Welcome from the Head Teacher
On behalf of the children, staff and Governors, I would like to welcome you to Lythe Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) School.
We are a small, friendly, highly inclusive village primary school with caring and committed staff who work closely with families and the community, nurture individuals and inspire children to be the best they can be. Our aim is that children will develop a love of learning, combining the pursuit of academic success with a passion for finding out about the world. Children will leave school fully prepared to tackle the future with confidence, ambition, broad horizons, and, above all, happy memories of their time at Lythe. Our school reflects British Values in all that we do. All children are of equal worth, and therefore tolerance, respect and a readiness to support and care for each other in school and in the world at large are essential.
All our children will be given the opportunity to develop their own reasoned set of attitudes, beliefs and values to prepare them for their future roles in society.
Everyone in the school community will ensure that our school is… a peaceful place to…learn, pray, care, laugh, talk, think, play and grow together. "For you know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
If you would like to visit the school, talk to your child’s teacher or have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to telephone the school on 01947 893373 or email us using the contact page.
Thank you to families, staff and governors for our first Working Together evening at school. We have received some very helpful feedback and look forward to planning further sessions to answer more of your questions and give you the information that you would like to have to help you help your child.
Resources from this evening are being published here - please click on the link for your class. As always, if you have any queries at all, please contact your child's teacher at once.
We now have a Facebook page - click
here to see our messages. We will continue to use the newsletter and website as our main source of information, with Facebook being used for quick reminders or items of interest. Please don't contact us via the Facebook page as messages may not be picked up.
Wednesday 1st March: 9:30am Ash Wednesday service at St Oswald's Church for children and families.
Here are some of our frequently-used policies. You will need PDF Reader to view these documents, if you do not have it please download from here. All policies are available in hard copy from the office on request.
Our Social Media Statement
Parents of children in North Yorkshire schools are increasingly using social networking sites such as Facebook to talk to their friends. Sometimes parents have used these sites to make inappropriate comments about schools or even individual teachers.
Making defamatory comments on the internet has exactly the same serious legal consequences as if they are made directly to someone else. Legal action could be taken against the person who has made the online comment. Similarly threats of violence can lead to criminal proceedings under the Malicious Communications Act 1988.
If you have any concerns about anything which happens in school please speak to your child’s class teacher or the Headteacher who will do their best to resolve things.
If you are still unhappy we have a complaints procedure which will ensure that your concerns are investigated thoroughly and appropriate action taken.
Policies for school governors, staff and volunteers
Policies under review Spring 2016
PHSE Policy - to align with new Child Protection and other policies (See Safeguarding page for more information)
First Aid & Medicines Policy
Behaviour Policy (whole-school consultation Autumn 2016 with support of NYCC)