A Partnership with Parents
Engagement with parents is fundamental to the establishment of strong links between home and school. We firmly believe in this partnership and parents are welcomed, indeed encouraged to involve themselves in the life of the school. We hope this section will answer many of your questions about school life and keep you updated with term dates, copies of our newsletters and information about clubs. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
We like to be organised and give parents plenty of warning about upcoming events. The calendar has an overview of the year, the termly newsletter provides detailed information about each term and the weekly notice board provides updated information for the week ahead. This is placed in the noticeboard on the playground and repeated on the homepage of the website for parents who use our meet and greet service or car share. Please check this weekly update so that you don’t miss anything.
We hope you will be able to join us for our weekly celebration assembly. This takes place on a Friday afternoon, parents and grandparents are warmly welcome.
Becoming a Parent/Grandparent Volunteer
Some parents and grandparents are able to offer a regular commitment to work with the children; others prefer to support the children for specific activities or events. There are a number of ways and opportunities for parents and carers to become actively involved in their child’s education. These events are all detailed in the termly newsletters and on the School Calendar.
Back to School Night
Each class holds a Back to School Night at the start of the year, when the class organisation and routines are discussed with parents.
Parent Focus Meetings
We value your feedback and so each term you are welcome to attend the Parent Focus meetings and help us to evaluate aspects of school life.
Becoming a Parent Helper
We are happy to have the support of parents in various ways; swimming, hearing readers, school visits, special days, uniform and of course fundraising. We have a number of reading helpers, who give their time to support individual children. These helpers are a very valuable addition to reading support. Each year we hold an induction meeting for helpers and carry out DBS checks on these adults working in school.
Subject based workshops are held on specific themes.
In September we hold a Learn along session and parents are invited to come back to school and participate in their child’s learning. Parents are also invited to support learning during themed weeks.