Home school communication
Our favourite way to communicate with our families is face-to-face, we always have staff to meet with parents on the playground when we receive children from parents at the start of the day and hand back children to parents at the end of the day. A member of the senior leadership team will be available on the school gates.
Families are also able to contact staff via the school office on 01526 832424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Dojo is s a digital classroom management system that enables teachers and parents to communicate. Photo's, videos and messages can be shared and it is also used as our school reward system for children's learning and behaviours; whether it's working hard, being kind, helping others or showing our church school values.
Newsletters are sent out via Parent Mail using a link to Microsoft Sway. At lest one newsletter is sent out each month sharing school news, notices for events and celebrating our successes.
To read our newsletters please use this link School newsletters
All parents will be added onto this system once they provide their email address, the majority of our correspondence will be sent out via this system: including school trips, newsletters, letters from teachers etc. You can also complete forms (e.g. for school clubs) and make payments for trips, events, swimming and breakfast club via this system. We recommend that once you are connected, that you download the Parent Mail App to receive instant notifications and reminders to your smartphone.
We use ‘Tapestry’ a secure online Learning Journal to record photos and observations of what the children do in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, building up a record of your child’s experience during their time with us in their first year of school. This online platform allows us to work in partnership with parents and carers to share information and record the children’s play and learning both in and outside of the classroom.
When a member of staff has logged an observation with a photo or short video it is sent to their secure online learning journey. Parents will receive email notification to inform them that content has been uploaded for them to view. We encourage parents and carers to contribute to their child’s learning journey by uploading photos and videos from home; this might be moments when you see your child making progress with counting or phonics, it might be them retelling a story or a record of a day trip you have taken.
The learning journal helps to create a whole picture of your child’s learning journey from home and school.
We have school twitter and Facebook accounts where we post information, share news, updates and celebrate our achievements.