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22/10/21

Congratulations to Lois in Penguin Class for achieving her Diamond Standard in presentation. https://t.co/wCPhuA8cdM

22/10/21

More from our fabulous Cultural Day event! https://t.co/0ewNK3l3Ui

22/10/21

Thank you to all our parents who came into our Cultural Day event yesterday, it was great to share their learning with you and enjoy activities together. https://t.co/RyduR5CTPo

22/10/21

It is wonderful seeing so many children in their traditional dress to end our fabulous Cultural Week! https://t.co/HG8ZiVebmy

21/10/21

Happy Birthday to Harrison, Harley, Jasmine, Monte, Alexandru and Evelyn celebrating their birthdays this week and next week, we hope you have fantastic day. https://t.co/laD4yMAXQD

20/10/21

Penguin Class had a basketball tournament today! https://t.co/7SwKO1edaW

20/10/21

Penguin Class enjoyed learning about Nigeria and Kenya as part of Cultural Week. https://t.co/Vl2A3VEcbc

20/10/21

Year 5 really enjoyed tasting Nigerian Jollof Rice this week during Cultural Week. https://t.co/kMz6SeEgkr

19/10/21

Saiya spoke to the children about Canada and Pakistan this week as part of Cultural week, well done! https://t.co/VAJLoig70v

19/10/21

Mr Smith came in to speak to about Australia for our Cultural Week, thank you! https://t.co/iVJh5CsKtF

19/10/21

More from our fabulous Cultural Week, thank you to Arjan's Dad who came in to talk about Sikhism. https://t.co/fmAIof0iCU

19/10/21

Keiva in Year 5 has painted this wonderful canvas, well done it is fantastic! https://t.co/QohlM3feZF

19/10/21

The start to our Cultural Week has been amazing!! Thank you to our parents who are giving up their time to speak to the children this week, we really appreciate it here is Mrs Okeleke talking to them about Nigeria. https://t.co/fbhta6SOJl

19/10/21

RockSteady were enjoying their rehearsals yesterday. https://t.co/d3kacePCNS

19/10/21

Our School Council have been busy updating the child friendly safeguarding policy during their meeting today. https://t.co/CFgRA1uClI

19/10/21

Space 2 Talk sessions. Please see the flyer for information. No formal diagnosis is required to access any of their services. To attend the sessions please follow this link to book: https://t.co/AnrUSL8IVQ https://t.co/5ZCWTJyM7d

18/10/21

Owl Class have been making life-size skeletons by drawing around their bodies and labelling the parts with scientific names. https://t.co/wpD8bGc9sF

15/10/21

Patrick Tootal has been speaking to Year 5 and 6 about his experiences as a child in World War 2. https://t.co/FOwyiVs06d

15/10/21

The Governors enjoyed meeting with the School Council today. https://t.co/b7TOV5lcad

15/10/21

A wonderful montage of artwork linked to Vincent van Gogh, a special thank you to Megan in Year 5 for creating beautiful canvases. https://t.co/am7bSPRC6c

15/10/21

Poppy in Year 6 has written a fantastic final published piece of work on her evacuee learning. https://t.co/VSKAdPlpXi

15/10/21

Chloe with her fabulous Diamante poem. https://t.co/rkzdNmTOSy

15/10/21

Some wonderful examples of the final outcomes of what the children have learnt about the Amazon rainforest. https://t.co/35V9zvxuDZ

15/10/21

Kai and Arabella are showcasing their learning on the Amazon rainforest. https://t.co/fu6dwJhQBu

15/10/21

Astrid is busy completing her published work on her rainforest learning. https://t.co/5PoYJNP7tK

15/10/21

Our Governors have been visited school today with a focus on reading, they enjoyed hearing some of our pupils read to them. https://t.co/gUbBiknjC2

14/10/21

Dolphin Class have been busy starting to make their Anderson Shelters linked to their WW2 learning. https://t.co/WpErRZAAZe

14/10/21

We held a Rights Respecting Assembly today focusing on International Day for Disaster Reduction. The children learnt about the impact of disasters and the advances the world has made in making places safer from disasters. https://t.co/WGYsYhnuvr

12/10/21

Panda Class have been taking their first steps learning to ride a bike today, they have enjoyed a balanceability session on balance bikes. 🚴‍♀️ https://t.co/4rQMwsqNo7

11/10/21

Happy Birthday to Daisy, Ava, Madison, CeCe and Lily-Ann who are celebrating their birthdays this week, have a fantastic day! https://t.co/uRAQ3WWHu4

11/10/21

Well done to jasmine for her amazing maths learning! https://t.co/ifSlbXEKHB

11/10/21

Thank you for all your generous Harvest donations, we enjoyed celebrating Harvest Festival on Friday and thank you to everyone who volunteered and came to the service. https://t.co/rgMcvq0Uku

