Parents’ Information

Parental Partnerships

At Kingswood we know that you, as parents, are your child’s first and most important educator. All children need to be guided by their parents and we therefore aim to work in partnership with you to ensure each child is supported and helped towards becoming active learners. We aim to ensure that all our parents …

Tapestry Online Journals

Features of Tapestry Children’s achievement is most effective when home and school work together and share information in order that children achieve their potential Unlike a physical, hard copy book, it’s easy to share the online journal with groups of relatives, extended families, parents living apart and relatives living overseas You may see ‘likes’ from …

eSafety

Even our youngest children are accessing the internet and therefore all parents and carers need to find ways to keep their child safe online. Make sure parental controls are set on your home broadband Make sure you know what sites they are visiting and have passwords Help your child learn through appropriate games Have your …

Online Payments

The school actively encourages parents to use its online banking system called “Wisepay” Each parent is given a unique user id and password to access the system for all payments. Payments are accepted for Pre-School fees, additional sessions such as Lunch club or Wraparound care as well as voluntary contributions and uniform payments.  The school …

Forms

New to English

Guidance for parents of students who use English as an Additional Language The Bell Foundation has created a short, easy to understand guide for parents of students who use English as an Additional Language. The leaflet is available in the 17 most commonly used first languages in UK schools and is designed to help parents …

Transition

At Kingswood we believe that effective transition is vitally important for each child’s well-being and to ensure that they have supportive experiences when joining and leaving Kingswood. New  children and carers are offered settling sessions, where they can come for stay and play sessions.  This enables them to familiarise themselves with the setting and staff. …

Health

Policies

Uniform

Uniform is optional for children, though we know many parents like to put their child in a uniform as part of the routine for getting ready for school. Kingswood offer a green sweatshirt and white or green polo shirts. These can be ordered online through Gooddies. School book bags can be purchased from the office …

Parents’ Feedback

Emergency Closures

Emergency Closures will be notified by text/email and displayed on the Hertfordshire Emergency School Closures website (known as Everbridge.co.uk). Details can be found on the letter below: https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725489 PLEASE ENSURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT MOBILE NUMBER. Our place for emergency evacuations is Kingsway Junior School in Briar Road.

Useful Helplines

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 (24 hrs) National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 (24 hrs free) Mind – 0300 123 3393 (Mon – Fri 9 – 6) Victim Support – 0808 168 9111 (24 hrs) Cruse Bereavement – 0800 808 1677 (Mon – Fri – 9 – 5) Childline – 0800 1111 (24 …