1. How do I know how well my child is doing in school?
Every term we hold parents evenings which you will be invited to attend. You can speak to your child’s class teacher at the end of the school day or by prior appointment. We ask that you wait until the teacher has dismissed all of the children to ensure safeguarding. Any member of the leadership team will discuss your concerns:
Nursery/ EYFS: Mrs G Chilton
Years One and Two: Mrs G Chilton
Years Three, Four, Five and Six: Mr D Camps
Inclusion Lead (SEN): Mr D Coyne
2. What can I do to support my child’s learning?
Throughout your child’s time at Mansfield Green regular workshops will be held to help you to understand the way that they are being taught phonics, reading, writing and maths. We also offer workshops in homework support, e-safety and assessment.
If you feel that you would like to discuss helping your child at home then please speak with your child’s class teacher, who will be happy to share ideas and strategies with you.
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3. What before and after school care do you provide?
Free Magic Breakfast for All!
We want every child at Mansfield Green Academy to start the day on time, settled and ready to learn. There is now lots of evidence that a healthy, filling breakfast is really important for children to make the most of their time at school. Research last year showed that children make better progress at schools offering a healthy breakfast!
That’s why breakfast club is available to all our pupils, every day, free of charge! We would be delighted if your child will join us to eat, chat and play with friends, so they are settled and ready to concentrate when school starts.
The breakfast provision will be held in the main hall; children can arrive any time between 8am - 8:30 am and will be offered a selection of healthy breakfast options: (a variety of cereals, porridge oats, bagels, juice, milk, etc.) What a fantastic way to start the day! For more information, please contact Miss Huggins.
This free breakfast provision is supported by Magic Breakfast, a charity dedicated to ensuring that every child starts their school day with the right breakfast as fuel for learning. We have sporting activities daily including football, bench ball, hockey etc. These sessions are delivered by our Sports Coaches.
We also offer an after school club which runs from 3:30- 5:00 pm at a cost of £7 per hour.
In addition to this we also provide some after school sports clubs which cover a range of activities: many of them are provided free of charge. The access to these clubs is dependent on age and availability.
4. I want to take my child on holiday during term time, would I be allowed?
Following government advice, the school has a strict absence in term time policy: unless the circumstances are extreme, pupils will not be granted permission to go on holiday. Holidays taken in term time that have not been sanctioned by the Headteacher will be registered as an unauthorised absence on your child’s attendance record. If the length of absence is extensive we cannot guarantee your child’s place. Long term absences affect children in a number of ways: If children do not attend school regularly they often find it difficult to catch up. In addition, poor attendance affects a child’s ability to form and keep friendships; a vital part of growing up.
5. How safe is my child at school?
We have a strict policy of who can and cannot collect children from school. We will only allow an adult to collect your child if they are named on the contact list and with an agreed password. If you require a different adult to collect your child due to extenuating circumstances we would expect you to inform the office and the class teacher with their full name and their relationship to the child, a password will then be shared for this adult on the day of notification. If the child appears distressed or unwilling to go we will not let them leave the school premises.
Mansfield Green, like all primary schools, endeavours to keep your child safe at all times, however children do have accidents. We will inform you of any first aid given and who delivered the first aid via a medical slip.
If a child has had a blow to the head resulting in bruising or a lump we will inform you on the telephone to advise you to collect the child. Only on vary rare occasions do we need to phone for an ambulance. A member of leadership will remain in loco-parentis until you arrive.
Please see our Safeguarding and Medical policies for further information.
6. What is the school uniform at Mansfield Green?
7. My child has a diagnosis of a medical condition can I apply for a place at your school?
If mainstream education is best for your child then Mansfield Green is the place to be.
If a child has a medical need we would seek advice and support from outside agencies as appropriate. Using SEN funding we would be able to supply the necessary resources required and ensure that any extra adult support is provided. Regular meetings with the Inclusion Leader (Mr Pryer) would be made.
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