Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.
Partnership with Parents
We work very closely in partnership with parents in the best interests of the children.
Ways in which parents are involved in the education of their child and in school life include the following:
Parent/Teacher meetings of about ten minutes each are offered twice a year to parents. They provide an opportunity to celebrate achievement, review progress and to discuss ways in which parents can support their child’s learning at home. We believe that it is essential for parents to attend these meetings. We make flexible alternative arrangements if the times offered are not convenient for you.
Annual Report on Achievement
These reports are written annually by the teaching staff and are circulated to parents. They provide a valuable summary of progress and an indication of areas for development for each child. Each child contributes an evaluation of his/her work to the report. Parents are asked to complete a response slip on receipt of the report and an opportunity is provided to discuss the report if parents wish to do so.
Help in School
We are very grateful to parents and other volunteers, who give up their time to help in school. Parents help with Reading and other Literacy work, Numeracy, Design Technology, Art, Science, PE and Games. Volunteers are asked to complete a DBS form for police checks, via our school office administrator.
During the school year there are many events when parents are invited to join us. These may include class assemblies, educational visits, Christmas events and Sports Day. Meetings are held on occasion to explain and discuss a particular area of the curriculum such as Reading, Writing or Mathematics.
Calling in to see us
Parents are most welcome to come into school to see their child’s class teacher briefly after 18 school. We are always happy to deal with any concerns as they arise, as a minor issue (perhaps insignificant to an adult) can have a significant impact on a child’s sense of security and wellbeing. If you need more than a few moments to discuss an issue, please arrange an appointment for a mutually convenient time. Communication Newsletters and other letters, fliers from the Friends Association and other communications are sent home regularly. Please check your child’s bag on a daily basis! It causes distress to all concerned when communications do not reach their intended destination on time. Please return any reply slips as promptly as possible. We also try to populate our school website with current and relevant information