Permission to leave slip
We would like to remind all parents that school identification badges must be shown and worn at all times when on any of our three campuses (including weekend and evening events). If not, you will be asked for some form of identity and be required to wear a visitor’s badge.
If you are collecting a child without the ID card, you will need to visit Reception for a ‘Permission to leave slip’ before collecting your child from the classroom and exiting the campus together.
We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and school site safe and secure.
Health and Safety
As in all major cities petty crime does occur, as a reminder to all of us please always take care of your personal belongings, especially when walking across roads and along the pavements.
Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility
Mr Paul Pacey, NAE School Photographer will be in school on 25th & 28th January
Mr Pacey will be taking pictures of our school and students across these 2 days during selected lessons and sports activities.
We believe it is important to be able to share the achievements, activities and events our students participate in, and taking professional photos is a great way to capture these special moments.
Our priority though – as ever – is to ensure the safeguarding of our students by applying appropriate measures. In this regard, all images will only be used in line with the school policy as per our terms and conditions.
We will always take all necessary steps to ensure that children are in a safe and protective environment and that the privacy of children and families is protected.
It is every parent’s wish to capture memorable moments on camera of their child at school either performing in an assembly, on their birthday or simply playing with their friends on the playground before the start of the school day. Any photos that are taken by parents on personal devices must be kept private. They must not be shared publicly on social media or between non-family members such as, other parents in the school. By following these guidelines, we ensure our BIS safeguarding policy is adhered to and that our children are kept safe.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
If, during your visit to school, you have any reason to be concerned about the safety of a young person, please contact the Designated Safeguarding Leader.
In the penultimate week of Term 1, you received your child’s Interim Report. On Tuesday and Wednesday next week, we have Parent, Teacher, Student Conferences (PTSCs) which provide an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with your child’s class teacher and your child. Thank you to all those parents who have already signed up for an appointment. If you have not yet done so, please check the email regarding the ‘Parents’ Evening Sign-up’; sign up will close on Sunday evening at 5pm.
Have a wonderful weekend, and if anyone is running in the HCMC Marathon, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning (although I am only doing the 10K!).
Ian Battersby, Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus