Useful Links

See Support and SEND for support for families and special educational needs and disabilities.

Parentview

Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school. By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child's school.   parentview.ofsted.gov.uk  view the results

Online Safety

Herts for Learning eSafety Parent Newsletter Spring 2018

See Policies for our Online Safety Policy.

Pupil Online Safety Rules

* If I see something I don’t like, or something pops up on my screen, I will tell an adult I can trust
* I will keep any passwords private and not share them with my friends
* I will be nice to people online and treat them like I would in the playground or classroom
* People playing games are strangers so I will not share personal information or photos of myself

Films, Games and Apps

We teach the children how to stay safe online at school and take guidance from Herts, which can be found at www.thegrid.org.uk/eservices/safety/parents.shtml. Some children have told us they have seen Avengers:Infinity War which is a 12A certificate. There are occasions when they take things they see in films and games and ‘play them out’ in the playground, which can lead to children getting hurt. We can recommend:
For films - www.imdb.com
For apps and tablet games - www.apple.com/uk/itunes/charts
For computer and console games - pegi.info
Many parents have found an American site called www.commonsensemedia.org useful. Please do check. Look out for our next eSafety workshop which will give top tips and practical advice to help you make the most of excellent technology and information whilst keeping your children safe online.

Staying Safe

A key part of children's learning on personal safety is finding and using a ‘BIG voice’ so they can get help in any situation where they feel uncomfortable or worried. We explain how the area covered by a swimsuit or pants is private. Useful resources for parents can be found at www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule . It is so important that we teach the children how to assert themselves and empower them to take a problem to a trusted adult. 

Health & School Meals

Health for Kids Website - Hertfordshire County Council is promoting a website for children between the ages of 4 and 11. There are activities for parents/carers/teachers to enjoy with children, advice to support their development and much more. Please note that there is a range of material and advice which parents should screen first before using with their children. It can be found at www.healthforkids.co.uk.

Summer/Autumn Menu 2018 We have the Hertforshire Catering 'multi choice menu' which our cook, Mrs Ertan, has adapted to suit the preferences of the children.

Our School Nurse is available for you to discuss any issues you may have with your school age child (5years+). She is happy to give advice on diet, sleeping, bedwetting, allergies and health in general. School Health can be contacted on 01923 427435/427295. (For under 5s please contact your Health Visitor.)

Head Lice - onceaweektakeapeek.com

Flu Precautions - In school we encourage the "Catch it, Bin it, Kill it" message from the NHS washyourhandsofthem.com/children's-pack/childrens-pack-animation.aspx

Education

Ofsted
Education in Hertfordshire: www.thegrid.org.uk 
Parentmail
The University of Hertfordshire regularly presents some interesting family events.

Help with work

booktrust.org.uk
tuxpaint and tuxtype are web sites that we use in school, there are free downloads available. Year 2 children work their way through the Tux Type lessons.
jollylearning.co.uk
bbc.co.uk/education
bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11