Smartwatches in School - Statement December 2019
Christmas is upon us and we know that some of our children may be lucky enough to get a Smartwatch from Santa. May we request that these devices are not worn at school for the foreseeable future until the Trust has had time to seek advice about their capabilities and connectivity. We need to be confident that we are safeguarding your children and would like to thank you for your support in this matter.
Useful reminders for the start of the new school year
Information regarding School Uniform, P.E. Kit and Book Bags
Your support would be very much appreciated in helping us to keep children safe in the playground before and after school.
Use of Social Media
One of the great strengths of Lees Primary School is the fantastic community that surrounds the school and works together to support children and their families. This community spirit is very much built on mutual respect; between pupils, parents, staff, governors, Bronte Academy Trust colleagues and all those in the wider local community who are involved with the school.
We try extremely hard to provide clear channels of communication, to ensure that relevant information is shared and any issues are quickly resolved; however we are finding that a number of social media posts (often shared in the heat of the moment) are proving offensive and upsetting for staff and families.
We are increasingly concerned about the message this sends to children. Posts which are critical of staff or school are particularly upsetting as we are not able to give our side of the story often for reasons of safeguarding/confidentiality. It would be greatly appreciated, that if you have any issues relating to school, that you contact us so that we can address the matter directly with yourself. We are only human and admittedly do sometimes make mistakes – please allow us an opportunity to apologise and discuss the matter face to face.
Please could we ask you all to think carefully about the consequences of social media messages and how they may impact on others? The school is always happy to talk to parents and carers, and appointments can be made through the Office by ringing 01535 643320 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr E Whitehead – Head of School
The School Day
Pupils should be in the playground ready to be collected by their Class Teacher at 8.55am. Responsibility of children before this time is that of the parent/carer. The school day ends at 3.15pm, children will exit via their Key Stage door. If you are late, please bring your child to the School Office and sign them in.
Breakfast & Kids Club
Term Time Dates
Please note some paper copies may have incorrect days - correct days are Monday 6 January 2020 & Tuesday 2 June 2020. Also change to May Day Bank Holiday which is now Friday 8th May 2020 not Monday 4th May 2020 - School will be OPEN on Monday 4th May 2020.
Holidays During Term Time
Message from Governors regarding impact on children & staff.
NEW ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM FROM MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2019
Children in Years Reception - Year 2 all receive free school meals so the information below applies to
Years 3 to 6 only.
School meals are currently charged at £1.80 a day/ £9.00 a week (as of 1st January 2019).
Payment for meals can be made online using the ParentPay system - please note that ParentPay is for payment of School Meals only, do not use Teachers2Parents which is for payment of Class Visits and Clubs.
Letters giving details of how to create an account with logon details for each child have been sent home to parents. Once an account has been created, payments can be made and parents can track the balance. If your child receives free school meals, you can still create an account so it is there should your circumstances change.
Whilst we would encourage parents to use this new system as it provides a more secure way of payment and easy access to track the balance, payment can still be made using cash or cheques payable to Bradford Council.
Child Protection & S.E.N. Contacts
Designated Person for Child Protection is Mr E Whitehead.
A description of the role can be found in the Child Protection Policy (School Policies Tab)
Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs A Sharrock
Phonics Scheme used: LCP
Year Reception follow the EYFS Curriculum
School Performance Tables - Please follow the link below