Welcome to Kerr Mackie Primary School. This a happy, caring and safe school, where children, staff and families know that ‘together everyone achieves more’.
We believe that it’s our responsibility to ensure that every child aims high and realises their full potential as a learner for life. Personalising learning and achieving highly is our priority.
We believe every child ‘can be, can do, can change and can achieve’. This is achieved by increasing their confidence and independence, nurturing respect for all, developing resilience and by promoting their collaborative, inquisitive and reflective skills.
Our teaching ensures that learning is accessible and challenging for all. It’s exciting, engaging and prepares our children with skills for life through the wider curriculum projects.
We value every aspect of a child’s development and will work closely with parents and carers, outside agencies, our local, national and global community to make a difference to the lives of each child.
If you would like a paper copy of any information provided on our website, please contact the office staff who can provide this free of charge for you.
We would like to share with you school policies and practices with regards to ensuring that children are taught and encouraged to live healthy lifestyles and adopt safe practices.
School policies are in place to ensure that there is a consistent approach to practices throughout the school and that they are adhered to by staff, governors and volunteers. Adults have a tremendous impact on young children and, with this in mind, adults at Kerr Mackie Primary School:
are good role models for children
enjoy their role and working with children
are conscientious and hard-working
welcome and support all visitors to school
recognise and value strengths in each other and use these to support everyone
work within agreed policies of the school
promote a happy, caring and safe school
encourage children to think for themselves, ask questions and find answers
create an environmet of trust
challenge and suppor children in their learning
There are numerous policies in place to safeguard our children and they include:
Child Protection – this is sensitive area in which all staff receive regular training. Here, school and other services for children and families all work together to support the needs of children. There is also a named governor for child protection. The child protection policy can be viewed by parents in the policies section.
Attendance – children’s attendance at school is monitored on a daily basis and notable absences or patterns of absences are followed up by the Pastoral Team and in more serious cases the Cluster or LA Attendance Strategy Team. The school prides itself on its good attendance figures.
Behaviour – high standards of behaviour are expected in school. However, as we all know children do fall out from time to time. Where this is the case, it is dealt with sensitively by a member of the Pastoral Team who gives the children time to explain what the problems is and helps to resolve the issue with the children. Children are often reminded about our school rules and they know that we have them in order for everyone to be happy and keep safe.
Health and safety- everyone here at Kerr Mackie Primary School knows they have a responsibility to ensure children and adults are able to work in a healthy and safe environment. The school has several fully trained first aid members of staff who deal with accidents should they occur.
Curriculum – through the planned curriculum we ensure that the issues of healthy eating, physical exercise and safety are taught. This aspect is enhanced by the many visitors to school, eg police officers and firemen.
Safer recruitment and selection – this aspect is taken very seriously. Governors and the school ensure that all staff new to the school and volunteers who work in school on a regular basis undertake a DBS check and full references are acquired before the person takes up their post.
Complaints – should parents have any complaints, the school staff will listen to your concerns and will follow up any issues arising as urgently as possible. There is a clear procedure in place. The headteacher will always be happy to meet with you and help resolve any issues. The school is committed to working closely with parents / carers for the benefit of the children. Remember, no problem is too small and can often be prevented from becoming a bigger issue. If you continue to feel an issue has not been resolved then you could contact the Chair of the governing body via the Office email address: [email protected].org.uk
We all know that children thrive better and are able to reach their full potential when school and families work closely together. All of us here at Kerr Mackie Primary School are totally committed to this and we look forward to our continuing close partnership with you.
School Opening Times
Nursery am: 8.45am-11.45 am
Nursery pm: 12.15-3-15pm
Key Stage 1/2: 900am-3.25pm
8.45am: Doors open for all children to complete a morning menu of activities before registration at 9.00am.
Every school day 8.00am-8.45am, £2.30 per day, payable in advance please.
Our school uniform is as follows and is compulsory:
Navy sweatshirt/cardigan with or without the Kerr Mackie logo
White/sky blue polo shirts
Blue and white gingham/striped dresses may be worn in the summer months
For PE and Sport, black shorts and a white t-shirt or track suit, together with socks and appropriate footwear for outdoors and black shorts and white t-shirt or leotard for indoor use. We do not expect our pupils to wear denim in school.
It would be of considerable help if parents would ensure that their children's possessions are named - particularly those items which are often mislaid, such as coats, bags, PE/games kit etc.
Pupil outcomes 2016/17
For more specific and detailed information, including access to the DfE school performance tables, please click the following link on the "Outcomes" section within the "Our School" tab.
If you would like a paper copy of any information on our website, please ask the school Office who will be happy to provide you with the paper copies free of charge.