If your year7 plays in away matches what communication do you get from the school

(11 Posts)
outtolunchagain Wed 27-Nov-13 19:18:56

Just wondering if most schools communicate with the parents or if they rely on children letting them know.I am fine with dc getting the details of team, kit etc from notice board but I would have thought where children are going to be out of school and not back until after the school buses have left ( meaning parents have to make alternative pick up arrangements) then there would be some sort of message in advance rather than just relying on 11 year olds and only telling them 24 hours in advance.

Also if the bus is then delayed would you expect to receive any communication ?

Londinium Wed 27-Nov-13 19:33:27

No. it's posted on school website (if they remember). If late sometimes get Clarion Call text. This is a prep school.

LIZS Wed 27-Nov-13 19:34:37

Team sheets have dates, times etc and are posted online.

lljkk Wed 27-Nov-13 19:59:10

Teachers don't get it arranged until about 36 hours before & kids tell us. Sometimes something in writing.

Ladymuck Wed 27-Nov-13 20:31:14

24/48 hours seems normal, as teams are selected based on training, injuries etc. Our school is on schoolsports.com so I can pick up team lists from there. If I was more techy there may even be a way to get notifications. By senior school most of the kids have phones, so would expect my ds to phone if bus was late. But basically I expect most communication to come via ds.

The fixtures are published on the website several weeks in advance, then the coach puts a list of who is playing on the noticeboard two days before each fixture.

outtolunchagain Wed 27-Nov-13 21:41:47

Three bee how do you know what time to collect your child?

The times of each matches is on the school calendar on the website.

No drop-offs or collection necessary as the school provides a coach, and he walks to school. The information he struggles to absorb is what time the coach leaves school on a Saturday morning. He usually ends up texting someone else from the same team to ask them.

sometimessunshine Wed 27-Nov-13 22:01:58

We get emails, usually a couple of days before the match, with all the details.

Loshad Wed 27-Nov-13 22:40:23

All posted on schoolsports.com, team sheets, drop off and return times, addresses of opposition etc. however that is new this year, prior to that relied on carrier pigeon of y6/7 etc child, usually told 1 or 2 days beforehand.

meditrina Wed 27-Nov-13 22:47:39

There's a fixtures bit on the school website, with info on opponent, venue times etc.

I remember the early days of year 7 being a bit chaotic, as I hadn't realised that no-one would 'push' information at us, and DS only told us the night before that he'd been selected (he'd known for 3 days!)

If it's a late return, they seem to rely on pupils using their own phones to call home.

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