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
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