Parents Noticeboard and Support

Term Dates 2019 – 20

Times of School Day
Morning Session 9.15 -11.45 am
Lunch Time 11.45 -12.45 pm
Afternoon Session 12.45 -3.15 pm
School opens at 9.10 am to receive children.

Your Child’s Assessment

Discussion between you and the Headteacher will decide the number of sessions your child will attend. For pre-school children, between three and five half-days a week provide appropriate access to the learning opportunities available, but other arrangements can be made if necessary. For Reception aged children and older full time attendance is offered.

During the time your child is at Battledown, the staff will be closely observing their development.

These observations continue throughout your child’s stay with us and form the basis of the individual programme of objectives, towards which we will work. The objectives will be drawn from the Early Years Foundation Stage, a copy of which is available for you to see on request.

Each term the teachers will produce a summary of the special theme on which the school is working, together with suggestions for how you can be involved in learning at home. This feeling of working together between home and school is very effective in the learning process.
Further details about your child’s assessment can be found in the school’s policy document, “The Parent’s/Carer’s Role in the Assessment Process” under the ‘Document Centre’ on our website.

Your child will be a member of one of four mixed-age classes, whose teams are led by teachers.

The school curriculum provides a broad range of learning experiences for your child, which will be balanced and set at a pace and depth appropriate to their individual needs.

Admissions

Pupils are admitted to the school following a referral from the Local Authority.
This referral is made by one of 2 panels from the Local Authority who consider the reports and information submitted by a range of professionals including Preschool settings, Educational Psychologists, Advisory Skills Teachers, Health Professionals and Professionals from Social Services. Some pupils will already have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) before a referral is made to Battledown.
Once a request has been made to admit a pupil to the school a member of staff will contact parents or carers and make arrangements for them to visit if they have not already done so.
Following this visit the practical details will be arranged between the family and the school so that the pupil can have a successful and positive introduction to Battledown in a way which suits them and their family.
The Headteacher is always happy to meet with parents of children for who Battledown Centre for Children and Families may provide a suitable placement before any request is made. Any parent who would like the opportunity to gain information in this way should contact the school and ask to make a visit.

Free School Meals

For more information on Free School Meal please click the following link:
http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/educationgrants

School Dinner Menu

For children who stay for a cooked lunch. Please see this term’s menu.

Local Authority Transport

All Transport arrangements are supervised centrally by staff at Shire Hall who are responsible for placing the contracts with transport companies.

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Emergency School Closures

In the unlikely event of the school having to close – perhaps due to snow, power failure or sickness – there is a website to keep parents informed of the situation. Please log on to 
https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/closures/

Updates will also be made on local radio stations, such as, Radio Gloucestershire and Severn Sound together with a twitter feed @Glos_schools

Illness

If your child is ill.

Read more.

ParentPay

We use ParentPay here at the school as a preferred method of payment for school lunches. The link below will give you some further information.

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect and when. 

Click ‘Give your views’ to register and complete a survey to help your child’s school improve. 

Performance Information

Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-20 – Please click here – being updated
Pupil Premium Data 2018-19 – Please click here

PE Grant Data

For details on the PE Grant Data and Impact Analysis.

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557

Battledown Centre for Children & Families. Harp Hill, Cheltenham GL52 6PZ Tel: 01242 525472 • Fax: 01242 257557

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