We believe that a child’s experiences at home are highly significant to achievement at school, and that parents play a major part in their children’s learning. We aim to maintain an effective partnership between home and school, based on a shared dialogue and a mutual respect.
Parents are always welcome in school, and during the year there are a number of social activities, curriculum workshops and other events. Through these events we aim to establish an environment within which parents, pupils, teachers, governors and the community can work together.
Full use is made of half-termly newsletters to keep parents in touch with school life. These can be viewed on the downloads section of the website of click here . The PTFA (parent, teacher and friends association) also send out termly newsletters to keep you informed on fundraising events which are happening. You can find this information the events calendar fundraising events on this website or click here.
The school can now send text messages to parents.
If you have not done so already, and you wish to be sent Group call messages, could parents please inform Clare Lock, our Admin and Finance Administrator, of your mobile number, for her to update the system so you can receive texts from school.
If you would like to receive correspondence via email, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you onto our contacts list. Information may still sent out to parents by hardcopy, however, the email system is a very quick way to get messages to you as well as a good way to save on paper.
Parents are invited to discuss their child’s progress at formal parent’s evenings in the Autumn Term , and at less formal sessions during the school year. During the Spring Term interim reports are sent to parents to help inform the parents of interviews held later that term. In the Summer Term, written reports are sent to parents and there will be an opportunity to discuss the reports with staff. Children in Year 2 will receive their SAT’s results with their reports.
The Head Teacher and staff are pleased to meet parents at any time to discuss a problem. However, bearing in mind teaching commitments and the nature of the problem, appointments are advised which will be speedily arranged.
We welcome parents, grandparents and volunteers who can give up a little of their spare time to work with us in school. Anyone interested should contact the Head Teacher and complete a disclosure and barring service declaration.
All parents are members of the ‘Friends’. We are extremely grateful for all the hard work members put into organising social events, and for the many other ways they find to raise money for the benefit of our children. Please see our PTFA section for more information.