Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Role of Parents

We believe that all parents/carers have an important role to play in the education of their child. Therefore we try our best to ensure that parents/carers are made to feel welcome and valued in their dealings with all members of staff. We recognise the role that you have played in shaping the development of your child, and the value in your partnership with the education going forward. We do this through:

  • Providing opportunities for parents to talk about their child with the class teacher before starting school with us
  • Inviting all parents to an induction meeting during the term before their child starts school
  • Offering parents regular opportunities to talk about their child’s progress in our nursery and Reception classes and are encouraged to spend time with the children during their first few weeks of settling in
  • Encouraging parents to talk to teachers if there are any concerns. If needed a meeting will be set up between the staff and parent/carer so that any issues can be resolved quickly. There is a formal meeting for parents in the autumn and spring term at which the teacher and the parent discuss the child’s progress in private with the teacher. Parents receive a report on their child’s attainment and progress each school year
  • Having flexible admission arrangements that enable children and parents to become secure, and by allowing time to discuss each child’s circumstances
  • Arranging a range of activities throughout the year that encourage collaboration between child, school and parents
  • Offering a range of activities that support the involvement of parents

Some useful resources for you to support your child's learning

50 things to do before you start school - Activity booklet

Top 100 fiction books

Year 5 and 6 reading list

EYFS reading workshop

Year 1, 2 and 3 reading workshop

Is it legal? Family and Parenting Institute