School Hours and School Lunch
Classrooms are open at 8.45am for morning activities and register is taken promptly at 8.55am. The lunch hour is from 12.15 until 1.15pm and supervision is provided. Children may have a hot meal, bring a packed lunch or go home for lunch. Please ensure that packed lunches are brought to school in a secure container labelled with the child’s name. We recommend that an ice pack is included to ensure appropriate food hygiene. We are a Healthy School, promoting healthy eating and as such urge parents to ensure that the lunches they provide support this. Please let the school administrator know if your child is eligible for free school meals so that arrangements can be made to provide them.
Children in KS1 are given a piece of fruit each day at morning break through the Governments Fruit in Schools scheme and KS2 children are allowed to bring a fruit snack to eat at this time, if they wish.
There has been much research in recent years into the beneficial effects of adequate hydration on children’s health and education. As a school we aim to ensure that all children are encouraged to take regular drinks of water throughout the day. Each child is provided with a water bottle which they keep with them in lessons, so they can have a drink when they feel the need. Please see the school Food Policy for more information about food and drink in school.
The percentage of unauthorised absences for the last academic year was 0.0%.
The attendance percentage was 95.6%.
The National average was 95.3%.
Please contact the school office to inform us of the reasons for any absence. Of course we realise that some absences are unavoidable, but we do aim to keep our absence rate as low as possible. Please note that Headteachers are no longer able to authorise any holiday absence in term time other than for the most exceptional circumstances.
We encourage a sense of belonging to the school by having a recommended school uniform. Items marked * can be obtained from the school office.
Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s name.
* Royal blue waterproof (fleece lined) £15.95
* Royal blue school fleece, from £8.50
*Royal blue sweatshirt from £6.90
* Royal blue school sweatshirt or cardigan, from £8.15
* White or pale blue shirt, blouse or polo shirt, from £5.50
Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore
Grey or white socks
Black or blue shoes
Summer term options
Blue check or striped dresses
Trainers, high heels,open-toed sandals or slip-on shoes are not suitable for school.
PE and Games Kit
Black sports shorts
White T-shirt or polo shirt
Black plimsolls and/or trainers
For outdoor PE
Black sports shorts or jogging bottoms
White T-shirt or polo shirt
PE kit should be brought in a drawstring bag and left on your child’s peg or in their locker.
For Health and Safety reasons children are not allowed to wear any jewellery in school.
Naming clothing reduces the risk of Lost Property, however, we often have unclaimed ‘lost’ clothing. Please check the Lost Property regularly to see if your child has mislaid anything. Lost Property is displayed at the end of the school year and anything that remains unclaimed at this time is donated to a charity shop.
Unfortunately headlice are a perennial problem in any school. We ask that you check your child’s hair regularly to help keep them at bay. Please inform us in confidence if you spot a problem so we can alert all parents. Advice on appropriate treatment is available on the Parent’s notice board. The School Nurse can also be consulted for advice.
Returning to school after illness
When returning to school after an illness, children should be fit and able to participate in all activities including outdoor games and playtimes. There may of course need to be exceptions to this rule, but if you are in doubt, please contact the school for advice.
The named First Aiders who administer basic First Aid in school when necessary are Mrs Adams and Mrs Carter. Parents will be contacted and informed after an accident if the First Aider deems it necessary. Bumps on the head are always reported to parents. Accidents are also recorded in the school Accident Book.
Staff are not allowed to routinely administer any medicines to children in school. Antibiotics and penicillin are never allowed in school because we have staff and children with allergies. However, an exception is made for asthma inhalers, Epipens and Calpol. In this case all staff will be trained to administer the medication. Parental permission and dates and times of administration of medicines will be recorded, dated and signed and kept in the Administration of Medicines file in the school office.
Emergency contact information
Please ensure that all contact information is up-to –date and that you have supplied the name and telephone number of someone who can be contacted in an emergency if parents are not available.
Tealby is a Healthy School and as such is a ‘No Smoking’ site. We ask all parents and visitors to respect this policy.
Transport and Road Safety
Children travelling to school from Walesby and other surrounding villages should be entitled to free transport to school. Please address enquiries about school transport to the school office.
Children need to inform their teacher at the beginning of the day whether they are travelling home on the bus or not. Teachers must also be informed about any children using the bus who do not normally do so, for instance, if they are going to a friend’s house for tea or a birthday party.
Many children travel to school by car. As the roads in Tealby are narrow, a voluntary one-way system outside school between 8.45am-8.55am and between 3.10pm and 3.20pm has been agreed upon. All cars should come past the tearoom to school. Please ensure that the hatched area outside the school gate is kept clear of cars.
The safety of the children is paramount, so we ask parents bringing children to school by car to respect this agreement. Additional parking is available at the Village Hall.
Health and Safety
The School’s Health and Safety representative is Mrs Popplewell and the Health and Safety Governor is Mr Martin Shilling.