Extreme Winter Conditions Procedures
If weather conditions deteriorate over the winter we may have to close the gates to the school yard as the pathways could be slippery or inaccessible.
The arrangements for this are as follows:
- Nursery, Reception, Years 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 children to arrive at school via the main entrance.
- 2 year old and Rising 3’s provision to enter and exit school via back door (green gates next to bungalow).
Due to the volume of people at the entrance we ask that adults leave their child in the morning to enter school without them as staff will be at the front door to see them to their classrooms.
At the end of the school day, no adults will be permitted into school until 3pm. Parents are to arrive at the main entrance (see below arrival times) where they should go directly to the classroom of their youngest child. All older siblings will also be waiting in this classroom. Parents should then exit the premises either by the main door or by the back door (next to the bungalow). Members of staff will be on both doors to support parents.
Please note the following year groups and collection times as collection time will be staggered:
- 3:00pm – Rising 3’s / Nursery / Reception
- 3:05pm – Year 1
- 3:10pm – Year 2
- 3:15pm – All Key Stage 2
- 3:00pm – 2 year old provision
No child will be released from school earlier than the above times without an appointment card.
Children who walk home alone, will be allowed to exit from the main entrance at 3.15pm. Any adults using main entrance should ensure that children have right of way.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS BY LISTENING AND FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS STAFF GIVE, AS WE HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN TO CARE FOR AND CROWDING AROUND THE ENTRANCE/EXITS CAN CAUSE UNNECESSARY PROBLEMS.
There may be delays and difficulties for individuals within these arrangements but our duty is to ensure the health and safety of children and therefore this will take priority. We ask that all adults are supportive of this and remind parents that any adult on the premises is acting as a role model for children.
If this procedure is to be put in place a notification will be put on this website and Twitter.
Please check these daily for updated information.
New School Menu
Our new three week school menu will start on Monday 16th April 2018, with a choice of four main courses and a selection of puddings prepared every day by your school’s catering team. In addition, children also have a choice of salads to choose from.
You can view the menu online through JOINOS, www.joinos.com. Choose to save the link through your smart phone so you can see the daily menu whilst on the go.
The menu is also available on North Tyneside Council’s Website.
New to JOINOS
Please e-mail email@example.com to request a JOINOS code, quoting your child’s name, school, year and class.
Paying for School Meals
JOINOS allows you to manage your child’s school meal account. By using JOINOS you will be able to check meals taken, balances and make payments. Please register even if your child takes a packed lunch to ensure they are only coming in for a meal when you want them to.
Announcement of Adoption Service Review
North Tyneside Fostering & Adoption Service have commissioned Adoption UK, the leading charity providing support, awareness and understanding for those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents, to find out the needs of both people who have adopted through North Tyneside and adopters from other agencies who currently live in North Tyneside in January and February 2016.
Adoption UK will be conducting an online survey, holding 2 focus groups (1 weekend, 1 evening) and interviewing up to 10 local adopters and will produce a report and make recommendations based on the findings. All feedback from adopters will be strictly confidential.
If you are interested in taking part and would like more information you can contact the Fostering & Adoption Service directly by emailing
or contact Helen King (Adoption UK Regional Manager) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Changes to the New National Curriculum