Changes to travelling to and from school procedures
If the normal procedure for your child traveling home and/or to school needs to alter on any given day, the school should receive notice of this via a note or phone call, advising of the change. (Please ensure as much notice as possible is given to the school, not at the last minute if avoidable) If either of these have not been received, your child will be sent home following the normal routine.
It is very difficult to make the most appropriate and safe decision when the school has not received notice from the parent/guardian/carer and a child is trying to tell us that they need to do something different to normal.
Often the child is unsure or confused and staff should not be expected to ‘fill in the blanks.’
In the interest of safety, if you wish a person not known to us or your child to collect your child, please inform the school of this, otherwise the child cannot be released into their custody.