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An academy as part of The Westbrook Trust

A UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver Award School

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

‘We treat each other like a family at this school.’ When new pupils join, they settle quickly, with one pupil describing them as ‘new members of the family’. (Ofsted 2018)

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 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.

Parent Reference Guide to COVID-19

Click here to view our quick reference guide to COVID-19.  This explains what actions you will need to take in a variety of circumstances.

What to do if your child has Coronavirus symptoms

Click here for information

Coronavirus Information

Click here for information relating to the full opening of school in September.

Year R - September 2021 Admissions

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently able to offer our usual open sessions for perspective parents.  The staff team are currently working on a virtual tour and information guide.  We will publish this soon.

 

Email Communication

When schools were closed in March, we created some learning specific email addresses, enabling parents and carers to have more direct contact with members of the leadership team about matters relating to learning.

These email addresses have been well used and so we have taken the decision to continue them, albeit with some small changes to better personalise these to the school’s phase teams.

From 15th July 2020, the following email addresses are live and replace the infantsbyron@ and juniorsbyron@ ones we have been using:

 

Staff Video Message (COVID-19)

Click here to view our YouTube video message 

Coronavirus Government Updates

Please click here to access the latest government information about the Coronavirus.

New Parent App

To download our new parent app please search for Arbor Education in the Apple or Play store.

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.

Money Mule Information from Kent Police

Please click here for information from Kent Police about their campaign designed to raise awareness for parents and guardians about the dangers of children becoming 'money mules'.

Places of Welcome

Places of welcome are run by local community groups and offer friendship, hospitality and local knowledge.  One is starting in our area.  It takes place on Wednesdays (9am - 11am) at St Augustine's Church. For more information go to www.placesofwelcome.org  

Blue Whale App info for Parents

For information about the Blue Whale app please click the link 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. 

Snapchat

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

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 

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 Terry Cotton (07594 190299)

Designated Safeguarding Lead:

Mr Jon Carthy

Data Protection Officer (DPO):

Mrs Steph England (01634 852981 Ext: 321) or office@thewestbrooktrust.org

For Freedom of Information Requests and Subject Access Requests (SAR): 

informationrequest@thewestbrooktrust.org

 

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If you are unable to access information on the website because you do not have any IT provision, please contact the school office.