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Pupil Welfare

All staff have a responsibility for safeguarding pupils at Petersfield. The class teacher(s) is primarily responsible for the care and welfare of your child whilst in school. We actively encourage parent involvement and support in all aspects of school as we firmly believe that a strong home - school parent partnership is in the best interests of our pupils. We actively seek to involve parents, pupils and all relevant staff in discussions to support pupil welfare to ensure the best possible outcomes and a uniform approach. Class teachers are available on the playground most nights after school and should the need arise, they will be happy to arrange an alternative time to discuss any concerns you may have. Please do request an appointment at the school office. If matters are not resolved through these discussions please do contact our Key Stage Leaders, Deputy Headteachers or Headteacher who will be happy to work with you to resolve the matter.

We run an established programme of social skills / friendship groups to support children who may be finding some difficulties in building relationships with other pupils. These are run by our Teaching Assistants, and are a proven way of resolving difficulties and allaying worries. We encourage restorative justice and believe that often, by encouraging children to speak openly and honestly about the concerns or issues that they have in the presence of a mediating adult, matters can be greatly improved.

We are pleased to welcome pupils and their families into our school community regularly through out the school year. We pride ourselves in providing a friendly welcome and individually tailored support from staff and pupils to ensure a smooth transition into our school.

If additional support is required to help a pupil - there are various channels that can be followed:

  • The school nurse can be contacted by any parent with a health or welfare concern. Please ask for contact details at the school office.
  • Further concerns, requiring the involvement of other agencies e.g. parent support advisers or specialist teachers can be requested if parents and the school complete an EHA (Early Help Assessment).
  • Our cluster of schools fund a counselling service, called Allyance, to which we can refer pupils with more complex needs for play therapy.

We are delighted to regularly work closely with partner organisations in school, such as the NSPCC, to ensure our pupils are confident to speak out about any concerns. Below is the letter from our last session which outlines the additional information parents can access to support further discuss at home about staying safe

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Latest News

22nd Nov - our 'Stay and Play' session at Peterfield welcomed prospective parents and pupils for September 2017. The application deadline for the first round of EYFS admissions is 15th January 2018.

22nd Nov - Pupils from Petersfield attended an award ceremony and were presented with our Bronze Travel Plan award and a prizes of bike and scooter storage.

21st Nov - Thanks to FOPS for the dancing, sweets and fun had at tonight's school disco.

17th Nov - Children in Need Fundraising with a dress down day.

16th Nov - We were delighted to host one of our regular induction sessions. We highly value the parent and local community support we receive to enrich the learning of our pupils.

16th Nov - In our Anti-Bullying Assembly today, we listened to how to be a good friend, why we are all unique, special and equal and the varieties of bullying. The pupils learnt more about how to deal with cyber bullying and we all agreed that Petersfield is an anti-bullying school.

15th Nov - Hands on science in Rowan Class thanks to Miss Ball! 'Mr Ashford made his hands wet, scooped up the bubbles and Miss Ball then set light to a long, long, long stick before setting Mr Ashford's hands on fire! Twice! When the flames went out, Mr Ashford's hands weren't even singed!'

14th Nov - Year 6 participated in the first of an exciting series of science lessons thanks to Johnson Matthey as organized by one of our wonderful parents.

14th Nov - we continue to invite parents and carers into school to find out more about how we support any specific needs of our pupils at our 'SENDCo parent drop in'. Please see the diary dates for the next session in the Spring term.

8th-14th Nov - Thank you to our teachers and FOPS for staffing the book fair and to our pupils and parents for supporting this event and grabbing a good read!

11th Nov - We were very proud of our pupils, past and present, who joined us and the local community to observe 2 minutes silence. Our thanks to Mr Bryant for organizing the poppy campaign at Petersfield and to the Standard Bearer who led us from school to Chequers.

10th Nov - Pine class enjoyed an excellent visit to the British Museum. Thanks to our staff and volunteers for enabling this visit.

10th Nov - Congratulation to those who deserved our Headteacher Awards today. We are very proud of the excellent learning and attitudes to learning being demonstrated.

9th Nov - We were delighted to welcome prospective parents to our Open Afternoon for September 2018 intake. We were very impressed with how the children joined in with the learning in class. We look forward to welcoming new pupils and parents back. The deadline for applications is 15th Jan 2018.

8th Nov - What an exciting medieval day in EYFS and KS1 today! Music, dancing, arts, crafts, cooking, and of course a banquet, were all enjoyed in costume. What a great day of learning!

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