Stoney Middleton C of E Primary School is really rather unique. Small numbers on roll mean personalised learning and well differentiated work is readily available to all the pupils.

A welcome from Headteacher Mrs Andrea Tomlinson
A Welcome from the school

School swimming commences on Wednesday 25th April and will continue until Wednesday 23rd May. Swimming hats are required

About Stoney Middleton Primary

Stoney Middleton C of E Primary School is really rather unique. Small numbers on roll mean personalised learning and well differentiated work is readily available to all the pupils. Class sizes are small and that means all children receive lots of attention from the dedicated, committed, hardworking and enthusiastic staff. The last Ofsted inspection stated that “this is a good and improving school.”

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Values & Ethos

AIMS

We aim to establish a caring and challenging school community where all pupils feel valued and develop a love of learning. 

We aim to encourage self-discipline and to keep rules and regulations to a minimum.

As members of the community we aim to build positive relationships with each other, with the children and their families.

As members of the school community, we all have rights and responsibilities. We believe that everyone at school is important and is to be valued. We expect each individual to respect others, their families, culture and beliefs. We aim to be courteous and fair in our dealings with each other and the children.


Everything we do, we do with PRIDE

 

Patience  - Wait even though it may be difficult; show self control.

"Be humble and gentle in every way.  Be patient with each other and lovingly accept each other" (Ephesians 4:2)

Respect  - Treat others with care; consider the learning of others; respond to greeting from adults.

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 7:12)

Integrity  -Be honest; take responsibility for your own actions; apologise

"The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy" (Proverbs 12:22)

Determination  - Do the right thing, even when it’s hard; make good choices.

"Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith." (Hebrews 12:1, 2)

Excellence  - Be ready to learn everyday; do your best

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” (Colossians 3:23)

 

Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Our School Curriculum follows all the requirements of the National Curriculum but we are proud to offer a much broader curriculum than that, making the most of many and varied opportunities to broaden and enrich the curriculum for our children.

The National Curriculum provides the school with the outline of knowledge, skills and understanding that we are required to cover in school. We choose to teach much of this through creative, cross-curricular themes where children will learn different strands of the curriculum from a range of subjects.  Historically the school has taught these strands through one topic for a half term; we are now beginning to redevelop the curriculum, in partnership with the children.  This redevelopment sees the introduction of 2-3 mini topics each half term.  The aim of this change is to totally immerse the children in the area of learning. 

The curriculum maps used by the school up to November 2016 are available below and on the information page.

The National Curriculum comprises core and foundation subjects. The three major core subjects are English, Mathematics and Science and these take up a larger share of curriculum teaching time. As a church school, Religious Education and Collective Worship are really important to us, as we make our way through life, giving us a strong moral compass and developing compassion and empathy for others, following the Values for Life. The foundation subjects are: art and design; computing (previously Information and Communication Technology, or ICT); design and technology; languages (previously modern foreign languages); geography; history; music; physical education. The main curriculum is extended with other aspects of learning, including personal, social, health and citizenship education. There is also significant emphasis put on social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of individuals.

We aim to teach our curriculum in an engaging, interesting and stimulating way, primarily through a thematic approach, using visits and visitors to enhance the curriculum. Please read on to find out more details about each subject that forms part of the National Curriculum, and how we teach it.

For further details about the curriculum at Stoney Middleton CE Primary School, please contact Mrs Bite in the school reception.

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Important School information

Important School information

School reports inc. Ofsted

Reports are available from the most recent inspections.  As a church school, these take place in form of an Ofsted report and a National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools Report.

Both can be viewed using these links:

Ofsted

Our most recent Ofsted inspection was May 2017.

The school was judged to be ‘GOOD’.

“Pupils are proud of their school, respect their teachers and enjoy their learning. Their conduct at all times is impeccable.”

Attainment & Standards:   Pupils’ work in their books shows that pupils of different abilities and in different year groups produce a good standard of work across the curriculum. Pupils’ presentation of their work is usually good. Leaders and teachers analyse the progress of the very small number of pupils on roll individually. Work in pupils’ books and the school’s internal information show that the very large majority of pupils make at least expected progress, and the majority make good progress.

