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School Session Times:

 

Foundation Stage:     8.55am – 2.50pm

Lunch:                       12:00pm – 12:45pm

 

Keystage 1:               8.55am – 2.50pm

Breaktime:                10.25am – 10.40am

Lunch:                      12.15pm – 1.00pm

 

Keystage 2:               8.55am – 2.55pm

Breaktime:               10.45am – 11.00am

Lunch:                    12.30pm – 1.10pm

 

Office opening times: 8.00am – 4pm

 

Absence

If your child cannot attend school on any day, please ensure that the school is informed as soon as possible by ringing the Absence telephone number 01579 386161.

 

Communication

Along side letters, telephones and our website - we publish a weekly newsletter and post regularly to Twitter (follow us here) - our main communication, booking, payment system is School Gateway.

This system means that we can share information with parents more quickly via email, text, online and smartphone app. It will also save parents - and the school - time and money. 

If you have a smartphone, both you and the school can save money when you download the ‘School Gateway’ app from your app store (Android and iPhone).

 

Once you’ve downloaded the app, our texts will be delivered to you as instant app messages.

Any messages that you send to school using the app will be FREE of charge to you.

It’s quick and easy to do. All you need to activate the app for the first time are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you. If you have trouble logging in, please call us on (add school telephone number and contact name).  

You will also be able to make payments via Instant Bank Transfer, debit or credit card, view lunch balances and give online consent for activities such as school trips.

 

  • What you need to do now

    Activate your School Gateway account. It’s quick and easy to do. All you need are your email address and mobile number that school holds on record for you.

  • Download the app: If you have a smartphone, please download School Gateway from your app store (Android and iPhone). The app shows the same information as the website PLUS you can message the school for FREE.

    OR

  • Visit the website: www.schoolgateway.com and click on ‘New User’. You’ll receive a text message with a PIN number. Use this PIN to log into School Gateway.

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  • If you’re having trouble logging in, it may be because school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please call school and we’ll update the details on our system. We hope that you will find School Gateway a great way to keep up to date with what’s going on at school. 

 

Safeguarding

If you have a concern about a child please speak to the class teacher. Our Designated Child Protection Officers are Mr Shirley, Mrs Collacott, Mrs Spurr and Miss Bilas.  The school’s policy can be found on our website's policies page

 

Breakfast Club & After School Club

Breakfast and After School clubs run every day.

Why not drop your child off at school at 7:45am where they will be able to choose from a variety of tasty options; different sorts of cereals, yogurt, fruit, bagels and juice? There are also fun activities to do during breakfast or collect anytime until 6pm.

For more information visit our Around the Clock Care page here.

 

Uniform

•         Grey skirt or standard grey or black trousers

•         White blouse or polo shirt

•         Red school sweatshirt

•         Red / white check dress

•         Plain socks

•         Plain black shoes

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The items are available from many shops although sweatshirts and PE t-shirts are printed with the school logo may be purchased from the school office.

 

PE Kit                    

•         Coloured school t-shirt (in your child’s team colour - available from the office)

•         Black shorts

•         Trainers or plimsolls

 

 

Medicines 

If your child needs to be given medicine during the school day it should be handed into the office and a consent form completed indicating the dosage and time to be administered. All medication should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

If your child suffers from asthma they are requested to keep an inhaler in their class. Please notify the school in your child suffers from asthma.

 

Behaviour Management 

We take a positive approach towards behaviour. All members of staff have high expectations and follow the school’s policy which can be found on our website's policies page. 

 

Inclusion

We recognise the diversity of needs within our school and we aim to give each individual child the support they need. We aspire to create a socially inclusive community where all children are accepted for their individuality and unique ability.

 

Music Lessons

Children are able to learn a variety of instruments, including the violin, woodwind, guitar and drums. Weekly sessions at the school are run by a company called IMS, but the office at school will be able to give you all the information you need. Currently, over 50 children learn instruments.

 

Collective Worship

 

Each day the children experience an act of worship held in the hall. This is an opportunity to develop the children’s sense of self, others and spirituality. The basis of this is Christian and takes on a broad knowledge of world faiths, especially festivals and celebrations and the roles and responsibilities of citizens.

 

Right of withdraw

 

We expect all children to attend assembly. However, any parent can request permission for their child to be excused from religious worship, and we will make alternative arrangement for the supervision of the child during that part of the assembly. Parents do not have to explain or give reasons for their request. The right of withdrawal complies with the 1994 Education Act, and was restated in the 1988 Education Reform Act.

 

Complaints Procedure

 

You are encouraged to discuss any matter of concern with the Headteacher or Teacher as soon as they arise.  In this way we can avoid small problems growing into large ones. We are required to have a formal procedure for complaints about the curriculum and this is set out below.

 

Arrangement for the handling of complaints about the curriculum:

 

1) Parents who wish to make a complaint should contact the school and make an appointment to discuss the matter with the Class teacher or the Headteacher.  Other school or County staff may be involved as appropriate.

 

2) If the complaint cannot be resolved at school level, the parent may register the complaint with the governing body.

 

3) A sub-committee of governors will usually hear the complaint. The parent has the right to appeal to the Secretary of State.

 

The Complaints Policy was re-adopted by the school in Autumn 2017.

 

https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/callington-primary-school/UploadedDocument/d3eac849f1194c9a9a977ef2b44def54/CPSComplaintsPolicy.pdf

 
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