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
Before and After school
Before School Club : 7.30am – 8.45am
After School Club : 3.05pm – 4.30pm
(see full details under Before and After School Care)
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|
|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 are not administered in school. Parents are welcome to administer medication at lunchtime if necessary.
Should your child require an inhaler whilst attending the academy, please complete an Asthma Care Plan form.
Where ever possible, please arrange for medical appointments to be made out of school hours.
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'.
To check eligibility to claim for free school meals or to apply for free school meals online click on the link below
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.
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