Home School Partnership
We hold a number of open days every year when prospective parents may look around school and meet the Headteacher.
Just prior to starting nursery you will be given the opportunity for nursery teachers to visit your child in their current childcare setting or at home. You will also be invited to a Nursery Information session in July and a coffee afternoon shortly before your children start with us.
Before starting school, there will be a meeting to discuss admission arrangements and your child will have the opportunity to visit their Reception class. All pupils are invited to visit for at least one morning.
Curriculum meetings are held at the beginning of the year. They provide parents with the opportunity to learn about new initiatives and teaching methods.
Home School Agreement
You and your child will be asked to sign a Home School Agreement. This agreement sets out the expectations for the staff, parents and pupils. This will be kept in your child’s file and is reviewed yearly.
Parents are invited to consultation evenings in the Autumn and Summer terms to discuss their child’s progress with the class teacher. Every child receives a report each year in the Spring term and end of year assessments in July.
Each term parents are invited to view their child’s work in the classroom accompanied by their child.
Supporting your child at home
Parent workshops are held regularly to inform parents about new initiatives, how they can support their children at home and what their children are learning in school.
- Parents Reading Workshop
- Big Writing Parents Presentation
- The Importance of Play and Sleep in Child Development
Parent Partnership Team
As our children’s primary educators our parents are valued at St. Joseph’s and we are always keen to work in partnership with them to ensure that their children are happy and learning.
The Parent Partnership Team (PPT) meet with the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher each half term. Every parent is welcome to attend these meetings which have a specific theme each time. The views shared help to inform the School Strategic Plan and further improve our school.