Working in Partnership
Parent Message Board
The school sets out to work in partnership with parents by involving them in their children's education and the social life of the school. We work hard to forge and nurture our links with parents and are proactive in seeking parents' views as well as keeping you informed. Generally, parents value their children's enthusiasm for school, the way the school is managed and the way good teaching and high expectations help their child to make good progress.'
A meeting is held in the summer term for parents of the new reception intake to welcome them to the school and introduce them to the staff. The meeting also allows parents to order uniform and ask any questions they may have. Remember you can keep up to date by sharing your child's e-portfolio on our cLc.
All new children receive two copies of our home-school agreement on admission, one to keep, and one to sign and return to school. The home/school agreement states the commitment the school makes to the child and the family makes to the school. It is a legal requirement to issue the home-school agreement but you do not have to sign it if you so wish. This was reviewed in 2007.
We aim to keep parents informed about all aspects of school life. Our links are based on a thorough two-way flow of information in which we work hard to maintain a mutually supportive partnership. Regular newsletters, communication through our cLc, quick response to parental concerns, improved access for parents through assemblies, open afternoons, workshops and formal parents' meetings give you a good idea of school life and how your child is getting on.
Children will bring homework activities home weekly, or can choose to carry them out on our cLc. Please spend some time doing these with your child and ensure they are completed by the due date as shown on the piece of work. The activities are very practical in nature for Reception children and intended to involve parents in children's learning. As the children get older, the activities include spellings and more written tasks.
Termly Parent Consultation Evenings are organised and parents receive annual written reports about their child's progress, alongside achievements shared through your child's e-portfolio on our cLc. This year we are looking into producing a mid-term report card also. Open Afternoons or mornings are held in the half term when there is no formal consultation evening. This allows parents the chance to come into the children's classrooms and look at their work with them.
Curriculum Information is sent home every half term. This tells you what your child will be studying and how you can help at home, and is also available on our cLc. We also run parents' curriculum workshops throughout the year.
Regular Newsletters are sent home with the children and will tell you about school events and activities. Please check your child's bag daily, or look on our cLc where all information is available.
Class Assemblies take place for each class once a year and parents are invited to this. Parents are also invited to assemblies when their child receives a merit certificate and to other assemblies and performances.
The Head or Deputy are available at the pupil entrance each morning from 8.45 - 9 a.m. and in the playground after school if you have any questions or concerns. You are also welcome to ring the school to make an appointment to see the Head or Deputy if you have a concern you would like to discuss in private. If it is urgent we will aim to see you on the day you contact us.
If you have any concerns or questions about your child, please do not hesitate to come and see your child's teacher or the Headteacher.
Click on the links below to see our key policies.