Onchan School

"Learning is a journey, to be taken together, one step at a time."

Onchan School is a very special place to be.

Everyone who works here is immensely proud of what we are achieving each day but there is no-one more proud than I am to be a part of a hard working team, that is working together to make a difference to the education of the pupils who come here.

Our pupils are at the heart of everything that we do and we are delighted that so many incredibly positive comments are made about the self confidence, tolerance and positive behaviour of them all.

Onchan School is at the very centre of the community in which it stands. It is one of the biggest Primary Schools on the Island and there is always a tremendous amount going on! It really is an excellent place to be.

We are successfully fostering excellent relationships between home, school and our local community in a way that is beneficial for all.

Being at Onchan is all about celebrating so many things:

• High standards

• Working together

• Developing independence

• Understanding the significance of our place in the community and on the Island

• Celebrating an enjoyment of learning in an exciting, purposeful and creative way.

We are proud that we are successfully achieving these goals and our school is a “Simply Stunning” place to be!

Enjoy finding out more about our school. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Jo Richardson

Headteacher


School data - 2016/17

The following information provides a breakdown regarding levels of attainment in Years Two and Six at Onchan School for the academic year 2016-17.

In each case it provides a comparison with the island wide data that is available.

The data does not form a complete picture of achievement at our school which is measured by the individual progress a child makes and which is reported to you in terms of above/ below or expected progress in the End of Year Report and Parent’s Evening in the Spring term.

The data does not show the differences between a cohort nor the range of Additional Needs, EAL or pupils who have transferred into our school.

It is a snapshot of attainment by that group of children as required by DEC under their Reporting and Assessing arrangements.

The data also includes those children in the Seals Unit with profound learning and developmental difficulties.

We are happy to discuss any trends and welcome feedback.

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Clubs
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Above you will find the club list for this term (Autumn). Here you can find all of the information regarding our extra-curricular clubs. Running Club

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e-Safety
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Here at Onchan, we believe that unless children are safe they cannot learn, they cannot function as children or as adults in future. We will keep you up to date with any resources/links/guides that will help you promote e-Safety at home and help you as parents and carers to stay safe in the digital…

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Forms
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On this page, you will find downloadable versions of the forms which are available from our school office. If you require any assistance completing these forms, please do not hesitate to contact our school office.

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Governing Body
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Our School Governors Mrs J McKeefry - Teacher Govenor Mr K Salmon - Parent Governor Mr S Goldsmith - Chair of Governors Mr J Faragher - Co-opted Governor Mrs J Pendree - Education Council Member

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Holiday Dates
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You can download a copy of the holiday dates using the link below. School Holiday Dates 2016-2019

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Newsletters
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Find all our our newsletters here. For newsletters outlining the upcoming term/half term from each year group, please check out the 'Classes' page. Mrs Richardson's Newsletter (April 2017) Mrs. Bell's Retirement Tea Party final_newsletter_2017.docx NewsletterSept17.pdf …

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OSA
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The Onchan School Association ('OSA') is an Isle of Man registered charity (#713) and voluntary organisation made up of parents, guardians and teachers whose aim is to raise funds for the benefit of the school. Any parents, guardians or pupils currently attending Onchan School will automatically be…

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Policies
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Onchan School Policies Assessment Policy Child Protection Policy Learning and Teaching Policy Behaviour Policy e-Safety Policy

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School Council
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Welcome to the Onchan School Council page. School Council is made up of children from each class from Year 2 to Year 6. They are responsible for sharing their class suggestions at school council meetings and discussing whether they could be put into action. One example of this is the Onchan School…

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School Dinners and Snacks
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School Dinners The school has its own kitchen and provides children with a two course meal each day, with the additional option of choosing from our salad bar. School dinners are charged at £2.05 per day, £10.25 per week. Dinner money should be paid in advance and sent into school within the first…

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Support Staff
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Administrative Staff Mrs A Barker Mrs B Clynes Support Staff Mrs D Bird Mrs J Watterson Mrs A Morris Mrs G Manley Miss G Caley Mrs L Hanbidge …

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Teaching Staff
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Headteacher Mrs J Richardson Deputy Headteacher Miss A Griffiths Assistant Headteacher Mr M Kinmond Teaching Staff Mrs A Gravestock Miss J Cornmell Mrs V Whittaker …

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Tranistion and Induction
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Induction into Foundation Stage During the induction process into Foundation Stage, parents are invited to an open evening in May where you will meet our Headteacher Mrs Richardson, our Foundation Stage team leader and the current Foundation Stage staff. This meeting enables you to find out how the…

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Uniform
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Uniform Our school uniform consists of a royal blue sweatshirt worn over a white polo shirt and black trousers/skirt or pinafore. Blue cardigans and/or fleeces are an optional alternative. In summer many of the girls wear a blue and white gingham dress with a blue cardigan. The children should wear…

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