Nursery 8.55am – 11.55am
Reception to Year 2 – 8.50am – 3.15pm
Year 3 to Year 6 – 8.50am – 3.20pm
We closely monitor attendance, punctuality and its impact on children’s learning. Your child must be in class by 8.50a.m. to register. The class doors and registers shut at 9.00a.m. and for the staff and children’s safety the door remains closed. If you arrive after 9.00a.m. please bring your child to the main entrance and sign them in.
If your child has a dentist, doctor or hospital appointment he/she must be brought to school as normal. You will need to collect and return your child from the office, and sign our appointments book. Please bring your appointment card/letter with you so we can take a copy for our files.
Children of school-age who are registered at a school must, by law, attend school every day. Attendance is important, not just because the law requires it, but because it is the best way of ensuring that a child makes the most of the educational opportunities which are available to him or her. There may be occasions when a child has to miss school - for example, if he or she is very unwell.
In particular, parents should avoid taking their children out of school during term-time in order to go on holiday.
School celebrates birthdays and achievements every week – please look at the newsletter to see if your child has been awarded!
We hold traditional and/or modern Christmas performances in December to which parents are invited.
In the Summer Term all classes from Nursery to Year 5 will hold a class assembly for parents. To celebrate their final weeks at Broom Barns, Year 6 will perform a production to the school and parents.
Schools have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. This duty requires schools to have a Child Protection Policy and to cooperate with local and national safeguarding procedures. Schools may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare.
Broom Barns School has a Child Protection Policy which is available for parents/carers to see. The policy is also available at https://broombarns.herts.sch.uk/our-school/policies/
We work in cooperation with the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Inter-agency Child Protection and Safeguarding Children Procedures which are available at https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/
The Headteacher is the Designated Senior Person for Child Protection. She will be happy to discuss any questions or concerns parents/carers may have about Child Protection policies and practice.
At Broom Barns we offer breakfast, lunchtime nurture and afterschool clubs. For the more information please visit their dedicated pages;
Afterschool and Nuture https://broombarns.herts.sch.uk/parents/clubs/
Breakfast Club and Breakfast Booster https://broombarns.herts.sch.uk/parents/wrap-club/
The teachers meet with you for a parent consultation to discuss your child’s attainment to date. It is an opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher and discuss your child’s progress. We do hope that you will make every effort to attend your appointment.
To make appointments we use the Arbor app, which you can access through your School Gateway app. The benefits of booking via the system are:
- Parents/Carers take control of your own time slots,
- See what times are available instantly and log back in at any time day or night to remind yourself of your bookings.
- Appointments are not lost in 'pupil post'.
How to Book
- Once booking are open, on the main page, you can select Guardian Consultations.
- You can also use the menu. Click the menu icon at the bottom left of your screen, then select Parents Evening.
- This will take you to the Parents Evening page. You can see the dates you can book meeting slots within, and also see when you can book these slots until.
- You can download a list of all your booked meetings by clicking the Download my Meetings button.
- To book a meeting, click the available meeting at the bottom of the screen. You will be taken to the booking screen. Click to add a note, and select a time slot. Then click the Book Time Slot button.
- You will be asked to confirm your choice and you'll be sent an email.
To see the Arbor guide (Portal for computers and App for phones/tablets) on booking Parent Consultation slots please go to; https://support.arbor-education.com/hc/en-us/articles/203792102-Booking-Guardian-Consultations-Parent-s-Evenings-on-the-Parent-Portal-or-Arbor-App
Our FSW is available to meet with parents, by appointment, to discuss any non-educational concerns and offer support and guidance for parents. For more information please visit our FSW page https://broombarns.herts.sch.uk/parents/family-support-worker/
Parents may approach the Class Teacher to discuss any concerns or share news and information about their child/ren, please try to arrange to meet with them at the end of the day when the teacher will have more time.
If you would like to speak to the Headteacher about any suggestions to improve the school or any concerns, please contact the school office to make an appointment.
Control of head lice depends on prompt diagnosis and effective treatment. We encourage parents to check their child’s hair at least weekly throughout the school year for the presence of head lice. Please let us know immediately if you find any lice so that we can notify the whole class and ask all parents of children in the same class to treat their children at the same time. Remember the entire family should be treated for head lice as well in order to stop them re-occurring.
If your child is prescribed emergency, life saving medication such as asthma inhalers or epi-pens please bring the medication in to school in the original container with the prescription label attached. You will be asked to complete a 'Request for School to Administer Medication' online form before we can administer any medication. Please note we cannot administer other medication or over the counter medications including cough lozenges and painkillers.
Parents who would like to volunteer regularly are always welcome. We do have to run a Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check). Please contact Mrs Pomroy for further information.
The school car park is for staff and agreed visitors only. Please walk to school if you can. If you have to drive please observe the traffic regulations and park safely away from the school, avoiding congestion near the school so that children can cross safely. Do not park, or wait, on the yellow ‘KEEP CLEAR’ markings. These markings are self-explanatory and are there to keep children safe. Do not block other people’s driveways or garages with your vehicle. This is classed as an unnecessary obstruction and could result in your vehicle being ticketed and even removed. Do not park blocking dropped kerbs. These are in place to allow access to wheelchairs/prams. Blocking these will result in your vehicle being ticketed.
The safety of the children is our priority. Thank you to everyone that parks in a safe and considerate fashion.
Broom Barns is a paperless school, all information is sent out in email, via app and through Instagram. For more information please go to our Payment and Communication page;
For up-to-date information of school meals and how to claim free school meals please visit our dedicated School Meals page; https://broombarns.herts.sch.uk/parents/school-meals/
Your co-operation in ensuring that your child wears uniform to school is essential.
For full information on our uniform please visit our dedicate uniform page;
These are issued in the Spring Term with achievement and progress to date and include targets for further development.