|SCHOOL NAME AND ADDRESS||Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School
|SCHOOL TELEPHONE NUMBER||01922 684301 or 683627|
|SCHOOL WEB SITE||www.lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk|
|MEMBERS OF STAFF TO CONTACT||Mrs E. Taylor||Head Teacher|
|Miss R. Oliver||Deputy Head Teacher|
|Mrs C. Down||Business Manager|
|Mrs J. Powell||Admin Assistant|
|OUR CHAIR OF GOVERNORS IS||Mr Luke Morgan, c/o Little Bloxwich School|
|OUR LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY IS||Walsall Children’s Services
Telephone number – Walsall (01922) 650000
|Welcome to Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School|
The original Little Bloxwich C.E. Primary School opened in 1876, on the site of the old Millfield Nursery. The new school premises were opened in September 1971 with classrooms opening out onto a shared library areas.
Our school is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled School, which means we have strong links with our local church, Holy Ascension. We work closely with Reverend Chris Davies who along with 14 other people who are our school Governors who are responsible for the management of our school.
There is a central hall which is used for assembly, P.E. and as a dining hall. We have an ICT room equipped with 16 computers, along with 16 ipads and 16 laptops.
We have recently refurbished and modernised Key Stage 2 library to make it a welcoming environment for the children to increase their love of reading and learning.
Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard that the staff and children use daily to enhance the teaching and learning at Little Bloxwich.
We can admit up to 30 children in each year group and we educate children between the ages of 4 and 11 years. As our school is very popular the governors allocate places in accordance with our published admissions criteria which is as follows:
We strongly believe that:
For more information please visit: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/school-admissions
|The Ethos of
Little Bloxwich C. of E. VC Primary School
Our vision is to:
|How the School is organised
|Head Teacher||Mrs E. Taylor|
|Deputy Head Teacher||Miss R. Oliver|
|Teaching Staff||Area of Responsibility||Class|
|Mrs J. Smith
||RML and Geography||Rec|
|Mrs E. Chantler||Music, Art and Curriculum||Rec|
|Miss H. Allan||SENCO||Y1|
|Mr R. Adams||English, KS1 Leader||Y2|
|Mrs S. Dyson||R.E. and P.E.||Various|
|Mrs C. Perks|| Science and DT
|Miss A. Frost||History and P.E.||Y4|
|Miss R. Oliver||
Maths, PSHE, SMSC (Including British Values), Children’s University, E-safety and NQT Induction.
|Miss A. Stewart||
French and computing
|Mrs E. Taylor||
Safeguarding, Assessment, Teaching and Learning, Worship, SPOC and Christian Distinctiveness.
Miss R. Pugh Mrs T. Williams
Mrs. J. Humpage Mr P. Walters
Miss S. Owen Mr N. Buttery
Mrs J Cordon
|Business Manager||Area of Responsibility|
Mrs C. Down
|Health & Safety Competent Person|
|Parent Support Advisor|
|Mrs M Davies
|Mrs J. Powell|
|Mr K. Moreton|
|Mrs K. Dilger|
Mrs Sedgwick (Principal), Mrs Fletcher (Senior), Mrs Hunt, Mr Buttery,
|Mrs A. Woolaston (leader), Mrs W. Onions (assistant)
Mrs A. Vaughan and Mrs A Boffin
|Who are our Governors?|
|Chairman||Mr L. Morgan|
|Vice-Chairman||Mrs S. Humpage|
|Head Teacher||Mrs E. Taylor|
|Ms S. Dewis||Term of office ends||01.11.2018|
| Reverend C. Turner
|Miss E. Hykin||Term of office ends||12.04.2021|
|Mrs J. Annis||Term of office ends||01.12.2017|
| Ms S. McCarthy
||Term of office ends||17.11.2018|
|Ms H. Shenston||Term of office ends||17.11.2018|
|Mr L. Morgan||Term of office ends||25.03.2016|
|Mrs S. Humpage||Term of office ends||24.01.2018|
|Mrs J. Moreton||Term of office ends||30.06.2019|
Mrs S. Budesha
|Term of office ends||30.06.2019|
|Mrs J. Cordon||Term of office ends||30.06.2019|
|Mrs S. Knight||Term of office ends||30.06.2019|
|Mrs E. Taylor||Head Teacher|
|Mrs J. Smith||Term of office ends||31.03.2018|
|Miss R. Oliver||Term of office ends||01.09.2018|
If a large percentage of pupils do not contribute towards the cost, the activity will be cancelled.
