Links to other useful websites
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school. We encourage you to share your views, as you'll be helping our school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about our school.
Starting primary school - Admission and Appeal information for Rotherham MBC area.
Department for Education - Lots of education information including School Performance Tables.
Pinders Schoolwear - All items of our new uniform are available online or from their retail outlet in Rotherham town centre.
Parent Code of Conduct Policy
At West Melton Primary School we have appropriate methods of raising concerns which are identified in our new Parent Code of Conduct Policy.
Aspects of this new policy were discussed at our Coffee Morning for parents/carers on Tuesday 25th April 2017. The Meeting Notes are available to download for those who were unable to attend.
Parents who still wish to ask any questions about the new policy are welcome to make an appointment to see a member of the SLT.
Parent/Carer Questionnaire 2016-2017
Staff and Governors are working hard to improve our school and are keen to hear the views of parents/carers. Please help us to make our school the best it can be by taking the time to print-off, complete and return this questionnaire (.pdf version) for each of your children.
Results 2016/17: Details can be found in our 2016/17 Questionnaire Results. We would like to thank all those parents/carers who took the time to complete the questionnaire in order to help us make our West Melton Primary an even better school for all our children.
Results 2015/16: Last year's results can be found in our 2015/16 Questionnaire Results.
Results 2014/15: 2014/15 results can be found in our 2014/15 Questionnaire Results.
Supporting your child
The West Melton Primary booklet 'How to help with primary reading, maths, homework' is available to download. It gives essential advice on how to help your child develop basic learning skills at primary school.
We use the Read, Write, Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with Reading. RWI is a phonic based approach to teaching reading that enables children to become fluent readers.
Our Read Write Inc - Information for Parents Leaflet is designed to offer information about how you can help with your child's reading development at home.
The following sites can also help you to support your child's learning at home:
The following sites can help keep children safe online:
- Internet Matters - Helping parents keep their children safe online.
- CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) which is part of the National Crime Agency.
- ThinkUknow has information for 5 year olds right up to 14 plus.
- Rotherham LSCB website has advice for children and young people, parents/carers, professionals and volunteers.
~ Free School Meals application - Did you know . . . just registering your child for Free School Meals means that the school gets extra money? See our explanation letter and register now to make sure we don't miss out!
~ School Dinner Choices Menu Winter 2016/17 - effective from 7th November 2016.
~ Pinders Schoolwear - All items of our new uniform are available online or from their retail outlet in Rotherham town centre.
Term Dates - Academic Year 2017/2018
|Academic Year begins||Mon 4th Sept 2017|
|Autumn Half Term||Friday 27th Oct 2017||Monday 6th Nov 2017|
|Christmas||Friday 22nd Dec 2017||Monday 8th Jan 2018|
|Spring Half Term||Friday 9th Feb 2018||Monday 19th Feb 2018|
|Easter||Friday 23rd Mar 2018||Monday 9th Apr 2018|
|May Day||Friday 4th May 2018||Tuesday 8th May 2018|
|Summer Half Term||Friday 25th May 2018||Mon 4th June 2018|
|Summer||Monday 23rd July 2018|
Our Term Dates - Academic Year 2017/18 are available to download.
Training Days - Academic Year 2017/2018
|Training Days (5) not included in above dates:|
|Monday 4th Sept 2017||Tuesday 5th Sept 2017||Monday 6th Nov 2017|
|Monday 29th Jan 2018||Monday 23rd July 2018|
Working Families Childcare
The downloadable Rotherham Families Information Service leaflet contains all the information shown below.
Currently all three and four year olds are entitled to 15 hours a week of free early learning (from the term after their 3rd birthday).
From September 2017 this will be doubled to 30 hours for working families.
To qualify, both parents need to be working (or the sole parent must be working in a lone parent family) and each parent earns on average:
- a minimum equivalent to 16 hours per week at national minimum wage or national living wage
- less than £100,000 per year
Families where one parent does not work or neither parent works will not usually be eligible for the entitlement unless:
- both parents are employed but one, or both parents is temporarily away from the workplace on maternity or paternity leave, adoption leave or statutory sick pay
- one parent is employed and one parent has substantial caring responsibilities based on specific benefits received for caring
- one parent is employed and one parent is disabled or incapacitated based on receipt of specific benefits
The Local Authority would like to know how you would like to take up the free 30 hour childcare entitlement so they can make sure there are enough places for everyone. www.rotherham.gov.uk/consultations
The government application process is not yet available, but as soon as it is ready details will be released on the Families Information Service Facebook page.
Tesco Wath-upon-Dearne - Bags of Help for Local Projects
Bags of Help is an exciting local community grant scheme where the money raised from plastic carrier bag sales is being used to fund thousands of local projects in communities right across the UK. Projects that bring benefit to their community will get the green light - these range from improving community buildings and outdoor spaces to buying new equipment, training coaches or volunteers, and hosting community events.
Nominate local projects or apply for funding: Tesco are encouraging community groups and charities to apply for a grant. They're also asking customers to nominate local projects that they'd like to see receive some cash. Find out more by visiting https://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/tescocommunityscheme.
Customers vote: Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in stores across England, Scotland and Wales, with the projects changing every other month. Each time you shop you will be offered a blue token at the checkout and be able to vote for your favourite project.
Grants are awarded: At the end of the voting period, all three projects will receive funding in each local area. The amount of funding available for individual local projects will range from £1,000 to £4,000.
This is the scheme I mentioned that is currently running at Tesco, Wath upon Dearne.
West Melton Primary have been nominated by a member of staff and we encourage other Parents/Carers and family members to do so as well.