We welcome the interest and support of parents in all aspects of school life. We aim to keep parents well informed about their children’s education so that they see it as a partnership between home and school.
Parents are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their child’s class teacher and to ‘pop in’ for a quick word now and again at the end of school. Teachers will always be pleased to spare a few moments.
Teachers will be present on the playground for 5 minutes before the start of the school day.
Formal consultations with parents are arranged in the autumn and spring terms when children’s progress is discussed.
In the summer term an open morning is held at which parents are invited to come into school to look at their own children’s work and to see examples of work from other classes.
Before the parental consultations in the summer term, all children receive an end of year report from their teacher.
If during the year parents want a longer discussion with their child’s teacher, an appointment with the teacher can be made.
We also hold Curriculum Evenings throughout the year, when parents are invited in to school to find out more about subjects in the curriculum and how they are taught. The school tries to keep parents well-informed about what their child is learning by sending home curriculum overviews at the start of each term.
It is very important that you keep the school informed of any important changes that may affect your child. Please let us know promptly about any medical, physical or emotional difficulties of which you become aware.
Helping in school
We value any help which you can give at school, whether it be working with children in the classroom or helping ‘behind the scenes’. Any such help you give not only benefits the school in general, it also benefits your own child. It shows them that you value the school, are part of the school community and are interested in what is happening. These positive feelings will rub off on your own child.
We are also very lucky to have so many volunteers from the village who are involved in the life of the school in other ways. They listen to children reading, support our Walking Bus, work with the teacher in the classroom and help with the library.
Some parents also help with our clubs.