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AL HUDA PRIMARY & LITTLE GEMS

We want children at Al Huda Primary & Little Gems to learn, to lead and to make a difference

BEST PRACTICE

What is a typical school day?

8.30 a.m.: Doors are opened to admit pupils into the school building

8.40 a.m.: Doors are closed

8.45 a.m.: Registration

2.50 p.m.: End of the school day

Pupils who are late for school must report to the office and sign in. Parents have a legal responsibility to ensure their children are in school on time. Continual lateness may be followed up by the Headteacher

How do you enter or leave the school?

  • Parents should wait for their children outside the school building
  • When parents have an appointment, they should enter by the office area at all times and sign in as an official visitor
  • Pupils and parents are requested not to walk through the school to meet other children
  • Written notification should be sent in advance if pupils have to leave school during school hours’ pupils must be collected from school
  • Dogs are not allowed on the premises for health & safety reasons
  • Smoking is not permitted on the school site
  • Bad language and aggressive behaviour is a poor example to everyone
  • Pupils will be expected to use their appropriate doors into school
  • Parents and pupils are requested to observe our code of conduct at all times.

As Muslims is there worship?

Muslims pray collectively five times a day.

  • The 2nd prayer of the day called the Duhr prayer falls within the school day.
  • Pupils from Reception to Year 6 take part in this prayer every day after lunch.

Parents have the right to withdraw their child from prayers.

Do you provide any learning support?

Al-Huda is a fully inclusive school and is committed to supporting the full range of special educational needs and learning difficulties, both high and low ability and physical, medical or emotional need.

Learning Support is supported through appropriate resources. Every effort is made to ensure that such a child is not discriminated against through the admissions policy.

What if my child has excelled his peers?

We recognise the talents and abilities of our more able pupils. Where possible, children receive additional opportunities to develop their skills in a variety of challenges and activities.

What options are for school meals?

Our school meal menus follow the recommended guidelines and offer a range of healthy, well-balanced meals.

The menus follow a 3 weekly rota which is available to view in the foyer.

Money needs to be paid at the school office at the start of each month.

How do you deal with medical matters?

Accidents

Minor accidents are dealt with at school. It is the school policy that parents will be contacted and informed of any accidents that occur during the school day.

An incident form will be sent home which will need to be checked, signed and returned to school the next day. Trained First Aiders are available during school hours.

Medicines

Asthma Inhalers are kept in the first aid station and are freely available as required.

A log is kept monitoring each use.

Pupils who use inhalers should take them with them every time they are off-site including swimming and trips.

Parents need to complete a School Asthma Form available from the school office

Procedures for Managing Medicines

Medicines are only to be administered at school when it would be detrimental to a child’s health or school attendance not to do so.

No child is given a prescription or non-prescription medicines without their parent’s written consent or given a medicine containing aspirin unless prescribed by a doctor.

Medication, e.g. for pain relief, is never administered without first checking maximum dosages and when the previous dose was taken.

The prime responsibility for a child’s health always lies with the parent/carer who is responsible for the child’s medication and should supply the school with information regarding the management of the child’s condition such that the school fully meets the child’s needs.

As part of our commitment to the child’s inclusion in supporting themselves, we also encourage self-administration of medicine wherever possible.

What is your expectation from us as parents?

Firstly, please inform the school immediately if there is any change to your home address or contact telephone numbers. It is important that contact numbers are correct should any emergency arise. A form is available from the reception area to update information.

The partnership between home and school is extremely important to the education of your child.

Al-Huda believes that a child learns best when supported by its family and the wider community.

As a school, we are committed to establishing and maintaining a productive partnership in which the contribution of the home is valued. Parents can support their child in a variety of ways:

  • Ensure that their child attends school regularly, arrives on time on time and has everything they need
  • Inform the school about any concerns or problems which might affect their child’s work or behaviour
  • Support them with reading, tables and spellings homework or any other learning activity
  • Attend parent’s events and discussions about their child’s progress
  • Encourage their child to join in extra-curricular activities which interest them
  • Support school policies, rules and the code of behaviour
  • Convey support for the school, respecting the building, the staff and the environment and behaving appropriately whilst on the premises

If there is a complaint what should I do?

The school has procedures for dealing with complaints either about general matters or the curriculum including special educational needs. Complaints should be directed to the Headteacher in the first instance. Complaint forms are available in the school foyer.

The number of formal complaints received this academic year is 3.

Do pupils go on school visits?

We aim to provide children with a stimulating education which is varied and challenging. Local and residential visits are organised by the school.

These are planned, in discussion with Governors and costed in advance.

In the interest of safety, some children may be refused the privilege of joining a visit if their behaviour in school does not show the level of personal responsibility that is felt appropriate.

Day or part-time visits during school hours are normally part of the curriculum and not therefore optional.

A contribution may be requested for each visit where transport is provided.

School trips will be charged in accordance with the school’s Charging Policy which is available upon request.

No child is refused the opportunity to take part in educational visits on the basis of financial hardship but trips may be cancelled due to insufficient funds.

Are there any monetary charges?

The school reserves the right to charge in any circumstance permissible under the 1988 Education Reform Act.

Where parents indicate in advance that they wish to own the finished product from a practical activity, they may be asked to provide or pay for the ingredients, materials, equipment etc. No child will be disadvantaged because of non-payment, although the right to take an item home may be dependent on payment.

Do you hold parent - teacher meetings?

We have a pattern of parent meetings which are held three times a year.

In-depth discussions can also be arranged at other times, should the need arise. The partnership between home and school is extremely important to the education of your child.

You can support your child in a variety of ways both at home and at school. We hope you will take every opportunity to join and share in the community of Al-Huda Primary School for the benefit of your child.

What are the procedures for emergency closure?

In extreme circumstances, it may be necessary to close the school early or for the day. This decision will be made in the light of information available at the time and will be taken in the best interests of the school as a whole.

We always aim to give as much notice as possible to parents, however, in the case of an emergency closure e.g. heating breakdown, this is not always possible. In these circumstances the information will be sent to all parents/carers using the text message service, it is therefore vital that we have up to date contact information for all pupils.

  • Learning program with after-school
  • Positive learning environment
  • Learning through play

SCHOOL FEATURES

POPULAR EDUCATION FOR YOUR CHILD

Children grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually through activities relating to themselves and others. Within our school, we have a wealth of diversity of thought, experience and culture, which enhances each child’s development.

It is our intention to create a very happy ‘family school’ where there is a sense of purpose and well-being, a connection with our precious pupils and their families, a place where children and adults are glad to be. Good behaviour is looked for, acknowledged and always rewarded.

By consistently focusing on the child’s strengths and achievements. We aim not only for academic success but also to build a tradition of respect, good manners, and a sense of responsibility amongst our children. Your children will have the widest possible curriculum in a positive climate that enables everyone to succeed.

Al-Huda has many factors within the school to inspire all our children to become strong, enthusiastic and happy learners

At the same time, to also revive holistic Islamic Tarbiyah, and by using the Qur’an and Sunnah as guiding beacons we educate children on Islamic knowledge, creed and morals.

In regards to our Islamic faith throughout our daily life. We provide a religious syllabus which develops our children’s knowledge and understanding of our faith.

In a responsible manner, showing respect, courtesy and consideration at all times in accordance with the teachings of the Prophet (ﷺ). We have very high expectations of our pupils in this regard and all children are encouraged to act as Ambassadors for Islam, throughout primary school.

 

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