08/10/21

We are celebrating World Mental Health Day on Sunday. Our website has great information and resources to support your wellbeing, follow this link to take a look: https://t.co/OHoM0FmrRy https://t.co/Geb0Q2nIti

06/10/21

Debate club are putting forward the debate 'It's good to be famous'. They are planning their arguments for and against. https://t.co/j7G2tEOPv5

05/10/21

Meet our new School Councilors who have been elected this week. https://t.co/Zyiu55PqQO

05/10/21

Happy Birthday to Raj, Chloe, Max and Krista celebrating their birthdays this week, we hope you have a fantastic day! https://t.co/0C6I8LeXTS

04/10/21

On Friday's in assembly we celebrate the children's commitment to the wider curriculum. This week we focused on musical talent, everyone enjoyed the performance! 🎼 https://t.co/qxtv4CIpUC

29/09/21

Lily-Ann in Penguin Class has written this fabulous published version of a setting description from Goodnight Mr Tom! https://t.co/ltD1IoZ1Q5

29/09/21

We are taking bookings for our Open Morning tours for prospective parents, who have children due to start school in September 2022. Please see the flyer for dates and details of how to book. We look forward to welcoming you into our school. https://t.co/HQzCu9StqR

27/09/21

Happy Birthday to Hayden celebrating his birthday this week, we hope you have a great day! https://t.co/Rts1l5vMPV

Safety and Medical Procedures in School

In order to keep our children safe in school every day we would like to remind parents and visitors to VIPS Holborough Lakes of the following rules:

All adults (including parents, visitors and volunteers) must sign in at the school office before visiting a member of staff or a classroom.  They will then be issued a visitors’ sticker before entering the main school building. 

First Aid and Medical Needs

A number of our staff members have first aid and paediatric first aid qualifications. At VIPS Holborough Lakes in the event that First Aid is required we follow our 'First Aid Procedures' that all staff have access to and are familiar with. Please click here to view our VIAT First Aid policy. 

We follow the guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings published by HSC, further information on this can be found here.

Medical Care Plans

Some children may require a medical care plan while at school, if your child has a medical condition that requires a care plan please ensure you contact the school office and complete our medical care plan form. All medical care plans will be reviewed by the school on an annual basis and parents must inform the school of any changes that need to be made throughout the course of the year. 

Administering Medicines

Parents must notify the school of any medical issues relating to their child including any medication.  

We will only administer medicine if it has been prescribed by a doctor (including Calpol) and if we are able to see the prescription label on the packaging.  To make sure your child receives the right dose at the right time, parents must complete a form from the school office and leave the medicine with the office staff. The medicine must be collected by an adult from the school office at the end of the day.  Children are not allowed to have medicine in their own bags or self medicate.

It is the parents responsibility to ensure that the school are provided with the medication their child requires in school, for example: asthma pump, epipen and long term medication. Parents must collect this at the end of each term and ensure that it is 'in date' and returned to school the following term. 

Site Safety

We have a comprehensive Health and Safety policy to ensure that our premises are safe for all. This includes undertaking risk assessments for all school activities, trips, as well as for aspects of the site.

We have an 'Evacuation Procedure' and 'Lockdown Procedure' that all staff have access to and are familiar with. 

Lost Property 

All items of uniform and children's belongings must be labelled. It is your child's responsibility to ensure that they do not lose their uniform, PE kits or other belongings. If an unnamed item is handed into lost property it will be kept in the lost property box in the school office. Parents can check the lost property box if their child loses an item by coming to the school office.

Planned Absence

If your child is due to have a planned absence from school (i.e medical appointment, funeral) please ensure that you inform the school office as soon as you are aware. Where possible please provide at least 1 weeks notice.  All planned absences require a form to be completed, when you notify the office we will arrange for a form to be sent home with your child for you to complete and return, these forms  can also be found below. If your child will be arriving late to school, due to the appointment,  but will be back before lunch, please state if they will be having a packed lunch or a school dinner.

We ask that where possible medical appointments are made outside of school hours, routine opticians and dental appointments are usually readily available at the weekend or after school.

Please be reminded that we do not authorise any family holidays during school time.

If your child is ill, you must notify the school office by leaving a message on the absence line no later than 9.30am.

Absence Request Form - Medical

Absence Request Form - School Visit, Funeral, Holiday etc.

Links to information for parents and carers 

Children with health needs who cannot attend school - Policy 

School Health Kent 

School Public Health Referral Form 

Asthma UK 

Young Epilepsy 

Change4Life

Live Well Kent

NHS - Children and Young People's Services

Kent Children and Young People's Mental Health Service

HeadStart Kent

Kent County Council Health Services