Templewood School

Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly

Pentley Park, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 7SD

01707 324251

admin@templewood.herts.sch.uk

Parents

In this section we have included additional information you may find of use as parents and carers.  Please let us know if you would like to see any other information included. 

 

 

Starting at Templewood

Before starting at Templewood, you will have had the opportunity to attend either an Induction Evening(Nursery & Reception pupils) or a meeting with a member of the senior Leadership Team.  To limit the amount of paperwork distributed during these meetings, we have created an area where all documentation is available for you to access in your own time.

 Induction Documents

 

 

Letters Home

We aim to provide you with a link to all letters which are sent home.  Please let the office know if you would like an additional paper copy.

  Letters Home

 

 

Uniform

Templewood School Uniform is available to order from the School Office.  Please complete the order form and return to the school office.  The Templewood School Association (TSA) organises a sale of nearly new uniform each term.  Please look out for details in the newsletter. Items can also be ordered using this form, subject to availability. 

  Uniform Order Form

 

 

Hertfordshire Catering (HCL)

As a school we have Hertfordshire Catering Limited providing our School Dinners.  The children are able to choose from the pupil choice menu each day to ensure that they are served with the meal of their choice. 

HCL Menu

 

 

 Online Payment

We are now using the online payment system operated by School Gateway.  Please follow the link to register and login to make any payments.  Please ensure that the school office have your up to date mobile number and email address to be linked directly to the Templewood Account.

 

 

 Parent Partnership Booklets

Over the past few years we have developed a number of Parent Partnership booklets to give further guidance to parents and carers about the curriculum at Templewood.  Should you have any suggestions for further booklets, please email the school office.

Parent Partnership Booklets

 

  

Assessment Information

EYFS Information for Parents

Keys Stage 1 and 2 Understanding Assessment

 

 

Birthday Treats

To help promote our ‘Healthy School’ status if, and there is no compulsion, parents want to bring in some treat for the class in celebration of their child’s birthday, then a rather nice idea is to bring in a book, instead of sweets. This book could be new or one in good condition. The teacher will put a special label inside commemorating the event and acknowledging the donation. This book will be read and enjoyed by the class and longer lasting as a birthday treat!

We hope you will support us on this idea.

 

School closures due to snow

Occasionally it has been necessary to close the school due to bad weather.  When making a decision to close the school, there are a number of issues that have to be considered:  

  • Most of our staff live some way from school, some a considerable distance from Welwyn.  We have to be confident that there will be sufficient staff able to get here in order to teach the students.  We have to ensure a safe level of supervision. 
  • The condition of the site – is it safe for students and staff to move around the school? 
  • It is a difficult decision to make and parents will appreciate the dilemma between giving everyone sufficient notice of closure and trying to guess what road and weather conditions will be between 8.00 and 8.30am  

If at all possible a decision will be taken by 9.00pm the night before or at the very latest by 7.00am on the day.  Our decision will be posted on the school’s website and will be updated regularly. 

 We will inform local radio stations – BBC Three Counties 103.8FMHeart Four Counties 97.6FM or Bob FM 106.7FM and 106.9FM. We will also inform the local authority of closure – this information will be found on the Herts Direct website.

No closure message on our website means that we intend to open and all students will be expected to attend. 

 When the school closes I appreciate how inconvenient and difficult this is for families and how disruptive it is for students’ learning.  My primary concern has to be the safety of the students and staff.  Please be assured I will not take this decision lightly.