We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. We encourage a culture of listening to children and taking account of their wishes and feelings in any action the school takes to protect them.
School Arrival and Departure
From September 2021 we will be returning to the pre-lockdown start times and finish times. These will be: gates opening at 8.30am, whistle being blown at 8.40am and learning starting in class at 8.50am. The day will end at 3.20pm for all children. We are keeping some of our covid arrangements as these have supported quiet and orderly arrival, movement around the school and departure. We would like the children to arrive through specific gates and wait as they used to, on specific playgrounds.
Year 3 to arrive through the year 3 gate (near the turning circle) and wait on that playground.
Year 4 to arrive through the year 4 gate (on the corner of Victoria drive and Farlaine road) and wait on that playground.
Year 5 to arrive through the Muga gate and wait on the playground in front of the main building.
Year 6 to arrive through the year 6 gate (the gate near the crossing on Victoria Drive) and wait on the playground outside that block.
We feel that maintaining these arrival gates will maintain a calmer and more controlled start and end to the day.
If you wish to enter the school for any reason please ensure you have signed in at reception.
Operation Encompass (an initiative to enhance communication between the police and schools where a child is at risk from domestic abuse)
As as school we have signed up to Operation Encompass, which has been designed to provide early reporting to schools / colleges of any domestic abuse incidents that occur in which a child was present, ordinarily resides at the incident location or with an involved party. We know that children can be significantly affected through witnessing or being exposed to domestic abuse and this operation will allow us to better support our pupils and their families.
At Ocklynge Junior School we have a Key Adult who is Sylvia Berhane. She will be able to use information that has been shared with her, in confidence, to ensure that the right support is available should it be required by a child and / or their family.
We are keen to offer the best support available to our pupils and we believe this is extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Do you know the age rating for some of the games your children are playing? Please find attached a sheet explaining the different age certificates of some games. The guidance is there for a reason – you may not always realise what your children are exposing themselves to. If you want more information on how to keep your child safe please look at these websites: