A day at Glapton
ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
SOME USEFUL DAY TO DAY INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND CARERS
Getting off to a good start
All of our lovely staff are available for minor queries and messages for a few minutes every morning at 8.40am and for ten minutes during dismissal at home time. After the morning bell teachers will take the class in and your children will say goodbye to you. If you have any further queries or haven’t had time to talk to the teacher PLEASE could you direct queries to Teaching Assistants or the Head Teacher who will often still be on the playground. On rainy mornings please bring children to the main hall doors, where they will be received by staff and brought into the halls. FS & KS1 to KS1 Hall and KS2 to main hall. Main playground bell is 8.45am and KS1 playground bell is 8.50am. The Nursery door opens at 8.45am.
Gates in the morning
Gates available for entry are the two pedestrian gates on Glapton Lane (One near Nursery- Gate 1 and one near the kitchen- Gate 2), Manor Farm Lane and Green Lane. A member of staff should be available on the gates to greet you and answer any minor queries. Your children remain your responsibility until the bell rings and then responsibility transfers to school staff. The gates will be open to children and parents at 8.20am to 8.30am. Glapton Lane Gate 2 will be open ONLY for children accessing breakfast club from 8am.
Bikes and Scooters
Bikes and scooters must be dismounted at gates and must not be ridden on the school grounds. This includes nursery children too and parents! Bikes and scooters must be parked in racks before the bells.
A smooth finish to the day
If your child is to go home with another parent/carer (e.g. for tea or to play) please can you let your child's teacher or Breakfast Club staff know that morning (either by speaking or by note in the partnership book when available). If you are not the person bringing your child into school that day, please ask the parent/carer who is bringing them into school to let the teacher know that there is a note in the partnership book.
The office can only take messages in exceptional circumstances or emergencies. This is to avoid interruptions in the classroom and to save valuable administration time. Could you please also make sure that the parent/carer your child is going home with has a contact number for you because school cannot share the details they have in school. Although it may be a little awkward we are not allowed to dismiss pupils to anyone that is not a named contact without this information being passed to staff. Please try to be understanding.
PLEASE READ OUR ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL POLICY ON THE WEBSITE
Please leave all your teddies and other toys at home and look forward to giving them a cuddle at home-time. Unfortunately they can get lost or damaged at school and you will be too busy with all your exciting learning to look after them.
Please do not attach any toys or other items to book-bags with key-rings as they won’t fit in your child’s tray!
Looking smart in school uniform
School uniform with logo on the outer garment should be worn at all times. Keep nail polish, spiky hair-dos, jewellery (apart from plain stud or sleeper ear-rings on non PE days), fancy hair accessories including bows, heels or boots for the weekend! Please make sure your child has a white polo top with a logo for their outer wear in the Summer Term unless they are wearing a red summer gingham dress.
Black, smart school shoes are the only acceptable footwear and open toe sandals are not allowed for health and safety reasons. Hair bands and bobbles should be red, red gingham, black or grey or white only.
Plain stud or sleeper ear-rings may only be worn on non PE days. Please check your child’s PE days and remove any ear-rings before school. This will prevent any loss of ear-rings removed at school. The only ear-rings that can be taped are those in the first six weeks of piercing.
We are currently creating a Partnership Book and hope you will take advantage of the weekly page to pass on or receive positive messages. The Partnership Book will also include key dates and events, so please look in it when it is available or on our website for details, rather than ringing the office.
Children in years 2 to 6 will need to alert the teacher to any notes in the partnership books.
Collection from After School Activity Clubs
If your child has fun in one of our many after school clubs then you will need to collect him or her PROMPTLY at the end of the session. The club organiser will bring your child to the door and pass them safely to you.
Everyone needs to agree to this policy to secure their child's place in a club.
Administration of Medicines
A consent form, available from the office or on our website, needs to be completed and accompany any medicine administered in school. All medicine must be clearly labelled with your child’s name, in date, original packaging with clear dosage instructions or prescription. Please ensure timings coincide so that the school will only administer one dose within the school day. Adults will need to drop off and collect medicine from the school office, unless we have written permission that your child can collect at the end of day, this is only available to children in Year 5 & Year 6.
Children should have a labelled water bottle in school every day. This should be filled with fresh water. Juice, cordial or other drinks are not permitted under the DFE Food Standards for Schools. If your child requires an alternative drink for medical reasons we will need a Doctor’s note. Children bringing juice will always be given water and asked to take their juice or squash safely back home.
If your child has lost an item of uniform please could you let your child's teacher know in the first instance (either by speaking to or by note in the partnership book when available) who will then be able to look in the classroom/cloakroom for you. If the item cannot be found then your child will be asked to look in the lost property during their break . To make sure that lost items are reunited with your child, please make sure all their personal items are clearly named. Don’t worry; lost items that cannot be found immediately often turn up within a day or two if named!
Dinner money should be sent to school in a sealed envelope with your child on a Monday morning.
Children in FS2 (Larch & Walnut) will all be staying for a free school lunch. We are looking into systems for selecting your lunch choices and paying for dinners electronically. Watch this space!
Any lunchboxes should be clearly labelled with child’s name and class on the outside of the box.
Mobile phones are not permitted in school but we do understand that some children may have a phone if travelling to and from school unaccompanied. These must be switched off before lining up in the morning and handed to your class teacher, these will be locked away during the day and can be collected at the end of the day. A disclaimer must be signed by the parent/carer if your child brings a mobile phone into school.