Our contact details:
Inglehurst Infant School
Ingle Street, Leicester LE3 9FS Tel. 0116 2622479
Headteacher: Ms. K. Pochin Chair of Governors: Mr. R. Johnson
Your contact details
Please keep the school office up to date with any change of address or telephone numbers for yourself and others on child’s contacts list (we may need to get hold of you urgently if your child is ill).
People allowed to collect your child
Please keep the ‘pickup’ list up to date by visiting the school office. Only people over 16 can go on the list. Please do not send anyone to collect your child who is not on the list.
School start dates and times for September 2020
All year one and year two children will be back in school from Tuesday 1st September. Nursery and reception children will all be in school for their full hours from Monday 7th September.
Please note we now have staggered start and finish times for different year groups. If these new times cause problems for you, you can contact the school from Monday August 24th and we will try to solve them. Please keep checking the website for information as due to the current situation we may have to put other measures in place and change these times.
Nursery (Year N) - Ashdown Class:
Morning session Start: 8.30am Finish: 11.30am
Afternoon session Start: 12.15pm Finish: 3.15pm
Reception (Year R) and Nursery Full time - Hawthorn, Willow and Rowan Classes:
Start: 8.40am Finish: 2.50pm - Sandhurst entrance
Year 1 - Mondrian and Van Gogh classes:
Start: 8:50am Finish 3.00pm - Ingle Street entrance
Mixed Year 1/2 and Year 2 - Monet, Lowry and Kandinsky classes:
Start: 8.50am Finish 3.00pm - Sandhurst entrance
If they are well, it is very important that children come to school and arrive on time. However, please be vigilant to Coronavirus symptoms and ring or text the school if your child is too ill to come to school.
What to do if your child has symptoms:
If anyone in your home becomes unwell with a new and persistent cough or a high temperature, or has a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell, they must stay at home and follow ‘stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection’, which sets out that they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should arrange to have a test to see if they have coronavirus (COVID-19).
If they have tested positive whilst not experiencing symptoms but develop symptoms during the isolation period, they should restart the 10-day isolation period from the day they develop symptoms.
Other members of their household (including any siblings) should self-isolate for 14 days from when the symptomatic person first had symptoms.
If your child develops symptoms at home, you must get them tested and continue to keep your school informed. Parents should call the school/s of their children to inform them of the reason for their child/children’s absence.
Please keep children off for two days following sickness/ diarrhoea to avoid others being ill.
Holidays must only be taken during school holidays.
How to keep informed about school events
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Even though we always do our best to make sure things are kept safely in school, sometimes items do go missing.
Please do not let your child bring toys or valuables to school. The local authority holds no insurance for lost or stolen items and so you cannot be reimbursed.
Please put your child’s name in clothing.
Children must not bring phones or games into school
Nothing containing nuts is to be brought into school as some children have life threatening allergies.
All children can have fruit provided by the Fruit Scheme.
You can order milk for your child at www.coolmilk.com It is free if your child is under 5 or entitled to free school meals (not universal free meals for young children). If you want to do this by post then a form is available from the school office.
Other Drinks & Snacks
Children can bring a bottle of water (but only water) with their name on.
If you wish to send an additional snack it must be a non-processed fruit or vegetable.
No nuts or seeds
All Reception, year 1 and year 2 children are entitled to a free school meal.
Children may bring a packed lunch or go home if you prefer.
Please do not send any fizzy drinks, nuts, products containing nuts or any sweets in the packed lunch.
Talk to us
We look forward to when you are able to come back into school to talk with us and see the learning that has been taking place in school. With social distancing measures in place and non- essential visits not advisable in schools it will be more challenging for us to communicate with you. We are working on these systems though and will make every effort to keep you informed. If you need to speak with your child’s teacher please phone or email the school office and will arrange a telephone appointment for you. If you wish to talk to the headteacher then the school office staff can also arrange a remote meeting for you.
On some Friday mornings we have an assembly led by a class. You are welcome to join us for your child’s class assembly. The presentation from the class is usually followed by our Friday ‘Golden Book’ when certificates are given to children. These assemblies start at 9.10 and last for about 30 minutes (sometimes longer).
YOU MUST NOT TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OR VIDEO SCHOOL EVENTS
Please be aware that you are not to take photographs or video any school activities or events, including outdoor events such as the sports morning. Please keep your phone out of sight so there is no misunderstanding about this when you are in the school building or at an outdoor event.
Failure to comply is likely to result in a ban from attending events e.g. the Christmas concert and leavers assembly.
Please put your phone away as you enter the building and when you meet your child and the teacher at the classroom door at hometime.
Children must not have phones in school.
Health and Safety
Medicines in School
Staff do not usually administer medicines in school. If your child has a prescribed medicine you can come into school to give your child the medicine or talk to your GP about working out dosages so that they are not needed in school.
Extremely rare exception to this include some lifesaving medications such as Epipens which staff volunteers can be trained to administer with the correct paper work completed by the home, doctor and school.
Children who are asthmatic and have an inhaler must have an inhaler in school and the correct paperwork in place. It is the parent or carer’s responsibility to keep the inhaler in date.
While your child is in school there will be times when they will be using information from the internet. Our school system has filters to reduce the risk of unwanted material being accessed by the children. There are also staff members present. This also means that they know how to access the internet at home so please have appropriate filters and supervision in place.
There are very helpful resources about keeping children safe online, including videos to watch with your children at www.thinkuknow.co.uk
We hope that your child will be happy at Inglehurst Infant School and will make good progress. However, if you have any problems then please talk to the class teacher or ask to meet with the Headteacher. We do have a complaints procedure, copies of which are available from the school website or from the school office.
Governors are volunteers who work in partnership with the Head teacher and staff. They are involved in setting school policy and make visits to observe the activities of the school. They are appointed for a period of up to 4 years, although they can be re-appointed if they are interested in continuing. They meet, as a Governing Body, once or twice a term, and also take part in committees which meet at least once a term. Some Governors are parents. Elections are held whenever there is a vacancy and all parents are entitled to vote. The LA appoints a Governor, one is appointed by the staff and the Head teacher is automatically a Governor. The remaining places are given to people appointed by the Governing Body.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
There is information on our website http://www.inglehurstinfants.org.uk about how we cater for children with SEND. The school has a teacher who is our Inclusion Manager. Her role includes that of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo). She is happy to talk to parents and carers about SEND concerns.
The school has a child protection policy which is available on the school website or from the school office. The school makes referrals to social care and safeguarding.
The behaviour policy and the anti-bullying policy are available on the school’s website or from the school office.
In school there are sometimes children with severe behavioural difficulties who present behaviour that may necessitate the use of physical interventions to prevent injury, damage to property, or the breakdown of discipline. Part 2 of our behaviour policy covers the use of physical intervention and is available on request for parents or carers to read.
Support for Families
Parents and carers can ask to meet with our Family Support Worker who is in school for one day a week. She can advise on many areas including children’s behaviour, domestic violence and housing.
The school has an Attendance, Welfare and Child Protection Officer.
The Inclusion Manager can advise on SEND, Children who are ‘Looked After’, and children with English as an additional language. She can also help with referrals to the school nurse team and discuss support for medical conditions.