(Reception, Year 1 and 2)
8.55am - 12.00 noon
1.00pm - 3.15pm
(Years 3, 4)
8.55am - 12.00 pm
1.00pm - 3.25pm
|(Years 5, 6)||
8.55am - 12.15 pm
1.15pm - 3.25pm
|Holiday Dates for 2018/2019|
|Autumn Term 2018||
Monday 3rd September - Friday 26th October
Monday 5th November - Friday 21st December
|Spring Term 2019||
Monday 7th January - Friday 15th February
Monday 25th February - Friday 12th April
|Summer Term 2019||
Monday 29th April - Friday 24th May
Monday 3rd June - Monday 22nd July
* Monday 3rd and 4th September 2018; Monday 7th January and Monday 22nd July 2019s are staff training days with 1 more to be arranged.
Staff training days, which are occasional holidays for pupils will be notified as they
are arranged via the school newsletter.
|Voluntary One-way system|
If you are new to the school we ask that when collecting or bringing children to school that you enter Grenfell Road via Lichfield Road and Pelsall Lane and exit into Stoney Lane. This system means that we can keep a flow of traffic through the area and prevent danger caused by vehicles reversing when they cannot get through.
When parking, please do not stop on the yellow zig zag lines, the white lines or pavement areas. Please do not drive along and park on grass verges and pavements. Thank you for your co-operation in keeping the area outside school safe.
|We would rather your child arrive late than not at all. Everyone understands the occasional lapse, but we do not like children to be late too often. Persistent lateness gets the child off to a bad start and develops poor work habits. The school gate is locked at 9.00 for security reasons. Children then enter by the main entrance and names are noted in the late book. The Head Teacher will follow up any persistent lateness.|
|Time out of School|
|When children have to leave school during school hours or have an early morning appointment to visit the dentist, clinic etc. please collect a Signing Out Pass from the office. This slip must be returned to the office when your child returns to school, even if this is the next day.|
|It is essential that we know why a child is absent from school otherwise their absence will be recorded as unauthorised. Please telephone before 9.30 a.m. on the day of absence and then send a note explaining the absence when your child returns to school. The school monitors absence and contact parents if we do not know why your child is not in school.
Please complete a Planned Absence Form if you wish to take your child out of school in term-time. These are available upon request from the school office and should be returned to Mrs Taylor, Head Teacher.
Requests for holidays in term-time will not be authorised, without exceptional circumstances, as stated in the school's Attendance Policy.
Furthermore, unauthorised absence may result in the Walsall Educational Welfare Service issuing a fixed penalty notice being issued.
The Governors and I know how important photographs of your children taking part in school activities are. If you want to take photos of school events please bring along your cameras! However, please don’t take photos during assemblies or Christmas performances as this distracts the children. There will be an opportunity at the end of the events to take photos.
|Our School Uniform is blue.|
Navy Blue Trousers Long for winter, (short for summer – optional).
Navy Skirt or Pinafore Dress
Navy Trousers (shorts for summer optional)
Navy T-Shirt with school logo
available from the school office.
Navy P.E. Skirt or Shorts
Wellington Boots can be worn for outdoor use in bad weather. A navy blue fleece with the school logo and a scarf embroidered with the school logo on is available from Buxton & Bonnett. This is an optional extra and is for outdoor wear only.
ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING MUST BE CLEARLY NAMED
We do not like children wearing jewellery or expensive watches in school in case they get lost or damaged. For safety reasons only one pair of stud type earrings may be worn. Earrings must be removed for P.E lessons, it is no longer possible to cover earrings with plasters. No nose studs.
