PARENT/CARER BOOKLET 2020-2021 - WELCOME TO EASTBURY SCHOOL PRIMARY PHASE - Eastbury ...

 
PARENT/CARER BOOKLET 2020-2021 - WELCOME TO EASTBURY SCHOOL PRIMARY PHASE - Eastbury ...
WELCOME TO EASTBURY SCHOOL
      PRIMARY PHASE

PARENT/CARER BOOKLET
       2020-2021
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Contents
      WELCOME TO EASTBURY - Primary Phase...................................................................................................... 7
      THE PRIMARY TEAM ...................................................................................................................................... 8
      OUR VISION AND VALUES .............................................................................................................................. 9
      TERM AND HOLIDAY DATES 2019–2020 ....................................................................................................... 10
      THE SCHOOL DAY - PRIMARY ....................................................................................................................... 11
      TIPS FOR PARENTS ....................................................................................................................................... 12
      ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL ............................................................................................................................ 12
      UNIFORM MATTERS! ................................................................................................................................... 13
      LIVING AND LEARNING TOGETHER IN THE PRIMARY PHASE ........................................................................ 14
      POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR AND RELATIONSHIPS IN SCHOOL – PREVENTING BULLYING ...................................... 14
      THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE: ...................................................................................................... 15
      THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM ........................................................................................................................ 15
      COMMUNITY COHESION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES ............................................................................... 16
      HOME-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ................................................................................................ 17
      COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE ........................................................................................................................... 18
      MEDICAL PROVISION AT EASTBURY ............................................................................................................. 19
      STUDENTS’ VALUABLES/TOYS ...................................................................................................................... 20
      BREAK AND LUNCHTIME .............................................................................................................................. 21
      PARENT PAY AT EASTBURY .......................................................................................................................... 22
      EASTBURY SCHOOL TRAVEL POLICY ............................................................................................................. 23
      USEFUL TELEPHONE CONTACTS AND WEBSITES FOR PARENTS .................................................................... 24

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Getting the
   best from and
     for all our
      learners

“We want everyone to be happy,
healthy, safe, well-educated and
          good citizens”

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EASTBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
                       Hulse Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 9UW
                                          Telephone: 020 8507 4500
                                               Fax: 020 8507 4501
                                   Email: office@eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk

