As part of our continuing drive to improve the organisation of the school, it has been decided to adopt a ‘soft start’ approach to the beginning of the school day. This will mean the children will be able to come into their classroom from 8.50am via their usual entrance and access appropriate independent activities in preparation for the school day. All children will be expected to be in their classroom by 9.00am when doors will be closed. Any child arriving after 9.00am will be expected to enter via the main entrance to sign in. We have used this approach in Foundation for some time and found it promotes a calm and orderly start to the day with minimal fuss. This will also result in maximising learning time.