The School encourages close involvement between itself and parents. Workshops are held in the afternoon or evening, covering subjects such as literacy and mathematics, to explain teaching approaches and enable parents to help their children.
Many parents, relatives or other volunteers come to help in the School and this is greatly appreciated. Extra help in the classrooms under the careful supervision of the teachers enables us to increase the range of activities, which the children are able to undertake. A request for such assistance is sent out in September each year. Anyone offering their support to volunteer within the School and on school educational visits must have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly CRB disclosure) through the Royal Borough of Kingston. Please ask at the school office for further information. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all volunteers to share this committment.
Parents help in many other practical and creative ways and are encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life. We also very much appreciate help from parents in accompanying classes on educational visits, and with supervision at swimming lessons.
We hold consultation evenings with parents each term, when there is an opportunity for you to discuss your child's progress and targets in detail with their teacher. A written progress report is sent to parents at the end of each school year.
If you wish to see your class teacher at another time, please phone or visit the office in order to make an appointment or perhaps a number and time to phone which is mutually convenient.
Keeping Parents Informed
The school sends regular information letters to parents by email via "Parentmail". Important information is also posted to the 'Newsletters' section of the website. This keeps you up to date with what is happening in school. Important school dates are also found in the School Calendar page of the website.