Parents are partners with us during the crucial years spent at Primary school.
At Our Lady of Lourdes we work closely with you to ensure that the time your child spends with us is safe and happy as well as successful. Parents are partners with us during the crucial years spent at Primary school. We therefore aim to support you and hope, in return, that you will support the school in providing a stable, pleasant and engaging environment. Many parents find it rewarding to become more actively involved in the school through the flourishing PTA or as a member of the Parent Council. You are also encouraged to contact the school as soon as you have any concerns, and you are always welcome to come into school.
Easter Holidays Activity and Food (HAF) programme
The Easter Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme is FREE and runs throughout the school holidays.
The programme can be accessed by those in Reception to Year 11 who receive benefits related free school meals. Each day sees lots of different providers offering a range of fantastic activities, with meals also provided. Places are limited, so please book early.
Learn more and book: www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/haf
Supporting Families to Afford healthy food
The last 2 years have been a difficult time and we know that many families are struggling with money and affording healthy food for their family. However, there is support available. You may be eligible for free school meals for your child Apply for free school meals – GOV.UK
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has lots of useful information on how to access emergency food parcels https://bhfood.org.uk/resources/accessing-emergency-food-parcels/
Everyone across the City can buy low-cost shopping if they need to. More information is available here: https://bhfood.org.uk/how-to-hub/low-cost-and-free-community-shopping/
If you are pregnant or have a child under 4 you may also be able to get help to buy milk, fruit and vegetables. Get help to buy food and milk (Healthy Start).
If you would like any more information on any of the above, please talk to Zoe Garbarz at school.
Energy Bills Help and Advice
The Brighton & Hove Family information Service has produced a new factsheet to help families who may be worried about the rising costs of their energy bills. The factsheet includes information on;
• Tips to save energy
• Information about discounts and grants
• Where to go for extra help
• How to avoid debt
Family Service Directory | Get help and advice with your energy bills (familyinfobrighton.org.uk)
For eligible families there is a £140 discount via the warm home scheme for winter 2021-2022. For further information and eligibility please click on this link Warm Home Discount scheme
Where to find help or support
Free School Meals (Brighton and Hove Council)
Family Learning Online Classroom (Brighton and Hove Council) Courses are free for Brighton and Hove residents, but parents with lower qualifications are prioritised.
Brighton & Hove City Council has just launched a brand new website for parents and professionals looking to reduce conflict and improve parent relationships. Here is the link: https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/parent-relationships
The website includes support and advice for parents, together, separated or considering separation as well as information about courses parents can attend and other support available.
Getting On Better cards – here is the link: https://new.brighton-hove.gov.uk/gettingonbetter These cards have been developed in partnership with relationships experts OnePlusOne to develop these cards. They come as both physical postcards and online versions for phone/tablet use, easily sharable via email and social media. There are eight cards, two for separated parents, two for couples.
They are designed to help parents:
– Reduce conflict in their relationship
– Improve their communication
– Understand more about how their relationship works
Some School Policies
Information Security Framework, which includes the “Parental Use of Social Networking Sites Policy”
Worried about bullying?
Attendance and Punctuality
From 25 May 2018 processing of personal data by organisations has to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. This new set of rules gives a clear set of rights to everyone in society as well as making clear the responsibilities of organisations which handle or process information about people (or ‘Data Subjects’ as they are known). GDPR applies to ‘Data Contollers’ and ‘Data Processors’.
A ‘Data Controller’ determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.
A ‘Data Processor’ is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of a controller.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School is a Data Controller as we collect or generate data about pupils, parents/guardians, staff and visitors. Please read our privacy notice here.