Corsehill Primary School
North Ayrshire Council Statement Page 3
Corsehill’s Aims,Vision, Values Page 4
Staff and Classes Page 5
About our school Page 6
School hours/Holidays Page 7
Meals and Transport Page 8
Listening Learning /
Playground Supervision Page 9 Data Protection Page 11
Child protection/Psychological Services/Inclusion Page 13
Attendance/Equalities Page 15
Parent Council Page 15
Transfer Primary- Secondary /
School Lets Page 18
Uniform Page 19
Medical Health Care / Mobile Phones Page 20
School Security Page 22
Curriculum and Methodology Page23-31
Additional Support Needs / Discipline Page 32
Home Links Page 34
Community Links / Extra Curricular / Enterprise/Excursions Page 35
Important Addresses Page 36
Attendance and absence Data Appendix School Running Costs Appendix
WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE _ EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Our Overall Aim
To work in a sustainable way with our partners to build a better North Ayrshire in which all citizens can participate, learn and contribute to the community.
; Increasing Educational attainment and achievement. ; Developing confident individuals, responsible citizens,
effective contributors and successful learners. ; Increasing the number of young people moving to positive
; Promoting better health and more physical activity. ; Reducing disadvantage and promoting equality. ; Empowering community through participation in cultural
and lifelong learning.
; Supporting the professional development of staff. ; Providing high quality facilities making best use of
Corsehill Primary/ Nursery
Aims, Vision, Values, Ethos
To enable young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
To raise standards of attainment and achievement.
To provide a stimulating and enjoyable learning experience for all pupils.
To create a positive school ethos which actively promotes inclusion and equality.
To promote positive feelings and respect for self and all others
To equip our pupils with the skills necessary to prosper in an ever changing society.
That Corsehill is a happy, friendly, safe and fun place to learn where everyone is motivated and encouraged to be all they can be!
SCHOOL STAFF AND CLASSES
Head Teacher Mrs L Lespérance
Depute Head Teacher Mr G Hamill
Nursery Teacher Mrs H Sabatini (Principal T 0.4) Nursery Nurse Miss L Reid
Nursery Nurse Miss J Jardine
Nursery Nurse Miss M Linton
Nursery Nurse Mrs L Healy
Early Intervention Nursery Nurse Mrs H Kilpatrick Primary 1 Roll = 22 Mrs D Burns
Primary 2/1 Roll = 20 Mrs R McIntyre
Primary 2 Roll = 24 Mrs E Smith
Primary 3/2 Roll = 25 Mrs G Robertson (Principal T) Primary 3 Roll = 24 Mrs H Slater
Primary 4 Roll = 25 Mrs S Clark
Primary 5 Roll = 29 Mr G Kirk
Primary 6 Roll = 19 Mrs L Marshall (Principal T)
Mrs L Cathcart
Primary 7 Roll = 18 Miss L Frew
NAC Support Service Mrs M McIlloney
Piano Tutor Miss A Gunn
Brass Tutor Mrs C Robson
NON TEACHING STAFF
Senior Clerical Assistant Mrs R Davidson
Clerical Assistant Mrs L McLaughlan
Clerical Assistant Mrs M Johnstone
Classroom Assistant Mrs J Bertram, Mrs G Gillespie,
Mrs C Morrison, Mrs A Hillier, Mrs T Roy
Mrs A Gillan, Mrs K Dean, Mrs E Davis Janitor Mr M Fitzpatrick
School Nurse Mrs C Hodge/ Mrs H Anderson
School Chaplain Mr J Strachan
School Visitor Mr Young
Cleaning Direct Mrs Thomson
Educational Psychologist Mr G Thomson
Home/School Inclusion Workers Mrs E Connor
Our teaching complement is 11.8.
A number of our staff undertake duties in addition to teaching their classes and contribute to the development of the curriculum in a variety of ways
Mr Hamill (Depute Head) has a special remit for the management of Additional Support Needs and the development of the curriculum throughout the school. He is also responsible for Primary / Secondary liaison.
Mrs Slater is our Scottish Studies co-ordinator.
Mrs Marshall have responsibility for Technology, French and Social Subjects.
Mrs Robertson has a remit for Technologies, Science and Language throughout the school.
Mrs Sabatini has responsibility for the Early Years Class
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Address: Corsehill Primary School,
Telephone: 01294 552418
Present Roll 209+ 65 Nursery + 10 Moonbeam Room
(under - 3’s)
Stages Covered Nursery - P7
Planning Capacity 302
Working Capacity 302
Parents should note that the working capacity of the school may vary dependent upon the number of pupils at each stage and the way in which the classes are organised.
