All parents/carers are asked to sign a copy of the Home:School Agreement.
Home School Diary
Every pupil has a home school diary, this is a useful tool for sharing information between home and school.
We are not able to go into massive amounts of detail of the school day as this would be too time-consuming however the class teacher will always contact you by telephone if they have any concerns and want to arrange a meeting.
Please contact your child’s class teacher to arrange a meeting if you would like to discuss any concerns or require further information.
Your child’s teacher will send home a copy of their timetable at the start of each academic year and will update you of any changes.
If you require any further information on the activities your child participates in then please contact the class teacher.
Termly open mornings are organised by each department. These provide the opportunity to meet the class teacher, and also other school staff.
SEN Personal Advisor
We are very fortunate to be able to employ our own SEN Personal Advisor. Pat Baggaley works mainly with post 13 year olds looking at what future options are available she can also help anyone who needs information, advice, guidance or support within a wide range of areas including, referrals, support with applications.
We hope that we can resolve any concerns and issues you may have about the school by listening to you and taking on board your concerns. As parents and carers you know your child the best and we value your opinions. We will always listen to your views and try to accommodate your wishes as far as possible, making adjustments to your child's provision if necessary.
However if a parent/carer wishes to make a complaint there are local arrangements for the consideration of complaints approved by the DFE.
Complaints received by the Headteacher and Chair of Governors, which do not require Local Education Authority involvement, will be dealt with by the school. A copy of the complaints procedure is available at the school.
If parents wish to see any documentation they are welcome to come to the school to read them.
We hope that your child enjoys all their time at Tweendykes. Our aim is that they are safe, enjoy their school day, learn and make progress. We will try our best to keep you informed on your child's education. Working together we will ensure the very best for your child.
A guide to e-safety for parents is available below. A lot more advice and guidance is available on line. If any parent wishes to discuss e-safety at home or school please contact our e-safety coordinator, Kath Oliver.
Child Protection Coordinators
The people with lead responsibility for safeguarding at Tweendykes are:
Pierre Fenner (Early years & Juniors)
David Percival (Seniors)
Additional people with a safeguarding responsibility at Tweendykes are:
Kath Oliver (esafety)
Lisa Pedersen-Roe (Governor)
Berni Moorcroft - Head teacher (LSCB as a representative for Hull Special Schools)
Tweendykes school is committed to providing valuable early intervention. We recognise that for children who need additional help, every day matters. In their day to day work with pupils and families staff have an important role to play in noticing indicators of possible harm. The school embraces the notion of ‘early help’ to support pupils and their families and as such maintains close links with a range of agencies to identify and support vulnerable families, including links with the ‘Bridging the Gap’ initiative and convening multi agency meetings with the consent of families.
A child-centred approach guides practice in the school and puts the needs and views of the children at the forefront of decisions made either by them or in their best interest. Tweendykes strives to support pupils understand of what is happening and also for them to communicate their needs and wishes in a way that matches their level of development. We recognise that the better a child is able to communicate, the more likely a pupil is able to discuss and convey their experiences, good and bad and, as such, is an important tool in keeping themselves safe.