                           Executive Headteacher: Mr D Dickson – BSc (Hons), MA, NPQH

                     WELCOME TO EASTBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
                     Eastbury is a wonderful school in which to learn and work. I am proud and privileged to be the
                     Executive Head teacher and work in partnership with enthusiastic pupils, committed staff,
                     supportive governors and parents.
                     At Eastbury, we want every pupil to be happy and part of our success story. All staff work
                     extremely hard and do their best to ensure that all pupils are healthy, feel safe and are very well
                     educated. We therefore have high expectations and ambitions for every pupil. Our mission
                     statement is 'Getting the best from and for all our learners' and this is fast becoming a reality.
                    In every community there is a need for certain rules, regulations and systems to ensure harmony
and effective working. At Eastbury our rules are simple and benefit the school community as well as the individuals
within it.
This guide is designed to enable you to understand how our community works and what your role and responsibilities
are within it. Clearly, we cannot cover everything in one guide, but if you are true to yourself and you respect those
around you, all will be well. Respect and common sense are the foundations of all that we do here at Eastbury, teaching
all to ‘treat other as you would like to be treated.’
We want you to enjoy your time here at Eastbury and to thrive and excel. You are joining a strong, supportive and caring
community which is often compared to a family. You will make friendships that will last a lifetime and take away
memories that you will value over the years ahead.
Eastbury Community became an all-though 3-19 school in September 2015, building on our reputation for excellence as
an 11-19 Comprehensive. During the 2017/2018 term we completed some further refurbishment in a superb campus for
learning.
School is part of your preparation for the future. Our number one aim is to ensure that you are ready for the challenges
that lie ahead and well equipped to make a success of your future life. We want you to be independent, have a good
career and make a real and positive impact to your local, national and global community.
Every lesson counts here at Eastbury and we expect you to arrive at school and every lesson on time, and be ready and
fully prepared to learn. Your exam grades and your participation in school life will impact on the options open to you
after school. All our pupils are given the opportunity to achieve the best possible grades so that they can progress to the
university or college of their choice, or move successfully straight into the world of work through an apprenticeship. Just
as important as exam grades are the skills, qualities and values which will turn these paper qualifications into success
and help to promote happiness in later life.
Academic qualifications will open the next door, but they are no guarantee of success in themselves. It is the skills such
as problem-solving, analysis, communication, persuasion, personal organisation and the ability to work with others that
will drive success in the wider world. The important qualities of confidence, resilience, self-reliance, perseverance and
openness to new ideas, together with a readiness to take the initiative, to innovate and to make things happen will
enable you to stand out from the crowd and be the best. Taking part in the wide range of sports and cultural activities at
the school can help you to develop these important skills and attributes as well as being highly enjoyable
The strong British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with
different faiths and beliefs are developed by all at Eastbury. We will not tolerate discrimination or bullying. Everybody
has the right to learn and work in a safe and positive environment, free from fear and harassment.
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I hope that you will consider your own faith and beliefs as a highly important part of your development. I want all pupils
to become actively involved in our school community by becoming leaders, peer mediators, prefects or by joining the
school council.
You must always remember that you have a key role in your own success. To make the most of your time at Eastbury
you must be ready to seize the many opportunities both in the classroom and in the many clubs we run. You must take
responsibility for your own actions and learning. You must be ambitious and develop a clear sense of what you want to
achieve and how you will contribute to society.
Finally, we want everybody to be the best they can be in everything they do. Always seek to improve on your personal
best. To achieve your best you should always listen, and act on the advice you will be given throughout your schooling.
As Executive Head teacher, I am always ready to listen to the most important people in the school, our pupils. I will
meet with you all formally in assemblies and with some of you as part of the school council. I welcome discussions with
you as individuals as I walk around the school or in the canteen. I am keen to hear about your ambitions and how you
think the school can be improved. My ambition is for Eastbury to become one of the best schools in the world, and
together we can achieve this.
David Dickson
Executive Headteacher

                                     WELCOME TO EASTBURY - Primary Phase

I am proud and fortunate to be leading the Primary Phase as we continue to grow our provision for younger pupils.
We encourage our pupils to achieve the highest possible personal standards through Values Education and our positive
approach to behaviour. We also foster ‘a growth mindset’ that builds towards academic success. In our assemblies, we
use a ‘Value of the Month’ to develop our pupils local and global awareness and regularly invite special guests from the
local community to talk about their work in Barking and the wider world.
Parents and carers are ‘the golden thread’ woven into every vibrant and successful school. We keep families well
informed of their children’s progress, school events and have established regular parent information sessions along with
opportunities to visit lessons. Parents and carers are also invited into school to share our celebrations of achievement.
Embracing the opportunities and ‘all through school’ provides, our Secondary pupils, staff and governors always enjoy
meeting our young pupils. We are lucky to be able to work with teachers and pupils from many of our secondary
departments who enrich the learning of our pupils. Links between the Primary and Secondary Phases strengthen each
year: we have much to look forward to as we grow and learn together.
I look forward to meeting and talking with you,
Aisha Raymond
Primary Headteacher

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THE PRIMARY TEAM

     CLASS/YEAR                               TEACHER

    Head Teacher                            Ms A Raymond

Deputy Head Teacher                    Ms C Hutchinson-Wright

Assistant Head Teacher                       Ms S Zhorna

  Nursery: AM & PM                Ms Begum | Ms Lynch | Mrs Straker

   Reception: Essex                Ms Knight | Mrs Kingir | Mrs Nye

Reception: Manchester                   Ms Spring | Ms Latifah

     Year 1: York                             Ms Ahmed

    Year 1: Trinity                   Ms Kreeger | Ms Dosanjh

    Year 2: Cardiff                           Miss Fenn

    Year 2: Bristol                   Ms Nasreen | Mrs Umerji

   Year 3: Glasgow                            Mr Karim

    Year 3: Belfast                      Mr Connolly | Ms Bibi

    Year 4 : Exeter                           Ms George

 Year 4: Birmingham                           Ms Mehza

  Year 5: Edinburgh                    Miss Hoque | Ms Ahmed

 Year 5: Nottingham                          Ms Williams

       SENCO                                 Mrs R Hanna

     Office Staff                            Office Staff

   Office Manager                           Mrs P Edwards

   Admin Assistant                           Mrs T Harris

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OUR VISION AND VALUES
We want everyone at Eastbury Community School to flourish as active and engaged citizens in a period of rapid change.
We are committed to providing an excellent and enjoyable all round education leading to the highest possible academic
standards, adoption of healthy lifestyles, resilience and preparation for life in modern Britain.
We will fully prepare all our pupils to be successful and self-directed in their next step into Secondary education, College,
Apprenticeship, University or Employment.
We recognise that academic qualifications need to be boosted with the development of resilience, self-confidence, work-
place skills and the ability to respond positively to new challenges. To this end, we encourage our students to develop self-
discipline, independence and responsibility for their own actions and learning; and the ability to think, communicate and
make informed decisions for themselves.
We value and have high expectations of all students. Fundamental to Eastbury’s ethos is a respect for and an interest in
other people, their beliefs, background, values and welfare. The education we provide reflects the diversity of our society,
and promotes equality. We are proud of our school community, in which all members have the right to be treated and
valued equally.
We actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect
and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We will not tolerate discrimination or bullying. Everybody is
entitled to learn and work in a safe and positive environment, free from fear and harassment.
Our Aims
Learning - Our core purpose:
We will give everyone access to become resilient, confident, independent and lifelong learners who value learning for its
own sake.
We encourage and enable all learners to:
   Strive for excellence, widen their horizons and prepare themselves with the skills needed for active engagement, life
    and employment in modern Britain, and our rapidly changing world;
   Develop their self-confidence, self-esteem and self-confidence;
   Explore and appreciate their sporting and creative talents and make the best use of them;
   Distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
   Develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed for a healthy, safe and productive lifestyle.
Community
We encourage participation in our local, national and global communities and enable all learners to:
   Be active citizens and contribute positively to our democratic society;
   Develop leadership skills and participate in a well-ordered, secure and stimulating learning environment where all
    learners enjoy the challenge of achieving the highest possible standards;
   Accept responsibility for their own behaviour and contribute to the development of a safe and caring society, free
    from discrimination, in which everybody of different faiths or beliefs is mutually respectful and respected;
   Strive for different types of achievement, which are valued, recognised and celebrated;
   Care for the natural environment, using resources wisely and recycling when possible.
Partnership
We will ensure that our school:
   Works with families to support all learners in reaching their true potential;
   Works with local, national and global schools, colleges and universities to share and develop the best practice in
    education:
   Works with business to develop the skills to succeed in a wide range of employment locally, nationally and globally;
   Works cohesively with outside agencies to keep students safe both in and out of school;
   Supports leadership and staff development at all levels and succession planning.

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TERM AND HOLIDAY DATES 2020–2021

                  Start of School Year                           Wednesday 2 September 2020

                       Half Term                                      October 26 – 30 2020

                Last Day of Autumn Term                             Friday 18 December 2020

                First Day of Spring Term                             Monday 4 January 2021

                       Half Term                                     February 15 – 19 2021

                Last day of Spring term*                              Thursday 1 April 2021

               First day of summer term*                             Monday 19 April 2021

                       Half Term                                      31 May – 4 June 2021

                Last Day of Summer Term                                Friday 23 July 2021

                             INSET DAYS (TEACHER TRAINING DAYS)
                                Professional Development Day – 1st September 2020

       Exact times for the start of term will be published on our website prior to the end of the summer term.
 Please check the website before the beginning of the autumn term to confirm times students are expected to arrive.

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THE SCHOOL DAY - PRIMARY
Early Years Foundation Stage

Nursery
The A.M session begins at 8:30am. At the end of the session the door will open at 11:20am for you to collect your
child. The Nursery closes at 11:30am so please be prompt when collecting your child at the end of each day.

