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Sports Funding 2018-2019

Click on link below to see how the 2018/2019 Sports Funding will be spent:

TREATING HEADLICE

Headlice

We have regular contact from parents regarding headlice in school. It is really important that parents/carers regularly check children’s hair. 

 Below is advice from the NHS website and attached is a leaflet about wet combing. 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/head-lice-and-nits/

We also have a few headlice combs in school so if you need one please see Jo in the school office. 

Click on poster below which gives advice on how to treat headlice.

 

MOMO Online Safety Guide

Below is the online National Safety guide for parents.

SAFER SCHOOLS APP

Please click on link below to download the Safer School App.

The App is designed to support and protect children by educating and empowering them both at school and at home.  Through their access, your children get access to information that is relevant to them and you will receive tips and advice on how to keep them safer on line.

http://zurichsaferschools.co.uk/your-app/

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Reporting a child’s absence

Dear Parent/Carer,

Communication to our School for a child’s absence

Our school has an automatic communication system that will allow you to contact us directly by text message, to keep the school up dated with any general Information such as:

  • To report a child’ absence.
  • Appointments
  • Pass on message to class teachers
  • Any other problems

During busy hours the staff receive phone calls asking questions that are not of an urgent nature. By using Text Messages In you will help the school.

You schools dedicated texting mobile number is:  07480 632322   text GIF

You would just text this number normally just like texting friends and family, please confirm your child’s full name and class when texting the school.

We as the school will be able to text back using the system if you need a reply, however, the aim is to free up time in the office, and is just another arm of communication between the parent and the school.

If you do not want to send a text then you can ring the school number 01623-408785 and press option 2 and leave a message as to why your child is absent or you can e-mail school:

              office@hillocks.notts.sch.uk   

It is important to let school know as we monitor all attendance and punctuality daily.

 

 

Whistleblowing Policy

Breakfast Menu

Our Breakfast Club opens from 8.00am.  Your child can have any of the items on the menu below.  However, if you do not want them to have a breakfast a charge of £1 is still payable.

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School Holidays

Here are the holidays for the next 3 academic years.  Click on link for relevant year.

Designated Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Team

The following people are our designated safeguarding staff. If you have any concerns about a child then please report it to one of the team
Louise Regan

 

    Louise Regan  – HEAD – Designated Safeguarding Lead 

 

 

Margaret Newcombe - Deputy Headteacher

 

 

Margaret Newcombe – Deputy Head – Deputy Safeguarding Lead

 

 

 

 

   Chris Gibbon – Deputy Safeguarding Lead

Free School Meals

Changes to free school meal entitlement – universal credit rollout

From April 2018 the criteria used to determine which pupils are eligible for free school meals was updated to reflect the introduction of Universal Credit and the phasing out of other income-based benefits.

Transitional protection as part of Universal Credit rollout

To ensure families are not disadvantaged during this rollout, protection arrangements have been put in place.

This means that:

  • Any child eligible for free school meals on 31 March 2018 will retain their eligibility until the end of the rollout, March 2022 regardless of whether their circumstances change.
  • Any child who becomes eligible during the rollout of universal credit (from 1 April 2018 to March 2022) will retain their eligibility until the end of the rollout, March 2022 regardless of whether their circumstances change.
  • Once the rollout of universal credit is complete, no child will lose their entitlement and will continue to be transitionally protected until the end of their current phase of education.

A pupil is only eligible to receive a free school meal when a claim for the meal has been made on their behalf and Nottinghamshire County Council has verified their eligibility.  NCC will continue to use the DfE Eligibility Checking System (ECS) to determine eligibility for free school meals.

Transitional protection is on an individual child basis and not on a family basis.  This means that other children in the family will not automatically be entitled to free school meals.  Children must meet the eligibility criteria at the time the application for free school meals is made in order to be entitled.

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Free school meals entitlement

Children may qualify for free school meals if they attend a Nottinghamshire County Council School and the parent/carer receives one of the following benefits:

  • Universal Credit with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for the four weeks after the person stops qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190

Children who receive income support or income related employment support allowance in their own right are also eligible to receive free school meals (this situation often applies to post-16 pupils in special schools).

Registering for free school meals

Click on link below:

https://emsonline.nottscc.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2FCitizenPortal_LIVE%2F