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 Kenmore Park Junior School

London Borough of Harrow

 

Moorhouse Road

Kenton, Harrow

Middlesex , HA3 9JA

 

Tel: 020 8204 6294

Fax: 020 8905 0368

E-mail: office@kpjs.harrow.sch.uk  

Website: www.kenmoreparkjunior.ik.org

  

Headteacher: Mr M Baumring

School Administrator: Mrs S Clarke

  

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The following is a list of the main headings from the School Brochure for Parents.  

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The aims of our school

Admissions

The Building

Organisation

Governors

Children’s Welfare

School Hours

Absences

Lunches

Uniform

Jewellery

Mobile ‘phones

The Curriculum

Specialist Facilities

Photographs

Physical Education

Religious Education

Learning Support Policy

Personal, Social and Health Education

Clubs and Activities

School Visits

Pupil Behaviour

Homework

Reports and Parents’ Meetings

Concerns and Complaints

How Can You Get Involved?

Additional Information

Children’s Centre

2012 Sats Results, (unvalidated).

 


 

The aims of our school are: (back to list)

  • To provide a caring and supportive environment where all children can develop social awareness and consideration for others.  

 

  • To develop each child’s own identity and independence within a framework of socially acceptable behaviour. 

 

  • To develop in every child an understanding and respect for their own and each other’s culture, religion, race and gender. 

 

  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum which includes moral, physical, cultural and spiritual development.  

 

  • To provide for every child’s educational development so that each makes appropriate progress towards reaching her/his maximum potential. 

 

  • To develop in all pupils an enthusiasm for learning through a variety of meaningful and appropriate experiences. 

 

  • To ensure, within the school, that there is a clear and steady progression between year groups and that there is a smooth transition from the Infant School and on to the High Schools. 

 

  • To involve parents and the community in the life of the school.

       

At Kenmore Park Junior School we welcome the contribution that everyone can make to school life. It is our belief that every child has the right to be accepted and valued regardless of their race, religion, gender, class or ability. Therefore, we will not accept any bullying or racist behaviour.

  

Together we work hard to give each child an equal opportunity to reach his or her full potential. We want our school to continue to be a happy community and we particularly value the help and support that parents can give us in achieving this aim.

  

The school is situated at the junction of Moorhouse Road and Warneford Road, just a short walk from the Streatfield Road / Honeypot Lane shops and roundabout.

 

 

Admissions (back to list)

  

Admissions to Harrow Schools are dealt with by the Admissions Unit of the London Borough of Harrow, Civic Centre (Tel: 020 8863 5611). All applications must be addressed to that department. Admissions information can be found in “A Guide to Primary Schools in Harrow”, copies of which are available from the Civic Centre. There are also copies available in the Junior School office and the downstairs entrance area.

  

Parents are very welcome to make an appointment to look around the school when they are considering applying for a place for their child.

 

 

The Building (back to list)

  

The main building was originally built in the 1930s. There are other buildings which include an extension block for Design and Technology, a new mobile building which provides 3 extra classrooms, and a studio. In the main part of the school there are 9 classrooms, a library/computer room, music room, medical room and a hall/gymnasium.

  

There is a playground with sports pitches marked out and a quiet seating area.

 

A great deal of work has been done over the past few years to improve the learning environment. The refurbishment of the school is an ongoing process in accordance with the budget available.

  

  

Organisation (back to list)

  

The school can accommodate 360 children. They are organised according to age in 3 classes per year group. There are no mixed age classes. Each class has a class teacher and approximately 30 children of mixed ability. The 3 classes in the year group receive additional help from an attached support teacher. Other support teachers give specialist teaching throughout the school.

  

  

Governors (back to list)

 

The Governing Body liaises between the local community, the school and the Education Authority. Our Governors take their responsibilities very seriously and have worked hard to develop an effective partnership with the school. The Governing Body endorses the curriculum aims of the school.

  

Governors hold an annual meeting where they report to parents, but can be contacted at any time throughout the year via the school office.

  

  

Children’s Welfare (back to list)

  

If your child is taken ill we want to be able to do all we can for him or her. The Welfare Assistants will look after children in the medical room, but if they feel a child is ill, or if there has been an accident, they will contact you. For this reason the school must have up to date details of your home, mobile and work telephone numbers and the number of a friend or relative who we can contact if you are unavailable. Please let us know straight away if there are any changes to these details.

