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Mission Statement

“Learn to Live”

We are an infant school with a large nursery class, working in partnership with the Children Centre network, to provide education and care to the community of Ryhope. We prepare our learning community to develop confidently and successfully, supporting lifelong learning.

We are a caring organisation and by example encourage the children to show concern for others and to become aware of their influence on the environment and the need to care for and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage and ethnic diversity within the school and the wider community.

We believe that the provision of a secure, caring, and stimulating learning environment will enable the children, regardless of race and gender, to acquire positive attitudes, the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to become confident, independent learners.

Within a creative curriculum each individual will learn to be reflective, build relationships, show resilience and be resourceful within a nurturing environment which supports risk taking.

We are committed to creating a feeling of partnership within the school community, involving parents, staff, children, governors and all other stakeholders, by responding to change and innovation in a positive, flexible and inclusive manner.

We provide a safe, happy, responsible, well- organised community where all members can learn and be valued as individuals.

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Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

Please see our "Staying Safe During Covid-19" Page for the most up to date information.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

We are still open for children of Critical or Key Workers.  To book a place, please contact [email protected] 

We will be opening our school to these workers only when parents are scheduled to work.  The school will be open from 8:50am to 3:15pm.  There will be no breakfast or afterschool care available

If you are a “Key Worker” and are not scheduled to work, your child MUST stay at home.  If you have a partner at home who is NOT a “Key Worker”, your child should also remain at home.  This is to protect all of our children, staff and their families.

Free School Meal Vouchers

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From Monday 20th April 2020, all children eligible for benefits-related free school meals will benefit from a national voucher scheme allowing them to continue to access meals whilst they stay at home.

Schools will provide every eligible child with a weekly shopping voucher worth £15 to spend at supermarkets while we are closed due to coronavirus.

The vouchers can be spent on food at a range of shops including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S, with the Department for Education working to get more shops to join the scheme as soon as possible.

These vouchers will only be available during the normal term time and will not be available over the Easter break. 

Please see our Staying Safe During Covid-19 Page for further information on how to receive the shopping vouchers.