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Elvetham Primary

Working with Parents

Parent Consultations

We strongly believe that education is a shared partnership with school and home. We encourage parents to become fully involved in their learning and also in the life of the school.

We have a well-planned induction process of home visits for our new reception pupils, and liaise with parents and pre-school organisations in order that each child’s first experiences of school are positive and successful. In this way we are able to build strong relationships with all of our children and parents.

All children & parents sign a Home School Agreement, which sets out expectations of school, child and parents.

During the year there will be two formal opportunities for parents to discuss their child’s progress and attainment, and view their work. The staff, however, are pleased to discuss any issues or concerns about your child’s progress at any time during the year and we appreciate your support if difficulties are identified. Please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment with the class teacher or Headteacher if necessary. Each half-term parents will receive a class newsletter to tell you about the learning ahead. Each term, parents are invited to come into school for a work viewing session where they sit with their child and discuss their learning and look at their books.

Written reports are sent to parents twice a year. In the Spring term, an interim report is provided as guide to discussion at the Spring parent teacher consultations. At the end of the Summer term, each child receives an annual report. These provide details of each child’s progress and identify their next steps in learning.

We also organise meetings with parents to explain curriculum practice. These are an opportunity to share information about the work of the school and also encourage a common approach e.g. supporting children's learning in reading.

We recognise that some parents are not able to regularly keep in contact with the school. If you would like us to send information such as newsletters, photograph orders and invitation to events, please contact the school office who will include you in all such correspondence.

The Fleet network of schools share the services of a Parent Support Advisor (PSA). Kate Williams is our PSA and she is based at Court Moor School. Click here to find out more information about how Kate may be able to help parents to ensure the best possible outcomes for their child.