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Parents’ Information

School Times

Nursery 8.55am – 11.55am
Rec to Yr 2 8.50am – 3.15pm
Yr 3 to Yr 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.

Appointments

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.

Attendance & Holidays in Term Times

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.

Assemblies/Performances

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.

Child Protection

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.

Consultation Evenings

These are held in the Autumn and Summer Terms and are an opportunity to share and discuss your child/rens progress and achievements.

Contact with Family Support Worker

Our FSW is available to meet with parents, by appointment,  to discuss any non-educational concerns and offer support and guidance for parents.

Contact with Class Teachers

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.

Contact with Head Teacher

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.

Medicine

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’ form before we can administer any medication.  Please note we cannot administer other medication or over the counter medications including cough lozenges and painkillers.

Parent Partners

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.

Parking

The school car park is for staff and agreed visitors only.  Please walk to school if you can.  If you have to drive pleaseobserve 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.

Written Reports

These are issued in the Spring Term with achievement and progress to date and include targets for further development.