Pastoral Support

Medical Information

Any medicines should not be brought into school unless absolutely necessary.

The school has a clear policy and procedures for dealing with any medicines in school. If your child has to take medicine during the school day, please visit the school office to complete the required consent forms.

If possible we prefer parents to come into school to administer medicines.

Please inform the school about any medical conditions that could affect you child including any allergies. You will be asked to complete a form detailing any medical information and we ask that parents keep us up-to-date to ensure we keep your child safe.

Medical appointments, hospital, doctor, dentist, optician appointments should be made outside school hours where possible.If your child has an appointment during the day please give the office advance notice and provide appointment letter or card for school records.

Parents will be required to collect their children from school as we do not allow children to leave school unsupervised during the school day.

Attendance and Punctuality

Pupils are required to attend school regularly and on time. Attendance and punctuality is monitored and we communicate regularly with our parents to ensure any attendance issues are addressed.

If possible please telephone school on the first day of your child’s absence, to notify us of the reason.

We prefer children not to take family holidays in term time but we do understand that sometimes this is unavoidable. In the event of a term time holiday please contact school to request a leave of absence form prior. If you request holiday during term time permission must be sought from the Governors and Head Teacher.

SCHOOL CLOSURE DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS

In the event of the school closing due to poor weather conditions, parents will receive a text message and information is also available on Wolverhampton Today website page.

We will also inform local radio stations of any closures

Please keep the school office up-to-date with any changes to your contact details.

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion

St Jude’s has a strong ethos of inclusion and ensures that all children are valued and offered support which is focused on their particular needs.

Equal Opportunities

All children, regardless of their race, religion, gender, disability or needs have an equal right to participate fully in the provisions of this school.

Special Educational Needs

There are some children who may experience learning or emotional and behavioural difficulties or who are very able in one or more curriculum areas. All ranges of ability are catered for in each classroom. In addition to this some children may be withdrawn, or receive support from Learning Support Assistants.

Our policy for Special Educational Needs may be viewed in school on request.

The New Special Needs Code of Practice is practised by the school. This is in accordance with Wolverhampton Education Authority guidelines. One of the key aspects of the code is to try and simplify the system for both teachers, parents and carers.

Inclusion Groups

Further support is also given to pupils who may require sessions to develop their confidence, communication and social interaction.

We also receive Pupil Premium funding from the Government which is allocated for pupils eligible for free school meals. We carefully plan provision to ensure that all our pupils receive the extra support they need to achieve their potential.

Details of our Equalities and Diversity objectives and a full copy of our policy and planned provision for Inclusion can be viewed on request.