I am writing to you today to ensure there is a clear message regarding the changes we have made in relation to our home time arrangements.
We feel that our previous arrangements, although adequate, could have been improved further. We understand that it can get quite congested and confusing by the exits to the classrooms with so many people attempting to pick up their children from the same space. It was difficult sometimes for parents and teachers alike!
As you know, what we are asking everyone to do now is to make a line by each exit and we ask that you wait until either the teacher is ready to bring you forward to collect your child or the teacher allows the child out to meet you (depending on the year group you are in). We understand that this takes more time, but hopefully it will prove to be much calmer and safer doing it in this way. We have also made sure that the children exit by separate rooms, particularly in KS2, so the congestion is reduced further. That way it is easier for the staff to see who has come to collect the children.
In addition to this, you will hopefully have received a letter that allows you to state whether your child is going home on their own (from Y4 onwards) and also to say who has permission to collect your child. This allows us to monitor, and if necessary question, those who wouldn’t normally collect your child to ensure the right adults are there. This gives all of us piece of mind to know that the children are going home with the right people. If you have a child in Y3, please discuss your circumstances with the office if you would like your child not to be collected at the door. We would also request that if the adults allowed to collect children changes, please let us know as soon as possible so we can update our records.
We hope that these changes meet with your approval and that you will support us in adhering to these changes. They have been made for the benefit of the children in our care. Please let us know if you have any comments, whatever they may be! As always, thank you for your support.
You Can Download A Copy Of The Letter Here – Changes To Home Time Procedure