We are working hard to improve attendance and punctuality in school because we know the impact good attendance has on your child’s personal, social, and academic achievements in education.  Please help support us in ensuring the best outcomes for the children of Stretton Handley.

Louise Nicholson
Head Teacher

Update to behaviour Policy

We have made some improvements to our behaviour system in school and moved from our ‘Good to be Green’ to a ‘ladder’ behaviour system. Our ‘Behaviour Ladder’ provides an effective way to promote positive behaviour in the classroom. It allows for recognition of pupils who are always ready to learn and supports those who need support focussing on their learning. It is a fair approach and ensures that pupils know the rules and behaviours expected in school regardless of what classroom they are in or who is teaching them. Consequences are clear and provide a restorative approach to enabling children to make choices which will help them achieve their potential in school.

Since trialling the new system in January, we have been very impressed with the children’s determination to move up the ladder every single day.

Louise Nicholson
Head Teacher

Update to Early Help Offer

Our early help offer has now been updated and is in the safeguarding section of our website.

Early help/ intervention means identifying and providing effective early support to children and young people who are at risk of poor outcomes.

Early help can provide support with:

·Issues surrounding attendance,

·Support with TAF (Team around the family) meetings. These are voluntary meetings led by school and involve support families with multi agencies.

·Support parents/carers with behaviour at home.

·Provide pupils in school with 1:1 and group pastoral interventions.

·Provide tailored support for pupils with Special Educational Needs.

·Plan and deliver active provision at lunchtime for all pupils across the school.

School Closure 10th March 2023

Due to heavy snow fall across Derbyshire last night and for the safety of staff and pupils, we have made the decision to close school today.

We have provided home learning tasks in the file – choose at your leisure or work through them if you need more of a structure. I’d definitely suggest starting with snow play and see how long it takes. Stay safe and enjoy!