Parents

Parental Responsibilities

Working together we can provide the best education for the children.  Besides encouraging positive attitudes towards school, sharing your child's home reader, working on a homework challenge and taking an interest in the various projects, you may wish to have a more active role.

We welcome parents who wish to help in school. This may mean accompanying them on visits, playing games, sharing books, sewing, cooking and many other activities. However, parents who work regularly in school will need to be checked by the Safeguarding Authority and meet with the SENCo to go over expectations prior to commencing work.

Our Family Liaison Officer, also holds regular events, which gives parents the opportunity to meet informally. At times we arrange adult education and family learning
activities that can assist you in knowing more about how your child learns in school. Please let us know about areas of interest to you or areas of need, so that we can plan events around parents and families requirements.
If you have a query or problem that you wish to discuss please make an appointment through the school office with the class teacher in the first instance. If the issue is not resolved satisfactorily then please make an appointment with the appropriate Leader of Learning (Early Years and Key Stage 1 – Mrs Page; Key Stage 2 Mrs Edwards; Special Educational Needs – Mrs Chalk). Following that, you should make an appointment to see the Principal, Miss Springett. Please see the Complaints Policy or Parental Contact Protocol for further advice.

Family Liaison Officer - Mrs Melissa Osmond


Silhouettes of parents and children


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PTA
We organise fundraising events throughout the year. All money raised for the academy helps pay for extra items which benefit the pupils.

If you would like to play an active role in the PTA, or simply come along to our meetings. Our current members are as follows:

  • President - Miss T Springett - Principal 
  • Chair - Debbie Annett  
  • Vice Chair - 
  • Treasurer - Mrs Platt
  • Treasurer - Mrs Gliddon 
  • Social Media and general Advertising - Claire Shire 
  • Secretary and Support of general Advertising - Michelle Smith 
  • Committee Member - Sarah Lowe 
  • Committee Member - Nikki Forbes 
  • Committee Member - Lisa Mills 
  • Committee Member - Glenis Lowe 
  • Committee Member - Franchesca Miller  
  • Committee Member - Sarah Broughton 
  • Committee Member - Jade Fosher 
  • Committee Member - John Page 
  • Committee Member - Rhianna. 
  • School Contact - Mel Osmond 
This year the PTA, with your help, have raised enough money to buy the following items for the academy:
  • Year 2 - 6 Cinema trips £755
  • Shoebox appeal donations £30
  • Year 6 leavers lunch £50
  • Laminator for year 1 £35
  • Classroom funds for trips £50 per class
  • Spring Disco

New information on the PTA will be updated on this page as it is released.

Academic Reports

Towards the end of the Spring and Summer Terms parents of children in years 1- 6 will receive a written report about their child's academic and social progress. In addition, you will also be invited to My Unique Pupil Progress Meetings during the year. Please see the calendar for dates of those meetings.


Admission to School
Children are admitted to school according to the following criteria listed in order of priority:
  • Looked After Child
  • Family association such as a brother or sister in the school already
  • Nearness of child's home and ease of access to school
  • Health reasons
  • Parental wishes
Our admissions number is 30 each year in the main school and 52 in the nursery.

Advice on Pupil Attendance
Please see the attachment below for some helpful advice on supporting your child's attendance.

Visits
ACTIVITY/STORY SESSIONS - The term before the children are admitted there are regular sessions where the children may play, or listen to a story in the reception classroom. For children attending the nursery many of these sessions take place with the nursery assistant in the term before they start school. By enabling the children to have opportunities to visit the school and meet other children and the staff we hope to make their transition to school an easy one.

Ways you can help
Talk regularly to your children about school and answer their questions honestly.  Never use school as a threat or allow any anxiety you may feel become obvious to them.

Getting to know the children
Before the children start school it is useful for the teacher to discover as much about them as possible.  You will be invited to meet the teacher to discuss your child's individual circumstances and needs at school.

Admissions Policy
Please click here to view the Academy Admissions Policy.

Academy Improvement Plan - letter to parents / carers
Click here to view the Academy Improvement Plan Letter.

Parent Handbook 2016-17
Click here  to view/download latest Parent Handbook

Parent Survey on The Academy Improvement Plan 2015
Please click on the document below

Parent & Carer Survey Feedback 2016
Click here to view latest Survey results. 






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