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SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn and develop in an environment that is both safe and secure. At Dallimore Primary and Nursery School we strive to provide an environment for children, where risks are minimised, well managed and children are protected from harm and abuse.

Our policies are reviewed regularly by the governing body and they apply to all staff, governors and volunteers working in the school. All adults in school read and agree to follow the following documents: School Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working Together to Safeguard Children and many more. All policies are within the Safeguarding section on the POLICIES page.

We have policies and procedures in place to make sure we keep children safe and we might ask you questions about your child's welfare. Please understand that we are not accusing parents of harming or mistreating their children but it is legally part our job to do this. 

We have a dedicated email address for raising any sort of worry or concern and this is directed to the Designated Safeguarding Lead - Rachel Crowther, Headteacher and a Deputy Designated Lead- Katie Smith, Deputy Headteacher 

concerns@dallimore.derbyshire.sch.uk

Please see our SAFEGUARDING page for more information.

THE SCHOOL DAY

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club is open from 7.30am (£3.25 each) booked and paid for via ParentPay. Entry through the main office.

(Available for 3year olds and over - must be toilet trained. Please contact school office for more information)

Morning Session
  • Nursery 8.45 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.
  • Reception 8.45 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
  • Key Stage 1 8.55 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
  • Key Stage 2 8.55 a.m. to 12.25 p.m. 

Children can go into class at 8.45 a.m. where an adult will be in class.

Afternoon Session
  • Nursery 12.45 p.m. to 3.45 p.m.
  • Reception 12.50 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
  • Key Stage 1 12.50 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
  • Key Stage 2 1.15 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
30 Hour Nursery
  • 8.45 a.m to 2.45 p.m

We close all of our gates at 8.55am to increase security. Once these are closed, children and parents should come in through the main office entrance.

There is no vehicle access onto the site between 8.40a.m and 9.05am AND between 3.15pm and 3.45pm.

After school clubs

Most after school clubs run from 3.30pm until 4.30pm, although some may go on later.

Collection from after school clubs will usually be from the main reception area.

Tea time club

This facility is available until 5.30pm at a cost of £4.50. Places can be booked and paid for, via ParentPay, up to 1pm on the day. Children will receive a drink and a snack.

(Available for 3year olds and over - must be toilet trained. Please contact school office for more information)

UNIFORM

 At Dallimore Primary and Nursery we have a uniform which we expect the children to wear every day.

The colours are royal blue for cardigans or sweatshirts, and grey or black for pinafore dresses, skirts or trousers. Black shoes or trainers to be worn.

Uniform can be purchased from Hamilton’s School Wear, Granby Street, Ilkeston, 0115 9326333 (Workwear list and price list) or this is also available from My Clothing by visiting www.myclothing.com (we receive a small donation for every purchase made through this website) Alternatively, a plain royal blue jumper or cardigan is perfectly acceptable. We do not expect children in the 2yr unit to wear uniform but can if you wish.

All uniform should be named, including top coats, as children often misplace items of clothing and they can be quickly returned to their owner if they are easily identified.

We ask the children not to wear jewellery or other valuable items when at school as it is very distressing if they are lost or damaged (small earrings and a watch are ok). Children will be asked to remove jewellery and this will be kept in a safe place. Please note that we cannot be responsible for any jewellery lost whilst at school.

PE KIT

Your child’s teacher will let you know when they have PE and children should come to school wearing their PE kit on these days.

PE kit should be a white t-shirt and black or navy blue shorts/ tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE in colder weather and trainer or plimsolls (please do not spend a lot of money on trainers). Please do not send children with football kit as this can cause arguments and rivalry.

Swimming takes place in year 4. Information will be given out as appropriate to let you know when your child is swimming.

Year 6 children go swimming for the last half term in the summer.

BOOK BAGS

School book bags are available to buy from the school office at a cost of £5.75 and these should be paid for through parent pay.

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BREAKFAST CLUB and an AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

We run both a BREAKFAST CLUB and an AFTER SCHOOL TEA TIME CLUB.

Both these facilities are non-profit making and designed to provide before and after school care for those families who need extended hours.

BREAKFAST CLUB

Breakfast club is open from 7.30am. Children should enter breakfast club via the school hall.
Priced at £3.00 per day, this facility provides a healthy and hearty start to the day- with a wide choice of breakfasts available: toast, fruit, cereal, yoghurts, sausage and bacon rolls (certain days only).

In addition to providing a good start to the day, children learn social skills and have the opportunity to play co-operatively with a wide variety of toys and games.

Breakfast club must be booked via the Parentpay website:

  • Can be booked up to 7.30am on the day
  • You will only be able to book your child in if there is credit on their account.
  • We cannot accept children into breakfast club who have not been booked in in advance

If it is your child’s first visit to breakfast club we do require a consent/ registration form to be completed so that we can ensure we are aware of any dietary needs. Consent forms for breakfast club can be collected from the school office.

TEA TIME CLUB

Available from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, tea time club provides after school care, a drink and a biscuit/ snack and an activity.
The cost of using this facility is £4.25.

Tea Time club must be booked via the Parentpay website:

  • Can be booked up to 1.00pm on the day
  • You will only be able to book your child in if there is credit on their account.
  • We cannot accept children into teatime club who have not been booked in in advance.

If it is your child’s first visit to Tea Time club we do require a consent/ registration form to be completed so that we can ensure we are aware of any dietary needs. Consent forms for Tea time club can be collected from the school office.

Rules and Behaviour

We feel it important to ensure that children’s learning is not interrupted by unacceptable behaviour- not matter how small an incident that may be.

We encourage children to take responsibility for their behaviour and help them make good choices by using the STARFISH values. We believe that if children are provided with a consistent approach by adults, alongside clear structures and boundaries, they can begin to take responsibility for themselves and their actions.

Throughout the year we review our behaviour policy to ensure it is reflective of our values, and revisit the STARFISH story to reinforce these and help children understand what it means to be good citizens.

Children are rewarded for making good choices throughout the use of Class Dojo and house point tokens. Successes and achievements are celebrated through weekly ‘STAR’ assemblies.