We work hard to ensure parents/carers are informed about and involved in their child's education.
Meet the Teacher
During the first week of the Autumn term, parents are invited into school to meet their child's new teacher and to hear about plans for the year, expectations of the year group and arrangements for homework etc.
Parents' Evenings / Reports
During the Autumn term, parents are given an appointment with the class teacher. Children may attend this meeting with you. This is an opportunity to discuss how your child has settled in a new class; your child’s achievements, progress and attitude; your child’s next targets and how you can help at home.
Towards the end of the Spring term, parents of children in Key Stages One and Two receive the annual written report from the class teacher. This provides specific and personal information about your child’s progress, achievements and general attitude and behaviour, together with their next targets in learning in the core subjects of English and maths. You may request an appointment with the teacher to discuss it if you wish.
During the Summer term, towards the end of the school year, there will be an opportunity to bring your child to a final meeting with the teacher to share the highlights of your child’s achievements and to discuss what they need to focus on next. You will also be sent the attendance information for your child for the year. Parents of children in Reception receive a written report on their child’s achievements against the Early Learning Goals of the Foundation Stage Curriculum and parents of children leaving the nursery receive a 'transition report' on their child's achievements. Parents of children in years 2 and 6 receive end-of-key-stage assessment and test results.
Keeping in Touch
As well as communicating in ways outlined above, reading/homework diaries go backwards and forwards between home and school on a regular basis and provide another way to having a dialogue with your child’s teacher. Teachers are also available to talk to you at the end of each school day.
Parent Workshops / Curriculum Evenings
From time to time we organise after-school or evening sessions to provide information to parents/carers about aspects of the curriculum. These are intended to be supportive to parents, helping you to understand what we are teaching your children and how we approach it, so that you can better support your child at home. We always offer workshops to Reception parents about early reading and writing, but have also presented sessions on maths and ICT. Please fell free to ask if there is an area that you would like help with.
Once every half term you are invited to come into school with your child at the end of the school day to share their work and enjoy the classroom displays. This is a regular opportunity for your child to show you what they have been learning. If this time of day is always difficult for you, please talk to the teacher and arrange another opportunity as it is valuable both to parents and the children.
“Tea with the Head”
Each half term, a small group of parents are invited to spend an informal hour with Mrs. Hood, discussing a topic of interest to parents or sharing ideas, over a cup of tea. This is proving to be an enjoyable way for parents to gain information and express their views about the school and is particularly valuable to parents who are new to the school. Click to see latest Tea minutes.
We have a whole school newsletter called “The "Bell" which is produced each month, with information and dates. We encourage you to register with HomeContact which will provide you with an email alert that a new Bell or other information is available on this website. The school pays for this service but it is free to all parents. Alternatively, a paper copy will be sent with your child. Teachers also send a newsletter every half term detailing the planned learning for the class for that half term and how you can support this at home. These are all posted on this site. Other letters are sent home as required.