EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
We like all children to participate in at least one additional extra-curricular activity and Mr Kenworthy and Mrs Gardner monitor this.
We aim to operate a range of activities throughout the year for children in both Key Stages. These are reviewed on a termly basis; parents will be informed of activities via the weekly newsletters. Please encourage your child to understand that they are making a commitment for that term or half-term; swapping and changing is not acceptable as it lets others down.
Clubs never run in the first and last weeks of term. (i.e Christmas, Easter, Summer.) Mrs Birch will inform families of forthcoming activities in the first week of the term, in readiness for start up in the second week of term.
Different activities are offered to particular age groups.
All boys and girls are welcome from the year groups indicated, (no waiting lists) providing they have returned a reply slip giving parental permission. Reply slips will indicate whether children will be collected, or will be making their own way home.
Clubs will not be cancelled in the event of bad weather – we will keep the children in school until the finishing time of the club unless you have indicated they are either making their own way home, or you choose to collect them at normal home time.
There are no after school clubs between October half-term and February half – term due to the darker nights, apart from Football, Netball and SSCO run activities which you will be informed about via the newsletter.
Clubs finish promptly at 4.15 p.m. (Please try not to be late if you are collecting your child, as the parent or teacher who has given time to run the club has to wait.)
Some clubs, e.g. art and craft or sewing may ask for a nominal contribution towards resources so that your child can keep his/ her creation. You will be informed via the weekly newsletter.
We rely on parents of children who are in school teams being available to help with ferrying around to fixtures at other schools. Staff will inform parents of this at the time.
Parents should wait for children on the parents’ waiting area or in the main entrance if it is raining. This is to avoid a situation where unknown adults can wander round school, threatening the safety of our children and security of the site. I expect all parents to adhere to this and not put staff in the uncomfortable position of having to ask parents to leave the building.
Our whole school community is indebted to the staff and parents who arrange these activities for our children, voluntarily without payment. Anyone who has a query or a concern about a club should see me, not the parent or member of staff involved.
Mrs P Birch.