Henry Bloom Noble Primary School

'Together we Learn and Grow'

This A2Z provides an overview of our school organisation. Additional information is provided through the year in the form of news/information letters, information evenings and booklets.

The school offices will normally be attended by the School Administrator between 8.30 am and 3.30 pm Monday to Friday if you require further information.


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Absences and late arrivals
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A child may be taken out of school for up to a maximum of 10 days during term time. Beyond that, all absences other than for illness are regarded as being unauthorised. The way in which the National Curriculum now operates makes it increasingly difficult for teachers to give children the opportunit…

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Access
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Children enter the school via the playground entrances at the rear of the school. The rear doors leading to the playground will automatically open at 8:50am, the bell will ring at 8:55am, registration will take place at 9:00am and the rear door will then automatically lock. All visitors should ente…

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Admissions
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Children enrol for the school in the year in which they are five. Parents should complete the enrolment forms, available from the school office and provide the child’s birth certificate and proof of address (a current utility bill). The vast majority of children transfer to Ballakermeen High School…

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Assemblies
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An assembly is when the school community, or part of it, meet together to share aspects of school life and the wider world. Our assemblies, which include our Act of Worship, are an important feature of our school’s life. They are one of the main ways by which we create our positive ethos. Assemblie…

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Behaviour
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It is not acceptable for the inappropriate behaviour of individuals to disrupt the learning of others. As a school we expect high standards of behaviour although we appreciate that there may be occasions when children, for whatever reason, fail to meet these standards. During such occasions parents…

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Catchment
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The school has a closed catchment area status at the present time. Details of the school’s catchment area is available from the school office or the Department of Education and Children.

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Clubs
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A wide variety of clubs both during and after the school day are run by the staff and parent helpers. Club timetables are updated each half term or term and sent out for parents to return. All after school and lunchtime clubs are run through the goodwill of the staff and volunteers, inappropriate b…

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Curriculum
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The school has its own ‘In House’ curriculum model that has been designed to ensure that curriculum delivery is broad, balanced and appropriate to the needs of the whole school community. Curriculum planning involves all members of the teaching staff to ensure there is progression and continuity in…

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Daily organisation
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The school day begins at 8.55am, the playground doors open at 8:50am, and finishes at 3:20pm for children in the reception classes, 3;25 for children in KS1 and 3.30pm for children in KS2. Morning and afternoon breaks are provided for all children and last 15 minutes during the morning and 10 minut…

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Donations
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The school raises money for various charities throughout the year. Money is raised through non - uniform days and events organised by both the staff and pupils. The children are asked to bring in donations for such events. There will be several events each year which raise money for the pupils of t…

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E Safety
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Staying Safe Online The Net-Aware website is linked to the NSPCC and has useful advice for parents on apps, games and social networking pages. https://www.net-aware.org.uk/# 1) Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number. 2) Think carefully before…

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Enrolling a child
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Please contact the school either by post or phone. The school will require proof of identity through viewing your child’s birth certificate along with proof of residence within the school’s catchment. A pupil’s admission form must be completed for the school records. Parents enquiring from overseas…

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Food and Drink
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Dinners Primary_Schools_Menu_Winter_2017_2018_PDF_2_.pdf Summer_Menu.pdf Children may stay for a school meal, bring a packed lunch or go home for lunch. The school provides a choice of either a hot meal or a selection from the salad bar. School meals should be paid for on Mondays of each week or ha…

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Getting you ready for school life with your child
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To assist in the smooth running of the School, a number of requirements will be made of you. We ask you to: Support the few rules that we do have - such as not allowing your child to bring toys, stickers, etc to School. Make sure your child does not bring sweets to School. Order and pay for drinks…

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Governing Body
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Board of Education Member: Mr R Smith (Chairperson) Teacher Governor: Miss C Johnston Co-Opted Governor: Mrs C Howland Co-Opted Governor: Mrs Sue Gawne Co-Opted Governor: Mr Geoff Sugden Parent Governor: Mrs Hazel Stewart The Governing body meet regularly throughout the year, usually each half term.

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Health and Safety
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Safety in School It is very important that we make the school building as safe as possible. The doors to the school have one way locks fitted. This prevents access directly from outside to the classrooms. Playground gates are locked at 9:15am each morning and unlocked at 3:15am. Parents and visitor…

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Home learning
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The school has a ‘Home Learning Policy’. This policy has been developed by the staff of the school takes on board what parents consider good home learning to be. It outlines what is considered to be appropriate home learning for the pupils. Half termly curriculum information sheets are supplied bot…

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Induction and Transition
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Parents as Partners (PAPS) induction days are offered to all new intake pupils at the end of the summer term before they begin in the following September. These information mornings help to ensure that the children’s transition into our school is as smooth as possible and that parents are aware of…

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Medical
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Medical Information If you are concerned about your child’s hearing the school nurse can arrange for a test to be carried out. The same applies to eye tests. The school nurse attached to our school is Cheryl Dodd and she is available at certain times should you wish to discuss anything about your c…

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Music Tuition
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Additional music tuition is supplied by visiting peripatetic teachers. Violin lessons are available for children from year 3. Instruments may be hired.

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Pupil Information Consent Forms
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Pupil Information Upon registration we send out Pupil Record and Consent Forms. It is of the utmost importance that these forms are completed as they contain information regarding address, emergency telephone numbers and medical information. In addition these forms contain consent for activities bo…

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Special Needs and Nurture
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Special Needs The individual needs of all children will normally be catered for within the classroom situation by the class teacher. On occasions, however, some children may have a learning difficulty which requires extra support. This may be a learning difficulty in general or in one area of the c…

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Uniform and personal belongings
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We have a school uniform, based on the colours of Manx Tartan, and expect all children to wear it. Please inform the school if your child is unable to wear uniform on any particular day. The uniform requirements for boys and girls is listed below. Girls Grey or black skirts or pinafore dresses or t…

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