Before and after school waiting area
When waiting to drop off and collect the children at the EY&I we ask for all parents, carers and children to wait on the ground floor only. We are in the process of installing extra seating in the shaded areas to increase the seating areas for our community at these times. This rule is in place to ensure lessons and clubs that are running at these times are not disturbed and all children in the building are kept safe. People sitting around the lower ground floor outside the canteen and along the corridors will be asked to move to the ground floor by our teaching staff. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our campus safe.
Keeping safe is priority for us all. Even when we believe our youngest children are safe, they may well not be if the parental controls and recommended filters have not been installed or applied. When children search online and watch content using sites such as, ‘youtube’ it is important to have all the safety nets in place. We advise parents to install content filters and apply parental controls on all devices that our young children have access to. If you would like any support on this, please contact Ms Mary and I will put you in touch with our ICT teachers to help.
End of Day Procedures
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 child’s 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. Please note, once your child has been handed over to you at pick up time (both after school and after clubs), the responsibility of your child has also been handed over to you.
We thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students and school site safe and secure.
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 between campuses and across roads.
Safeguarding at school – it’s everyone’s responsibility
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.
As we enter the final two weeks of the term, there are many events still happening, so please do check the upcoming events section of this update and the learning letters that have been distributed through Seesaw.
On Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th April Junior campus will host PTSCs for our EY&I children who learn with our EAL and Learning Support teachers. Sign up opens on Monday 1st April; further information regarding these PTSCs is contained within the letter attached to the weekly update email from Ms Van.
One further event I do want to draw attention to is Earth Day. Each year, we have a themed day that is suggested by the children in School Council. You may remember that last year we had ‘Friendship Day’, where we focused on people, this year we are focusing on our planet; Earth Day. We have a number of activities happening in school, but I would ask that you send your child to school on Thursday wearing green, blue or a combination of the two.
Have an exciting and enjoyable weekend,
Ian Battersby, Head of the Early Years and Infant Campus