We believe that a genuine partnership between parents and the school is central to pupils achieving their best. We encourage dialogue through homework, Reading Record Books and informal discussion between teachers and parents.
All schools are required to have a Home School agreement, which promotes a positive and productive partnership, helping parents to support their children and enabling the children to achieve more.
The agreement states:
- the school’s responsibilities to pupils
- the parents’ responsibilities to school
- the school’s expectations of our pupils
Parents and children are invited to sign the document.
We welcome and value parents’ help in school, whether they have a specific talent or skill or can assist with more general activities. Parent involvement can include listening to children read, helping with cooking, gardening and DT, library and computer skills, or accompanying educational visits.
Our Communication with Parents
We communicate with parents in a variety of different ways:
- Texts for short up to date information
- News Letters for general administrative information including educational visits, curriculum workshops, special events and newsletters
- School website – for insight into school life and practical information such as our annual calendar and term dates
- Meet the Teacher evening – at the start of the school year
- Parent consultations – biannually in the autumn and spring terms
- Annual School Report – sent out in the summer term.
Parent Communication with Us
Teachers are happy to receive brief messages in the playground at the beginning of the day. Parents can also email their class teacher directly or leave a message about their child with the school office. If parents would like a longer discussion with the class teacher, they can do so at the end of the day, ideally with a pre-organised appointment.