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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

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.