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Our School Day

School starts promptly at 8.50 for both KS2 and  KS1 and FS children.  It is very important that children arrive punctually and ready for school. Pupils can access their classrooms from 8:40 every morning. It is the legal duty of all parents to ensure that children attend school regularly and punctually. A child, who is fifteen minutes late everyday, would lose the equivalent of eight days teaching per year.

 

Our school times are:

 

Key Stage 1:

8.50 – 8.55

8.55 – 9.05

9.05-10.35

10.35 – 10.50

10.50 – 12.00

12.00 – 1.00

1.00 – 1.05

1.05 – 3.05

Registration

 

Assembly

 

Lesson 1 &

Lesson 2

Break Time

Lesson 3 &

Lesson 4

Lunch

Registration

Lesson 5

 

Key Stage 2:

8.50 – 8.55

8.55 – 9.05

9.05-10.35

10.35 – 10.50

10.50 – 12.15

12.15 – 1.00

1.00 – 1.05

1.05 – 3.10

Registration

 

Assembly

 

Lesson 1 &

Lesson 2

Break Time

Lesson 3 &

Lesson 4

Lunch

Registration

Lesson 5

 

Children enter school by our main gate and should be taken to their classroom door where they will be greeted by their Teacher or Learning Support Assistant.  If you arrive late and the main gate is shut, please go to the main office. Your children will then be registered and sent, or taken to class. 

 

There is no supervision before 8.40 on the school playgrounds and so children should not be left unsupervised.

 

If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the School Office so we know they are safe and why they are not in school.

Our Safeguarding Policy

The school has a duty of care to all children and we are committed to safeguarding all of the children in our care. 

 

If you have any concerns about any child, please contact us.

  • Our Appointed safeguarding leads are Miss Dawn Smith and Mrs Susan George

  • The Designated Safeguarding Lead's (DSL) are Mrs James. Mr Arnold, Mr Holmes are Deputy DSLs.
  • Any suspected abuse will be reported as soon as the school is aware.
  • If you suspect abuse, you may report it to the DSL, who will advise you in confidence, how to proceed.
  • All safeguarding issues are treated with absolute confidentiality.
  • The protection of the child is our over-riding concern.

 

Please help us keep our children safe by:

  • Always using the correct paths to the school building; please don’t cut across the car park.
  • Parking safely and avoiding the yellow zigzags.
  • All visitors and parents must report to the school office and sign in
  • All visitors must wear identity badges and must show produce valid CRB/DBS certificates.
  • Never collect somebody else’s child without informing the school
  • Please only enter school through the main reception doors, all other doors are for children to enter only. Whilst this may seem trivial, this is really important to help keep all of our children safe.
  • Report any incident, however trivial it may seem

 

Collecting Children

 

All children in YR to Y2 should be picked up at the end of the school day. If you are unable to collect your child, please inform the office/teacher who will be picking your child up.  It is very important that your child is aware of the details of who will be collecting them before they come to school in the morning.  Office staff cannot relay messages to children during the school day except in the case of real emergencies.  To leave the office unattended to deliver messages puts other children who may need medical assistance in danger.

 

It is your discretion as to whether children in Y3 to Y6 are collected, or walk home alone.

 

Any child collected after the usual dismissal time of 3.10 should be collected from the main school office.  All clubs will also be dismissed via the School Office.

 

Children may cycle to school, but they must wear a helmet and take responsibility for locking up their bikes in the shelter provided.  Until children have taken their “Bikeability” training course, they should still be supervised by a responsible adult.  Any child reported or seen by school staff cycling irresponsibly will no longer earn the privilege of cycling to school.

Concerns or Queries

We operate an open access policy to parents. However, teachers are very busy at the start of the morning session setting up for the day and will not have time to discuss any issues, especially as the children enter, as they like to be available for the children at this time.  Registers also must legally be completed by 9.05, which can make the morning rather rushed!

If you have any concerns that you would like to discuss, you will be directed in the first instance towards your child's teacher.  Please contact the school office to make an appointment or email the school office with your concern and this will be forwarded to the class teacher.

If, after speaking to your child's teacher you would like to escalate your concern, we request that you follow the next stage of the complaints process as outlined below:  

 

Complaints or queries process

 

Stage 1: Staff Member/Class Teacher

 

Stage 2: Phase Leaders; Mr Holmes (Key Stage 1) and Mr Arnold (Key Stage 2)

 

Stage 3: Headteacher – Mrs James

 

Stage 4: Governing Body

 

 

Charging Policy 

 

Education in the United Kingdom is free.  However, we may need to charge for additional trips and activities which are such a vital part of providing an exciting and engaging learning experience for your children. To make trips viable, we keep the costs to a minimum and ask for prompt payment.  The cost of school trips has unfortunately become more expensive due to the rising costs of hiring coaches, this means that most school trips will cost between £12 and £20, depending on where the children go. 

 

We appreciate this can cause difficulties for parents and so we try to give as much notice as we can. However, if you have any concerns meeting this payment, please contact the headteacher. We would be more than happy to set up a payment plan.

 

We believe school trips are important part of your child’s development and school experience.

 

 

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