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Our School

Our Philosophy and aim is to produce children who are confident, compassionate, happy, calm, free and independent; who are excited about life, have ideas and are able to communicate them.
To awaken children’s interest in all subjects and to encourage in them a love for learning.
To develop enquiring minds.
To give children an understanding of the world and respect all they find in it.

Settling in Strategy
Leaving your child for the first time in school can be stressful for both parent and child, so we try to make this as easy as possible for everyone. We offer settling in sessions, so that your child can get acquainted with other children and staff.

Parental Participation and Involvement
At Gingerbread, we recognise that as parents, you are the first and most important educators of your child. We welcome fathers, mothers and other relations to share any special interest or hobbies that a child may have. Exchanging knowledge about your child’s needs, activities and progress with staff is the utmost importance and we are always available to speak to you at the beginning/ end of the day or to arrange a meeting.
Your involvement will contribute greatly to all aspects of your child’s wellbeing and education.

Visiting the Classroom
Parents are encouraged to visit the classroom during school time. Thus gaining a full insight into your child’s learning environment, which allows you to apply a similar approach at home, hence encouraging your child’s development.

Snack Time
All children are required to bring in nutritious snack and food (if required) with water or juice every day. Sweets, chocolate and fizzy drinks are not allowed.

Toys and valuables
Please do not allow your child to bring in toys, jewellery or money or any other valuable items to school.

Absence and Sickness
It is important that we are notified if your child is to be absent. Your child must stay at home if he or she is ill. If your child becomes ill while at school we will contact you immediately. Please keep your emergency details up to date with us.

Security
The security and safety of the children are of upmost importance; therefore if you wish your child to be collected by someone other than an authorised named person, it must be put in writing, or names and passwords given to staff.

Birthdays
The children’s birthdays are acknowledged and if you wish to celebrate with us, please discuss the arrangement with the head teacher.