Parents

PARENTS AS PARTNERS

We value effective partnerships with parents and look forward to working with you over the coming years.  Over the last few months we have worked hard with the parent council to identify ways to increase the opportunities for you to be involved in the life of the school and support your child’s education.  We are constantly looking for ways to improve our partnerships so please pass on any ideas of how we can support you. Some of the opportunities we currently provide invite you to:

  • Contribute to Learning Journeys which are used to assess your child’s progress in Nursery and in some early years classes.  Parents of Nursery children can ‘Stay and Play’ to contribute to the activities on offer to pupils
  • Attend two parents evenings a year where you have the opportunity to discuss how your child is progressing in their learning
  • Receive a formal report on progress in Term 4
  • Engage with planning approaches to learning by contributing to working groups of parents representing the parent forum
  • Join staff to set Individual Education Plan (IEP) targets when we are working to overcome a barrier to learning
  • Become a member of the Parent Council and meet regularly with the head teacher on strategic matters
  • Become a member of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to provide experiences for the children
  • Feed into the school audit and improvement plan by helping us identify what is working well and what should be improved
  • Volunteer your skills to support the school by registering on the parent talent bank
  • Support in classrooms to provide a greater variety of experiences to children
  • Support school trips/in our library/become involved in other school projects

Parents Helping In School

We invite parents/carers to become involved in the life of the school through helping out in school or accompanying classes on trips and outings.  It is a legal requirement that all adults working with children must undergo a PVG check.  This usually takes only a few weeks and there is no cost to the parent/carer.  Forms are available from the school office.