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Reception School Trip
June 13, 2018
Dear Parents of children in Reception Classes
In conjunction with the topics that we have covered this year involving animals from around the world, we have organised a trip to Shepreth Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire.
The date for the trip is Wednesday 13th June 2018. At Shepreth, the children will experience a day of activities including an education session on nocturnal animals with hands on experiences with various species.
In order for this trip to take place we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £16 per child. Please note that no child will be excluded from any such activity on the basis of cost. However, we are sure you will appreciate that we will not be able to go ahead with the proposed visit if there is a substantial lack of financial support for individual children. Please could you sign the permission slip below and return it to school by Friday 11th May. As the school has to pay the full cost of the trip in advance, we cannot give refunds if your child is off sick. Payment should be made via www.scopay.com/pottonlower-bedfordshire and a letter with your child’s link code has been sent home.
There is an undercover and an outside picnic area for our use; handwashing facilities are available at the venue. The children can bring their own packed lunch in a disposable bag if they wish, alternatively a packed lunch will be provided by the school. The children will have an experienced guide on hand during their visit. Experiences such as these greatly enhance the learning for children, and provide them with opportunities which are difficult to re-create in a classroom setting.
Miss Coppenhall & Miss Clarke
Reception Class Teachers
Behaviour on an organised school trip.
It is a primary aim of our school that every member of the school community feels valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. The school’s Behaviour Policy is therefore designed to lead the way in which all members of the school can live and work together in a supportive way. It aims to provide an environment where everyone feels safe and happy.
The school expects every member of the school community to behave in a
considerate way towards others when we are in school or on an organised school trip.
Our five rules are:
- To follow instructions.
- To listen to all adults working in school and each other.
- To be gentle, kind and polite: keep hands, feet and unkind words to yourself.
- To value people’s belongings: respect the school and others people’s property.
- To be honest and tell the truth.Pupil Behaviour outside school – whilst wearing school uniform.
The Headteacher and teachers have a statutory power to discipline pupils for misbehaving outside of the school premises. Section 89(5) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 gives Headteacher’s a specific statutory power to regulate pupils’ behaviour in these circumstances “to such extent as is reasonable.”
This will apply to any misbehaviour when the child is:
- taking part in any school-organised or school-related activity
- travelling to or from school
- wearing school uniform
- in some other way identifiable as a pupil at the school
or misbehaviour at any time, whether or not the conditions above apply, that:
- could have repercussions for the orderly running of the school
- poses a threat to another pupil or member of the public or
- could adversely affect the reputation of the school