Parents as partners
We value the role that parents play in supporting their child's learning and development in school. As such, we have various activities that encourage parents to be more active in their children's development.
Thursdays: Stay and Learn session every week from 8.45-9.30am, in classes.
Fridays: Celebration assembly for EY from 10.30am, in the hall.
Each term we invite parents to join in a lesson with their children. The focus of this open event changes each term. Over the course of the year, this allows parents to experience the learning that their child does every day, and helps to understand the expectations of their year group.
Parent Consultations are held twice a year, usually in November and March. We hold these from 9-5pm. This allows parents to discuss their child's development in detail, and ask any questions to teachers. By holding the consultations we ensure that families with more than one child can gain sequential appointments. Our staff really do want to talk to all parents, so they will arrange a different appointment where needed.
Each child is given a planner at the beginning of the year. This will have details of their timetable for the week and is used to record reading and spellings. There are pages at the back to support the learning of children. The planner provides parents with the opportunity to write notes to the teacher and to find out how their child is doing each week. Children must bring their planners in each day; lost planners will cost £5 to replace.
Our reports provide information about children's learning attitude, where they are in relation to core subjects and details about their attendance. We have been adjusting our reports each year based on feedback from parents.
Assemblies and Information Meetings
We have regular class assemblies, which parents are invited to, and we hold information meetings throughout the year to ensure parents have a good understanding of what is happening within school.