Teaching & Learning: Pupils’ books show that teachers use a wide range of different teaching approaches, including frequent practical, hands-on learning experiences or the use of apparatus or visual imagery, for example to promote pupils’ understanding of mathematical concepts.

Behaviour & Safety: The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding requirements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality…. There is a culture of vigilance in your school. As the designated lead for safeguarding, you take swift and effective action where there is a concern regarding pupils’ welfare.

Leadership & Management: Clear leadership, drive and ambition are bringing about continued improvement

Areas for further development:

·         pupils have increased opportunities to produce sustained and high-quality writing across the curriculum, including the communication of their reasoning in mathematics

·         the policy for feedback on learning is applied consistently, so that pupils’ misconceptions are addressed and they make greater progress

·         the impact of additional funding, including the pupil premium and sport funding, is more precisely analysed.

Read the full report here  

Church Inspection (SIAMs)

In addition to Ofsted inspections, Church schools also undergo a denominational inspections – the Church of England’s Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, SIAMS, which assess the effectiveness of Church of England Schools as Church schools.

The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a Church school, and how well the distinctive Christian character and ethos of the school ensure the development and achievement of the whole child or young person.

This is evaluated through four core questions:

·         How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?

·         What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?

·         How effective is the Religious Education? (in VA schools and academies)

·         How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a Church school?

Church schools will employ a variety of strategies and styles appropriate to, and reflective of, their particular context in order to be distinctively and effectively Christian in their character and ethos.  SIAMS inspectors therefore do not look for a set template of what a church school should be like, but rather take the particular context of the school into account and base their evaluation on the outcomes rather than the process.

Our last SIAMS inspection took place in November 2014.  Read the report here.

Parent View

When Ofsted inspects a school they take into account the views of parents when making their judgements. They do this through use of an online survey called ‘Parent View’. ‘Parent View’ ask for parents’ opinions on 12 aspects of Stoney Middleton CE Primary School, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.

How do parents have their say?

Log on to the Ofsted ‘Parent View’ website and follow the instructions. Please note that these responses are collected by Ofsted.

 

Performance Tables

Information relating to the performance of all schools is listed on the DFE website.  Please follow this link for our school’s information.

 

Pupil Premium

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

SEND stands for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.


At Stoney Middleton CE Primary School we are committed to providing high quality education for all learners so that they:


  • Achieve their best.

  • Become confident learners.

  • Leave our school as successful and well-rounded young people.

 

We teach SEND in our mainstream setting. They are entitled to the same quality of teaching as non-SEND children and have equality of access to the curriculum. See our SEND policy for additional details.


As a school we support the Local offer made by Derbyshire Authority in relation to their commitment to deliver the Children and Families Bill (2014). More information on this can be found at www.derbyshiresendlocaloffer.org


There are four broad areas of SEND:


  • Communication and interaction

  • Cognition and learning

  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

  • Sensory and/or physical needs


Please read our SEND Information Report for further information.

Helpful links for advice regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Derbyshire Information Advice & Support for SEND (previously Parent Partnership)

https://www.derbyshireiass.co.uk/


Other related documents


Accessibility plan

SEND Policy 2016

SEND Information Plan 2016

Policies and Statements

Here you can view the policies for our school



Accessibility Plan

Admissions Policy

Anti-bullying Policy

Parents Guide to Complaining about Bullying

Behaviour Policy

Calculations Policy

Charging and remissions Policy

Child Protection and safeguarding Policy 2017

Children's Internet use Policy

Collective Worship Policy

Complaints Policy (Generic)

Confidential reporting code

Children Missing Education (CME) Policy - 2015

Diversity and Equality Policy

E - Safety Policy

Handwriting policy

Handwriting alphabet poster

Home School Agreement

Homework Policy

Internet - Acceptable use Policy

Religious Education Policy

SEND Policy 2016

SEND Information Report 2016

Teaching and Learning Policy

Information about Insurance claims - DCC

Admissions

Places at Stoney Middleton CE Primary School are allocated by the Local Authority.  All schools have a Planned Admission Number (PAN), here at Stoney Middleton the PAN is 6, however children can be allocated a place once the 'year group' is full in line provided the school has overall capacity.

