The School Day
Classrooms are supervised from 8.50 a.m. so teachers invite children in from 8.50 a.m. and in any case they must be in by 9.00 a.m., when the school day starts with registration. We do urge you to make every effort not to be late as it is very disruptive for teachers and children who have begun the day on time and children can be anxious and distressed if they are late - they need time to deal with book folders, coats, sandwich boxes etc., in a calm relaxed way so that the day has a settled start.
Morning play is 15 minutes. The children have the opportunity to use the Trim Trail and Adventure Playground on a rota basis.
Lunch is from 12.00 to 1.10 p.m. The lunch hour is divided into two sessions. Hot dinners are served in the hall from 12.00 – 12.25. Sandwich children eat their lunches at approximately 12.25. Arrangements will vary according to the number of children having hot lunches. The children may play outside after lunch, if it is wet they will be supervised in the classrooms by the M.D.S.A.s.
The afternoon teaching session is from 1.10 to 3.05 p.m.
Good relationships between parents and school staff are a very important factor in aiding children’s progress. Efforts will be made to actively involve parents in their child’s education so a successful home/school partnership takes place and children’s learning is enhanced.
1. To create an environment where parents feel welcome and valued.
2. To provide opportunities for liaison between home and school both formal and informal and to establish two-way responsibility between home and school.
3. To provide parents with appropriate information concerning the school and their child.
4. To raise parental awareness about issues involving policy, management, curriculum, finances etc. To encourage to question and to be ready to respond and inform.
5. To encourage parental involvement in school by using his/her particular skills in order to extend children’s experience.
6. To value parent’s knowledge of her/his own child particularly when a child has special needs.
1. We will create opportunities to discuss children’s learning and welfare, particularly at key stages e.g. on admission and at transfer between schools.
2. We will listen to parents and to respond positively.
3. We will give parents all appropriate and necessary information regarding the school and their children. We will provide information through D.E.S., L.E.A. and school policies, documents and regular newsletters.
4. We will arrange occasional meeting on curriculum issues.