We always aim to work closely with parents. Formal open times are arranged each term: fairly early in the Autumn term for ‘first impressions’, towards the middle of the Spring term and at the end of the Summer term for a look at the year’s work. Our “Steps to Progress” approach ensures parents are well informed about their child’s progress. In addition to these pre-arranged opportunities to come into school, you are encouraged to get involved in life at the school in any way you can.
There are many areas of life in school which would be almost impossible without your help. We never refuse an offer, either for regular help or just on an occasional basis. Help covers such things as activities involving Library and Resources, Art and Craft, Drama and Cooking and particularly language, reading and comprehension work. We are extra keen to get dads in, as well as parents from the many different cultural backgrounds which make up our school. Grandparents are also very welcome.
We especially encourage you to get involved in the focus activities we hold from time to time, such as World Book Day and Science Week.
Teachers are keen to see parents if a problem arises. Contact is often made just before or after school for a brief word. If you feel you need a longer appointment, please make that arrangement in advance, either directly with your child’s teacher or through the school office. Should you still be concerned, do make an appointment with the Headteacher.
If your own experience of school wasn’t always positive, then you may be interested in giving it another try as a way of supporting your child’s learning.