Here at Kings Norton Primary we have a dedicated Home School Link Worker to work with our parents/carers and other related professionals. Sue is here to aid the smooth transition from Nursery to Reception, Key stage 1 to Key stage 2 and from Year 6 to secondary school;
- Introducing new parents to the Parents Association and activities and workshops aimed at integration and promoting children’s learning,
- Implementing and applying the Massage in Schools Program for children starting in key stage 2
- Providing help and support for the choices and appeals procedures
Her role is to;
- Help parent/carer to support their child’s learning
- Aid transition
- Build relationships between school and home
- Engage parent/carer in their child’s education
- Provide access to parent/family learning opportunities
We encourage parents to be involved in their children’s learning whilst promoting their own learning at the same time. We provide many opportunities to achieve this;
- Numeracy and literacy workshops
- INSPIRE activities
- Managing Children’s Behaviour and parenting workshops
- Cook ‘n’ Taste / Lets Get Cooking
- Gardening and Allotment Groups
- Tea /Coffee mornings and drop in sessions
Sue can also help in situations where;
- Parent/carer feel isolated
- Parent/carer feel intimidated by school especially if they had a negative experience of school themselve
- Parents may suffer with mental health issues
- Parent/carer coping with an issue such as domestic violence
Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board: keeping children safe is everyone’s business
The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) has launched a public awareness campaign ‘Keeping Children Safe is Everybody’s Business’. The aim is to raise community awareness of what to do if you are worried about a child and most importantly to encourage members of the public to call Birmingham City Council’s Children’s Advice & Support Service to report their concerns, so action can be taken to safeguard and protect the child.
Please would you consider putting the BSCB film on your school website, possibly within the parent information section, and draw their attention to it through your weekly newsletter.
Your parents may have already seen the campaign as the BSCB ran a series of events in Grand Central (shopping centre) from between 16 and 22 October 2017.
Click here for SchoolMoney, an easy, safe and secure way to pay for your child’s trips, dinners and other expenses online using your debit or credit card. The following user guide has been created to take you smoothly through these processes so that you and the school can gain the most out of the system.
Children should have the correct uniform each day which includes black shoes and no trainers. Please ensure everything is labelled with permanent pen so we can identify lost items, we always have an incredible amount of clothing unclaimed each year and some items are nearly new. Any items unclaimed by the end of the week can be provided for your child, just come and ask.
Children are admitted to the school in accordance with City of Birmingham Education Committee regulations at the start of the academic year in which they reach five years of age. (or later if their parents so wish).
There is no laid down catchment area for Kings Norton and places are offered by the L.E.A. in the following order of priority.
a) Siblings who have brothers or sisters already in attendance at the school who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the school.
b) Nearness of the child’s home to the school as measured by a straight line.
The L.E.A., in accordance with the above criteria, allocates reception class places on a date set by the Authority (usually towards the end of March). All pupils offered places may take up their place at the beginning of the academic year in September. However, parents have the right to retain the place offered, but start their child at the school later in the academic year, if they so wish.
Letters are sent out by the LEA towards the end of March to prospective parents. Those who have not been successful in acquiring a place at Kings Norton are given the telephone number of the Education Welfare Department and Appeals Department.
Reception, years 1, 2 and 3
8.55 am – 12.00 noon
1.00 pm – 3.15 pm
Year 4, 5 and 6
8.55 am – 12.30 noon
1.30 pm – 3.15 pm
Please ensure that your child is punctual. It is very important that all the children are in the classroom promptly so that class attendances are accurately recorded. Children do like to be like their friends and they can feel different and anxious if they are sent late into school. All the children can start to come into school at 8.45am for registration at 8.55am.
On very wet mornings children are allowed into school from 8.40 a.m. and will be supervised by the staff
School Lunch Menu
We are able to provide hot meals, which are brought to us from a local school, but children may also bring a packed lunch. For safety reasons, glass bottles and canned drinks must not be brought to school.
Payment for school meals should be brought on Monday mornings only for the whole week or on the first day back at school after absences. We can accept cheque payments for multiple week/termly payments with your bankers guarantee card number on the reverse. The exact money should be sent in a sealed envelope bearing your child’s name and class and amount enclosed. We require a minimum of one week’s notice, in writing, if you wish to change your child’s meal choice, i.e. sandwiches to meals.
It is very important that your child is in the classroom by 8.55am at the latest, when registers are taken and dinners ordered. If, for any reason, a child arrives late in school she/he must report immediately to the School Office, to register before going to the classroom.
Parents who receive Income Support. Income Based Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit are entitled to free meals and can obtain the appropriate form and information from the School Office. All pupils from reception to the end of year 2 are entitled to a free school meal.