OUR SCHOOL DAY
The school day begins at 8:30am with the teachers waiting in their classrooms to give each child a warm welcome at the start of every day.
An Early Morning Task will be waiting for the children to complete. This is usually a quick 5-to-10-minute task to get the children thinking. It allows the teachers time to talk to every child and give them a positive start to their day and also provides time for our staff to take registration.
The gates are open at 8:20am and you are encouraged to wait with your child until the classroom doors are opened. Children remain the responsibility of parents on the playground before school starts and they enter the classroom. We therefore ask you not to send your child to school before 8:20am, or to leave them unsupervised in the playground at any time.
We ask parents to leave their children at the classroom door. We want the children to independently hang up their coats and put their things away. We also want the children to have time with their teachers to enable a positive start to the day.
If you have a message for the class teacher, that cannot wait until the end of the school day, you can either pass on a quick message via the member of staff at the classroom door or contact the school office. You can always speak to the Head Teacher or Deputy Head Teacher for any private or confidential matters. At least one senior leader, often both, are always available at the start and end of the day by the school gates and turning circle.
Teachers are always available at the end of the day for an informal chat or to make an appointment for a specific meeting. You are, of course, always welcome to come in and see your child's work at the end of the day or come in and help in your child's class for the day! Safeguarding children is paramount though, so it is not possible for parents to expect access at all times or unannounced. If coming to help in school we would carry out the appropriate Safeguarding DBS checks first.
The end of the school day for children is at 3pm, Monday to Thursday, and 1.30pm on a Friday. The gates will generally open around 5 minutes before the end of the day.
Nursery runs in sessions, so the day begins at 8.30am – with session 1 finishing at 11.30am. Session 2 starts at 12.15pm and runs until 3.15pm. Children attending for the 30 hours provision pay for lunchtime supervision, so they can stay all day.