Useful Information for Parents & Carers
Your child will swim in years 3, 4 & 5 on a Friday morning at a local swimming pool as part of our PE programme.
Swimwear, towel and goggles (if required) must be provided in a suitable bag and all clearly labelled.
Road Safety -
There should be no parking outside school on the zig-zag lines or on the road opposite the school entrance as congestion in the area can be dangerous.
The school car park should not be used at any time by any parents or carers, it is strictly for school staff only.
Illness, Accidents & Medicines -
Fully trained First Aid staff will deal with accidents and emergencies. In the case of serious incidents or illness parents will be contacted immediately.
Only medicines / creams prescribed by a doctor can be administered in school. You should make an appointment with our healthcare lead in order to discuss your child's requirements and fill in the appropriate paperwork.
Please do not send medicines in with your child under any circumstances. this includes non-prescription medicines such as paracetamol, creams or cough sweets.
Please see below for guidance on infection control for contagious and other illnesses.
Head Lice -
If live lice are seen in your child's hair we will inform the whole class by letter. We ask that if you receive a letter you check your child's hair thoroughly; and treat if necessary.
We do not allow dogs, (other than guide dogs), on school grounds at any time.
The school operates a no-smoking policy. Please do not smoke anywhere on or around the school grounds; this includes E-cigarettes.
Emergency Contact Details -
Please ensure that we have up-to-date details in case of an emergency. Please contact the office immediately to let us know of any changes.
Fire practices -
We have regular, recorded fire practices so that staff and children know what to do in an emergency.
Lost Property -
Please ensure all belongings are named. Should an unnamed piece of clothing be found we have a lost property area in the office. Any unclaimed items will be sent to charity at the end of each term. Please be aware that the responsibility for property rests with the owner of the item and not the school.
Bikes & Scooters -
We like to encourage the use of bikes and scooters as a means of transport to school due to the health benefits. All riders must wear a helmet and dismount once on school grounds. Bikes and scooters should be secured in the shed until the end of school.
There may be occasions when the children are allowed to bring a toy or game into school from home. We cannot be responsible for the safety of these items and would ask that children do not bring anything in of monetary or sentimental value.
Mobile Phones -
Year 6 are permitted to bring a mobile phone into school with parental / carer consent. It must be handed in to the office at the start of the day and collected at the end. The mobile phone remains the responsibility of the child at all times.
We understand that photos taken in school at different events can be very important to our parents and can form part of albums at home. We do not want to have to stop this practice. You are, of course, more than welcome to take photos of your own children and how you chose to share these photos is entirely up to you. However, you must not include any other children in these photos as not all children have permission to be photographed and it really is the parents right to chose whether their child's picture should be published online. We thank you for your understanding.
Parental Concerns -
If you have any concerns then an appointment should be made with the class teacher in the first instance. Teachers will not be available for meetings before school due to classroom and playground duties, but the office will be able to make a mutually agreeable time to either come in the see the teacher or speak on the telephone.
If the teacher was unable to resolve the concern, only then should an appointment be made to see the headteacher or deputy headteacher. The office will be able to do this.
You are, of course, welcome to contact the Chair of Governors if you wish.
Parent Helpers -
We are always grateful of any parent or carer who is able to give up their time to help in many different ways. This includes helping in the classrooms with reading & activities, at planned events and on some trips. You would not be asked to work in your own child's classroom to avoid any disruption this may cause.
If you would like to volunteer to help out in any way on a regular basis then please pop in to the school office.
All volunteers will need a valid DBS check to work within the school.
Code of Behaviour -
We welcome visitors to the school and will act to ensure it remains a safe place for our pupils, staff and wider community. If you have concerns we will listen and will deal with them effectively according to our policies and protocols. However, please be aware that abusive, threatening or violent behaviour will not be tolerated at any time in this school.
Adverse Weather Procedures -
Where the weather is deemed to be too extreme for the children to be on the playground in the morning the following procedure will be implemented:
All children should enter school grounds from 8.45am through the playground gates and make their way straight to their classrooms where staff will be waiting to supervise them.
School Closures -
Should we need to close the school in the event of an emergency, such as severe inclement weather which may impact the schools health and safety procedures and / or staffing, then we will do the following:
- We will contact you by text in the first instance.
- There will be a bulletin placed on the website.
- The closure will be announced on the county council website at www.worcestershire.gov.uk
As soon as the decision has been made to close the school the office will be closed so please do not ring us, refer to the website in the first instance.