We believe that parents are the most important people in their child’s life. We have a strong commitment to working closely with parents to maximise children’s progress.
We try to encourage the children to:
- Have a positive and independent approach to learning
- Develop their social skills in a variety of situations
- Value their surroundings, other people and their ideas
As many of the children come to school by local authority transport, contact is mainly conducted through:
- Home/school books in which staff and parents can regularly share information about their child at home and at school
- Telephone calls
- Informal visits to school
- Formal reviews of progress
We have a Pupil Parent Liaison Worker who is available to advise on a wide range of issues relating to parenting and autism. She facilitates and runs training sessions and workshops for parents who wish to gain a deeper understanding of autism.
We try to keep parents in touch with the latest events and school news through letters which are sent throughout the year. We would appreciate parents taking the time to read through the information and to respond as necessary.
We also have a parents’ notice board in our parents room which, as well as school information, gives a variety of information which may be of interest or use to parents.
What I can expect from the school:
• A commitment to a high standard of teaching and learning.
• A safe and positive environment.
• Termly teacher meetings to include Annual Review report and meeting (Statutory).
• A rapid and appropriate response to resolve problems or difficulties.
• Appropriately regular communication through home/school communication books, letters, newsletters, Emails or phone calls.
• Homework that is appropriate to the age and learning ability of the child.
What the school expects of parents/carers:
• To actively support the aims and values of the school.
• To ensure that children attend school on time wearing school uniform.
• To keep appropriate staff informed of any matters that may affect their child.
• To read the home school book and comment if possible.
• To ring school before 9:30 am if the child is absent and give a reason.
• To provide up to date contact details and inform the office of any changes including emergency contacts.
• To encourage and support children’s reading/homework activities.
• To attend parent teacher meetings.
What parents and the school expect of the children:
• To always try their best at school.
• To treat everybody with respect.
• To follow the school rules.
We initially ask parents to see their child’s class teacher about any problem that has arisen regarding their child.
If the problem remains unresolved, parents are welcome to see the Headteacher. Should they remain dissatisfied, parents should contact the Chair of Governors. We aim to deal with all complaints swiftly and with sensitivity.