Parent Information

Facilities and Accommodation

Reach Primary Learning Centre is based in Beeston. Reach Primary Learning Centre has :


  • Four classrooms

  • Two playgrounds

  • A library

  • A Food Technology room

  • An animal care room

  • A meeting and medical room

  • A sensory room

  • Two staff offices

  • A staff area

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

2:20 p.m for Starfish and Coral Reef - Friday 1.50pm

2:30 p.m. Jellyfish and Seahorses - Friday 2pm

Newsletters

P+P newsletter - 3-1

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, Miss Williams.

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.


Fire Precautions and other Emergency Procedures

Staff and pupils are made fully aware of the fire and evacuation procedures as part of their induction programme. If the buildings fire alarm is activated all staff and pupils evacuate to the carpark. All Designated staff will ensure that they collect the register for pupils, staff sign in /out sheet and visitors log on exiting the building. Staff are required to attend fire awareness training as and when required.



First Aiders

The First Aiders at Reach are Mrs Croft, Miss Wright, 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.

Religious Observance

There are a range of young people from a wide range of racial, cultural and religious backgrounds. We invite comment from representatives of ethnic minorities about the effectiveness of our anti-discriminatory practice, including the opportunity for religious observance. A varied selection of religious resources covering; Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. The headteacher will seek to accommodate requests from all staff to allow them to observe religious practices, if this is not detrimental to the safe running of the service.



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 (DSL), Mrs D'Avoine and Miss Melia. 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.

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NSPCC helpline - Report Abuse in Education:


The Department for Education has commissioned the NSPCC to establish a dedicated independent helpline for people who have experienced sexual abuse in educational setting.

The helpline went live on 1 April, and will provide both children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse in schools with support and advice, including onward action such as contacting the police if they wish to. The helpline will also provide support to parents and professionals. Anyone who gets in touch through this dedicated helpline will also be signposted to other relevant support services available, including Childline, which provides ongoing support and counselling to children and young people.

The dedicated and confidential NSPCC helpline – Report Abuse in Education can be reached on 0800 136 663 or by email at help@nspcc.org.uk




Helpful Resources

DadPad:

Introducing the DadPad, an app that was created because babies don’t come with a set of instructions.

Developed with the NHS, the DadPad gives new dads and dads-to-be the knowledge and practical skills necessary to be able to support themselves and their partner, and give their baby the best possible start in life.

The DadPad app is available for free download for all new dads and dads-to-be in your area.



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