It is important that your child arrives at school in good time everyday, i.e. by 08:45am, as children who are late often arrive in class unsettled and not ready to learn to the best of their ability. Frequent late arrivals can have a significant negative impact on a child's progress. Late arrivals are recorded as such in the register.
Please ensure your child arrives at school by 08:45am so they
can have that important time to socialise and catchup with their friends before school;
enter school with their class mates and have a good start to the day;
avoid the disruption and upset of entering lessons part way through.
If your child is absent from school for any reason, it is important to contact the school as soon as possible and by 10.00am on the first day of absence. Absences for which no explanation has been given are required by law to be recorded as unauthorised absences.
We would encourage families to avoid making medical and dental appointments during school hours wherever possible.
Welfare, Sickness and Medicines |
School is responsible for the general welfare of children: parents are invited to discuss any particular needs they may feel their child has with the appropriate member of staff. The professional skills of the staff are exercised in seeing that each child receives the appropriate care and instruction while at school.
Several members of staff hold a current First Aid qualification and regularly attend update sessions. Minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, sustained in the rough and tumble of school life are treated simply by washing and bandaging as appropriate. In the case of a serious accident, parents will be informed immediately and the necessary emergency services alerted as judged appropriate.
If a child falls ill whilst at school, the parent or designated responsible person (relative or neighbour) will be informed so that the child may be collected and taken home as soon as possible.
Children requiring medication during the school day, must have a signed consent form completed by their parents/carers, which will be held on school files. Where possible, parents/carers should arrange for medication to be given at home. Children, who require inhalers or other permanent forms of preventative medication, may bring them to school to be kept in the school office; school must have a signed consent form and the child concerned must know how and when to use them.