Email · secretary@ditton-inf.kent.sch.uk
Tel · 01732 844 107
Address · Ditton Infant School, Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 6EB

Parents

Welcome to the Parent’s Area. We aim to make this area as useful as possible for you as a parent so we will be adding content here regularly. Here you will find Term Dates, Calendar of Events, Newsletters, PTFA events and our admissions policy. We welcome your feedback, so if you have a suggestion or would like further information on a particular area then do please contact us.

Term Dates

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Calendar of Events 2018-2019

 

 

Term 1

3rd & 4th Sept Staff Development Days – no children in school
5th Sept First day of the Autumn Term – children return to school
10th– 21st  Sept New entrants in school part-time
19th Sept – 9.00am Parent Forum Meeting
21st Sept Jean for Genes Day
24th Sept Gold and Silver Class children start full time
24th Sept After-school clubs begin for Years 1 and 2
2nd Oct Kent Messenger ‘First Class’ photos of Year R children
2nd Oct Individual school photos for children plus afterschool family photos (more details to follow)
9th Oct – 2.40pm Year 2 Harvest Celebration and ‘Meet the Teacher’
10th Oct – 2.40pm Year 1 Harvest Celebration and ‘Meet the Teacher’
11th Oct – 2.15pm Year R Stay & Play Harvest Celebration
16th Oct – 3.30-6.30pm Parent Consultations
18th Oct – 3.30-6.30pm Parent Consultations
19th Oct Last day of term
 

Term 2

29th Oct Children to return to school
31st Oct Phonics Workshop – 2.15pm
31st Oct PTFA Halloween Party

Year R – 3.15 – 4.00pm

Year 1 – 4.15 – 5.00pm

Year 2 – 5.15 – 6.00pm

2nd Nov Open Morning Tours 1 & 2 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

6th  Nov Open Morning Tours 3 & 4 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

8th Nov – 6.00-7.00pm Parent Information Evening for Prospective New Entrants
12th Nov Whole School Nasal Flu Vaccinations
12th Nov Anti-bullying Week
14th Nov – 9am Parent Forum
16th Nov Children In Need – Wear something spotty
16th Nov Open Morning Tours 5 & 6 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

22nd Nov Open Morning Tours 7 & 8 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

w/e 23rd Nov After-school clubs finish this week
30th Nov Open Morning Tours 9 & 10 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

4th Dec Year 2 Christmas Fair
5th Dec Year 1 Christmas Fair
6th Dec Year R Christmas Fair
12th Dec – 9.30am Year R Nativity Dress Rehearsal
13th Dec – 9.30am Year R Nativity
13th Dec – 2.15pm Years 1 & 2 Nativity Dress Rehearsal
14th Dec – 9.30am & 2.15pm Years 1 & 2 Nativity
18th Dec Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day
19th Dec – pm Children’s Christmas Party at school
19th Dec Last day of term

 

 

 

Details of individual events will follow nearer the time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletters

2018-19

Newsletter 1 – Autumn Term 2018

2017-18

Newsletter 6 – Summer Term 2018

School Fruit and Veg Scheme Summer Newsletter 2018

Newsletter 5 – Summer Term 2018

Newsletter 4 – Spring Term 2018

Newsletter 3 – Spring Term 2018

Newsletter 2 – Autumn Term 2017

Newsletter 1 – Autumn Term 2017

Severe weather 2017

Supporting your child’s learning at home

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Policies

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Papers copies are available on request from the school office

PTFA

Halloween Parties  31st October

Year R – 3.15-4.00pm

Year 1 – 4.15-5.00pm

Year 2 – 5.15-6.00pm

Halloween Flyer

Christmas Fairs – after school

Year 2 – 4th December

Year 1 – 5th December

Year R – 6th December

(more details to follow)

Admissions

At Ditton Infant School we admit 60 children each year into our two Reception classes.

Link to KCC Admissions

Admission Arrangements 2018

Admission Arrangements 2019

 

Attendance

Absence through illness

Schools must now keep a record of the reason for every absence, so we ask that you make a telephone call to us on the first day your child is absent and then on the child’s return this must be followed up by a letter. If we have not heard the reason for an absence by 9.30am on the first day of absence; we will telephone you to find out the reason for their absence. If we have no reason for an absence it will be classed as ‘unauthorised’ and appear on the child’s report.

Download the reasons for absence form.

Other Absence

The Department for Education has published amendments to The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006. The school has a legal duty to enforce them. The amendments make clear that Headteachers may not grant ANY leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Headteachers will no longer be able to permit family holidays or extended leave. Any leave of absence taken during term time will be unauthorised and subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice (fine) issued by the Local Authority. The changes take effect from 1st September 2013 and apply to all schools in England.

Parent Mail

In order for us to keep you updated via our Parentmail system we need to store your most up-to-date mobile phone number and email address. If either of these change, please do let the School Office know immediately.

Parent Voice

Parent Forum

In our school each class has a Parent Representative who meets with the Headteacher on a regular basis so that we can keep up-to-date with parents’ views and ideas.

Representatives:

Silver Class – Mrs Bond
Gold Class –
Purple Class – Mrs Maidment
Blue Class –
Yellow Class – Mrs Edney
Red Class – Mrs Alford & Ms Forrest

Suggestions Box

In the main entrance there is a ‘Suggestions Box’ to enable parents and carers to post ideas on how to improve the school.

Parent Questionnaire

We seek the views of parents via both our Parent Questionnaire and ‘Parent View’ which is accessible here.