Home and School Partnership


We strongly encourage positive school / home relationships so that we can work together for the well being of your child to ensure they fully benefit from all our school has to offer.

We operate an ‘open-door’ policy so that parents can see teachers either before or after school. Parents – please do give teachers a little bit of notice whenever possible so that they can manage their time. Parents may also see the headteacher at any time but, for your convenience, it is helpful if you phone in advance so that we can arrange a mutually convenient time. For security reasons, we ask that all parents report to the school office when entering or leaving the school premises.

When children first start at school we ask them and their parents to agree to sign our ‘home / school agreement’. This is always given out when children start school although the school office would be able to provide you with a copy if you would like to view one prior to your child starting with us.

Absence

If your child is absent, for whatever reason, please let the office know by phoning on the first day of absence and then in writing when your child returns to school.

Notification of absence is very important so we ask you to comply with this request at all times. If your child is absent and we have not heard from you then we will try to contact you. If we are not given a reason for the absence within 14 days then the absence will be recorded as ‘unauthorised’.

Please ensure that your contact details are up to date so that we can contact you immediately if there is an emergency or if your child is ill.

Approval for days off must be obtained in advance through consultation with the headteacher. Please note that no more than 10 days leave of absence can be authorised in any school year.

Parent Consultations

In order to provide parents with information on the progress and development of their child, we hold two parent consultation evenings throughout the year. The first is held in October whilst the second is held later in the year (March). The first meeting allows you to meet your child’s class teacher to discuss your child whilst the second meeting focuses on your child’s progress, strengths and ‘next steps’ development areas. In addition, a written report is sent home after Easter to summarise achievement and attainment.

The school holds an open evening towards the end of the year where parents are invited in to school to view some of the wonderful work that has been produced throughout the year. The open evening also gives parents the opportunity to meet their child’s next teacher for the following academic year.

Parental help in School

We are always grateful to those parents who come into school and help. KS1 teachers are always on the look out for willing volunteers to hear readers! We hold an annual ‘Big Arts Week’ and are always pleased to have extra hands to help out.

If you feel that you have a particular talent or area of expertise then your child’s class teacher would love to hear from you.