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26/02/2021

Return to school (Primary)

Friday, 26th February 2021


RE: RETURN TO SCHOOL


Dear Parent,
I am looking forward to all our young pupils returning to school on Monday, 8th March, and I am sure that as parents you are as excited to hand them back over to us. I felt it an opportune time to remind all parents of the schools’ expectations for your child and I would ask you to spend the next few days preparing them for their return so that it can be as smooth and uneventful as possible.


Uniform expectations: please see the information below as to how the school expects your child to be dressed so that they are ready to learn as soon as they arrive in school. There will be no deviations from these expectations.


PRIMARY UNIFORM
The Accredited Supplier of St George’s C of E Foundation School Uniform and PE kit is:
The Schoolwear Centre, 56 Addington Street, Margate Kent CT9 1QS


BLAZER Navy blue with badge
TIES Navy blue ties with school logo and 3 single stripes in house colours
FOOTWEAR Plain BLACK shoes appropriate for school use. Black trainers are not acceptable.
TROUSERS Black school trousers
SHIRT Plain white
PULLOVER Navy blue V-necked pullover with School logo. (Optional)
CARDIGAN Navy blue with School logo (Optional)
SKIRT Navy skirt with red piping and box pleats (Knee Length)
SOCKS Plain black
TIGHTS Plain black
COAT Dark coloured school coat


N.B. Trainers and boots are not allowed, pupils will be asked to change into a pair of plimsolls provided by the school. Refusal may result in isolation or being sent home.
Further information on expectations can be found on the school website:
/295/uniform-expectations
PRIMARY PE KIT

  • Navy with red panels Sports top Reversible with house colour
  • Navy shorts with red side panel
  • Black plimsolls and trainers.
  • Football socks with Navy and White hoops
  • Navy Joggers with School Logo (Optional)
  • Navy Sweatshirt with school Logo (Optional)
  • Additional Items—all pupils:
  • Book bag with school logo
  • PE bag with school logo
  • Water Bottle

Please ensure that all children bring their PE kits in to school on Monday, 8th March.


ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
I would ask that all parents ensure that they deliver their child to the school external gates on time every morning. There are two separate drop off times in order to ease congestion and to avoid too many parents meeting in one area.

  • 8.30am-8.40am – KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) arrival and straight into school from the main gates.
  • 8.40am-8.50am – Reception and KS1 (Years R, 1 and 2) arrival and straight into school from the main gates.
  • Pick up will start at 2.45pm for Reception and KS1.
  • Pick up will start at 2.55pm for KS2 and siblings.

Arriving late to school can cause your child to become anxious or worried and does not prepare them well for the start of their day. Any child that does arrive late will be asked to wait until all other year groups have entered the school so that we are as careful as possible and do not mix the PODS.


Collection times are also staggered for safety reasons and we ask that you are not late on these occasions either. There will be the facility to collect younger siblings at the later collection time of 2.55pm should you have older children in the school. When entering the school premises and waiting around to drop your child off in the morning we request that all adults and children over the age of 11 are wearing a face covering. This way, we are all working together to protect those in our school community.
May I also once again remind all parents, at drop off and collection, that you park legally in the vicinity of the school. It is unsafe and illegal to park on double yellow lines or on the pavement and I am imploring you to leave plenty of time so that it is not necessary to park in a way that may well endanger one of our children. I am sure you would all agree with me that the safety of everyone in our school community is of paramount importance.


BEHAVIOUR EXPECTATIONS
All children need boundaries and consistency and therefore as parents I am asking that you remind your child of the Consequence System we have at St George’s to ensure that all children have equal opportunities to learn. There is a Ready to Learn Chart in all classes and this is used regularly by the teachers in order to help support all the children to make the right choices.


Details of the Primary C System can be found on our website and I ask that as parents you review this procedure with your child over the next few days so that from the 8th March the focus for all teachers can be on settling the children back into their routine and teaching them without any unnecessary disruption. The most important aspect for the children on their return is to focus on the positives, and to look at rewards they can earn as a result of their determination to achieve, and to follow the five Christian values that are embedded into their daily lives as a part of the St George’s community.


CANTEEN
From Monday, 8th March hot meals will be available every day for all children. Should you wish your child to have a hot meal and they are not entitled to receive a free school meal then please ensure that these meals are paid for via Parent Pay. The new Menu will be emailed to you by Friday, 5th March.


TEACHER CONTACT
Staff are unable to engage in conversations at drop off and collection times. If you have a concern or a question for the class teacher, then please continue to email PrimaryAdmin@st-georgescofe-thanet.kent.sch.uk and we will ensure that these messages reach the relevant member of staff.


Many thanks in advance once again for your continued support,


Kind regards
Mrs Judy Wreford
Head of Primary / Whole School Designated Safeguarding Lead