A Day in the Life of Goldsborough School

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The School Day 

First bell 8.55 am

Registration 9.00 am

Playtime 10.15 - 10.30am[all]

Lunch 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm

Playtime -KS1 2.15 - 2.30pm (timing is flexible and playtime is taken for KS1 children where there is a suitable break in learning) 

End of the day 3.15 pm

Class Organisation 

Currently, our classes are organised as follows:

Class 1- Reception and Year 1 (4, 5 and 6 year olds)

Class 2- Year 2 and 3 (6, 7 and 8 year olds)

Class 3- Year 4 and 5 (8, 9 and 10 year olds)

Class 4- Year 6 (10 and 11 year olds)

Staff List

Headteacher- Mr Matt Shillito (usual timetabled days in school- Tuesday, Friday, alternate Wednesdays)

School Administration- Mrs Caroline Davies (Monday-Tuesday), Mrs Suzanne Sumner (Wednesday-Friday) 

Partnership Finance Officer- Mrs Caroline Davies (in partnership with Sicklinghall, Follifoot and Spofforth Schools) 

SENCo- Miss Katie Elgie 

Class 1Class Teachers: Miss Katie Elgie,  (Monday-Thursday), Mrs Vickie Wrigglesworth (Friday), GTA- Miss Vicci Nutter. 

Class 2- Class Teachers: Mrs Rachael Thompson (Monday-Wednesday), Mrs Belinda Brearton (Thursday-Friday), GTA- Mrs Helen Mason, Mrs Heather Kingsley

Class 3- Mrs Marie Robson (Monday-Tuesday), Mrs Debbie Handslip (Wednesday- Friday) ATA- Mrs Penny Russell (Mon-Wed), Mrs Ruth Greenin (Mon-Fri a.m.)

Class 4- Class Teacher- Mr Joe Cooper

HLTA- Mrs Nik Keyse (PPA cover on Monday and Tuesday, Leadership release on Wednesday morning)

Lunch Supervision- Miss Vicci Nutter, Mrs Heather Kingsley

Lunch Service- North Yorkshire County Cateters- Mrs Clare Amey

Cleaner Caretaker- North Yorkshire Building Cleaning Services- Mrs Jenny Cooksey 

School Transport

A school bus brings children from Flaxby, Coneythorpe, Allerton, Arkendale, Hopperton and Walshford. The school bus arrives each morning at approximately 8.45 a.m. Pupils are met from the school bus each morning on arrival and escorted onto the school bus by a member of staff each evening. A member of staff supervises the playground from 8:45 and we therefore ask that pupils do not arrive before this time. If the weather is inclement, children will be taken indoors to the hall until the bell rings at 8.55am.

Playtime Snacks

We are proud of our status as a ‘Healthy School’ and received the national Healthy Schools Award. To encourage healthy eating, we ask parents to send children with snacks such as fresh fruit, dried fruit, cheese and vegetables (e.g. chopped raw carrots) rather than cakes, biscuits or crisps. All children in Foundation and KS1 (4-7 year olds) receive free fruit each day as part of the government’s free fruit for schools scheme.

Behaviour Policy

Our Behaviour Policy has been written entirely by our School Council. Our pupils recognise the importance of following rules and appreciate how maintaining a clear and simple set of rules that are followed by all help to create a happy and purposeful atmosphere across school. Staff have high expectations of pupil behaviour and promote the importance of self discipline from an early age. In maintaining discipline, staff liaise with parents at the earliest opportunity should a concern arise and we look forward to receiving support of our policies and procedures from parents. We firmly believe that this simple and consistent policy contributes to our safe and happy family atmosphere.