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Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other forms of harm and abuse. During the process of radicalisation it is possible to intervene to prevent vulnerable people being radicalised.

Radicalisation refers to the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and forms of extremism. There is no single way of identifying an individual who is likely to be susceptible to an extremist ideology. It can happen in many different ways and settings. Specific background factors may contribute to vulnerability which are often combined with specific influences such as family, friends or online, and with specific needs for which an extremist or terrorist group may appear to provide an answer. The internet and the use of social media in particular has become a major factor in the radicalisation of young people.

Extremism is vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also include in our definition of extremism calls for the death of members of our armed forces, whether in this country or overseas.

As with other safeguarding risks, staff should be alert to changes in children’s behaviour which could indicate that they may be in need of help or protection. Staff should use their judgement in identifying children who might be at risk of radicalisation and act proportionately which may include making a referral to the Channel programme.

Prevent

Schools are expected to assess the risk of children being drawn into terrorism, including support for extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology. This means being able to demonstrate both a general understanding of the risks affecting children and young people in the area and a specific understanding of how to identify individual children who may be at risk of radicalisation and what to do to support them. (Schools procedures should be a part of their safeguarding policies).

The Prevent duty builds on existing local partnership arrangements. For example, governing bodies and proprietors of all schools should ensure that their safeguarding arrangements take into account the policies and procedures of the Local Safeguarding Children Board. Effective engagement with parents / the family should also be considered as they are in a key position to spot signs of radicalisation. It is important to assist and advise families who raise concerns and be able to point them to the right support mechanisms. Schools should also discuss any concerns in relation to possible radicalisation with a child’s parents in line with the individual school’s safeguarding policies and procedures unless they have specific reason to believe that to do so would put the child at risk.

As a minimum, however, schools should ensure that the designated safeguarding lead undertakes Prevent awareness training and is able to provide advice and support to staff on protecting children from the risk of radicalisation.

Keeping Children Safe In Education 2020

At Rothwell Schools the DSLs have all undertaken Prevent training and all staff have undertaken the Channel module training.

Channel

School and college staff should understand when it is appropriate to make a referral to the Channel programme; this should be done through the MASH team as with all referrals.

Across the whole school curriculum we work to ensure we actively promote life in Modern Britain and ensure our children are aware of individual liberty, democracy, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and finally rule of law.

Concerns about the views of a child expressed in school should be recorded on a cause for concern yellow form and return to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. The DSL on receipt of concerns will contact the Northamptonshire MASH for advice and log concerns with the Preventing extremism in schools and children's services helpline

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Telephone: 020 7340 7264

Contact Details

The name, postal address and telephone number of the school, and the name of a person to whom enquiries should be addressed is:

Mr Ashley Izzard-Snape, Executive Headteacher, Rothwell Junior & Victoria Infant School, Gladstone St, Rothwell, Northamptonshire NN14 6ER, Tel: 01536 906699

Mr Graham Tomkins, Chair of Governors, Rothwell Schools, can be contacted at the above address.

For queries related to Special Educational needs please contact Miss Joanna Loomes, Inclusion Leader at the above address.

Rothwell Victoria Infant School and Rothwell Junior School are part of the Pathfinder Schools Academy Trust, Greening Road, Rothwell, NN14 6BB, Tel: 01536 714045

Admission Arrangements: Infants and Juniors.

If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details within our published admissions policies.  In-year applications for 2021-22 are covered by the applicable admissions policy and are handled via application to Northamptonshire County Council Admissions using the weblink in the sidebar.  Applications for 2022-23 are covered by the applicable admissions policy and must be completed by the 15th January each year; these applications are to be made to Northamptonshire County Council Admissions using the weblink in the sidebar.

In the event of oversubscription for places the following criteria will be applied:

Rothwell Victoria Infant School

Oversubscription Criteria

The published total admission number for the school is 360. For each Reception intake from

September the admission number is 120.

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or an EHC Plan that names the school as the appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children

2. Children with a sibling link continuing at the school or the linked Junior School at the time of the admission of the younger child.

3. Children who live closer to the preferred school than any other school

4. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 3, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school the school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

Rothwell Junior School

Oversubscription Criteria

The published total admission number for the school 480. For each Year 3 intake from September the admission number is 120.

