Dear Parents / Carers,
During the colder months, we undertake extra preparations to ensure our schools can run smoothly. This includes:
- Regularly checking the heating systems
- Gritting the playground and pathway on icy mornings
- Preparing for bad weather such as snow
If we do experience snow, we will always do our best to stay open and you should bring your child to school at the usual time. If we are forced to close, a message will be placed on the front page of the school website after 7:30am. Please do not phone the school as this blocks the lines when we need to communicate with staff. We will inform you of any changes on a daily basis as the weather can be difficult to predict!
If you need to drive to school, you can apply for a school parking permit from the Council. You can download a form here Parking Permit and applications should be sent, with payment, to the address given on the form. Please bring the form into school so it can first be stamped with our school address.
For more information about applying for a permit – please click Parking Permit Info
A message from Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group:
“A Parent/Guardians Guide to treating common childhood conditions”
Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group have designed a booklet which has helpful suggestions and advice on how to care for young children at home with some of the most common childhood conditions. It was designed with both clinical and patient input with the aim of increasing confidence in parents / carers.
The booklet itself originally came out of an outreach project in Hayes and Harlington that was completed last year, the project was to reduce frequent non-emergency A&E attendances and promote more clinical services in the community. Research on the project has shown that some parents did not feel confident treating their child and asked to have information and helpful advice on the common illness so they would feel more confident.
The booklet can be downloaded by clicking on the link below
SEND & Coffee Club
Please find attached notes from our Coffee Morning on Bedtimes
November Coffee Club: Speech & Language
Sunny Chana, Speech & Language Therapist, came along and talked about her role which was very interesting and informative. Her work includes speech sounds, learning to use language appropriately, attention and listening, social communication (how they use language with others), stammer and confidence in speaking. One parent also recommended something from ‘You Tube’ called Mother Goose which has stories and nursery rhymes to share – this is a great idea for developing language.
HACS (Hillingdon Autistic Care & Support) is a charitable organisation based in Hayes. The team offer information, advice, guidance and advocacy to parents, carers and professionals, supporting individuals on the autistic spectrum. They have arranged a number of workshops which may be of interest and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.hacs.org.uk/event-calendar
Here you will find day to day information about school life and activities.
Below is a summary of a typical school day
Our School Day
The school day starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.25pm.
Registration is from 8.50am to 9.00am.
Nursery sessions start at 8.30am for morning and 12.30pm for afternoon sessions. The first half an hour is ‘stay & play’ where you can spend time in the nursery with your child.
Nursery and Reception children have flexible playtimes with outdoor play opportunities throughout the day.
Children in Y1 and Y2 have a morning break from 11.10-11.30am.
Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 have lunch at 12.25pm. Reception children are invited to lunch first.
Lunchtimes for all end at 1.30pm.
Drop-off and collection
At the beginning and end of the school day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and school – we want to have good links with all parents. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg you are delayed or another person is collecting your child) please let us know. This avoids any confusion or upset.
Getting to school
To get to and from school, walking is definitely the best option! There are lots of benefits: it’s healthier than travelling by car, it improves the safety of pedestrians and road-users, and it respects nearby residents and parking regulations.