Ofsted have opened a website for parents to give their views on their child's school. We would encourage all parents to register their views. If there is anything in particular you are concerned about please make an appointment at the school office to see Mrs Edwards.
To do our best for the children we need the support and interest of parents in the education we provide. We believe children are happier and learn better when there is good
communication between home and school. This works best when the links between the two are strong. The following details the ways in which we try to make this happen:
Home/ school agreement can we have a link
Parent consultations: These are held in Autumn and Spring Terms and are a chance for parents and teacher to discuss the progress of their child. There is a 10 minute appointment slot per child. We run a crèche for school aged children at these sessions so parents are not prevented from attending due to difficulties with child care.
Written reports: You will receive an end of year report as well as opportunities to speak with your child’s class teacher for termly updates. The curriculum that your child will be following can be found under the Curriculum tab on this site.
Contact with Headteacher: Newsletters are sent out by the Head teacher as well as a termly calendar. The Headteacher is often out on the playground to welcome families in the morning. This is a good opportunity for informal chats, but she also has an open door policy so if she is available she will be happy to see you in the office or an appointment can be made for a mutually convenient time. We also hold a termly parent forum which the Head and SLT run. This enables parents and school to work closely together in developing the school and working as a community.
Assemblies/workshops/curriculum days: Throughout the year we hold events where we invite parents to come and work alongside their child in school, as well as special celebration Key Stage assembles and school productions.
School Times: Breakfast Club: From 8am, Nursery: 8.45 -11.45 am and 12.15 - 3.15pm (Lunch Club:126.96.36.199). Reception, Key Stage 1&2 starts 8.50am and finishes 3.20 pm
Absence from School: If your child cannot attend school you need to telephone the school office on the first morning of absence to let the school know why the child cannot attend and when he/she is expected to return.
Late to School: You will need to bring your child to the main office and sign them into school. If you know you are going to be late you will need to telephone the school by 9.10am if you require your child to have a school dinner.
Money Matters: All money sent into school must be in a sealed envelope or bank bag and must have written on it the child's full name and what the money is for. Dinner money and club money must be paid in advance.
Free School Meals: If you are on income support you may be entitled to assistance. You will need to apply to Children's Schools and Families on-line at www.hertsdirect.org or phone 01438 737370, or click on the link to the left.