Drop-off and Collection
At the beginning and end of the academy day, parents are encouraged into the playground. This helps to build up a close relationship between home and the academy – we want to have good links with all parents.
Children must not be left in the playground unsupervised. If normal arrangements have to be altered (eg. you are delayed or another person is collecting your child), please let the class teacher know or call the academy office on 01922 721323. This avoids any confusion or upset.
Lunchtime / Free School Meals
Lunchtime is from 12 noon to 1:15pm. Children may have a school meal or bring a packed lunch. We encourage children to make healthy food choices and ask that packed lunches do not just contain crisps or chocolate / sweets.
Children must not bring in any glass bottles or cans.
Please contact the academy office to let us know of any alterations to a child’s normal pattern of meals.
The cost of a meal is £2.15 (milk 20p extra). Money should be put in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class and be handed in weekly or daily to the class teacher. Any money handed in late should be put in an envelope in the box outside the office.
Health & Safety
At Reedswood E-ACT Primary Academy we have a proactive approach to health & safety. This is not intended as a barrier to the learning process, but to enable us to learn in a safe environment.
Adults in School
The safety and well-being of our pupils and staff at Reedswood E-ACT Primary Academy is important and we want every child and staff member to feel safe in their learning and working environment.
We have very robust safeguarding procedures in place and do not allow any visitor to wander freely around the academy, unless accompanied by an up to date DBS and photo ID.
All the adults who work within our academy have to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and will not be allowed to work with children until this is complete.
All our staff receives Safeguarding training on a regular basis and we have designated Safeguarding Officers and a Safeguarding Lead.
Visitors & Volunteers
We ask all our visitors and volunteers to sign in with the office, where we have a secure sign in process, Photo ID will be requested; they will receive a badge which must be worn at all times whilst they are in academy.
All our support staff within the academy are first aid trained and we have a number of paediatric first aiders. We also have 2 members if staff with the higher qualification (first aiders at work certificate).
Your child will bring home a letter should they have a bump or graze.
On the unlikely event of a more serious accident, the appropriate medical care would be called and you would be contacted immediately to inform you of the incident.
We will endeavour to keep our school open at all times, however there are occasions that we cannot predict e.g. Weather and equipment breakdown. If there are any such occasions we keep our families informed by text message, school website and the local radio stations.
Parents are urged to keep us informed of any changes to their phone numbers.
Local radio stations
Free Radio (Black Country 97.2 fm)
Heart FM (100.7 fm)
BBC Radio WM (95.6 fm)