The P.M session begins at 12:30pm. At the end of the session the door will open at 3:20pm for you to collect your child.
The Nursery closes at 3:30pm so please be prompt when collecting your child at the end of each day.

Reception
AM
School Gates Open at 8.45am (Soft Start)
School Gates Close at 9.00am

PM
School Gates Open at 3.15pm
School Gates Close at 3.30pm

Morning Session – Lessons: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Session – Lessons: 1:00pm – 3:15pm

                                                 Primary School Locator

The primary school and nursery entrance are on Wilmington Gardens.

The beginning of the day is a busy time for everyone, and it is important for the school day to start on time. If you
need to let the class teacher know about something, you can send a message to them via the teaching assistant at
the door.

The class teachers are available to speak to parents at 3.15pm on most days or you can arrange a mutually
convenient time. School ends at 3.15pm for all children. Please be on time to collect your child at the end of the
school day. If you are delayed, please telephone the office and advise us of this so that we can reassure your
child that you are on your way.

We also ask that you let the class teacher know if anyone other than the usual adult is coming to collect your
child. Anyone collecting the children should be at least 14 years of age.

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TIPS FOR PARENTS

Before your child starts Primary School:
          Buy the school uniform, including PE kit.

          Label everything, including shoes and trainers, coat, and all books, with your child’s name (and
           form class
          once you know it).

          Be sure the school have your contact number(s) and current address. Please keep us informed of
           any
          changes.

          Help your child to get their School bag ready the night before.

          Agree a bedtime for school days.
          Have a practice run for getting up earlier, getting ready and travelling to school on time if you feel
           you need to.

                                       ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL

Attendance is important – right from the start!
          100% attendance is expected of all our pupils at Eastbury Community School.
          The learning of any pupil who goes below 95% will be affected.
          A pupil whose attendance is below 90% is a serious concern and they are known as persistently
           absent pupils. We will need to discuss attendance with parents and a member of the school Access
           and Attendance team.

Medical Appointments
Please try to book visits to the doctor or dentist after school, or during holidays
as far as is possible, although we do realise, with younger pupils, appointment
times may not be a choice.

Bedtime Routines
Parents and carers will know getting their child up for school each day will be hard if they haven’t had
enough sleep. Tired children won’t be able to learn effectively. We advise you to plan a regular bedtime
with a story in the early evening so that children wake up fresh and full of energy for school.

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UNIFORM MATTERS!

SCHOOL UNIFORM AT EASTBURY
At Eastbury we want all students to take pride in their appearance and be proud of the Eastbury uniform.
We expect pupils to be in school uniform at all times, unless we are dressing up for a special event.

                                        •   ECS Sweatshirt
                                        •   Black trousers or skirt
                                        •   White polo shirt
                                        •   Velcro black shoes/plain trainers
                                        •   White socks
                                        •   Wellington boots

Summer Options:
                                        •   Gingham Dress (Red and white)
                                        •   Red Cardigan
                                        •   White Polo/Black
                                        •   Black shorts

PE Kit
        PE Kit, (white polo shirts and black shorts) can be bought from any retailer.
        Black plimsolls with Velcro or elastic

We ask you to buy the sweatshirt or cardigan, book bag and PE bag from Premier School Wear.
All other items can be bought from any retailers, or Premier School Wear.

                                     Premier School Wear
                     688-690 Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 3HD
                                  Telephone: 020 8592 0141

                                      Online ordering available at:
                                     www.premierschoolwear.com

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LIVING AND LEARNING TOGETHER IN THE PRIMARY PHASE
Values Education at Eastbury Community Primary

Alongside the established curriculum areas of the Early Years and the New Primary Curriculum, we will
be teaching Values Education at Eastbury Community Primary School. Values Education is a simple but
powerful way to support the development of young learners so that they become confident, reflective
and caring citizens.

Each half term, we will focus on one of the six values below. Our assemblies and learning time will
provide us with opportunities to share and live our values. All our pupils, parents and the adults in
school will be a part of our Values Education programme.

