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Parent Forum Information

The purpose of the Parent Forum is to circulate the latest news and information that will help Parents to support their student through their secondary education.

 

Why would the school go to this effort and target parents/guardians in particular?

It is often the case that when students leave primary school and start secondary, parents/guardians lose touch with the day to day school life of their young person. It is proven that students who are continued to be supported by those at home in secondary as they were in primary, are more likely to succeed in their education. Schools are also more up to date in the latest trends affecting teenagers and are well placed to in turn educated parents/guardians as to the sort of challenges their young person may be facing. This includes passing on information that the school receives from government bodies and charities, both local and national, which can keep you informed and allow you to have the information to help you support them, both in terms of their education and life outside of school.

What Happens at Parent Forums?

Our Parent Forum meetings will give you the opportunity to have a say in some aspects of school life, but more importantly, you can take part in talks regarding the issues that all our young people are facing. For example: Being Safe Online, Supporting Your Teenager Through Exams, Choosing their GCSEs in Year 9 and Drugs and Alcohol Education to name a few.

To get involved, and find out when our next event is; find us on…

THSparentforum (Facebook)

@forumTHS (Twitter)

For further information contact Caroline Warren (Head of Student Safeguarding) on 01884 256655

 

Free School Meals

Can you claim?

Does your child qualify for an extra £900?

If your child receives free school meals, then Tiverton High School also receives £900 to ensure that they make the progress expected.

If you get any of the following support payments your child may be entitled to receive free school meals:

 Income Support

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you're not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit

Children who receive a qualifying benefit in their own right are also allowed to receive free school meals.

Follow this link www.devon.gov.uk/free_school_meals.htm if you think your child is entitled to free school meals

 

Parents

Devon County Council useful numbers

Children & Families 0845 155 1013 Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm
MASH (Safeguarding enquiries regarding children) 0345 155 1071 Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm
Schools & Education 0845 155 1019 Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm
Social Services 0845 600 0388 Emergencies (out of hours) 

SIMS Gateway

SIMS is the database which we use to record every aspect of the student records in school for example timetables and attendance. The SIMS Learning Gateway is a website which publishes our school SIMS data in an easy to read and intuitive way. It currently allows parents and carers to access live information regarding their children's attendance at school and current timetable, we hope in the future to expand the available information.

Whilst we have plans to introduce a gradual roll-out of the system to interested parents and carers during this academic year we are happy to fast track any parents who wish to trial the system. If you would like to be in this first wave would you please contact the school in the first instance using the contact us form stating clearly SIMS in the message subject and including the names and year groups of your children. 

 

If are registered for the SIMS Gateway please click the image below to gain access

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