THE SCHOOL DAY

The school is open for 190 days (380 sessions) per year for pupils; teachers attend on five other occasions for In-Service Training. 



FOUNDATION PHASE

9.00am - 12.00pm

1.00pm - 3.00pm


KEY STAGE 2

9.00am - 12.20pm

1.00pm - 3.00pm



A daily assembly for collective worship takes place between 10.20 – 10.35 a.m. Our Celebration Assembly is held every Friday afternoon. Class led assemblies are at 9.15 a.m. These take place during the Spring Term. Parents, carers and other family members are most welcome to join us for these.


There is a mid-morning break when the children are supervised on the playground by teaching and support staff.


At lunchtime, there are five midday supervisors, who have responsibility for the supervision of all pupils.





ARRIVING AND LEAVING 


Children must not arrive at school before 8.50 a.m. At that time, and when dry, supervision begins on the playground for Foundation Phase aged pupils. Junior pupils enter their classes from 8.50am.  Should it be raining, all children enter the building from 8.50 a.m., where they are supervised in their classroom by the teacher and/or support staff.


At the end of the school day, parents who are collecting their children should wait on the playground. Only children travelling by bus or taxi leave by the front entrance; they are escorted by staff to their transport. The LA provides transport for pupils living in Caerwent and surrounding areas. All enquiries about this should be directed to the Student and School Access Unit, Innovation House, Magor (Telephone 01633 – 644644) and not to school.


If a child has to leave during school hours, please ensure the class teacher is informed. No child will be allowed to leave unaccompanied. The School Office must also be informed.


LATENESS AND ABSENCE

The register closes at 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. Children arriving through lateness after these times will not receive their mark. (This is Local Authority policy).


Please notify the school by telephone or in writing on the first day of your child’s absence. Some absences are considered authorised and it is always in your child’s interests for the school to be informed as to why they are absent. Unauthorised absences will be pursued. Attendances are regularly checked by the Education Welfare Officer (EWO), who can take further action if deemed appropriate.