New to Reception

We look forward to welcoming parents and children new to Reception in September 2017. This page provides information on events, transition and what to expect.

Further information can be found in our FAQ section here.

Guide your child around this slide show so that they are familiar with their new school spaces.

What to do if…?

What to do if your child is unwell?
  • Please ensure you ring the School Office by 09:00 am on the day of your child’s absence.
  • Leave a message on the pupil absence line and explain the reason for the absence.
  • You will need to report your child’s absence on every consecutive day they are off school.
  • If your child has vomiting/diarrhoea – it is of the school policy your child will not be able to return to school 48 hours from the last vomiting/diarrhoea episode.
What to do if your child needs time off school in exceptional circumstances e.g. medical appointments, religious observance and compassionate leave? (Term-time holidays will not be authorised).
  • There will be a form available to download from the school website. You will need to download, fill out the form in full (giving as much detail as possible) and return via email to enquiries@universityprimaryschool.org.uk.
  • Any parent who takes a child out of school for term time leave of more than 6 consecutive sessions over a four week period, not authorised by the school (under exceptional circumstances rule), may receive a Penalty Notice. Such cases will have to be supported by evidence of previous unauthorised term time leave (more than 6 consecutive sessions over a four week period) taken in the last three years and evidence of parents being warned about a potential Penalty Notice.
  • Time off during term-time is at the discretion of the Headteacher.
What to do if your child has a medical condition – e.g. asthma/nut allergy.
  • Any long term medicine, e.g. inhalers/epi-pens, will need to be brought to school in a clear plastic container, clearly labelled with your child’s name and the expiry date of their medication.
  • You will need to fill out our long-term medicine forms with the Teaching Assistant in your child’s class. You will be able to discuss dosage with them when you fill out the form.
What to do if your child has short term medication?
  • You will need to fill out our short-term medicine form with the Teaching Assistant in your child’s class. You will be able to discuss dosage with them when you fill out the form.
  • NOTE: all medicine MUST be prescribed for it to be administered at school.

 

Communication

WisePay You will be given a WisePay login and password so you are able to set up your child’s account.

Through this account you will be able to purchase and or sign-up for;

1.           Your child’s lunches (Year 3 – 6)

2.           Enrichment after-school clubs

3.           Trips/visits

4.           Parent-teacher conversations

5.           Parent workshops

6.           School water bottles/ school rucksack

7.           Make gift aid donations to the school

All email communication from the school will be sent via WisePay, Please ensure your email is correct on your account to ensure you receive all communication from the school.

School Calendar You will find a link to the school calendar through our website; http://universityprimaryschool.org.uk/school-calendar/ this will have all up-to-date information on any upcoming events in the school such as; class bake sales, dress up days and FOCUS events.

 

 

 

 

 

School Drop-Off and Collection

School opening and closing times ·             School starts at 8:30am.

·             Reception parents are invited to stay with their children until 8.45am for ‘Soft Start’.  We hope that they do stay so they can see their children engaging with staff and other children.  A good chance to talk with staff about any matters.

·             School finishes at 3:15pm.

·             If you are late to drop off your child in the morning you will need to go round to the main school office to sign your child in.

·             If you are late to pick up your child you will need to go round to the main school office to collect them.

What to do if somebody other than the designated parent/carer will be collecting your child, if it is planned. ·             Inform the Class Teacher/Teaching Assistant that another family member/friend will be collecting today.

·             Introduce them if possible.

·             If it is not possible to introduce them prior to the pick-up, and we have not met them before please ensure you inform the Class Teacher/Teaching Assistant who is collecting and a password. For example ‘Ava’s Grandfather will be collecting her today, the password is mountains’.

What to do if somebody other than the designated parent/carer will be collecting your child, if it is not planned. ·             For any changes to pick-up during the school day, and if you are letting us know via email, please ensure you have emailed the School Office by 12:30pm.

·             For any changes to pick-up during the school, and if you are letting us know via phone, please ensure you have rung the School Office by 2:30pm.

·             Please ensure to confirm your child’s Pupil PIN (this will be issued when your child starts school) when emailing or ringing the school to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures.