Parents are seen as partners in the life of our school. If you are interested in being involved in volunteering, please see the classteacher. If you are involved on a regular basis, you may need to apply for an enhanced DBS.
See the FOB page also
An annual Parental Survey is sent out to all parents to gather views about their child's experiences at Backworth Park; the results of these are always used to improve our provision further (see below). Parents can also complete the Ofsted questionnaire on Parent View.
Parents are always welcome to meet with teachers to discuss their child's learning. We hold regular Target Setting Afternoons and Open Evenings to share pupil progress information with them and to give advice as to how they may wish to help children to develop their learning at home. In some year groups, children attend these meetings alongside their parents.
As well as these more formal events, teachers are available to meet with parents at the end of the school day to discuss any issues.
Class Assemblies and shows:
Each year all classes hold a Class Assembly for parents, which are opportunities for the children to showcase what they have been learning. They generally involve a lot of singing and dancing!!
Christmas is always a great time at Backworth Park and we love practising very hard to get the different plays ready to perform for our parents and families. Performances are always watched by proud parents, who enjoy a coffee and a chat afterwards. Last Christmas, we had a Lower School performance of 'Penguin Polly', with every child involved in some way. There was lots of dressing up as different characters of course. Key Stage 2 acted out a mini version of 'The Polar Express', a popular story and film. Nursery always perform a more traditional Nativity; last year's was called 'The Wriggly Nativity'.
In previous years we have performed 'The Ordinary Ox', as well as our own versions of 'Frozen', 'Scrooge' and '5 Gold Rings'. We also brought an international dimension to one such performance and performed a play called 'The Real St Nick', where we learnt all about different countries and their Christmas traditions. All the children quickly learn the exciting new songs for these performances and sing their hearts out.
Our Christmas Choir also entertains parents and friends at the Christmas Coffee Afternoon and sing a selection of old and new Christmas Carols. (See a short video clip below)
Creative Open Mornings:
Generally we hold a termly Open Morning when parents visit to work alongside their child in class to find out how what they are learning in a particular subject and how this is being taught. These are always very well supported by parents.