Home School Partnership
At Badsley Primary School, we believe that it is essential to develop strong partnerships with home if our children are to achieve their full potential. Parents and schools working as partners can only increase pupil achievement and help to develop positive attitudes about self and school.
We aim to establish a mutually supportive and respectful relationship with all our parents where trust and respect is at the heart of all we do. We aim to keep parents informed and involved in a positive way, through working in partnership together in order to help every pupil achieve their full potential socially, emotionally and academically.
Being a welcoming and friendly school for parents/carers and visitors:
Our office staff aim to respond swiftly and efficiently to the needs of all callers and visitors.
We make the school a safe and vibrant environment.
We provide clear signs around the school to direct parents/carers/visitors to the reception area.
Notice boards in the school reception and notice boards in the playgrounds provide relevant information for parents and the community.
Our text messaging service provides immediate communication and information for parents
The regularly updated website communicates the key information about school life.
Regular newsletters provides prompt information for our parents
Daily Greet – each morning, staff are available to meet and greet the children and provide parents the opportunity to informally share any information. The Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher are also visible and accessible for parents and children.
Newsletters – these are sent out on a monthly basis giving information of dates, events, what is happening or going to happen in school, celebration of achievements and general information.
Year Group Curriculum Newsletters - these are sent out at the beginning of Autumn, Spring and Summer terms and contain information about what the children will be learning during that term and how parents can support their child’s learning.
Our Parents' Group (Jeremy's) – they successfully run many fund raising events throughout each school year such as the annual Christmas and Summer Fair, the children’s discos and bingo evenings to name a few, and all help to raise funds for enhancing facilities for the children of Badsley Primary School.
Family Learning Events – these activities provide opportunities for parents to come into school and share their talents, skills and expertise with the children. This collaboration with parents helps develop skills for life and prepare our children for future roles in society.
Parent/Teacher Consultations – individual consultations with parents are arranged during the Autumn and Spring Terms, to discuss children’s progress/targets. Appointments can also be arranged at the end of the Summer Term to discuss End of Year Reports.
Written Reports – reports are sent home at end of year to inform parents about their child’s achievements and targets for the next term.
Celebration Events - such as curriculum showcase events, Christmas productions, sports day, music celebrations and year 6 end of year production.
Induction events for our new parents – these provide opportunities for all prospective parents to find out about the school, to discuss all transitional decisions and ensure relevant and appropriate information is distributed .
Classroom Workshops –throughout the year, we invite parents to take part in activities in a specific area of the curriculum so that they can find out how their child learns at school in order to support them effectively at home.
Subject specific/ SATs support workshops – these are organised to inform you of how you can support your child with learning and the next steps. They also enable you to discuss specific areas of the curriculum with teachers and to keep up to date with current changes.
SEND Consultations – through this we can help by:
listening to your concerns and explaining what options are available, working in collaboration with you to ensure that your child receives the appropriate provision
supporting you at meetings and visits to schools and education settings
guiding you through the Education, Health and Care Needs assessment process
including you in discussions with schools and the local authority
making sure your views influence the development of local policy and practice for children with special educational needs
navigating the Local Offer website and identifying relevant agencies
Extended School Provision - these provide extra out of school hours facilities – such as Breakfast Club, Tea Club and a range of After School Club and Enrichment activities.
Home/School Reading Link – we encourage and expect parents to spend time reading with their children. This ‘shared reading’ helps to encourage reading and aid progress. Home reading can prove very rewarding for all concerned when approached as a shared, enjoyable experience. The Badsley Reading Challenge allows children to earn points for each occasion they read at home. The points are collected as a class with the winning class receiving a trophy for the week.
Home Learning – is given as a continuation of work being covered in class. It is generally set on a half termly basis (sent home at the start of the half term) with a deadline for completion. Home learning projects encourage children and families to work together to complete over time and a celebration event/ display is created in school.
Parental Feedback - We welcome comments and feedback from parents, carers or visitors about any aspect of the work we do at school. Equally we welcome any suggestions that will help us to further develop our partnership with parents.
The school will regularly seek parental views on a range of topics affecting pupils' education through questionnaires, surveys and verbal discussion. Feedback is valued, and responses are seriously considered and actioned where appropriate and in pupils' best interests.