Start of the Day

In light of recent incidents that we have had in school (where parents have come into classrooms expressing views inappropriately), from Monday there will be a change to the way classes enter the school building (see below).

This is not an acceptable way of handling concerns and is upsetting for staff and pupils who have witnessed aggressive behaviour. We would like to remind parents that, should you wish to discuss concerns, you should make an appointment to see the relevant member of staff via the school office. We will then try to organise a convenient time where we can work together in a positive manner to resolve issues that have arisen. This change is supported by governors who have reviewed our security arrangements today in light of these incidents.

  • Reception will still enter in the usual way.
  • Years 1 & 2 will line up at the front of the school and enter through the main front doors. A staff member will accompany them to their classrooms. Teachers/support staff will continue to have a face-to-face handover in the morning with parents to aid communication and transition as they do currently.
  • Years 3 & 4 will line up as usual on the small playground at the side of the school and be taken in by a staff member to their classrooms.
  • Years 5 & 6 will now line up on the small playground at the side of the school alongside Years 3 & 4 and a staff member will walk them up to their classrooms.