Parents

Grange Farm is a happy and caring primary school where the whole community work together to give our children the very best experiences and opportunities.

School Hours:

8.55 a.m. to 12.10 p.m. | 1.20 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. (EYFS)
8.55 a.m. to  12.20 p.m.  | 1.20 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.(KS1 & KS2)

School Sessions:

8.55 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. – First morning session
10.30 a.m. – 10.45 a.m. – Assembly
10.45 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. – Morning break
11.00 a.m. – 12.10/12.20 p.m. – Second morning session
12.10/12.20 p.m. – 1.20 p.m. – Lunch break
1.20 p.m. – 2.20 p.m. – First afternoon session
2.20 p.m. – 2.35 p.m. – Afternoon break
2.35 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. – Second afternoon session

Assemblies take place in the afternoon on Fridays but otherwise most days work to the times shown above.

Children in Reception do not have morning and afternoon breaks in the same way because they have continual access to our outdoor classroom.  They also attend fewer assemblies, gradually increasing their participation in whole school events as their confidence grows throughout the year.

Lunches

Hot meals, which are prepared on the premises, are available every day and are free to Foundation/KS1 pupils. There is a choice of healthy meals, including those for children with special diets. If parents prefer, children may bring a packed lunch. Lunch boxes should be secure and clearly marked with the child’s name. Children can also bring milk or a fruit drink to go with their lunch but containers must be unbreakable. Fizzy drinks and sweets should not be brought into school. Drinking water is always available. There is also the option of going home for lunch. Each class has a Supervisory Assistant who looks after the children during the lunch break both inside and outside.

Our lunch menu operates on a three-weekly cycle. The dates of the cycle for 2017/18 are shown below:

Week 1 – weeks beginning 04/09, 25/09, 16/10, 13/11, 04/12, 08/01, 29/01, 26/02, 19/03, 23/04, 14/05, 11/06, 02/07, 23/07

Week 2 – weeks beginning 11/09, 02/10, 30/10, 20/11, 11/12, 15/01, 05/02, 05/03, 26/03, 30/04, 21/05, 18/06, 09/07

Week 3 – weeks beginning 18/09, 09/10, 06/11, 27/11, 18/12, 22/01, 12/02, 12/03, 16/04, 07/05, 04/06, 25/06, 16/07

 

 School Menu Week One School Menu Week Two School Menu Week Three
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 Menu week 1

 Menu week 2

 Menu week 3

Uniform

Our school uniform colours are royal blue and grey.  Royal blue sweatshirts or sweat cardigans and white polo shirts, embroidered with the school name, can be bought from Andy Blair Sports & Schoolwear at Barker Butts Road. It is most important for children’s personal safety that they dress appropriately for school and wear sensible shoes. PE kit is black shorts, white t-shirt, pumps for Summer/indoor and black track suit and trainers for winter. No logo’s – just plain.

Children should not wear jewellery to school, with the exception of ear studs, simple watches and certain items of particular and recognised religious significance.  All children’s clothes should be named.  This enables staff and parents to identify lost items.

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Security & Safety

Children’s safety is paramount and the school has security fencing around the grounds and the only access to the school building and grounds during school hours is via the secure main entrance lobby. All visitors sign in electronically with photo before admittance. A member of staff is on playground duty in both the infant and the junior playgrounds from 8.45 a.m. until the start of the school day, as well as during the normal school playtimes. During the day, as well as staff on playground duty there is a member of staff on duty inside who is the designated first aider. Termly fire practices are carried out with the children and staff, and all fire fighting equipment is checked annually. The entire school is covered by a security alarm system which is directly linked to Coventry City Council’s Rapid Response Team.

Staff Roles

Office Staff Mrs L Boyce
Mrs E Smith

 

Senior Leadership Team Headteacher Mr Martin Ledgard
Deputy Headteacher Mrs Jasminder Sahota
EYFS / Year 1 Phase Leader Mrs M Parker
Year 2 / 3 Phase Leader Miss E Pennington
Year 4 / 5 / 6 Phase Leader Mrs C Matthews

 

Teachers Reception – RP Mrs M Parker
Reception – RW Miss K Wookey
Year 1 – 1W Mrs E Whateley
Year 1 – 1K Mrs R Kumar
Year 2 – 2S Miss J Sargent
Year 2 – 2L Miss S Lewis
Year 3 – 3M Mrs L Morris
Year 3 – 3H Mr D Higginson
Year 4 – 4S Miss K Smith
Year 4 – 4C Mrs A Corbould
Year 5 – 5M Mrs C Matthews
Year 5 – 5D Mrs C Dismorr
Year 6 – 6P Miss E Pennington

 