The Governors of Little Bloxwich would like to remind you that extreme styles of dress or hairstyle are not appropriate for school.
The class teacher is concerned not only for the educational progress but also for the personal and social development of your child. We try to combine high expectations with a sympathetic approach. Sometimes however problems do crop up and we involve parents at an early stage rather than leave it until later and we hope you as parents will do the
Home School Agreement
|Most of our children like to stay to lunch. They either have a school meal or bring a ‘healthy’ packed lunch. Please send the correct dinner money in an envelope on Monday morning. All cheques made payable to W. M. B. C., not the school. The cheque guarantee card number must be written on the back. School meals are not run by the school, therefore any queries must be dealt with via the school kitchen.|
|We are often asked these questions about dinners:-|
|Q Can you order school meals?|
|A||Yes, complete a menu for the following week.|
|Q Are children encouraged to eat their dinner?|
|A||Yes, but no one is made to.|
|Q Are they expected to use a knife and fork?|
|Q Does someone notice if a child leaves his lunch several days running?|
|Q Are parents told about it?|
|A||Yes, if it happens persistently.|
|Q Do they have to eat their lunch in a set time?|
|Q Can children bring sandwiches if they so wish?|
|Lunch is a valuable social activity and children are encouraged to eat properly, have good table manners and clear away after themselves as well and to meet and talk with their friends.|
If you wish your child to have a packed lunch please: -
a parent / carer or in writing prior to the first occasion.
BY AN ADULT.
for 1.00 pm, Y5/6 should return for 1.15 pm when their afternoon bell goes.
|Free School Meals|
|Application for Free School Meals|
We get additional funding in our school budget for each child in receipt of free meals. It is therefore VERY IMPORTANT that everyone entitled to register does so even if they do not wish their child to have a school meal. If you have any queries please contact the office.
|Keeping in Touch|
|We know how important it is for you to know what is happening at school. There are a number of opportunities for the teacher and parents to get together and for parents to be involved in school.|
|1. Weekly newsletters||- these letters are sent home every Friday to inform you of events the following week and have essential items of information and for general interest. This is also on the school website.|
|2. Parents evenings||- In October, time to attend with your child to discuss how they have settled into their new class and to discuss targets for the future. February as a follow up meeting to see the child’s work. An informal July evening to see work, discuss progress and meet your child’s teacher for the new year if you wish.|
|3. Termly Reports||- You will receive a written report termly. Reporting on your child’s attainment and progress.|
|4. Quick messages||- To ensure the security of the school and that staff are available to receive their classes promptly at 8.55 Mrs Down and Mrs Powell will be on duty in the main entrance from 8.45-8.55 to take messages.|
|5. Informal appointments||- If you require more teacher time an appointment can be made to see your child’s teacher at 3.30. Alternatively for urgent matters that need immediate attention, the Head Teacher is usually available at 8.55. If you are worried or unsure about anything please speak to us.|
|6. Base-line meeting||- When children start school in Reception, parents are invited to discuss with the class teacher what their child can and cannot do. It is important we have a starting point to work from, and the basic information you give us at this meeting helps us make starting school as smooth a process as possible for your child.|
|7. Governors meeting||- There are termly governors meetings which parents can attend as observers to see how the school is run.|
The Head Teacher, Mrs Taylor, is the school's Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). Miss Oliver and Mrs Davies are Deputy Safeguarding Leads. Mrs Jenny Cordon is the designated Child Protection Governor.
However, ALL STAFF have a responsibility for safeguarding children within the school.
All safeguarding concerns are taken seriously. We are required to follow the procedures stated within the school Safeguarding Children Policy (available on the school website).
In more serious situations, we are required to pass on concerns to Walsall Multi-Agency Screening Hub (MASH) who decide on the best course of action.
We run a breakfast club on site that opens daily from 8.00 a.m. where children take part in structured activities, receive a breakfast of toast, cereals and a drink.
Little Bloxwich C of E VC Primary School | Grenfell Road | Walsall | WS3 3DL
Tel: (01922) 684301 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Teacher: Ellen Taylor