IMPORTANT - Outdoor play equipment
Date sent: 11th November 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Once again we would like to request that you supervise younger children when waiting for siblings. We appreciate the challenges that split pick up times impose and how difficult it can be for younger children to wait. However, the outdoor play equipment (ie. crates, tyres and wooden planks) are currently allocated to specific year groups/bubbles. Children have been made aware of this.
There is at all times an immense amount of cleaning going on in school and by ensuring that children only use the equipment to which they have been allocated, we reduce the spread of any germs/viruses to other year groups/bubbles. If this is not followed, our premises team are having to do unnecessary cleaning.
I'm sure you will appreciate that to keep everyone safe, we must employ measures such as these.
Many thanks for your cooperation.
Consultation on our Admissions policy for 2022-23
Below you will see a link to our proposed admissions policy for 2022-23. We are consulting on this between 1 November and 8 January and invite any parent or other person with an interest in our admission arrangements to read the policy and make any comments you wish. You will see where there are changes, the text is in red – either something we propose to add or, if it has a line through it, something we propose to remove.
One of the proposals is to add children who have been adopted from state care outside of England to our oversubscription criterion 1. This is in anticipation that the Department for Education will require this change for all schools as it has just consulted on changes to the School Admissions Code. It is possible that the Department’s timescales may mean that the Code is not amended before the end of February, when we have to formally set our policy. If that is the case, we may have to determine our policy without that change and then alter it later in spring or summer. We are bringing it to your attention though as a change in policy that we expect to have to introduce.
Other than changes in red and dates moving forward a year, the way our policy will work is the same as in the previous year, 2021-22 which you can also see below.
If you have any comments, you can make them to Devon County Council which is co-ordinating the consultation. Further information is at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. You will be able to view the proposed policies for all state-funded schools in Devon and the Local Authorities policies there too.
The consultation ends on 8 January and all policies must be determined by 28 February and published in the same places by 15 March.
Class Pages have been updated
The Dinner Menu from September 2020 to February 2021 is available here.The latest PTFA minutes are always available on the PTFA page on the PTFA page.
- The Pupil Privacy Notice has been updated and can be found on the GDPR and privacy page.
- Information about Threadworm can be found on the What to do if your child is unwell section of the Parent's Page
- The PTFA wrote a short article on the PTFA page that summed up the Fund Raising activities during this school year.
- The information about Twilight and Breakfast Clubs has been updated here.
- Information about charges is available here.
- The Online Payment system has its own page of instructions which can be seen here.
- The majority of our letters are sent electronically via Letters Home - please pop into the school office and leave your email contact details if you are not currently receiving them.
For letters about specific class activities, class information and lots of photographs, please see your child's class page. These pages can be found by clicking on the School Life menu tab.
The letter about Head Lice can be found in School Life-Healthy Zone.
The Homepage calendar only shows the next two events in writing. Go to the Calendar page for more details.
Sid Valley School Uniform Bank
In the past we have donated uniform, including sweatshirts, left in the lost property cupboard to the Sid Valley Uniform Bank.
If any child has lost school uniform, please feel free to look through the lost property cupboard, located next to the shed on the playground to see if it is there.
If you have any school uniform no longer required, please consider donating it to the uniform bank. Drop off points are Radway Cinema, Hair Temple, Fulfords, The Dairy Shop and Sid Valley churches, (apart from St Francis). For the full list of items suitable to donate please see the Sidmouth Herald article via this link http://bit.ly/2xEzzHl