About the School

Sherrier C.E Primary School Vision, mission & aims

Welcome to Sherrier C.E Primary School this prospectus will tell you something about our school community. We are a developing school, which seeks to improve and progress. We are very proud of our school, which has served and continues to serve the local community. For those parents that are new to the school, may I extend a warm welcome and hope your children will be happy and successful with us. By working in partnership with you we seek to enhance individual progress and achievement and educate our children for their future life-roles.

Headteacher: Miss Beckett

Chair of Governors: Mr John Haggart

To view the latest information related to our performance data and an overview of how the money is spent per child, please click this link to the Department for Education website.

Vision Statement

As a church school we believe that our children should have the opportunity to learn in a Christian environment. We promote the importance of lifelong learning and value the spiritual, moral, physical, cultural and social development of each child in an ever changing world.

Our aims are to:

  • Assist the children to become efficient and independent learners
  • Help each child to maximise progress to their own individual abilities
  • Inspire and stimulate the children in order to foster a love of learning and inquiry
  • Foster spiritual, cultural, moral and social awareness within a Christian ethos
  • Develop each child's strengths and provide support for their weaknesses

School Organisation

  Daily Timetable
   KS1 KS2 
 Doors Open  8.50am 8.40am
 Register 9.00am 8.55am
 Lunch

12.00 - 12.55pm

12.15 - 1.10pm
 Register 1.00pm 1.15pm
 Hometime 3.20pm 3.20pm

Admission

During the academic year of when a child turns five, children are admitted into school in the Autumn term. They transfer to the Lutterworth High School after Year 6, or other local secondary schools.

Parents of first time admissions are invited into school in the term prior to entry to meet staff and learn about the early education of their child. Children also make visits with their playgroups

Various local playgroups are feeder groups into Sherrier School

Classes

Depending on number we usually try to have two parallel classes per year group. Year groups work together in planning teams.

Class arrangements are adjusted to give the best possible teacher/child ratio depending upon budget considerations Where children are moved between classes, their education and social needs are taken into account.

Meals

Three lunchtime choices - go home for their lunch -bring packed lunch (sandwiches) -buy a meal from the cafeteria Sherrier School promotes healthy eating

Milk can be purchased for all F2 and KS1 children. For those on free meals, there is no charge. See our newsletter (September 4th) for more details.

Absence

Pupil Absence (2013/14)
Authorised - x.xx% Unauthorised - x.xx%

Parents are requested to notify the school if their child is absent and give the reason so that attendance registers can be kept.

Holiday Absence

Due to changes in legislation, Miss Beckett (as Headteacher) can no longer authorise ANY holiday absence requests.

Late arrivals

Children arriving after 9.00am must report to the office for registration

General Information Part 1

Special Educational Needs (including disability)

As an inclusive ,community school we welcome all children. Sherrier is built on one level and has no stairs. It is an open plan building that can be flexibly utilised.

Induction

Parents of new children are encourage to visit the school.

Parents fill in the Leicestershire admissions forms and can identify any specific special needs for their child.

During the term before children start in Foundation 2 ,visits are held so that they can become familiar with the school.

The Foundation team liaise with local nursery schools and the County Early Years team to make transition as smooth as possible.

Facilities

  • Four disabled toilets
  • A purpose built changing facility in the Foundation Stage base

Continence

Our expectation is that, on admission to school, the large majority of children should have achieved continence.

The school recognises that there will be children who, due to a variety of reasons, may not have achieved continence or have lapses in their continence.

The school will do its best to support individual children in partnership with parents/careers.

In some circumstances we may need, and will reserve the right, to contact parents and request that a child should be collected from school.

The school has a separate toileting policy which is available on request from the school office.

The school's SEN policy is available for the office

Equal Opportunities

Sherrier's teaching is based on Christian principles and recognises the virtues of other cultures. No policy will be followed which could be regarded as racist or discriminatory.

Sherrier is opposed to all forms of unfair discrimination and harassment of any kind (including racial abuse)

Educational Visits

The Governors support the ideals of free education for all and welcome additional opportunities made available to children in the form of educational visits.

The costs of such visits will be kept at a reasonable level and parents are expected to make a voluntary contribution to cover their child's share of those costs.

Clothing & Uniform

It is requested that children wear the school uniform - dark skirts or trousers - bottle green sweatshirts or jumpers (available from school)

All clothing and belongings should be marked with the child's name

PE kit

Our PE kit consists of a white t shirt (different to their uniform t-shirt) with black shorts. Children must wear plimsolls or black trainers for their PE sessions. In the winter, some sessions will take place outdoors. Therefore, it is recommended that your child bring in jogging bottoms and a jumper. The colour of these are not stated to make the winter uniform easier to obtain.

