School Life

We think our school is something special and we’re sure that you’ll agree. 

Our Curriculum

Explore Early Years

SEND

Our Christian Community

Forest School

Wellbeing

WOW Days!

Our Team

We have a dedicated team of staff to support you and your child.

Our School Day

Our school day begins at 8.50am when a member of staff is on duty on the main school entrance gates.    The school doors open at this time and children enter the building and go into their classrooms.

For the safety of all of our children our school gates are locked at 9.00am.  Anyone arriving after this time must sign their child in at the school office.  Please note any child arriving after 9.00am will be recorded in the register as ‘Late’.  Anyone arriving after 9.15am will be recorded as an ‘Unauthorised Absence’ unless a valid reason is given.

It is vital for your child to be in school, on time, in the morning to allow them to settle quickly into the school day.  Please help support us in this by allowing plenty of time to travel to school so your child is ready to enter their classroom from between 8.50am and 9am.

Children in Years 1 – 4 have a morning break time that begins at 10.40am and ends at 11.00am.

Lunch begins at midday and ends at 1.10pm, when children return to their classrooms for their afternoon learning.

Children in Key Stage 1 have an afternoon playtime.

The day ends at 3.30pm.  Children in Nursery to Year 3 need to be collected from their class teacher at this time.  Children in Year 4 may leave the school ground unaccompanied if the school has received written confirmation of this arrangement.

School Uniform

St. Michael’s School uniform for children consists of:

Girls

Grey skirt/ pinafore dress/ trousers, grey or white socks or grey tights

School tie (optional but may be required for key events)

Blue and white dress, white socks (optional in summer)

White polo shirt or white shirt/blouse

Navy blue cardigan (items with the school logo can be purchased from Trutex)

Black school shoes (no trainers or pumps)

Any hair accessories must be blue or white

Boys

Grey trousers , grey socks

Grey trousers/ shorts (optional in summer)

White polo shirt/ white shirt

School tie (optional – but may be required for key events)

Navy blue jumper (items with the school logo can be purchased from Trutex)

Black shoes (no trainers or pumps)

PE Kit

White round neck tee shirt (items with the school logo can be purchased from Trutex)

Black shorts

Trainers

Navy blue/ Black tracksuit for outdoor Autumn/ Winter lessons

Jewellery

The only jewellery that children are permitted to wear in the school is a watch and a single pair of stud earrings. Please note that all jewellery must be removed by the child before PE or Games.  Teachers are not permitted to remove these items.

As such, if you are planning on having your child’s ears pierced we recommend that this is done at the start of the summer holiday so they are not missing out on PE and games lessons when the studs have to remain in their ears for a prolonged period of time.

 

All school uniform with a logo can be purchased from Trutex located at Unit 11, Emerald Way, Stone Business Park,  ST15 0SR

Parent Teacher Association

Who are the PTA?

We are a group of parents and carers, and school staff seeking to support the school and enhance the education of all the pupils of St Michael’s.

What do we do?

A key aim is to fundraise (Stone Town Bonfire, Christmas Extravaganza, Snowball, 10k Race, etc.) to enhance the education of all children attending St Michael’s.
We believe in community, aiming to strengthen collaboration between parents and carers, students, and staff, and above all have fun!

When do we meet?

We meet a few times a term – usually at school. We generally have evening meetings but are willing to promote some meetings during the day to include all members of the St Michael’s community.

Governance

School governors are a group of volunteers who come together as a group called the School Governing Body or Board. They support and challenge the headteacher to get the very best in education for the children and families in their school community.

A governing board has a strong focus on three key issues:

  • Making sure the school has a clear vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.

Here is an up to date list of our governors and their key areas of responsibility.

Reverend Ian Cardinal (Chair)
Category – Foundation Governor
Subject link – Geography
Committees – Evaluation and Strategy, Finance and Premises, Headteacher Performance Management, Pay Panel
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mr Steve Lewis (Vice-Chair)
Category – Co-opted Governor
Term ends – Sept 2022
Subject link – Child Protection / Prevent / LAC (Looked After Children), PE including Sports Premium, Maths
Committees – Evaluation and Strategy, Policy and Curriculum, Finance and Premises, Complaints, Pay Panel Appeals
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mrs J Wass
Category – Headteacher
Committees – Evaluation and Strategy, Policy and Curriculum, Finance and Premises
Other responsibilities – Governor training / GovernorSpace
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mr C Melia
Category – Co-opted Governor
Term ends – March 2020
Subject link – Pupil Premium, English
Committees – Evaluation and Strategy (Chair), Policy and Curriculum (Clerk), Appeals, Pay Panel
Other responsibilities – Governor section of school website
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mr A Rees
Category – Parent Governor
Term ends – Jan 2021
Subject link – Computing, e-safety
Committees – Evaluation and Strategy, Finance and Premises, Complaints
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mrs C Carnes
Category – Staff Governor
Term ends – Jan 2021
Committees – Evaluation and Strategy, Policy and Curriculum
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mrs M Moss
Category – Foundation Governor
Term Ends – April 2023
Subject Link – SEND, RE, History, Music
Committees – Evaluation and Strategy, Policy and Curriculum (Chair), Headteacher Performance Management, Appeals, Pay Panel
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mrs Wendy Hallows
Category – Parent Governor
Term ends – April 2023
Subject link –
Committees –
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mrs Jane Cooper
Category – Co-opted Governor
Term ends – Sept 2023
Subject link – Science
Committees – Policy and Curriculum
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mr Richard Jarrett
Category – Co-opted Governor
Term ends – Dec 2023
Subject link –
Committees –
Pecuniary Interest – None

Mrs Jane Kracke
Category – Parent Governor
Term ends – Feb 2024
Subject link –
Committees –
Pecuniary Interest – None