School officially starts at 8.50am and it is a real commendation that so many families arrive in time to line up by 8.50am. Thank you!
Following half term our punctuality procedures will be fine-tuned. Once children have lined up and the last class entered School, the yard door will be closed. Simultaneously, Mr Moran will close the ‘Village’ gate and Mrs Lynch the ‘Castlesite’ gate. Although parents will be able to exit from these gates, no pupil will be admitted. All children arriving after this point should therefore only use the main entrance to school (through the Office entrance).
We have always monitored lates and have tried to assist parents where we can. From half term a slip will be given each time a late is recorded and if a pupil is late on three occasions we will be offering further support. Life is unpredictable and unexpected events do occur – we completely understand this which is why we are using 3 lates as a first trigger point.
Once again thank you to the large majority of families that begin the day promptly, allowing your child the best start for their learning and give their class to opportunity to celebrate ‘Most Punctual Class of the Week’ each Friday.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping learning at the centre of life at St Mary’s.