The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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FAQs for Parents

 What if my child or someone in my family has Covid 19 symptoms?

 Should your child show any of the three main symptoms of Corona Virus;

A high temperature

A continuous cough

A loss of sense of smell or taste

 your child should not attend school and your family should isolate. Please look at the flow chart below if you are unsure of what to do.

How will the school provide home learning if we are isolating?

In order to ensure that learning is continued, irrespective of lockdown and self-isolation, we have developed a remote learning plan. This plan offers remote learning opportunities using digital media. We have analysed our cohorts this year and all have access to digital media or have had support from the school to get access.

In the event of any form of isolation and loss of learning caused by Coronavirus, parents must understand that engagement in home learning is compulsory, as is the expectation that Lynsted & Norton school makes that provision available and accessible to all. However, if children themselves are too ill to attend then they should not be expected to engage in home learning. 

 All home learnigng will be sent via Tapestry, Teams or Parent mail.

Parents and children need to ensure they have logins and passwords for Tapestry, issued when they join school. When the Microsoft teams emails are in place for the children (due end of October)  passwords will be sent to parents. These can be resent at parent’s request. Other resources used will be free and accessible to all.

Are school meals available?

Yes, school meals are available through our provider, Principals Catering who offer a choice of a hot meal or school dinner packed lunch. Meals cost £2.30 a day. Further information can be found on our website here.

Does my child need a school uniform?

All Children at Lynsted and Norton Primary School are required to wear uniform and to look smart. For further information please click here.

Does the school provide milk?

You can claim your free milk entitlement for your child or pay to have milk available for your child (if over 5) by registering with CoolMilk: https://www.coolmilk.com

How do I enroll my child at the school?

For information about enrolling your child at Lynsted and Norton Primary School, please click here. Parents are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school by telephoning the School Office on 01795 521362.

Homework

Initially homework tends to be reading and spellings moving through times tables and KIRFs and finding things out, to more formal tasks as your child progresses through the school. Teachers will send homework timetables home at the beginning of each term letting you know what to expect.

The most important thing you can do to support your child at school is to spend time talking to them.

Home / School Links

At Lynsted and Norton Primary School we see education very much as a partnership between home and school. We therefore welcome any comments or suggestions from our parents regarding any aspect of school life.

We have a home / school agreement that outlines in broad terms the expectations and responsibilities of parents, children and the school.

Absence

We are concerned to know that our children are safe at all times. Therefore if your child is absent from school we would ask you to contact the school as soon as possible. On your child’s return we ask that you send us a written note confirming the reason for absence. Should you need to collect your child during school time please let us know beforehand.

If a child regularly complains of feeling unwell and not wanting to come to school, other worries may be the cause, please do discuss these with us as a matter of urgency.

Holidays during term time

It is Government policy, to which this Academy fully subscribes, that children should be at school. There may be a few exceptional circumstances where a holiday request may be considered but we would emphasise the exceptional nature of such approval. If you would like to request absence during school time, we would require a letter requesting leave of absence. This should be addressed to the Headteacher. 

Accidents and Illness

There are always staff at school who have had first aid training to give appropriate treatment for minor accidents. Please inform us if your child has an allergy to plasters. In the case of a more serious accident, every effort will be made to contact you as soon as possible. Every parent will be asked to sign a permission form for medical assistance to be given in the case of an extreme emergency if we are unable to contact you.

If your child is unwell we will make every effort to contact you. This of course requires us to have up to date telephone or mobile phone numbers. Please make sure the Office is notified of any change of personal details.

Medicine

Staff may only administer medicines with a signed parental letter, at the discretion of the Head Teacher.

 Since Covid we will not be administering any temperature suppressant medicines such as Calpol or Nurofen for any viral illnesses.

Head Lice

You will be told if symptoms of head lice are found on your child or any member of the class. Please let us know if you have treated your child so that we can advise others.  This is done as a blanket letter so that no individual feels uncomfortable.

Please note, the only way we can deal effectively with head lice is a class is if everybody treats their child. We appreciate your co-operation with this matter.

Jewelry and valuables

We would request that children should not wear any jewelry to school, those with pierced ears should only wear studs. However on those days when your child has PE lessons no jewelry at all should be worn.

Children should not bring any valuable items to school, as we are not able to take any responsibility should such items be lost or damaged.

Personal Property

All personal property, including clothing, should be clearly marked with the owner’s name.

We welcome any comments or suggestions from our parents regarding any aspect of school life. At the end of most school days the teachers and Headteacher will come out onto the playground with the children, this gives us an ideal opportunity to address any matters of concern or to pass on congratulations quickly and easily. More formal appointments with both the Headteacher and class teachers can be made through the school office.