Our school day
The white paper “Opportunity for all: strong schools with great teachers for your child” sets an expectation that all state-funded mainstream schools will deliver a minimum length of school week of 32.5 hours as soon as they can, and from September 2023 at the latest.
Here at Oak Green we already comply with this expectation. The 32.5 hour minimum expectation includes the time in each day from the official start of the school day (i.e. morning registration) to the official end to the compulsory school day (i.e. official home time). The 32.5 hour minimum includes breaks and lunch times as well as teaching time and any extra-curricular activities that all pupils are expected to attend. It does not include optional before or after school provision.
If you have more than one child who needs to be collected at the same time, please collect the youngest child first.
We would like all children to be independent and carry their own equipment, lunches, bottles and walk in to school (or cycle/scoot). All children and adults must come off their bike/scooter before they enter the school grounds.
We encourage KS2 children to be able to walk to school by themselves. School staff are on the gates to supervise and speak to. Once inside, the children can go straight to their entrance points from the gate. We operate a soft start, which means children do not line up and wait for their teacher, once the doors are open then they can go straight in.
It is essential that children arrive on time. Lateness is very disruptive to learning, the children’s classrooms and office business.