Russell Scott FAQ

Q | What sports do you have for the children? Are they for girls as well as boys?
A | The school is an Activemark School -this is awarded for excellent provision and delivery of physical education. This means there is a superb range of sporting activities for boys, as well as girls!

Q | Do you play sport against other schools?
A | We play sport against local schools across a range of sports – and, modesty aside, do pretty well!

Q | Do you have teams or houses?
A | There are four houses and children are encouraged to develop teamwork by participation in house competitions as they get older.

Q | What after school clubs are available and for what ages?
A | There are a wide range of clubs available. Please look in the extra curricular section of the website and on school newsletters.

Q | What can the children bring as refreshments for their mid morning break?
A | In the infant classes, children are provided with milk and fresh fruit daily. In the juniors there is an option to buy milk and toast. Children are encouraged to bring their own fruit.

Q | What happens at lunchtime, where do the children eat, are there cooked lunches, how are the children supervised at lunchtime?
A | Children have the option of eating a hot lunch cooked in the school kitchen or their own packed lunch. Children having a hot lunch eat in the main hall alongside the children eating their packed lunches. All children are fully supervised during their lunch break.

Q | Is your school part of the Free Fruit Scheme for infant children?
A | All infant children receive free fruit under the free fruit scheme on a daily basis.

Q | Do you have a school nurse?
A | Yes we do. The school nurse can be contacted through the main office or learning mentor with any particular queries.

Q | Are you part of the Healthy Schools? What sort of pastoral care is offered?
A | We were one of the first healthy schools nationally, and pride ourselves on the high level of pastoral care which is offered for all children.

Q | Who do we contact if we have a problem?
A | In the first instance you should contact your class teacher but please be aware that the Headteacher is always available if necessary.

Q | What sort of uniform is required and from where is it obtainable?
A | We are very grateful for the support parents give to our Uniform Policy.  Generally most uniform items can be purchased at ‘Sallies’ Manchester Road, Denton.
Q | What equipment is required other than uniform?
A | Again the prospectus gives further details, but generally speaking many children bring their own equipment such as pens and pencils.We find that as they go through the school and become more independent, they want to use their own things.Q | What educational visits do the children take part in and are there any residential visits?
A
| Our children receive a broad and balanced curriculum which involves regular school outings to places such as: Jorvik Viking Centre in York, the Spaceport in Liverpool, Chester and Blackpool Zoo, and many more interesting and educationally valuable places. In Year 5/6 the children have the opportunity to go on a weekend-long residential visit.Q | What is the ratio for children to teacher and teaching assistant for each class?
A | The current pupil to teacher ratio is 1:30 and most classes are full or nearly full. There is a high level of teaching assistant support across the school.

Q | What are your latest SATs results in KS1 and KS2?
A
| Our SATs results are posted on the school website– please click here.

Q | Are the children given homework on a regular basis?
A |
There is a progressive range of homework beginning with simple flash cards and help with reading in Reception, right through to regular core subject homework in Maths, English and Science in Year 6.

Q | How strong is the discipline within the school – is there a policy to maintain good behaviour?
A | Discipline in the school is generally excellent. The calm working atmosphere ensures your child is able to achieve their best. Our Behaviour Policy outlines the procedure for monitoring and supporting behaviour.

Q | Is it easy to see a teacher?
A | For general questions, teachers can often be seen at the end of the day by just popping into school or having a word when you collect your child. If you require a confidential discussion then it is perhaps wiser to make an appointment so that a specific time can be allocated.

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