Collecting Children from School- Safety Procedures
To ensure the safeguarding of all children, it is essential that the school has a procedure in place for the safe collection of all children at the end of a school day, and guidance for parents/carers in the event of them being late/unable to collect their children.
The school expects children to be collected at the end of the school day, which is 3.30pm for all children across the school (11.45am for Foundation One morning session).
Children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage One are handed over to their parent/carer at the end of the school day. If an alternative collecting adult has been arranged, the office team MUST have been informed before children are dismissed to unknown adults. We also hold photos of collecting adults for when supply staff or Teaching Assistants are responsible for dismissing the class. At the end of the school day, we keep all young children on the carpet area so that they do not accidentally leave the school building. We ask that parents bear with us as it is an important safety aspect. Dismissing young children safely takes time.
Parents/carers may agree to allow children in Key Stage Two to leave the classroom without adult supervision as long as the class teacher has been made aware and the parent/carer has provided written confirmation of this to the school office.
If the person expected to collect the child is not there, the child will remain with, or return to the class teacher. Please discuss this with your child. Any child not collected within 10 minutes will be taken to the main entrance/office and if they are not collected by 3:45 they will be placed in wrap around care (a charge will be made).
If you would like to speak to your child’s teacher at the end of the day, please wait until all children have been collected so that staff can fulfil their duties without interruption.
Please refer to Guidance for Parents within this section for the procedure beyond this point.
Guidance for parents/carers in the event of a parent/carer not arriving to collect their child at the end of the school day
If a parent/carer does not arrive to collect their child at the end of the school day and the school has not been made aware of alternative arrangements, school will take the following steps:
The teacher will keep the child inside and ensure they are supervised.
Please note that a record is kept of all late collections