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Welcome to William Austin Infant School

Enjoying Reading Together in our Library

Sharing Happiness and Making Friends

Inspiring Imagination through Storytelling

Discovering and Exploring in our Mud Kitchen

Keeping Fit and Healthy on the Playground

Working Together for a Positive School Experience

Working together to make school a positive experience

We are aware that this year will be a different intake and we would normally do many things to help your child and you settle into school but unfortunately they will not be possible this year due to the current circumstances. We would like to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to help the transition into school as smooth as possible. To enable this to happen we will need to start working together to help your child settle into school as well as they can.

Here are some things we have planned or have done to help your child settle and also some things you can do to help them settle once they are in school.

 

Things we are going to do or have already done

  • The year leader has spoken to most pre-schools or nurseries to find out information about your child. This will then be used to make up the classes for the year group.                  
  • We plan to phone each family in September to find out a little bit more about your child and the family and to introduce ourselves.  
    • We will send out an ‘All About Me’ sheet for you and your child to complete and to bring in when they start school.
    • We will put as much information on the school website for you to go through with your child to show them different aspects of their new school as they will not be able to come in before starting school - school uniform, tour of the playground, tour of the school, tour of a year R classroom, information on lunchtime.    
    • We will have an open door policy so will be available to speak to before and after school if you have any concerns or need to talk to us.

     

    Things you as parents/carers can do

    • Send your child to school every day, even if they have a sniffle!!! If your child is unwell in school we will get in contact with you.   

 

  • Do not book a holiday during term time. Absences will not be authorised, if it is an emergency you will still need to make an appointment with the Headteacher before booking any flights.
  • Be on time when dropping off your child in the morning and especially when picking them up at the end of the day. You don’t want your child to think you have forgotten about them!!!!

Mornings

Doors open at 8.55am and close at 9am. 

End of Day

Doors open at 3.15pm and close and 3.25pm

 

  • Communicate with your child’s teacher, even little things like a bad night’s sleep may be useful to the teacher in school. If anything has happened at home please let us know.  
  • Make your child’s teacher aware of any health issues your child has. Any medication they need to use in school will need to be signed in at the office.
  • Let your teacher know of any allergies your child has (this is NOT things they do not like), the school will need to see a doctor’s note showing this allergy. Your child will then wear a badge at lunchtime to ensure the kitchen staff are aware of the allergies.

 

 

Please get in contact if you have any questions about starting school. We will be happy to help.

 

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