Information about all pupils is held on computer files at the school. We hold essential personal information such as addresses, names of parents, special health needs, etc.
The school takes every measure to ensure that the information it holds is treated as confidential. This information is mainly used for educational purposes: it might be disclosed to the local authority and its representatives, and health professionals and organisations.
The school is registered under the Data Protection Act. Parents are welcome to examine our Registration Document if they wish.
The information contained in this booklet relates to the period September 2017-July 2018. It is correct at the time of printing, but changes may be made before the start of, or during this year, or in subsequent years.
At Tremains Primary School, we have a concern for our children’s welfare and the development of their social skills that is also supported by our mission statement, PSE (personal and social education) policy and behaviour policy. We want our children to feel safe in school and take a whole-school approach to the issue. Positive behaviour is rewarded, and encouraged through Circle Time, curriculum resources, assemblies and PSE. All children are encouraged to support their school rules, and to report any incidents of bullying. The policy is renewed regularly with the Governing Body.
We take issues of Cyber– Bullying very seriously. Tremains Primary has been involved in the CEOPS pilot work for developing safe and responsible use of Social Media sites such as Facebook or Youtube. We would appreciate it if parents did not use social media to discuss any matters relating to children or staff. Appropriate action will be taken.
Your co-operation is much appreciated. Diolch yn fawr.
The legal, recommended age for a child to have a Facebook account is 13.
Looked after Children
Looked after Children are subject to care orders and those whose parents have asked the Local Authority to look after their children.
A Personal Education Plan will be drawn up by a social worker when the child becomes looked after. The school will then contribute to the Plan, which will be reviewed regularly. The headteacher is the designated teacher for Looked after Children. The class teacher will also support the child in the first instance.
The welfare of all children is of paramount importance to us. At Tremains Primary School we aim to provide a safe and secure environment where children are respected and valued. The school follows the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures to ensure that children receive appropriate and effective support and protection.
If you have any concerns regarding any child protection issues our designated teachers are:
- Mrs D Todd—Headteacher
- Mrs K MacDonald—Deputy Headteacher
- Mr I Davies—Assistant Headteacher
- Chair of Governors— Mr D Clarke
Here at Tremains Primary School we work hard to maintain good relationships with parents and the community. These are based on mutual respect and a willingness to listen. It is essential for the smooth running of the school that all causes for concern are dealt with as quickly as possible. In the first instance all concerns should be referred to the headteacher. An informal discussion is likely to resolve most issues.
A copy of the Local Authority’s complaints policy and procedures can be obtained from the school office or the school website, if required.
The Administration of Medicine.
If it is necessary for your child to receive medication during the school day then a medication consent form must be completed. No medication will be administered unless this form has been authorised by the headteacher.
Only prescribed medicines, in the original container, can be administered.
Asthma pumps MUST be labelled with your child’s name and will be kept by the class teacher.
The school regards the security of pupils and staff as a high priority. To this end the Governing Body has a sub-committee for School Security and Health and Safety. This committee meets to review the current situation and plans to take appropriate and cost-effective measures to ensure the security of all. The school follows the guidelines issued by the Local Authority and this is kept under review. Any incidents in the school are recorded, reported to the relevant agencies and are acted upon as appropriate.
Safety in our School
To safeguard your child’s safety, all members of staff have undertaken an emergency aid course run by a recognised body, and have received Child protection training. These courses are updated annually.
Parental support in ensuring all our children are kept safe is vital. Therefore, it is necessary to note the following regulations:-
No cars are permitted onto the school premises when presenting or collecting your child.
This also applies to after-school functions such as music lessons, children’s disco, or concerts.
- Please park safely OUTSIDE the school gates in the direction of the traffic.
- The school drive should NOT be used as a pedestrian entrance. Please use the paths provided.
- Entrance to the school is by admission of a member of office staff at reception. No one is able to enter the school through any other door while the school is in session.
- No dogs (except guide dogs) are allowed on the school premises. This includes the adjoining fields. The health and safety of our children is very important and dogs fouling the grounds would provide an unnecessary danger.
- No bicycles, skateboards or roller-blades should be used inside the school premises.
Disabled parking is available. Please discuss your requirements with the headteacher who will make the necessary arrangements for annual permits.
Please remember that at Tremains we aim to work with parents for the benefit of all pupils. Staff have the right to feel safe in their working environment. No verbal or physical abuse of staff will be tolerated. In the unlikely event of any person infringing this rule, s/he will be asked to leave the premises and may be banned from entering school grounds in the future.
Our dedicated and hard working Eco Council have actively promoted environmental awareness and have sought to improve our care for the environment. They make links to curriculum subjects that enables us to tackle many cross-curricular areas such as citizenship, education for sustainable development, healthy living and other global issues. In 2016, the school received it Green Flag.
The Local Authority meets most of the running costs of our school through a delegated budget which is managed by the Headteacher and Governing Body.