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Parents & Carers Information

Admissions

Should a placement be considered unsuitable for a pupil (following the admissions procedure) feedback to parents/carers will be provided by the Local Authority as to the grounds for the decision.
If the Local Authority decides not to name the school in a pupil’s EHC Plan the parents have the right to appeal to the First-Tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) and should refer directly to the Local Authority for contact details and their intention to appeal a decision.

Average School Day

Time Activity

9:00 - 9:15

9:15 - 9:30

9:30 - 9:40

9:40 - 12:15

12:15 - 13:15

13:15 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:15

Pupils arrive

Pupils are met outside by their class teams and taken into school

Registration, personal learning and sensory circuits

Class based learning

Lunch and outdoor provision

Class based learning

Preparing to leave and home time

 

School Uniform

Kelford takes its legal obligation to avoid unlawfully discriminating against any protected characteristic very seriously. In line with this, we aim to ensure that our uniform is as inclusive as possible so that all pupils can access a school uniform which is comfortable, suitable for their needs, and reflects who they are, while avoiding any direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics or socio-economic status.

Our uniform is none statutory but for those that do want to wear a uniform it is a red jumper which can be purchased at a reasonable price from all leading supermarkets. 

Term Dates 2022-23

Term School Opens: School Closes: INSET Days in Term
Autumn 1 Thursday 1 Sept 2022 Friday 21 October Thursday 1 September
Friday 2 September
Autumn 2 Monday 31 October Friday 16 December Monday 31 October
Spring 1 Tuesday 3 January 2023 Friday 10 February  
Spring 2 Monday 20 February Friday 31 March Monday 20 February
Summer 1 Monday 17 April Friday 26 May  
Summer 2 Monday 12 June Friday 28 July Friday 14 July
Monday 17 July

In addition, school will be closed for the Public Holidays on Monday 1st & Monday 8th of May 2023

Pupil Transport Info

Corporate Transport - 01709 334324


Rotherham Educational transport  Tel:01709 334324

Eds-passengertransport@rotherham.gov.uk


Sheffield Education transport  Tel:0114 237570


Barnsley Education transport  Tel:01226 773584

racheljowitt@barnsley.gov.uk

Nexus Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 and has the highest ambitions possible for anyone and everyone we work with.
 
The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly
Learning together; to be the best we can be.”
 
This vision is what we aspire for and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our children, young adults and their families.
 
In order to achieve our vision, we have the following mission statement:

  • Our learners and their families are at the centre of what we do; empowered to learn and achieve; valued within our and their communities as visible, resilient, active and responsible citizens.
  • Our employees and partners are passionate about being the best that they can be; providing opportunities for enriched learning and pathways to employment and independence.
  • Our Trust is relentlessly focused on improvement; it values and celebrates success and builds partnerships to develop personalised provision with and for those we serve.

Underpinning our vision and mission statement are our core values. These have been defined by our workforce and governors and resonate with the values that all partners of Nexus hold.

 
We believe it is really important and that we are, in all the things we plan and do: Inclusive; Child Centred; Family Focused; Caring; Passionate; Nurturing; Encouraging Enriching; Empowering.
 
We bring these high expectations to everything we do, and we are really excited to work with partners who share this ethos.

To learn more about our Multi Academy Trust please click on the following link - 

Contact Information:

Tel: 01709 257277

Extensions:
1 - Finance
2 - Extended Services
3 - School Improvement
4 - Governance
5 - CEO
6 - ICT Services
‚Äč7 - All other enquires

Complaints

Complaints Procedure Statement

Nexus Multi Academy Trust has one Complaints Policy and Procedure for all our academies. Our Complaints Procedure will:

  • encourage resolution of problems by informal means wherever possible
  • be easily accessible and publicised
  • be simple to understand and use
  • be impartial
  • be non-adversarial
  • allow swift handling with established time-limits for action and keeping people informed of the progress
  • ensure a full and fair investigation by an independent person where necessary
  • respect people’s desire for confidentiality
  • address all the points at issue and provide an effective response and appropriate redress, where necessary
  • provide information to the Trust’s senior management team so that services can be improved.

The Trust will be clear about the difference between a concern and a complaint. We will take concerns seriously at the earliest stage to reduce the numbers that develop into complaints. As per our complaints procedure, there are four stages in which a complaint can be dealt with:

  1. Stage 1: Informal Resolution
  2. Stage 2: Formal Resolution
  3. Stage 3: Panel Hearing

A copy of the Trust’s complaint’s policy and how to make a complaint can be accessed from here.

If you have a complaint, FOI request or SAR , please fill in the form found here.

e-Safety

At Kelford School we recognise that there are many benefits of the computer age and one of these is that children are becoming smarter. They are growing up computer-literate and will have that as a huge advantage. Computer literacy is becoming an essential job qualification and feeling comfortable with computers will put them a step ahead.  However, children are innocent and do not realise the dangers which could be involved in some of the situations they encounter whilst online. Below are some guides and information to help parents and carers keep their children safe.

Kelford E-Safety Team

Kari Anson - Headteacher
Carl Haag - E-Safety Lead
Catherine Bentley - Designated Safeguarding Lead

If you wish to contact any member of the team please ring the school number (01709 512088)

 

Holiday Request Form

Breakout Clubs

Breakout clubs provide opportunities for young people to spend time with their peers; allowing their family to take a break from their caring role. Activities include soft play, creative arts, music, crafts, sports and games, multisensory room, outdoor learning, computers and off site activities.

Sessions will encourage communication and social interaction, sharing spaces and new experiences, positive choice making and learning new skills.

The holiday clubs run during February half-term, Easter holidays, May half-term, Summer holidays and October half-term

Please call into school to book your child's place. Tel:01709 512088

Absence 

Please ensure that you ring school to report your child's absence and follow the appropriate option for attendance before 09:30am Tel: 01709 512088

 

If your child is unexpectedly absent, and we have not received a telephone call by 8:30am, we will endeavour to ring the parent/ carer in order to ascertain the child’s whereabouts.

If you are struggling with you child attending school please speak to your child key worker so that we are able to help you and your child solve any issues that may have occurred.

Communication Chain

1. School Reception

If your call is urgent please call reception who will direct your call accordingly.

Tel:01709 512088

 

 

2. Class Teacher

The class teacher will return emails and calls within 24hrs.

Please see the class contacts drop-down below this section.

 

 

3. Senior Leaders

Kimberworth & Primary

Secondary

The View

Sharon Wainwright

Carl Haag

Lisa Atkin

07708471107

07708471656

07706735264

 

 

4. Deputy Headteacher

Catherine Bentley  0793500784

 

 

5. Headteacher

Kari Anson  07935007315

 

Class Contacts

Kelford/Kimberworth

Rainbows Class

Sparkles Class

Sunbeams Class

Green Class

Purple Class

Blue Class

Orange Class

Oak Class

Willow Class

Holly Class

Beech Class

Beech Class

Cherry Class

SF1 Class

SF2 Class

TheView1

TheView1

TheView2

TheView3

 

Andrea Dishman 

Julie Strong

Andy Moody

Emma Phillips

Julie Hughes

Matthew Hamill

Sarah Oldroyd-Young

Kerry Kenyon

Sam Wadkin

Rachael Leach

Amy Johnson

Ellie Kaye

Alex Blake

Sue Mugwiza

David Carr

Anne Marie Hepworth

Dianne Addy

Lesley Joyner

Laura Wildman

Charlotte Widdowson

 

Parent Pay Login

School Dinner Menu

 

Get in touch

Kelford School, Oakdale Road,
Kimberworth, Rotherham,
S61 2NU

01709 512088