  

Should it become essential that your child needs to take any medicine during the day please speak, or write, to the Welfare Assistants giving very clear instructions and making sure that the medication is labelled with your child’s name. Asthma inhalers may be kept by your child in the classroom or in the medical room.

 

The school is obliged to seek the support and advice of a range of services, including Social Services and the Police if there are concerns about child safety or child protection issues.

  

  

School Hours (back to list)

  

Morning session:       8.50 - 12.30

Lunch break:              12.30 - 1.30

Afternoon session:    1.30 - 3.30

  

For your child’s safety we insist that children do not arrive earlier than 8.40 am and that they leave the building promptly at the end of the school day. Children who go home to lunch should return at 1.25 pm.

 

 

Absences (back to list)

 

We are keen to maintain our good record for attendance. In the last year there were 0.19% unauthorised absences and 4.52% authorised absences. Please support us by sending a note or telephoning the secretary whenever your child is away. All absences will be marked as unauthorised until we have appropriate reason. If we do not hear from you we are obliged to inform the appropriate authorities.

  

On occasions you may want to take your child out of school for an appointment. For reasons of safety we do insist that you meet your child outside the medical room. You may wish to send someone on your behalf, but please let us know, in writing, the name of the person who will be collecting your child. We do not recommend that your child leaves the school premises unaccompanied.

 

 

Lunches (back to list)

  

The school will be able to offer hot meals for those children who wish to partake. As of May 2010 the cost will be £1.90 per day, with a deposit payable in advance. Menus are available from the office.

  

If your child does not wish to have a hot meal, they can bring a packed lunch in a lunch box marked clearly with their name and class. No glass containers or breakable flasks please, as these can be dangerous. Unfortunately, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to lunches. 

  

Some children are entitled to free packed lunches provided by the authority. The Pupil Support Services at the Civic Centre can help. Their phone number is 0208 424 1524.

 

 

Uniform (back to list)

 

As part of our belief that children should be proud to be pupils at Kenmore Park Junior School, we expect them to wear the correct school uniform, including school shoes.

  

The School Uniform:

 

 

Green school sweatshirt with school logo *

White shirt or blouse

Grey or black trousers (No leggings or tight fitting trousers)

Grey knee-length skirt

White or grey socks; black shoes - No trainers, clogs, platform shoes or any other colour shoes are to be worn.
We recommend black or white headscarves only for Muslim girls.

In the summer children may prefer to wear a white t-shirt*, short-sleeved white shirt, white polo shirt or a green gingham dress.

 

  

PE Kit:

 

 

White t-shirt (plain or with school logo*) Black shorts*

A tracksuit to be worn over PE kit in cold weather.

Plimsolls or sensible trainers for outside wear. A shoe bag.* 

  

 

*These items can be bought from the school office. Please ask at the office

 

All items of clothing should be clearly labelled.

  

Please try to ensure that children have an art shirt or overall for practical activities.

 

 

Jewellery (back to list)

 

May we remind you that the wearing of jewellery can be dangerous. Children should only wear plain stud earrings.

  

We recommend no more than one stud in each ear and that earrings are removed for PE lessons. No other jewellery should be worn to school.

 

Pupils and their parents are reminded that they are responsible for their own personal property and possessions while on school premises or engaged in school activities. Neither the school nor the Local Authority can accept any liability for loss of or damage to such property and possessions.

 

 

Mobile ‘phones (back to list)

  

The school policy is that no mobile ‘phones should be brought into school.

  

 

The Curriculum (back to list)

  

The school places great emphasis on the teaching of essential literacy and numeracy skills. The children are taught all the subjects included in the National Curriculum: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Music, Information Communication Technology, Design and Technology, Physical Education, Art, and Religious Education. We encourage a positive attitude to co-operation and where applicable, competitive sport.

 

Although the school has no field of its own, the children participate in a wide range of PE activities and team games. From time to time specialist coaches work alongside teachers to increase children’s expertise. There is also an indoor programme of gymnastics and dance.

