How will I know how my child is doing and how will I know how to support them at home?

We believe that your child’s education should be a partnership between parents and teachers; therefore we aim to keep communication channels open and communicate regularly. We offer an open door policy where you are welcome any time to make an appointment to meet with either the class teacher or Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and discuss how your child is getting on. We are more than willing to offer advice and practical ways you can support your child at home

  • The school has systems in place to measure children’s progress against national and age related expectations (see Section ‘How does the school know how well my child is doing?’) All children are carefully tracked throughout their time at both schools. This information is available to be shared with you at scheduled meetings and at any other time you may wish to request it. Class teachers continually assess children and note areas of progress and difficulty so they can be addressed on a daily basis.
  • We operate a home/school link book which your child will bring home daily so comments from parents and teachers can be shared and responded to as needed. It is very helpful if parents keep staff informed of any changes at home which might impact on their child’s learning. Where necessary any such information will be handled sensitively. Parents may wish to make contact with the school’s Family Support Worker for further advice and support.
  • If your child is on the Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) register they will have an individual Pupil Passport. This will contain information about them as a learner and have some individual targets set on a half termly basis. These targets will be set by the class teacher in consultation with your child and the SENCO as necessary. You will receive a brief comment as to progress towards these targets on a weekly basis and there is the space for you to record your comments too if you wish. You will receive more detailed feedback at the termly meetings described above.
  • Homework will be set as appropriate to allow your child to repeat and practice new learning and share it with you.

Year 6 parent

‘We really appreciate the regular meetings and emails.’

Year 2 parent

‘I like the pictures added to the passport. I like that it lists the people who help my child.

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