The school is non-denominational and co-educational. It is a traditional building, built in 1959 for upper primary children and a semi-open-plan infant wing built in 1975, joined to the original building by a link corridor. There are ramps throughout the school facilitating access, to all areas, by disabled persons.
Primaries 1-7 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
1:15 pm to 3:00 pm
For all pupils daily Interval 10:40 am- 10:55 am
Lunch 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
SCHOOL TERMS thFirst term Teachers return Thursday 15 August 2013 th Pupils return Monday 19 August 2013
rd In Service Day Monday 23 September 2013
thMid Term Closed Monday 14 October 2013 st Reopen Monday 21 October 2013
th Local holiday Friday 15 November 2013 th Local Holiday Monday 18 November 2013
rdChristmas Closed Monday 23 December 2013 th Re-open Monday 6 January 2014
thMid term Local Holiday Friday 7 February 2014 th Local Holiday Monday 10 February 2014 th In Service day Tuesday 11February 2014 th Pupils return Wednesday 12 February 2014
thEaster Closed Monday 7 April 2014 nd Re-open Tuesday 22 April 2014
ndIn Service Day Friday 2 May 2014 thMay Day Monday 5 May 2014
thLocal Holiday Monday 26 May 2014
thEnd of Term School closes Friday 27 June 2014 @ 1pm
thNew Term Teachers return Friday 15 August 2014 th Pupils return Monday 18 August 2014
School Meals and packed lunches are served in the Dining Hall.
Children of parents receiving job seekers’ allowance or income
support are entitled to a free midday meal. Information and application forms for free school meals may be obtained from schools or from the Educational Services, Cunninghame House, Irvine KA12 8EE
Only children of parents receiving job seekers’ allowance or income support will be entitled to free milk. Milk may however be available for purchase in the school during the lunch period and at the morning interval.
Arrangements for those with special dietary requirements can be made when advance notice and details are supplied to the cook from a dietician.
North Ayrshire Council has a policy of providing free transport to all primary pupils who live more than one mile from their catchment area school by the recognised shortest safe walking
route. This policy is more generous than the law requires and the provision of transport could be reviewed at any time. Parents who consider they are eligible should obtain an application form from the school or education offices. These forms should be completed and returned before the end of February for those pupils beginning school in August to enable the appropriate arrangements to be made.
Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year but may be subject to delay whilst arrangements are made. The appropriate officer has discretion, in special circumstances, to grant permission for pupils to travel in transport provided by the authority where spare places are available and no additional costs are incurred.
PICK UP POINTS
Where free transport is provided, it may be necessary for pupils to walk a certain distance to the vehicle pick up point. Walking distance in total including the distance from home to the pick up point, and from the drop off point to the school in
any one direction will not exceed the council’s limits.
It is the responsibility of parents to ensure that their child arrives at the pick up point in time. It is also the parents’ responsibility to ensure the child behaves in a safe and acceptable manner while boarding, travelling in and leaving the vehicle. Misbehaviour can result in children losing the right to free transport.
LISTENING AND LEARNING
It is the policy of North Ayrshire Council to try to encourage feedback on the education service from parents and pupils. This is part of our overall commitment to giving the best possible service and to working in partnership. We are, therefore, interested in feedback of all kinds, whether it be compliments, suggestions or complaints.
If you wish to register a comment of any type about the school you can do this by writing, telephoning or making an appointment to see someone. All feedback is welcome and keeps us in touch.
If, in particular, you have a complaint about the school, please let us know. It is better that these things are shared openly and resolved fairly, rather than being allowed to damage the home / school relationship. There will be no negative consequences arising from making a complaint and we will deal with the issue as confidentially as possible. If we have made a mistake we will apologise quickly and clearly and try to put things right.
There are some things which you should take note of in relation to making a complaint:-
; It is helpful if complaints are made initially to the Head of Establishment. This makes sure that the school knows what is going on and has an opportunity to respond and resolve the issue.
; We will try to respond as quickly as possible, but often issues are complex and need time to investigate. It is therefore helpful if you can give some details of the issue and ask for an early appointment to discuss it.
; If you are not satisfied with our response, then you will have the right to take up the matter further with the Corporate Director of Educational Services at Cunninghame House IRVINE, KA12 8EE (01294 324400).
; You should also note that you have the right to raise unresolved concerns with your local councillor or MSP / MP.
; Parent Councils have an important role in developing links between the school and the wider parent body and can often be helpful in helping to deal with issues of general concern. However, parents are advised that individual, more personal complaints are not appropriate for raising via parent