As a Catholic school we regard every individual as unique and special in God’s family. It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly. The school expects every member of its community to behave in a considerate way towards others. We aim to help children to grow in a safe and secure environment, and to become positive, responsible and increasingly independent members of the school and wider community as a whole. The school rewards good behaviour, as it believes that this will develop an ethos of kindness and co-operation.

Our Golden Rules Are:

  • We are gentle
  • We are kind and helpful
  • We listen
  • We are honest
  • We work hard
  • We look after property

MEDICINES

Children who need medicine as part of a chronic condition, such as asthma, attend the office for their medicine as necessary. A member of staff will complete a care plan with parent/carers for their child.

There are occasions when children are prescribed medicines. If your child is well enough to return to school and needs to complete their course of medication, please speak to the office as each case is different.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD BECOMES ILL DURING THE DAY?

One of our first aiders will administer first aid and a member of staff will call and ask you to collect your child, if necessary. It is essential that we have up to date contact details, both your home and work telephone numbers, so that contact can be made in an emergency.

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

Many children at some stage of their learning have special educational needs which may include further developing their gifts, talents, learning, emotions or behaviour. Often these needs can be met by pupils having access to a variety of different activities to suit their learning as well as additional support from their teacher.

Sometimes extra external support can be arranged by our Assistant Principal for Inclusion, such as an educational psychologist or support teacher. If we are still not meeting a child’s needs, we will ask for a full assessment by the Local Authority. Parental/carer involvement and permission will be sought at every stage of the process. We will strive to enable all our learners to achieve their full potential through provision of this support.

MORE ABLE, TALENTED, GIFTED CHILDREN

Teaching staff provide differentiated activities and a range of support and resources for more able, gifted and talented pupils.

ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL)

At St Greg’s we have a specialist EAL department, with access to translators and bi-lingual teaching staff. We aim to respond to the fact that many of our pupils use two languages in their everyday lives. We welcome all new arrivals into our school and offer them support to adjust to their new circumstances and to acquire English and develop further their home language.