If you would like your child to attend school here with us you will need to apply to Derbyshire County Council 
online.  Parents must make the application by a published date in December / January in the academic year before your child is due to start school.  You can read the guide for parents at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions or ring 01629 536539.

If you would like to apply for a place in our nursery, you will need to contact the school directly and complete a nursery admission form.  A copy of the form is available 
here.

Please click 
here to see a copy of our Admissions Policy.

GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

New data protection legislation came into force on 25th May 2018. The new data protection legislation comprises the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act 2018 (subject to Royal Assent).

 As a result of this new legislation, over the coming weeks we will be updating several of the documents we use, where they relate to information we hold in school. 

Information relating to the new GDPR legislation can be found below. If you would like a hard copy of any of these documents please call 01433 630520 or email info@stoneymiddleton.derbyshire.sch.uk

Data Protection Policy

School Data Breach Procedure

Procedure for access to Personal Information

School Guidelines on records Retention Periods

Privacy Notice (Workforce)

Privacy Notice (Pupil/Parent)


Staying SAFE

Staying SAFE

Safeguarding

Care of Children

 

The safety and welfare of children is the most fundamental part of our school. Safeguarding children is everybody's responsibility in our school and all staff members take this part of their job very seriously. We aim to offer a secure and encouraging environment where children’s spiritual, moral and cultural development is enhanced through delivery of the curriculum and through our PSHE programme in particular.


With the exception of break and lunchtime, each member of staff is responsible for the care of children in their class. Members of staff share responsibility for the care of children at breaktimes and lunchtimes. When accidents occur they are dealt with by a member of the school staff in the first instance. If further action is required parents will be contacted. Should you have any worries or concerns about your child in school you should contact your child’s teacher in the first instance. The Headteacher is also available to discuss any more serious concerns.

 

Child Protection

 

Parents should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to safeguard its pupils. In cases where the school has reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill- treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Headteacher is obliged to follow the Child Protection procedures established by the Derbyshire Area Child Protection Committee and inform the Social Services of the concern.

When the school refers a concern about a child to the Social Services Department, it is not accusing the parents of abuse but requesting that further investigation takes place to establish whether a child is at risk. 

 

 

 

 

Health & Safety

 

The Health & Safety leader makes regular inspections together with a designated member of the Governing Body. Reports are made to the Headteacher who ensures any necessary action is taken. The school complies with all national and local Health & Safety Regulations. 

Any volunteers or new members of staff have to have an induction with the Headteacher discuss safeguarding within school and their responsibilities. All staff and volunteers are kept up to date with any recent changes or any new documents. 

·         The Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Andrea Tomlinson

·         The Designated Leads for CIC (Looked after children) are: Mrs Andrea Tomlinson

·         The Designated Lead for Anti- Bullying is: Mrs Andrea Tomlinson

·         The Designated Lead for e-safety is: Mrs Andrea Tomlinson

·         The Designated Link Governor for Safeguarding is: Mrs Ann Ironmonger

·         The Designated link Governor for Anti- Bullying is: Mrs Ann Ironmonger

·         The Designated link Governor for Looked after Children (Child in Care) is: Mrs Ann Ironmonger

Our School Policies

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Referral Form

 

Other related documents / sites:

 

Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board

CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command

Childline

Keeping Children Safe In Education KCSIE

Information Sharing Advice

Working Together to Safeguard Children

What to do if you're worried a child is being abused

 

Important Contact Details

Starting Point (For all Safeguarding Concerns)
Telephone: 01629 533 190

 

Out of hours Call Derbyshire (Children’s /Young Peoples and Adult Social Care)

