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11/12/19

Operation Encompass

Operation Encompass At St Clere’s we are working in partnership with Essex Police to identify and provide appropriate support to pupils who have experienced domestic violence in their household, this scheme is called Operation Encompass. The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguarding and support children and young people who have been involved in or witness to a domestic abuse incident.  Domestic abuse impacts on children in a number of ways.  Children are at increased risk of physical injury during an incident, either by accident or because they attempt to intervene.  Even when not directly injured, children are greatly distressed by witnessing the physical and emotional suffering of a parent. Encompass has been created to highlight this situation.  It is the implementation of key partnership working between the Police and Schools.  The aim of sharing information with local schools is to allow “Key Adults” (normally the Designated Safeguarding Lead), the opportunity of engaging with the child and to provide access to support that allows them to remain in a safe but secure familiar environment. In order to achieve this, Essex Police will share information of domestic incidents where one of our pupils has been present, with the Key Adult.  On receipt of any information, the Key Adult will decide on the appropriate support the child requires.  All information sharing and resulting actions will be undertaken in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  We will record this information and store this in accordance with the record keeping procedures outlined in these regulations. The purpose and procedures in Operation Encompass have been shared with all parents and governors.  Further information can be found by click on the following link www.operationencompass.org
10/12/19

Christmas end of Term

would like to remind you that school finishes for pupils at 12.20pm on Wednesday 18th December 2019, which will be a non-uniform day. If your child wishes to wear non-uniform (i.e. a Christmas jumper or Christmas theme), the cost will be £2 per student (payable via Parentpay). All monies raised will be divided between the Children in Need appeal and local charities. This payment also covers our Spring term non-uniform event. The usual non-uniform rules apply and clothing must still be appropriate for school so please ensure that pupils do not wear items listed as inappropriate in the list below:   Non-Uniform Day · Jeans, T-shirts, sportswear are all acceptable, (not leggins), jeggins can be worn. · Skirts and dresses must be of an appropriate length. Revealing clothing or inappropriate/offensive slogans are not allowed. · Flat, closed toe shoes must be worn, no high heels. Trainers are fine. · Hats should not be worn.   Thank you for your ongoing support regarding school uniform. Could you please ensure your child is wearing correct school uniform on return to school in January. Information regarding this can be found on our website.   Pupils who are entitled to Free School Meals will be able to collect a packed lunch, which must be ordered, from the kitchen at break-time on Monday 16th December. The contract buses have been arranged to collect pupils at 12.20pm. Pupils return to school for the Spring Term on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 8.20am.
4/10/19

Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening - 16th October 2019

Dear Parent/Carer   There will be a consultation meeting for parents of Year 7 pupils on Wednesday 16th October 2019, from 4.30-7.30pm.  This is a very important occasion as it gives parents an excellent opportunity to review the progress their child is making leading up to their examinations. Pupils are expected to attend in full school uniform.   An appointment system has been arranged, based on five minute interviews.  Parents are asked to adhere to this timing very strictly otherwise the system will not work and there will be long delays.  Some members of staff teach large numbers of children in Year 7 and it may not be possible for them to see the parents of every child in their teaching groups during the evening.  In this case parents may make a separate appointment to see the teacher concerned at some future date.   In the Pupil Planner, there is a section for Parent Evening appointments.  All pupils must request an appointment time from each teacher and complete this page.  It is the responsibility of each child to ensure that these appointments are made and that they have seen every member of staff who teaches them.   Could you please email your child’s form tutor as soon as possible confirming whether or not you will be attending. Please include your child’s full name in the email.   Would parents also please ensure that, when making the appointments, the children allow time for movement between members of staff.   Thank you for your support in this matter and, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.   Yours faithfully     Mr J Purkiss Deputy Head Teacher       YEAR 7 7B1                 k.cox.scs@osborne.coop 7B2                 I.akinyemi.scs@osborne.coop 7C1                 j.gillan.scs@osborne.coop 7C2                 a.sands.scs@osborne.coop 7G1                 n.fayers.scs@osborne.coop 7G2                 n.smith.scs@osborne.coop 7W1                r.clarke.scs@osborne.coop 7W2                b.barnard.scs@osborne.coop 7W3                k.parkes.scs@osborne.coop