Parents Handbook

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About the Club

Headley Park after school club is registered to provide childcare for children aged 3-11 years. It operates 3.15p.m -6 p.m. weekdays, during term time. We are based in the hall and the classroom off the hall known as the burrow. We have access to the playground, field, library and cooking area.

 

Aims

The club aims to provide a safe, secure and relaxing environment for the children in our care. We endeavour to offer activities similar to those found in the home.

 

What we offer

We offer a wide range of activities including; cookery, craft, board games, reading, imaginary play, construction, sport, ipads and much more. During their time at the club the children choose what activities suit them best.

A piece of fruit and drink are offered on arrival at the club and a hot snack is prepared at 4.15. This is a snack and is not intended to substitute a main evening meal. In order to develop independence the children are encouraged to prepare their own snack and clear away after themselves. We use fresh ingredients and follow statutory guidelines. Individual dietary requirements and parental preferences are met wherever possible.

 

Staffing

Our afterschool club is led by Kirstie Hunter a qualified teacher and assisted by Laura Foley a Level 2 practitioner. All our staff are experienced, and comply with the EYFS requirements for register childcare. Staff are expected to undertake professional development training.

 

Organisation

Headley Park after school club is run as part of Headley Park School and follow their policies and procedures as well as adopting ones specifically for after school club. A copy of these polices are available at your request.

 

Special needs

Headley park make every effort to accommodate and welcome any child with special needs. We work will work in liaison with parents/carers and relevant professionals to meet the child’s specific needs.

Our staff training programme includes specific elements relating to children with special needs.

We will endeavour to accommodate all children of all ability whilst working within the class limitations. Each case will be assessed individually and risk assessed to ensure everyone’s safety.

General Information

Behaviour

Children and staff have created rules for behaviour whilst at the club. These are displayed for children to see.

The club also operates a behaviour policy, summarised here. A full copy of this policy is available upon request.

Children are expected to respect each other, staff and visitors.

Staff will encourage an atmosphere of care and consideration between all members of the club including children, staff and visitors.

Headley Park after school club aims to encourage appropriate behaviour through praise and talking to children with courtesy.

Headley Park after school club will not tolerate bullying, discriminative or confrontational behaviour. The club has procedures for dealing with unacceptable behaviour.

 

Illness

We are unable to care for children who are ill. If your child has had diarrhoea or sickness please do not send them for 48 hours after the illness has ceased.

 

Accidents and first aid

Every precaution is taken to ensure the safety of the children at all times and the club is fully insured. There will be at least one first aid trained person at every session. We operate a first aid procedure and fire drills are carried out regularly.

 

Medication

Please let the club leader know if your child is taking prescribed medicine. Please note that that it is the schools policy that medication is not administered at afterschool except for inhalers and long term medication.

 

Complaints procedure

Headley Park after school club is a non-profit club; it is run to help parents and carers with planned child care. Fees are used for staff, food and resources. We value your opinions. If you have any queries, comments or need to discuss any matters concerning your child, please feel free to speak to the club leader or head teacher.

 

Contact

khunter@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk

After school phone (3pm-6pm) 07874659819

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Our Primary School

Miriam Fredrickson is Headteacher, Nick Smith Chair of the Local Governing Body and Emma Cave (Business Manager) is responsible for coordinating queries from parents and other members of the public. It is also great to be part of the Cathedral Schools Trust and to share best practice with their South Bristol schools to the benefit of all our pupils.

 

All queries relating to the school, request for paper copies of this website content and curriculum content should be directed to Miriam Fredrickson (Headteacher) office@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk.

 

SENDCO, Mark Inskip minskip@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk. Please see local offer under policies.

 

Chair of Governors, Nick Smith nsmith1@headleypark.bristol.sch.uk.

 

Headley Park falls within the Bristol City Council Local Authority Area https://www.bristol.gov.uk/.

 

The school complaints policy is shown in the policies tab of this website.

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Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 2:17am
We loved having @PrimaryBristol, @stokepark16 and @VPPBristol over this afternoon for a football round-robin. ⚽

Well done to all of the children involved - the matches were played in a great spirit and were a terrific example of what we're about within @CST_Schools 🙌 https://t.co/GqPWIZkRn6
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Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 2:50am
A big well done to our Boy's Football Team on their 5-5 draw this evening 👏

Thanks to @Greenfieldeact for being such great hosts 🙌

Amazing game to watch!
#TeamHP #SportForAll #Proud https://t.co/zGkDoXYN3D
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Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 6:09am
Friends of Headley Park put on an amazing fireworks display tonight. Thanks to all our volunteers and all the support from @StAldhelmsAFC1 and @allenstone25 and @distantthunder Brilliant community event https://t.co/wCykyc0lQw HeadleyParkPrim photo
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Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 1:03am
Hard fought 2-1 victory this evening vs @HarecliveEACT in the first game of the South Bristol Football League season.

Well done to all of the #TeamHP boys involved who played some great football ⚽
#SportForAll https://t.co/fxCkgGKgCy
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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 6:37pm
A brilliant experience meeting Team GB and @bristolwestac athlete, @EmilyDiamond11! 🏅

She shared her experiences, training routines and even her 2016 Olympic Bronze Medal! 🥉

A truly inspirational role-model. We'll be following your road Tokyo with interest!
#ThisSchoolRuns https://t.co/HCq4eCvTcr
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