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Dear St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Camden, London,

Given the current climate, I believe it is in the public interest
for schools to disclose the following in response to my request for
information. Please treat theis as a request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I do not consider that this request exceeds
the Section 12 cost limit.

I would like to know:-

1. The total number of pupils on the school roll and this number
broken down by

a. religious affiliation
b. ethnicity
c. first language/mother tongue
d. gender

Where numbers are small I draw your attention to Information
Commissioner guidance as to where data can be presented anonymously
or in a way that does not identfy individuals

Information about your SRE policy

2. Please highlight when it was last reviewed indicating What that
review process consisted of?

3. What is taught in SRE in your school?

4. At what age do you start teaching SRE?

5. Please provide a list of what resources/materials are used.

6. Please supply a list of external individuals and/or
organisations involved in SRE delivery of any kind?

SRE Consultation

7. Who did you consult when writing your SRE policy and deciding on
which resources to use? Please indicate: Parents (other than parent
governors), governors, religious organisations, LA, other
stakeholders.

8. Please list the names of any other organisations involved in
providing advice on your SRE policy and/or resources.

9. If you consulted parents other than parent governors, please
outline how you conducted the consultation process.

10. If you have held a consultation event for parents, how many
parents attended? Please supply a copy of the invitation letter and
any notes/documents given to parents at the event.

11. Please supply any notes or other documents resulting from your
consultation with parents.

12. Do you inform parents before an SRE programme starts? Please
supply, letter, email or school newsletter containing this
information.

13. How much notice do you give to parents?

14. Do you inform parents of the dates and approximate times (i.e.
morning or afternoon) when SRE lessons will be delivered?

15. Do you hold an information meeting for parents prior to
delivering the programme? Please supply the latest letter inviting
parents to an SRE information meeting.

16. Do you show parents any DVDs or worksheets of the sexual
information to be delivered during the lessons?

17. Approximately how much time do you spend during the meeting on
this aspect of the programme?

18. Do you inform parents that they are legally entitled to
withdraw their children from SRE lessons? If so, how do you
communicate this?

19. Do you tell parents that SRE is a non-statutory part of the
curriculum? If so, how do you communicate this?

20. What provision do you make for children who are withdrawn while
the SRE lessons are being delivered?

21. Do you have an SRE withdrawal policy for parents? If you do,
please supply a copy.

22. How do you notify parents before the start of SRE delivery?

23. How do you send letters to the parents notifying them about
SRE?

24. How many children were withdrawn from SRE classes during the
last two academic years?
(a) September 2013 – July 2014
(b) September 2014 – July 2015

Yours faithfully,

Holly Charles

Remina Akthar, St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Camden, London

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Dear Miss Charles,

 

Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please
find attached the following responses to the questions as listed in your
email dated 31/08/15.

 

1.       The total number on roll is 301

1a.  63% Catholic. The school may hold some of this data as it does not
reflect the ‘total number of pupils’. This is because this information is
       provided on a voluntary basis.

1b. White British- 111

        White European- 28

        White other- 6

        Any Other Mixed Background- 28

        White and Black Caribbean- 15

        Any Other Asian Background- 12

        Albanian- 3

        Any Other Black Background- 6

        White Irish- 2

        White and Asian- 6

        Black Congolese- 10

        Black Nigerian- 7

        Black Caribbean- 5

        Black Somali- 2

        Chinese- 4

        Greek Cypriot- 2

        Gypsy Roma- 1

        Indian- 2

        Kosovan- 3

        Kurdish- 1

        Latin/South/Central American- 8

        Black African- 23

        Other Ethnic Group- 6

        Traveller of Irish Heritage- 7

        White and Black African- 3

       

1c.Akan                               1

Albanian/Shqip                7

Amharic                               5

Arabic                                   3

Chinese                               3

Dinka                                    1

English                                 187

Farsi/Persian                     2

French                                 7

Greek                                   1

Italian                                   2

Japanese                            2

Krio                                       2

Kurdish                                1

Lingana                                10

Luganda                              2

Lusogo                                 1

Polish                                   19

Portuguese                        11

Shona                                   1

Somali                                  3

Spanish                                7

Tagalog                                10

Tigrinya                                12

Yoruba                                 1

 

1d.  45% Girls and 55% Boys

 

2.       Reviewed by Governors January 2014

3.       As per policy, SRE is taught through the Science and PSHE
curriculum and in specific SRE lessons in Year 5 & 6. In these lessons we
teach not only about the physical changes in the body at puberty, but also
about the child’s social, emotional and Spiritual development. (See
Appendix 1 for Framework of lessons delivered through SRE scheme “All that
I Am”)

 

In science lessons, which are statutory, in both key stages, teachers
inform children about puberty and how a baby is born. For this aspect of
the school’s teaching, we follow the guidance material in the national
scheme of work for science (see Appendix 2). In Key Stage 1 we teach
children about how animals, including humans, move, feed, grow and
reproduce, and we also teach them about the main parts of the body.
Children learn to appreciate the differences between people and how to
show respect for each other. In Key Stage 2 we teach about life processes
and the main stages of the human life cycle in greater depth.

