Parents as Partners
We recognise the importance of parents and carers in a child’s developing stages. As a primary care provider you are your child’s first educators and we greatly value any input, opinions and information you can share with us about your child’s learning and progress.
To facilitate this we provide every child with a ‘Home Diary’ which we will give you when we visit your home. This book is a tool for you, your family and your child to work on together. We would love it if you could add something to it every weekend to share on a Monday at school. We encourage you to put in photos, let your child do drawings, mark-making or writing that they can proudly share with the nursery in their keyworker groups.
To support this, we also produce a ‘Learning Journey’ within the classroom that records your child’s learning and achievements during school. These yellow books represent both child-initiated activities and directed tasks. These are always available for you to look through. We also encourage you to contribute to these by making small observations at home on the parent observation sheets. For example, if your child zips their coat up for the first time or recognises numbers on houses or buses while you are out and about. These obsevation sheets are available for you to pick up next to the observation board.
We provide many other opportunities for parents and carers to take an active part in their child’s education. These include:
Open day events where parents are welcomed to join in with our sessions, e.g. Hands On Hollingwood
Educational Visits where parent helpers are invited
Most importantly, our family ethos is central to our school and as such, we operate an ‘Open Door Policy’ where parents are actively encouraged to meet with staff to discuss any concerns at the earliest opportunity. Mrs Glossop is usually available at 8:45am or 11:45am and 12:35pm or 3:35pm to answer any questions and Mrs Huthart is usually on the playground before and after school.
Phone calls to the School Office are most welcome. Where Miss Barton or Mrs Walker-Riggot will offer their assistance or will arrange an appointment with members of staff if requested.