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11th October 2018

48 Hour Rule regrading sickness

48 Hour Rule

From time to time children are sick (vomit) either at home or at school. Unfortunately, it is not possible to distinguish between the causes, and therefore it is essential that the same rule of exclusion applies in all cases of vomiting or diarrhoea.

In the Health Protection Agency document, “Guidelines for the Control of Infection and Communicable Disease in School and Early Years Settings”, the guidance is:

Diarrhoea and Vomiting exclusion:

Diarrhoea and/or vomiting commonly affects children and staff and can be caused by a number of different germs, including viruses, parasites and bacteria. Infections can be easily spread from person to person (by unwashed hands), especially in children. In general, it is recommended that any staff member or child with diarrhoea and/or vomiting symptoms must stay away or be excluded from the school or early years setting until they have been free of symptoms for 48 hours (the ‘48 hour rule’) and feel well. Personal hygiene whilst ill must be very strict.

 If your child is sick at school, we will ask you or your emergency contact to take your child home. They should not return for 48 hours. We appreciate that this is inconvenient in many cases, and you may not believe your child is ill, but you will appreciate that we do this in all cases and it should reduce the risk of infection for all children in school. As an example, if your child is sick at lunchtime on a Wednesday, they should not return to school until after lunch on Friday, provided there have not been any further episodes of vomiting.

 Thank you for your understanding with this. Further guidance on infection control may be found here: http://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/Guidance_on_infection_control_in%20schools_poster.pdf

29th September 2018

Harvest Festival

Our Harvest Festival will be on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 in All Saints Benhilton Church at the following times:

EYFS & KS 1 at 9:15am

KS 2 at 2pm

 This year we are supporting Sutton Night Watch.

They are a Sutton based charity who support and raise awareness for the homeless people within the London Borough of Sutton and surrounding areas.

If you wish to find out more information then please see the following link http://suttonnightwatch.com/

The charity would be grateful for the usual food donations, including: crisps, chocolate bars, cereal bars, biscuits, cans of drinks.

They would also be very grateful for any essential items you could donate, such as: socks, thermal underwear, toiletries, torches, sleeping bags. 

Donations may be sent into school on Monday and Tuesday. 

 We look forward to seeing you there.

6th July 2018

Year 6 Leavers' Service

On Friday 20th July, at 9:30 am, we will be holding our annual Year 6 Leavers’ Service in All Saints Benhilton Church.

This is the first one to be led by our incumbent Fr. David and we are delighted to say that he has had some wonderful ideas for making this service even more special for our Year 6 children.

We have decided that we would like the whole school to attend the service which will be dedicated to our Year 6 Leavers. Having all the children in the church means we cannot accommodate inviting all parents to attend. Therefore, starting from this year, the service will be for Year 6 parents only.

After the service all children will return to school until school finshes at 1:30pm. 

21st June 2018

Pupil Premium Grant Coffee Morning

Please join us for a coffee morning in school on Wednesday 27th June 2018 from 9.00 am – 10.30 am to discuss whether you are eligible for additional funding for your child through the Pupil Premium Grant.

If you are in receipt of any of the following benefits:

Income Support

Jobseeker’s Allowance (Income Based)

Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)

Child Tax Credit (but not Working Tax Credit) and your annual gross income (as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) is not more than £16,190

Working Tax Credit Run-on – paid for four weeks after your stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit

Universal Credit

Support under part six of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

The guaranteed element of Pension Credit

Your child may be able to receive additional teaching support and other benefits. Please bring your national insurance number with you and we will be able to support you through the process. If you cannot make the coffee morning please let the school office know and we can make alternative arrangements.

15th June 2018

Refugee Week

18th June- 24th June is Refugee Week.

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20th June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and encourages a better understanding between communities. This year we are celebrating Refugee Week through different activities through the week.

As part of the week we are doing some fundraising for our two charities the British Red Cross and Help Refugees UK. Here is how you can support us: