School Opening Hours & Registration
Children are required in school 9.00am to 2.00pm
Monday to Friday
APPENDIX 12 – Registration process at school with effect from Monday 5th June 2023 (Updated 25th September 2023)
8.45am – 9.00am – Children arrive at school by parent or Local Authority Transport. Children are greeted by staff in the playground and escorted up to the classroom*. The member of SLT on-call will ask the PA to check the bus to ensure all children have disembarked and that no belongings have been left on the bus.
*Where children are struggling to go to the classroom, staff will support and supervise whilst the child is on the school grounds or within the view of staff. Should children abscond from the school site or perimeter, the staff will follow the Absconding Policy.
Bridgelea Withington: Messages which are passed to staff from parents/Passenger Assistants will be logged on CPOMS by the staff member receiving the message. This will be done before the register closes at 9.15am.
Bridgelea Longsight: Messages which are passed to staff from parents/Passenger Assistants will be logged on CPOMS. The On-Call SLT will make a note of the message and these will be uploaded onto CPOMS by the admin staff before the register closes at 9.30am.
9.15am – 9.30am – The playground gates will be locked at 9.15am. Children arriving after 9.15am are to enter the school through the main office entrance. Children must sign in on Inventry (staff can support with this where needed), Admin will update the register for the child’s attendance with an (L) code. The child will then be escorted to class**
**The SLT on call will determine how many staff are required to wait in the school foyer to greet children who have not arrived.
9.00am – 9.30am – Children will be in the classroom where the Class Teacher will take the register on SIMs***. Children who are in the classroom or are confirmed (seen) by a member of staff to be in school, will be given a (/) mark on the school register. Children who are not in the classroom or who have not been confirmed as being in school by a member of staff will be given an (N) code.
***Some children struggle to transition into the classroom in the morning before 9.30am.
9.30am – The school register officially closes and all staff will go to classrooms. Admin will run a report from SIMS for all pupils who have been issued an (N) code.
9.30am – 9.45am – An attendance sweep will be completed using the absentee list from SIMs by HLTA’s who will confirm with the main office if any child has arrived ****
****Should the HLTA’s be absent or required in class, the member of the SLT on-call will ensure that this is completed.
After 9.30am – children arriving will come through the main office entrance and they will sign in on Inventry. Admin will update the register for the child’s attendance with a (U) code. Admin will contact the classroom/retreat room for staff to be sent down to collect the child.
9.45am – Admin will start the process for contacting parents of absent children. All calls will be logged on CPOMS. If there is no answer from the parent/carer, a text message will be sent by School Spider.
11.30am-12.00noon – Children will be in the classroom where the Class Teacher will take the register on SIMs. Children who are in the classroom or are confirmed to be in school in another area with a member of staff, will be given a (/) mark on the school register.
Children who were absent at AM registration and the reason would indicate a full day absence will be given both the AM and PM agreed registration mark by admin staff as part of the 9.30am registration process.
12.00noon - Admin will run a report from SIMS for all pupils to ensure the afternoon registration process has been completed. Any class registers which are incomplete will be brought to the attention of a member of the SLT for follow up.