We are keen to support parents in as many ways as we can, by keeping them informed about their child's education and holding information sessions about aspects of school life. Through our EYFS induction programme (PIPs) we seek to give parents strategies to use to support their children with their learning at home.
We welcome parents in to school each morning through our 'Open Door' early morning policy, and continue to offer other opportunities for parents to get involved with the curriculum. E.g. through DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) sessions, open afternoons and invitations to special events and productions.
We know, however, that some parents feel they lack skills to support their children confidently. Parents often tell us, for example, that 'Maths has changed since I was at school.' Each term we run several Parent Workshops to support parents help their
We also work closely with the Family Learning Team to offer courses to meet the needs of parents who would like to brush up on their Literacy and Maths skills. These are arranged on a request basis from their service. Many of our parents have gone on to gain recognised qualifications from the basic foundation courses. The Family Learning Team is very flexible and will tailor courses to meet the needs of the group.
"Such a great school – always welcoming and friendly. Staff are always approachable and easy to speak to, both formally and informally."
Parent Survey 2012