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We recognise the key role that parents and carers play in the education of their child. Parents and carers have legitimate expectations of us to teach their children well and to a high standard, to keep them safe and secure, look after their welfare and to keep them informed.

 

We too, also quite rightly, have expectations of parents and carers and remind you that in sending your child to Long Lawford Primary School, you agree to support all our aims and policies.

 

What parents and carers say about our school

 

'My son has progressed so well here at LLPS - the teachers are great and the imaginative learning really encourages my son to engage and learn.'

 

'Fantastic school, well done.'

 

'My child is very happy here and I feel the school supports him very well.'

 

'My son feels safe in this school, the staff are like his second family!  This makes me feel happy that he isn't worrying about anything, but if anything is bothering him it can be dealt with.'

 

'Very good school, people / staff very helpful.'

 

'My child is really happy at school in his new class.  He loves his teacher and is excited to come to school everyday.  Thank you for your ongoing support.'

 

'All of my children have enjoyed this school.'

 

'Always high academically as a school.  Always met that since all of my children have attended this school.'

 

'We couldn't be happier with the care and support our daughter has received since starting.  She is excited to come in and learn, and to play with her friends everyday.'

 

Our home school agreement

 

As a school we are committed to working in partnership with parents and carers.  Our home school agreement sets out how we hope everyone can work together to ensure each child can achieve their full potential.

 

Home School Agreement

 

 

Communication with parents

 

We are firmly committed to the view that a close working relationship with parents and carers will benefit your child's education. Furthermore, good communication between home and school contributes to the quality of this partnership.

 

Below are some of the ways in which parents / carers and teachers communicate with each other:

 

Informal Talks with Staff: Teachers are usually available to talk to parents and carers after school except on Wednesdays, when we meet at 3.15pm for a Staff Meeting. If a longer time is needed, arrangements may be made to consult your child's teacher at a mutually convenient time.

 

Informal Talks with the Headteacher: Miss Murphy is always pleased to see parents / carers, if he is free. Otherwise, please make an appointment through the School Office. We hope you will not hesitate to discuss any worries or concerns with our staff or Headteacher. We feel a problem is generally easier solved when dealt with in the early stages.

 

Parent/Teacher Consultation Evenings: Meetings are held early in the Autumn term and in the Spring term as an opportunity to discuss your child's progress towards their targets.

 

Children's Reports: these are sent to parents / carers in the Summer term and a meeting can be arranged with your child's class teacher, if needed. Parents / carers are invited and encouraged to make their own comments about their child's progress on the accompanying slips and return these to the school.

 

School Newsletters: The Headteacher, writes weekly newsletters giving details of events and news about the school. This is uploaded onto the school website and school app.  A copy of the current newsletter can be found in the school reception area. As far as possible we try to publish on a Friday to help parents / carers know when to look out for letters.

 

School app:  We have a school app for iPhones, Windows and Android phones, which can be downloaded for free.  The app features a calendar of events, news, surveys, class homework and letters / forms etc. You can download the app by either searching in the relevant app store for “Long Lawford Primary School” (using the quotation marks in the google play store) or by using the following link:  School app.

 

Parent Hotline: for emergency information such as school closure etc., we have a dedicated parent hotline.  To access the parent hotline number call 08447 70 75 76 and enter our school ID 49517.

 

 

Raising a concern

 

If you are concerned about something at school there are several ways to get in touch. You can send an email, telephone the office or call into school. Most concerns should be raised with the class teacher in the first instance.  Deputy Headteachers, Mrs Nicola Hetherington (Infants) or Mrs Rosalyn Barton (Juniors), or Miss Murphy, the Headteacher are happy to help if the concern cannot be resolved. Rosemary Chapman , our Family Support Worker can also offer help about parenting related concerns.

 

Whilst we strive to provide an outstanding education for all our children we do have procedures in place in case there are complaints by parents or carers. These obligations date from 1st September 2003 under section 29 of the Education Act 2002, which requires all schools to have in place a procedure to deal with complaints relating to their school and to any community facilities or services that the school provides. 

 

Long Lawford Primary School Complaints Policy

 

 

Charging and Remissions

 

We consider that all children should have equal opportunities to benefit from school activities and visits. Our Charging and Remissions policy  describes how we will ensure that a good range of visits and activities is offered while minimising the financial barriers which may prevent some children from taking advantage of the opportunities.

 

Long Lawford Primary School Charging and Remissions Policy

 

 

Support for Parents and carers

 

We have a School Family Support Worker, Mrs Rosemary Chapman.  Rosemary is passionate about supporting children with reaching their full potential.  

