Access to Children’s Records Our school is one which believes that partnership between teachers and parents is essential for the happiness, educational progress and well-being of all our pupils. As such it is our policy to keep parents fully informed of their children’s progress. ” Each child has a School Report Book in which each year’s school report is written by the class teacher and sent by post to the child’s parents. ” Standardized tests are given each year. The Sigma-T Maths test is given in December while the Micra-T English takes place in June. All results are recorded and sent to the principal to be filed. These tests are indicators of ability and give teachers a guideline of children’s work rate when compared to everyday schoolwork. Teacher’s relate the children’s performances to parents at the annual Parent – Teacher Meetings in January. ”
All tests given in class are sent home to be signed by parents. ” Parents are asked to sign their children’s homework on a nightly basis. ” Parents are encouraged to contact the school to make an appointment to meet the teacher or principal with regard to any aspect of their children’s education or well-being.
Healthy Eating Policy:
The Aims Of Our Healthy Eating Policy: to develop awareness in pupils that eating habits formed in early childhood can influence their health and well being throughout their lives. to improve the current eating habits of some of the children. to influence positively the future eating habits of the children. to facilitate improved concentration and learning. that every child would have a lunch box, drinks beaker / flask.
How We Achieve These Aims: Education:A Formal Learning: The children will learn about food as part of their Social, Personal and Health Education (S.P.H.E.) Programme. During specific (S.P.H.E.) lessons time will be spent familiarising the children with good nutritional practices. Emphasis will be placed on learning about the “Food Pyramid” which will show the children the different food groups. Pupils will be helped and encouraged to choose from the food groups that will ensure an adequate intake of all necessary nutrients. Students will also be taught those energy-giving foods, (e.g. sweets, chocolate etc.) are good in themselves when taken in moderation, but if taken in excess they cause an imbalance in diet. b. Informal Learning: Pupils will be praised for having healthy lunches – and healthy attitudes!
Emphasis will be placed on what is a ‘good lunch’. The teachers’ role is to educate and encourage but ultimately it is the responsibility of parents to implement the healthy eating programme. c. Curriculum Support: use of outside speakers for Health board to support healthy eating. Essay competition to promote Healthy Eating / Lunches. Poster Competitions. Placing responsibility with the children on their food choices within the school can encourage positive attitudes.
The use of colourful and fun posters around the school adds to a good food atmosphere.These posters are available from the Health Promotion Department.inputs will feature in the school newsletter. Whole School Approach:A whole school attitude to healthy eating will be encouraged. This will be formally demonstrated during lessons. It will be informally expressed in school attitude to rewards and awards. Healthy Lunches: Children will be encouraged to bring at least one of each of the following:- Protein filled sandwich (e.g. cheese, cold meat, tuna, smooth peanut-butter etc.) Healthy Drinks: (e.g. water, milk, natural fruit juice, soup etc.) Piece of fruit Yoghurt (in a carton or tub or as a drink, but not in tube form as these are easily spilled.