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Cove Infant School

Growing and Achieving together

You can help us!

You can help us! 

You can help us in these ways:


Change to contact details –  it is extremely important, especially in cases of emergencies we have  correct contact details on file.  If there is a change to your contact information, we ask that our Change of Details form is completed and returned to the school office as soon as possible to enable us to update our records.


Medicines in school – when a child needs regular medication (e.g. asthma inhalers) or needs to complete prescribed medication. In all cases parents must complete the relevant permission form available at the school office.   All medicines must be clearly labelled with the child’s name.


Entering the school – in order to ensure that the children are secure and safe we are constantly reviewing our security procedures. All visitors are asked to enter the school via the main reception office where they will be asked to sign in and wear a visitors badge in order to identify themselves.  Currently, due to the Covid - 19 restrictions, parents and other visitors are not allowed to enter the school building. 


Medical checks – we have excellent relationships with the school nurse who is available to you to discuss your child’s health. She also assists us in understanding the different needs of your children. No medical examination will take place without your prior consent. At regular periods the School Health Services carry out monitoring of various health issues such as dental problems or hearing defects.


Illness –   if your child is unable to attend school due to illness, please inform the school office by 9.30am on each absent day.  Should your child become unwell during school hours we will contact you to arrange for them to be collected.


Encouraging good behaviour – we have high expectations of our pupils behaviour and encourage self-discipline. We would like our children to be known for their politeness and sensible behaviour while in school and when on school trips. In order to help our pupils develop consideration and respect for others we have school and classroom codes of behaviour, which are available for you to see. As soon as your child enters school during the published hours of opening the teachers and lunchtime staff are in ‘loco parentis’ and our expectation, in terms of behaviour, is equivalent to that of firm, caring parents.  We manage behaviour in a kind but firm way through discussion and with care. Any difficulties may be resolved through discussion with the classteacher and parents will be involved at an early stage if a child’s behaviour is causing concern.  Bullying will not be tolerated under any circumstances. If you have any suspicion that a child is being bullied, please discuss this with the Headteacher. In accordance with the 1988 Education Reform Act, the County has a clearly defined procedure for suspension. If it is considered necessary to exclude a pupil from attendance at the school, parents have the right to appeal if they consider the exclusion unreasonable.


Regular attendance –  Holidays should not be booked for during term time. Authorisation by the Headteacher is necessary for any absences. If a pupil has a medical/dental appointment during school hours, please inform the class teacher and your child is to be collected from the school office.  


Schools are on private property – due to limited parking and for the safety of our children and families, we do not allow parking on our school grounds before and after school or when arriving and collecting from clubs. However we do have a disabled parking bay available for disabled badge holders.