Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to school is deferred until later in the school year or when the child reaches compulsory school age in that school year.

When your child has been allocated a place at Anns Grove Primary school, transferring from an early years setting or home into Anns Grove Primary school is guaranteed as the school place remains available throughout the whole academic year.

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Attendance and Punctuality Policy

Children come to school to learn and good attendance is important if they are to gain as much as possible from their time in school. When children miss lessons it is harder for them to reach their full potential. Poor attendance and punctuality can lead to children feeling unsettled at school, it can affect their friendships and reduce their confidence. Poor attendance can result in social and academic problems, reducing the long term life chances of children.

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Anti Bullying Policy

The purpose of the Anti-Bullying Policy is to ensure that pupils learn in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied. Bullying is anti-social and unacceptable behaviour and affects everyone. Bullying happens in all parts of society; good schools acknowledge this and at Anns Grove we seek to be pro-active in addressing the issue. This policy is to be implemented with reference to Anns Grove Behaviour Policy.

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Behaviour Policy

Our Positive Behaviour Policy is based on the School Rules which were arrived at through consultation with pupils. These are displayed clearly in each classroom and around school.

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Charging and Remissions Policy

The governors and staff of Anns Grove Primary School are committed to a wide range of educational opportunities including visits offsite and residential to extend and enrich learning experiences.

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Complaints procedure - parents advice

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Online-Safety Policy

The requirement to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely is addressed as part of the wider duty of care to which all who work in schools are bound. A school online-safeguarding policy should help to ensure safe and appropriate use by all users.

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Reading Policy

Anns Grove Primary School

How we teach your children to read and write

Every child deserves success right from the start. We know that the sooner children learn to read, the greater their success at school. This is why we put reading at the heart of what we do.

We use a teaching programme called Read Write Inc. Phonics to teach our children to read and write. We make sure every child can read the last set of phonic stories before they progress to our higher level programmes - Literacy and Language, and Spelling. Some children complete the programme in Year 1 and others in Year 2. Year 3 and 4 children who need extra support follow this programme too; struggling readers in Year 5 and 6 children follow a similar programme called Fresh Start.

During this time, we group children by their reading progress for one hour a day (20 to 45 minutes in Reception) and re-assess children every half-term so we can place them in the group where they’ll make the most progress. We provide extra daily one-to-one sessions for children who need a bit of a boost to keep up.

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Safeguarding and child protection policy

The Governing Body of Anns Grove Primary School Safeguard children in accordance with the guidance issued by the Sheffield Safeguarding Service and under section 1751 of the Education Act 2002 to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and to work together with other agencies to ensure adequate arrangements within our school to identify, assess, and support those children who are suffering harm.

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