Additional Info


REPORTING TO PARENTS

The head teacher and class teachers are available for parent consultation, by appointment, most days after school. 
There are three parents’ evenings each year (Autumn, Spring and Summer) when parents have the opportunity to see their children’s work and to discuss progress with the class teacher.
A written report for each child is available for parents to discuss in the spring term (summer term for Foundation Stage children).
Regular newsletters provide information about our many school events.
 

PASTORAL CARE

The Educational Welfare Officer calls at the school occasionally, and visits where necessary.  However, it is hoped that a close relationship between home and school will result in early discussion of individual problems with the Head teacher.


ORGANISATION

There are four classes in the school:
Oak Class - Upper Juniors
   Miss T Allen & Mrs K Jones
Pine Class - Lower Juniors
   Mr R Baldock & Mrs van de Graaf - Upper Infants
Beech Class
   Mrs Lewis & Mrs Wilman
Cherry Class - Lower Infants
   Mrs S Nurden
 

HOMEWORK

Homework is an important part of a child's development.  Parents are expected to hear children read daily, other tasks are set on a daily basis. The children are also asked to learn spellings and tables at home.  A broad guide to expectations is:

• Infants – 10 minutes reading (per day), 10 minutes other activities

• Lower Juniors – 10 minutes reading (per day), 20 minutes other activities

• Upper Juniors – 10 minutes reading (per day), 30 minutes other activities


VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers, including parents, help with hearing children read and other tasks.  A qualified librarian looks after the school library, instructing children in its organisation and assisting them in its use.

 

COMMUNITY LINKS

The school shares many events, Harvest Festival, Plays, Concerts and social activities with the village.  The Friends of Hollingbourne School organise functions widely attended by local people, which, as well as contributing to the life of the village, provide generous financial support for the school.
 
INFORMATION ADVICE AND SUPPORT KENT (formerly Kent Parent Partnership Service)
 
Helpline Number :  03000 413000
Email:                     iask@kent.gov.uk
Website:               www.kent.gov.uk/iask