We believe that a strong partnership between home and school is an important way to support children’s learning. As part of our work, we liaise closely with families in the following ways:
- Home school agreement
- Termly reports
- Termly consultation meetings
- Several family events throughout the year
- Newsletters from classes and the headteacher
- Homework that informs families of work/ skills covered in school for all subjects
- Parent questionnaires- annual
- Informal and formal meetings with families upon request
- Parent Teacher and Friend Association (PTFA)
- Parent Governors
- Use of ‘Parent Working Parties’ – for specific areas requiring more focussed liaison such as Homework and Sex and Relationship Education
Parent Working Party
During 2015-16, the Parent Working Party reviewed the Sex and Relationship policy in light of new national guidance, reviewed home reading approaches and safeguarding (in particular the new preventing radicalisation agenda).
A meeting for Reading took place on 26.2.16 and feedback was provided to families. The children of the Parent Working Party trialled a new Home Reading system to support its development, whcih was implemented in September 2016.
On April 13th an SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) evening was held for interested parents and the Parent Working Party. A draft policy for SRE was distributed to the parents in the Working Party to consider during the Summer term and the policy was adopted in September 2016.
During 2016-17, the focus for the Parent Working Party is 'Helping with Maths'.