Home School Links
Links between home and school are very important. We feel that without a partnership and a real understanding between parents and teachers, the child may not do as well as they might. At school we have tried to develop a number of ways in which these vital links can be made and maintained.
1. Parents evenings and the ‘Open Door’ Policy
We offer two main parents’ evenings. In the Autumn and Spring Term you will be invited to talk to your child’s teacher about his/her progress. However, if you wish to discuss matters at other times we invite you to make an appointment to see the teacher via the school office and we will do our best to meet with you at the earliest opportunity.
2. Parent Workshops
Annual workshops for parents include English and Maths. Parents tell us they find these very useful and give appreciated guidance to parents on how they can help their child at home.
3. Display Evenings
We have a Display Evening in the Summer Term when we display children’s work for you to see. Parents are able to walk round the school and meet the new class teacher. We share this evening with our colleagues in the Infant School so that parents can view the breadth of learning offered to children across both Towers Schools.
4. Home/school reading
We encourage a home—school reading system. Your child will bring a book home each night and your child is expected to read at least five times a week at home. We hope that you will be able to encourage your child to share the book with you and enable you to join us in giving children the vital skills for reading.
5. Parental Involvement in School
We like to encourage parents to become involved in the school and there are many times when we really need you to help us. Without parental involvement, most school visits could not take place. Many parents volunteer in classrooms or in the office however you should be aware that parents do not normally work in their own child’s class.
Weekly newsletters give parents a clear insight into the work of the school. As well as sharing important dates and notices we aim to keep you informed of school developments and initiatives.
7. The Parents’ Association
All parents and carers are automatically members of the Parents Association. This group works tirelessly to support the work of both school through fund raising activities and social events which greatly add to the life of the school community. Please support them—they do a sterling job and provide funds which enable the school to further enrich your child’s learning experience.
8. Parents feedback and ideas
We value parents feedback and ideas for further developments. Periodically we seek parents views on specific aspects we are working on to improve our practice. Governors are hoping to establish a more formal parent council. This Body's role would be to work in partnership with the school to review and continually improve some of our policies and practices.