PARENTS

Triple P Information

It was great to welcome so many parents to our recent Triple P Seminars. From the overwhelmingly positive comments received following the sessions, it was evident how helpful people found the events so far. Please see below further details about the Programme. We will provide regular updates during the year of forthcoming events, both at First Tower and at other venues.

  • Our next Triple P session will be a discussion group- Positive Parenting: Dealing with challenging behaviour on Wednesday 12th December @6-8pm. If you are interested in attending please contact Miss Mulhern/Mrs Pires for an information letter.

Parenting Support Services work in conjunction with other teams in Primary and Secondary schools across the island delivering the Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme).

Triple P is a programme that offers ideas to help deal with the big and small parenting challenges that are part of family life. Triple P does not tell you how to be a parent but offers a range of strategies for you to choose the ones that fit your family.

We aim to help parents and carers of children and teenagers up to 18 years. We also deliver a programme for parents and carers of children with special needs. Our programmes can also be delivered in Portuguese.

Triple P Positive Parenting Programme helps you:

  • Raise happy, confident children and teenagers
  • Manage behaviour in a positive way
  • Set family rules and routines that everyone follows
  • Get along better with your children or teenagers
  • Balance work and family commitments

The Triple P Programme offers seminars, discussion groups and 1:1 sessions. There are a wide range of areas from which parents can select depending upon the guidance they feel will be beneficial. If there is an area that you would like some information about which isn’t listed, please let us know.

Seminars

  • Raising Confident, Competent Children/The Power of Positive Parenting/Raising Resilient Children
  • Getting Teenagers Connected/Raising Competent Teenagers/Raising Confident Teenagers

Discussion Groups

  • Bedtime Routines
  • Managing Fighting and Aggression
  • Hassle free shopping
  • Positive Parenting: Dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Dealing with disobedience
  • Reducing Family Conflict
  • Building Teenagers Survival Skills
  • Coping with Teenagers Emotions
  • Getting Teenagers to Cooperate

Drop in facility

There is also a confidential drop-in service for any parents or carers who have questions or need to talk about parenting. This is available on a Friday from 9am to 1pm at the Bridge Child and Family Centre, Le Geyt Road, JE2 7NT.

Seminars and Discussion Groups are offered in several Island Schools and parents can access any of the sessions to fit into their commitments.

You can find out more about Triple P Positive Parenting Programme, including dates of seminars and discussion groups, by contacting Miss Mulhern or Mrs Pires at school, or by telephoning 449481 or emailing parentingadmin@gov.je

Useful Websites

https://www.gov.je/News/2018/Pages/TriplepParentingProgramme.aspx

https://www.triplep.net/glo-en/home


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Term Dates

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Term starts:Term starts:Term starts:
Tuesday 4 SeptemberMonday 7 JanuaryWednesday 24 April
Half term:Half term:Half term:
Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November​Monday 18 February to Friday 22 FebruaryMonday 27 May to Friday 31 May
Term ends:Term ends:Term ends:
Wednesday 19 DecemberFriday 5 AprilFriday 19 July

SAFEGUARDING

Safer recruitment is the process that occurs to ensure we detect and reject those who may apply to work with children for sinister reasons. The policy covers paid and unpaid (volunteer) appointments, permanent or non-permanent. Recruiting managers have a responsibility to follow policy and the DBS Enhanced Disclosure with Barred List is part of this process. Supply teachers and supply teaching assistants must all go through the process.

Find more information about safeguarding in the downloads below

Jersey Premium

Jersey Premium is a targeted funding programme for schools which has been introduced to help all children get the very best from their education.  

States fee-paying and non-fee-paying schools receive extra funding for their eligible pupils.

If you wish to view more information or feel that you are eligible to apply for the Jersey Premium funding please visit:

https://www.gov.je/Education/Schools/ChildLearning/Pages/jerseypremium.aspx

Or download the files below:

Request Absence

Please fill in the form below to request a students absence. You will receive an email telling you if the request has been approved.

It is ESC policy that children should attend school unless they are unwell or if the absence is unavoidable through circumstances beyond the family’s control. Current guidance states that leave will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances which might justify authorisation. In order to obtain permission parents are reminded that:

  1. Adequate notice is required for applications to be processed.
  2. Holiday bookings should not be confirmed prior to gaining approval.
  3. All applications should be made in writing, on the form above, to the Headteacher.

The school appreciates that some parents are unable to take holiday leave during the school holidays and may wish to apply for holiday leave for their child/ren.  Such requests should be balanced against the requirement to attend school and the need to complete curriculum work.  Whilst on holiday in term time it is parents’ responsibility to ensure appropriate study is completed by their child.

There will be certain times when holiday requests will not be granted e.g. during exam time, poor attendance record.  If request for holiday leave is declined parents have the right to appeal to the Director of Education.

Schools are required to report attendance figures which are carefully monitored. A child’s absence during term time can seriously disrupt their continuity of learning with the consequent risk of underachievement. You will therefore understand the careful consideration we need to give these requests.

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