Collecting Your Child at the End of the Scchool Day

24th April 2015

Dear Parents,

As a result of concerns being raised about the current procedures for children in Year 1 and Year 2 leaving their classrooms at the end of the day the governors and staff have agreed that a new system will be implemented next week. 

At the end of the day we would like parents and carers to line up in much the same way as the children do in the morning.  The children will be seated inside the classroom and handed over to their responsible adults once they have confirmed their identity. It is very important that parents and carers understand that once the child has left the classroom the parent/carer must be responsible for supervision at all times. It is also important that if someone different is picking up your child at the end of the day that this is clearly communicated to school in advance.

I am sure you understand that we cannot give permission to anyone to take a child home without direct parental consent.

For those of you with two children in different year groups, I would suggest that you collect the younger child first (ie Reception child then Year 2 child).

Once the children make the transition to Key Stage 2 we expect them to exhibit a greater level of independence.  The procedure will remain unchanged but I thought you might find it helpful to be reminded of the procedure we already have in place.

Children in Year 3 and Year 4 will be released from the door next to the Year 4 classroom at the end of the day where they will meet up with the person collecting them from school.  If they are unable to see that person they should return inside the school building until the person collecting them arrives.  They will be supervised by a member of staff until 3:30pm when they will be taken to After School Club to be supervised by the staff there and the office staff will contact the parents/carers to arrange a pick up.

Children in Year 5 and Year 6 are released through the door next to the Year 6 classroom in order to meet up with the person collecting them.  We understand that some of our older children walk home with friends and we would like to collect that information from you.  The reply slip below is for children in Key Stage 2 – please inform us of your usual arrangements and return the reply slip overleaf as soon as possible.

L A McGann