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Department for Education Coronavirus Helpline
The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening Hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
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Everything we do at Chetwynd is about providing our children with an excellent education and enriching experiences to promote a love of learning. Our aim for our school community is to strive to be better than our best!
We think Chetwynd is a very special place to be because of our wonderful children. We strive to provide the very highest standards of education within a caring, exciting and stimulating environment.
We want our children to be excited by the curriculum and challenged to achieve their full potential. We want our children to enjoy their learning and feel valued. By working closely with our parents and governors, we ensure that all our children have an excellent start to their educational journey.
We hope that our website captures the spirit of Chetwynd and the rich and varied opportunities children receive at our school.
Parents are warmly welcomed to come in and help so please drop in and chat to a member of staff.
Lorraine Tonks (Principal)
The EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) unit consists of two register groups called Puffins Red and Puffins Blue. Our team consists of 3 Teachers, 2 Teaching Assistants and a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant. As we join together for our Discovery Time and small group sessions we all get to know each other very quickly! The children spend lots of their time discovering in the entire unit, including the outdoor area which is separated off from the main school playground and the field.
The team provide enjoyable, appropriately challenging activities that ensure that every child progresses in their learning. Observations are made of the children's interests, development and learning, to inform planning. Members of staff continually assess how they can adapt the learning environment to best cater for the changing needs of each child.
You can encourage your child to be independent by helping them learn to:
- dress and undress, including fastening their coat
- use the toilet and wash their hands
- play games, take turns and share
- try new things
- tidy away their toys
- recognise their name
What do I do if...?
...my child is not well enough to come to school?
Please ring the school office on 0115 9177 353 if your child is ill before 8:30am each day.
...my child is late for school?
If on the rare occasion that you may be late, please ensure that you register your child at the office when you arrive at school.
...I have been unavoidably delayed and may be late picking my child up from school?
Don't panic! If you are running late please try to inform the school office on 0115 9177 353, your child will be supervised until you arrive.
...I have a particular concern about my child?
All the team are very approachable and want the best for your child. Please try to see your child's class teacher at the END of the school day once they have dismissed all of the children. The beginning of the day is very busy. Alternatively an appointment can be made with the class teacher, at an agreeable time, if you would like a more in depth chat.
Schools are charged with maintaining a safe, supportive environment which protects the rights and needs of children at all times. School staff have regular contact with children and young people, and a responsibility to help to identify signs of children in need of additional support or protection accordingly.
Together, these responsibilities are called safeguarding.
At Chetwynd Primary Academy, the safety and welfare of our children is at the heart of everything we do. We recognise our safeguarding responsibilities to include:
- creating a safe environment for children and young people through robust safeguarding practices;
- ensuring that adults who work in school, including volunteers, are able to work with children safely, and are properly trained and equipped to do so;
- teaching children and young people to stay safe; and
- maintaining an environment in which children feel confident to approach any member of staff if they have a worry or problem.
As part of our safeguarding delivery Chetwynd Primary Academy follows the procedures set out by the Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership (formally called Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board). New safeguarding arrangements are required by the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and these arrangements set out how agencies should work together to safeguard children and promote their welfare.
- Safeguarding - The Chetwynd Approach
- Safeguarding Letter to Parents
- Child-Friendly Safeguarding Booklet
- Safeguarding Policy
- Parent PANTS Guide
- Young Person's Guide to Working Together to Safeguard Children
Designated Safeguarding Lead
Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
- eSafety Policy
- National Online Safety - Letter to Parents
- Acceptable Use Policy - Letter to Parents
- Parents' Guide to Fortnite
- Parents' Guide to Screen Addiction
- Questions to Ask Your Child
- Google's Interland Online Safety Game
- Think You Know - Online Advice for Parents
Universal Infant Free Meals
At Spencer Academies Catering, we believe that a nutritious hot meal at lunchtime is so much better value than a packed lunch, even more so when it is free!
We just want to take this opportunity to remind you that if you have a child in reception, year 1 or year 2, your child is entitled to enjoy a school meal for free every day.
The average saving per child is around £450 a school year. The other advantage is you will save on the time preparing the packed lunch.
Even if your child is entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal it is still important to confirm eligibility, this will ensure your school will be in a position to obtain further funding from central government to provide additional support to your child. This funding is also referred to as Pupil Premium. Please check with your school to see what is available to you.
We would love to hear from you and welcome all ideas and suggestions to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible service.
For more information on the Trust's commitment to providing locally grown, sustainable produce, please click here.
(See 'Reading' link for further information on our Reading Curriculum).
Our pupils at Chetwynd Primary Academy are given the opportunity to read at school on a daily basis. This happens through shared and independent reading of the class text during English sessions and also through whole reading sessions within classes.
We place a high importance on the children's ability to not only read a text but also to be able to comprehend what they have read including developing the skill of inference as well as developing a broad and varied vocabulary. All children have access to a range of high-quality texts within classrooms which they can choose from and take home.