We would very much like parents and friends to become involved in the life of the school. For more details please contact the school office.

Parents are expected to support and encourage their child by giving time and a home environment in which homework can be done. The child’s homework folder will contain a slip explaining to the child what tasks are to be completed.

Children benefit enormously from being able to discuss what they have done with their parents. This is not to suggest that the parent should spend time altering or correcting the child’s work but rather discuss it and suggest how it might be done differently or improved. Constructive comments enable the child to develop a better understanding of the work and reinforce what is taught in school.

Above all other subjects, reading is a crucial aspect of school work and needs to be encouraged at all times. A child’s written skill reflects the attitude to reading; a child who reads widely and with enthusiasm is often able to translate this into written work. It is not possible for an adult to hear a child read at school every day. Therefore, it is important, for a parent to try and hear their child read daily.

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell us what you think about your child’s school. By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your school to improve.

You will also be able to see what other parents have said about Hamstreet Primary Academy.

Parent View asks for parent/carers opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. Ofsted use the information provided when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

Free School Meals

If your child is under 19 years old and in full-time education, you may be able to get free school meals for them. The quickest and easiest way to apply for school meals is to apply online.

If you can’t apply online, download the pdf application form and following the instructions provided.

You do not need to send any proof of benefit with your application, but Kent County Council may ask for proof of benefit if there is a query around eligibility.

School Closures

Whilst every effort will be made to keep the school open during severe weather the decision may have to be made to close due to the premises being unsafe and/or low staffing levels.

During periods of severe weather, parents should visit www.kentclosures.co.uk Please listen to local radio announcements and await texts alerts from the school.

Do we have your most up to date mobile contact telephone number on your records at the office?

Headlice

The following two sites are full of helpful and practical advice. Please click below to find out more:

Nitty Gritty

NSH Choices- Headlice

Information, Advice and Support Kent (IASK)

A service for parents who wish to make informed choices, relating to special educational needs and disabilities. View the website.

Network Rail primary school safety talk

 

Click here to watch the talk.