When you visit our school, you will see our ‘Value of the term’ on display in the main entrance and also
in the learning and behaviour all around the school!

The Values we will celebrate are:

Responsibility
Collaboration
Safety
Respect
Resilience
Success

POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR AND RELATIONSHIPS IN SCHOOL –
PREVENTING BULLYING
We believe in a positive approach to behaviour management at Eastbury School. We will have the
highest expectations for behaviour and make it very clear exactly how we expect our children to
behave. We will show them if necessary and always express our requests in terms of what we want our
children to do.
If a pupil makes poor behaviour choices there will be age appropriate consequences and apologies
made.

Across the entire school at Eastbury we have a very strong anti-bullying policy. Our Primary pupils are
taught through PSHE and the Values Education programme about the importance of having respect for
each other. They are taught how to deal with situations, when and if they arise, at an age appropriate
level. All the staff in the Primary Phase are committed to ensuring our pupils play and learn together
showing respect, consideration and kindness.

Bullying of any kind is not tolerated at Eastbury.

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THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE:
                                EYFS RECEPTION 2020 – 2021

The Early Years Foundation Stage is a curriculum for children from birth to five. We follow the curriculum
in Nursery and Reception- it is based on 4 principles:

      A Unique Child
      Positive Relationships
      Enabling Environments
      Learning and Development

Each child learns skills, acquires new knowledge and demonstrates their understanding through
seven areas of learning and development.

The three Prime Areas of learning are:

      Personal, Social and Emotional Development
      Communication and Language
      Physical Development.

As the children develop, the Prime Areas help them to increase their skills in the four Specific
Areas of Learning:

      Literacy
      Maths
      Understanding the World
      Expressive Arts and Design

In the Eastbury Community School Primary Phase, pupils will develop their knowledge and skills
through learning opportunities which are planned by their teachers. The EYFS encourages schools
and parents to work together in order to enable children develop to their full potential. Our EYFS
Curriculum will also support our pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development. The personal
development of children plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.

THE PRIMARY CURRICULUM
Year 1 and 2 pupils follow the Department for Education National Primary Curriculum for KS1.

The Core Subjects
Maths, English & Science

Foundation Subjects
Art & Design, Computing, D/T – including cooking, Geography + History, Music, PE, Personal, Social and
Emotional Ed. and Religious Education

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COMMUNITY COHESION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
Eastbury is proud to be a diverse multicultural school, with pupils and staff from all of the main religions
and with over 63 community languages spoken in the school. Our theme for community cohesion is ‘Being
Different, Belonging Together’, as we believe that this recognises and celebrates what makes us unique and
different, yet also acknowledges that we are all part of one community. Our aim is for everybody to feel
valued and respected and we strive hard to ensure we create a positive culture within the school to enable
this to happen. We believe everyone should be treated with respect and no one should be discriminated
against because of their:

 Gender                        Race
 Ethnic Group                  Colour
 Nationality                   National Origin
 Educational needs             Disability
 Gender identity               Sexual orientation
 Religion                      Beliefs
 Marital status                And maternity/parental status.

You are welcome to read our Community Cohesion and Equal Opportunity policy on our website which
formally sets out in more detail our rationale and aims. In the Primary School, our Values Education
programme will support the whole school ethos around Community cohesion and equality.

 “The school represents a harmonious community where students feel safe. Students
are proud of their school and speak about how pleased they are that everyone gets on
               and different groups mix together well.” (OFSTED 2013)

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HOME-SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
School’s Commitment
Eastbury Community School commits itself to:

1.   provide a safe, well-ordered, and caring environment where pupils are free from fear and
     discrimination.
2.   ensure that all pupils are given support and guidance to do their best and feel valued as individuals.
3.   reward pupils for their academic, sporting and social achievements.
4.   deal swiftly with any incidents or concerns relating to our pupils.
5.   provide appropriate curriculum pathways to meet the needs and aspirations of all our pupils.
6.   have clear aims, targets and expectations for all pupils.
7.   provide opportunities for parents/carers to discuss their child’s learning, and give an annual written
     report of their child’s progress.
8.   ensure that all alleged incidents of bullying and acts of discrimination are fully investigated and dealt
     with according to the agreed policies laid down by the school.
9.   offer pupils (through the student council) and parents/carers the opportunity to express their views
     on school issues.

Mr D Dickson – Executive Headteacher & Ms A Raymond – Head of Primary

Parent’s/Carer’s Commitment
I/We agree to:

1. make sure my child arrives at school safely and on time.
2. make sure my child is collected from school on time.
3. ensure my/our child attends in school uniform together with a school bag for reading books, the home -
    school communication book and any other information/school letters.
4. encourage high standards of attendance and punctuality, and not take holidays during term time.
5. in the case of absence, inform the school immediately, and provide a note explaining the reason for
    absence upon return.
6. maintain close contact with the school regarding any concerns or problems which may affect learning
    or behaviour, first raising concerns with my child’s class teacher.
7. regularly discuss learning and progress, and congratulate my child when they receive a reward from
    school.
8. attend all parents’/carers’ evenings for discussions about pupil progress and where possible, attend
    school concerts, events and family assemblies.
9. support the school’s behaviour policy, e-safety guidelines, anti-bullying policy and all other school
    policies.
10. support my child’s learning on a regular basis, sharing stories and supporting with early reading books;
    also supporting the school’s e-safety policy and monitoring internet use in the home.
11. respect the no parking zone outside the school marked by zig-zags.
12. make sure I inform the school of any change in my/our contact details.

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Pupils will follow our school rules, agreeing to:

   1.   work hard and do their best work at all times.
   2.   be well behaved all the time.
   3.   be helpful and friendly to other children and adults.
   4.   take good care of the equipment and the building.
   5.   talk quietly inside
   6.   walk sensibly inside the buildings.

Parents/carers and the School, together we will:

   1. support your child’s learning to help them achieve the best.
   2. encourage your child to keep the school rules.
   3. Treat each other with respect.

Child’s Name:                                                      Year Group:

Date:

The full school rules, anti-bullying, behaviour, and our other policies can be found on the school website
and in the display on Main Street.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
In the rare event that parents have a concern about any aspect of their child's education and general
welfare, communication with the school at the earliest opportunity is encouraged to resolve it.
Parents are asked to contact their child’s class teacher, or for more serious concerns, the Primary Head
directly. Governors and Parent-Governors in particular, are also available to parents if they wish to consult
them.

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MEDICAL PROVISION AT EASTBURY
   The school needs to be aware of any medical issues that your child may
    have. Parents and carers have a responsibility to inform the school
    immediately of any change in medical condition/s and circumstances.

   If your child is on long-term medication please complete the medical form
    and ensure that the School office has a supply should it need to be
    administered at school. In this case, we would involve the Local School
    Nursing team and if necessary, arrange for a Care Plan to be drawn up.

   If your child needs to use an inhaler for asthma, we will ask the parent to
    complete an Asthma form and permission for the child to use the inhaler at school; keeping 2 named
    pumps at school (both in date) in a secure container away from pupils.

   If a child is in danger from anaphylactic shock through allergic reaction, 2 epi pens (in date) must be kept
    at school and staff trained to use them.

   If your child feels unwell at any time during the school day the staff will monitor them and if necessary
    pupils may spend time in our sick room.

   If your child needs to come home, we will contact you.

   Parents should note that the person responsible for medical welfare is not allowed to administer any oral
    medication (such as paracetamol) and is only qualified to deal with very minor injuries.

   If your child needs to go to hospital, in non-emergency situations you will be contacted and asked to
    collect your child.

   In the case of an emergency, we will call an ambulance and contact you. If you are unable to get to the
    school in time, you will be asked to attend the appropriate hospital as soon as possible.

   We will make sure a member of staff goes with your child to the hospital and waits with them for you to
    arrive.

   Please refer to our policies for pupils with medical needs should you require further information.

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STUDENTS’ VALUABLES/TOYS

      The school cannot accept responsibility for students’ valuables or toys.

