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 home/school learning, 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. PTA events, Coffee Mornings, Sports Days, Christmas and Summer Fairs.
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 clubs, gardening and DT, library and computer skills, or accompanying educational visits. If parents wish to help in school please contact the office.
During the year if you have any concerns regarding your child please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff as soon as possible. This can be at the start or end of day or alternatively an appointment can be made at a mutually convenient time. Please let us know of any changes in circumstances, however small, so that we are prepared for any effect this may have on your child. We will always contact you if we have any concerns so that together we can make sure your child is happy and able to learn.
We also communicate with parents in a variety of different ways:
- ParentMail – for whole school and general administrative information including educational visits, curriculum workshops, special events and newsletters.
- Parents Working Party - please see the PWP page for more details.
- School website – for insight into school life and practical information such as our annual calendar and term dates.
- Year group Transition Cafe's – in the Summer Term before the next academic year.
- Parent consultations – biannually in the Autumn and Spring terms.
- Annual School Report – sent out in the Summer term.
Curriculum Workshops - Curriculum Workshops give parents an opportunity to find out how we teach areas of the curriculum and ideas for supporting children at home.
Teachers are happy to receive brief messages in the playground at the beginning of the day. Parents can also 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.
We welcome and value the views of parents. Please let us know what you think we are doing well and if there is anything we could do better to support you or your child. We send out an annual Parent/Carer Survey in the spring term.