If you are considering taking your child/ren out of school during term time you will need to complete a request form and send into school at least two weeks prior to the absence. Forms are available from the office or to download (bottom of page).
If your child suffers from asthma please ensure there is an inhaler (named) in school at all times, remember to ask your doctor for an extra prescription. The inhalers are kept in each classroom and parents are asked to check regularly that there is sufficient medication in the inhaler and that it is in date.
Cartons of milk are available at break-time. Orders and payments are made directly to Cool Milk at School. Children under the age of five and those in receipt of free school meals are entitled to free milk, however, parents still need to contact Cool Milk at School. Forms are available from the school office or contact them directly at www.coolmilk.com.
For those not wanting milk, water is acceptable and available. Children can bring in non-spill drinking bottles to drink from during lessons or at break. Bottles can also be refilled from the chilled/filtered water dispenser.
Other drinks are not allowed except with lunch.
There is no legal duty which requires school staff to administer medication; this is a voluntary role (The Department for Education and Employment, 1996)
Parents are encouraged to ask their doctor to prescribe medication in dose frequencies such that it can be taken out of school hours. If this is not possible then the medication must be brought into school in a container labelled with the child's name, the name and dose of the drug, the frequency of administration and, if necessary, an appropriate spoon. A consent form must also be completed and signed by a parent, this form can be collected from the school office or downloaded (bottom of page). Some members of staff at Cam Everlands have volunteered to give prescribed medication. However, if the school staff do not volunteer or it is not practical to support administering the prescribed medicine, then parents will need to make arrangements to come into school to administer. Please note 'over the counter' medicines will not be administered by school staff and again parents will have to make arrangements should they wish to administer these non-prescribed medicines e.g Calpol and throat sweets.
There are currently two visiting instrument teachers. Pupils can learn the violin or ukelele from Year 2 onwards, and from Year 3 the keyboard/piano or guitar. Some of the instruments can be hired (fee payable) from the County Council, or children can use their own. The school has some guitars available to loan out. Tuition fees are also payable directly to the tutor. Contact the school office for more details.
Our preferred method of payment is via ParentPay. Please ask at the office for your activation codes.
All cash/cheques should be sent into school in a sealed envelope along with the signed permission slip if one is required. Please write on the envelope the pupil(s) name, class and purpose of payment.
Cheques, unless stated otherwise, should be made payable to: GLOUCESTESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
School meals are payable in advance via ParentPay
Breakfast Club is payable in advance via ParentPay
Everlanders is payable to in advance via ParentPay
White t-shirt; navy shorts; trainers - with fastenings that the children can do themselves
Juniors may have lessons on wet grass so old trainers are ideal. Also, some of their PE lessons are likely to be outside in the cold, so navy joggers, long socks and a sweatshirt to be kept in their PE bags is recommended.
PE kit needs to be in school at all times, kept in a royal blue drawstring bag, in the cloakroom. Draw-string bags are required as they are not too big and can be easily hung from the pegs.
Please label everything that comes into school.
Ear-studs must be removed for all PE lessons (including swimming lessons). If you child is not able to to this themselves please remove them at home prior to coming to school.
Swimming: Lessons are held at Dursley Pool and they request that children do not wear bikinis or shorts; that long hair is tied back/hat worn; ear-studs removed; goggles may be worn provided they are adjusted correctly for the child and that they know how to wear and remove them.