 

In PSHE we teach children to understand and describe their feelings and
views, recognise and respect similarities and differences between people,
develop positive attitudes and choices regarding health and well-being,
managing different relationships between friends and family. Please also
see Appendix 1 and 2 in the policy.

 

4.       Family relationships and friendships are covered in Year One,
sexual education will not however be taught at this stage.

5.       As per policy, lessons are delivered through a SRE scheme “All
That I Am”.

6.       School based staff

7.       Governors and Parish representatives

8.       Diocese of Westminster

9.       N/A

10.   N/A

11.   N/A

12.   Yes, please see letter attached.

13.   2 weeks approximately.

14.   Yes, please see letter attached.

15.   Yes, Please see letter attached and also the policy.

16.   Yes, all context is provided for parents to view at meeting.

17.   No information held

18.   Yes, communicated in letter and in policy

19.   Not in policy

20.   Work with another class if this arrangement was necessary.

21.   This is covered by our policy statement.

22.   Meeting and letter as per question 12.

23.   Sent home with pupils, information also included in termly
curriculum newsletters for parents.

24 a. Nil

24 b. Nil

 

 

Remina Akthar, St Dominic Catholic Primary School, Camden, London

Dear Miss Charles,

 

Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please
find attached the following responses to the questions as listed in your
email dated 31/08/15.

 

 1. The total number on roll is 301

1a.  63% Catholic. The school may hold some of this data as it does not
reflect the ‘total number of pupils’. This is because this information is
       provided on a voluntary basis.

1b. White British- 111

        White European- 28

        White other- 6

        Any Other Mixed Background- 28

        White and Black Caribbean- 15

        Any Other Asian Background- 12

        Albanian- 3

        Any Other Black Background- 6

        White Irish- 2

        White and Asian- 6

        Black Congolese- 10

        Black Nigerian- 7

        Black Caribbean- 5

        Black Somali- 2

        Chinese- 4

        Greek Cypriot- 2

        Gypsy Roma- 1

        Indian- 2

        Kosovan- 3

        Kurdish- 1

        Latin/South/Central American- 8

        Black African- 23

        Other Ethnic Group- 6

        Traveller of Irish Heritage- 7

        White and Black African- 3

       

1c.Akan                               1

Albanian/Shqip                7

Amharic                               5

Arabic                                   3

Chinese                               3

Dinka                                    1

English                                 187

Farsi/Persian                     2

French                                 7

Greek                                   1

Italian                                   2

Japanese                            2

Krio                                       2

Kurdish                                1

Lingana                                10

Luganda                              2

Lusogo                                 1

Polish                                   19

Portuguese                        11

Shona                                   1

Somali                                  3

Spanish                                7

Tagalog                                10

Tigrinya                                12

Yoruba                                 1

 

1d.  45% Girls and 55% Boys

 

 2. Reviewed by Governors January 2014
 3. As per policy, SRE is taught through the Science and PSHE curriculum
and in specific SRE lessons in Year 5 & 6. In these lessons we teach
not only about the physical changes in the body at puberty, but also
about the child’s social, emotional and Spiritual development. (See
Appendix 1 for Framework of lessons delivered through SRE scheme “All
that I Am”)

 

In science lessons, which are statutory, in both key stages, teachers
inform children about puberty and how a baby is born. For this aspect of
the school’s teaching, we follow the guidance material in the national
scheme of work for science (see Appendix 2). In Key Stage 1 we teach
children about how animals, including humans, move, feed, grow and
reproduce, and we also teach them about the main parts of the body.
Children learn to appreciate the differences between people and how to
show respect for each other. In Key Stage 2 we teach about life processes
and the main stages of the human life cycle in greater depth.

 

In PSHE we teach children to understand and describe their feelings and
views, recognise and respect similarities and differences between people,
develop positive attitudes and choices regarding health and well-being,
managing different relationships between friends and family. Please also
see Appendix 1 and 2 in the policy.

 

 4. Family relationships and friendships are covered in Year One, sexual
education will not however be taught at this stage.
 5. As per policy, lessons are delivered through a SRE scheme “All That I
Am”.
 6. School based staff
 7. Governors and Parish representatives
 8. Diocese of Westminster
 9. N/A
10. N/A
11. N/A
12. Yes, please see letter attached.
13. 2 weeks approximately.
14. Yes, please see letter attached.
15. Yes, Please see letter attached and also the policy.
16. Yes, all context is provided for parents to view at meeting.
17. No information held
18. Yes, communicated in letter and in policy
19. Not in policy
20. Work with another class if this arrangement was necessary.
21. This is covered by our policy statement.
22. Meeting and letter as per question 12.
23. Sent home with pupils, information also included in termly curriculum
newsletters for parents.

24 a. Nil

24 b. Nil

 

Kind Regards,

 

St Dominic’s Catholic Primary School

Southampton Road

London

NW5 4JS

Tel: 020 7485 5918   Fax: 020 7485 5919

Web: www.stdomincs.camden.sch.uk

 

 

 

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