Article 31: You have the right to play and rest.
Article 24: You have the right to nutritious food.
All children are welcome to come to Breakfast Club each morning from 8.00am to 8.30am. This is free of charge and does not require prior booking – just turn up! The Club will offer a basic breakfast e.g bowl of cereal, toast and jam, and juice.
Access to breakfast club is via the main reception only. Breakfast Club is held in Hall 1 for Year 5 and 6 pupils and in Hall 2 for Year 3 and 4 pupils. There are lots of fun activities to take part in. Children can play on the Nintendo Wii and compete with their friends, have a go at giant ‘Connect Four’, play bingo or sit and chat with the other children or teachers and have a gentle start to the day.
At 8:45 am children will access activities within their own classroom under supervision until school begins at 8:55 am. Usual school rules will apply and as a school we reserve the right to exclude pupils from clubs if rules are not adhered to.
After School Clubs
Cockton Hill Junior School provides a range of after school activities led by staff from across school. These change on a half termly basis across the school year. All clubs are from 3:15pm till 4:15 pm with a limit on numbers depending on the activity. A small charge may be made if outside providers are involved. Information and details of up upcoming school clubs will be sent via email prior to the club start date. Parents and cares will then be required to contact the school office to book a place in the school club.
If you require your child to be collected after school there are private independent providers within the local community who you can contact directly. Auckland Youth Community Centre (AYCC) provide this childcare provision and can be contacted on 01388 604575 or visit their website for more information.
Rights Respecting School Council
We have a Rights Respecting School Council that work to ensure every member of our school community is aware of children’s rights alongside the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA). As a Gold Rights Respecting School we are able to place the rights of each child at the heart of our school ethos.
The council consists of annually elected members representing each year group across school. The purpose of the council is to provide a voice for the children of Cockton Hill Junior School. They meet regularly and are proactive in improving life for children in the school by raising concerns that have arisen from discussions within their class council meetings. We respect the views and contributions made by our school council and aim to use these to make improvements to the school whenever possible. The School Council are excellent at identifying issues that are important to them and tackling them. They have recently had a say in curriculum development, playground improvements, personal care facilities and anti-bullying work.
WoW (Working out Worries) Team
The role of a WoW Team member is an important one at Cockton Hill Junior School. The team know how to identify hotspots in and around the school where children may have concerns or worries about something affecting them. They learn how to recognise feelings and also how to approach and support their peers. Team members are active across the school year and attend regular team meetings.
Our e-Cadets play a leading role in educating all children and help to keep them safe online. They take part in monthly challenges, design and deliver online safety lessons and attend monthly meetings to keep them up to date with changes in the digital world. We are very proud of the work they do and were recently commended with a special award from the town council.
The Eco Warriors are a group of children from across school that have a key role in improving environmental awareness across school. As part of this, children are encouraged to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. We are beginning to embark on our eco-schools journey and have recently achieved our Bronze Eco-Schools Award. Children have recently made bird feeders and bug hotels to support local wildlife, grew herbs to use in the school kitchen, planted bulbs to brighten up the school entrance and surveyed the school for electricity and water usage.
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