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We encourage our children to see themselves as belonging to Holy Cross School and having a responsibility towards each other. In order to promote this, we offer children opportunities to become house captains, members of the School Council and buddy mentors.

 

The school is a community in which behaviour is based on mutual respect and consideration for others. The class teacher, who knows each child well, is responsible for the care of children in his or her class, building on the good standards set in the home.

 

The values, standards and attitudes of the school community are made clear to the children by example and discussion, so that they are absorbed by them and made their own. Rules exist governing behaviour within the school and are designed to promote a safe and secure environment for all. Discipline is viewed from a Christian perspective with an emphasis on trying to help children understand their social responsibilities. Self discipline is encouraged and children are taught to respect and value themselves as well as others.

 

Usually, children are reprimanded when they disobey rules or instructions and are invited to apologise or redress in a practical way, the wrong done. Particular problems are referred to the Deputy or Head Teacher. Should a child display persistent, challenging behaviour, consultation is arranged between teacher and parents so that the matter can be discussed. The Education Authority permits, in cases of serious, persistent indiscipline, exclusion from the school.

 

We are naturally concerned with the general well-being of all our children. Everyone working at Holy Cross is encouraged to see themselves as part of the community. Effort is made to care for each individual child by all members of that community.

 

Once at school, children are not allowed to leave the premises unless special permission has been given. If your child is unable to attend or needs to leave early during school hours, the Head Teacher must always be informed of the reason by letter or telephone.

 

We encourage our children to see themselves as belonging to Holy Cross School and having a responsibility towards each other. In order to promote this, we offer children opportunities to become house captains, members of the School Council and buddy mentors.

School Counsellor

We have a school counsellor, Mrs Kerrie Hammat, from bccs-Brentwood Catholic Children's Society- who works with us 2 half days per week and who is available to work 1:1 with those pupils and families who need it.

 

 

 

Parents and Family Support Worker

We also have a parent/family support worker, Mrs Kellie Sharman, who works every morning and Thursday afternoons. She is available to support parents with help and advice, signposting them to other agencies as necessary. She hosts regular coffee mornings and support groups for parents and she is often available on the playground before school or you can 'pop in' and ask to see her.

Mrs Sharman can be contacted via the school telephone number 01708 853000 or via email k.sharman@holycrossprimary.thurrock.sch.uk

You can find out more information about Mrs Sharman and her work by clicking on the yellow 'Links' button, and the Family Support Worker tab in there.

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