Teaching Assistants Mrs J Bird Mrs I Chmiel-Tigbe
Mrs J Choongh Mrs A Clarke
Mrs D Corkish Mrs W Dixon
Mrs A Driscoll Mrs M Gorman
Mr D Jones Mrs K Pemberton
Mrs K Poulton Mrs G Smith
Miss A Sands Mrs J Thomas
Mrs A Trotman Mrs J Weaver
Learning Mentor Mrs M Heath

 

Lunchtime Supervision and Breakfast Club staff Learning Mentor Mrs M Heath
Lunchtime Supervisors Mrs G Bains Mrs F Bibi
Mrs J Choongh Mrs K Helesova
Mrs J Miah Mrs S Shahjahan
Mrs V Sihota Mrs K Vaidya
Mrs J Bird Mrs V Berrill
Mrs R Kaur Mrs B Gopal
Mrs R Shyamalan Mrs G Reed
Ms K Waiser Mrs K Stone
Breakfast Club Mrs V Bambrick Mrs G Reed

 

Site Services Officer Mr S Ell

 

Roles and Responsibilities Designated Safeguarding Leads Mr M Ledgard, Mrs J Sahota and
Mrs M Heath
SENCO Mrs J Sahota
Educational Visits Coordinator Mr M Ledgard
Dual Language Learners Coordinator Mrs J Sahota
Art Subject Lead Mr D Higginson
Computing Subject Lead Miss J Sargent
D&T Subject Lead Mrs R Kumar
Geography Subject Lead Mr M Ledgard
History Subject Lead Miss L Morris
English Subject Lead Mrs C Dismorr
Maths Subject Lead Miss E Pennington
MFL Subject Lead Miss K Wookey
Music Subject Lead Mrs M Parker
PSHE Subject Lead Mrs C Matthews
PE Subject Lead Mrs E Whateley
RE Subject Lead Mrs A Corbould
Science Subject Lead Miss S Lewis

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities can provide a range of opportunities for children to take genuine responsibility and some children respond more positively in this context.  It is, therefore, important for the school to consider the whole range of experiences offered to pupils to ensure children have every chance to make a commitment/contribution to the school as a community.

These vary at different times of the year. During the autumn and winter months school sports include football, rugby, netball and cross-country running.  Practices and fixtures take place at lunch time, weekends or immediately after school.   During the summer, rounders and athletics are the predominant sports. Short tennis and basketball are very popular year-round activities and qualified instructors lead these sessions.

The school has an excellent hall and a good-sized playing field to enable these activities to take place.

We are proud of our successes in music and provide excellent provision for musical activities.  Recorder groups are arranged as extra-curricular activities during the lunch breaks.

Computers are used during breaks in addition to their use in lesson time.

We currently offer Punjabi classes as an extra-curricular activity. We also offer an IT club, dance, zumba and cheerleading. These classes are arranged according to age and the activities are led by outside agencies. Some of these classes therefore involve a cost to those participating.

We have two outside quiet areas, which enable children to participate in quiet activities at playtime such as chess, draughts, snakes and ladders or drawing. Other children can join in more active games with balls, stilts, hopscotch or other playtime games

School Clubs

Lunchtime After School
Monday Dance
Just Dance (DJ) – All
Running Club – All
Y3H Library
Football (Girls) – Y3-6
Tuesday Tennis Y3-6
Football – Y3-4
Glee Club – Y3-5
Recorders
Zumba – Y1-2
Y3D Library
Multiskills Year 4 to 6
ICT Club – Y4-6
Wednesday Play Leaders
Basketball – Y3-6
Drama (AS) – Y3-6
Story Time (AB) – R-2
Y4C Library
ICT Club Y2-3
Sports Leaders – Y6
Thursday Multi Skills – Y3-4
Tennis – Y1-2
Forest Activities (KP) – Y1-6
Y4D Library
Netball – Y5-6
Football – Y2
Punjabi
Friday Cheerleading – Y1-6
Play Leaders
Football – Y5-6
Colour & Chat (AS) – Y4-6
Y5/6 Library
Punjabi
Football – Y5-6
Guitar Thursday a.m.
Drums Monday p.m.
Piano Tuesday all day

Friday a.m.

Useful Links

Support Sport

www.coventry.gov.uk/pas

Wrap Around Care

WELCOME TO FUN FOR KIDS

WHO WE ARE

Fun for Kids is an independent provider of before and after school care for pupils of Grange Farm Primary School.

OUR AIM

Our aim is to provide good quality childcare for children aged 4 to 11 years. We provide a welcoming, stimulating, and safe environment with lots of opportunities for children to play. Children are encouraged to develop positive relationships with each other.

