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.
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.
The Early Years Pupil Premium
From April 2015, all schools, preschools, childminders and other childcare providers are able to claim extra funding through the Early Years Pupil Premium to support children’s development, learning and care. I am writing to families to explain what the Early Years Pupil Premium is, explain who is eligible for this funding and, importantly, to ask you to complete an online application so that if your child is eligible we can claim the extra funding to help them to learn well and be successful.
The Early Years Pupil Premium provides up to an extra £302 a year for us to help each eligible three and four year old child who is taking up the full 15 hour a week place in a nursery class, preschool or with a childminder or other child care provider.
This extra money is to support those children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits, those who are in local authority care and any who left care because they were adopted or were subject to a special guardianship or child arrangements order. This additional money could make a significant difference to children.
We can choose to use the extra funding in whatever way will best improve the quality of the early year’s education that we provide for your child. This could include, for example, special equipment or additional specialist help with early speech and communication.
It is recognised that high quality early education can influence how well a child does later at both primary and secondary school so we do want to make the most of this additional funding. You may be aware if you have older children that a pupil premium has been available for school age children and it has proved to have given a real boost to the children receiving the funding. We want to do the same for our early years children entitled to this funding.
Therefore we ask that all parents/carers complete the attached form so that we can check whether your child is eligible. This will allows us to claim the additional Early Years Pupil Premium for as many children as possible to help us to provide high quality learning opportunities which will benefit all the children.
Please complete and return the form below to the school office.
If you have any questions, please contact the school office and a member of the SLT will get back to you.
Families First is the term used in Hertfordshire for services that work together to support families who need extra help. These are also known as early help services. We all experience difficulties at some point. Families First can help you find early help and information to prevent issues from getting worse. If you need more help than your usual support network - for example your health visitor, school, doctor or family centre - we can work with you and your family to create a package of support.
Families First is available to all Hertfordshire families with children under 18 (25 if they have a learning need or disability).
What help is available?
Help is available for issues such as:
- mental and physical health problems
- drug or alcohol dependency
- domestic abuse
- school related concerns – such as your child is not attending school
- debt problems
- risk of becoming homeless.