Infants: 0845 - 1445
Juniors: 0845 - 1500
Please make every effort to ensure your child does not arrive at school before 8.30am, as we only supervise them from that time onwards. But also try to be punctual. It makes a huge difference to pupils, that they have had time to meet and socialise before the start of the day.
A school uniform gives each child a sense of identity, and pride to be wearing the colours of the school or
The uniform consists of white polo shirts, blouses or shirts with grey skirts/pinafores/trousers/shorts, red and white gingham dresses and cardigans or sweatshirts with the school logo.
All children should wear black shoes not trainers. For the younger children, it would be much appreciated if it is possible for shoes to have velcro fastenings. Heels are considered dangerous around school, and therefore not permitted.
Children are discouraged from wearing items of dress or jewellery, not in keeping with a place of learning. It is inappropriate to wear make-up and to have more than one pair of studs. Earrings need to removed for sports and swimming. Staff are not permitted to remove earrings.
Bathers, caps and wraps (caps can be purchased from the School office.
House colours are available for Key Stage Two children.
Trunks not shorts or ‘baggies’, and one-piece costumes not bikinis, must be worn
We do not encourage the use of goggles in school swimming lessons but some children may suffer eye soreness due to the water treatment. Please inform the teacher, in writing, if your child needs to wear goggles for swimming sessions.
Reception, Year 1, Year 2 - T-shirt and shorts, daps or trainers
Years 3 – 6 - Shorts & T-shirts in house colours, and trainers
Years 3 - 6 - Clothing and footwear as above, joggers , change of clothing for football
House Colours Cambridge – blue Delancey – green, Saumarez – red
With safety in mind please could long hair be tied back for all games lessons. On the days when your child has P.E., games or swimming lessons children should not come to school wearing jewellery, watches etc.
Studs, if worn, must be removed for P.E. and swimming lessons. If earrings or studs cannot be removed your son/daughter will not be allowed to participate in games or swimming lessons. School staff are not authorised to remove earrings.
If your son/daughter has a verruca either a swim sock or flip flops should be worn to the pool and put back on immediately on exiting the pool.
The school uniform can be purchased from (amongst others) Fletcher Sports in the Commercial Arcade, on the Bridge or online at www.fletchersports.co.uk
Other suppliers include Shoestring at St. Sampson, Smilers at Vazon, Podgers in St. Peter Port or online at www.podgers.gg, or Ego Motifs.
If your child is unwell, please phone the school on 01481 720419 or email email@example.com stating the reason for your child's absence.
If you do not contact the school within 5 days, your child’s absence will be deemed as unauthorised.
Please note that if your child has been sick or has had diarrhea, they should not come back into school until 48 hours after the last time they have been ill.
Our school nurse is Abby Prynn. Her phone number is: 01481 725241. Alternatively, you can talk to Mrs Jehan about any concerns that you would like passed to Abby.
Safeguarding Children and Child Protection
The Children Law (Guernsey and Alderney) 2008 states that all States Departments have a duty to work together and share information to ensure that children and young people get the services they require. This is also essential to protect children and young people from suffering harm, abuse or neglect and to prevent them from offending.
All island schools are required to comply with the Interagency Guidelines on Child Protection. These may be located at http://www.icpc.gg/
The guidelines emphasise that everyone has an important part to play in preventing the abuse of children, and in responding to situations where they think that a child may be suffering, or at risk of suffering from serious harm.
Therefore if we have concerns about a child or believe that a child has suffered or is likely to suffer serious harm then the Child Protection Officer (CPO) will make enquiries to the Multi-Agency Support Hub (MASH) using the MASH enquiry form
Any concerns raised by members of staff in the school will be reported to the Headteacher and CPO, who will contact HSC colleagues as appropriate.
At Vauvert Primary School the Child Protection Officers are:
Mr T Walters
Mrs C Jehan
The Education Department informs parents that, “Under the Education (Guernsey) Law 1970, the Education Department is responsible for providing education for children between five and fifteen years of age. However, it is the responsibility of parents to ensure their children receive full-time education and, as far as possible, avoid any disruption to that education.”
We have become increasingly concerned about the number of pupils who take one or two weeks family holiday during term time. This is particularly disruptive to a pupil’s learning as the work missed may not be readily caught up on. One week taken in the middle of a term, for example, will also therefore put that pupil’s progress at a disadvantage. Teaching staff will be under no professional obligation to set and mark work in these circumstances. The school has taken this policy in order to put the academic interests of the children first.
As from September 2016, the Education Department state the following:
'You will be aware that schools and the Education Service promote high levels of school attendance.
With this in mind, it has been agreed by head teachers and education officers that from 1st September 2016 any holiday a pupil takes during term time will not be authorised.
If parents do intend to arrange for their child to have holiday in term time, for safeguarding reasons they will be required to inform the head teacher of their intention and the dates of the holiday. The difference from previous years is that the head teacher will note the absence as unauthorised rather than possibly authorised. Any holidays from September 2016 that parents have already informed school about will now be noted as unauthorised absence.
We see this policy as an important part of parents and schools working in partnership to support children's learning.’
If you intend to go on holiday during term time, please complete the form attached below and return to the school office.
The school committee meet once a term to support the school in its work. The members of the committee are:
Christine Goodlass - Chair
Rhian Tooley - Deputy representative from Education, Sport and Culture