Telephone: 01629 533190

 

Police Central Referral Unit

Butterley Hall

Ripley

Derbyshire

DE5 3RS

Telephone: 0300 122 8719

 

NSPCC - National Helpline

0808 800 5000

 

Childline

0800 11 11

Prevent

 

Child Protection Manager Schools/Educational Settings Derbyshire

Debbie Peacock 01629 531079 Debbie.peacock@derbyshire.gov.uk  

 

Derbyshire County Council Child Protection/Safeguarding Team

Telephone: 01629 532178

 

Derbyshire Police 101- can route non urgent referrals through to the PREVENT Team

 

Children’s Social Care (single point of Contact- Starting Point)

Telephone: 01629 5319930

 Seamus Carroll is the lead officer for Prevent at Derbyshire County Council

seamus.carroll@derbyshire.gov.uk Telephone 01629 538494 or 07771 980107

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Parents

Parents

Letters home

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Uniform

We feel that it is very important that children not only take pride in the appearance of their school, classroom and the work they produce, but also ion their appearance.  To support this, the school encourages the wearing of uniform, allowing the children to show that they belong here.

 

New school uniform with the school logo, can be ordered through the Tesco School Uniform site, alternatively un-badged items can be purchased from any supermarket or high street store.

 

 

Uniform guidelines

Navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan

Grey/black trousers or shorts

Grey / black pinafore or skirt

White polo shirt

Black shoes

 

PE Kit

Children must have a PE kit in school.  The kit should be kept in school all week.

 

Black shorts

White t-shirt

Trainers & Plimsolls

 

Swimming

All children from Reception – Year 6 will participate in weekly swimming sessions at Bakewell Swimming Pool.

 

Swimming costume (one piece for girls and short sensible swimming shorts for boys)

Towel

Swim hat

 

Jewellery

Children are not permitted to wear items of jewellery.  They may wear studs if they have their ears pierced.  Earrings that cannot be removed by a child must be covered by micropore tape for PE lessons.   Watches may be worn but the school accepts no responsibility for loss.


Lost Property

Lost property, which is not named, will be kept for a limited period in a box near the playground exit doors.  This box will be cleared periodically, after notice is given to parents.

 

Important

Please help us to reunite children with their lost belongings by naming equipment and clothing.

 


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School Meals

Universal Free School Meals
From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 in state-funded schools in England are entitled to a free school meal.  This is known as a Universal free school meal.    However, this is not the same as 'Free School Meals status' or as we now call it, Pupil Premium.

Pupil Premium Funding (Used to be known as Free School Meals)
If your family qualifies for Pupil Premium, the school will be allocated £1900 every year for the next six years (that's £11,400!)to spend on resources to directly benefit your child. Your child will also be eligible for a reduction when paying for school trips and activities.

In England, children are entitled to receive free school meals if their parents or carers are in receipt of any of the following benefits:
- income support
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
- the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (provided they are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16 190, as assessed by HMRC)
- Working Tax credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax credit.

If you think you might qualify, simply fill in the form (see link to Derbyshire County Council).  All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.  

Your child will never be told that they are a 'Free School Meal' but we will receive more funding to help further your child's development!

Derbyshire County Council Free School Meal Information

Food at Stoney Middleton

The children here at Stoney Middleton benefit from attending a small school as they are provided with a choice of 4 food options each day.  All children are able to sign up for either the hot main meal, a hot vegetarian option, a jacket potato or sandwich along with a choice of hot desert, yoghurt or fruit.  The main meal menu is created by Derbyshire county Council and follows a three week rota changed every six months. The food is prepared on site, by Ms Sue Dawson, our school cook, who knows the children so well that she can usually guess what the children will want!

Current Menu

For further information see the My School Lunch website below

My School Lunch


Admissions

Places at Stoney Middleton CE Primary School are allocated by the Local Authority.  All schools have a Planned Admission Number (PAN), here at Stoney Middleton the PAN is 6, however children can be allocated a place once the 'year group' is full in line provided the school has overall capacity.

