Parent/Carers & Families
Kingsweston is committed to working in partnership with parents/carers and to providing support for the families of the pupils who attend the school.
We will do this by sharing information about achievements and progress; through effective communication about priorities; and by recognising the diversity of factors that can influence young people and respond to these where we can (and if we can’t then we’ll signpost families to other agencies).
Kingsweston is a Team Teach School. Our staff are trained in the de-escalation of challenging behaviours and how to provide support for youngsters in crisis. This support can include the use of physical interventions when absolutely necessary. If it is anticipated that it may be necessary for a young person then this will always be discussed with you. Staff will only ever use these skills to keep our pupils and themselves safe.
We provide parents and carers with advice and guidance about topics such Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and transitions from school. This website is a key source of such information but we also provide workshops for parents through the Parent Support Group. If you have any suggestions with regard to future workshops or website content then please feel free to contact the school with your ideas.
Our hope would be that we can work in partnership with parents and carers. This website sets out our commitments to you and your child. We hope that our community of parents and carers are able to commit:
- To work in partnership with the school to support your child’s learning.
- To inform school if your child is going to be absent.
- To inform school about any important medical information or change in medical information following appointments.
- To inform school about any events in your child’s life that we need to know in order to fully support them.
- To carefully consider whether your child should attend school if he/she is unusually unwell.
- To use home and school communication strategies/books/devices daily as a means of maintaining shared understanding with school.
- To contact the school in the event of any concerns and to avoid the use of social media as a forum for criticism of the school and its staff.
- To attend meetings relating to your child.
- To inform the school staff of any changes in contact details/addresses as soon as they change.
- To seek permission for any planned absences.
- To pay for school dinners or ensure that appropriate papers are given to the school office if free dinners are appropriate.