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St Joseph and St Teresa

Catholic Primary School

“Walking hand in hand with God, as we strive to do our best”

Late/Absence Procedures

Start of the day 

A member of staff will be on the playground from 08.45 and class teachers will be ready to take children in to register them at 08.50 ready for a 09.00 start.

The school day begins at 08.50 with the blowing of a whistle on the playground at which point the children will enter their classes and school staff will assume their duty of care for pupils.

 

A member of staff will be on the playground from 08.45 and class teachers will be ready to take children in to register them at 08.50 ready for a 09.00 start. This is to acknowledge that parents can ‘reasonably expect’ school to provide a basic level of supervision for pupils for 15 minutes before the start of the school day. Parents must wait with children on the playground until the start of the day (08.45).

Children should not arrive for school before 08.40. If parents need children to arrive before this time they must remain with their child on the playground or book them into the breakfast club.

 

Bad weather

In very bad weather school will be open from 08.45.

 

End of the Day

The school day ends at 15.10 for EYFS and KS1 and 15.15 for KS2. This does not mean children will always be exiting school at exactly those times. Children will exit from class doors. If you are unsure which door your child will exit from you should ask your child’s class teacher. The following protocols are in place for the end of the day:

EYFS & KS1 (Years 1 & 2 and Reception children)

Children will be passed directly over by a member of staff to the parent/carer collecting. If another family member, or friend, is collecting your child please let the school know so staff can look out for the appropriate adult.

KS2

Children will be allowed to find their parents on the playground. If their parents are not there they will wait with the class teacher until they arrive. If the collecting adult appears to be more than 10 minutes late children will be sent to the reception area to await collection.

 

Clubs

If your child is attending a club it is automatically assumed they will be collected by a parent/carer. If this is not the case parents must inform school of the arrangements they wish for their child. As with the end of the day, late collection procedures will be followed 15 minutes after the end of the club. Late Collection/Uncollected Children In the event of a child not being collected at the end of a session, the school wishes to cause as little distress as possible to the child and to the family. At the same time, the school needs to ensure the health and safety of the child is not put at risk. If a child is not collected at the end of a session the procedure will be as follows:

· The register will be checked for any information regarding collection of the child

· If no information is available, attempts will be made to contact parents/carers at home or at work as                     appropriate.

· If above is unsuccessful, attempts will be made to contact emergency numbers on the registration form.

· Attempts will be made to contact the parents/carers in any other reasonable way e.g. via another parent.

· Staff will not allow the child to leave school with anyone other than those specified by parents.

· Your child has not been collected from their club by 4.25pm, your child will be transferred to our new         Wrap Around Care and you will be charged £1.25 for every 15 minutes (the cost of one session).

· If none of the above procedures are successful, Social Services may be contacted.

 

 

Illness/Medical Appointments

If your child is unable to attend school due to illness, parents must inform the school office between the times of 08.30 – 09.00. Once registers close, the office will begin to contact parents of absent children who have not contacted school.

 

Collection during the school day

If children need to be taken out during the school day for medical appointments, parents should come to the school office to collect them. Parents should also inform the office in advance of this so that class teachers are aware. If appointments are in the morning parents should inform the office of the lunchtime arrangements for their child to ensure that a meal is available for them if required.

 

 

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