PLAY

Fun For Kids provides a vast range of activities for children to play with. All activities are adapted to the age and ability of a child’s development. A variety of toys and games are available for the children to choose from.

We have the use of the hall for sporting activities. We also make good use of the outside play areas which consists of the playground, large playing field and a quiet resting area.

The children take an active part in deciding on the activities we provide for them. They are also encouraged to evaluate the routine of the day.

BREAKFAST / AFTERNOON SNACK

Breakfast and afternoon snack is provided by us, comprising of apple or orange juice, a sandwich, toast, pitta, crumpets or crackers with various toppings. Water is available at all times.

DAILY SESSIONS & FEES

Before school 8.00am to 8.55am £3.25

After School 3.30pm to 6.00pm £7.00

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

A full copy of our policies and procedures are on display on our notice board. They include EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES / BEHAVIOUR / HEALTH AND SAFETY / INDOOR & OUTDOOR PLAY / COLLECTION OF CHILDREN / SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN / COMPLAINTS / PARENTAL / ADMISSION / SPECIAL NEEDS & DISABILITY. A full copy of all our policies can be seen on our notice board

STAFF

Fun For Kids employs qualified and experienced staff. Our staff team are committed to providing quality play opportunities for children ensuring children’s individual needs are met.

CONTACT DETAILS

Tracey Russell-Brookes on 07940128172

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The school uses this company for parents to pay for lunches and trips without the need for cash being held in school. Please support this initiative and sign up using the link below – click on new user tab if you are registering.

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Free School Meals

You may be entitled to free school meals for your child if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • An income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190

You should claim free school meals if entitled even if you do not intend to use them or if your child already receives free school meals because they are in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 as it means extra funding for your school.

To apply for free school meals please visit Free School Meals and apply online.

You will need to do this within two weeks of the date that your child is due to start school. If you submit your application after this, we will only be able to award this from the date that you submit your application.

If you do not have access to the internet at home you can visit your local library or failing that you can visit the Customer Service Centre in the city centre (next to River Island) Monday-Friday 9-5pm to use the computers to apply online.

  Useful Links

We hope you will find these links useful to you.

Coventry City Council Schools
Coventry City Council’s web pages containing information about Coventry Schools and related issues.

Ofsted
The Office for Standards in Education, where you can read school inspection reports and find information about the organisation and the inspection process.

DirectGov – Schools
Find information about schools, childcare and nurseries, including School Profiles.

DirectGov: Parents
Lots of information from the government on parenting issues, such as having a baby, money issues, family and the law, adoption issues, bullying, child care, health, and much more.

DfES
The Department for Children, Schools and Families: creating opportunity, releasing potential and achieving excellence.

SchoolsNet
The No. 1 schools guide for parents, and by parents.

www.bbc.co.uk/children
News, revision and useful sites for children.

Friends of Dol y Moch
A charity set up to support Coventry’s outdoor centre in Snowdonia.

 parentview  Link to the parentview ofsted page.

DfE  Click the icon for a link to the DfE Compare Schools site

eSafety

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The NCA’s CEOP Command (formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

NSPCC
Helpful advice and tools you can use to help keep your child safe whenever and wherever they go online.

 

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Resources for protecting your children from abuse online.

The presentation above was shared with parents during November 2016 with the intention of raising awareness about this crucial topic.  Our children are growing up in what is an increasingly digital world and they need to be equipped with the skills required to make the most of it and to protect themselves from the potential dangers.

The presentation runs through the possible concerns, what we do as a school, what parents can do at home and where you can find additional help.

If you want to know more about eSafety or are interested in attending a future parental workshop along similar lines, please let us know.

Homework

All children in the school have regular homework but it is vital to remember that at Primary School this requires a high level of parental interaction.

In Key Stage 1, children will practise reading, phonics and spelling regularly, and Mathematics homework is sent home when appropriate.

Key Stage 2 children also have reading, spelling, multiplication tables and Mathematics homework.  Research for Science, History, Geography, Religious Education, or Art may be required.

Children having extra support through the Special Needs Programme will be sent additional weekly homework and any child learning a musical instrument, including the recorder, is expected to practise on a regular basis.  It is hoped parents will encourage their children in these tasks and share their interest. Regular advice is sent home to parents giving information about the expectations for homework in the relevant year group.

Pastoral Care and Discipline

Our “Behaviour Policy” outlines the practice at the school. It gives details of specific school rules and sanctions, and is available upon request from the school office.

Pupils at the school are involved in the identification of acceptable/ unacceptable behaviour, and in the drawing up of specific rules.   For the benefit of pupils new to the school, and as a general reminder, the Headteacher will regularly draw children’s attention to expected standards of behaviour.

A summary of some of the significant points in the document is included in the extract below.

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