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Davyhulme Primary School, Davyhulme
' EXPANDED OPENING ' - For our school in OUR context it will take place on Wednesday 10th June with staggered times and entry points. A letter has gone out on Fridat 22nd May - It follows on from the letter on Tuesday 15th May. All places have now been offered and our school remains at capacity, for now. The situation may change due to a whole variety of reasons so watch this space. The staff would love to have all the children back in school, but it is simply not possible to do this safely under the present restrictions - The safest place for your child remains YOUR HOME !There are still places at Holiday Club - Ring Dani on 07947653796. | School remains Open for the Children of Keyworkers and Vulnerable Pupils . We are open for limited groups who have NO OTHER OPTION ( Key workers and Vulnerable pupils) . Please note that our ‘ Let’s Play ‘ partners have had to suspend the Breakfast and After school clubs until further notice due to dwindling numbers and demand for places. Our Keyworker Group is now at capacity and we cannot add anyone else to this list for now...Following the PM's messages we will issue a full statement of our response later today with an indication of how we plan to admit more children from vulnerable groups Reception and Y6 initially - we will not admit any more children unless we are confident that pupils and staff remain safe. 
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Ethos

At DPS self-esteem is at the heart of our Mission Statement and ethos. It has been stated in the recent past that we will try our very best to help children achieve their very best and this is reflected in our reward system which encourages both effort and achievement. We have not let go of these sentiments, but we have simplified them to a phrase which we believe will be easily understood by even our youngest child. So at Davyhulme Primary School we are all : “REACHING FOR THE STARS !”

  • Reward Assemblies : We hope that every person in school feels valued for their contribution to our school community. On Monday mornings Mr McDowell invites parents and staff to a ‘Celebration Assembly’ in the infant hall where children are thanked for their positive contribution to our community. Features of this assembly  include :

    *Children sharing their 'Teddy Bear Experience ' for the weekend by standing up proud and speaking aloud .
    *Oscar the owl being awarded to the class with the most’smileycards’.
    *Children being awarded ' Value Cards ' for displaying this month's value in act or gesture .                           *Team colours being awarded points towards a half-termly total.

 

 

On Thursday afternoons we have a ‘Good Work Assembly’ in the junior hall which is also hosted by Mr McDowell . Appreciation is expressed regularly in this assembly, where children and even staff and parents are thanked for their efforts, support or achievements in a variety of fields. We celebrate all types of achievement both in and out of school.

 Individuals, groups and whole classes have the opportunity to show their ‘good work’ – written work, models, dance, music or art etc.. From time to time, special guests are welcomed to this assembly 

Class and individual awards are given during this assembly:

  • The Owl Award – for personal effort, politeness, achievement, etc.
  • The Sports Award – for any particularly good work or effort in P.E.
  • The Maths award -

Team Points Trophy – awarded to the team with the most points that week.

Head Teacher Award – given to selected children at lunchtime for a variety of reasons.

Attendance Trophy – awarded to the class with the best attendance that week.