Stainland Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX4 9AE

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Holywell Green Primary & Nursery School

Start & End of Day Routine

 

This note is to clarify the start & the end of school routines. Safeguarding the children is of paramount importance to us at school and I am sure you share this sentiment.

If your child is ill please telephone school to let us know. If we do not hear from you before 9.20am we will be telephoning you so that we know where your child is and to ensure their safety.

 

Nursery
If your child is in the Nursery, session times are 9.00am – 3.15pm. Children should be collected by an adult. If this is a different adult than the norm, please inform the Nursery staff. The children can be collected from 3.00pm to help support those who were picking up children in different years or at different provisions.

Main School
School requires parents of children in Reception, Year 1, 2, 3 & 4 to accompany their children on to the playground, until the children go in to class when doors open at 8.55am.  When the bell sounds the children are to line up where they will be collected by their teacher. Please do not wait around the Y1 & 2 steps or under the shelter on the bench with the children. They need to be in the line. Children in Y3, 4, 5 & 6 enter school on their own.

 

Staff are available on the playground each morning to take messages for the attention of the class teachers. They are not there for the purpose of managing the behaviour of the children. The adults bringing children to school have this responsibility.

If parents are unable to bring their child, another family member, carer or child minder must do this every morning.  It is also the case that we require parents/carers of such children to pick their children up at the end of the day, when school finishes at 3.15/20pm. 

 

Children in Y5 & 6 may come to school on their own as a way of developing their independence prior to moving to high school. The school gates open at 8.45am for entry onto the playground. Children should not arrive before this time.

 

If children are late they must be brought to the office. Please do not drop your child off on Bradley View and expect them to come into school on their own.


At the end of the school day, children in Reception, Y1, 2, 3 will be released by their teacher to parents. Children in Y4, 5 & 6 are allowed to exit the classrooms on their own. Y5 & 6 children may go home on their own but we expect Y4 to be collected by an adult.

No children should be collected by a sibling under the age of 16.
Please do expect staff to be vigilant and speak to you/your child about this matter, for safeguarding reasons.
If you or anyone picking your child up is going to be late picking up as a 'one off', then please just simply call school and let a member of the Office staff team know.  They will then speak to the child's class teacher and keep the children until you or other carers get to school. If you are likely to be delayed for some time and are unable to arrange another adult to pick up, your child will be placed in ‘Play & Stay’, with the relevant charge made for the childcare.

Parental behaviour
Please note that it is incredibly important for parents and carers to model excellent behaviours, manners and road safety for the children to follow.  School will not allow parents to speak rudely or aggressively to each other or other parents' children, or be violent in any way; Governors will be notified and it may be decided that verbal warnings should be given or adults/older children will be banned off the school premises.  We ask that if someone's behaviour (child or adult) bothers or concerns you, that you come in to school and speak with a member of the senior staff, so actions can be taken to prevent this in the future.


Please also note that smoking on site is NOT permitted (either cigarette or e-cigarette).
Dogs are also NOT allowed on site, for the health and safety of the school community.

This information will be posted on the website for future reference.

Thank you for your co-operation with these routines. They ensure that the school community works together to safeguard all of our children.