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Parents’ Information

Climbing frame ladderParent and carer partnership

We actively encourage parents and carers to become involved in their child’s education.  Our home school agreement sets out our expectations as a partnership.

Any parent who wishes to take their child(ren) out of school for any reason must apply in writing to the Headteacher in advance of non-attendance by completing a leave of absence form. Unless your reason for absence is exceptional and agreed to be so by the Headteacher, the absence will be recorded as unauthorised.   Please see the link below for the leave of absence form or a paper copy can be requested from the school office.

Parents are encouraged to support their child’s learning through making daily use of their child’s home school communication book.  Teachers also communicate in this book along-side information on the website and through half termly class letters.  These letters outline the curriculum being covered, expectations and how parents can support from home.

Parents are also welcome at weekly assemblies which celebrate the learning which has been going on. At this time, children who have followed our school code of conduct and values well are recognised and congratulated.

Parent voice is very important to us.  As well as having an open door policy in engaging with our parents, they are also asked to share their views through regular questionnaires and face to face parent forums.

Health & Safety

The children’s safety is paramount; we follow Hertfordshire Education Authority guidelines in these matters.

We adhere to the Public Health Agency’s guidance on infection control in schools.

Updated Government information relating to Covid-19 for the Autumn Term 2020 and Supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.

School Nursing Team

The Public Health School Nursing Team have produced a video explaining their role and how they can be contacted.

eSafety

NSPCC helpline (0808 800 5000) for support and advice if you have concerns about your own or another child’s safety. The Together, we can tackle child abuse campaign also provides information on the signs of child abuse and neglect.

Thinkuknow by National Crime Agency- CEOP has developed activities to support your child’s safe use of the internet and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Parent Protect website also provides advice on how to help protect children from child sexual abuse.

If you see sexual images or videos of someone under 18 online, report it anonymously to the Internet Watch Foundation who can work to remove them from the web and help to identify victims and survivors.

You can contact Stop It Now! for information and advice if you have concerns about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour.

You can also contact The Marie Collins Foundation, help@mariecollinsfoundation.org.uk for support, including advice and individual counselling, for your child if they have been subjected to online sexual abuse – support is also offered to parents and carers.

Emergency Closures

Any school closure in the first instance will be communicated by the Everbridge Notification System.

To login or register for updates please go to:

https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725489#/login

Further details will then be delivered to parents/carers by Parentmail.

Online Payments

All school payments can be made through ParentMail. Please contact the school office for login details if you don’t already have them.

Link to ParentMail