Pupils can bring packed lunch or purchase food from the canteen at both morning break and lunchtime. Healthy options are available every day as a matter of course. We ask pupils NOT to bring in cans of fizzy drinks or high energy drinks. Pupils are asked to eat in the canteen area but not anywhere else around the school.
We operate on a cashless system here at St Michael’s, so we use ParentPay for all meals, trips and sundry purchases. These ParentPay accounts will be activated when the students are on roll and you will be informed as to a username, password and how to activate your account.
Pupils make an appointment with teachers on behalf of their parents. Shortly before each evening they are given an appointment sheet which they take round with them to their lessons. Appointments are five minutes with each different subject teacher. Please prioritise which teacher you most want to see and plan to allow from 4.30pm to 7.30pm to see everyone.
Pupils who are unwell or injured are referred to staff at Reception who are trained in first aid. Parents are notified when pupils are very unwell.
If necessary, an ambulance would be called and parents contacted immediately.
We do not have a school nurse.
Please check out the website for details of the St Michael’s Social Committee: come along to any events, or join in by helping to organise one.
From time to time vacancies arise for Parent Governors.
You can support the annual concert, productions and other events.
Bullying can happen anywhere but we work hard to make sure it is not a problem and Pupil surveys tell us we are successful in this. As a parent though: listen and keep calm, even if inside you are feeling just the opposite!
If you get too angry your child may feel that you are going to get over involved or make things worse in some way. If you join them in feeling terrible then you will be unable to help them tackle the issue. There are always solutions.
Our anti-bullying policy is on the school website and we have a good record in dealing sensitively and effectively with issues reported to us. If you think your child is being bullied then talk to us. Your child may not wish you to contact the school but one of the symptoms of being bullied can be that you fear any attempt to solve it will make things worse. In reality parents and teachers working together is the best way to successfully support a child through any school issue.
The first point of contact is your child’s form tutor, who will always liaise with other staff on your behalf to put you in touch with the best people to help.
To contact a form tutor write to them at the school or email/telephone the general office and leave a message.
Telephone: 01494 535196
If you have a general query or feedback to offer you can do so via the school’s website.
If you have a significant concern which you want to raise or discuss with a member of the Senior Leadership Team please book an appointment. Appointments are available every Tuesday between 4.00pm and 5.00pm and can be booked by calling the Principal’s P.A. on 01494 895801.