POLICIES

The rules and regulations have as their main purpose:-

– To inform parents how the School operates and to bring to their notice their responsibilities and liabilities towards the School which their children attend and to make the children aware of their duties towards the School.

-Compliance with these rules and regulations will help to create a more orderly and conducive environment for study.

-Observance of the School rules and regulations is obligatory by all pupils of all ages.

REGISTRATION

Registration for pupils intending to attend the School in any one year will be completed prior to the end of the first week of October.

Pupils who have attained the age of 6 years by the end of September in the year of registration will be registered in the first form.

Pupils who have attained the age of 5 years by the end of September in the year of registration will be registered in the reception class.

Pupils who have attained the age of 4 years by the end of September in the year of registration will be registered in the nursery.

Children who attain the age of 4 years at any other time during the year may be registered in the nursery providing there are available places. Parents of any other age group who wish to register their children can only do so after being interviewed personally by the Headmaster. These children will be given both a written and an oral test to assess their standard before being admitted and only they will then only be admitted should there be a vacancy in the appropriate class.

SCHOOL HOURS

Wednesday at 6:10pm – 7:40pm (Year 3 upwards only)

Saturdays 9.30am – 1.00pm

Please note that Nursery to Year 2 classes attend only on Saturdays. All children and parents should gather in the main hall at least 10 minutes prior to their start time in order for the head teacher to pass on important information and to ensure that teachers can take the children to their classrooms. Children are not allowed in classrooms without adult supervision. It is imperative that parents bring their children into school early in order to start their lessons on time. Lateness is disruptive for pupils and their teachers.

ABSENCE

Pupils may not be absent from School or miss lessons unless there is a good reason justifying such absence.

A letter requesting permission for these absences must be brought to the School in advance or in the event of absence due to medical reasons a letter is to be brought by the pupil the following day upon which the School operates and handed to the form teacher.

BEHAVIOUR

As you are aware the School hires the facilities from “East Barnet School”. Special care and attention must be taken by pupils to conduct themselves in such a manner so as not to give rise to any complaints from the staff of ‘East Barnet School’.

· Pupils are forbidden to touch, deface or otherwise interfere with pictures, books, maps or equipment belonging to ‘East Barnet School’ whether inside or outside the classrooms.

· Pupils are forbidden to bring to school with them any item, which may be regarded as Dangerous or likely to cause damage to the classrooms or the equipment within the classroom.
· Children are forbidden to bring radios, ‘walkman’ or mobile phones to school. (Such items may, at the discretion of the teacher or the Headmaster, be confiscated during school hours)

· It is our school’s policy for all students to remain in their classes during lessons at all times. Permission to go to the toilets should be given only in exceptional circumstances and under the supervision of an adult. If there is a medical need it is the parents’ duty to advise the head of the school of the child’s condition. Teachers will instruct children to use the toilets only during the break and/or before and after the lesson.

· Orderly behaviour, tidy work and good manners are required at all times and in particular in the following areas:

CLASSROOM

· Pupils must wait quietly outside their classrooms until they are invited to enter.

· Pupils must behave themselves in the classroom and carry out the instructions of their teacher in silence.

· Pupils will ensure that the classrooms are left tidy and clean after every lesson.

· Pupils are strictly forbidden to chew gum in classrooms

· Pupils are strictly advised to pay the appropriate respect both to the teachers and the adults

· Pupils should speak only when they are addressed by the teachers or when taking part in class discussions. If they wish to speak or attract the teacher’s attention they should raise their hand.

DISCIPLINE

The removal of children from the class is prohibited at all times. If a teacher experiences a behaviour problem he/she is advised to make a note on the “behavioural record” form and to inform the Head-teacher accordingly. If the situation continues to be a problem the teachers should follow the instructions laid down in the “Chain of Behaviour” chart (see below).

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

The school should display to the students the behaviour that it is expected to be followed. When enforcing discipline the teachers are reminded to refer to the behaviour code on a regular basis.

All Children should: – Remember, stop and think before you Act! You are responsible for your actions.- Show respect and treat others as you would like to be treated (No form of bullying is acceptable).- Walk sensibly around the school.Take care of our school, hall and the playground. (Put rubbish in its proper place).- Only use appropriate language (swearing is not acceptable).- Show respect for other people’s work and belongings (ask before borrowing).

SCHOOL BREAK

The school break will take place between 11:00 and 11:20am.

Pupils must not go into any area, which is out of bounds during break.

Fighting amongst pupils, the bullying of pupils by other pupils, and the use of bad language will not be tolerated at school. Parents of children involved in such conduct will be informed by the Headmaster who may at his discretion suspend or exclude such pupils.

Pupils will move in a quiet and orderly fashion in the corridors or on the stairs. Running will not be allowed within the school building.

Pupils who do not pay attention during their lessons, disturb fellow pupils, regularly shirk from doing their work, cause damage, answer back, generally show that they do not respect their teachers and do not obey the rules of the school will be reprimanded. The penalties aim to self – correct the pupil and to maintain discipline and the normal working of the school.

It is strictly prohibited for pupils to leave the school during school hours.

These penalties may include:
Contacting and informing parents, payment for whatever damages may have been caused, suspension from school and permanent exclusion from school.

A decision to suspend or exclude can be taken after a joint discussion by the school committee and the head-teacher; and only after the parents have been given the opportunity to comment on the matter.

SMOKING

Smoking amongst pupils is “absolutely” forbidden nor are teachers or parents allowed to smoke inside the school building or on the school grounds.

HOMEWORK

Pupils will be given homework each day in accordance with their age. Homework is obligatory and not voluntary.

In the event that a pupil is absent from school he or she is expected to find out from his/her classmates what homework has been set.

Where pupils have failed to produce any homework the teacher will notify the Headmaster who in turn will advise the parents in writing.

Homework diaries will be given to each pupil, which will be the property of the pupil. Into these will be written any homework that has been set. Parents are expected to sign these homework diaries each day as an indication to the teacher that the homework has been done.

LANGUAGE LABORATORY

The school aspires to establish a language laboratory in which the children will have regular opportunities to learn the Greek language (alphabet, spelling, and grammar) with the use of a computer. There are various educational programs available that might be useful throughout the school.

SCHOOL EVENTS

Every pupil is expected to attend each school event.

PROGRESS

Open days will be held each term and advance notification will be given to parents. Parents are expected to attend these Open Days at which they will be informed by the appropriate teacher of the progress their child has made during the term.

Progress reports will be given at the end of each term and a report card will be prepared for each pupil at the end of the Summer Term.

The Headmaster will be available during the school hours to discuss any matter of concern with parents.

DANCE LESSONS

Both music and dance are part of the school curriculum. The teachers are responsible for their pupils’ supervision during the dance sessions. They should also ensure that the children proceed from and return to their classes in an orderly manner without disturbing the other lessons.

The teachers should be present at the dance area and are responsible for their class behaviour during the dance lessons.