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An academy as part of The Westbrook Trust

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, achieving equal opportunities and combating discrimination.

Welcome

We are an exciting and friendly school in the heart of Gillingham and a proud member of The Westbrook Trust.

We hope that you will find the site easy to navigate (by clicking one of the titles at the top of the page. A lot of time and effort has gone in to making this as useful and informative as possible, however, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Gladstone or Mr Atkins at the school office if there is anything else you require.

Although this site gives a 'flavour' of what we are like at Byron Primary School we more than welcome visits to the school so that the supportive and friendly ethos that we all work hard to create can be experienced first hand.

Any information on this website may be requested in paper form.  This will be provided free of charge.

 

We are sorry but it is not possible to use Twitter to report your child's absence!  

 

The form below can be used to tell us about an appointment or to ask a question.  Please ensure you give us as much information as possible.

Contact form

This school operates a No Smoking and No Vaping Policy on the whole site, including for visitors and parents.

News

For up-to-date news, please see our weekly newsletter which can be found on the communications page of this website and follow us on Twitter @byronschool. 

Some additional news items are located here.

Welcome to KS1

The slides from the parent meeting regarding the move from Year R to Year 1 can be accessed here.

PANTS rule from NSPCC

Click here for a great booklet from NSPCC with advise for parents on how to support their children with respecting and keeping safe their body.

Year 6 Residential Trip - November 2018

The slides from the parent briefing on Wednesday 27th June can be accessed here.

Secondary Transfer - September 2019

For information about the transfer to secondary school in September 2019, please click here.

Instagram

Is your child using Instagram?  Click here for a great info guide for parents from the National Online Safety group.

Snapchat

Is your child using Snapchat?  Click here for a great info guide for parents from the National Online Safety group.

School Lunch Menu

The latest school lunch menu can be accessed by clicking here.  School Meals are free for children in Year R, 1 and 2.  They are £1.85 per day in Years 3-6.

Scarlet Fever

Following suspected cases of Scarlet Fever, you can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

Sex & Relationship Education

The Department for Education is considering how to update the existing Sex and Relationship guidance which, was last updated in 2000, and is therefore now out of date. The updated guidance will support schools in delivering the new subjects of Relationships Education at primary and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at secondary, as well as, potentially, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE). To take part in the survey click here.

Mental Health

Mental illness and suicidal thoughts can affect anyone, of any age, of any background, at any time. Get advice and support on helping a child if they're struggling with their mental health by clicking here.

Online Child Exploitation

Do you know what your child is doing online?  Click on the link below to read a report by the BBC on the threat of live streaming.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42224148 

Reading

It is far easier to support your child's reading at home than you think.  You do not have to have read the book yourself.  Click here for some key questions you can ask your child to check their understanding of what they have read and promote discussion about reading in the family home.

6R Facts from their Anti-Bullying Assembly

6R presented their class assembly to parents on Wednesday 22nd November.  The theme was anti-bullying.  Here are some key facts from that assembly:

  • Shockingly, we discovered that, 81% of young people from around the world experience name calling and 50% of people around the world are bullied because of their appearance.

 

  • Over 8500 children every year call Child line

 

  • Bullying can make you feel depressed, anxious, isolated, withdrawn, humiliated, low, Upset, Angry and frustrated.

 

  • Children who are being bullied often skip school

 

  • The best ways to help prevent and stop bullying from happening, include:  Support your friends, Tell adults when you see bullying happening, Don’t copy bullying behaviour, walk away and remember the positives.

 

Break Snacks

Children in Year R, 1 and 2 receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable every school day through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS), administered by the Department of Health.

 For Junior aged children we follow guidelines set out by the national school food plan.

Children are allowed the following food for their break time snack

  •  Fruit
  • Snacking vegetables such as carrots
  • Cracker based snacks such as Mini Cheddars or Dunkers
  • Rice Cakes
  • Fruit bars (no nuts)
  • Cereal bars (no nuts)
  • Yoghurts
  • A small sandwich (separate to any packed lunch items)
  • Any other packet snack with a saturated fat content no higher than 10%

 

 

Contact Us

You can contact Byron Primary School at the following address or on these numbers.  Alternatively you may email the school office or leave a message on the contact form opposite.


Head Teacher: Mr Jon Carthy

Byron Primary School
Byron Road
Gillingham
Kent, ME7 5XX

Tel: 01634 852981

website: www.byron.medway.sch.uk
email: byronoffice@thewestbrooktrust.org

 

Trust Website: http://www.thewestbrooktrust.org.uk/

Site Manager:

Mr Ken Bangs (07903 011737)

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr Jon Carthy

Data Protection Officer (DPO):

Mrs Steph England (01634 844152) or office@thewestbrooktrust.org

 

 

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