Parents

Parents’ Information

The School Office is staffed from 8.30 am until 3.45pm Monday to Thursday Although on a Friday the office doesn’t open until  8.45am as all staff have a diary meeting at that time. If you need to contact us outside of these times, please leave a message on the answer phone. Contact details It is sometimes …

Parent Voice

Dewhurst St Mary Parent Forum Join us and be part of developing and improving our school What is the Parent Forum? Parent Forum is a partnership between parents and the school.  It is a valuable way to share ideas, views, concerns and make suggestions for improvement. We aim to: Work together to improve the education …

FODs

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. Dinner money needs to be paid …

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 …

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

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 GDPR has been designed to meet the requirements of the digital age. The …

eSafety

eSafety Documents ‘Young Children and screen time – a good start’ A really useful guide has been created by SWGfL, Childnet and the Internet Watch Foundation which offers advice, tips and checklists to help parents and carers support children’s online activity and get them off to a good safe start in the online world. using …

Useful Links

Education Sites www.thegrid.org.uk The public pages from Hertfordshire Education. www.gov.uk/dfe The main site for the Department for Education and Science. www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum National Curriculum online. www.bbc.com/bitesize Contains a range of interactive sites for Primary Pupils.