During PE sessions, all long hair must be tied back. Please provide a hair bobble for your child. In addition, it is required that all jewellery is removed.

Extra Curricula Activities

There are many clubs, activities and practices organised for the children, that take place either during the lunch break or immediately after school. Clubs are updated regularly and information is sent out in the Wednesday newsletter.This can also be found on this website in the newsletter section and the afterschool activities section.

School teams enjoy playing against other schools and have been very successful.

General Information Part 2

Healthy Schools

Full details are available on the drugs education and sex education programmes both of these topics are covered under the "Healthy Lifestyle" heading.

There are no trained medical staff to administer medicines. Under exceptional circumstances, arrangements can be made for a child to receive urgent medication. Inhalers are kept in the classrooms.

The Health Authority carry out regular health checks.

Water

Children are encouraged to bring a bottle of drinking water. We encourage children to drink plenty of water during the day as this promotes good health and helps learning.

Fruit

Sherrier is involved with the "Fruit for Schools" scheme which entitles our younger children to a piece of fruit per day. Children are requested not to bring sweets or chocolate as their mid-morning break

Health

During the school life of your child hearing checks will be carried out.

Pastoral Care

It is very important that parents keep the school informed about all conditions which might affect their child's attentiveness and behaviour in class, including medical and emotional factors.

This information is treated with the strictest confidence.

Concerns

If you have any concerns, then please contact the school at the earliest opportunity.This can be done by telephone, in person or by email. If you wish to email, please click here

If you do not feel that your concern has been dealt with appropriately, then you should contact the Chair of Governors.

If, in turn, parents are not satisfied that the matter has been properly addressed, you should contact the Schools Officer at County Hall.

Reporting process
Autumn Term Informal meeting with Class Teacher
Spring Term

Written Pupil Update

1 to 1 meeting with Class Teacher

Summer Term End of year report

If you wish to speak to your child's class teacher at any other time then please contact the office to make an appointment this can be held either before or after school

Links with Parents

Governors and staff value the close contact with parents and appreciate the support that is given.

The Parent Teacher Association actively involves parents in raising funds to further children's education

There is close involvement with parents when problems arise.

Policy documents are available at the school office.

Giving information

Regular newsletters are sent to parents on Wednesdays.

Respect Policy Anti-bullying Policy

This is an extension of the behaviour and equal opportunities policies

Aim

to ensure that all members of this school community learn and work in a supportive, caring and safe environment

Definition

Bullying is defined as deliberately hurtful behaviour, repeated over a period of time, where it is difficult for those being bullied to defend themselves.

3 main types are:

  • physical (hitting, kicking, theft)
  • verbal (name calling, racist remarks)
  • indirect (spreading rumours, excluding someone from social groups)

Identifying victims

people may show:

  • changes in behaviour
  • becoming shy and nervous
  • feigning illness
  • taking unusual absences
  • clinging to adults
  • changes in work patterns
  • lack of concentration
  • truanting

Implementation

Schools

if bullying is suspected or reported, the incident will be dealt with immediately by the member of staff who has been approached

  • a clear account should be recorded
  • passed to headteacher or Assistant headteachers
  • all concerned will be interviewed
  • information will be passed to class teachers and to parents
  • appropriate measures will be taken through consultation with all parties concerned

Pupils

Pupils who have been bullied will be supported by:

  • offering opportunities to discuss their experience with class teacher or another member of staff
  • reassuring the pupil
  • offering continuous support
  • restoring self-esteem and confidence

Pupils who have bullied will be helped by:

  • discussing what happened
  • discovering why the pupil became involved
  • established the wrong doing and the need to change
  • informing parents and carers to help change the attitude of the pupil

Disciplinary steps could include

  • warnings
  • see behaviour policy
  • exclusion within school
  • minor fixed term exclusion

Curriculum

Through the curriculum the school will raise the awareness of the nature of bullying through:

  • Thoughts, feelings and thinking time
  • P4C
  • Anti-bullying week
  • Focus to attempt to eradicate such behaviour

Monitoring, evaluating and review

The school will review this policy annually (linked with existing behaviour policy and procedures) and assess its implementation and effectiveness

Click here for current menu

Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One are now entitled to a hot school meal for free. Your child simply needs to let their teacher know during registration whether they are having packed lunch, meat option or vegetarian option. Children can choose daily which option they would like.

For children in Key Stage Two, the cost of a hot school meal is currently £2.10 (£2.50 with a drink - water is provided). Once again, take a look at the menu and decide whether it will be packed lunch, meat or vegetarian option each day.