Our School Day

Our School Day...

 

The School Day

The School opens at 9.05 am and closes at 3.20 pm. Lunch break is from 12.15 pm until 1.15 pm. Parents are asked to encourage their children to be punctual at all times.

Supervision of children begins at 8.55 am and ends at 3.30 pm. No child should arrive at school before 8.55 am, from which time a member of staff is on duty.

The school day is as follows:

Morning session

Infants 9.05am - 12.05pm

Juniors 9.05am - 12.15pm


Morning playtime

10.40am - 11.00am


Morning Session (Part-time)

9.05am - 11.05am

 

Afternoon session

1.15pm - 3.20pm

 

Children are encouraged to eat a fruit snack and to drink water during the school day.

 

Breakfast Club

This is a Welsh Government funded initiative. Pupils can attend Breakfast Club at no cost every morning from 8:20am to 8:50am, last entry being at 8:30am in order that breakfast can be served. We ask that this is booked at least a week in advance. Pupils will receive cereal and toast.

 

After School Club

This is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time, from the end of the school day until 4:30pm, at a cost of £3 per pupil per session. We ask that this is booked at least a week in advance in order that we can arrange staffing.

 

Absences

In Cosheston we want all of our pupils to achieve success, so it is important that parents do their best to support pupils in attending school for the full 190 days in an academic year, as stated in the Education (School Day and School Year) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2006.

Under the Education Act (1996), it is the responsibility of the parent to ensure that their son/daughter attend school and in the event of an absence a phone call on the morning of the first day of absence be made to school. If your child has a medical appointment, the appointment letter must be shown to the class teacher.

The school follows Pembrokeshire County Council's absence policy. Holidays of up to 10 days may be authorised in particular circumstances.

Regular school attendance is vital and missing school can have a significant impact on achievement over a one year period as illustrated below:

 

 

95-100% attendance

Best chance of success

Your child is taking full advantage of every learning opportunity.

90-95% attendance

At least 2 weeks of learning missed

Satisfactory. Your child may have to spend time catching up with work.

85-90% attendance

At least 4 weeks of learning missed

Your child may be at risk of underachieving and may need extra support from you to catch up with work.

80-85% attendance

 At least 5 1⁄2 weeks of learning missed

Your child’s poor attendance has a significant impact on learning.

Below 80% attendance

At least 71⁄2 weeks of learning missed

Your child is missing out on a broad and balanced education. You are at risk of prosecution.

 

Procedures Before and After School

Children should be in school no more than 10 minutes before school starts.

At the end of the school day if parents wish to meet their children, they may do so - the gate will be unlocked at the end of the school day.

If parents who normally meet their children at the end of the day are unable to do so, they must inform the school of any alternative arrangements.

If no-one arrives to meet pupils they will be told to report to the Head Teacher so that arrangements can be made to get them home safely.

 

 


Cosheston Church in Wales School

Point Lane

Cosheston

Pembroke Dock

Pembrokeshire SA72 4UN

Telephone 01646 683490

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