 

In order for children to be able to learn successfully they need to be healthy (physically, emotionally and mentally) and feel safe.

 

Being non-judgemental and a good listener, Rosemary can support families through difficult times such as grief, illness, family separation and financially difficult times.   Rosemary can also be the voice of your child if they have a worry or concern in school.

 

Rosemary's role is to support families.  If you need a listening ear or signposting for support please come in to school and ask for Rosemary. 

 

Warwickshire Family Information Service (FIS) offers free help and advice on all aspects of family life to parents and carers.  For more information please go to Warwickshire Family Information Service (FIS).

 

Parent helpers

 

There are lots of ways you can help....

  • Volunteer to read with children
  • Volunteer to accompany children to weekly swimming lessons
  • Sew / make costumes for school productions
  • Volunteer to help out on school trips as requested
  • Bring a special skill to school and talk to our children (i.e. Science week)
  • Join the 'Friends of Long Lawford ' (FOLLs) in helping to raise funds for school

How do I get involved?

 

Let your child's teacher know if you have any particular skills which you think will be useful in the classroom, or speak to Mrs Wendy Griffiths our School Business Manager to find out more.

 

 

Attendance

 

We believe that attendance at school is vital not only for a child's ability to learn and achieve, but also for the social skills they learn interacting with their peers and adults; for learning habits that will last into later life and for equipping them to compete in employment and the working world. Research also shows the positive impact that good school attendance has on the academic achievement of  pupils.

 

We expect all children to attend every day on time, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as illness. As a school we do all we can to encourage the children to attend and to put in place appropriate procedures.

 

Every effort should be made to arrange medical appointments outside school hours.  Leave for absence during term time will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application.

 

Attendance policy

 

 

It's good to be green! 

 

95 - 100% attendance

 

 

Best chance of success, well done!

 

 

Less than 95% attendance

 

We will contact you about your child's attendance

 

90% attendance

 

Poor attendance, we're worried.  This is recognised as persistent absence.

 

85% attendance or less

Very poor attendance, we're very concerned.  External agences - ACE team contacted.  Legal action may be pursued.

 

Illness

 

If your child is ill and unable to come to school please ring the school office by 9:30am in the morning.

 

Recommended guidelines from the Health Protection Agency (not an exhaustive list:

Illness Exclusion time from school
Chickenpox and shingles 5 days from onset of rash.
Conjunctivitis Although no exclusion time medical advice should be sought as it is infectious while the symptoms exist.
Diarrhoea and sickness (including Winter vomiting / norovirus) 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
Flu Until recovered.
Food poisoning Until free of symptoms i.e. 48 hours after last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.
German measles (Rubella) 5 days from the onset of the rash and until they feel well again.
Glandular Fever None.  Children may return to school once they feel well.
Hand, foot and mouth No exclusion necessary.
Head lice No exclusion once treated (across whole family).
Impetigo Until lesions are crusted or healed or reliably covered.
Measles 4 days from onset of rash.
Mumps 5 days from onset of swelling.
Ringworm Exclusion not usually required.
Rubella 6 days from onset of rash.
Scabies Children can return after first treatment has commenced.
Scarlet fever 48 hours after commencing antibiotics.
Slap cheek (Fifth disease) No exclusion necessary.
Verruca A child does not need to stay away and can go swimming if the verruca is covered with a waterproof sock or plaster.
Whooping cough 5 days from commencement of antibiotic treatment.

 

The above is not an exhaustive list.  Please contact the school office for further information.

 

Adverse weather

 

Every effort will be made to keep the school open in the event of adverse weather conditions.  Any decisions will take into consideration the condition of the school site especially:

 

  • Safety
  • Road Conditions
  • The availability of heating
  • The availability of staff
  • The availability of school meals
  • The weather forecast

 

Any information regarding the school's closure will be put on the local authority website schoolclosures , our School app , our parent hotline number 08447 70 75 76 and enter our school ID 49517 and twitter Long Lawford Primary @llawfordprimary.  We will also look to inform local radio.  Please do not telephone the school.

 

Special Educational Needs

 

We recognise that all children are entitled to first quality teaching and to “a broad and balanced curriculum delivered within the framework of the National Curriculum regardless of any special educational need.”  We aim to ensure all pupils with SEND are fully included in our school community and reach their full potential.

 

We seek to recognise and meet special needs as they are defined within the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act of 2001 and through the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice, Issued July 2014, all part of the Children and Families Act March 2014.

 

Our admissions policy does not discriminate against any child with a disability. The layout of the school is such that it would not prevent a disabled child from taking a full part in the life of the school. Each admission is considered with a view to the particular needs of the child, with regard to the specific circumstances of each case.

