Parents and School

We positively encourage the partnership between home and school. You are asked to sign a Home School Agreement when your child joins the school.

The success of many school activities relies heavily on parents’ help and support. If you are able to join trips, help in class or help with clubs and activities you will be most welcome. Just complete the form when you receive information about a trip and the teacher will let you know if your help is needed.

We are always looking for committed parents/carers who are able to read with our children on a regular day each week between 9:00-9:30am. In order to comply with our safeguarding procedures and become part of the parent helper rota please pop into the office and make an appointment to see Mrs Emeny our Deputy Headteacher.

Parent Consultation and Open Evening

We operate an “open door policy”. Staff are always willing to see parents, at the beginning or end of the school day or by appointment. We are always happy to talk to you about any difficulties or concerns that you or your child may have.

In the autumn term you will be invited into school to discuss how your child is settling into their new class and, together with your child, talk about individual targets. In the spring term a Parent Consultation gives you an individual appointment for a further conversation about progress and is a chance to view some of your child’s work. A written report is sent home at the end of the summer term along with an Open Evening to look at your child’s work.

Communication

Our School has implemented Fronter software and all children will be provided with a login to their own virtual learning platform where you will be able to see what your children are learning. Parents log in using the same log in and password as their child.

Our website has up-to-date knowledge of all school events and information about the school. Paper copies of all information will always be available on request for any parents or carers who prefer that method of communication. The school uses email and mobile text messaging to communicate with parents and carers. Please provide mobile numbers and email addresses and update us whenever there are any changes. All newsletters and letters will be emailed rather than paper copies.

We always want to know how parents and carers feel about our school. Each year we will ask you to complete a questionnaire that helps us identify how we are doing and what we can do to improve and we thank you for your support.

Who can I talk to?

Your child’s class teacher should always be the first person you speak to if you have any queries, worries or concerns. We hope to solve them before small worries become much bigger ones. Usually a quick word with the teacher in the playground at the end of the day works best. If you need a longer or more private discussion, then they’ll be pleased to arrange a convenient time with you.

Dinner time questions or issues?

Mrs Burke our lunchtime supervisor can answer any questions or concerns about the children at lunchtime. You can speak to her at the gate each morning or write a note and hand in to the school office.

Who can I talk if the class teacher cannot resolve an issue?

After you have spoken to the class teacher and you have any on-going concern or the issues are not resolved, please contact the office and make an appointment with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Mrs Wendy Thomas Headteacher, Mrs Rebecca Emeny Deputy Head or Mr Anthony Evans Assistant Headteacher. Depending on the nature of your concern, the office staff will arrange an appointment with the relevant member of staff.