Parents

Medicines

Occasionally a child is pronounced fit by the doctor to return to school while still completing a course of drugs. In these cases you are asked to complete a form to let us know the nature of the drug, the details of any dosage to be administered and any other relevant details. Medicines should be clearly marked with the child’s name and handed in at the office. Class teachers are instructed not to administer medicines to children. Please note that where a medicine is to be taken three times a day there is no need for it to come into school. It is quite acceptable, according to Ashwell Surgery, to give one dose at home before school, the second at home time and the third at bedtime.

Valuables

Please mark the children’s clothing and equipment with their name. Jumpers, sweatshirts and coats are often mislaid because most children are absent-minded about their belongings. Lost property is kept until the end of each term in a white plastic box in the dining hall. You are welcome to search through the lost property whenever you like.

We do not allow children to bring to school electronic devices such as mobile phones, iPods, tablets etc.

Absences

The school should be notified in person, by telephone or in writing of the reason for absences on the first day of absence. The school will do its best to contact on the first morning of absence the parent of any pupil absent without cause known.

In September 2013 there was a change in the law relating to holidays in term time. The Department for Education regulations state that “Headteachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Headteachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted. This leave is unlikely, however, to be granted for the purposes of a family holiday. Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.”

Please make every effort to avoid taking your child out of school unless he or she is ill, as it is only by regular attendance that children can make the fullest use of the educational opportunities available in school.

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Community Links

Ashwell Play Group Holly Blue Children’s Centre

Extra-Curricular

A range of extra-curricular activities will be available for pupils this term. They are listed below. All clubs are open to boys and girls. We are very grateful to all of the staff and parents who volunteer to run the clubs in their own time. Timetable Autumn 2018 Name of club Year group(s) Adult(s) leading club Day …

Home School Agreement

Parents are asked to sign a home-school agreement which acts as a statement of intent providing ground rules for purposeful co-operation between home and school. The school’s Golden Rules are as follows: Be responsible & respectful Be kind & truthful Be the best you can be

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell us and Ofsted what you think about your child’s school. Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.  In addition to the Ofsted Parent view, Ashwell regularly seeks the views …

Parents’ Evenings

The Parents’ Evening System website can be accessed by clicking on the link below.  Parents’ Evening System   Full details for using the web site are available in the guide below.

School Closures

We have to be prepared for every eventuality and this may mean that, in exceptional circumstances, the school may have to close. Whatever the situation, I will endeavour to keep the school open. The deciding factor is ensuring the site is safe for staff and pupils. Procedure for Extreme Weather In the event of extreme …

Uniform & Equipment

Ashwell School are introducing a uniform from September 2019, full details are available in the link below: ASHWELL UNIFORM GUIDE With the exception of the embroidered school jumper or cardigan, all items are available for purchase from high street clothing retailers and supermarkets. The full uniform including embroidered items is available to purchase through: http://www.theuniformmonkeys.co.uk   Although …

Head & Tails Childcare (HATs)

This childcare club is directly managed by the school, takes place in the school and is open to all full-time pupils of Ashwell School. Hours The breakfast session runs from 7.45am onwards until 9.00am, when younger children will be taken into their classrooms. If you wish, older children can be allowed to join their class …

PTA

Check this page regularly for information about upcoming events. PTA Newsletters & Events

School Meals

Fresh drinking water is available to the children in all the classrooms. Milk is supplied free of charge by the government to under-fives and by the EU at a subsidised rate to five-to-eleven year olds. All milk has to be ordered through CoolMilk. School meals are provided by Hertfordshire Catering Ltd and fully comply with stringent …