The following pages should give you help and guidance to support your child and learn more about the school.
- Children should be lined up in the playground when the bell goes at 08.50 am.
- Please do not park outside the front of the school, including the emergency vehicle access area, at any time.
- If your child is absent for any reason, please telephone the school office or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details and their expected date of return. Please email email@example.com to notify us of any Covid-related absence.
- Children are not permitted to bring toys or other items to school from home unless for a specific activity (i.e. Teddy Bears picnic day) etc.
- Payments can be made via Arbor. If you need help accessing this please contact the office firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please ensure all school uniform/PE kit is clearly named. Any items not named are kept for short time then subsequently disposed of.
- We encourage children to bring a bottle of water to school especially during hot weather, but please ensure these are not breakable, clearly named and contain water, not squash or fruit juice.
- Click here for a list of our uniform requirements
- Click here for a link to the latest information from our online uniform supplier and price list.
Emergency School Closures
Emergency school closures will be communicated to parents and carers via the Arbor school information management system as soon as possible. Please ensure your contact details are kept up-to-date so you can be sure to receive emails from us. Information on school closures due to snow and severe weather can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council website via the following link: Emergency School Closures
Support for Children
The school works in partnership with parents to support children in every way possible. However, the Children Act 2004 places a clear responsibility on schools to ensure that they work together with other agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children. As a result, if concerns are raised within the School, or if a child or parent reports a situation involving possible abuse, we would not be able to guarantee confidentiality. The situation would have to be referred to Social Services, in line with Government and Hertfordshire policy.
Absence from School
In line with Department for Education guidelines we discourage holidays during term time; however if for whatever reason you think your child will be absent from school please inform us in writing, giving as much notice as possible. The school receives visits from the School Attendance Officer who monitors pupil absence numbers on a regular basis.
Health and Welfare
The school nurse checks hearing, eyesight, height and weight at selected stages. Some children will receive a full medical examination during their time at school. You will always be informed of full medical inspections and invited to attend. The school nurse is always available, by appointment, either at school or home, if you have any concerns regarding your child’s health and welfare. She also holds an informal consultation session at the school each term.
If you suspect that your child may be suffering from an infectious disease, such as chicken pox, your G.P. will be able to advise you on the length of time he or she should remain absent from school. If children are sick, we request that they are kept away from school for 48 hours. Please email email@example.com to notify us of any Covid-related absence.
Please tell us as soon as possible if your child is going to be absent either by phoning the school or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, following up with something we can keep as a record of the reasons for their absence on your child’s return to school.
The Friends of Little Gaddesden School is registered with Easyfundraising. To find out more about the FOLGS, click here. This is a very simple way to raise money for the school at NO extra cost to you.
Every time you shop online with a participating retailer (this includes all the major online stores like Amazon, Next, John Lewis, Argos etc) you can activate the donation and a small percentage of your total spend will go to the Friends. We really urge everyone to participate in this scheme as it is the simplest way for us to raise money for the school.
We have recently received a donation of 2 wheel scooters and scooter helmets from Micro Scooters. This donation will allow our children to get a daily dose of exercise and fresh air. The company have also donated a range of scooter accessories.
The company provides free scooter training advice for parents and carers which can be accessed at micro-scooters.co.uk