From the Governors
“Sex Education is dealt with most appropriately within the loving confines of the home. However, after careful consideration the Governors have decided that the school should offer a programme of Sex Education. It will be appropriate to the pupil’s age and experience and will be presented sensitively with a moral, family-oriented and Christian framework.”
To this end we have materials, including DVDs to use. Parents will be given an opportunity to view the DVDs and decide whether they wish their child to see them. The teaching is set in the context of family relationships, health and hygiene and children’s questions are answered as honestly and as sensitively as we can. Parents who wish to withdraw their children from sex education must inform the Headteacher in writing.
Extra Curricular Activities
The school prides itself on the wide range of extra-curricular activities it offers. These activities change each term. Letters are regularly sent advising of what activities will be available. Any that your child chooses will require the parental consent form at the bottom of the letter to be returned to school. Mrs Robinson then allocates the relevant places. If a club is oversubscribed then a waiting list is held for the next available session. You will be advised accordingly. Most clubs run until 4.15pm and your child will need to be collected at this time from the main front entrance of school where staff will bring the children to you. Further information will be made available on our regular school newsletter, The Hoot.
The school provides a daily act of Collective Worship for all the children. Assemblies from Monday to Wednesday and Friday are for the whole school in the hall. On Thursday, children take part in a class assembly in their own classroom. Assemblies are a special time within the school day, although parents should be aware that they do have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship if they so wish.
Acts of collective worship will involve many approaches, themes and activities. Common to all will be prayer and praising, hymn singing and reflection. Through our acts of collective worship we hope to promote spiritual and moral growth.
The ministry team from St Mary’s take collective worship on a regular basis. He also visits classes to help with religious education lessons. Our Bishop’s visitor also visits on a regular basis to do work related to the Bishop of Lincoln’s letter.
We hold a number of services at St. Mary’s Church, including Harvest Festival, Christmas, Easter and our Leavers’ service.