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Our  website aims to give you a taster of our school, as well as providing up-to-date information for parents, pupils and the wider community. We use our home page to share our latest messages and  we work hard to ensure all other information is easy to find from this page.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.

 

Otters Class Assembly

We are unable to invite you into school to watch our assemblies but you can watch them on the website. Simply by clicking on the link below the post.

In the weeks following their assesmbly, the assembly video for each class will also be stored on the class webpage and our assemblies page.

File icon: mp4 otters.mp4 [mp4 215MB] Click to download

Parent Governor 

24th September 2020 

Dear Parent/Carer, 

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTION 

As we currently have one vacancy for a Parent Governor, we have begun the procedure to gather nominations for this post.  As a parent of a child at this school you can either nominate yourself or, with their permission, another parent, to stand for this position.  

Governing Bodies play an important role in the life of the school and it is a role which carries with it responsibility. Whilst the day to day running of the school is the responsibility of the Head Teacher, all Governing Bodies support the Head Teacher through three core strategic functions: 

  • Ensuring the clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction of the school; 

  • Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils; and 

  • Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent. 

Whilst no special or specific qualifications are needed to be a Governor, we aim to ensure that we have a range of skills and knowledge represented on the Governing Body. The most important thing for any Governor is to have a keen interest in the work of the school in its widest sense, have a desire to serve the needs of the children of the school and to be prepared to play an active part in both the school’s and the Governing Body’s work.  Training is available for all Governors and this Governing Board has an expectation that those new to being a Governor attend free induction training by County. 

All Governors will be expected to attend at least six set meetings, all of which are held during the school day. Meeting dates are set at the beginning of the academic year. Governors will be responsible for at least one area of the school’s work and to visit school to meet with teachers (due to Covid we are currently working remotely) and prepare joint reports for the full Governing Body relating to those areas of responsibility.  

The enclosed sheet summarises the circumstances under which someone cannot serve as a Governor.  In addition, parents/carers who have paid employment in the school for 500 or more hours per academic year or who are elected members of the Local Authority are not eligible to stand in these elections.  Nominations must be from parents or carers with children at the school on the day that nominations close. 

If you would like to stand for election please complete the enclosed nomination form and return it, via email, to the school office no later than 9.00 am on Friday 9th October 2020. You may also include a short personal statement  to support your nomination, which should be no longer than 250 words.  Self-nominations will be accepted, but if you are nominating another parent please ensure that you seek their prior consent. 

If there are more nominations than vacancies an election will be by secret ballot.  If that is necessary, voting papers will be sent to all parents together with details of the ballot procedure. 

Yours faithfully, 

Tracy Girling 

Returning Officer

File icon: docx Parent Governor Nomination Form [docx 382KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Qualifications & Disqualifications.pdf [pdf 347KB] Click to download

School Admissions- September 2021

Starting infant/primary school

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you will need to apply for a school place in a Reception class for September 2022.  This information applies to children who attend our nursery as well as other children in the community  The application window closes 15 January 2021.

Transfer to junior school

You will need to apply for a place in year three for September 2022 if your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 and currently attends an infant school

The application window closes 15 January 2021

Further information about admissions  to our school is avaiable on the 'About our School' section of our school website.

After School Clubs for Year One and Year Two 

Our clubs for Key Stage one children will begin on Thursday 24th September and will run every Thursday after school for four weeks.

Children will remain in their class bubble for their club and each week they will have a different focus for the theme of the club. The class teacher will decide these themes with the children in their class.

To ensure that we limit the number of adults on the site at any one time we will have a staggered collection at the end of the day.After school club for Year One children will run from 2.40-3.40 and for Year Two children will run from 2.50-3.50.

Should my child attend school?

The Government expect all children to attend school in line with our normal attendance regulations i.e. unless they are unwell or have another authorised absence.

Please be aware that your child should not attend school if

  • they have symptoms of coronavirus. 
  • they have had a positive coronavirus test result themselves, or are self-isolating while awaiting results of a test.
  • they are self isolating because a member of their family has symptoms or confirmed coronavirus.
  • your family are in 14 days quarantine following a holiday abroad.

It is very important that if your child is not attending school as a result of these coronavirus reasons you contact us so that we can 

(1) ensure the correct Public Health England procedures are followed.

(2) we can arrange remote education resources for your child, in line with Government instructions.

File icon: pdf Letter_from_PHE_and_NHS_Test_and_Trace_to_school_and_college_leaders.pdf [pdf 112KB] Click to download

Family Worker Drop In sessions

Family Worker drop in sessions in Caradon, are being reinstated, virtually.

They will run weekly for 2 hours each Tuesday morning, between 09:30 – 11:30, starting Tuesday 15th September.

People will be able to book a 30 minute slot through the FH admin Caradon.FamilyHubs@cornwall.gov.uk

If you have difficulty viewing the website please use your internet search engine to search for us and then you will get the most up to date version of the site.

We update our website regualrly, if you need any support finding a website page or resource that  you have previously used please contact us via - website@torpoint-inf.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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