Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe

“Our core values underpin everything that we do and we believe that attitude is more important than ability!” Attitude is everything!

Attendance Matters...

“Don’t count the days, make the days count!”

Muhammad Ali

Headteacher’s
Welcome

 It is with great pleasure that I say hello to you on behalf of the Governors, Staff and Pupils of our school. I feel extremely honoured to be working here at John Randall and sincerely hope that you and your child’s journey with us proves to be equally happy.

Vision & Values

Admissions

The Menu

Motto and Values

Our motto is simple… Ready, Respectful, Safe

Our values change each half-term and are extremely important to our John Randall family. These values are:

Kindness

Integrity

Respect

Acceptance

Resilience

Ambition

“Leaders are ambitious for all pupils at John Randall Primary School”

“Leaders are ambitious for all pupils at John Randall Primary School. They understand the school motto, ‘be ready, be respectful, be safe.’ Pupils enjoy coming to school and feel safe there.”

Ofsted, July 2022

“Leaders ensure that pupils achieve well academically and personally”

“Leaders ensure that pupils achieve well academically and personally. Pupils enjoy reading, and it is well taught. A range of activities allow pupils to develop their wider interests.”

Ofsted, July 2022

“Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour”

“Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Pupils are well-behaved and concentrate on their learning during lessons. At social times pupils are kind to one another. Incidents of poor behaviour or bullying are rare. Pupils are confident that leaders will resolve any bullying issues. Parents are positive about the education their children receive.”

Ofsted, July 2022

“Leaders make sure that staff are well trained to identify pupils’ different needs”

“Leaders make sure that staff are well trained to identify pupils’ different needs. Staff provide effective support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).”

Ofsted, July 2022

Our School News

Sleep Tight Course

 

London Marathon

We wanted to say a huge congratulations to our amazing Mrs Barrow (our SENCo) for completing the London Marathon in 3 hours and 39 minutes! What a great achievement! 

School Gardens

Garden Clean Up – A big thank you to all our parents who helped out on Friday morning to clear all the flower and vegetable beds. Your help was very much appreciated and I’m sure you will agree it looks amazing.

Explorers for the day

Year 1 had a fabulous day on Friday when they all become explorers for the day. Everyone enjoyed pond dipping, shelter building, making a fire and forging for food. @ArthogOutreach

Join Our Nursery

We can offer:

Experienced well qualified staff

Full time Early Years teacher

Purpose built Nursery classroom and secure outside area

New School Library

During the half-term, we had a central library fitted for your children. We though we would share some photo’s! Our library is now at the heart of our school and the children are very excited about using it!

Girls Football

We wanted to say well done to our Year 3 and 4 girls who represented John Randall in football last week! They were amazing Team Dolphins and we are very proud of them! #teamjohnrandall

 

Tax Free Childcare

West Mercia Police Alert - SCAMS

                                             YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

We all need to think more about the trail we leave online, and how it may affect us, our families and friends now, and into the future.

DID YOU KNOW?

Every time you use visit a website, send or receive a message or email, buy or book anything online, comment on a post, upload a photo or find directions on your phone, you’re adding to your digital footprint. When you stream music, make a video call or use a smart speaker that adds to your digital footprint too.

 

What happens when you have a digital footprint?
Your digital footprint is part of your online history and can potentially be seen by other people, or tracked and held in multiple databases, however careful you are with your privacy settings. Here are just a few examples of what can happen:
•    Prospective or current employers can look into your and family members’ background.
•    Applications for schools, colleges, universities, scholarships, clubs or even sports teams could be rejected.
•    You, family members or friends could fall victim to fraud or identity theft … or both.
•    Your children could be at risk of criminal activity threatening their online or physical safety.
•    Records of your online activity could fall into the wrong hands, including organised crime groups.
•    Tech companies such as browser and search engine providers can track and record what you’ve searched and viewed. This, in turn, could be shared with other parties 
•    You could be refused life, medical, property or vehicle insurance based on information you have shared online.
•    Advertisers can track your movement from site to site to gauge your areas of interest.
•    Companies can target you with specific marketing content on social media and other websites. You could also receive emails, letters or phone calls from these companies.
•    Entertainment providers (such as music or films) could target you with unwanted recommendations for content based on what you download or stream.

 

HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS?

•    Think twice before sharing information about yourself, family members or friends that would be better kept private. That applies to social media, forms on websites and apps, responding to texts and messages, and when taking part in surveys and quizzes.
•    Think before you post. Even if your social media privacy settings are set up correctly, there’s no guarantee that your posts or photos will not be shared beyond those who you want to see them.
•    Be aware that every time you visit a website, your activity is visible to tech companies like website owners, browsers and search engines.
•    Read terms and conditions and data privacy policies on websites and apps before providing any personal data or making transactions. What can the providers do with your data, and why would you agree to it? If you’re not comfortable with the information being requested, don’t provide it.
•    Check geolocation settings on mobile devices, apps and cameras. If you don’t want anybody to know your whereabouts – or where you’ve been – disable them.

Finally, never stop enjoying the many excellent benefits of using the internet, but always bear in mind the digital trail you may be leaving, who may be able to access it, and how they may be able to use or abuse it.

SOURCE: Get Safe Online.
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Please feel free to share this information with any family, friends, or neighbours that you think it may be able to assist.

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Take Five to Stop Fraud

STOP: Taking a moment to stop and think before parting with your money or information could keep you safe. 
CHALLENGE: Could it be fake? It’s OK to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you. 
PROTECT: Contact your bank immediately if you think you’ve fallen for a scam and report it to Action Fraud

ALWAYS REMEMBER:
•    Avoid disclosing security details
•    Emails, Phone Calls and Texts may not be authentic
•    Always make direct contact with any organisation by using a genuine phone number 
•    Stop and Challenge any unexpected requests
•    Protect others by reporting Fraud and Scams
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If you’ve fallen for a scam, 
report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via actionfraud.police.uk

Scam Text messages can be forwarded to 7726 to help phone providers take early action and block numbers that generate spam on their networks.

Forward Fake Emails received to report@phishing.gov.uk

If you think your bank account or personal banking details have been used fraudulently, then use the short phone number – 159 – to contact the Fraud Prevention Department of most major UK banks. 

Toddler Group Sessions

Sunny days and summer resources

Sunny days and summer resources

 

The  ‘Our Parenting Smart’ site is full of practical advice and tried and tested tips for parents and carers of primary-age children.

As you prepare for the summer break, take a look at our resources that students and families in your schools can use over the holidays to support children’s mental health.