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Useful Links

Welcome to our new website.  We will add links to external websites in this section which we feel will offer useful information, advice and guidance to parents. However, although Ryhope Infant School website includes links to external sites and free online materials, such resources are owned by their respective copyrights and we do not lay claim to any material externally produced.  Nor do we have responsibility for content on linked sites.  These links are checked regularly for appropriateness and continuity. If you find any materials which concern you, please inform us immediately.  Should the owner of externally produced material object to a link, the link will be removed immediately.

If parents know of other useful websites that may be of interest to other parents, please contact the school.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Attendance and punctuality.pdf

Medical Information.pdf

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

BBC Adult Learning – lots of information about getting into learning

City of Sunderland Education and Learning – This is the City of Sunderland home page that links to a wide range of education and learning webpages

BBC Parenting – Advice for Parents / Carers

DirectGov – latest and widest range of public services information

Oxford Owls – help your child’s learning with free tips and e-books

Free School Meals – Find out if your child is eligible to free school meals

Family Information Service – The Families Information Service (FIS) is a new and improved service for parents and carers that provides information about all aspects of family life. The service can offer help, advice or signposting to other organisations. It’s for all families; whether you are expecting your first child or a parent of a teenager.

Tax Credits

Child Tax Credit
You can claim Child Tax Credit if you are responsible for one child (or young person) or more. You do not have to be working to claim. Child Tax Credit will be paid in addition to Child Benefit and any Working Tax Credit.You can claim for a child until 1 September following his/her sixteenth birthday, or a young person aged 16-18 who:

  • is in full time education, up to and including ‘A’ levels
  • has left full-time education but does not have a job or training place and has registered with the careers or connexions service
  • is not claiming income support or tax credits in his or her own right
  • is not serving a custodial sentence of four months or more imposed by a court

Working Tax Credit
Working Tax Credit is a payment to top up the earnings of working people on low incomes. There are extra amounts for working households in which someone has a disability. People who are responsible for a child or young person can claim Working Tax Credit if they are aged 16 years or over and work at least 16 hours a week. As part of Working Tax Credit, you may qualify for extra help towards the costs of registered or approved childcare. The tax credits could help pay up to 80% of your childcare costs.
If you need further advice about Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit or the claim forms you can:

  • telephone the Inland Revenue Helpline on (0845) 300 3900
  • textphone the helpline on (0845) 300 3909
  • visit the Inland Revenue website
  • visit any Inland Revenue enquiry centre

Walk to School

Guidance on Infection Control in Schools

Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group

Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group-Have your say

School Nursing & Health Visiting Service

Be Dog Smart Parent Leaflet

Be Dog Smart – Expecting a Baby Leaflet

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.