 

Year 5 go swimming for one session each week for a term. We use the Harrow Leisure Centre which provides a specialist teacher to work alongside the qualified teacher from the school. Parents are sent more details about swimming lessons before the start of the relevant term.

 

We keep children informed of the range of out of school activities through our PE noticeboard and by distributing and publicising information sent in to the school by outside organisations. In addition we participate in fund raising activities, e.g. BBC Children in Need, Sport Relief.

 

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils learn a Modern Foreign Language. Personal, Social and Health Education is taught across the curriculum.

 

Subjects are taught separately but where links occur across the curriculum some subjects may be covered together.

 

The school updates the curriculum according to the latest Government guidelines.

 

 

Specialist Facilities (back to list)

  

The school is well resourced with a number of computers and IWB’s in every 

classroom and a dedicated computer area which provide a total of over 30 computer stations. 

  

The school has a number of specially equipped areas, including a Library, a Design and Technology room, Food Technology room and Music room.

  

We have a strong musical tradition and all classes receive specialist music teaching. Children have the opportunity to join the band, orchestra and choirs and small groups of children are taught to play instruments by visiting peripatetic teachers. Parents are welcome to contact the Headteacher if they wish their child to learn a brass or woodwind instrument, the violin, tabla or a percussion instrument. There is a charge for this service payable in advance and is non-refundable.

  

  

Photographs (back to list)

  

Your child may have his/her photograph taken during school activities. We use these for school promotions and evidence of work done e.g. art. Photographs may be stored and transmitted electronically.

  

Harrow Education Department may use such photographs. Please inform the school in writing if you do not wish photographs of your child to be taken.

  

  

Physical Education (back to list)

  

Throughout the PE curriculum we aim to increase children’s awareness of personal health and safety and to foster an enjoyment of physical activity. We encourage a positive attitude to co-operation and where applicable, competitive sport.

  

Although the school has no field of its own, the children participate in a wide range of PE activities and team games. From time to time specialist coaches work alongside teachers to increase children’s expertise. There is also an indoor programme of gymnastics and dance.

  

Year 5 go swimming for one session each week for a term. We use the Harrow Leisure Centre which provides a specialist teacher to work alongside the qualified teacher from the school. Parents are sent more details about swimming lessons before the start of the relevant term.

  

We keep children informed of the range of out of school activities through our PE noticeboard and by distributing and publicising information sent in to the school by outside organisations. In addition we participate in fund raising activities, e.g. BBC Children in Need, Sport Relief.

 

 

Religious Education (back to list)

  

Kenmore Park Junior School is a multi-faith community and we value the variety and diversity of faiths within our school. RE lessons aim to teach the children to understand and respect world religions and encourage tolerance and spiritual awareness. There is a daily act of collective worship.

 

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from assemblies and RE if they so wish, after consultation with the Headteacher. Children who are withdrawn from RE are given alternative work.

 

 

Learning Support Policy (back to list)

 

Our aim is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all our pupils with work being matched to individual needs. Children are given plenty of opportunities to experience practical activities and all work is regularly monitored and assessed. Our team of support teachers work within classes to give help to different groups of children in accordance with a variety of needs. Within the class children may be grouped according to ability and/or activity.

  

Should your child experience any difficulties she or he will receive help in class or in a small group whenever possible. If you have concerns, please discuss them with the classteacher who may refer you to the Special Needs Co-ordinator. Children with statements of SEN receive additional help from Learning Support teachers and assistants, children who are at an initial or further stage of learning English will also receive additional support from a specialist teacher.

  

  

Personal, Social and Health Education (back to list)

  

PSHE is covered through a variety of subjects and through discussion. All children follow a structured programme aiming to raise their awareness of the many factors involved in living a healthy, responsible life.

  

As part of PSHE/Science, children will have a series of sex education lessons which will gradually prepare them for puberty and the associated emotional and physical changes they can expect to encounter. These lessons are linked to promoting family values and moral awareness. Parents are always kept informed about the lessons beforehand and will be invited to discuss concerns and view materials to be used.

  

After consultation with the Headteacher, parents are entitled to withdraw their child from all or part of sex education, except that which is part of the National Curriculum requirement.