      Expensive items must be left at home.

      Personal stereos or computer games should not be brought into school; if they are
       seen they may be confiscated.

      Payment for school trips is through ParentPay – money is rarely necessary.

Mobile Phones & MP3 Players

Mobile phones are not to be seen or heard on the school premises. Emergency calls can be made
from a school phone with the permission of a member of staff.
The school will not be held responsible or investigate the loss of mobile phones or mp3 players in school.
We hope that such steps will improve the security and safety of all students at Eastbury and ask for your
support in implementing the ban of the use of mobile phones and mp3 players in school.

Parental Mobile Phone Use

Mobile phones must not be used to make calls/take pictures in the playground or within the school
building, this is to ensure the safeguarding of all our pupils. Should you receive or need to make a call
please do so outside of the school building.

Exceptions will be made during special assemblies and productions when parents may use their phone to
take pictures or videos.

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BREAK AND LUNCHTIME

      School dinners are now free for all children up to Year 2!
      Please encourage your child to have the hot dinner as they provide a nutritious meal in the
       middle of the day.
      If you prefer, your child may bring a packed lunch in a clearly labelled lunch box. Please note
       our school has a healthy eating policy and strict guidelines regarding packed lunch contents.
       Sweets, chocolate and fizzy drinks are not to be included.
      Pupils will be given a healthy fruit snack, and milk (free to under 5s or pupils receiving free
       school meals) or water mid-morning.

Let us know of any dietary requirements or allergies.

This is very important – our school menu is flexible, there are vegetarian and halal options along with salad
and a healthy sweet or fruit each day.

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PARENT PAY AT EASTBURY
Instead of paying cash parents/carers will be requested to set-up an online account with ParentPay (an
online payment facility) before September. ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments online
whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - safe in the knowledge that the
technology used is of the highest internet security available. Parents/carers will receive a letter giving full
instructions on how to use this site and should you need help, assistance can be requested from staff at the
school’s office.

What if I don’t have access to a computer?
Parents who need to continue making payments by cash may do so using the
PayPoint network at local convenience stores.

AN INTRODUCTION TO OUR ONLINE PAYMENT SERVICE - www.parentpay.com
What does ParentPay do?
   Enables you to pay for Trips and other resources
   Offers a highly secure payment site
   Gives you a history of all the payments you have made
   Allows you to create a single account login for all your children that attend a ParentPay school
   Shows you all items available for payment relevant to each of your children
   Emails a receipt of your payment to the email address you register
   Offers you the ability to set automated email/SMS payment reminders.

How does ParentPay help you?
   Gives you the freedom to make payments to school whenever and wherever you like
   Stops you having to write cheques or search for cash to send to school
   Gives you peace of mind that your payment has been made safely and securely
   Helps with budgeting; payments are immediate, there is no waiting for cheques to clear
   Payments for many of the larger trips can be made by instalments up to the due date
   You never need miss a payment or have insufficient credit with automated email/SMS alerts
   ParentPay is quick and easy to use.

How does ParentPay help our school?
   Reduces the administrative time spent on banking procedures
   Keeps accurate records of payments made to every service for every student
   Payments do not bounce
   Reduces paper ‘waste’
   Allows for easy and quick refunds to be made back to the payment card
   Improves communication between the school and parents concerning payments
   Offers a more efficient payment collection process, reducing the amount of money held on school
    premises
   Helps us improve school-home communication with its integrated email/SMS messaging centre.

Why do I need an account and how do I get started?
We are a cashless school . We will send you an activation letter containing your activation username and
password to enable you to setup your ParentPay account. During the activation process you will be guided
through changing your username and password to something more memorable. If you have more than one
child at a ParentPay school/s you can also add children to a single account providing one login for all
children at ParentPay schools.

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EASTBURY SCHOOL TRAVEL POLICY
Our school is a healthy school which supports its pupils to become independent, capable
members of the community with the skills to constructively participate and make a
positive contribution to the place where we live.

