Welcome to Falcon Class!
“Belong, Believe, Become”
Thank you for visiting Falcon class website, which we hope you find useful and informative.
The staff in Falcon class are welcoming, friendly and happy which creates an environment, where children feel safe and secure.
In Falcon class we aim to create a happy, caring, safe and stimulating learning environment. By doing this we place the children at the centre of all our teaching, which enables us to meet the needs of each child in everything we do.
Lessons are planned so that children have access to a stimulating, applicable and diverse curriculum. As a school we feel that providing this is will enable them to make progress in all aspects of their learning and development.
Welcome back 2019 - 2020!
Welcome back to Rocklands School academic year 2019-2020 ! We hope that you have all had a fantastic time during the summer holiday! The children have had a great first day back at school. All of Falcon's staff have enjoyed seeing the children back.
We have sent your child home with a new school folder, with their name on it and a new home school diary for the academic year. Can you please ensure that you check your childs school folder and school diary for any important information, letters or comments on a daily basis.
Please check the school site regularly for information on exciting trips and activities that we will be doing!
Dates for your diary - September & October 2019
Friday 8th November Grandparents' Lunch (letter home to follow)
Monday 7th October 2019 is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day - wear something green (World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day is on Sunday 6th October)
Thursday 24th October 2019 at 10:00 am is Harvest Festival at St. Chad's Church (TBC)
Friday 25th October 2019 Diwali - Hindu / Sikh Festival of Light
Friday 25th October 2019 Last day of term
Procedures for Adverse Weather Conditions
It is the policy of the school to make every effort to remain open whenever possible.
The decision to close the school either before or during the school day will be made by the Head Teacher. The school will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply:
1. Insufficient staff are able to come in to keep the school running safely.
2. Conditions on site are dangerous
3. Conditions are considered to be or are anticipated to later become too hazardous for travel.
If the school is to close:
1. The closure will be recorded on the Staffordshire County Council (SCC) website by the Head Teacher. This information will be displayed to the public on the SCC website:
2. Parents/carers who have opted into the scheme will be alerted to the closure using the Teachers 2 Parents Text service activated by the Head Teacher once the closure has been logged with the County Council.
The school will make all practicable efforts to keep parents/carers informed as to the situation with the school during adverse weather conditions, as we appreciate that such conditions and the uncertainty places very considerable difficulties upon parents/carers. However parents/carers are expected to check the website and/or make themselves aware of the radio broadcasts when it is clear that a closure is a possibility.
The school appreciates that during bad weather children may arrive later than normal; parents/carers should endeavour to contact the school to let them know they are on their way if likely to be delayed. The school recognises there will be isolated instances where families are cut off, even where the clear majority of children can get into school. In such instances parents/carers should inform the school of the circumstances of this exceptional situation, as the school has a duty to clarify the circumstances of each case so as to be able to formally authorise the absence to the Local Authority.
Parents/carers acting on the assumption that the school would be closed without gaining confirmation, or failing to inform the school of the circumstances that prevents the child coming into school risks their child being registered as an un-authorised absence.
Where the school is officially closed, all absence is counted as authorised absence.
In the event of the school having to close during the day due to unforeseen worsening weather or similar unforeseen circumstances, parents/carers will be contacted by phone either at home or work and asked to collect their child/ren. Such an early release will only be contemplated in very extreme circumstances.
In the event of snow some pathways will be cleared and salted. Parents/carers, children and visitors will be made aware that pathways, even where cleared, do remain dangerous. Children will also be reminded of this in class.
Before and after school opening hours parents/carers are responsible for ensuring their children do not slide on the premises.
In icy conditions essential pathways will be maintained as clear as possible throughout the day.
On school days where the school is closed to pupils, the pathway will still be maintained during snow and ice weather on a daily basis by the caretaker, so as to keep the pathways clear and prevent build-up of ice and snow.
In the Head Teacher’s absence the senior teacher on site will assume responsibility for making all decisions relating to the Adverse Weather Procedures.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.