School telephone number: 0115 9179212
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Website address: www.albanyinfants.co.uk
Head Teacher: Mr Paul Allen
Chair of Governors: Ms Gemma Marshall
Vice Chair of Governors: Mrs M Govier
In the morning doors open at 8.50am and school ends at 3.20pm
Please make every effort to arrive at school punctually as a calm start to the day is very important for young children.
Absence for medical reasons
On the first day of absence please let school know by phone call as soon as possible. It is our policy to follow up any unexplained absence by telephoning parents who have not contacted us by 09.30am.
If your child is absent due to vomiting and diarrhoea you must keep your child away from school/nursery for 48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea and/or vomiting to reduce the chance of spreading infection. This is in line with Public Health Agency guidance. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Absence for non-medical reasons
Holiday requests for absence during term time cannot be authorised.
Although it is undoubtedly cheaper to holiday in term time the curriculum is fully planned to cover all requirements throughout the year and children who are absent can miss a large proportion of a particular topic.
It is particularly important that Year 2 children are not absent during the Spring and Summer terms, especially in the month of May, when end of Key Stage 1 assessments are being made.
Medicines in school
We are happy to help with medication, but we can only administer medicine prescribed by the doctor. Please take the medicine and instructions to the office. You will be asked to sign an authorisation form, and to put a measured dose into a small container, which we will keep in the fridge until required.
Head lice are sadly a fact of school life. Please check the whole family’s hair regularly. Advice on treatment can be obtained from the school office or the school nurse.
Lunchtime - Universal Infant Free School Meals
From September 2014 all infant aged children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes) receive their midday school meal free of charge. School meals are freshly cooked on the premises each day, are nutritionally balanced and delicious. We hold the Gold Healthy Schools standard and are very proud to have achieved this.
In addition to this the Government are providing additional funding to our school for each pupil that is eligible for the Pupil Premium. This money enables us to provide additional equipment, support and activities for children in school. To ensure that we receive this money we ask that parents who qualify take up their entitlement to Pupil Premium. Eligibility criteria and details on how to apply are below.
Your child's school may qualify for Pupil Premium if your child attends a Nottinghamshire County Council School or Nursery and you receive one of the following benefits:
· income support
· income based jobseeker's allowance
· income related employment support allowance
· support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· child tax credit, provided you are not entitled to working tax credit and have an annual income (as
· assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
· guarantee element of state pension credit
How to apply:
· Online www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/ learning/schools/school- dinners/free-school-meals
· See the school office for more information
With the implementation of universal free school meals we discourage children to bring a packed lunch. If your child brings a packed lunch then as a healthy school we ask that the food should be healthy and not contain biscuits and crisps. Water is provided by school and NO drinks should be brought in from home. All packed lunches should be in a secure and named container.
Cool Milk is one of the UK’s leading school milk suppliers. We work in partnership with local authorities and early years groups to supply free and subsidised school milk to children in pre-schools, nurseries and primary schools. Apply online www.coolmilk.com
Healthy living is £2.50 per term, which includes school baking and the provision of a new water bottle for your child to be kept in school.
Fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, pears and seasonal fruit) is provided free of charge every day for every child. Children eat their fruit during the morning, usually at playtime or with their milk.
Sending money to school
Money should be sent to school in a sealed envelope with your child’s name and class clearly marked. Your child should give it to their class teacher during morning registration when it will be sent to the school office with the rest of the money for that class.
We do not allow children to wear jewellery for health and safety reasons. If your child already has pierced ears, plain stud earrings only may be worn. Even these must be removed by the child for PE and swimming (Local Authority statutory requirement for schools) please check with your child's class teacher which days PE or dance takes place.
Helping in school
We welcome parental help in school. If you have some spare time and would like to help out in school please see your child’s class teacher. Parents help out with school baking, reading, school trips and other class activities.
Other ways to support school is through the fundraising group (AHH) or by becoming a school governor.
Please keep school up to date with telephone and mobile numbers. It is important that we have the correct information as this can save your child much unnecessary distress.
Out of school visits
As part of your child’s education, short visits to local amenities such as the church and the shops, are planned into the curriculum throughout the year. A Parental Consent Form is completed for these activities.
We will seek separate authorisation for whole day visits involving transport.
Occasionally children’s photographs are included in our school website or in local papers to celebrate school achievements. We are proud for this to happen, and never give out children’s names. Please read our policy on the use of images. A Parental Consent Form is completed for this.
A procedure has been agreed by the local Authority for dealing with any complaints about the school curriculum and other related issues. A copy of this complaints procedure is available for reference at the school. The procedure provides:
a) that there should normally be a preliminary informal discussion with the Head Teacher or other appropriate school staff to see if the complaint can be resolved without recourse to the formal procedures.