Reception Intake September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers                                                                                                                                            

Welcome to The Harlington and Sundon Academy Trust

I am delighted to be able to warmly welcome you and your child to The Harlington and Sundon Academy Trust. Our Academy is a partnership of two schools. We work with the community, trustees, staff and parents to create a safe and happy environment where every child achieves their maximum potential.

Our school is currently responding to the Coronavirus pandemic and as such, our welcome and transition process will be different to previous years. However, we are committed to make your child’s entry into our school smooth, supportive and successful. I look forward to getting to know you and your child.

Our school has extremely positive relationships with children, parents and all members of our community and we look forward to building this relationship with you. By working together, we can provide firm foundations for an enjoyable and ambitious learning journey for your child. and working in partnership to support and nurture your child’s experiences and education over the coming years.

The Harlington and Sundon Academy Trust strives to offer a curriculum that gives children the best possible start to their education by developing their independence, curiosity, imagination and desire to learn; we want children to leave our school with a collection of memorable learning experiences. The Academy endeavours to provide a stimulating learning environment, offering a variety of high quality and exciting learning opportunities and experiences within a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum promotes our common values whilst recognising and valuing our differences within school and the wider community.

Administration

Last term, you should have received an email from Mrs Clarke, our Office Manager. She will be contacting parents with two packs over the coming weeks.

Pack 1 - will contain forms that we require to add your child to the school administration system. Please return these as soon as possible. If you have not received Pack 1 please contact Mrs Clarke via our school email:  
sundonlower@sundon.cbeds.co.uk

Pack 2 - all pack 2 documents can be found at the bottom of this page.  If you have any queries please contact Mrs Clarke via our school email:  sundonlower@sundon.cbeds.co.uk

Welcome Presentation At present we are unable to invite parents into school for our new Intake evening. However, our Early Years team have created a presentation for you which gives lots of information about starting Reception and preparing your child for school. The welcome presentation can be found at the bottom of this page.

 

Teacher Contact

Our Reception Teachers look forward to meeting you all and giving your child a positive start to life in our school. From Monday 15th June 2020 your child’s class teacher will be contacting parents by telephone for a 5 to 10 minute call during the daytime. These calls are planned to take place over the following two weeks. Following our welcome to Reception presentation you may have thoughts or questions you would like to discuss with your child’s class teacher. This will give you an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Supporting Transition

Ensuring a supportive transition for your child is our absolute priority. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made some changes to our usual procedures. We continue to follow guidance from the DfE and Local Authority and rest assured the safety and well-being of staff and children are our key priority however, please be aware that any plans may be subject to change. Our proposed transition procedures are as follows:

  • Monday 7th September 2020. Our current Nursery children will start Reception from 8.50am to 3.15pm.
  • Tuesday 8th September 2020 ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for the new Reception children. You and your child will be invited to attend this session. This is an exciting opportunity for you and your child to meet your child’s teacher and see their classroom from 9.30am to 11.30am.
  • Wednesday 9th September 2020.  Our group of new Reception children will start school from 8.50 am to 3.15pm.

We have planned a staggered entry into school as we recognise that children may have had a significant period not in an educational setting. We are grateful for your support in this. These dates and timings remain subject to change dependent on the easing of lockdown measures and the progression of Covid-19. We will communicate any changes to you.

Yours sincerely
Mrs C White
Headteacher

  1. Reception Intake September 2020 Welcome Presentation
  2. Getting Ready for School Booklet
  3. Intake Booklet
  4. What to expect and when. A Parents Guide
  5. Free School Meals