St Giles Junior School Exhall Warwickshire

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  • 18/07/2014
    End of Term Message

    We wish all our Year 6 children Good Luck as they prepare for Secondary School and we sadly say goodbye to Mrs Little, Ms, McLeod, Miss Ash and Mrs Daley and thank them for helping to make St.Giles Junior School a Good school.

  • 16/07/2014
    World Cup Withdrawal?

    Join our Fantasy Football League, details on our Summer Holiday Activities link on the side toolbar.

  • 15/07/2014
    SATS dates for 2015

    Testing in 2015 for Yr 6 will be 11th - 15th May. Full attendance for the whole week is required.

  • 15/07/2014
    Dinner Staff Award
    Our dinner staff excel again and win the Team of the Year. Congratulations from everyone, well deserved.
  • 15/07/2014
    Fire Safety Award
    Congratulations to Amrita who won a £25 voucher from Bedworth Fire Safety Team
  • 14/07/2014
    Record Improvement on Attendance
    The school has improved its attendance this year by almost 2%, to 96.2% Thank you for the effort that goes into getting your children out of bed and in our classrooms learning.
  • 13/07/2014
    Looking for Activities for the Summer Holiday?
    Check out our Summer Holiday Activities page (on the left hand side) as we will be updating it with things to do during the summer break. (If you know of any activities taking place, let us know and we'll add those too).
  • 13/07/2014
    Holiday Reading and Writing Challenge
    The children have been set a Reading and Writing Challenge by Miss Smith. Details can be found in our Summer Activity Page on the side menu. 
  • 13/07/2014
    After School Clubs Update
    There will not be any Farm Club on Monday 14th or Friday 18th July and Art Club on Wednesday 16th has been cancelled due to lack of support.
  • 09/07/2014
    Reading Books
    Can all school library and reading books be returned to the class teacher. Any books that are not returned might be fined! 
  • 21/06/2014
    Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers

    Time is running out for us to collect the Sainsbury's Active Kids Vouchers.  Thank you to everyone who has helped to collect them; please bring any that you still have into school so that we can send them off to claim our equipment.

    
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Welcome


Response to recent media coverage

We want to say upfront how truly sorry we are that this has happened and take this chance to explain how the oversight occurred.

Countless schools across the UK are being placed under pressure to improve their annual attendance figures. In order to encourage and support this, many schools both locally and nationally are now looking for increasingly creative methods to promote these government set targets.

In response to this, at St Giles, we encourage and reward good and improved attendance in a variety of ways over the course of the year. As a celebration for achieving 100% attendance in Year 6, we took children for a meal as a special treat before moving on to secondary school.

The intention was that this may inspire others to outstanding attendance in the future. The data used to decide which children were eligible was produced by the Government backed data (SIMS) system that all schools use. It effectively identified those children who had solely achieved 100% attendance but did not report reasons for absence.

It was never our intention to upset or offend anyone who was unable to attend school for medical or compassionate reasons. We recognise and fully sympathise with the family’s views, and had we known at the time that we had unwittingly caused offence, we would have taken immediate steps to address their concerns. Sadly we were not given the opportunity to do this.

We appreciate that there are some circumstances when a child cannot attend school, and may therefore miss out on any 100% attendance reward we put in place, but we do ensure all good attendance is rewarded and celebrated.

The views which have now been brought to our attention, do cause us concern, and will be addressed openly and constructively within our close and supportive school community. Parents’ views and suggestions are extremely important to us, and we use these as an opportunity to move our School forward. This was identified as a strength in our recent OFSTED, and is something we place great importance on at St Giles, and want to maintain.

School is now closed for the Summer Holidays!

Have a great summer holiday

Autumn Term starts on Tuesday September 2nd

 

Please click on the link below to read our full report

OFSTED Report Summer 2014.pdf

 

We invite our Year 6 children, parents and carers to leave their comments on Our Leavers' Wall

http://padlet.com/mann_r2/80kamxsyqrb

 

Welcome to St. Giles Junior School

A Welcome Message from the Head Teacher and Chair of Governors

Through our website, we aim to provide information for Parents. Children and the Community.  The Staff and Governors are very proud of St. Giles Junior School and believe that our school provides a happy, hardworking environment in which every child is supported and encouraged to achieve.

Our website cannot tell you everything about our school but it will hopefully encourage you to find out more.

We have put some general information about school life under the various headings on the left as well as specific information under the different tabs at the top of the page.

Our Gallery features lots of photos of some of the exciting activities and learning that our children experience at St. Giles and we hope these show that we are a happy and caring school which enables every child to be the very best they can be.

We hope you enjoy finding out about school on our website.  If you would like further information please contact us through the School Office and speak to Mrs Davies who will be delighted to help.

Anne Perry - Head Teacher

Amanda Gardiner - Chair of Governors

St. Giles Junior School, Hayes Lane, Exhall, Coventry, CV7 9NS     Tel: 02476 313375    Fax: 02476 731041