Welcoming Parental Help at Black Horse Hill Juniors
Parents are encouraged to help in school with a number of activities. These include shared reading, art , gardening, cycling and help with many sports. They also accompany classes for educational visits. There are also occasions when parents can contribute to the work of a class project by talking to a class about an area of skill or expertise, which they possess. In this way, parents become an essential and valued part of the life of the school – a home/school partnership that enriches both pupils and parents and one which is much welcomed and appreciated by the staff.
There is also a very active P.T.A., which raises significant funds for the school as well as providing interesting social events for all members of the school community. Currently, PTA fundraising is focused on playground improvements and assisting in the development of ICT provision in the school.
In addition, parents are currently involved in working parties including the Home/School Relationships, Health Promoting Schools and Voucher collections as well as making an active contribution to the grounds developments through the work of the Gardening Club which co-ordinates the work of pupils and parent helpers on a weekly basis.
Parents are also regularly invited to attend curriculum workshops in school. These explain how different subjects or practices are taught and delivered in classes and are always well received.
Parents should be aware that appropriate checks will have to be made on all parents who wish to volunteer to help in the school. This is to comply with our child protection and safeguarding policies.