Information for Parents / Carers
We work closely with parents and carers and value your opinions.
You are very welcome to talk to our staff and to visit the school.
Considering past and future educational placements is central to the work we will do with you and your child.
Key Teacher role
Whilst your child is with us they will have a key teacher.
The role of the key teacher is to set Individual Education Plans for your child based on their educational needs whilst in this setting.
They will also be your first line contact to keep you informed of your child’s progress.
You will know your child’s key teacher details within a week of your child arriving at the hospital.
To ensure that we are best able to support your child and provide them with a well- rounded school experience, we need your consent to share information with your child’s home school/college. The school’s consent form can be requested from the school. Contact details for the school can be found here.
There are two exceptions:
- Consent can be given by the pupil, if they are able to do so
- We always contact the home school/college Designated Safeguarding Lead, in relation to safeguarding or child protection concerns. Any communication is kept confidentially by our Designated and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads
If you would like to talk about your child’s education or visit our school please contact our office on 020 8777 1897.
The school can be contacted from Monday to Friday between 08:45 and 16:45 during term time.
Requests for paper copy documents
Paper copies of all our documents on our website are available on request from the school office.
In addition paper copies of additional documents may also be requested.
Information on mental health issues can be found here:
Additional educational needs
What to do if you are concerned about your child’s additional educational needs; first, talk to us then also consult this DfE advice
Staying Safe online
It is hard to keep children safe in the on-line world. Here are some useful sites:
- Guidance for cyber bullying – DFE Advice for Parents on Cyberbullying
- For keeping up-to-date on what social networks children use –http://www.net-aware.org.uk/
- Please note that the government has recently launched a new website to support parents about e-safety. The website has been developed with ParentZone and CEOP.
Parent Info is a collection of articles, tips, expert advice and resources designed to help parents keep up with what their children are doing on-line.
- The UK Safer Internet Centre offers advice for families wanting to set online safety resolutions for the new year, which you may want to share with your parents/carers, for example on your school’s website. Tips include: have an open and honest conversation; create a family agreement; look at all your accounts; use the internet together. Please click https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/setting-online-safety-resolutions-your-family
These sites might also be useful when looking at age-focused materials:
Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media