Parental Involvement

 

Regular information is shared with parents about their child’s attainment levels and their targets through the parents’ evening in the autumn and spring term. The annual report comes out at the end of the summer term. The school uses many lines of communication in order to reach parents. These include newsletters, formal and informal appointments, text messaging and open afternoons.

A range of parent workshops and information evening are held to support parents and provide information about different aspects of school life and learning. In recent years these have included:

 

  • Reading and writing workshops

  • New Curriculum and Assessment arrangements

  • e-safety presentations

  • Computing curriculum

  • Meet the teacher at the start of each year

  • Open afternoons

 

Parents are invited to their child’s class assemblies which are held at various times throughout the school year where children given an account of what they have been learning through spoken word, art, singing, dancing and drama.

Parent (or Grandparent!)helpers are welcome to come into school to either their own child’s class or in another year group. Helpers may be asked to listen to children read, to bake, to support a design and technology or art project or to accompany a class on an educational visit. The parents who do come in regularly are a tremendous help and enjoy themselves immensely.

We have a very effective Parent Teacher Association (FOBS- Friends of Bexton School) that always welcomes new members to support its many successful fundraising events.