Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Communication

We provide every child with a Heathwood Planner which includes: 

Our school vision and values 
Term Dates 
Home School Agreement 
Code of Conduct 
Online Safety Policy 
Log in details for pupils for school systems 
A record of merits 
A copy of children's targets 
A diary which you can use to communicate between school and home. 

Newsletter
We produce a monthly newsletter which includes up to date information on events in school and the local community. This is sent to you via text message which opens the document directly on your mobile device. We keep a rolling 12 months of the newsletter on the website for your reference. 

Text and Email

We also use texting as a regular form of communication between school and home. We send reminders of important dates, reminders and useful information. Each Class has an email address for parents to contact the class teacher directly (please remember that teachers are in class from 9.00-3.30 daily - if an email is urgent, please contact school office)

General Administration e.g. Appointments, Medical,School meals

Face to face via the school office, telephone or email. 01525 377096
office@heathwood.beds.sch.uk 
School Admissions  Office Team  01525 377096
office@heathwood.beds.sch.uk 
School Attendance Office Team  01525 377096
office@heathwood.beds.sch.uk 
Finance queries including childcare vouchers Mrs Michelle Taylor
(Please note Mrs Taylor works until 1pm) 
01525 377096
finance@heathwood.beds.sch.uk 
SEND queries  Mr Paul Dicker SENDCo 01525 377096
send@heathwood.beds.sch.uk 
Pre-School  Mrs Elaine Dicocco 01525 377096
preschool@heathwood.beds.sch.uk 
Pupil Premium Grant  Speak to the school office in confidence or contact Central Beds Council directly  0300 300 8306
https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
/info/53/benefits/4/free_school_meals/3
Safeguarding concerns  Mrs Dove 
Designated Safeguarding Lead 
01525 377096

 

Useful links

Articulation of Phonemes

Following our 'Supporting Reading' meeting some parents thought it would be useful to have a link to this Youtube clip to remind them of how they, and their children, should say and learn the sounds for the letters of the alphabet and the consonant digraphs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s


Advisory Centre for Education

An independent advice service offering information about state education. They have a free telephone advice line on many subjects including bullying, special educational needs and school admission appeals.

http://www.ace-ed.org.uk/


Child Care Link

Provides information on childcare provision, job vacancies, leisure activities and family support available in the local area.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Childcare/index.htm

Parentview - Have your say 

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour.

 http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

DFE Performance Tables

http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=109513