01889 221920 office@tynselparkesacademy.co.uk

What I
need to know


 

In this section you can find out information regarding Our School Day, Absence Procedures, Illness & Medication, School Lunches and Support Agencies.

Our School Day

Nursery Sessions : 8.30am – 11.30am / 12.05pm – 3.05pm

Reception : 8.45am – 11.50am (lunchtime) 1.00pm – 3.05pm

Key Stage 1 : 8.45am – 11.50am (lunchtime) 1.00pm – 3.05pm

Key Stage 2 : 8.45am – 12.00noon (lunchtime) 1.00pm – 3.05pm

The TP

Before School Club : 7.30am – 8.45am
(see full details under Before School Care)

ABSENCE PROCEDURES

If your child is unwell and is absent from school we ask parents/carers to notify us before 9.00am on each day of absence. As a matter of safety, at Tynsel Parkes if we have not heard why a child is absent, we make a telephone call home to establish the child’s whereabouts and/or if they are unwell.

ILLNESS AND MEDICATION

Please see below charts relating to common illness and recommended time period for absence. We hope you find them useful.

Rashes & Skin Infection Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Chicken Pox Until all spots have crusted  
Hand, Foot & Mouth None  
Measles Four days from onset of rash Preventable by immunisation
German Measles Four days from onset of rash Preventable by immunisation
Ringworm Exclusion not usually required Treatment is required
Scabies Child can return after 1st treatment  
Impetigo Exclusion not usually required Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces the infectious period
Slapped Cheek/Fifth Disease None (once rash has developed) Antibiotic treatment speeds healing and reduces the infectious period

 

Vomiting Illness Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Diarrhoea and or Vomiting 48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting  

 

Repiratory Infections Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Flu (influenza) Until recovered  
Whooping Cough Five days from starting antibiotic treatment Preventable by vaccination

 

Other Infections Recommended period to be kept away from school Comments
Conjuntivitus None  
Glandular Fever None  
Headlice None Treatment is recommended in cases where live lice have been seen
Mumps Fivedays after onset of swelling Preventable by vaccination
Threadworms None Treatment is recommended
Tonsillitis None There are many causes but most cases are due to viruses and do not need an antibiotic

Medicines

Medicines are not administered in school. Parents are welcome to administer medication at lunchtime if necessary.

Inhalers

Should your child require an inhaler whilst attending the academy, please complete an Asthma Care Plan form.

 

Medical Appointments

Where ever possible, please arrange for medical appointments to be made out of school hours.

SCHOOL LUNCHES

Our school lunches are prepared and cooked on site.

Under the Government Universal Free School Meals Initiative, meals are free for all children in Reception Class up to and including Year 2.

For children in Year 3 and Year 4 the cost of school meal is £2.20 per day.

For children in Nursery  the cost of a school meal is £1.80 per day.

For school lunch menus, please click on the link below for the 'Choice Menu'.

                   www.dolce.co.uk                            

  

To check eligibility to claim for free school meals or to apply for free school meals online click on the link below

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/educationalawardsbenefits/FreeSchoolMeals/home.aspx

SCHOOL BREAKTIME

Milk and fruit is available for Nursery children.

Fruit is available for Reception, Years 1 and 2.

Parents are welcome to provide a healthy snack for their children's morning break.

Water is available throughout the school day for all children.

SUPPORT AGENCIES

The First Response Team office is open from 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am -4.30pm Friday.  Please call 0800 1313126 or to report a concern via email, www.staffordshire.gov.uk/reportconcern 

Childline

Renew Church Food Bank

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