Partnership With Parents
Our partnership with you, the parents, is essential for your children to achieve their full potential.
There are many opportunities for parents and carers to become involved in the school community. Parents are welcome to come and help at school: listening to reading, helping with arts and crafts or accompanying children on school visits. All regular volunteers must complete a DBS check and provide two references.
Parent Consultation Evenings take place in the autumn and summer terms; ten minute appointments are arranged for parents to discuss their child’s education. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these were virtual appointments. Feedback from parents suggested that a mixture of both virtual and face to face meetings would be more convenient for many parents, so this year we have set up hybrid parent consultation evenings, which have been very successful.
Please remember that if you have any concerns about your child, staff are always happy to make an appointment to discuss these outside of these times. Every child receives an annual school report at the end of the spring term, identifying targets for each pupil, so that these can be worked towards over the summer term.
The school calendar and letters to parents, which are emailed directly, keep parents informed about activities at the school. Where possible, letters are emailed rather than printed as this is a more sustainable option. Consent forms can also be completed electronically.
In the past, our parents’ forum has been an excellent opportunity for you to have your say directly to the governors and headteacher. Each time a different focus is chosen, such as sex education, uniform, healthy meals etc. and parents are invited to comment. It is hoped to re-instate these later this year.
Quality SEND Offer
If your child has special educational needs you may be interested in how we support their learning and how we work with other agencies to do so. Here is our SEN Information Report and our Quality SEND Offer document.