St Michael’s CE Junior School is divided into six individual classes. The class teachers, along with their teaching assistants provide an excellent pastoral care system.
- Polar Bear Class – Year 3
- Jaguar Class – Year 3/4
- Elephant Class – Year 4
- Penguin Class – Year 5
- Turtle Class – Year 5/6
- Rhino Class – Year 6
- Snow Leopard Class - Year 6
Please visit this page if you would like more information about your child's class teacher.
The school day
September 2023:School gates will be open from 8.30-8.40am. Children can enter through either the playground gate or the purple gate. School collection time is between 3.00-3.10pm.
A member of our senior leadership team (SLT) and class teachers will be on duty in the playground from 8:30am. Please drop your children off at the school gates in the morning.
At the end of the day, please enter through the green playground gate and follow the one-way-system rule, leaving the school through the purple gate by the school office. We ask that parents are prompt when collecting. The children are required to be picked up in person from their designated area by an adult, and not an older sibling currently in the school. Year 6 children are permitted to walk home as long as they have parental permission.
If you are unavoidably delayed, please can you contact the office as soon as possible. We will keep your child safe in the office until you arrive.
Playtimes & Lunches
All pupils go out to play in the morning (from 10:30am to 10:45am). Children may bring in a healthy snack from home.
Lunchtime is from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. First sitting consists of years 3 & 4 , with a second sitting for year 5 & 6 pupils.
Absences and illness
On the first morning of your child’s illness, please telephone the school office, preferably before 9.00am. Please state who you are, your child’s name and class, and the reason for absence. This should be confirmed in writing to your child’s class teacher, on their return.
If your child is suffering from either vomiting or diarrhoea, your child is required to stay off school until 48 hours after their last bout of illness.
If your child becomes ill at school, your child's teacher (on the advice of a registered First Aider, if necessary) will decide whether it is right to send your child home. We will ring your primary contact (or secondary number, if we cannot get hold of the first point of contact). When you (or a trusted adult) come to pick up your child, you must first come to the School Office before taking your child.
If your child is displaying Covid symptoms of a high temperature, continuous cough or change in taste or smell, please complete a Covid test before sending your child into school.
Absence for reasons other than illness should be rare. If you have a special and acceptable reason, please request permission in writing from the Headteacher. If your child needs to attend a medical appointment during school hours, please write to your child's teacher the day before (at the latest).
Medical conditions and medication
We ask that parents let us know of any illnesses or conditions their child may have (such as asthma and allergies). Pupils with prescribed medication for these conditions, for example an inhaler or an EpiPen, should have two permanently at school. Parents are required to fill out a medical form (available from the School Office), giving staff permission to administer these medications. We ask that the parents regularly check these, to ensure that they are in date and still working.
If your child is on prescribed medication, we ask that you fill out a medical form at the School Office so that a member of staff can give them the correct dose, at the correct time. Children are not permitted throat sweets at school, due to the potential choking hazard and we do not give out over-the-counter medication during the school day.
Communication between home and school
St Michael's communicate with parents and carers in a variety of ways. We use an electronic system called Arbor, our school Facebook Page and our school website to share information, children's work, dates and events Letters are emailed home regularly too so please ensure your Arbor account is up to date!
Every week, the Executive Headteacher sends home a newsletter containing information and achievements. This is to inform you of what your child has been learning and any important events that may be coming up in the future. We will also share our Collective Worship theme for the week with videos that can be watched and discussed at home.
We also send home a reading record/contact book each evening with your child’s reading book. This book is to inform us when you have read with your child and for you to contact your child’s teacher with any important information.
We request that you call the school office if you would like to speak to a member of SLT. In addition, if you wish to speak to your child's class teacher, please contact the school office and a convenient appointment for both parties can be made. All teachers see their children out at the end of the day where minor subjects can be discussed. We also hold two parents’ evenings a year in October/November and April. Class teachers will also be available during open afternoons held in March and July.