An important part of our school ethos is the involvement of parents in their children’s education. We encourage parents to work in school under the guidance of teachers in many areas of the curriculum. At the beginning of each new school year, parents receive an invitation to volunteer their support and identify convenient times. Offers of help on a regular basis throughout the school year are particularly appreciated. An information session is organised for parent volunteers to learn about procedures and to ask any questions.
Parent Forums meet once each term to discuss a variety of matters including, school uniform, reports to parents, the school’s Vision and Values, school photography as well as a review of the school year. Meetings alternate between day and evening times.
These take place each term. A consultation gives parents and teachers the opportunity to discuss the child's development at school in some depth. An annual written report is sent to parents towards the end of the summer term. If you wish to see a teacher at any other time regarding your child's education or welfare you are welcome to make an appointment with the teacher concerned. The best time for appointments is at the end of the school day. If you wish to see the Headteacher, please make an appointment through the school office.
We believe that, for the benefit of the child, it is important for there to be a partnership between parents and teachers. It is therefore very important that you contact the school to talk over problems and share concerns that you may have about your child at school or at home.
Useful Links for Parents
Founders' Day Poem - July 2015
Many parents have asked for the poem that Mrs Smith read in her speech at Founders' Day - it's by Diane Lomas:
If I had my child to raise all over again
I’d finger paint more and point the finger less
I’d do less correcting and more connecting,
I’d take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more
I’d take more hikes and ride more bikes.
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play
I’d run through the fields and gaze more at the stars.
I’d do more hugging and less tugging
I would be firm less often and affirm much more.
I’d build self esteem first and the house later
I’d teach less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.