Parents

Parents’ Information

To contact the office please email admin@dewhurst.herts.school.uk or use the SchoolComms 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. Contact details It is sometimes necessary to contact parents during the day if their child has had …

COVID-19 and other illness

Documents Please see information below if you or your family have symptoms or if you have been asked to self-isolate To book a test :   https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test   Following expert advice, we now know that Covid presents a low risk of serious illness to most children and young people, and most of those who are fully vaccinated. …

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 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 https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/ Advice on Parenting https://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 …