We believe that to achieve their full potential children need schools and parents to work closely together. To make this happen we focus on three key areas for improving home-school partnerships.
To make sure parents receive regular information in a format that suits their needs we use the online communication tool ParentMail2. This gives us the flexibility of using a combination of email, hard copy and text messaging to help parents keep in touch with everything that is going on in school. Please also follow us on Twitter and Facebook where we regularly post news about activities in school as well as visits and sporting fixtures.
Supporting Learning at Home
To help parents understand how they can support their children’s learning at home our class teachers host parent workshops that demonstrate how we teach different areas of the curriculum. From phonics to reading to mathematics we aim to give parents an understanding of the techniques used in the classroom in order to ensure consistent teaching by both parents and teachers alike.
Recent feedback from parents:
“The session was really useful, I now know how to teach my child the various phonic sounds”.
“The teachers gave lots of valuable information as to how to teach my child phonics at home”.
Engagement in School Life
Finding ways in which parents can become involved in their children’s learning is a key element of our teachers’ planning process. To make it easy for parents to become closely involved in the life of school, all our topic plans identify opportunities to involve parents.
Nursery to Reception Transition
Starting school for the first time can be a scary step for parents and children alike which is why Khalsa Science Academy are committed to providing a successful transition for children from nursery to reception, this will enable both children to feel secure in the new environment, and for the children to continue to develop and learn effectively.
Early June: Our Reception teacher will contact parents to arrange visits to children. We plan to visit the children 1. At their current settings and 2. Home visits.
– Setting visits will be scheduled for end of June / Early July.
– Home visits will take place in the last two weeks of July.
When school starts in September, we will phase the children – for example, half the class on full day Monday and Wednesday and half the class full day Tuesday and Thursday.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school, from the quality of teaching to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.