School Aims and Rules
At Wingrove we aim to create and maintain a positive and happy atmosphere which is underpinned by high, yet achievable, standards and expectations in both the work and conduct of us all.
We aim to:
Care and share
Communicate and motivate
Challenge and support
so that each child may develop his/her knowledge and skills, academically and personally, to the full potential.
In this way we provide a firm foundation for life-long learning and future success.
All our school rules - in the classroom and around the school - are based on five firm principles.
Always keep hands and feet to yourself.
Never swear, tease or call people names in any language to hurt or upset them.
Treat other people with care and understanding, just as you would like others to treat you.
Take good care of your own belongings and those of other people.
Look after our school and its equipment to keep it clean, tidy and safe.
The words we use to express these are chosen to suit the ages of our children and change slightly as the children grow older and become more responsible and self dependent.
Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Good time keeping is essential. Our doors are opened following the first buzzer at 8.45am and closed when the second buzzer goes at 8.55am. Children should be through the gates by 8.50am. Anyone arriving after the second buzzer must go to the office to sign in as being late.
The Nursery is situated at the front right hand side of the school: parents can walk into school with their child. All other children will filter into school from 8:45am, Reception and Years 1, 2 and 3 through their classroom doors on the playground, Years 4, 5 and 6 entering the south stair-well via the external doors.
The school day ends at 3.15pm. Please collect children from the appropriate playground. You may enter the school premises from 3.00pm but please do not gather near windows or doorways.
Key Stage 1 break for lunch at 12.15.
Lessons start again at 1.15pm.
Key Stage 2 break for lunch at 12.15.
Lessons start again at 1.15pm.
All children going home for lunch should return to school five minutes before their afternoon lessons begin.
The morning session begins at 9.00 am.
The morning session ends at 12.00 noon.
The afternoon session begins at 12:15 pm.
The afternoon session ends at 3.15 pm.
In common with other primary schools in the area, Wingrove Primary School has a dress code.
Children should wear:
Dark grey or black trousers Dark grey or black pinafore/skirt/trousers
White shirt/polo-shirt White shirt/polo shirt
Red or blue sweatshirt Red or blue sweatshirt/cardigan
Grey or black socks Headscarf if required
Black shoes (not trainers) (shoulder length in black, red or blue)
Black or white socks, or, grey or navy tights
Black flat shoes
Dark grey shorts Blue/red gingham dress
Sweatshirts, cardigans, polo shirts, and other items with our school logo on, can be ordered from the school office.
Please label ALL clothing, including coats.
Clothing For P.E.
Red Wingrove T-shirt
Tracksuit bottoms, leggings or shorts
Plimsolls or trainers
Children may also bring a tracksuit top for outdoor lessons
Car parking is limited. Space is available for staff, visitors with fixed appointments and visiting professionals only.
In line with Local Authority policy, Wingrove Primary School is a no-smoking zone. This includes the school grounds as well as the school buildings.
At lunchtime children can stay for lunch, bring a packed lunch or go home. We have a Halal butcher. Our meals are prepared on site by Chartwells, are nutritionally balanced in line with current Government guidelines, and have a main vegetarian option each day. Money is collected, in advance, each Tuesday. This may be paid in cash or cheque payable to Chartwells. It should be sealed in an envelope, clearly marked with the child's name, class and amount paid. Please give the envelope to your child to take to class.
If your child is absent from school please let the school office know the reason why, either in person or by telephoning 0191 2735466, or by giving your child a letter of explanation upon their return to school, as any absence must be authorised by school.
Aim for 90%+ attendance with no unauthorised absence for your child. We ask that you try to make medical/dental appointments outside of school hours. If this is unavoidable please let the school office, and your child's teacher, know the day before.
You need a written pass to take your child outdoors during school hours. Failure to have this may result in prosecution.
Please avoid collecting children between 9.00am and 9.15am, and between 3.00pm and 3.15pm.
Any accidents that occur in school are recorded in the accident book. If a child receives a head injury an extra form is filled out to inform parents. All accidents are dealt with by a qualified first aider who will assess the seriousness of the injury and decide if further action is required. Parents are informed immediately or, in minor cases, at the end of the school day. School will give medicine only if it is needed four times a day or more. It must be named and the dosage prescribed by the doctor clearly visible. A consent form, to give medication, must be completed at the school office. Children who have specific medical needs will have a care plan written for them.
Every day counts! Please think carefully before planning a family holiday or an extended trip overseas during term time. Research suggests that children who are taken out of school may never catch up on work they have missed. This may affect test results and can be particularly harmful if the child is studying for tests or exams. By law, you must ask in advance for permission for your child to miss school, however, we are not obliged to authorise this, and parents who take their child on holiday during term time may be issued with a penalty notice. Please arrange trips to coincide with school holidays wherever possible.
Discipline in school is based on the very clear premise that all children have the right to learn and play and all staff have the right to teach and work in a happy, safe environment without distraction or disruption. This, together with the principles of our school ethos and our school rules forms the basis of our comprehensive and anti-bullying policies. These offer fairness, a balance of reward and consequence, support and intervention. As staff we aim to model and to teach good acceptable behaviour. Together with parents we form a partnership to support our children to do well.
If you become concerned in any way about your child's education, it is important that you tell us about this. As a first step you should discuss concerns with your child's teacher. If you are still concerned you should make an appointment to see the head teacher. If, after discussions at school, parents are still unhappy they will need to refer to the complaints procedure of Newcastle City Council. A copy of this is kept at school and is available on request.
Children begin by bringing a reading book home to share. As children progress through the school they will be given spellings to learn, as well as Literacy and Numeracy Homework. Topic related homework may also be given. It is hoped that parents will support the school and encourage the children to appreciate the value of homework and get involved in their work.
Transfer to Comprehensive School
Wingrove is a member of the inner west cluster of schools which, traditionally, feed into Excelsior Academy. We maintain very good links with all our partner schools, and in recent years, children have transferred to Excelsior Academy, Sacred Heart, St. Cuthbert's, St. Mary's, Gosforth Junior High Academy, Kenton, Heaton Manor, Walbottle, Emmanuel College and the independent sector.
|Department for Education Performance tables|
|Holidays-term time requests|
|OFSTED report 2012|
|Parent Questionnaire Report|
|Teaching and Learning Policy|
|Term dates 2013 - 14|
|The school day|