Parents & Carers
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I get in touch with the school?
You can ring 01206 576408 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get in contact with the school.
Class Teachers are keen to establish a positive relationship with parents and carers of students in their form and will make every effort to return calls as soon as possible around their teaching and other school commitments. The planner is an important tool for us to ensure we have regular two-way communication.
How can I meet with staff who work with my child?
Although teachers are available for consultation by appointment at any time in the year, there are three formal parent-teacher meetings per year. One of these will be the EHCP Meeting, with one consultation meeting in the summer term and one general meeting in the autumn term. Parents can liaise daily with teachers through the Home-School diary. This is a very important way that we ensure we have frequent communication with parents and carers as the need arises.
How can I communicate regularly with staff who work with my child?
Planner for Key Stage 2 (Year 4-6) and Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9) pupils.
Personal Diary for Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) pupils.
Regular updates, information and newsletters are posted on the website.
Arbor- we use email to send letters and information swiftly to parents and carers.
Letters Home- a copy of letters can be found on the school website too
We realise how frustrating it is when your child returns home missing at item! To avoid this happening we try to teach all the pupils at Kingswode who to be as independent as possible by checking what they have with them that day and putting items in the correct place. Of course things do go missing or are misplaced so we first of all ask that clothes and possessions (wherever possible) are marked with the pupil's forename and first letter of their surname. For all items without a name, you can browse our lost property online by clicking the icon below:
Attendance & Holidays
Why is my child's attendance important and how is it monitored?
All pupils are expected to attend school every day, unless they are unwell. Please note: we do not have medical staff in school. Pupils who arrive unfit for school will be sent home. We have a policy of 'first day contact' and therefore parents will be contacted about a child's absence if notification or a telephone call is not received before 9.30am. Please try to telephone the school reception before 8.50am on the first day where there is a facility for you to leave a message, please leave details of the reason for your child's absence. In addition, please notify the school of advance absence via the home school diary. It is unsatisfactory for pupils to be taken out of school during term time for family holidays. Should this be unavoidable a form, available from the school office, should be completed beforehand requesting time out of school. The school may grant this absence, to a maximum of 10 school days.
Holidays in term time without permission
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006 make provision for holidays in term-time, only with the permission of the head teacher. The regulations state that holidays in term time should only be authorised under special circumstances. It will be at the principal's discretion to authorise a holiday. Parents may be issued with a penalty notice if a holiday is taken without permission. Government legislation has changed recently. Make sure you check the latest information before requesting a holiday during term time.
Find out more about holiday requests and recent changes.