Parents

Parents’ Information

To contact the office please email admin@dewhurst.herts.school.uk or use the SchoolGateway App or call the school 01992 624177 8.30am -3.45pm If you need to contact us outside of these times, please leave a message on the answer phone. The School Day The school is open from 8.45am – 3.15pm. Contact details It is sometimes necessary …

Communication & Payments

We use Schoolgateway for all our emails to parents and online payments for trips, clubs and school meals. School Gateway is your school’s app available on Android, iOS and the web. It’ll work on phones tablets, laptops and even smart watches. When you log into the app, each of the services your school provides will …

Attendance and Absence

Should my child still go to school if they test positive for Covid? No.  From 1 April, anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result will be advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged …

Parent Voice

Join us and be part of developing and improving our school. The partnership between parents and the school is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement. We aim to: Work together to improve the education provided for our children Share information, knowledge and opinions Further improve communications between parent/carers …

FOD’s Fundraising

FODs stands for Friends of Dewhurst, this is a registered charity that was set up to provide financial assistance to the school, providing resources that are not within the school budget or funded by the government. Every parent/carer of a child that attends Dewhurst St Mary is automatically a member of FODs. FODs aims to …

School Uniform

Parents/Carers are encouraged to support a sense of school pride and belonging in their child by ensuring they are in the correct uniform. Red sweatshirts, cardigans, PE tops and book bags with logo can be purchased online from Brigade. Order school uniform from Brigade White polo shirts, school trousers, shorts and skirts are available from …

School Meals

Pupils enjoy their midday meal in the dining hall. There is a choice of school dinners – a meat dish, a vegetarian option or a school packed lunch. Pupils are also permitted to bring their own packed lunch from home but should not bring fizzy drinks, chocolate or sweets. Payments for dinner are all taken …

Clubs

Wraparound Care This is offered to pupils throughout the school once they are settled and this is managed by Mrs Cox. The club mobile number is: 07761885765 Breakfast Club This runs from 8.00 – 8.45am Monday – Friday. The cost is £2 per session per child, within this toast or cereal is included. After School …

Policies

Inclusion

Inclusion is seen to involve the identification and minimising of barriers to learning and participation, and the maximising of resources to support learning participation’ Index for Inclusion – Booth and Ainscow 2000 Successful inclusion should result in every pupil feeling safe, confident and happy at school. Successful inclusion should see every pupil making the best …

Equality & Diversity

At Dewhurst St Mary we share a commitment to tackle and challenge racism, address inequality and tackle discrimination. As an organisation we endeavour to make Dewhurst St Mary a safe and inclusive school for all of our community. Our values ‘ Dream Believe Achieve’ aim for all our pupils to fulfil their potential and remove …

GDPR

If you have any questions about our preparation for the GDPR, please contact dp.foi@hertsforlearning.co.uk The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force across the European Union on 25th May 2018 and introduced the most significant changes to data protection law in two decades. Based on privacy by design and taking a risk-based approach, the …

eSafety

eSafety Documents Online safety Talk to your child about staying safe online and encourage them to talk to you if they come across something worrying. Our guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online explains how to talk about online safety issues. The guidance about staying safe online includes information on setting up age appropriate controls, on-line …

Useful Links

Job Centre www.jobcentrenearme.com/ Advice on Parenting www.familylives.org.uk/advice/primary/learning-school/ Parents Wellbeing This resource is designed to offer practical advice on how parents can safeguard their mental health and promote their wellbeing.  The resource is available as a document and short video presentation. The link to both resources is; https://ssscpd.co.uk/education/parentsandguardians/your-mental-health-10-tips-for-parents Education Sites www.thegrid.org.uk The public pages from Hertfordshire …