Working with parents is crucial if children are to be the best they can be. We will involve parents in different ways during the course of the year and we would be delighted if you would be able to attend any of the events offered.
In the first instance, your child's teacher is the person who knows your child best and, therefore, if you have any queries or concerns, please arrange to see the class teacher at a mutually convenient time. It is not possible for parents to speak to teachers at class handover times as the teacher must first and foremost safeguard all children.
If you have raised an issue with the class teacher but still have concerns, please arrange an appointment with a member of our Senior Leadership Team - Miss Day or Mr Hughes. If you remain concerned, please then arrange to speak to Ms ElSaghier, our Deputy Headteacher. If you still do not feel that the situation has been resolved at this point, then you can arrange to meet with Miss Welsh.
Parent/ Teacher Interviews
As a parent, you are welcome to arrange a meeting about your child at any time. We will also offer a termly opportunity to meet with your child's teacher to discuss their progress. These meetings will be held after school but, if these times are inconvenient to you, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment at a suitable time. We can also arrange telephone appointments.
* Please note that parent/ teacher interviews will be via telephone in Autumn 2020/ 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Each class will perform a termly Learning Assembly so that parents can have an overview of their child's learning. This also ensures that children develop confidence in themselves so that, as adults, if required to do presentations, they will have had plenty of opportunity to practise public speaking.
Following Learning Assemblies, parents will be able to remain behind to look at the children’s books. This is a chance for children to discuss their work with you and for you to see their areas of strength. It is also an opportunity to see any errors that they are making, so that you could support with any misconceptions at home.
As a school, we are passionate about children having chance to participate in the performing arts. Each year group will be involved in putting together their own Christmas show.
This is a means of engaging parents on a daily basis. It is a way that we can show off what the children are involved in but is also a means of communicating in any matters arising.
Learn Alongside Your Child
Throughout the year, the teachers will invite you to join your child in a lesson. This is a great opportunity for you to learn alongside your child and observe teaching and learning practices in action.
You will have an opportunity to attend a range of curriculum meetings over the course of the academic year. Teaching staff will explain to you the aims of curriculum and the way that the curriculum is taught. Knowledge Organisers are sent home with your child, for each curriculum area, so you can have an oversight of the vocabulary and concepts taught, as well as to consolidate learning at home.
Arrangements have had to change for some activities, such as performances or joining your child in a lesson at school, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are offering meetings and workshops via online platforms so that parents and carers still have the opportunity to engage with school and be an active part of your child's learning.