Key information

Our School Day  

Monday – Thursday

Transports arrive 8.40am*

Registration – 8.50am

Break – 10.50 – 11.05am

Lunch – 12.10 – 13.10pm

End of School – 3.10pm

The school closes at 2pm on Fridays throughout the year to facilitate staff training, and also on the three Parent Consultation days.

* If you bring your child to school, please arrive between 8.30am and 8.45am.
Please collect your child/children at 14.55pm Monday –Thursday, 13.55 pm on Friday

MEDICAL

To support pupils and parents, we are able to administer prescribed medication that is ‘in date’, in the original container which is clearly marked with the dosage. We do require clarification about how the medication is to be administered, in addition to written permission, so please contact the school first. We prefer all such medication to be delivered by parents or passed to us via the coach passenger assistants.

Hedgewood is experienced in the care of children with a range of medical problems, including: anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy and asthma, as well as the care of children who require tube-feeding or support with oxygen.

It is essential that we are kept updated on any allergies that your child may have.

We have half-termly visits from an allocated School Nurse, who is based at Minet Clinic, telephone number 01895484830. If you have anything you might want her to consider, please contact the school.

 

PERSONAL CARE

If your child needs a Personal Care Plan (PCP) for regular changing, please provide a stock of wet wipes and pull-ups or nappies for your child.

 

HOLIDAYS AND ABSENCE

Parents are asked not to take holidays during term time. Holidays will only be authorised if there are exceptional family circumstances and at the discretion of the Headteacher. Any such requests require you to write a letter to the Headteacher giving at least two weeks’ notice.

In the instance of a family emergency, which may result in a pupil’s absence, please let Mr Goddard know as soon as possible. School work will be provided for children whilst on leave.

A copy of our school Attendance Policy is available on our website, hedgewood.org or a copy can be requested from the school office.

If your child is unwell and is unable to attend school, please contact the school office, as soon as possible.

Homework is given at the discretion of the class teacher, however, parents can request homework if appropriate.

During times of adverse weather conditions, a “snow pack” will be provided so that your child is able to be educated off-site.

 

REPORTING

It is essential for you to know how your child is progressing throughout the school year, so we send the following reports to provide regular updates on your child’s learning:

 

ANNUAL REVIEWS (ARs) 

The family of each child has an Annual Review meeting during the course of the academic year. You will receive a report at least two weeks in advance of the AR meeting, which will include embedded progress data.

 

PERSONAL CURRICULUM PLANS (PCPs)

Personal Curriculum Plans are sent to parents and carers twice a year, so that you can see the targets set for your child according to their curriculum pathway. You will also receive two ‘reviewed’ PCPs during the year, to show you how your child is progressing against specific targets.​ These targets are tailored to your child’s individual needs. You can help shape your child’s PCP through discussion with your child’s teacher and therapists.

Our School Day  

Monday – Thursday

Transports arrive 8.40am*

Registration – 8.50am

Break – 10.50 – 11.05am

Lunch – 12.10 – 13.10pm

End of School – 3.10pm

The school closes at 2pm on Fridays throughout the year to facilitate staff training, and also on the three Parent Consultation days.

* If you bring your child to school, please arrive between 8.30am and 8.45am.
Please collect your child/children at 14.55pm Monday –Thursday, 13.55 pm on Friday

MEDICAL

To support pupils and parents, we are able to administer prescribed medication that is ‘in date’, in the original container which is clearly marked with the dosage. We do require clarification about how the medication is to be administered, in addition to written permission, so please contact the school first. We prefer all such medication to be delivered by parents or passed to us via the coach passenger assistants.

Hedgewood is experienced in the care of children with a range of medical problems, including: anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy and asthma, as well as the care of children who require tube-feeding or support with oxygen.

It is essential that we are kept updated on any allergies that your child may have.

We have half-termly visits from an allocated School Nurse, who is based at Minet Clinic, telephone number 01895484830. If you have anything you might want her to consider, please contact the school.

 

PERSONAL CARE

If your child needs a Personal Care Plan (PCP) for regular changing, please provide a stock of wet wipes and pull-ups or nappies for your child.

 

HOLIDAYS AND ABSENCE

Parents are asked not to take holidays during term time. Holidays will only be authorised if there are exceptional family circumstances and at the discretion of the Headteacher. Any such requests require you to write a letter to the Headteacher giving at least two weeks’ notice.

In the instance of a family emergency, which may result in a pupil’s absence, please let Mr Goddard know as soon as possible. School work will be provided for children whilst on leave.

A copy of our school Attendance Policy is available on our website, hedgewood.org or a copy can be requested from the school office.

If your child is unwell and is unable to attend school, please contact the school office, as soon as possible.

Homework is given at the discretion of the class teacher, however, parents can request homework if appropriate.

During times of adverse weather conditions, a “snow pack” will be provided so that your child is able to be educated off-site.

 

REPORTING

It is essential for you to know how your child is progressing throughout the school year, so we send the following reports to provide regular updates on your child’s learning:

 

ANNUAL REVIEWS (ARs) 

The family of each child has an Annual Review meeting during the course of the academic year. You will receive a report at least two weeks in advance of the AR meeting, which will include embedded progress data.

 

PERSONAL CURRICULUM PLANS (PCPs)

Personal Curriculum Plans are sent to parents and carers twice a year, so that you can see the targets set for your child according to their curriculum pathway. You will also receive two ‘reviewed’ PCPs during the year, to show you how your child is progressing against specific targets.​ These targets are tailored to your child’s individual needs. You can help shape your child’s PCP through discussion with your child’s teacher and therapists.

Contact Us

Thank you for visiting our website. If you cannot find everything you need on our website, require specific information or would just like to speak to us please do not hesitate in contacting the school office.

Hedgewood School
Weymouth Road, Hayes
Middlesex, UB4 8NF

Phone: 0208 8456756

Email: office@hedgewood.org

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