Places will be allocated to pupils who have a statement of SEN or an EHC Plan that names the school as the appropriate provision. When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority will be given in the following order:

1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children

2. Children with a sibling link continuing at the school at the time of the admission of the younger child.

3. Children who have attended Rothwell Victoria Infant School.

4. Children who live closer to the preferred school than any other school

5. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within criterion 4, priority will be given to those who live furthest from the nearest alternative school the school. If the admission number is exceeded within any other criterion, priority will be given to those who live closest to the school.

Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (e.g. Flats), a randomiser (will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

In the event of any appeals these will be managed as part of the appeal timeline undertaken by Northamptonshire County Council.

Admissions Arrangements: Nursery

If you would like your child to attend our Nursery unit, please see details within our published admission policies.  All applications for in year 2020-21 and for future years are to be made directly to the Infant School Office.  Proof of Address and your child's birth certificate will be needed to register.

In the event of oversubscription for places the following criteria will be applied:

Rothwell Victoria Infant Nursery Unit

Oversubscription Criteria

The published total admission number for the Nursery is 78.

Places will be allocated to pupils who have been registered with the School Office. Parents are able to register their child from the September following their child’s first birthday. The allocations will be made on a first come, although the session preference stated by parents at the time of registration may not always be available. These places will be allocated in the Spring term prior to them joining. Registration or referral forms received from health visitors or other agencies providing details of children requiring a place on the grounds of Special Educational Needs will be given special consideration and may take preference when allocating places.

1. Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children

2. Date of registration of the pupil

3. Children who live in Rothwell, Harrington and Thorpe Underwood.

4. Other children.

Distance Tiebreaker

If the admission number is exceeded within any criteria, priority will be given to those closest to the school. Measurements are carried out in a straight line basis from the child’s home address to the address point of the school.

In the case where multiple applications for the same shared dwelling occurs (eg. Flats), a randomiser will be used to decide the priority in which the pupils within the shared dwelling are selected in the event of a tie. The random allocation process will be subject to independent verification.

Ofsted

Our school Ofsted Reports can be found by using the link in our sidebar.

Key Stage 2 Results & School Performance Tables

Our KS2 results and School performance data is held online at the Department of Education Performance Tables website, which can be found by using the link in our sidebar.

School Curriculum

The school’s policy is to provide a broad, balanced education which is delivered through a knowledge and skills based creative curriculum, ensuring that equal opportunities are given to all children. We follow the programmes of study as laid down in the National Curriculum. Full details about our themed approach to lessons across the different year groups can be found in our Prospectus.

Pupil Behaviour

Our Behaviour Policy will advise you on how we manage behaviour and relationships at the Rothwell Schools, this policy can be downloaded from the key flies sidebar.

Pupil Premium and Sports Premium

Detailed statements of the school's Pupil Premium and Sports Premium can be downloaded from the key files sidebar.

Special Educational Needs

Our Inclusion Policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar.

Charging Policy

The school's charging and remissions policy can be found by using the link in our sidebar.

School Ethos and Values

Our Federation within the Pathfinder Schools Trust is underpinned by the following vision statement:

To ensure the highest standards of educational provision, achievement and wellbeing across the Rothwell Schools

To work collaboratively within the Pathfinder Schools Trust to ensure that all pupils have high aspirations to become great learners and make excellent progress regardless of their starting point.

To enable everyone involved within the partnership community the chance to be able to achieve and to enjoy, to be healthy and safe and to support their well-being in order toenable them to make a positive contribution.


 

 

 

Mrs Browne, Parent Support Worker support families, parents, carers and children in our school. She works with parents and children to:

  • help improve behaviour and attendance
  • overcome barriers to learning to help parents support their children’s learning
  • work with parents to increase their involvement in their child’s education, both at school and at home.

Her work varies depending on each school's needs so it might include one-to-one support for parents to engage them with their children’s learning to working with groups of parents as well as a number of other areas such as:

  • arranging and running classes or events for parents
  • promoting attendance at parent evenings
  • giving one to one assistance to parents
  • contacting parents of absent pupils
  • arranging access to education services or other relevant specialist services for parents who may not have access
  • arranging and conducting home visits.

Please contact Mrs Browne on 07542 810791 if you would a chance to talk or discuss any concerns you may have.

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