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All the services in Middlesbrough for Family Support
Parent Support Advisor
PSA Denise Mooney is available for advice on behaviour, housing, welfare rights and health. Denise can be contacted at school tel: 01642 819157
All parents are welcome to attend and discuss any concerns you may have about your
child, in a warm, friendly, supportive environment .
Requests for Copies
If a parent or carer would like a paper copy of any of the information on the school website, Holmwood School would provide this free of charge.
Charging and Remissions
There will be no cost to parents for any of the activities at Holmwood School. There are no exceptions to this rule.
Parents are expected to pay for their child’s school uniform. There are no circumstances where Holmwood School would make an exception to this expectation.
Children who choose to have a school dinner and are not entitled to free school meals with be charged. There are no circumstances where Holmwood School would make an exception to this expectation.
School Complaints Procedure
Vitual Learning at Home:
Children have the opportunity to use the following websites to enhance their learning
https://ec1.educationcity.com/ – All pupils have their own password
Holidays in Term Time
The law says that parents/carers do not have a legal right to take their child out of school for holidays in term time.
However, Holmwood School can allow parents/carers to take their child out of school providing there are special circumstances for the request and an application is made in advance by the parent/carer with whom the child normally resides. Only in exceptional circumstances school days absence be granted in any school year.
If you take a holiday without the school’s permission or if your child fails to return by the agreed date, this will be recorded as unauthorised absence and noted on your child’s records.
Children with Disabilities Team Website
Daisy Chain Project – a haven for families affected by autism
Keeping your child safe online is something Holmwood School are keen to promote and this need to keep them safe online exists beyond the school day as the risks of going online grow daily not just in relation to the risk of people whom pose a risk to children sexually but also the risk of radicalisation.
To help parents help their children become more resilience online we recommend parents initially taking a look at the following first 3 links below:
- https://www.internetmatters.org an online product designed to raise parents awareness about the risks online from radicalisation
- https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers Useful resource for parents and carers about keeping your child safe online
- https://educateagainsthate.com/parents/ a great starting point for specific information about questions you as parents may have about the risk of radicalisation
If you have concerns about a young person or vulnerable adult at risk of radicalisation you can notify the designated safeguarding lead at the school or contact Middlesbrough Councils safeguarding team on (01642) 726004,the purpose of PREVENT is to safeguard vulnerable people from the risk of being exploited by extremists.
Other useful resources you may wish to use include:
- ·Middlesbrough Council’s Prevent resources
- ·Let’s Talk About It: help and guidance for the public in order to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism
- ·FAST: Where to find help if you’re worried your child is at risk of radicalization
Holmwood School and parents want to work together to keep our communities and young people safe in our communities.