The following are expectations that we request parental support with, in
order to impart to the children the values that will enable them to go on to
be caring, considerate adults who can play a full part in society.
Readiness for learning
We expect children to come to school ready for learning. This means that they
should have had a good breakfast, be clean and tidy, and have had a good
night’s sleep the previous evening. Tired children cannot learn, but they can be
fractious and difficult, which makes things unpleasant for everyone. We are
sure that you understand this, want the best for your child and will work with
us to make this happen.
Trainers should only be worn for PE— children should wear sensible school
shoes at all other times. Heels are not suitable for school—children run around all the time, and heels are unstable. Boots are not suitable for all day wear in school (in the winter children may wear boots and then change into school shoes, keeping their boots in the cloakroom)
We discourage extreme haircuts or styles—such as shaved heads, multi
‘tramlines’ made into patterns, or indeed versions of the ‘mohican’ cut. We discourage dyed hair, especially the more extreme colours, for both boys and girls. A few blonde highlights or darker low lights are acceptable, we prefer to take a sensible attitude and realise that children like to look ‘nice.’ We encourage girls with long hair to tie it back during the school day, but we discourage the wearing of fancy hair adornments—some of these can be dangerous, and of course children can get upset when things get lost.
To safeguard children's property, no jewellery, including watches are allowed to be worn in school. We accept no liability for any such lost, stolen or damaged items, and cannot spend time looking for them.
Mobile telephones, MP3 players, personal CD players or any similar items are not allowed in school, and again we accept no liability for lost, stolen or damaged items. Hand held computer games (Game Boys etc) should not be brought into school. No expensive items should be brought into school. We accept no liability for lost, stolen or damaged items. The above applies to school events outside of school hours that are held on our premises, such as discos. We do accept that some children may like to wear some jewellery to discos, but ask that this is restricted to items that are NOT too precious!
Adwick Park is a healthy school. As such, we do not allow sweets in school
under normal circumstances: occasionally they may be given by school as a
treat. Children are asked to bring a healthy packed lunch if they are not having a
school lunch: crisps, other salty snacks, sweets, chocolate bars and biscuits
should not be brought into school, for lunch or any other reason.
Lunch boxes should include a healthy sandwich, perhaps some salad items,
fruit, yoghurt / fromage frais and maybe a cereal bar or similar. Drinks should
be either water or fruit juice. We accept that everyone needs a sweet treat, so a
single chocolate bar, such as a Penguin in a lunch box is acceptable.
Children are expected to continue the good behaviour seen in class during
break times. We expect good manners in the dining room, and excellent behaviour on the playground. We expect the children to respond to our play leaders
(previously called midday supervisors) with as much respect as they show the
For their own safety, we do not allow children to talk to people outside the
school grounds, e.g. at playtimes. This includes older brothers and sisters /
other family members from NDTC. We may not know who these people are,
and we do get many problems in this area. Therefore, we do NOT allow this
sort of contact.
Other people's property
We expect children to treat other people’s property, including that of the
school, with respect. Wilful damage to school property, or that belonging to
others, will have to be paid for, and sanctions imposed.
The staff and governors of Adwick Park thank you for helping us to make our school a school of which we are extremely proud.