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    Team – Teach is the only training company, providing physical intervention techniques as part of its course delivery, to have received the highest level of award in the U.K – a National Training Award – This government supported award is … Continue reading
  • British Values at Holmwood School

    In November 2014 the DfE produced guidance for schools on actively promoting British values as part of the requirement to provide for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of their pupils. Holmwood School promotes the fundamental British values … Continue reading
  • Ensure Your Children are Being Safe on the Internet

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  • Equality Duty Statement

    We aim to be a community where everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We want everyone to reach their potential and we recognise that for some pupils extra support is needed to help them to achieve and be successful. … Continue reading
  • HEADSTART

    Our school is committed to the HeadStart principles to allow every young person to have the best possible experience and outcomes throughout their school journey. HeadStart – giving all Middlesbrough’s children and young people the necessary support to build resilience … Continue reading

Parents’ Page

Parent View: Please register and complete an evaluation on Holmwood School

http://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

All the services in Middlesbrough for Family Support

http://fis.middlesbrough.gov.uk/kb5/middlesbrough/fsd/home.page

Middlesbrough FIS Logo

The Mission Statement for Holmwood School

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

Charging and Remission Policy 2017 2018

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

Complaints Procedure Feb 2017

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

http://www.coolmath.com/                  http://www.ictgames.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise           http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies

Holidays in Term Time

Attendance Policy 2017 2018

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

http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=9894&p=0

Daisy Chain Project – a haven for families affected by autism

http://www.daisychainproject.co.uk/

Dear Parent/Guardian

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:

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:

Holmwood School and parents want to work together to keep our communities and young people safe in our communities.