Parents and Carers
EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURE PROCEDURE
As we enter the winter months, I am writing to parents and carers to remind you of our Emergency Procedures for School Closure.
A decision regarding whether the School will be open during extreme weather conditions (ice/snow) can usually only be made in the morning.
As pupils who come to Loxley do so from all over Staffordshire, taxi operators have to make a decision whether or not it is safe to transport pupils based on local weather conditions. Often the problem with pick-ups is the side roads which have not been gritted.
Taxi operators have been told to telephone the School early in the morning if they cannot pick up. The School will then contact parents.
All taxi operators have been instructed to err on the side of caution. Pupils' safety is paramount and I will support any operator with this principle in mind.
If weather conditions in Uttoxeter mean that the School has to close, taxi operators will be informed followed by parents and carers. I will do my utmost to keep the School open, even if I have to rotate classes if staff are unable to get in to School.
May I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries but I would stress that the safety of pupils and staff is my major concern.
Parental responses to questions asked at Annual Review
In addition to the Annual Review process, Loxley Hall consults with Parents and Carers at the same meetings to check how we are doing. This feedback is invaluable in planning our future provision but also we value the opinions and contributions made by Parents and Carers
Are you confident that when you send your son to school that the school does its utmost to keep him safe?
100% of parental responses agree
Are you happy that Loxley hall listens to your needs and the needs of son and tries to act in your best interests?
100% of parental responses agree.
What could Loxley Hall do to improve its service to you?
‘Don’t think you can!’
‘My son has been different since he came to Loxley – he is more settled, happier at home and actually wants to come to school’
‘Don’t know! Nothing, really!’
‘I think it is the perfect place for my son and nothing needs changing’
‘Keep doing what you are doing’
'Nothing I can think of’
‘I think that Loxley has lived up to its reputation and more. Thank you’
Loxley Hall School Privacy Notice
Data Protection Act 1998: How we use your information
We process personal information relating to our pupils and may receive information about them from their previous school or college, local authority, the Department for Education (DfE) and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data to:
support our pupils’ learning
- monitor and report on their progress
- provide appropriate pastoral care; and
- assess the quality of our services
Information about our pupils that we hold will include their contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information, any exclusion information, where they go after they leave us and personal characteristics such as their ethnic group, any special educational needs they may have as well as relevant medical information. For pupils enrolling for post 14 qualifications, the Learning Records Service will give us the unique learner number (ULN) and may also give us details about your learning or qualifications.
In addition once our pupils reach the age of 13, the law requires us to pass on certain information about them to www.entrust-ed.co.uk who have responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds. We provide them with these pupils’ names and addresses, dates of birth, name(s)/address(es) of their parent(s)/guardian(s) and any other information relevant to their role. We may also share certain personal data relating to children aged 16 and over with post-16 education and training providers in order to secure appropriate services for them.
A parent/guardian can ask that no information apart from their child’s name, address and date of birth be passed to Staffordshire County Council by informing Loxley Hall School Office. This right is transferred to the child once he/she reaches the age 16. For more information about services for young people, please go to our local authority website www.staffordshire.gov.uk or www.entrust-ed.co.uk.
Careers guidance is available at www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
We will not give information about you to anyone without your consent unless the law and our policies allow us to.
Where appropriate we are required to send relevant National Health Service personnel (eg School Nurses) information on individual students changing school (or address) to ensure continuity of healthcare. We will also share your mobile telephone number with our Text Service Provider, Teachers2Parents.
We are required, by law, to pass some information about you to the Department for Education (DfE). This information will, in turn, then be made available for the use by the LA.
If you need more information about how our local authority and/or DfE collect and use your information, please visit:
- our local authority at www.staffordshire.gov.uk or
- the DfE website at https://www.gov.uk/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data
If you want to receive a copy of the information about you that we hold, please contact:
- Main Office, Loxley Hall School, Stafford Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. ST14 8RS
- Tel: 01889 256390.
Useful Websites to support your child’s education whilst at home.
BBC education site
This website has all different subjects which are relevant at school
How Stuff Works www.howstuffworks.com
Engaging encyclopaedia of the modern (and not so modern) world, with good illustrations and clear text.
Top Marks www.topmarks.co.uk
Well designed and good fun reference site for all those homework queries.
Fun maths games and support at home.
Fun interactive literacy games and more.
Useful Interactive Resources for use at home. Free resources for all subject areas, suitable for ages 4-11
Various resources for all subjects taught at Loxley Hall school
A range or resources to help children and parents learn about staying safe online.
SATs revision aid for Y2 children, but suitable for all KS1 children at any time of the year!
- Offers a wide variety of excellent resources.
(Courtesy of Woodlands Junior School)
A brilliant and innovative way to fine tune and improve our maths skills.
We equally love this little gem of a resource and find it great for improving our reading skills, from age 5 to 13 yrs old.
Staffordshire SEND Partnership
Help and advice for parents of children with special educational needs can find information and support at the following website: