Parents are not allowed to park on site unless they have prior permission.
Our car park is simply too small to have open access to parking. Vehicle access is controlled by the use of automatic gates for increased safety. For large events we will try to have the playground open for parking.
School finishes at 3.20pm. Children are released by their class-teacher from the fire assembly points on the playground. There is a minibus and several taxis that drive into school at this time. This makes the driveway and parking area very crowded. Please consider safety when parking near the school. Thank you for your co-operation.
School provides basics at the start of a year or term (pencils, pens, rulers and rubbers). Children are best organized with a pencil case that can be restocked throughout the year. Year 6 manage a school shop selling stationery and other small items. Pens are provided if children have a handwriting licence; children are welcome to bring their own (black ink) pens if this is the case.
Valuables should not be brought to school. Mobile phones, tablets etc. are not allowed in school generally; however, if they are brought for the journey, they must be handed in to the office on arrival. Money should be kept in a named wallet or purse. Lost property of this kind will be stored for a period of no longer than one school year. Named property will be returned to the owner. All children are provided with a locker that will hold a cycle helmet, a coat, a reasonable sized bag and kit.
Many adults have Emergency First Aid qualifications with 3 members having a higher First Aid at Work certificate. As a matter of course, we always phone home to inform parents that first aid has been given. The choice is then the parent’s with regard to further medical attention.
It is important that you let the teacher know of any medical problems your child may have, either temporary or long term. If at all possible, we ask that medicines are given by the parent at home. On the rare occasion that medicines have to be brought into school, please follow these procedures:
- All medicines, including inhalers, should be clearly labelled with name, number and frequency of doses.
- All medicines should be handed to the school office along with a completed and signed ‘administering medicines’ form.
At some time within school life, many children will need some kind of additional support. Where necessary, children with recognised Special Education Needs will receive specialist help from their teacher, a Teaching Assistant (TA), the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs) or other support agencies including our own Specialist Support teacher, the Area Educational Psychologist and the Sensory Support Unit. At all times, Cromer Junior School will endeavour to work with parents when a Special Need is identified. Children with a formal level of support have an Individual Education Plan (IEP). You will be invited for input and review meetings throughout the duration of this plan. This is a formal process which involves the child, the parent, the teacher and the support staff. An adult is also available for emotional welfare support. Lucy Lumby provides an Art Therapy service on a referral basis.
Year 3 home reading is similar to how it was as Year 2 at Suffield Park Infant and Nursery. Accelerated Reader (AR) is used to ‘level’ most of the fiction books in the library. A Star Test determines the level that each child starts at. Every child
reads for 30 minutes 3 days per week (during school time) and completes an online quiz for each completed book. AR books should also be taken home to read. Parents can access
their child’s AR records at home. Children with a reading ability below that catered for by AR have a structured reading programme and are expected to read regularly at home. Teachers will not write comments in reading diaries.