Role of Parents
Children achieve more when both home and the Academy work together. To this end, the Academy aims to work in close partnership with parents/carers. You are welcome to raise any questions or concerns that arise with staff.
We therefore aim for a relationship built on clear communication. We also want to get you involved in your child's life at a school as much as possible, and regularly invite parents and carers to attend learning workshops during and after academy hours. This gives you the opportunity to see first hand how your child learns in the school environment, but also to encourage them in their understanding and aid them with their exercises. It is a really supportive environment for all.
Each week teachers send home a curriculum overview in their newsletters which gives details of the range of skills their children will be learning. We encourage you to continue with this at home. We will set homework for your child, increasing towards the end of KS2, in preparation for the next phase of their education. Research shows that engaged parents and carers, who regularly sit at home and do homework with their children, can have a significant affect on learning outcomes. In particular reading with your child.
Teaching staff can be consulted at the end of the day when they escort children to the playground or by appointment. The Principal, or a member of the Academy Leadership Team, is normally available at the start and end of the academy day, to clarify information or respond to any issues.This is a very busy time for class teachers so unfortunately they will be unable to respond to concerns at this time. If you have any concerns at any time during the academic year please contact your child’s teacher by letter or through the office to arrange an appointment with your child’s class teacher at a mutually convenient time so that you will be free from interruption. We will also contact you if we have any concerns about your child.