Information for Parents and Carers
Wetwang C of E Primary School
Information for new parents and carers
Welcome to our school. We have tried to include useful information for you that will be helpful during the initial period that you and your child are settling into the school routines. If you have any questions please see Mrs Thurlow or Mrs Buttler in the school office or the classroom staff.
Details of the menus are on our website. The menu is sent out to you at the start of each half term so you know that, when you order a meal, your child will be having something they like. Please note that children are encouraged to try all vegetables by the lunchtime staff. The meals for all KS1 children are free under the universal free school meals scheme. Meals for KS2 pupils are charged at £2.20 per day and you can pay at the beginning or the end of the week, (this is easier for accounting purposes) or on each day that your child has a meal. (Cheques should be made payable to ERYC).
Please look in your child's bag every afternoon as all letters and information from the school or class teacher will be put into it before your child leaves school each day. Please do not use the book bag to carry your child’s water bottle to school. Thank you.
The majority of staff are First Aid trained. If your child has a minor accident during the day, we will attend to it and then send home a pink slip detailing what has happened and what treatment was given In the case of a more serious incident, you will be called immediately. If your child bumps his/her head, we will call you and give you the option to come and look if you are in any way concerned when given details of the incident. Children are always monitored in school when they have had a bump to the head. If at any time your child will need medication during the school day, please speak to Mrs Thurlow or Mrs Buttler regarding the procedure for this. We cannot give your child any medicines without signed parental consent.
What to do if your child is ill
If your child is too ill to come to school, or a problem has arisen and your child cannot come into school, please telephone the office between 8.30 and 9.00am. 01377 236679
A newsletter is sent out, usually fortnightly, from school to keep you up to date with what has been happening in school and to let you know any forthcoming dates, events and activities we have planned.
Before and After School Care
8am – Breakfast Club opens. You can book your child into Breakfast Club for set days each week on a long term basis or up to the evening before you would like him/her to attend; although as much notice as possible is appreciated. The cost is £2.50 per session from 08:00am and £1 from 08:30am. Breakfast of a drink, cereal or toast is available for 50p and can be provided from 08:00am until 08:25am.
3.30pm to 5.30pm After School Care
The after-school session begins with a drink and snack. The children can choose to take part in craft activities, use the school laptops, play outside or take part in other activities planned by the supervisors. We have a maximum number of 20 children in the session each evening, so block booking, or booking as far in advance as possible, is recommended. The cost for the first ½ an hour or part of an hour after extra curricular clubs is £3.00, the cost of a full session is £5.50.
Bills for Extended School care are issued monthly and should be paid within 14 days of receipt. Cheques should be made payable to East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC).
We have a number of visits throughout the year. Community visits involve the children going out of the school into the local village community and we will send out a permission letter in September which covers this type of trip for the full academic year. When we plan to take the children out of the village, we will send you a letter detailing where the children will be going and how they will be travelling. There is normally a cost for this type of visit. (Cheques should be made payable to Wetwang School Fund).
In the Autumn and Spring term you will be sent a letter inviting you to meet with your child's class teacher to discuss your child’s progress. You will receive a full report towards the end of the Summer term. If at any time you have any concerns, please speak to the teacher or Executive Head teacher.
Details of the school uniform and an order form are on the website. Items can also be ordered online from www.handkembroidery.co.uk or pruchased from their shop in Middle Street South, Driffield.
Absence from School For Exceptional Circumstances (Term time holidays)
The Local Authority introduced a new policy on term time holidays which means they can only be permitted in certain circumstances. Please ask for details from the office before you book a holiday.
We have an active Friends committee who organise a number of activities throughout the year to raise funds for resources, educational visits and treats for the children. If you would like to join the committee ,please see Mrs Hadland or Mrs Thurlow.
Safeguarding our children is extremely important. We have a designated safeguarding member of staff in school at all times and all of our staff hold a disclosure and barring service clearance.
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