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RESPONDING TO PARENTS’ CONCERNS
We aim for a close working partnership with parents/carers and, if parents/carers are anxious about any aspect of their child’s education, they can approach the school.
Day to day concerns
If a parent has any concerns about their child they are invited to raise them with the class teacher. Often a brief word can resolve misunderstandings, for more in depth discussion an appointment for a mutually convenient time may need to be made.
More serious concerns
These may need to be discussed with the Headteacher if possible in person.
If a parent remains dissatisfied after discussion with the head then the Chair of Governors can be contacted in writing, care of the school.
The school has adopted a complaints procedure recommended by the Local Authority, details of which are available from the school office or the Surrey County Council website.
Relationships and Confidentiality
The school will respond to any concern or complaint without any adverse effect on the relationship between the child and staff. It may be necessary to talk to the child to clarify the circumstances giving rise to a concern.
All concerns raised by parents are treated in confidence.
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Please take a moment to read the important information contained within our Parking Policy. This provides details regarding the restrictions on parking within the school grounds, on School Lane and the surrounding area. There are also guidelines in place for the safe use of School Lane by pedestrians.
What will happen if it snows (or school cannot open for any other reason)?
There will be an updated message on the Weather Alert page of the website as close to 8am as possible.
You will receive a text message via ParentMail IF THE SCHOOL IS TO CLOSE.
If for any reason ParentMail fails, staff will confirm closure as soon as possible.
Only travel to school if it is safe to do so.
Helping in school
There are many areas of school life which would be impossible without the help of volunteers: parents, grandparents, friends, either on a regular or occasional basis. This help covers activities in school like cooking, gardening, sewing, library time or outside school such as accompanying outings. We really appreciate the high level of support that volunteers offer. All regular helpers are required to complete a CRB check.
When your child is ill
Please contact the school office by 9.30am on the first day of absence and send a letter explaining the absence on your child's return to school.
IF YOUR CHILD SUFFERS FROM VOMITING AND/OR DIARRHOEA THEY SHOULD NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER THEIR LAST SYMPTOM.
We will only allow children to be collected by people other than their parents if we have received the appropriate authorisation. Our Collection Slips can help you with this.
The Dorking Schools' Partnership
The Dorking Schools' Partnership is a collaboration between secondary, primary and infant schools in the Dorking area committed to supporting and developing the opportunities for the children in the schools located in South Mole Valley.
Headteachers meet regularly to plan strategically and as a small school we benefit in many ways:
We have access to partnership staff training activities which offer excellent value for money and ensure consistency of approach between different schools in the area. We work together to ensure that as a small school we can access opportunities provided by the larger community of schools.
We are members of the Dorking Schools Language Development Group which promotes and provides funding for teaching of modern foreign languages across the partnership. Our children take part in the annual ” Big Sing” where primary age children come together to perform in other languages and we can benefit from strong partnership links with other countries, for example China.
We co-ordinate our special needs provisions, sharing expertise and funding wherever possible and enabling access to a wide range of multidisciplinary pupil support professionals. We are part of the Sports Partnership which provides opportunities for staff training and sports events for pupils. Governors from partnership schools are invited to a Governors' Forum regularly which provides opportunities for training and to keep up to date.