Mulberry 2019 - 2020

Miss McCormick

Miss McCormick

Miss Eleanor McCormick - Teacher

Miss Whitfield

Miss Whitfield

Miss Michaela Whitfield - Teaching Assistant

Miss Armstrong

Miss Armstrong

Mrs Sonia Armstrong - Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Mulberry!

Welcome back to the Summer term! We had a brilliant Autumn and Spring Term and can not wait to see what the Summer Term has in store for us! For more information please look at our class timetable below and the tabs above. 

Key Information:

Our wonderful Reading Ambassador is Lochlan. He is passionate about reading and is making significant progress because he loves to read for pleasure.  

Our Junior Leadership Team Representatives are Maja and Danielle. Both girls love to think of changes to make our school a better place. 

PE will be on Monday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school, this includes appropriate footwear for outdoors as Monday's PE session will be outside (weather dependant).

Please listen to your read child every night and sign their reading record. Children who do read every night, for a whole week, will go into our class prize draw which will be announced each week. 

Home learning will be sent home every Thursday and should be returned to school by the following Tuesday.

Key Date: Our Class Assembly will take place on Friday 6th March. 

Attendance and Absence

The attendance and lateness of children is monitored here at The Arches as well as the Educational Welfare Department of the local authority. From September 2015, the government stated that persistent absence is where a child’s attendance is below 90%.

Children should arrive at school for 8:45am. Active learning begins at 8.55 am and children are officially late from this time. If your child arrives after this time, your child will recorded as late. If three lates are recorded at any one stage, our Learning Mentor will issue a letter and be in contact with you to aim to improve the situation. 

Lateness affects children in a variety of ways:

·       They may feel embarrassed or upset about coming into a classroom once the session has begun.

·       They miss out on important morning work  which helps settle children into the day.

.       They may miss out on vital interventions which allow for pre-teaching before the core learning sessions. 

·       They don’t feel included in the daily routine from the start and this affects confidence and well-being.

·       A child arriving late can disrupt the learning of the rest of the class.

Lateness Procedure

The school gates are locked promptly at 8.55 am. After this time you will need to bring your child/children into school through the main entrance where you will be asked to sign your child in at the school office, giving the time and reason for lateness.

Absence Procedure

If your child is unwell, please phone the school on the morning of your child’s absence by 9.00am. The office staff will record this information and will not need to bother you with follow up calls or letters.

If you forget to call in, a member of staff will follow up this absence either with a call or text asking why your child/children are not at school. In the first instance, this is to ensure the safety of your child. However, we also need you to clarify the reason for all absences or else we have to mark the absence as unauthorised.


School uniform

The school uniform helps us to promote a sense of ownership and pride within our school. Please ensure all uniform is clearly labelled with your child's full name. All children at The Arches Primary School are asked to wear the following;

  • Purple jumper/cardigan
  • Grey or black trousers/skirt/shorts or pinafore
  • Purple shirt/polo shirt
  • Black school shoes (No trainers please)
  • Purple gingham dress (During Summer months)

Pupils with long hair are advised to wear it up. If your child wishes to wear a bow please ensure it is either purple, black, grey or white and of an appropriate size. Children are discouraged from wearing jewellery to school, items include; earrings, watches, rings, bracelets and necklaces.

If you have any questions or queries then please don't hesitate to come and see any of us in the morning when you drop your child off at school or when you collect in the afternoon. Alternatively, you can phone the school to arrange an appointment that is more convenient to you. We are always here to offer help and support. 

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