Home – School Links
We strongly believe that the positive relationship with our families and the importance of maintaining good contact with parents / carers. Much of what is done in school will only be effective if it is continued in the home.
We are always open to suggestions as to how we can better improve links between home and school so please contact any of your phase leaders to discuss these.
The Parents / carers and family, and the school staff will be the main influences upon the development of the child, so it is important that we all share the aims, needs, priorities.
Information is passed between school and home in a number of ways:
Annual Review of Educational and Health Care Plan. All students will have, or be in the process of converting to, an EHCP. This will be reviewed annually and all relevant parties will be invited to contribute to the review. The annual meeting gives opportunity for consideration of progress and recommendation for any necessary changes and amendments.
Absence from School
If your child is away from school due to illness or for any other reason, please let us know as soon as possible before the start of the first school day of absence and not later than 9.15am. Parents/carers should also telephone their child’s transport provider as early as possible to let them know. On return, please ALWAYS let us know in the home/school book, or by letter, the reason for your child’s absence.
If your child has had a sickness or diarrhea bug they should be off from school for 48 hours after the last episode. Family holidays should not be taken during term-time. Any requests for a child to be absent from school (other than illness or medical appointments) must be put in writing and sent to the Headteacher for approval.
All parents / carers participate in the election of Parent-Governors, and we are entitled to four who hold office for 4 years. All parents/carers will be given the opportunity to be elected when a vacancy arises. The Full Governing Body meets at least 6 times per year.
Partnership between Home and School
It is extremely important, if the children are to make the best possible progress that we all work together.
Parents/carers who wish to call into the school are made very welcome, but it would be helpful if you would telephone first to make an appointment whenever possible, and must also report to the School Secretary on arrival. Staff plan their teaching programmes very thoroughly and sometimes interruptions to the classroom during work periods can be disruptive. However, if a parent/carer wishes to join the class for a session to see the work in progress, we would be pleased to arrange it.
Out of School Clubs
There is a bi-weekly club for the teenagers (13 – 25) at Uckfield, Hailsham, Eastbourne and Heathfield, called Youthability on a Saturday afternoon. They are run by ‘Care for the Carers’ and each has a maximum of 20 members, some with learning difficulties and others with mobility problems. A young person with any disability is able to be referred, contact number 01323 738 390.
Funky Teens also runs Saturday afternoons, call for more information 01273 335130.
Uckfield Phab Club runs a Saturday Club and anyone interested should phone 01825 749826.