Information for Parents
Parents/guardians are welcome in our school. We regard our partnership with you and your involvement in your child's education as vital. We value the support that you give us. If at any time you feel concerned for your child about anything, no matter how small, or you need something clarified, please contact your child's teacher or the Headteacher. Often issues can be clarified in a few moments either before or after school. This is a busy time for teachers so if you require longer than a few minutes please make an appointment.
Evenings when parents are invited to discuss their child's progress with class teachers are held during the Autumn and Spring terms. The Headteacher is also available during these evenings should parents wish to see him.
Written progress reports are taken home by the children in the Summer term and a week is set aside for parents to take the opportunity to discuss the report with the class teacher.
Parents are welcome to come into the school on a regular basis to work with children, alongside the teacher and with the teacher's guidance. This helps to give the children confidence in working with other adults and means that they can work in small groups discussing their work and learning new skills. If you do volunteer in school you are subject to a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. You will also need to provide proof of your identity and address. Please speak to the school office for more information.
During the school year various functions and concerts are held at the school to which parents are invited and welcomed. Once a year each class leads an assembly where the children share their recent work with the whole school. We alternate these assemblies with sessions in class where you can learn alongside your child. We hope that you will be able to come and support your child, and enjoy these events.
Opportunities are made for parents and other interested people to visit the school and see the range of activities that the children are working on.
A parents' notice board is situated just inside the main school entrance in the lobby area near the library. Recent newsletters, menus, holiday and absence forms are displayed there. There is also a space for free adverts. If you wish to take advantage of this please pass your advert to the school office for display. PTA notices are displayed on the board on the boiler house wall, beside the main playground.
A Home-School Agreement has been drawn up by a group of parents, teachers and governors. Parents, staff and governors have been consulted on its contents. We hope that all parents/guardians will feel able to sign the Agreement and do their best to support the aims. Please sign both copies and retain one for your reference.