The School Day
The school week is 32.5 hours.
Registers are taken from 8.45am, by which time we expect all children to be in their classrooms ready to start the day. In the morning, we ask parents and carers to say goodbye to children at the main school gate, which is opened at 8:40am. Staff are on duty from this time, and children are expected to line up at their designated point. Children are collected from the playground by their class teacher at 8:45am. Early Years classes enter via the Early Years playground gate. Should you wish to pass a message to a class teacher, please speak to a member of staff on duty, or make contact via the school office.
|15 mins 10:15-11.00am depending on Year Group
|50mins 11.40-1.00 depending on Year Group
|15 mins 2:00pm- 2:15 (KS1)
|Day End (pick-up time)
Drop-off and pick-up
Gates open at 8.40am. Unless it is your child’s first week please say goodbye to children at the gate. If you do bring your child earlier than 8.40am, we ask that you remain with them until the school gate is opened. Alternatively, please consider using our Breakfast Club which opens at 7.30am. Pick up for all classes is 3.15pm. Children in Years 5 & 6 may walk home alone once a permission form has been submitted. Otherwise children are collected from outside of the classroom doors with the exception of Year 5 (collected from Astroturf) and Year 3 (collected from the back left corner of the playground by the small garden area outside of Spectrum)
The school follows the joint Education and Children’s Social Care protocols for dealing with children not collected at the end of the school day, available here: Protocol for Children Not Collected from School
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 on time 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.