Advice, Guidance and Support
School is now closed for the summer. School reopens for all pupils on Thursday 3rd September at 8:45 am.
For information about reopening parents, and carers have been contacted directly by email. All the information, including specific guidance, risk assessments and action planning, can also be found on the policies page of the website.
We would like to thank all our pupils, parents and carers, friends and families for your ongoing support during this difficult period and we wish you a happy and safe summer.
If you need any support, further information can be found below and on the wellbeing page.
Promoting Learning and Positive Behaviour at Home
NCSE have created a Behaviour Support Pack for Children and Young People with Additional Needs to help promote learning and positive behaviour in the home.
The aim of this Behaviour Support Pack is to support your child, you as a parent, and your family during this difficult time. This booklet is divided into 3 sections, the first two sections contain practical advice and strategies to promote learning and positive behaviour. The third section provides information regarding behaviour in crisis.
To access information and activities for home learning, please select the Home Learning section of the site.
If you need guidance or support, please see below.
Urgent Advice from the Child and Mental Health Service (CAMHS) - 01253 957160
CASHER (mental health support out of hours) - 07810696565
Do not go to your GP or hospital. Follow guidance on the NHS website
Other Health Issues:
If it's not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk; call a pharmacist for advice on medicines or common problems; use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services.
In an emergency call 999; find your nearest A&E
Safeguarding and Child Protection:
If you are concerned about a child Call 0300 123 6720 or out of hours 0300 123 6722.
If you think a child is in immediate danger – don't delay call the police on 999.
If you'd like to read more about health concerns, visit the nhs.uk to read about conditions, symptoms and treatment information and to find out how your medicine works, how and when to take it, and possible side effects.
We all have a duty to protect children and young people from harm caused by neglect or abuse. This includes investigating any allegations that a child might be being neglected or abused, and if necessary take appropriate action to protect the child.
We have shared voucher codes with parent-carers by email. If you are elgible for free school meals, please check your emails, including your junk and clutter folders, to receive your free school meal voucher code. If you have any issues please contact us.
What do OFSTED say?
"Positive relationships are the foundation of the school. Pupils are happy and thrive.
Their enthusiasm for learning and their love of school shines through. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school and are happy that they chose Great Arley."
Here is the link to our most recent OFSTED inspection that took place on 9 October 2018:
What do our parents and carers say?
"WOW! I was blown away with the whole school"
"You guys at Great Arley really are something special"
"Great Arley has transformed [her] life"
"A lovely school full of happy children and fabulous staff."
"Words can't explain how much Great Arley have helped my son and me. [...] All the staff are brilliant"
"My son has improved so much at this school. His self-confidence has grown. He has progressed in all areas not just education but social skills too. Most of all though he goes to school with a smile and when he comes home he is keen to tell me about his day."
"You should all be very proud of your school its staff and children"
"Great Arley has made a massive change to [his] life, he has improved greatly."
"Fantastic school. Cannot fault it or the hardworking staff that make it such a great school."
"Great Arley has been a real life-changer for my son. We have seen amazing progress in him. 2 years ago we didn't know if he'd ever be able to write and now he is 6 and can recognise shapes like a triangular prism! Wow!"
"[My daughter] joined Great Arley School and it is the best decision I have made. [Her] reading and verbal skills have dramatically improved. She has made friends and loves the school."