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Information For Parents

Queries

Our office can be reached on 01709 828613 or by emailing school@howarth.jmat.org.uk. General queries from parents and other members of the public will be dealt with by a member of our office staff below.

Mrs Booth
School Business Manager

 

Miss Radford
Attendance Lead
 

Our School Day

EYFS - F2

8:40

12:00 - 13:00

15:10

Part time EYFS- F1

8:30 - 11:30

KS1

Monday to Thursday ( Thursday – No Assembly)

8:40

8:50

8:50 – 10:15

10:15

10:30 - 10:45

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 - 13:00

13:00 – 15:10

15:10

KS2

Monday to Thursday ( Wednesday – No Assembly)

8:40

8:50

8:50 – 10:30

10:30

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 – 12:00 (Y3/4)

12:15 - 13:00

13:00 – 15:10  

15:00

KS1 & KS2      (Friday)

8:40

8:50

9:00 – 9:30

9:30 – 10:15 (Y1/2)

9:30-10:30 (KS2)

10:15 - 10:30(KS1)

10:30 - 10:45(KS2)

10:30 – 12:00 (KS1)

10:45-12:15 (KS2)

10:45-12:15 (Y5/6)

12:00 - 13:00 (KS1)

12:15 - 13:00 (Y3/4)

13:00 – 15:10 

15:10

Our school week is 32 hours and 30 minutes.

Doors open

Lunchtime

Home time

Monday - Friday

Doors open

Registers

1st session

Playtime

Assembly – whole key stage / class

2nd session

Lunch

3rd and 4th session

Home time

Doors open

Registration

1st session

Playtime

Assembly

2nd session

Lunch

3rd and 4th session

Home time

Doors open

Registration  

Special Mentions Assembly

1st session

1st session

Playtime

Playtime

2nd Session

2nd Session

2nd session

Lunch

Lunch

3rd and 4th session

Home time

Attendance

Good attendance and punctuality are vital for success at school, and to establish positive life habits necessary for future success. Regular attenders make better progress, both socially and academically. 

Every day counts. Every day in which your child is absent is a day of lost learning. If a child was absent for one day per week, this would equate to over 5 weeks of education missed in the academic year. 

Children with attendance below 90% are defined as persistently absent. 

Parents have a legal duty to ensure their children attend school regularly. 

Parents must also:

  • Inform school on the morning of the first day, by 9am, if their child is absent. 

  • Provide accurate and up-to-date contact details and update the school if their details change.

  • Discuss with class teacher/school staff of any planned absences well in advance.

  • Support school with their child in aiming for 100% attendance each year.

  • Ensure that wherever possible, medical appointments are made outside of the school day.

  • Only request leave of absence if it is for an exceptional circumstance.

  • Avoid taking holidays in school time.

  • Know routines of the school day to avoid issues, e.g. ensuring children have their P.E. kits on the right days.

Term-Time Leave

The Headteacher is unable to authorise holidays in term-time. Leave of absence can only be granted in circumstances deemed to be exceptional. 

Fixed Penalty Notices may be issued for families taking their children on holiday in term-time.

Lateness

Lateness will not be tolerated. The register is taken at 8:40am in FS1, and at 8:50am for the rest of school. Pupils arriving after this time must enter school via the main entrance. The registers close after 30 minutes, in which pupils arriving after this time will be marked as the code 'U', which counts as an unauthorised absence. 

For further information, please see our policy below.

Parent Talk – free online service
 
School refusers

 

Parent Talk (https://parents.actionforchildren.org.uk) is a free online service, launched by Action for Children, which provides accessible and trustworthy advice, support, and reassurance for parents and carers of children aged 0-19, or up to 25 if a child has a special educational need or disability.

 

Parents and carers can access one-to-one support from a parenting coach – a trained family support worker – as well as advice and guidance articles across a range of common parenting challenges. Last year the service supported over 500,000 families across the UK.

Medical Information
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There is a growing concern for parents with the increase in numbers of Scarlet Fever and the invasive Strep A in children.  Please click on the link below for Government guidance.

