How are parents and carers involved in school life?
Children thoroughly enjoy sharing their learning with their families, and parents/carers are regularly invited into school to celebrate their child's achievements. We also offer regular workshops to support parents with their child's learning.
We are very proud of the strong partnerships that we have developed with our parents and carers. We believe that in order to provide the best possible outcomes for children, it is essential that we work together.
Parents and carers are encouraged to come into school to help in the classrooms, to assist on educational visits, to help with extra-curricular school clubs or to share their expertise in a particular field. For safeguarding purposes, regular volunteers are required to have a DBS identification check. See below for a list of acceptable identification documents required for the check.
Parents/carers’ consultation appointments take place in October and in February however teachers are happy to speak with parents/carers at other times too. Our philosophy is that it is always best to discuss any anxieties as soon as they arise.
Regular Achievement Assemblies are held throughout the year, usually on a Friday, when children receive certificates for demonstrating excellence or significant improvement in a particular area. Outstanding achievements made outside of school may be recognised in these assemblies too. Parents and carers are invited to attend assemblies when their child’s achievements are being celebrated.
From Year 1, each class produces two class assemblies per year when pupils share their learning in front of the school. All pupils are expected to participate to encourage them to develop self-confidence and to improve their presentation skills.
In the summer term, the school is open for parents and carers to view samples of work of pupils throughout the school. This enables parents/carers to get an insight into the progression of learning that takes place during primary school. Various displays and presentations are also organised. This is always a popular evening when children proudly show off their best work; they also like to show off the rest of the school!
Learning workshops for parents and carers
During the past three years, we have steadily increased and improved upon our learning workshops, taking into account the feedback we receive from parents and carers.
Our reading and phonics workshops are especially popular with the lower part of the school whilst the maths strategy workshops always attract a good number of parents from both Key Stages. Where possible, we organise both day-time and evening sessions to accommodate both working and non-working parents and carers.
We also host Parenting Classes organised and led by the Redbridge Institute of Adult Education.