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

 Academic Year 2019-20

 

Autumn Term

Staff Development Day – school closed 02-09-2019 to 03-09-2019

Term 1 – school open 04-09-2019 to 18-10-2019

Term 2 – school open 28-10-2019 to 18-12-2019

 

Spring Term

Staff Development Day – school closed 06-01-2020

Term 3 – school open 07-01-2020 to 14-02-2020

Term 4 – school open 24-02-2020 to 01-04-2020

 

Summer Term

Term 5 – school open 16-04-2020 to 22-05-2020

Term 6 – school open 03-06-2020 to 22-07-2020

Staff Development Days – school closed 01-06-2020 to 02-06-2020

Calendar of Events 2019-2020

Term 1

2nd & 3rd Sept Staff Development Days – no children in school
4th Sept First day of the Autumn Term – children return to school
9th– 20th  Sept New entrants in school part-time
23rd Sept Gold and Silver Class children start full time
23rd Sept After-school clubs begin for Years 1 and 2
24th Sept Kent Messenger ‘First Class’ photos of Year R children
30th Sept PTA AGM – venue to be confirmed
1st Oct Individual school photos for children plus afterschool family photos (more details to follow)
1st Oct – 2.40pm Year 2 Harvest Celebration and ‘Meet the Teacher’
2nd Oct Parent Forum – 9am
2nd  Oct – 2.40pm Year 1 Harvest Celebration and ‘Meet the Teacher’
3rd Oct – 2.15pm Year R Stay & Play Harvest Celebration
9th Oct Phonics Workshop – 2pm
15th Oct – 3.30-6.30pm Parent Consultations
17th Oct – 3.30-6.30pm Parent Consultations
18th Oct Last day of term

Term 2

28th Oct Children to return to school
1st Nov Open Morning Tours 1 & 2 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

1st Nov – 2.30pm Gold Class Shared Golden time
5th  Nov Open Morning Tours 3 & 4 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

6th Nov Whole School Nasal Flu Vaccinations
7th Nov – 6.00-7.00pm Parent Information Evening for Prospective New Entrants
8th Nov – 2.30pm Silver Class Shared Golden Time
15th Nov Children In Need – Wear something spotty
15th Nov – 2.40pm Blue Class Shared Golden Time
15th Nov Open Morning Tours 5 & 6 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

21st Nov Open Morning Tours 7 & 8 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

22nd Nov – 2.40pm Purple Class Shared Golden Time
w/e 22nd Nov After-school clubs finish this week
27th Nov – 9am Parent Forum – 9am
29th Nov – 2.40pm Yellow Class Shared Golden Time
29th Nov Year 2 – Ditton Junior School Open Morning – 9.15-11.00am
29th Nov Open Morning Tours 9 & 10 for Prospective New Entrants

9.30-10.00am & 10.45-11.15am

6th Dec – 2.40pm Red Class Shared Golden Time
11th Dec – 9.30am Year R Nativity Dress Rehearsal
12th Dec – 9.30am Year R Nativity
12th Dec – 2.15pm Years 1 & 2 Nativity Dress Rehearsal
13th Dec – 9.30am & 2.15pm Years 1 & 2 Nativity
17th Dec Christmas Dinner & Christmas Jumper Day
18th Dec – pm Children’s Christmas Party at school
18th Dec Last day of term


Details of individual events will follow nearer the time

 

 

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletters

2019-20

Newsletter 1 – Autumn Term 2019

2018-19

Class Structure 2019-20

Newsletter 6 – Summer Term 2019

Newsletter 5 – Summer Term 2019

Newsletter 4 – Spring Term 2019

Newsletter 3 – Spring Term 2019

Severe weather 2018

Newsletter 2 – Autumn Term 2018

Newsletter 1 – Autumn Term 2018

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

Firework Themed Disco

Wednesday 6th November 2019

Disco Flyer

100 Club Letter

 

Admissions

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

Link to KCC Admissions

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 –
Gold Class –
Purple Class –
Blue Class –
Yellow Class –
Red Class –

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.