Parent Information

School Day

Arrival Time

8:35am for breakfast. All children are to arrive at Reach by 8:45 a.m to ensure that the first lesson can begin on time.

Breaks

10:00am – 10:15am , 10.15am – 10:30am or 10.30 -1045 (dependent on class) Lunch Time – 12:00 to 12:45 p.m

Rewards or Reflection Time

2:00pm – 2:20 p.m. At the end of each day the children will add up their total points for the day and if they have achieved 18 points or more they will be eligible to join in reward time. During reward time they will engage in a choice of classroom or sporting based activities. Children who do not earn 18 points or more will not engage in reward time activities but will alternatively spend 20 minutes reflecting on their day and doing targeted work on improving their behaviour and attitude the next day.

Home Time

2:30 p.m. All children are to be collected at 2:30 p.m. This is 2:00 p.m on a Friday.

Newsletters

Pupil newsletter

Absence

Please telephone the referring school and inform them if your child is going to be absent from Reach. Unacceptable reasons for absence are holidays, going to the hairdressers, shopping trips etc. Wherever possible please book appointments outside of the school day.

Celebrations or Complaints

If you have any celebratory feedback, concerns or complaints please speak to Miss Elvidge or Mrs D'Avoine. In the event of their absence, Mr German.

Damages

If a child damages anything, they will be asked to pay a contribution towards replacing the item.

Emergency

Please ensure you update your telephone number with us regularly. In the event of an emergency we will call you. If your child requires emergency treatment we will call an ambulance and notify you immediately.

First Aiders

The First Aiders at Reach are Mrs Croft, Mrs Mabbott, Miss Melia, and Miss Anderson.

Homework

Is given out every week.

Holidays

Please see the school calendar for a list of school holidays and staff training days.

Lunches

If your child has a school lunch, please send the correct lunch money every Friday for the whole of the following week.

Uniform

Plain white collared t-shirt, jumper/cardigan, school trousers or skirt and black indoor pumps. Every child removes their shoes/trainers when entering the building. They then put their indoor pumps on. Jewellery is not permitted.

P.E Kit

t-shirt, shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers. Please ensure this is in school every day of the week.

Ofsted Links

Ofsted Guidance - A leaflet for parents and carers of children whose school is due for inspection.

Child Protection and Safeguarding

Reach has four designated Safeguarding Officers and all staff working for the service follow the guidance as set up by Leeds City Council. The Safeguarding and Child Protection Officers are; Miss Elvidge, Miss Rayit (DSL), Mrs Aziz and Mrs D'Avoine. Please talk to them if you have any concerns or worries. All safeguarding information is logged on CPOMs and is forwarded to the school my child transfers to.

The DFE recommended http://parentinfo.org/

Helpful Resources

DadPad:

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Helpful agencies


Useful contacts for parents/carers