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Being At St Helen's
Security and Safety
Security and safety are of prime importance. Controls are maintained at all times when the school is open. All visitors (including parents) to the school are required to sign a visitor's book and to wear a badge while on school premises. AT NO TIME CAN PARENTS/VISITORS WANDER AROUND THE SCHOOL WITHOUT PERMISSION FROM THE SCHOOL OFFICE. Fire alarms and appliances are routinely tested and there are regular fire drills.

The Home Time Arrangements, as specified by parents on the Home Time Arrangements Form , are strictly adhered to and an unauthorised person will never be allowed to collect a child unless the school has prior permission from a parent.

Charging and Remission Policy
Charges are not normally made for materials used in school activities, which are part of the curriculum. The Governors policy on charging and details of remission are available at the school office.

Educational Visits
Children will have opportunities to take part in educational class visits from time to time. These visits are made both locally and further a field but are always part of work undertaken in class. They are important as they promote interest and widen the children's experience.

Parental permission is always necessary for a child to take part in an educational visit. Parents are asked to fill in a form as their child starts school, agreeing for their child to take part in local outings, for example, walking to the cathedral. For outings further a field, a separate consent form will be required to be completed. A voluntary contribution towards educational visits may be requested, but children will not be excluded from an activity or trip if parents are unable to make this contribution.

Complaints Procedure
Because of our emphasis on partnership, we hope that all problems will be dealt with speedily by informal means. The first person to consult, is the child's teacher and then the Head Teacher. However, should concerns not be resolved by informal discussion, a formal complaint may be made in writing to the Chair of Governors and addressed to the school.

Arrangements made to deal with such a complaint are detailed in a formal document available in the school.

Parents Association
There is a Parents' Association, which arranges social functions and fund raising activities for the benefit of both the Infant and Junior schools. All parents automatically become members of the association when their children start at the school.

Government Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

Each child is offered a piece of fruit before morning break time. If your child has any allergies to fruit please ensure that you inform the class Teacher in WRITING. Drinking Water is available throughout the day for the children to access.

Party Invitations/Class Lists
Party Invitations are only given out on Fridays. We are not allowed to give out class lists. If you send in sweets for birthday, please be very mindful that we have numerous children in school with allergies. No Lollipops, No Hard Sweets, No Crisps - we suggest something like Haribo Jelly sweets.
 
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