Walking and cycling:
o keeps us fit and healthy
o helps our pupils develop road safety skills which will keep them
  safe as they travel further afield and more independently
o helps keep our local air clean, and our streets free from congestion
o is a life skill that everyone should be able to benefit from.

What we do:
o We promote safe and active travel as much as possible by using our noticeboard, displays,
  newsletter and website
o We encourage all members of our school community to walk, cycle or travel by public transport
  for the journey to school
o Where a car must be used we ask parents to drive only part of the way, and then walk to the
  primary entrance with their children
o We ask everyone who travels by bus to consider whether they could actually walk instead, and
  if they can’t walk all the way to get off the bus at least two stops early and walk the last part
  of the journey
o All local school trips are made by public transport
     where possible, or on foot if the destination is
     close by
o We let all new pupils and their parents/carers know that we are an active
     travel school before the child starts at our school
o We ask families driving to school and parking or
     stopping and dropping in the near vicinity to do so
     legally, safely and with respect for our neighbours and
     local residents.
It is not acceptable to park or wait on double yellow lines, on the school zigzags or across residential
driveways for any length of time. Please note parking is not permitted at any time outside of the school
gates.

If you drive your child/ren to school, you should park your car and walk the last 5 minutes of the journey
from the entrance of the school. Driving up and parking near to the school gates is illegal and dangerous.

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USEFUL TELEPHONE CONTACTS AND WEBSITES FOR PARENTS

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham - Main switchboard, Civic Centre, Dagenham, RM10 7BN 020
8592 4500 www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk
Barking and Dagenham Police                    Emergency: Dial 999
Dagenham Police station (24 hrs) 0208 984 1212       Barking Police Station (24 hrs) 0208 984 1212
Safer Neighbourhood Teams - Longbridge Ward - 0208 721 2573 / 07917013419
Childline (24 hours) – 0800 1111
Citizens Advice - 55 Ripple Road, Barking IG11 7NT - They can provide help with legal, money and other problems.
They are open from 10am-1pm (closed Wednesdays). You do not need to make an appointment.
Debt Line (Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4pm) - 020 8594 5397
Children’s Services - Children’s Assessment Team - Social Services Dept., 127 Ripple Road, Barking IG11 7PB 020
8227 3811 The team accepts referrals and initial enquires for matters involving the social care of children.
Samaritans - 08457 909 090 (24 hours) - Provides information and emotional support for anyone in crisis or who
is suicidal.
Barking and Dagenham Domestic Violence Advocacy Service
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm - 0208 227 2133         In an emergency dial 999
NSPCC Child Protection Helpline (24 Hours) – 0808 800 1234
Young Minds - 0800 018 2138 - A national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and
young people.
Relate - 0208 593 7711 - A charity which provides counselling for individuals; couples, young people from age 11
and families, mediation, psychosexual therapy and training. There is a sliding scale of fees from £15.
Gangsline – 0800 032 9538
Victim support Barking and Dagenham - 0208 595 4455 / 0208 273 2728 National helpline 0845 30 30 900
Trained local volunteers offer someone to talk to in confidence, information on police and court procedures. The
witness service offers information and support to witnesses, victims and their families and friends in every
criminal court in Barking and Dagenham.
East Street - 20 East Street, Barking IG11 8EU - 020 8270 465 - This organisation provides advice and support on
anything for people under 25.
The Parents’ Centre - www.parentcentre.gov.uk - Information and support for parents on how to help with their
child's learning and advice on using computers and the internet.
OFSTED - www.ofsted.gov.uk - The Office for Standards in Education holds the most recent inspection reports on
all maintained schools and local education authorities in England.
BBC School - www.bbc.co.uk/schools - Pages for parents as well as KS3 Bitesize link, useful revision site.
Advisory Centre for Education - www.ace-ed.org.uk - The Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) is a national
charity that provides independent advice for parents and carers of children aged 5-16 in state-funded education.
ACE aims to provide the information, support and high-quality advice that parents need to help their children at
school, particularly where there are problems.

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                                          Eastbury Community School
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We look forward to working with you and hope that your child’s time with us is
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                   do not hesitate to contact the school.
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