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Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club runs here at St. Paul's, every morning from 7.30am-8.45am, for our children to attend before they start school. 

 

What a great way for your child to start the day! As well as being amongst their friends, the children are supervised by qualified and current members of St. Paul’s staff who ensure they have an enjoyable time before starting school. Breakfast Club is very successful, with at least 35 children attending every day.

 

A substantial breakfast is provided for every child, which is changed on a daily basis, but always includes cereal and fruit. Other items are offered, such as crumpets, toast, croissants, porridge, cheese toasties and beans on toast. A hot option is always available throughout Winter.

 

Breakfast Club costs £3.00 per child, per day

 

As well as receiving their breakfast, the children can also play with a wide variety of toys, chill out in the comfy area and play on the Wii and Nintendo DS. We also have dressing up, construction toys and craft activities for them to take part in. The children are always busy with lots of things to have a go at.

 

If you would like your child to attend our Breakfast Club, please let the school office know so they can register your details. Payment should be made upfront and bookings made at least a day in advance so we know for staffing purposes. Payment can be made in cash or cheque, or by using ParentPay. Please click on the link below to go to the ParentPay website.

 

https://www.parentpay.com/

 

Click on the link below to view this terms newsletter

 

 

BREAKFAST CLUB BEHAVIOUR POLICY - SEE BELOW

 

St Paul’s Extended Services

(Breakfast & After School Club)

Behaviour Policy

Introduction

This behaviour policy sits alongside the full school behaviour policy which can be found on the school website.

The purpose of Breakfast Club and Kidscape After School Club is to provide a service for parents and for children. St Paul’s School Extended Services does not exist to “make a profit” for school but rather to help working parents, and occasionally to provide help for families which are struggling for various reasons. Indeed our prices and provision compare very favourably to other schools’ provision. Extended Services does place a greater workload upon school staff, both those who work directly in Extended Services (often having already worked a full school day) and also upon those staff who manage it, but we feel that it is a worthy service for our school families. It is important that both children and parents/ carers, as well as staff, recognise the reasons why Extended Services operates and respects those reasons.

 

Staff must deal with behaviour issues calmly and professionally and, of course, cultivate a warm, positive relationship with children so that poor behaviour is unlikely in the first place. Staff aim to promote positive relationships with parents and to keep parents fully informed.  Clear routines in Breakfast Club and Kidscape support good behaviour. This includes children being expected to tidy up after themselves, be polite and helpful etc – just as they would be expected to in the classroom or at home.

Staff should endeavour to be aware of any difficulties regarding special needs which a child may have, as this knowledge may help to support a child with particular needs. Those children are still expected to behave well, with support, of course.

 

In the highly unlikely event that a child is very seriously disruptive eg a danger to themselves or others, and that child does not respond to the usual requests from staff, Positive Handling techniques may be considered – but only by two staff together who have had the full Positive Handling training. It may be best for staff to send a “help needed” orange card across to the main school building if Senior Leaders are in school so that a senior member of staff (not Mrs Robinson) can support. Parents/ carers would always be informed of the incident on the day and consideration would be given by the headteacher as to whether Breakfast Club/ Kidscape was suitable for that child. Such a situation would be very rare (and has never yet happened in the 5 years during which Extended Services has operated at St Paul’s).

 

Whilst we can never plan for every eventuality, the steps below are a guide to sanctions and reinforcement of positive behaviour.

 

Examples of unwanted behaviour

Consequence

Positive steps to be considered

Low level, generally  isolated misbehaviour eg:

Not doing as requested by a member of staff first time/ getting a bit silly/  annoying others, disturbing others, pushing in the line, boisterous play, swearing by accident.

Low level” sanctions eg:

minor telling off, “teacher’s look”, moved to another seat to calm down.

Firm, fair organised  management.

Positive staff- pupil relationships.

Rewards.

Positive reinforcement of good behaviour.

Seat child where they can be more sensible.

Positive relationships with parents fostered.

Liaise with child’s class teacher if there are identified SEND issues. Information and advice could be given to help you deal more effectively with the child.

Humour can make the point in a softly-softly manner!

Parents to support.

As above – but repeated following many warnings.

More serious staff sanctions eg speaking to parent/ carer about the child’s poor behaviour.

As above.

1:1 chat with child. Is anything happening at school/ home to cause unsettled behaviour? Firm word!

Parents to support.

As above but previous sanctions don’t work.

Also:

child persistently and deliberately seriously disruptive, refusing to do as asked, cheeky, deliberate use of bad language, repeatedly hurts others through rough play, occasional physically hurting others deliberately.

Headteacher letter/s to parents/ carers.

 

 

Headteacher letter warning parents/ carers that the child may not be allowed to use Breakfast Club/ Kidscape if poor behaviour continues.

Take advice from headteacher/ Mrs Robinson.

Child should be appearing on CPOMS to alert JW.

Parents to support.

Serious misbehaviour eg very  rude to staff, persistently refuses to comply with staff requests, violence, persistent very poor behaviour.

Child not allowed to be in Breakfast Club/ Kidscape.

Whilst school will attempt to give notice so that parents/ carers can make alternative childcare arrangements, this depends on the severity of the behaviour.

 

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Check out some photos of us in action at Breakfast Club below

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