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.
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|3rd June||Staff Development Day – no children in school|
|4th June||Back to school|
|5th June||New Entrants Meeting – 2.00pm|
|7th June||Silver Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.30pm|
|10th-14th June||Father’s Story Week|
|10th-14th June||Year 1 & 2 Phonic Screen|
|14th June||Gold Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.30pm|
|18th June||Year R Caterlink Workshop|
|19th June||Parent Forum Meeting – 9am|
|19th June||Year 2 Parents – Information Evening at Junior School – 6pm|
|21st June||Blue Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.40pm|
|26th June||Year 2 Trip to Wingham Wildlife Park|
|28th June||Sports Day – 10am- 2.30pm|
|1st July||Reserve Sports Day|
|4th July||Transition Day|
|5th July||Purple Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.40pm|
|5th July||Eco-school Sea Creature Dress Up Day|
|11th July||Reports to Parents|
|11th July||Year R Hearing & Vision Checks|
|12th July||Red Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.40pm|
|12th July||Non-uniform day – PTA Summer Event|
|16th July||Year R Trip – Hop Farm|
|16th July||Parent Consultations – optional|
|17th July||Year 2 Leavers’ Production – 6pm at the Community Centre|
|19th July||Yellow Class – Shared Golden Time – 2.40pm|
|19th July||PTA After school Summer Event|
|23rd July||End of school year|
Details of individual events will follow nearer the time
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At Ditton Infant School we admit 60 children each year into our two Reception classes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Silver Class – Mrs Bond
Gold Class –
Purple Class – Mrs Maidment
Blue Class –
Yellow Class – Mrs Hussey
Red Class – Mrs Alford & Ms Forrest
In the main entrance there is a ‘Suggestions Box’ to enable parents and carers to post ideas on how to improve the school.
We seek the views of parents via both our Parent Questionnaire and ‘Parent View’ which is accessible here.