It is very important that communication between home and school is effective, efficient and clear. During the school year we need to contact parents for a wide range of reasons such as:
Both the Infant and Junior Schools us a text, email and online payment system called ParentMail as our main way of contacting parents. The ParentMail service is registered with the Data Protection Registrar which guarantees that all information supplied will be kept completely private and confidential. There is no advertising associated with the scheme.
On receipt of your registration email, you are strongly encouraged to verify your ParentMail account and download the mobile phone app.
Emergency contact details
It is very important that we have accurate contact information relating to your child. Please ensure that you keep all contact details up to date and inform the Office of any changes. All details should be included in the Contact Form which is completed when your child joins the School. We also need 2 emergency contacts that we can contact in case we can't get hold of either parent or carer.
We send out weekly newsletters to all parents and carers via ParentMail with up to date information on what has been happening that week, forthcoming events and other important information. Please read as this is a very useful way of keeping in touch!! You can also this link to view the newsletters.
Parent /teacher consultations
We feel it is very important that you are kept informed of how your child is doing at school so we schedule two parent consultations each year – one in the Autumn Term and one in the Spring Term. We are also very happy to arrange to meet with you at other times, should this be necessary. Please talk to your child’s teacher if you would like to arrange a meeting outside of these times.
You will receive a report in July of each year summarising your child’s progress and attainment over the year.
Meet the Teacher
In the first half term of your child starting in their new class we will organise a Meet the Teacher evening. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know your child's class teacher and to find out more information about what your child will be doing in class during the year.
Let Your Child Explain
At the end of every half term we invite the parents and carers in for all children in Year 1 and Year 2. This is an opportunity for the children to talk to their grown up about their learning and parents and carers have an opportunity to comment on the child's reflection page. We introduce this in the Summer Term to Reception.