The School Day
Registers are taken at 9.00am, by which time we expect all children to be in their classrooms ready to start the day. However, KS2 children are allowed into class from 8.40am. At this time, staff are preparing for the day and welcoming the children so, unless it’s a very quick message, please arrange to talk to them at another time. KS1 children are able to wait in the front or Early Years playground from 8.40 supervised by staff.
|Lunchtime||11.45am-12.45pm (Infants), 12.00-1.00pm (Juniors)|
|Afternoon play||1:45-2:00pm (Infants)|
|Day End (pick-up time)||3:15pm|
Drop-off and pick-up
Gates open at 8.40 am. If you do bring your child earlier than 8.40am, we ask that you remain with them, alternatively, please consider using our Breakfast Club which opens at 7.30am.
The school follows the Cambridge County Council protocols for dealing with children not collected at the end of the school day.
Please ensure that you have suitable arrangements in place to enable your child to be collected promptly at 3.15pm. If you are unable to collect your child due to an emergency please notify the school office immediately. Children who are not collected at 3.15pm will be brought to the school reception area to be supervised until 3.25pm. Children collected after 3.15pm must be signed out in the late collection register. Where children are repeatedly not being collected on time this may indicate a safeguarding issue therefore the Designated Person for Child Protection will review the late collection register and where there are concerns about safety or well-being these will be dealt with in accordance with the school safeguarding procedures. This may include referral to other agencies. Where emergency supervision is required beyond 3.25pm we will try to assist with a one-off placement at Spectrum After School Club. If this option is used parents will be liable for the full-session fee.
Where no notification has been received the school will make every effort to contact parents, or failing that contact listed emergency contacts. In the case of pupils not being collected and no contact made within 45 minutes of usual collection time the school will contact Cambridgeshire Social Care Team for advice. This allows the social care team to be aware of the possibility that alternative arrangements may need to be made for the child.
Assemblies and Collective Worship
All schools have a statutory requirement to meet for a ‘daily act of collective worship’; this is usually known as Assembly. Worship at Morley means a reflection or contemplation, and takes place in a variety of groupings; whole school, Key Stage, phase and class groups.
The subject matter is broadly Christian in character but also draws on stories and ideas from other faiths. We try to ensure that assemblies are conducted so that all children may take part without compromising their personal beliefs. Sometimes issues raised in a large group are followed up in a more appropriate way back in the classroom. Sources for collective worship may include:
- Celebration of world festivals
- Stories from different faiths
- Celebration of achievements of groups & individuals both in & out of school.
- Picture books with a message
- Environmental Issues
- Stories about human issues e.g., freedom, justice, kindness
- Issues that have arisen in school e.g., anti-bullying, behaviour & concern for others
Parents not wishing their child to attend Assembly can exercise their right to withdraw their child, on written application to the Headteacher.