Parent Forum and Frequently Asked Questions
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The Victoria School Parent Forum consists of a group of parents/carers (at least 1 represented per class); the Head or Deputy Head; and a Governor. It meets twice per term (one evening meeting 7-8pm; one morning 9.15-10.15am) to share parent body views and updates from the school.
The Forum welcomes your input. You can talk to or email any of the parents below who are involved in the Forum or contact Jenny Jenkins (Governor & Chair of the Parent Forum) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak - Melanie Ekless – email@example.com
Yew - Pamela Dalgas – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan - Laura Gosling – email@example.com
Alder - Luciana Stewart – firstname.lastname@example.org
Elm - Helen Dowley - email@example.com
Yew - Angela Freer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Elm - Jenny Scott - email@example.com
Rowan and Ash - Kate Holder - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ash - Ursula Keywood - email@example.com
Rowan - Tracey Lewis – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ash - Nicky Evans - email@example.com
Yew - Joanne Lloyd Evans - firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 6/2/2015 (291KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 4/11/2014 (220KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 17/9/2014 (162KB)
Terms of Reference for the Parent Forum September 2014 (128KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 17/6/2014 (106KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 18/5/2014 (135KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Agenda 18/3/2014 (198KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Agenda 29/1/2014 (288KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Agenda 20/11/2013 (182KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 20/11/2013 (211KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 2/10/2013 (153KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 26/06/2013 (134KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 13/03/2013 (210KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 2/10/2012 (274KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 22/11/2012 (259KB)
Parent Forum Meeting Minutes 23/01/2012 (213KB)
Frequently Asked Questions
What uniform does my child need for school?
Please click the link to visit the Uniform web page.
What is the cost of a school dinner?
The Government is now funding the provision for all primary aged children, up to and including Year 2, to have a school meal daily. To find out more go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-infant-free-school-meals
At Victoria C of E Infant and Nursery School we are delighted to announce the introduction of the Hertfordshire Catering Pupil Choice Menu. This is a system which is gradually being implemented in schools throughout Hertfordshire as it gives parents the reassurance that their child will receive a meal of their choice.
Children may select from one of the following options:
Option A - School meal every day (including the packed lunch/cold option) - Monday to Friday
Option B - Home Packed Lunch every day - Monday to Friday
Option C - Home Packed Lunch - Monday to Thursday and School meal on a Friday
New Pupil Choice Letter to Parents December 2013 (196KB)
Pupil Choice Menu Autumn/Winter 2013/14 (11.39MB) (Look out for the new Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 menu coming soon)
Registering your child for Free School Meals (236KB)
When can my child change his/her school dinner pattern?
Half a term's notice is required to change from one option to another. Change of School Lunch Option Spring 2 2015 (95MB)
Can my child have milk?
Milk is available for all Infant children (up to and including year 2). The cost for milk for the Autumn Term 2014 is £12.39 or 21p per day for any late orders. Please complete the Milk Order Form Summer Term 2015 (139KB) Milk Order Form Spring Term from half term Monday 23rd February 2015 (195KB)and return to the school office.
My child has been sick or had diarrhoea. Can he/she come to school?
Your child can only return to school 48 hours after he/she was last sick.
My child has Chicken Pox. When can he/she return to school?
Please inform the school office immediately if your child has chicken pox. Every scab must have crusted over before your child can return to school.
My child has Conjunctivitis. Can he/she come to school?
Yes, but if the problem persists you may wish to take your child to your GP in case medication is needed to clear it up.
My child has Headlice. When can he/she return to school?
You will need to treat your child's hair and ensure that there are no live headlice in his/her hair before your child can return to school. There may be some eggs remaining but this does not prevent your child from being in school.
How can I let you know my child is going home with somebody else at the end of school?
Please write in your child's home school contact book or ring the office.
How can I volunteer to help in school?
Please approach you class teacher, the school office or via email.
Can I take my child out of school during term time?
You will need to complete an Leave of Absence Form and Letter from Hertfordshire Children's Services (287KB)which is available from the school office. For children aged 5 years and over absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.
My child is in Nursery. Will he/she automatically come to Victoria C of E Infant and Nursery School for Reception?
No. All parents/carers have to apply separately for Reception places which are allocated by the Hertfordshire County Council. Please look out for the admissions booklet which is sent to home addresses by the County Council. You will also need to complete one of our application forms. Nursery Application Form (148KB) / Reception Application Form (117KB).
When will my child start school?
At present we have two intakes in to Nursery. Children born between September and February will start Nursery school in September prior to their 4th birthday. Children born between March and August will start Nursery in January prior to their 4th birthday. From the Autumn Term 2011 all Reception children will start school in September prior to their 5th birthday.
How can I apply for or After School Club?
You need to complete a booking request form (388KB).
After School Club - Emergency Ad-Hoc Bookings
Further to requests at the Parent Forum, and with the agreement of the Governors, we are pleased to announce that we are able to offer emergency ad-hoc bookings for the After School Club, commencing after half term.
There are several terms and conditions attached to this facility:
- Availability of sessions will vary according to regular bookings, which will always take priority.
- Sessions may only be booked on the day that it is required, and any enquiries must be made after 1pm and received by 2pm. Please ensure you speak to a member of the office team when making a request. Request after 2pm will not be accepted.
- The cost of this facility will be £15, payable following receipt of an invoice.
- At the time of booking, you will be asked to provide the name of the person collecting your child, along with details of allergies/dietary requirements.
- Ad-hoc bookings will be limited to 2 per half term.
How can I find out more about Flexible Provision?
Please click on the following links - Flexible Provision Information Sheet 2014-15 (186KB)
For any changes to flexible provision please complete changes request form (371KB)
At what age is school attendance compulsory?
Children are required to be in school full-time from the age of 5. Attendance at Nursery is optional.
What do I do if I have any concerns regarding my child?
Please approach your child's class teacher to discuss any concerns you may have.
How can I join the VSA (Victoria School Association)?
Please contact VSA@victoria.herts.sch.uk
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