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Newsletters

School newsletters

Newsletters are weekly and the links to this page are sent to parents and carers through ParentMail. For additional information see the letters section.

 

Latest newsletter

12 November 2021 (Pdf)

Previous newsletters

5 November 2021 (Pdf)
22 October 2021
 (Pdf) and sports news from term 1 (Pdf)
1 October 2021 (Pdf)
24 September 2021
 (Pdf)
17 September 2021
 (Pdf)
10 September 2021
 (Pdf)

All documents are Pdf files and can be opened using Adobe Reader

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Clubs and wrap-around care

Extra-curricular provision for children and families

After school clubs

We offer a range of after school sporting clubs which include Football - boys and girls; Judo; Gymnastics, Netball.

We also offer a range of extra-curricular clubs which are offered during the year which staff run voluntarlily.

Please contact the school office if you require more information.

Wrap-around care

In collaboration with Chandag Infant School and ZEST, we are now running ZEST child care - after school childcare for families of pupils attending either schools.

A before school breakfast club will operate at Chandag Infant School and an after school activities club will operate from the Junior School. Both will be open to children from Infant and Junior settings.

Please contact the school office for more information.

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School payments

ParentMail PMX

We have invested in ParentMail PMX which allows you to make one payment for all your children and for a number of items, including dinner money and trips etc. You receive an email receipt for each payment and you can see at a glance how much dinner money there is in your account. The school will not accept payment for any item in cash. If you would like advice about setting up PMX please contact the school office.

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Term dates

2021-22

Term 1

Staff training days: Thursday 2 and Friday 3 September 2021
Start: 
Monday 6 September 2021
Finish: Thursday 21 October 2021
Staff training day: Friday 22 October 2021 

Term 2

Staff training day: Monday 1 November 2021
Start: Tuesday 2 November 2021
Finish: Friday 17 December 2021

Term 3

Start: Tuesday 4 January 2022
Finish: Thursday 17 February 2022
Staff training day: Friday 18 February 2022

Term 4

Start: Monday 28 February 2022
Finish: Friday 8 April 2022

Term 5

Start: Monday 25 April 2022
Finish: Thursday 26 May 2022
Staff training day: Friday 27 May 2022

Term 6

Start: Monday 6 June 2022
Staff training day: Monday 11 July 2022
Finish:
 Thursday 21 July 2022 .

Printable version of the term dates 2021/22 (Pdf)

 

2022-23

Term 1

Inset days: 1 and 2 September 2022
Start:
 5 September 2022
Finish: 21 October 2022

Term 2

Inset day: 31 October 2022
Start: 1 November 2022
Finish: 16 December 2022

Term 3

Start: 3 January 2023
Finish: 9 February 2023
Inset day: 10 February 2023

Term 4

Start: 20 February 2023
Finish: 31 March 2023

Term 5

Start: 17 April 2023
Finish: 25 May 2023
Inset day: 26 May 2023

Term 6

Start: 5 June 2023
Inset day: 10 July 2023
Finish: 21 July 2023

Printable version of the term dates 2022/23 (Pdf)

 

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School catering service

Welcome to Zest, the in-house catering service

Zest is proud to say it delivers great homemade food using fresh, healthy, local ingredients at an affordable price for our staff and students to enjoy.

Menu

Zest lunchtime menu: September - December 2021 (Pdf)

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PTA

Get involved in fundraising to enrich the children's experiences at CJS

We have a thriving PTA here at Chandag Junior School and hold a variety of events throughout the year. Our aim is to provide experiences and facilities for the children beyond those funded by the school. Our events are social occasions for both children and parents and we have a lot of fun.

We are always looking for new ideas, both to raise funds and give the children new experiences. The PTA is only as successful as the support it receives and we look forward to welcoming parents of children every new school year. You will be invited to the AGM in September where you will learn more about our activities.

We look forward to your support in the coming year.

Email: pta@chandagjuniorschool.org.uk

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Admissions

Information and link to B&NES admissions process

If you are intending to apply for a place at our school then you may be interested to read our admissions policy.

For more information on school admissions in Bath and North East Somerset Council please see apply for a junior school place (Year 3).

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Attendance

Review the policy for attendance

Please see our school attendance policy (Pdf, 775kb)

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Uniform

School policy and ordering links

The vast majority of our parents and children ensure that full uniform is worn every day to school; thank you for making the children feel proud of being part of this super school!

A small number of children are repeatedly attending with trainers (not school shoes), flamboyant hair bands (not plain, simple bands as we have stated before) or coloured nail varnish. None of this is appropriate for school and should be saved for the holidays. Any child not wearing the correct uniform will be asked to have a conversation at home with their parents and ensure they attend correctly dressed the following day. Parents will be phoned directly to address this. In the event of broken footwear we expect a letter from parents to inform us, and for this to be remedied the next weekend.

If you are unsure, please contact the school office for guidance.

Details of the Chandag School uniform (Pdf, 23kb).

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School closure

Once the decision has been made by the Headteacher to close the school due to bad weather, we will warn parents and carers via our ParentMail system.

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The school day

School starts: 8.40am
Registration: 8.50am - 9.05am
Assembly on Mondays: 9.10am - 9.35am
Assemblies on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 2.50pm - 3.10pm
Lunchtime:12.10pm - 1.05pm
School finishes: 3.15pm

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Vacancies

Chandag Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Eligibility to work in the UK

You must have, or be able to obtain before you start, permission to work in the UK. Further information is available at UK Border Agency.

Criminal convictions

The school will undertake an enhanced DBS check for the successful applicant. If you have a criminal record, you must tell us about all 'spent' and 'unspent' cautions and convictions.

We ask that you also tell us about any police reprimands/cautions/warnings that may be revealed by the request of an enhanced disclosure from the DBS. If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to bring identification to the interview and, if appointed, you will be required to complete a DBS check at an enhanced level.

References

We will obtain references for the successful applicant. All offers of employment are made subject to the receipt of two references, which we regard as satisfactory.

If any of your previous roles (voluntary or paid) involved working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, we will ask for information about past disciplinary issues relating to these vulnerable groups (including any in which the time penalty is 'time expired') and whether you have been subject to any child/vulnerable adult protection concerns and the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedures.

Shortlisting

Our selection process is based on each individual's own merits and abilities. The information provided in your application is evidence and used against the essential and desirable criteria required for the post. 

Interviews

If you are selected for interview, we will contact you with the details of the interview and explain what you need to bring. Our selection processes normally consist of a full interview programme and involves an opportunity to meet some other staff and students. For some roles you may be asked to take part in a written/practical/skills exercise.

Pre-employment checks

All offers of employment are made subject to pre-employment checks including a medical questionnaire and reference returns.

Safeguarding

Robust procedures are in place to ensure that staff who have access to children, young people and vulnerable adults or access to sensitive information about children, young people and vulnerable adults are employed safely.

Further information

• Child protection and safeguarding policy
• Safer recruitment policy and procedure
• Staff code of conduct

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Zest Child Care

See our Zest Child Care information.

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