Partnership with Parents
We believe that a genuine partnership between parents and the school is central to pupils achieving their best. We encourage dialogue through homework, Reading Record Books and informal discussion between teachers and parents. There are lots of opportunities for communication and also a range of events on the school calendar where families and staff get together socially e.g. Christmas Bingo and Summer day trips.
We welcome and value parents’ help in school, whether they have a specific talent or skill or can assist with more general activities. Parent involvement can include listening to children read, helping with cooking, gardening and DT, library and computer skills, or accompanying educational visits. If parents wish to help in school, they must hold a current DBS clearance, which is simple to organise and can be applied for via the school office.
Communication School to Parents
We communicate with parents in a variety of different ways:
- Text message – for general administrative information including educational visits, curriculum workshops, special events and weekly newsletters.
- School website – for insight into school life and practical information such as our annual calendar and term dates.
- Meet the Teacher evening – at the start of the school year.
- Parent consultations – biannually in the Autumn and Spring terms.
- Annual School Report – sent out in the Summer term.
- Letters – paper copies of letters can be requested from the school office.
Communication Parents to School
Brief messages can be passed to staff on the door at the beginning of the day. Parents can also contact their class teacher through the school office or leave a message about their child with the school office. If parents would like a longer discussion with the class teacher, they can do so at the end of the day, ideally with a pre-organised appointment.