St Thomas CofE Primary Academy believes in creating a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment for all the children trusted in its care. The school believes that a safe social atmosphere helps children of all ages to develop their social skills and confidence.
In order to help and support parents, the school aims to provide an affordable and convenient wraparound care. Breakfast and After School Care are made available to children aged 2 to 11, allowing parents more flexibility with their working hours.
The school also provides numerous extracurricular clubs and activities as a method of developing children’s social, behavioural and academic skills. All clubs and activities are conducted to the same high standard as that of the educational provision.
Wraparound and extracurricular clubs and activities, may include provision by external providers – appropriate safeguarding procedures will be followed with regards to these.
Before any child can access the before and after school club they must first complete a registration form which can be obtained from the front office.
All pupils can access breakfast club from 7:30 each day. Year 1- Year 6 enter school via the front door. Nursery and Reception pupils enter the nursery classroom via the outside door. Pupils are registered on entry by a member of staff and parents do not enter the room.
After School Club:
After School Club places need to be booked each half term on the form that is sent out to parents/carers. All places in the after-school club must be booked no later than Friday of the previous week using either the booking form or by contacting the school office.
The EYFS after school numbers are currently capped at 13 and the After School club places for years 1-6 are capped at 20 on a Mon-Thurs and 10 on a Friday.
The school will operate a first come first served basis for places.
All children booked into the After School club will be taken to the club by staff from their class and signed in. Any pupils who are scheduled to attend but have not turned up will be checked by speaking the teacher in charge of the class to ensure they have been safely collected.
Due to staffing ratios no child can be accepted into Care Club if a place has not been booked for them. If a child has not been collected then the DSL will follow the failure to collect procedures for the school.
Pupil information is stored on the internal record keeping system and paper files kept in the school office.