CONTACT WITH PARENTS
We cannot emphasise how much
we value the support and involvement of parents in all
aspects of their child's learning. Children who do best
at school are those whose teachers and parents work
together and support each other. There will be times
when you are unsure about the work we are doing or when
you may not agree with us, at such times please come
and talk with us. Small concerns often grow into larger
problems if not tackled immediately.
Mr. Jordan is usually available in
the mornings from 8-30am or you might prefer to make
an appointment. Teaching staff will be in the playground
each morning to deal with any minor issues, but if you
need to talk about your child's progress, please arrange
to see them after school when they will be able to give
you more time.
You will have an opportunity to meet staff at parents
evenings held each term.
We usually hold open meetings over four evenings between
3-15pm and 5-00pm. This allows us to give each parent
a reasonable amount of time. Please try to come at these
times, but if it is really impossible contact the school
and we will make alternative arrangements.
In July all children in the school will receive a written
report of their progress in the National Curriculum
and all aspects of school life. You will be invited
to attend a meeting with your child's teacher to discuss
the report and record your views.
Periodically you will receive letters to keep you informed
about school activities.
The Agreement sets out the schools commitment to your
child and the action parents should take to support
us. We take seriously our responsibility to offer your
child a good education.
The schools sex education policy is published separately
and is available from the school.
Assemblies are held each day. Children are encouraged
to think about their relationships and feelings. They
consider how we can help and care for each other and
look after our environment. They learn about Christianity
and other faiths through story and celebration.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Should parents wish to see curriculum documents, DfE
circulars or other information about the work of the
should contact the Headteacher. Where a copy of the
document is required, a small charge will be made to
cover the cost of copying.
Our school fully embraces the 'Assessment for Learning'
agenda. An on-going Record of Achievement is kept throughout
the Nursery Year. This helps us to build our understanding
of your child's abilities. During Reception, children
are assessed using the Foundation Stage Profile (a copy
of this document is available at school). We plan work
with clear learning intentions and then check to make
sure that children have learnt what we intended. This
is a regular, on-going, formative assessment process.
At other times, we set formal summative tests and tasks
to assess children's progress. In the Summer Term, when
children are in Year 2, they will be assessed with a
series of statutory tasks and tests, previously known
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS
Work in the school is guided by the SEN Code of Practice
and it is our duty to ensure that children's special
educational needs are met; that they have full access
to the National Curriculum; and that they are fully
included in all aspects of school life. A child with
a disability or special need is allocated a place in
the school using the same criteria used for all other
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