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KS1 Class Carnival!

On Friday 30th November KS1 took part in their very own Class Carnival! We created our own headdresses and musical instruments in preparation.  Everyone had chance to parade around, showing off their wonderful headdresses before we all played our instruments together, finding the beat within different pieces of traditional Brazilian music. Finally, we learnt some basic Salsa moves and had a go at dancing the Salsa to the music. We had lots of fun together celebrating our topic, Rio De Vida!

 

Parent Governor Vacancies

The governing body of the school has 2 vacancies for a parent governors and is looking for parents who have children at the school.  The term ‘parent’ relates to any person who have ‘parental responsibility’ as defined by the Section 576 of the Education Act 1996.  If you have any queries about your eligibility as a parent, please contact the headteacher for further advice.

If you are interested in becoming a governor then please click and read the information below then complete the nomination form and put this in the Governor nominations box which is situated in the school office.  If you need a Qualifications and disqualifiations form

and a nomination form then just see Jo or Karen in the office.

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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:  07860 005195    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 the cost is £1.00

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

Uniform

Our school uniform is:

Grey/Black Trousers

Red/Burgundy Sweatshirts or Cardigans

White or Yellow polo shirts.

We have sweatshirts and  cardigans in stock in the school office as well as books bags and PE bags.  If we do not have the size you require we can order this for you.

Click on link below to see the prices of our Uniform.

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