Once a month on a Tuesday from 9 – 9.45 am the Headteacher and Deputy Head hold a coffee morning for parents and carers. This is an informal meeting and parents/carers can ask questions, seek advice, put ideas forward and raise any issues they would like about the school. It is also a good opportunity for us to find out about your views on school issues.
SEND Support Group
Once a month on a Tuesday from 9 – 10 am the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) Mrs Bianco, holds a Support Group for parents and carers of children with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities). This is an informal group and parents/carers can ask questions, seek advice, put ideas forward, share their experiences and raise any issues they would like. It is also a good opportunity for us to find out about your views on school issues.
Parents are encouraged to attend workshops to help them find out about strategies used in school in maths, English, science and find out ways in which they can help at home. We also run workshops concerned with how to keep children safe and healthy.
Every term we have Open Lessons where parents and carers can come and see how teachers teach a particular area of the curriculum and how children learn in their own classes, such as phonics and handwriting. It is an opportunity for you to be given direct advice on how to support your children at home, as well as ask any questions you might have.
Parents with any spare time are encouraged to join us as Parent Volunteers to support children in school with a wide variety of activities. Parents keen to help, should make an appointment to see the Deputy Headteacher.
What is a Parent Champion Volunteer?
They are parents just like you who volunteer for a few hours a week meeting other parents to tell them about child care and other family services.
Stay and Play in Nursery
Parents are invited in on a weekly basis to Stay and Play with their child in Nursery.
Every Friday from 2pm to 3pm children from Years 1 to 6 have the opportunity to participate in an activity which ‘widens their horizons’. These activities range from gardening to salsa dancing to cooking and the sessions are run by our teachers, teaching assistants and any parents with a skill to offer. Parents keen to help, should make an appointment to see the Deputy Headteacher.
Colindale’s Got Talent
Every year children, staff, parents and governors audition for a slot in the very popular show, Colindale’s Got Talent. Parents in the past have performed dances from a variety of cultures and have won. Parents are also approached to be on the judging panel and of course are welcome to come and watch the show.
Book Reading Mornings
During Book Week all parents are invited in to school to join in with a reading session in their child’s classroom. This gives parents the opportunity to see their child in their classroom environment. Every Friday morning, we hold our Everyone Reads session, where all parents and carers are invited from 8:30 to 8:50 to come into their child’s class and read.