Start and End of Day

 

School starts at 8.50 when the doors are opened and children come into school. Please ensure your child is at school by this time in order to avoid disruption for your child and the start of the lesson.

The both playgrounds are supervised from 8.50 onwards. If you are late and there is no one on duty  this indicates that the  doors have been secured. Your child must use the main entrance to the school office and be signed in by a member of the reception staff. If you arrive after 9.20am an adult must bring the child to the office and sign their child in.

Please be prompt collecting your child at the end of the day. School finishes at 3.20pm. Children get very anxious if you are late. If another adult is to collect your child either temporarily or permanently, please send a note to the teacher. If for any reason you are unavoidably delayed please contact the school and arrange for someone else to collect the child. We cannot guarantee that staff will be able to supervise children after 3:30 pm. Please ensure that emergency telephone numbers and contact names for your child are up to date at all times.
 
Parents and carers are asked to meet their children in the playgrounds. Miss Edwards and Miss Russell will dismiss the children to the small playground.  All other classes will be dismissed to the large playground. In years 3 and 4 we expect all children to be collected by an adult.  
 
If you need to collect your child from school during the day for an appointment please come to the main office and ask the office staff. A member of staff will collect your child from their class.

 

E - Safety

Social media via smart phones, tablets and other electronic devices is increasingly becoming part of everyday life. Our children will be starting to use these technologies which is why e-safety is now part of our school curriculum. The link below is for a website with guides to specific APPs such as Snap Chat and Instagram.

Families can visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents to access advice and support on how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Articles provide guidance on topics as diverse as: challenging harmful sexual attitudes and promoting positive behaviours; helping a child with autism negotiate life online; supporting a child who has been sexually abused; and dealing with a range of online issues such as sending nude selfies and viewing pornography. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations.

Families can also use the website to access the CEOP Safety Centre (www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre) where they can report abuse and exploitation direct to CEOP.

 

Safety

Moorside Junior School is committed to ensuring the welfare and safety of all children in school. All North Yorkshire schools, including Moorside Junior School, follow the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children Board procedures. The school will, in most circumstances, endeavour to discuss all concerns with parents about their child/ren. However, there may be exceptional circumstances when the school will discuss concerns with Social Care and/or the Police without parental knowledge (in accordance with Child Protection procedures). The school will, of course, always aim to maintain a positive relationship with all parents. The school’s child protection policy is available on request.

 

 

 

 

Partnership with Parents

The school shares a purpose with parents to keep children safe from harm and to have their welfare promoted. 

If you would like to find out more information about keeping children safe please refer to our child protection policy or visit the following recommended websites -

 

NYSCB www.safeguardingchildren.co.uk

 

NSPCC  www.nspcc.org.uk

 

CEOP  www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ 

 

Internet Matters www.internetmatters.org/ 

 

Parent Zone www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent 

 

Childnet http://www.childnet.com/resources/know-it-all-for-parents

 

Parents Protect www.parentsprotect.co.uk

 

www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Schoolslearninganddevelopment/YourChildsWelfareAtSchool/index.htm