We recognise the key role that parents and carers play in the education of their child. Parents and carers share our expectations:
- to teach their children well and to a high standard
- to keep them safe and secure
- look after their welfare and to keep them informed
Collection of Children
We encourage children in Years 5 and 6 to walk home independently (where appropriate). Parents/carers are required to complete Walking Home permission forms prior to children being allowed to walk home alone at the end of the school day. This supports transition from primary to secondary education. Children attending school in Nursery up to Year 4 must be collected by an adult (16yrs plus). We ask that the school is notified if there are any changes to the regular adults collecting children. Contact details of adults collecting children in these year groups must be provided to the school.
What parents and carers say about our school
'My son has progressed so well here at LLPS - the teachers are great and the imaginative learning really encourages my son to engage and learn.'
'Fantastic school, well done.'
'My child is very happy here and I feel the school supports him very well.'
'My son feels safe in this school, the staff are like his second family! This makes me feel happy that he isn't worrying about anything, but if anything is bothering him it can be dealt with.'
'Very good school, people / staff very helpful.'
'My child is really happy at school in his new class. He loves his teacher and is excited to come to school everyday. Thank you for your ongoing support.'
'All of my children have enjoyed this school.'
'Always high academically as a school. Always met that since all of my children have attended this school.'
'We couldn't be happier with the care and support our daughter has received since starting. She is excited to come in and learn, and to play with her friends everyday.'
We too, quite rightly, have expectations of parents and carers and remind you that in sending your child to Long Lawford Primary School, you agree to support all our aims and policies.
As a school we are committed to working in partnership with parents and carers. Our home school agreement sets out how we hope everyone can work together to ensure each child can achieve their full potential. You can find the home school agreement at the bottom of the page.
It is the aim of the school to keep our doors open as normal. However, certain events, such as bad weather, may force us to close our doors on occasion due to the health and safety of the school site. In the event of a school closure, we will inform you in the following ways:
- A text message will be sent to you by 7.30am informing you that we are closed. It is very important that you ensure that we have your current mobile phone numbers.
- The school closure line at Warwickshire County Council will be informed and should be checked on www.warwickshire.gov.uk/schoolclosure
- A message will be put onto our school app.
- A message will be put onto our website - www.longlawfordprimaryschool.com
- A message will also be sent using Twitter. You can follow us at @llawfordprimary
- Via local radio on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire 94.8FM. 103.7FM, 104FM and Rugby FM 107.1FM
If you think the weather is bad enough for the school to close please check these websites. Please do not ring the radio stations or the school.
When the school is open during wintery weather, every effort is made to clear a pathway into school, however paths may be slippery so please take care. If you would like to help clear paths in school, we would welcome any help and support you could give.
There are lots of ways you can help....
- Volunteer to read with children
- Volunteer to accompany children to weekly swimming lessons
- Sew / make costumes for school productions
- Volunteer to help out on school trips as requested
- Bring a special skill to school and talk to our children (i.e. Science week)
- Join the 'Friends of Long Lawford School' (FOLLS) in helping to raise funds for school
How do I get involved?
Let your child's teacher know if you have any particular skills which you think will be useful in the classroom, or speak to Mrs L Grant our School Business Manager to find out more. FOLLS also have their own page on our website, which can be accessed here.
We believe that attendance at school is vital not only for a child's ability to learn and achieve, but also for the social skills they learn interacting with their peers and adults. Regular attendance helps to forge positive learning habits that will last into later life, equipping children to compete in employment and the working world. Research also shows the positive impact that good school attendance has on the academic achievement of pupils.
We expect all children to attend every day on time, unless there are exceptional circumstances such as illness. As a school we do all we can to encourage the children to attend and to put in place appropriate procedures.
Every effort should be made to arrange medical appointments outside school hours. Leave for absence during term time will not be granted unless there are exceptional circumstances relating to the application.
If your child is ill and unable to come to school, please ring the school office by 09:30.
Recommended guidelines from the Health Protection Agency:
|Illness||Exclusion time from school|
|Chickenpox and shingles||5 days from onset of rash|
|Conjunctivitis||Medical advice should be sought. Infectious while symptoms exist|
|Diarrhoea and sickness||48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting|
|Food poisoning||Until free of symptoms i.e. 48 hours after last episode|
|German measles||5 days from the onset of the rash and until they feel well again|
|Glandula Fever||None – children may return to school once they feel well|
|Hand, foot and mouth||No exclusion necessary|
|Head lice||No exclusion once treated (across whole family)|
|Impetigo||Until lesions are crusted, healed or reliably covered|
|Measles||4 days from onset of rash|
|Mumps||5 days from onset of swelling|
|Ringworm||Exclusion not usually required|
|Rubella||6 days from onset of rash|
|Scabies||Children can return after first treatment has commenced|
|Scarlet fever||48 hours after commencing antibiotics|
|Slap cheek (Fifth disease)||No exclusion necessary|
|Verruca||No exclusion necessary – must be covered for swimming|
|Whooping cough||5 days from commencement of antibiotic treatment|
Communication with Parents
We are firmly committed to the view that a close working relationship with parents and carers will benefit your child's education. Furthermore, good communication between home and school contributes to the quality of this partnership.
Below are some of the ways in which parents / carers and teachers communicate with each other:
Informal Talks with Staff: Teachers are usually available to talk to parents and carers after school except on Wednesdays, when we meet at 3.15pm for a Staff Meeting. If a longer time is needed, arrangements may be made to consult your child's teacher at a mutually convenient time.
Parent/Teacher Consultation Evenings: Meetings are held early in the Autumn term and in the Spring term as an opportunity to discuss your child's progress towards their targets.
Children's Reports: these are sent to parents / carers in the Summer term and a meeting can be arranged with your child's class teacher if needed. Parents/carers are invited and encouraged to make their own comments about their child's progress on the accompanying slips and return these to the school.
School Newsletters: The Senior Leadership Team write fortnightly newsletters giving details of events and news about the school. This is uploaded onto the school website and school app. A copy of the current newsletter can be found in the school reception area. As far as possible we try to publish on a Friday to help parents/carers know when to look out for letters.
School app: We have a school app for iPhones, Windows and Android phones, which can be downloaded for free. The app features a calendar of events, news, surveys, class homework and letters/forms etc. You can download the app by either searching in the relevant app store for “Long Lawford Primary School” (using the quotation marks in the google play store) or by using the following link: School app.
Parent Hotline: for emergency information such as school closure etc., we have a dedicated parent hotline. To access the parent hotline number call 08447 70 75 76 and enter our school ID 49517.