Parents & Carers
School Lunch Menu
School dinners are available at a cost of £2.50 per day per pupil.
Free School Meals/ Adopted from Care and the Pupil Premium
Please note all Reception, Year 1 & 2 pupils are entitled to a free school meal (Universal Free School Meal) and no money should be sent into school for these pupils. Whilst all children in the first three years of primary school are on the attached sheet, we ask that you complete this form as school may benefit from additional funding called the pupil premium. This fund is also available to any children who are adopted. Please see the form below or contact Miss Shaw or Mrs Pearce for more information. This is all confidential.
Children will be asked, each day, at registration whether they are having a school dinner, packed lunch or home dinner.
SEND at Wheldrake
We aim for our children at Wheldrake with Thorganby CE Primary School to be resilient, kind, aspirational, happy and healthy. Our curriculum, alongside our core Christian values of hope, faith and love, provide opportunities for all of the children to achieve this. We have high expectations of all pupils and we ensure that children with special educational needs are given the same opportunities to develop their own interests, develop a love of learning and to reach their full potential.
- The SEND local offer in York (external link to the Yor-OK website)
Our policy relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities can be found on our policies page. Our SEND report can be found here.
Mrs C Thompson is our Senco (Special Education Needs Coordinator) can be contacted via our contact details.
We hope that we can all work together to see your child make good progress. If however you have a complaint about the way we have supported and helped your child, the following steps should be taken:
- Discuss the matter with the class teacher and/or the Senco.
- If the problem is not resolved arrange a meeting with the Head Teacher. It may be appropriate for others to be involved in the meeting (e.g. the class teacher, Senco or Educational Psychologist). You can also speak with the SEN Governor. We will make every effort to resolve the matter in school.
- If the problem still remains unresolved you can meet with a representative of the Local Authority. Contact a member of the SEN department on 01904 554320 or emailing SENdept@york.gov.uk to arrange this.
- SEND policy 2021
- SEND report 2020-2021
The City Of York Educational Psychology Service have produced a guidance leaflet on Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) for Parents and Carers.
Please find the leaflet here: EBSA leaflet for Parents & Carers March 2022
The leaflet explores: – signs commonly associated with EBSA; links between anxiety and missing school; support at school and home; gaining pupil’s views and planning for the future.
Welcome to the PTA page (coming soon)
What can you do?
- Talk to your child about what they’re up to online. Be a part of their online life; involve the whole family and show an interest. Find out what sites they visit and what they love about them, if they know you understand they are more likely to come to you if they have any problems.
- Watch Thinkuknow films and cartoons with your child. The Thinkuknow site has films, games and advice for children from five all the way to 16.
- Encourage your child to go online and explore! There is a wealth of age-appropriate sites online for your children. Encourage them to use sites which are fun, educational and that will help them to develop online skills.
- Keep up-to-date with your child’s development online. Children grow up fast and they will be growing in confidence and learning new skills daily. It’s important that as your child learns more, so do you.
- Set boundaries in the online world just as you would in the real world. Think about what they might see, what they share, who they talk to and how long they spend online. It is important to discuss boundaries at a young age to develop the tools and skills children need to enjoy their time online.
- Keep all equipment that connects to the internet in a family space. For children of this age, it is important to keep internet use in family areas so you can see the sites your child is using and be there for them if they stumble across something they don’t want to see.
- Know what connects to the internet and how. Nowadays even the TV connects to the internet. Make sure you’re aware of which devices that your child uses connect to the internet, such as their phone or games console. Also, find out how they are accessing the internet – is it your connection, or a neighbour’s wifi? This will affect whether the safety setting you set are being applied.
Use parental controls on all devices that link to the internet, such as the TV, laptops, computers, games consoles and mobile phones.
Parental controls are not just about locking and blocking, they are a tool to help you set appropriate boundaries as your child grows and develops. They are not the answer to your child’s online safety, but they are a good start and they are not as difficult to install as you might think. Service providers are working hard to make them simple, effective and user friendly. You can find out more about setting parental controls by following the link here.
Further useful resources for parents: