We recognise parents as the first educators of all children. We know that, if parents and teachers communicate well and share their expertise and knowledge, children will always benefit. Brief informal conversations between teachers and parents take place at the beginning and end of each school day, particularly where younger children are concerned. Parents who would like a longer talk with a teacher are encouraged to make an appointment.
We value the role our parents have in contributing to school improvement through completion of questionnaires, evaluation of activities and general feedback.
Ways we communicate
We keep in touch with you in many different ways:
- Parents evenings happen once a term
- Reports are written in the summer term
- Newsletters are sent home every week
- We have a Welcome to the class parent event in the Autumn term
- In an emergency we communicate through text alerts
- Our website is always kept up-to-date
Parents views are important to us. If you would like to complete an online survey you can do so by visiting the following.
We like to keep in touch with you in many different ways. If you have any concerns we are very willing to deal with simple matters at the beginning and end of the day. The headteacher is always available at these times. If the issue is likely to take more than a few moments, please make an appointment with the headteacher. We will do our utmost to sort things out quickly and happily at this stage. On the very rare occasion when we are unable to do this, we have a formal complaints procedure. Of course, if you are pleased about something the school is doing, make sure you let us know.
Adult learning opportunities
Parents can attend classes that help them support their child’s learning, provide parenting support or to improve their English. Adult learning is coordinated by the Parent Support Advisor.