Our school is committed to promoting the welfare of your child through regular school attendance. We know that every day lost to education can have a serious impact on your child's attainment and overall progress in school.
We are fully committed to promoting school attendance by promoting an environment and ethos where the children feel safe and can build positive relationships with their peers.
We expect in return parents/carers ensure that their child attends school regularly and punctually. Term time holidays will be unauthorised leave of absence.
In the case of illness, please phone the school before 10.00am on every day of absence.
For other reasons such as a hospital appointment, a letter of explanation should be sent to the class teacher before the absence occurs.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN: CHILD PROTECTION
At this school, we recognise that your child is your responsibility and concern. We want to work in partnership with you, and we will share successes with you, and discuss with you any concerns we may have.
All children have a right to be protected. As our first priority is your child's welfare, there may be rare occasions when our concern about your child means we have to consult other agencies even before we contact you. The procedures we follow have been laid down by the Surrey Area Child Protection Committee, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all. School staff are not allowed to notify, or make enquiries of, parents/carers where abuse is suspected. It must be reported immediately to Social Services Family Support Team. If you want to know more about our procedures a copy of our policy is available from the school office.
MEDICINES/ ILLNESS/ ACCIDENTS
If it is essential that your child needs to take medicine during the school day, it must be clearly labelled with the child's name and delivered to the school office. The parent/carer will be required to complete and sign a "Pupil Medication Request" form. On no account should children keep medicines themselves.
In the case of illness or accident, we always endeavour to contact the parents/carers. Therefore, it is essential that our office has at least two telephone numbers that may be used in case of an emergency.
NUT FREE SCHOOL
We have a Nut Free policy in school. Some children may have reactions to eating or even touching these foods. In some cases airborne contact can cause an allergic reaction. This means that care needs to be taken e.g. no peanut butter sandwiches, nut snacks, Nutella etc. in lunch boxes. The nut free policy extends to all activities related to the school so care should also be taken when providing food for the PTA or other extra curricular events. Please help us by making this school a safe place for all.
No jewellery should be worn to school. Children with pierced ears may wear small stud earrings. If parents/carers are contemplating having their children's ears pierced, this should be carried out at the beginning of the summer holidays in order to avoid depriving their child of PE activities.
In PE lessons and other sporting activities, the wearing of all jewellery is never permitted on safety grounds. These items represent a potentially very serious hazard not only to the wearer but also to other children.
Children may not bring sweets or chewing gum into school.
All visitors coming into the school building, including parents/carers, must use the front door and sign in and out at the office. They will be issued with a visitor's badge which must be worn at all times.
NO SMOKING POLICY
There is a No Smoking Policy at The Greville. This covers the buildings and grounds.