School Clubs

After School Club

Our wonderful children not only love to learn in the classroom but also love to try lots of different extra-curricular activities and learn new skills after the school bell. Here at Brinsworth Howarth we believe it is imperative to provide all of our children with a wide range of opportunities to try and develop their skills in activities that expand much wider than the classroom, from; learning how to cook healthy meals to conducting exciting science experiments and expressing their creative talents to playing sports and being active!

We provide a range of these activities through the school year. These clubs change every half term and letters are sent well in advance. If you would like your child to participate in one of the clubs, simply fill in the form and return to school ASAP. You will receive note if your child has secured/not secured a place in due time. After schools clubs are to be paid online via School Money.

Children can earn Children's University credits by attending any of after school clubs.

So, why not have a go and try something new? See what’s coming up this year!

September-October

  • Football

  • Science - KS2

November-December

  • Karate

  • Science - KS1

January-February

  • Circus Skills

  • Streetdance

February-March

  • Disney Dance

  • Boxercise

April-May

  • Football

  • STEM Young Engineers

June-July

  • Mini Golf

  • Forest School

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School Uniform

We have a uniform policy at Brinsworth Howarth, which we strongly encourage the children to wear.

Uniform consists of:-

  1. Black, Grey skirts or trousers. (No Ra-ra skirts, puff ball / leather / very short skirts)

  2. White/Jade Green Polo Shirt

  3. Jade Sweatshirt/Cardigan

  4. Black shoes or trainers - Coloured pumps, crocs and flip flops are not suitable footwear for school and do not form part of our uniform. Sandals can be worn as long as they are worn with socks and that they are flat and have a fastening ankle strap.

  5. Green fleece - Optional
     

Like most schools we do not, for safety reasons, allow the wearing of jewellery, except a watch and small stud earrings. Fake tattoos are also forbidden.

Girls headbands – simple / plain – no ears or any other attachments.

 

It is helpful if all clothing and footwear are named and stored in a reasonable sized bag. Our cloakrooms are rather small for big bags.

Please can the name of your child be put in all garments. This makes it less time consuming trying to find lost property and less stressful for the child.

P.E.

If a child has pierced ears the earrings must be removed. This is in line with the LEA’s safety policy. Any earrings that cannot be removed must be covered with surgical tape which should be brought from home.

PE kits should be worn on the class PE day rather than school uniform.

 

Our PE kit consists of:

  • Black or navy shorts (plain)

  • White round neck T-shirt.

  • Black / navy leggings / joggers (for winter)

  • Trainers

  • Hoodie / Sweatshirt

 

If your child should have verrucas then it does not stop them from doing PE, all we ask is that they wear either verruca socks or Decathlon pumps for indoor PE.

 

Purchase Uniform Online

 

Uniform Policy

School Meals

If your child has school dinners, we hope these menus will help you decide with your child, what they should order.  The children are asked each morning by their teacher whether they want to choose the RED, GREEN, YELLOW or BLUE band dinner as shown on the menu.  With your help they will get their preferred choice. All school meals are prepared on site.

We are a cashless school so all dinner money is paid through the school money system or via PayPoint. If you would like the PayPoint barcode for dinner money payment please contact the school office.

For Years 3,4,5 and 6, prices for school dinners are as follows:-

1 Day   =   £2.40

2 Days  =  £4.80

3 Days  =  £7.20

4 Days  =  £9.60

5 Days  =  £12.00

Children in F2, Y1 and Y2 are entitled to a school lunch for free under the Universal Free School Meals scheme.

Parents of all children in school can apply for Free School Meals through the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Please click here to read the criteria and apply online.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Rotherham Family Hubs Parenting Programmes September 2023 - March 2024

Please click here to see the Rotherham parenting programme schedule, provided through Early Help.

Should you require further information, please contact school.

Parenting and Parental Conflict Resources

Below are links for parents to access online resources about parenting, and also parental conflict.

Parenting Resource - Solihull

Online relationship support for parents - Oneplusone

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