Working With Parents

Parental Involvement

We encourage parents to keep in close contact with school. Newsletters are sent out every two weeks on a Friday to keep everyone up to date with what is happening in and around the school, so please take time to read these. We also keep parents fully informed about the work of the school and the progress of their children, and hope that you will take every possible opportunity to learn about the curriculum we offer.

During the autumn and spring terms there are opportunities to make appointments for a formal and confidential meeting with your child’s class teacher to discuss progress.  However, parents are always welcome to arrange to meet with staff after school if there is an issue or concern they wish to discuss.  There is plenty of opportunity for you to share in the educational and social partnership we endeavour to promote – you will get as much out of the partnership as you are prepared to put in!


Voluntary Helpers

We are committed to forging good relationships between home and school and, should they wish to do so, parents are encouraged to help in school on a regular basis. If you are interested in helping, please see your child’s class teacher. Examples of activities that parents might like to get involved in include cookery, reading, sewing and learning games, or to undertake the upkeep of books. In addition, if you have a particular talent or skill that you wish to share we would love to hear from you!

We prefer Nursery and Reception children to become accustomed to school routine before parents help in their immediate area, as too early an appearance can be unsettling for them.


The Home School Agreement

We believe it is essential to have strong links between home, school and the community. All children, parents and teachers are asked to sign a Home School Agreement that outlines the intentions of all three parties.  A copy of which is returned home to the parents.


Contacting Parents

It is essential for us to have the name and number of at least two people that we can  contact if your child is taken ill or has an accident at school and we are unable to get in touch with you. Please inform the school as soon as any of your contact details change so that we can amend our records accordingly.

We also require an email address for all families.