Partnership with parents

School and parents working together so that your children flourish and achieve their best.

How is my child doing and how will you share this with me?

We have 3 Parents Evenings a year when you will be invited to meet with your child’s Class Teacher to discuss their progress and achievements.

At the Autumn term meeting we will focus on how your child has settled into their new class and Year group. At the Spring and Summer term meetings we will discuss their progress and targets for development. At the end of the Summer term you will receive a full written report (Record of Achievement) for your child.

Parent Information sessions

At the start of the school year Class Teachers in each Year group invite parents to come in and find out about the Curriculum they will be delivering to your child and the ways in which English and Maths will be taught.

In Year One you will be invited to come in and learn about the Year One Phonics Screen Test and ways in which you can support your child at home.

In Year Two the Class Teachers run SATs (Standardised Assessment Tasks) information sessions for parents.

Open afternoons, celebration assemblies and other events

Look around sessions are held every Monday afternoon at 3.30pm and this is an opportunity for you to view the school and for your child to share their learning with you.

We regularly invite parents to Year group assemblies, in which the children will share and celebrate their recent learning experiences and acknowledge any Birthdays within the Half term.

In the Spring and Summer terms we invite parents to come and join us for lunch and there will also be many other events and trips which you can be involved in.

Homework

Children in all Year groups are given regular homework appropriate for their age and stage of education. We value the important role which parents play in their child’s learning journey and we want to ensure that homework is fun and enjoyable for both child and parent. Our Homework policy provides more detailed information.

Volunteering in School

We actively encourage parents to help in school, either regularly or on a more informal basis. All volunteers are asked to undergo a police check with the DBS and we will organise this for you. Anyone wishing to volunteer in school should contact the school office.

Parent Teacher Association

We have a team of parents who run fundraising and social events for the school. Find out more about the PTA.

Communication with Parents

News bulletins are published every Wednesday and where possible we try to use email rather than paper copies. Copies of school letters, weekly lunch menus and the termly calendar of events will also be published on the school website. Urgent communications are sent by SMS or email.

What do I do if I have a concern?

We do our utmost to ensure that every parent and child’s time with us is a happy and positive experience but if you do have a concern regarding any aspect of your child’s life in school we will aim to resolve it with you promptly and effectively. Our staff are friendly and approachable and they will always be willing to discuss any issues with you at the end of the school day.

The school’s Complaints Procedure is available on this website or in hard copy from the school office.