 

Children have special educational needs if they have a learning difficulty, or a disability, which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.  A child has a learning difficulty if he/she has a greater difficulty in learning than the majority of children of the same age. 

 

Schools are required to publish details of their SEND and disability provision in a School SEND Information Report. Our report, which has been approved by the governors, can be viewed by clicking on the link below:

 

School SEND Information Report

 

SEND Policy

 

Warwickshire SEND Local Offer

 

Warwickshire SEND Information, Advice and Support Service SENDIAS supports parents and carers of all Warwickshire children with special educational needs and disability (SEND), whether they are of pre-school age, or in a mainstream or special school.

 

Warwickshire-parent-partnership-service

 

Medical

 

The school has qualified first aiders on site.  Should your child become ill during the day you or your emergency contact will be telephoned to collect them.


When a child has been ill and is then well enough to attend school but has been prescribed medication this should, if at all possible, be taken out of school time. However, where a dose has to be administered in school hours you are welcome to arrange with the school office a time to come in to do this. Please note: school staff cannot take responsibility for this.


On no account should children have tablets, medicine etc. in their possession at school, except for asthma inhalers, as they could get lost or be taken by another child.

 

Medicines and supporting pupils with medical conditions policy


Collection of children

 

We only hand over a child to the parent or guardian whom we personally know, or to someone who has been authorised in advance to collect a child by the parent or guardian.  If, in the event of an emergency or some other incident whereby a child needs to be collected by someone we are not familiar with, the procedure is as follows:

 

  • The parent is required to give the name and description of the authorised collector.
  • The collector on arrival at the school must have personal identification such as a driving licence or passport.
  • Identification has to be shown before a child is allowed to leave.

 

If a member of staff is not entirely satisfied with the identification the school reserves the right not to hand over a child until a further check is made with a parent or guardian.

 

If, in exceptional circumstances, you are delayed and likely to be late collecting your child at the end of the school day or after school club please ring the school office.  We are unable to have pupils on site and unsupervised.

 

Home work

 

At Long Lawford Primary School we believe that homework provides opportunities for parents and children to work together whilst consolidating, reinforcing and extending key skills and understanding.

Homework allows parents to gain an understanding of what children are learning in school and assists children to progress towards becoming more independent learners.

Parents and carers are notified at the beginning of each term how the homework will be organised. This will be done via a class newsletter sent out to parents and carers. Copies of class newsletters will also be uploaded onto the school website and school app.

 

Homework policy

 

Before and after school clubs

 

Along with a rich and exciting curriculum we aim to offer a variety of activities and clubs outside of the school day. 

 

Current clubs (May 2017):

 

Day

Before school

8 - 8:45am

Lunchtime

After school

3 - 4pm

 

Monday

 

Dodgeball

(Years 5&6)

 

Basketball

(Years 3&4)

 

 

Tuesday

Orchestra with Mrs Bach

 

Circuit Training

(Years 3-6)

 

Multi-skills

(Years 1&2)

 

Choir with Mrs Bach

(Years 3-6)

 

Football 3 - 4:15pm with Mr Sutcliffe

(Years 5&6) Boys

 

Wednesday

Basketball

(Years 5&6)

 

Football with Mr Sutcliffe

(Years 5&6)

Girls

 

 

Cricket

(Years 3&4)

 

 

 

Thursday

Multi - skills

(Reception)

 

 

Futsal

(Years 5&6)

 

 

 

Friday

Dodgeball

(Years 3&4)

 

Football

(Years 1&2)

 

 

 

Morning snacks

 

All children are encouraged to eat healthy snacks or fruit at morning break.  All children aged 4 to 6 years are given free fruit as part of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme. 

 

The school kitchen also run a healthy tuck shop at breaktimes for children in Key Stage 2 (Juniors). 

 

We discourage children bringing in chocolate and or crisps to eat at break times.

 

 

Our school meals

 

School meals are freshly prepared and cooked on site by Mrs Threfall and Mrs Dunkley of Warwickshire County Caterers. 

 

School meals cost £2:10 per day or £10:50 per week.  We ask that all meals are paid for in advance on a Monday morning. All monies should be placed in a clearly labelled envalope with:

 

  • Child's name.
  • Child's class.
  • Amount in envalope.
  • Number of school meals.

 

For more details please go to:

 

School Meals Warwickshire County Council

 

Free school meals

 

If you believe your child may be eligible for free school meals please ask Mrs Griffiths or Mrs Marshall in the school office for more details.  You can also apply online:

 

Warwickshire - free school meals

 

or by telephoning:

 

01926 742060.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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