Parent Information

Here you will find dates for your diary alongside some useful information and resources.

Dates for your Diary

Autumn Term

First Half:
From Wednesday 6 September
to Friday 20 October 2023

Half-term holiday:
From Monday 23 October
To Friday 27 October 2023

Second Half:
From Monday 30 October
to Wednesday 20 December 2022

Christmas holiday:
Thursday 21 December
Wednesday 3 January 2024

Spring Term

Novaturient First Half:
From Thursday 4 January
to Friday 16 February 2024

Half-term holiday:
From Monday 19 February
to Friday 23 February 2024

Second Half:
From Monday 26 February
to Wednesday 27 March 2024

Easter holiday:
From Thursday 28 March
to Thusday 12 April 2024

Summer Term

First Half:
From Monday 15 April
to Friday 24 May 2024

Half-term holiday:
From Monday 27 May
to Friday 31 May 2024

Second Half:
From Monday 3 June
to Friday 19 July 2024

Summer holiday:
From Monday 22 July
to Tuesday 3 September 2024

Staff Professional Development Days

Monday 4th September 2023
Tuesday 5th September 2023
Thursday 21st December 2023
Wednesday 3rd January 2024
Thursday 28th March 2024

Disclaimer

Please use these dates as guidance, which are subject to change in accordance with inset days.
Adequate notice will be given prior to changes within term times. ​

Norfolk.gov School term dates and holidays calendar

Welcome Pack

Week 1 Menu

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
MainChicken Peri Peri served with Savoury RiceHomemade Sausage Rolls served with Baked BeansRoast Norfolk Chicken Yorkshire Pudding & GravyCheese Topped Cottage Pie Served with GravyHomemade Breaded Fish Finger Bites with Home Cut Chips
SideSeasonal VegetablesOven Baked Potato WedgesCarrots Broccoli Roast PotatoesMedley Root VegetablesGarden Minted Peas
DessertChocolate/ Strawberry Mousse topped with cookieFruit Yogurts
Fresh Fruit Bowl
Toffee Cake Served with CustardFresh Fruit Salad ice-creamHomemade Raspberry Muffins

Week 2 Menu

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
MainOven Baked Braised Beef in Mushrooms & TomatoChicken Katsu served with Rice & Naan BreadRoast Norfolk Pork Loin apple sauce stuffingCheese Burger in a Bun topped with SaladMedley Deep fried fish in Homemade Batter served with Lemon wedge
SideSeasonal Vegetables & Chefs PotatoesSeasonal VegetablesMixed VegetablesHerb Potatoes SweetcornMushy Peas Potato Wedges
DessertHomemade Lemon Drizzle CakeFruit Jelly or YogurtsIced Banana CakeChocolate Tray BakeHomemade Toffee Apple Crumble Custard Sauce

Week 3 Menu

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
MainCountry Chicken Casserole Topped with Herb SconeBBQ Pork Steaks served with Mixed VegetablesRoast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Roast PotatoesChicken fajita Wrap filled with saladHomemade Fish Finger Brioche Bun & Chunky Chips
SideBoiled PotatoesHerb PotatoesCabbage CarrotsPeas & PotatoesMixed Vegetables
DessertFruit BasketCornflake TartBaked Creamed Rice PuddingChocolate CrunchPeach Melba Crumble & ice-cream

Alternative: Baked Jacket Potatoes choice of Filling Cheese & Beans Served with Tossed Salad & Coleslaw or Filled Sandwich’s Ham, Cheese or Tuna Mayonnaise Served with Crisps Homemade chef’s choice Soup of the day packed lunches, also Fresh Fruit

Reports

Parent Support

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Being a parent is never easy, so here at Novaturient we want to give you as much support as we can. We want to support you. We’re not here to judge you or make you feel bad about things, and we understand that the journey you have already had just to get here, has probably been stressful and difficult.

Support can be many things, from a quick regular catch up on the phone each week, to regular visits in a place that suits you (school, home or other local venue). It can also be attending meetings or courses with you, looking after your Family Support Plan, contacting other services on your behalf, liaising with other professionals, helping you with paperwork, listening when you just need to talk, or helping you find ways to change the things at home that aren’t working out. It’s whatever you need it to be.

If you have something on your mind, perhaps you’re wondering what to do for the best, or how to discuss a tricky issue, or, how best to support your child with a particular behaviour or problem, then Parent Support can help. It doesn’t have to be a worry or a concern though, you can just feel like a chat about things. It’s very important for us to build strong and open relationships with our students' families because we are all working together to support the learning and development of your child, so they can grow to be happy and confident young people.

E-Safety

The internet is an integral part of children's lives.

It opens up so many educational and social opportunities, giving them access to a world of information and experiences.

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so – particularly from those people who might seek them out to harm them.

So how can you protect your child online?

Simply put – if you understand the internet and understand what the risks are, there are a number of things you can do that will make your child safer online.

In school, we have a very clear internet safety policy and each year all students are educated how to stay safe online.
For those parents who are concerned about their children’s safety or the internet, the following sites provide useful advice:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk – a site run by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre) with up to date information for children of different ages and parents.

www.saferinternet.org.uk - A guide to answering questions and
introduce some of the most popular communication devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly.

www.swgfl.org.uk - provides online safety advice for parents,
children and schools.

www.chatdanger.com - offers information related to potential danger using chat related services both on computers and mobile phones.

Reporting To School

If you have any problems at school, at home or with your family or friends in relation to E-safety, please let us know at school. We are here to support you and we will do whatever we can to help and keep students safe.

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CEOP

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is the UK’s national child protection agency (visit www.ceop.police.uk for more information). CEOP believe the start of the new school year is the perfect time to speak to your child about how they use the internet and how they can stay safe online.

Through the ClickCEOP advice and help centre, members of the public can access guidance on a broad range of topics to help protect their children, or alternatively report a concern directly to CEOP.

When should I report to CEOP?

CEOP children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately towards you online, or to a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable or someone
being insistent on meeting up. You can report it to CEOP below

Policies

Covid 19 Policy

We follow Covid-19 regulations for SEND education provisions as set out in the guidance below.

In line with the above guidelines, we have our own Operational Guidance Risk Assessment.