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Monkshouse Primary School

Together Everybody Achieves More

Key Information for Parents

The School DayKS1KS2
Gates Open8.40am8.45am
Registration8.55am8.55am
Morning Break10.15am - 10.30am10.45am - 11am
Lunch Break12 noon12.30pm
Registration1pm1.10pm
Afternoon Break2.20pm - 2.30pmn/a
Home Time3.10pm3.10pm

 

Attendance

 

Regular attendance and punctuality are vital in order for children to reach their full potential. We aim to work with children and parents in promoting and celebrating good attendance and punctuality.  On the first day of absence, please ring or get a message into school to let us know why your child is unable to attend. Days off school for shopping, birthdays etc are not allowed. The school Governors do not authorise holidays that are taken during term time.

Try to make medical appointments for after school hours where possible. Failing that, an early morning or late afternoon appointment means that your child does not miss a whole day of school.

It is important that your child arrives at school and is collected from school on time. When children are punctual for school it is more likely that they will be responsive and calm for the start of lessons. If children are late for school it can be worrying for them, as they know that they will be missing important work.

Parents must inform staff if somebody different is going to be collecting their child at the end of the day. In order to keep your child safe, we will not allow them to leave with a different person unless we have been informed.

 

Medication/Sickness

 

We request that parents notify school of any particular medical problems or allergies.  It is really important that you keep the school informed and up to date with your correct contact details in case we need to contact you in an emergency. If you change your phone number or address please inform the office immediately using the Emergency Contact Form.

If your child has medication, you need to come in to school and fill the Medication Form in, appropriate medication is to be clearly labelled with instructions of use. If your child is off sick, please ring the office in the morning to let us know your child will not be attending that day.

If your child has sickness or diarrhoea they must be off at least 48 hours after the last incident. It is very important you do not allow your child to come back before this time because even though they may appear to be better, they can still be carrying the virus which can cause other children to catch the sickness.

 

Guidelines from the NHS

 

When your child is unwell, it can be hard deciding whether to keep them off school. A few simple guidelines can help. Not every illness needs to keep your child away from school. Use common sense when deciding whether or not your child is too ill to attend school. Ask yourself the following questions:

 

  • Is your child well enough to do the activities of the school day? If not, keep your child at home.
  • Does your child have a condition that can be passed on to other children or school staff? If so, keep your child at home.
  • Would you take a day off work if you had this condition? If so, keep your child at home.

 

Common Conditions

 

If your child is ill, it's likely to be due to one of a few minor health conditions.

 

Whether you send your child to school will depend on how severe you think the illness is. This guidance can help you make that judgement.

 

Remember: if you're concerned about your child's health, consult a health professional.

 

  • Cough & Cold - A child with a minor cough or cold may attend school. If the cold is accompanied by a raised temperature, shivers or drowsiness, the child should stay off school, visit the GP and return 24 hours after they start to feel better. If your child has a more severe and long-lasting cough, consult your GP. They can give guidance on whether the child should stay off school.
  • Raised Temperature - If your child has a raised temperature, they shouldn't attend school. They can return 24 hours after they start to feel better.
  • Rash - Rashes can be the first sign of many infectious illnesses, such as chickenpox and measles. Children with these conditions shouldn't attend school. If your child has a rash, check with your GP or practice nurse before sending them to school.
  • Headache - A child with minor headache doesn't usually need to be kept off school. if the headache is more severe or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as raised temperature or drowsiness, then keep the child off school and consult your GP.
  • Vomiting and Diarrhoea - Children with these conditions should be kept off school. they can return 48 hours after their symptoms disappear. Most cases of vomiting or diarrhoea get better without treatment, but if symptoms persist, consult your GP.
  • Sore Throat - A sore throat alone doesn't have to keep a child from school. If it's accompanied by a raised temperature, the child should stay at home.

 

Parking

 

Please respect the yellow zigzag lines – these reinforce the no-parking regulations and are there to make the area safer for your children. Parents are asked not to park in the staff car park. We have secure cycle sheds and scooter pods which provide an alternative to travelling by car.

 

Dogs

 

Dogs are not allowed on the school premises. Parents are reminded not to bring dogs onto the school site, even if they are on a lead.

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