Working in Partnership with Parents

Everyone knows that children do better when the school and family work together to encourage and support the children’s education. Parents knowledge is vital to us in helping their child achieve the very best that they can.

To help parents to stay in touch we send home a termly information sheet about the work the children are doing. Parents will also be able to see how to help their child on a weekly basis and see some of the work their child and their class have done by looking at our ‘virtual school’ Fronter.

We hold termly parent consultations and send home an annual report detailing children’s progress. We hold various curriculum events and workshops to keep parents informed about how to support and help their child at home. Of course there are many informal opportunities for parents to speak to their child’s teacher and we will always contact parents if there is anything we feel we need to discuss. And parents can always see the Head Teacher by arranging a time through the school office.

We want to develop these links with parents by a variety of other means. Parents will be invited into the school for many special occasions for example class assemblies. We appreciate all offers of help, for example, with a variety of activities in the classroom such as reading, cooking, art, playing games, helping with special events, accompanying classes on visits, transport to matches and many more. We send home newsletters and other information, which parents can also access on Fronter.

We have an active PTA who work closely with the school to organise events and raise money. We also have a Parent’s Forum which meets on a fortnightly basis to feedback parent’s views on school life.

There are five parent representatives on the school Governing Body. For a list of Governors please see the Governors tab.

Homework

Children get regular homework to consolidate what they are learning in class. Children also take books home to read alone or to share with their family. Every child has a reading diary for themselves and their parents to make comments in.