SUPERVISION POLICY BEFORE
AND AFTER THE SCHOOL DAY
Reissued: 2nd October 2009 R Heys Headteacher
WHALEY BRIDGE PRIMARY
SUPERVISION POLICY BEFORE AND AFTER THE SCHOOL DAY
The Governors are keen to stress that the school environs are safe, secure, and
are regularly risk assessed and inspected. For details of Breakfast Club and
After School Club the Manager should be consulted through the club.
The caretaker will open the school gates at 7.30am and close them at 6.15pm.
In order to keep the building secure the doors are opened at 8.50am and closed
at 3.40pm. Arrangements for any extra curricular activities will be issued by the
member of staff organising the club. Parents or children should not be in school
before 8.50am or after 3.40pm without prior permission.
Children are allowed on the school premises from 8.45am. It is the
parents/carers responsibility to supervise their children’s journey to school and
are responsible for their behaviour until the doors are open at 8.50am. If parents
opt for remote supervision before the school takes responsibility at 8.50am. they
must ensure the safety of their children. Climbing and play equipment on the
school playground is regularly checked and inspected, but parents should be
aware that as in a public park there will be no direct supervision of play
equipment in the school playground outside the school day. To encourage
independence children should come into school cloakrooms unattended and
proceed quickly to classrooms. Parents/carers should, wherever possible,
support the school wishes.
PARENTS AND PUSHCHAIRS ON THE SCHOOL CORRIDORS AT THE
BEGINNING AND END OF THE SCHOOL DAY DO NOT HELP THE SMOOTH
RUNNING OF THE SCHOOL AND CONSTITUTE A FIRE HAZARD.
At the end of the school day at 3.30pm Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
and KS1 children attending the After School Club are collected from the
classrooms. EYFS parents should collect their children from the classrooms. By
Y1 it is usual for children to meet their parents/carers in the main playground as
part of their independence training.
AGAIN, PARENTS SHOULD WHEREVER POSSIBLE AVOID ENTERING THE
BUILDING TO COLLECT CHILDREN.
Children in KS2 need to be aware of what their parents/carers expect. They will
be dismissed from the classrooms and sent either to the main playground to
meet their parents/carers; sent to the After School Club if attending the facility; or
make their way straight home if that is their parents/carers wish.
THE QUIET AREA DOES NOT OPEN UNTIL 3.30PM.
It is not unreasonable that children will be found playing in the playground or on
apparatus whilst their parents/carers chat. However, responsibility for their
safety lies solely with their parents/carers, unless they are involved in extra
curricular activities, when the person in charge will have informed parents/carers
of the arrangements.
AFTER DISMISSAL FROM CLASS PARENTS MUST ASSUME REMOTE OR
CLOSE SUPERVISION OF THEIR CHILDREN UNLESS THEY ARE IN AFTER
In the few minutes after school children are being escorted to taxis. It would be
unusual for Teaching Assistants not be accompanied by the Assistant
Headteacher/SENCO who could deal with any emergency.
CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT MET OR WHO FEEL VULNERABLE SHOULD
RETURN IMMEDIATELY TO THEIR CLASS TEACHER OR OTHER
RESPONSIBLE ADULT IN SCHOOL. THIS RULE IS FREQUENTLY
EMPHASISED BY TEACHERS AND IN SAFETY TALKS
THIS POLICY IS ISSUED BY THE SCHOOL AS THE HEALTH AND SAFETY
OF THE CHILDREN IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE. PLEASE TRY TO
ADHERE TO ITS PRINCIPLES.
Issued 6th Feb 2009
Reissued 2nd Oct 2009