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Partnership with Parents

Partnership with Parents

We believe that a genuine partnership between parents and the school is central to pupils achieving their best.  We encourage dialogue through homework, Reading Record Books and informal discussion between teachers and parents. There are lots of opportunities for communication and also a range of events on the school calendar where families and staff get together socially e.g. PTFA sponsored walk, Sports Days, Christmas and Summer Fairs.

Parent Support

We welcome and value parents’ help in school, whether they have a specific talent or skill or can assist with more general activities. Parent involvement can include listening to children read, helping with cooking, gardening and DT, library and computer skills, or accompanying educational visits. If parents wish to help in school, they must hold a current DBS clearance, which is simple to organise and can be applied for via the school office.

All parents and guardians of children at Wimbledon Park school, members of staff and governors, automatically become members of the Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA).   For more details visit our PTFA page.

Communication: School to Parents

We communicate with parents in a variety of different ways:

  • Email – for general administrative information including educational visits, curriculum workshops, special events and weekly newsletters. 
  • School website – for insight into school life and practical information such as our annual calendar and term dates.
  • Meet the Teacher evening – at the start of the school year.
  • Parent consultations – biannually in the Autumn and Spring terms.
  • Annual School Report – sent out in the Summer term.

Communication: Parents to School

Teachers are happy to receive brief messages in the playground at the beginning of the day. Parents can also email their class teacher directly or leave a message about their child with the school office. If parents would like a longer discussion with the class teacher, they can do so at the end of the day, ideally with a pre-organised appointment.

 

 

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