Opening times Parent Evenings
The school day begins at 9.00am and students should be collected from school at 2.30pm, Monday to Thursday and Fridays 8.45am to 2.15pm. Students should not be on the school grounds before 8.45am on Monday to Thursday, and 8.30am on Fridays.
Mobile Phones/Electronic Devices
Mobile phones and other personal devices are not permitted in school, because of the temptation to cause distractions in classes, as well as being susceptible to accidental damage and potential loss. However, where students travel to school independently and parent/carers request they need a mobile for personal safety, mobile phones can be handed in to the Deputy Headteacher in the morning and collected before leaving school. If families need to contact their son/daughter, then this can be done through the school office.
School meals follow the Derwent Campus menu and the cost of the meals is £2.50. Students can bring their own lunches also to eat in the new Cafe diner. Students have a biometric sign in for their meals and monies can be paid in advance for this. Here is a sample of the meals we have. There is a three week rotation from week 1 of school:
Wearing the school uniform is important for all students and encourages a stronger sense of school identity and belonging to our learning community. Students must wear white or black shirt/blouse with a black sweatshirt with a St Martins Logo. (These can be purchased from the school office). Black trousers/skirt with shoes or black trainers.
PE and Games activities
Students must wear sports kit and trainers for this: there are items for sale in the school office. If there is an off-site adventure activity then students will be informed of what they will need to wear.
After – School Clubs
On Mondays and Thursdays there are a range of clubs and activities that students can attend from 2.30 – 3.30 pm. We may be able to offer tranportation for students to get home after the clubs providing school mini buses are available, and depending on numbers of students attending each club. Staff run a range of clubs which include Cookery, Seasonal Sports Activities, Girls club, Youth Club, Music and Perfomance, Art and Film Making.
Educational Visits and residentials
Our students take part in off-site educational visits and activities as part of our SHAPE curriculum . We see this as an important part of learning as well as gaining other valuable skills in the community. All students are given the opportunity to go on a class or school residential that is appropriate for their levels or independence and their ability to cope with the challenges and experiences that will be offered. Positive attitudes, respect for others and co-operation with staff is always expected. You will need to sign consent forms for local educational visits and activities as well as for any residentials. We do raise money to subsidise all trips and residentials to reduce costs to families.
Ofsted Report December 2012:
Who are Ofsted and what do they do?Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. Ofsted inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.Every week Ofsted carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, and publish the results on their website. The aim of all this work is to promote improvement and value for money in the services they inspect and regulate, so that children and young people, parents and carers, adult learners and employers benefit.
Ofsted Report Dec 2013 St Martins School 403786: Outstanding Website is www.ofsted.gov.uk Parent/carer questionnaires : is www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk Ofsted data dashboard for school data: www.dashboard.ofsted.gov.uk School performance data: www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance
If any parent or carer wishes to make a complaint against the school please follow these guidelines in our policy.At St Martins School, we undertake to provide a friendly and safe environment in which pupils will be helped to achieve their potential, both academically and socially.We recognise that sometimes things can go wrong and parents, carers and members of the public may need to make a complaint or raise concerns they have with the school.This policy tells you what to do if this happens.
The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children that have been in care for more than six months
Parent Evenings: November 2014
80% Parent attendance: another fantastic response to our Parent Evening in school on the Derwent Campus. Thank you so much to all the parents, carers and families who came along to our Parent/Carer evening. You were able to see our amazing facilities but also see the excellent progress being made by you son or daughter. Parental support is so important for the success of every young person and your attendance at this event shows how much you value the education of your son/ daughter.Thanks again to all the students and staff who stayed behind for the evening.
Please look at the questionnaires we have done with our parent / carers, students and staff. In November 2013 our parent Ofsted questionnaire gave a 47% response. The questions covered the quality of education in school, student progress, behaviour , safety, leadership, and school to parent communication. Out of 352 questions asked on the above, 340 responded positively with a rating of agree to strongly agree: 96% approval ratingThere were only 12 negative responses from 5 parents ( we have 86 students) , and they wanted more information on student progress, better home school communication, and one of these wanted the leadership to improve as well as the speed with which bullying is dealt with. All parents with concerns have been written to and invited into school to discuss their views with a positive response to this.
Parent and Carer Handbook
What is it? The pupil premium is funding allocated to schools for the specific purpose of boosting the attainment of pupils from low-income families. Funding is based on children registered for a free school meal and children that have been in care for more than six months.