We work very closely in partnership with parent/carers in the best interests of the children.
Parents/carers are involved in the education of their child and in school life in the following ways:
Open Door Policy
Parents/carers are most welcome to come into school to see their child’s class teacher briefly after the children's school day has finished. We are always happy to deal with any concerns as they arise. We are fully aware that what could be seen as a minor issue 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.
Parents/carers receive a weekly Headteacher's Report and other letters of information including signposting to support resources, via email. Weekly class Learning Reflections are shared on the Class Seesaw pages. Seesaw is also used by class teachers for daily messages and sharing learning. Paper copies of correspondence can be sent home on request. Please check your child’s bag on a daily basis as it may contain communication like accident/incident slips or information letters about after school clubs or educational visits. Please return any requested reply slips as promptly as possible to avoid extra workload on staff.
Keeping us informed
We kindly request that parents/carers keep us updated of any changes in their child's home life. This may include a bereavement, illness, family separation, change of address or emergency contact details etc.
Parent/carer-teacher meetings are offered twice a year. These provide an opportunity to celebrate achievement, review progress and to discuss ways in which parent/carers can support their child’s learning at home. It is essential for parent/carers to attend these meetings. We make flexible alternative arrangements if the times offered are not convenient for you.
Reports are written annually by the teaching staff. They provide a valuable summary of progress and an indication of areas for development for each child. Parents/carers are asked to complete a response slip on receipt of the report and are offered an opportunity to discuss the report with the Class Teacher or Headteacher if they wish to do so.
Help in school
We are very grateful to parents/carers and other volunteers, who give up their time to help in school. Volunteers can help by reading with children and other curriculum areas. Volunteers are required to complete an application form and to complete a DBS form for police checks, via our school office administrator. Please make enquiries at the school office.
During the school year there are many events when parents/carers are invited to join us. These may include class learning workshops, performances, 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.