 

 

Clubs and Activities (back to list)

  

The school offers a range of clubs and out of school activities dependent on the availability of staff. During the past year activities have included choir, orchestra, band, drama, ICT, football, badminton and cricket. Activities take place after school or during the lunch hour. We rely on staff volunteering their personal time to run these clubs.

 

 

School Visits (back to list)

  

We aim to provide a variety of cultural and learning experiences within school through visiting artists, organisations and community groups. In addition educational visits to places of interest are arranged to add a stimulating aspect to a topic taught in class.

  

Pupils in Year 6 have the opportunity during the Spring/Summer Term to go on a residential visit. For those children not wishing to go on this trip, a series of visits and activities as an alternative can be arranged.

  

To enable us to continue with these educational visits, parents are asked to make a voluntary contribution to cover the costs. However, any parent having financial difficulties should contact us.

 

 

Pupil Behaviour (back to list)

  

Kenmore Park is a happy, friendly school with high standards of behaviour. We see self-discipline as the key to good behaviour and children here work in an atmosphere of support and encouragement where good behaviour and effort is always acknowledged and praised.

  

Your child will belong to one of 4 teams and will be awarded team points for effort,

achievement and good behaviour. Headteacher Awards are also given for outstanding personal effort. Our Code of Conduct outlines the school’s behaviour policy and has been drawn up to maintain a safe and secure environment for all children. Parents are asked to sign the code, having first discussed it with their child.

  

If a child behaves unacceptably she/he may be sanctioned by losing a playtime or by completing extra work. She/he may be spoken to by a senior teacher or the Deputy Head. In more serious cases the Headteacher may see the child and arrange to meet parents to discuss the matter. In some extreme cases a child may be excluded from school.

 

 

Homework (back to list)

  

The school follows all homework guidance set by the DoE. Most children enjoy getting a small amount of homework and we ask parents to co-operate with us in making sure that any homework set is completed and returned to school on time. You will receive guidelines, and a homework contract to sign, when your child starts at the school.

  

 Homework tasks will be set by your child’s class teacher. You will be given further details in the termly newsletter. In addition all children are encouraged to read at home on a regular basis.

  

The school’s homework policy is available on request.

  

  

Reports and Parents’ Meetings (back to list)

  

There will be an opportunity for parents to meet their child’s teacher early in the Autumn Term to assess the way in which their child has settled in to class. An open day/evening is held in the Spring Term when parents have a chance to look at their child’s books and discuss progress. In the Summer Term, parents will be given a written report on their child’s progress and achievements. This report can be discussed with teachers at an open evening. 

  

 All parents are welcome to discuss their child’s progress with the class teacher or the Headteacher at a mutually convenient time. It is advisable to call or write to arrange such a meeting as staff are often busy with clubs, training sessions, etc after school. Parents may inspect their child’s school records at any time, please contact the Headteacher should you wish to arrange an inspection.

  

  

Concerns and Complaints (back to list)

 

If a parent is concerned about any aspect of the school, they are welcome to come and discuss the matter with the Headteacher. Most problems can be solved this way.

  

Should parents wish to make a complaint, they should first address it to the Headteacher. If they wish to take the complaint further, there is a School Complaints Procedure for general and curriculum complaints. Copies of this may be obtained from the school.

 

 

How Can You Get Involved? (back to list)

  

Parents are an important part of school life. We would be very pleased to have your help either in the classroom, library or on school trips.

  

 A Friend’s Association has worked hard to raise money to provide the children with better equipment and facilities. We are always looking for new members and helpers for fund raising events. These events also provide an opportunity for enjoyable social gatherings for parents, children and staff.

If you are interested in helping, please contact the Headteacher or Deputy Head.

  

  

Additional Information (back to list)

 

You may be interested to know that adult learning opportunities/activities are held on the school premises. They are run by outside organisations.

  

English Language classes for Adults and Family Literacy Scheme, ICT classes for Adults - details from Junior School Office.

 

 

 

 

Children’s Centre (back to list)

Kenmore Park Junior school is pleased to have very close links with the Children’s Centre next door, who provide a wide range of early year services, including an after school club.

 

 

2012 SATs results, (Unvalidated)

 

Please see attached reports below.

  

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