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FOPS – Friends of Perranporth School
We are a group of parents and teachers who organise events to raise funds for the school. The Head Teacher is always the Chair and parents currently hold the roles of Secretary and Treasurer. Meetings are generally held once or twice a term and all parents and staff are welcome to attend. Our recent disco made a profit of nearly £500 which will go towards paying for the new playground equipment and Christmas activities for the children in December. Look out for our Bag 2 School dates where we collect jumble to raise funds according to weight collected.
At Perranporth School we have a duty of care to all of our pupils. We have a duty to pass on any child protection or safeguarding concerns to the Children’s Early Help, Psychology & Social Care Services and/or Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU). Contacts for these and other agencies can be found here:Safeguarding Contacts
Safeguarding at Perranporth – Information page and who to speak to
You can find some very useful information on how bast to keep your children safe online in this EsafetySupport.com Parents Module training guide by clicking ESS_Esafety_Factsheet
Promoting British Values and the PREVENT Strategy
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014).
The British values are:-
- The Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At Perranporth School these values are reinforced regularly.
What is the Prevent duty?
Prevent is a government strategy designed to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorist or extremist causes.
The Prevent strategy covers all types of terrorism and extremism, including the extreme right wing, violent Islamist groups and other causes.
How does the Prevent strategy apply to schools and academies? From July 2015 all schools and academies (as well as other organisations) have a duty to safeguard children from radicalisation and extremism.
This means we have a responsibility to protect children from extremist and violent views the same way we protect them from drugs or gang violence.
Importantly, we can provide a safe place for pupils to discuss these issues so they better understand how to protect themselves.
This document gives a brief overview of what the PREVENT Strategy is and how we implement this at Perranporth School. Perranporth PREVENT Advice for Parents
Pupil Premium Funding/ Free School Meals
What is it?
The Pupil Premium is designed to ensure that funding to tackle disadvantaged children reaches the pupils who need it most. The funding is allocated to Local Authorities and schools for pupils from Reception to Year 11 who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), are looked after or have parents currently serving in the armed forces. In the 2014 to 2015 financial year, schools will receive the following funding for each child registered as eligible for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years:
- £1,300 for primary-aged pupils
Schools also receive £1,900 for each pupil who:
- has been looked after for 1 day or more
- has been adopted from care
- has left care under:
- a special guardianship order
- a residence order
- a child arrangement order
Do you think your child might be eligible for Pupil Premium Funding? click here for an application: Pupil Premium Application Form
Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about our school. You will need to register using your email address. Ofsted will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. To visits Parent View follow this link Parent View from Ofsted
Our EYFS practitioners run a drop in toddlers session on a Tuesday Morning in the school hall. Please feel free to pop by for a chat, a play or even a nice cup of tea with your toddlers regardless of whether they attend the preschool or not.
Meet the Teacher
As well as our termly parents evenings, at the beginning of the new school year and during the summer term you will be invited to come into school during the afternoon to meet the teacher. This is an opportunity for you to find out what has really been going on in class as well as share your children’s learning targets and work in books. If for any reason you were unable to join us for the last meet the teacher, just pop in and make an appointment.
Perranporth School is a two-story building with steps and wheelchair lifts to the classrooms and other teaching areas. Should you require “step free” access to the building, please contact he school office (01872 572021) to arrange access via an alternative route and use of disabled facilities. There is a designated disabled parking bay in the car park.