For the next few months, Heighington Millfield Primary Academy will be across two sites; Clayton Road, LSST and Priory Witham. We are self-contained on both sites.
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How do I make contact with school?
Please use the main school number 01522 872625. The school telephone system has been patched through to Clayton Road and Mrs Wallis will be there to answer your call. You can also email email@example.com.
How do I report my child’s illness?
Please report illnesses in the normal way. Ring 01522 872625 and select option 1. You will then be asked to leave a message.
What happens if my child is ill?
Mrs Wallis or Mrs Tait will give you a ring and explain that your child is poorly. They will then discuss various options with you.
What happens if your child requires medication?
We can still administer medication. You will need to complete an administering medicine form. These can be emailed to you or downloaded from the school website.
What happens if we arrive after 9:15 in the morning?
Unfortunately, there will be no one in school so you will have to make your way to Primary Witham (if your child is in Reception or year 1) or Clayton Road (if your child is in year 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6).
What happens if you need to pick your child early?
Please ring Mrs Wallis or Mrs Tait on 01522 872625 and explain that you need to pick your child up early. You will then be given instructions on what to do next. Mrs Wallis or Mrs Tait will contact your child’s class teacher. Please be aware that we will be getting ready to get back on the bus for 2:30 so would ask that if you intend to pick your child up early you do so before 2pm.
What happens if my child has an appointment?
Please ring Mrs Wallis or Mrs Tait on 01522 872625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and explain that your child has an appointment and when it is. They will advise you what you need to do next. Do not email your child’s class teacher as they will not be able to access their emails.
What is the impact on learning time and / or playtime?
We are aware that the travelling time will impact on our school day however, at this moment in time, we can’t be sure how long it will take us to travel to each site. Teaching staff are keeping a very close eye on this and we will review it in the coming days. We feel it is important that the children still have the opportunity to play and socialise.
Can I come to school on my bike or scooter?
Yes. The gates will be locked once we have left and won’t be opened again until we arrive back. It’s important to remember that anything left on the school grounds is done so at the owner’s risk.
My child is worried / anxious about the changes.
We are all a little bit nervous about what’s going to happen on Monday and the weeks to come. This is normal because change can be difficult. Sometimes we need to experience it before we can feel better. Please be reassured we will support all of our children to make the transition into their new learning areas by keeping a consistency of adults and table friends. We will continue to use the Wellbeing check and support the outcomes of these with the strategies we have in our wellbeing tool kit. As with everything we do, we will continue to review what is put in place and make changes (within our power) when necessary. It’s fair to say on the run up to Christmas, in a normal school day, the timetable takes on a life of its own, with for example visits, rehearsals. This will still happen. The children will still come together to undertake a variety of activities and as we grow into our spaces will be have a better understanding of how we can use them more effectively.
What’s happening with clubs?
There will be no extra curriculum clubs next week. Unfortunately, we will not be able to have any space within the school building to provide these. Clubs such as gardening and synergy maybe still be able to take place in the coming weeks. We will be back in touch about these.