Parents’ Pages

An affective relationship between pupil, parent and school is integral to a successful educational experience. We endeavour to develop strong partnerships with parents to ensure a positive start to your child’s school life or a smooth transition from their previous school.

We recognise the need for an ongoing dialogue with parents ensuring that pupil progress and attendance are monitored regularly and any concerns addressed as soon as possible. Your child’s form tutor or class teacher is the first point of contact for all pastoral care issues and parents are encouraged to keep in touch with them and raise any concerns, no matter how trivial they may seem.

There a formal points of contact with parents throughout the year. Parent consultation evenings are held early in the academic year to allow parents to meet their child’s class teacher or form tutor and in the case of older pupils their subject specialist teachers. Statement annual review meetings are generally held towards the end of the academic year prior to which a written report is circulated containing a record of achievement for each subject.

We also hope that parents will attend many of the informal events such as Christmas plays, Heath House family BBQs and Harvest Festivals. Parents of younger children may choose to join the Wednesday “Sign and Play” sessions and it is hoped as many of you as possible with join the parent/carers sign language club on Monday mornings

We look forward to working with you so that your child’s potential can be realised.

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Term Dates

Autumn Term 2018 Spring Term 2019 Summer Term 2019

Past School Events

Visual Phonics presentation and one parent’s feedback video. Mohammad Akhtar gives a talk on his charity Kadect.  It supports Deaf children in Kashmir, and more recently Gambia, to be able to attend school. Oliver Westbury the Deaf explorer regales of tales about his trip to the North Pole. Melissa Mostyn discusses her grief and accepted …

Get Involved

The following adverts are current opportunities for parents to volunteer at Heathlands and ‘Get Involved’.  Click on the document for more information.

Newsletters

 

Key Documents

     

Key Policies

Child Protection Statement Heathlands School works in partnership with parents to support children in every way possible. However legislation places a clear responsibility on schools to ensure they work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. As a result, if concerns are raised within the school or if a report …

Complaints Procedure

We care about what you think This is an extension of our Contact Booklet.   Expressions of pleasure or praise are very welcome as they give staff reassurance that their efforts on behalf of your children are appreciated.  Such comments can be verbal or put in writing or placed in the Comments Box (in each department) …

Signing for Parents

Parents, grandparents and other adult family members are invited to join us for a few hours each Monday. We will support you to Learn British Sign Language Help you to communicate effectively with your deaf child to support their learning and development Help you to think about communication within the family Sessions take place every …

School Uniform

Full details of school uniform requirements can be found in the documents below School uniform can be ordered through the school office and paid for via the Gateway online payment system. There are spare buttons for blazers which can be obtained from the school office. There is also a limited range of second hand uniform available for a small fee, for …

School Meals

Type of Meal Price VAT if applicable Total Nursery age £2.20 £2.20 Infant age Free (Note 1) Junior age £2.40 £2.40 Secondary age £2.50 £2.50 Adult guest full meal £2.67  0.53 £3.20   Note 1 Pupils in years reception, year 1 and year 2 are entitled to a Universal Infant Free School Meal Note 2 …

School Gateway

Make online payments to Heathlands school via credit or debit card Use School Gateway to make online payments with a debit or credit card any time 24-7, via smartphone app or website. You can also view school meal balances and top them up. Plus you can give online consent, where required, for your child to …

Former Students

We are always pleased to hear from our old students.  Do get in touch to let us know about your college courses and what you are doing now. You can email us at admin@heathlands.herts.sch.uk    

Friends of Heathlands (FoH)

friends@heathlands.herts.sch.uk   Events   The Heathlands School Cookbook is a selection of recipes which have been created by staff, pupils and parents. These cookbooks would be a perfect gift for family and friends. Cookbooks can be purchased for £10.00 each and all proceeds from the sale of the books go to the Friends of Heathlands. …

E-safety Parent Zone

Click on the link for information relating to E-safety for parents / carers. www.heathlandscomputing.co.uk/parent-zone      

Heathlands Harmony