Useful Information

Ofsted

Click here to view our latest Monitoring Inspection visit report July 2017
Click here to read our latest Ofsted report from October 2016


Admissions

By law children must start statutory education full time from the beginning of the term following their fifth birthday. At Middleton children may start school in the September of the school year in which they are five.

Children usually are expected to attend full time from the beginning of their time in school. However, the wishes of parents / carers are taken into consideration.

In the event of over-subscription the following allocation criteria will be used:
1 – Children in public care; first priority will be given to looked after children.
2 – Children with a statement of special educational needs.
3 – Children who have siblings on the school’s role on the date of the pupil’s admission.
4 – Children of practising Anglicans, whose commitment to the Church of England is confirmed in writing by a religious minister.
5 – The shortest distance to travel to the school (measured as the crow flies).


Attendance

All children are expected to be in school by 8.45am. Children arriving after 8:55am should notify the office of their late arrival so they can be registered. Any child who arrives after this time will be marked late. In case of illness the Academy should be contacted by 9.30am by telephone, a personal visit or letter.

Attendance 2016-2017
Number on role: 87
95.39% Attendance
17.24% Persistant absence


Bad Weather

Unfortunately, it is sometimes necessary to close the Academy because of severe weather problems or other emergencies. The Academy will only be closed as a last resort, and the times when this actually happens are rare.

Before deciding upon closure the following considerations are made:

  • Are access roads safe?
  • Are there on-site hazards?
  • Will there be enough staff to supervise?
  • Can a reasonable temperature be maintained?
  • Are toilet facilities and water operational?

Guidelines we follow:

  • Should it be necessary to close the Academy during the day we will telephone parents.
  • If we are unable to contact parents we will keep the child at school until normal time.
  • If there are serious weather problems- floods, storms or snow, the Headteacher will inform Norfolk County Council and local radio stations of the decision.
  • Parents are advised to listen to local radio stations: BBC Norfolk, KLFM or North Norfolk Radio, where updated lists of schools closing will be read at regular intervals and check Norfolk County Council’s website www.norfolk.gov.uk/education. Select ‘Emergency school Closures’ from the list on the right for a regular updated list of school closures.

Term Dates

Term date calendar 2017 to 2018

Term date calendar 2018 to 2019


Safeguarding / Child Protection

The school is committed to promoting the health and welfare of all children. It is our duty, by law, to report any concern immediately and to follow procedures laid down by the Norfolk Area Child Protection Committee if we see any signs which suggest that one of the children in our care may have been a victim of abuse. Our concern is to protect all children. The Head of School, Jo Kerkham is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and the alternate Designated Safeguarding Leads are Mary Foreman and Jayne Hill. Jane Bourne is the Designated Safeguarding Lead on the Board. Any child in need or at risk of significant harm will be reported to them in the first instance and they will contact Social Services if appropriate.

Click here to download our Safeguarding Policy.


Complaints

If you are unhappy about any aspect of your child’s education or experience at school, you should first make an appointment to see the class teacher. We hope that by discussing concerns with the class teacher they may be resolved. However, if you are still unhappy and wish to take the matter further you should make an appointment to see the Headteacher.

If, after discussions with the Headteacher, the matter is still unresolved, you should inform the Headteacher you wish to make a formal complaint. You will be given guidance on how to make a formal complaint, in writing to the Chair of Governors.

Click here to view our Complaints Policy


Disabled Access

If you have any questions about disabled access please call us before you visit on 01553 840234. We have a disabled parking space as well as various entrances, some of which are wheelchair friendly.


End of KS Results

Click here to download End of KS results 2016

DfE School Performance Tables Website


Homework

Spellings are sent home weekly. These are based on common exception words which the children don’t know and the phonics patterns or spelling rules taught daily in class. Spellings are tested when children are ready.

The children are also encouraged to complete a range of topic related homework choices. They are expected to complete one of these open ended tasks every 2 weeks and present their work to the class.

All children are expected to read their reading book as part of their homework. I they read to an adult five times in a week they will receive a stamp on their reward chart. In year 6 children will be given 3 pieces of work each week as well as additional homework to support revision.


Medicine in School

Children who have prescribed inhalers for asthma are asked to keep them in their school bags. Academy staff will not administer any medication unless agreed in a medical care plan.

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Safe use of Images

The Governors have agreed to adopt the DNEAT policy for Use of Safe Images in school. Parents will be advised if photographs are being taken in school and will be asked to give permission for the use of any images.

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Staff List

Mrs. Mary Foreman
Mr. Jo Kerkham
Mrs. Sadie Norman
Mrs. Jane Bourne
Mrs. Annette Keeley
Mrs. Paula Butcher
Mrs. Jayne Hill
Mrs. Rachel Bowen
Mrs. Jackie Scott
Mrs. Sandra Footer
Mrs. Caroline Bailey
Mrs. Kay Blackmur
Mrs. Diane Bennett
Mrs. Toni Lizzimore
Executive Headteacher
Head of School
Office Manager
Chair of Interim Board
Class Teacher
Class Teacher
Class Teacher
SENDco
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Head of Kitchen
Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Lunch Time Supervisor

Staff Training

All staff are involved in the school professional development programme which is linked to the School’s Improvement Plan. Staff hold weekly meetings and attend high quality training to enable us to maintain high standards.


Uniform

Our school uniform, embroided with the school logo is available from Tesco.co.uk. Please see below for our full uniform list and dress code.

Please Click Here to read our Uniform List.

Please Click Here to read the Dress Code.

Please Click Here to visit our uniform supplier’s website.