How can parents/carers get involved?
There are many ways in which parents and carers can support the work of the school. Most importantly you really help us when you support your child in coming to school on time, ready to learn each day. You help when you discuss with your child the work that they are involved in and when you follow it up at home. Research shows that children learn more successfully when their parents and carers are interested in what they learn at school.
We realise that children are not always willing to tell you what they have been doing at school each day. You can find out more by asking the class teacher or the headteacher for any of the following documents:
- a copy of your child’s weekly timetable
- a copy of your child’s class teacher’s half termly plans
- the latest class newsletter
You are very welcome to come into the classroom after school to see your child’s learning. Every Monday evening is our ‘open door’ until 4pm. This is a chance for your child to share their learning with you, show you a new display or for you to catch the teacher or teaching assistant if you have a question.
There is always plenty that you can do at home to help children – reading to them, hearing them read, discussing books, taking them to the local library, helping them to learn their tables, to understand money and change, tell the time and by playing educational games such as Scrabble. or encouraging them to use internet sites such as: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Helping in school
We welcome parental help in school but we ask that you commit yourself to a regular time slot so that we can plan for and rely upon your coming. Parents and carers can help in classrooms in many ways including reading with children, working with them on their writing or providing extra adult support. You may also be able to share a special interest or skill with us them – pottery, computing, sewing or sports coaching, for example.
Please let us know if you would like to apply to help us. Under safer recruitment and safeguarding procedures, all adults who regularly work in school are subject to full police and Disclosure and Barring checks. We can organise this for you.
Outings and educational visits
When we take children out of school on an educational visit, we need to increase the number of adults going with them.
If you can come along when a class is going on an outing, please let the class teacher or school office know.
Please note that if you are going along as a named and counted volunteer helper for the visit you cannot also bring along your baby or toddler