Partnership with Parents
Children learn best when there is a natural continuity between home and school, and when parents and staff work together to share responsibility for their child’s development.
We like parents to be involved in all aspects of the school, ranging from helping in the classrooms, reading stories to individual children, working with small groups, helping with visits, and supporting with fund-raising etc. We also provide opportunities through the year for you to discuss your child’s progress. This enables staff to work in partnership with parents; working together to help your child and plan for their individual needs.
To become more involved in the life of the centre you may want to consider being part of one of the following;
Our Governing Body
Our governing body is made up of members of our school and local community. They work closely with the Headteacher as part of the school leadership team with responsibility for strategic planning and policy development. They work as a team to make sure the school provides a good quality education for all its pupils; meeting at least three times per year.
Our Children’s Centre Advisory Board
The advisory board works with local families, the wider community and local agencies; identifying gaps and developing services for local families to improve all the five outcomes of Every Child Matters for all young children.
Our Parents Forum
This is a more informal way to share your thoughts on the development of the services in the centre. See the latest timetable for the next coffee morning in the Family Room.
We always aim to work in close partnership with parents and carers, working on the best interests of the children. However, if you have any concerns about your child or the centre, please bring them to our attention as soon as possible. We will always take your views seriously and do our best to resolve any problems.
You can talk to any member of staff who will pass your concerns on to the Headteacher if necessary. Alternatively you can talk directly to the Headteacher. We will respond to you as quickly as possible, but please allow us enough time to think carefully about the problem.
If you wish to make a formal complaint there is a procedure to follow. This is set out in the Complaints Policy which you can ask to see at any time and is available in the reception areas of the centre. To contact any one of the Governors please leave a message with the Office, or contact the Chair of Governors.