If you would like your child to attend school here with us you will need to apply to Derbyshire County Council 
online.  Parents must make the application by a published date in December / January in the academic year before your child is due to start school.  You can read the guide for parents at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions or ring 01629 536539.

If you would like to apply for a place in our nursery, you will need to contact the school directly and complete a nursery admission form.  A copy of the form is available 
here.

Please click 
here to see a copy of our Admissions Policy.

Parent Viewpoint

Parent Viewpoint

 

The views of our parents are important to us here at Stoney Middleton.  We hold two parent evening a year which allow you to formally meet to discuss your child's progress but we also offer an open door policy enabling you to make contact with your child's teacher or the Headteacher; Mrs Tomlinson has access to all assessment information as she is responsible for the collation of all data. 

Questionnaires

Throughout the year we will send out questionnaires related to a range of areas; we will send these to parents and children as your views are the way we will continually improve.

Further opportunities for voicing your views

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about Stoney Middleton CE Primary. It asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted uses the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. By sharing your views, you’ll be helping us to improve – we’ll aim to keep doing the things you praise and sort out the things you criticise. Please remember that if your feedback is specific to your own child, it might be better to contact someone at school so we can respond quickly and specifically to help your child.

At the Parent View website, you’ll also be able to see what other parents have said about the school (and, if you want to, view the results for any school in England).

Complaints

If you should feel the need to make a complaint regarding your experiences here at Stoney then we have a clear process to follow. Our open policy means that rare issues r concerns can be dealt with quickly and effectively. However, if parents feel that they need to make a formal complaint, it should be made in writing to the Headteacher, who will investigate and give a response within ten days. If parents remain dissatisfied, they can appeal to the Chair of Governors. The case will then be reviewed by a Governors’ Panel and a final response given within twenty days. A copy of the Local Authority’s Complaints Procedure is available on the link below.

School Complaints Policy


Home-School Agreement

Partnership in education

Here at Stoney Middleton we recognise that parents and carers are a child’s first teacher and we value the crucial role that you play.  We recognise the research that shows pupils will be more successful in their learning when schools and parents work together.  With that in mind our Home-School agreement provides a framework for effective partnership working.

We believe that all pupils should take a responsibility for their behaviour and we ask all parents to spend time discussing the home-school agreement before asking them to sign/write their name.

The Home-School agreement explains:

•            Our Aims and Vision

•            Our responsibility towards parents and carers

•            Your responsibility as a parent/carer in respect to your child’s education

•            What we expect of our pupils

 

We send agreements to all pupils from Reception to Year 6.

We will keep a copy of the signed agreement on your child’s school file.

Home-School Agreement


Illness and Accident Procedure

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Emergency Closure and Snow Plan

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SPORT

Sports Premium

The Government provides additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding has been jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. 

This funding can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils’ progress and participation in PE and school sport. 

 

In order to ensure all young people have access to high quality PE, schools are required to publish details of their sporting provision on their websites. Below is our School Action Plan showing how we intend to utilise our funding across the school to improve our PE provision.

Stoney Middleton Parent, Teachers and Friends Association (SMPTFA)

Stoney Middleton Parent, Teachers and Friends Association (SMPTFA)

SMPTFA is the Friends Association here at Stoney Middleton.  Everyone with an interest in our school community is welcome at the meetings of this group, whether they be parents, teachers, grandparents, neighbours or members of the community.  We raise funds by organising regular vents, both in and out of school.  The monies raised from these events are used to fund activities, equipment and special experiences for the children.  Please come along to our next meeting or one of our upcoming events, listed on our school calendar. We’d love to see you there

 

Social Events for Children and Families

 

Children love to get together outside of school hours, so with this is mind we plan a range of events over the school year, including discos, quiz nights, bingo sessions and sales to name a few.

Fundraising

Over time, SMPTFA, have raised funds to purchase playground equipment and themed days in school.  We also support the school by subsidising school trips.