the management of bullying is the responsibility of us all

Please click here for our Anti Bullying Policy.