Communication

 Communication between school and parents

  • Most weeks we send out a newsletter by email or app alert to keep parents, staff and friends informed about what is going on in school. Please subscribe to this on the website through Schoop. This is a key means of communication and we depend on the fact that all parents will read this. A copy can also be found on the notice board on the stage.
  • Each family has a pigeon hole in the rack on the stage. Please look in this at least once a week to collect any other letters and notes sent out. Invoices are sent out this way. We aim to let you know through Schoop or Schoolpod email when there is important post to collect from trays or when post has been given to pupils to take home.
  • Short messages, calendar events and reminders are sent using email and Schoop.
  • There are regular Trustees’ meetings and Governors meetings. To know more, speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
  • The pupils and teachers form a school council, which meets half-termly and produces its own newsletter.
  • Parents can communicate a concern to particular teachers using the homework diary at any time
  • If parents would like to talk through any issues they are invited to get in touch with the school office (01279 871182) to make an appointment.
  • Where we identify any problems in school we will speak to or contact parents to discuss these as soon as we can.
  • The school Facebook page is regularly updated with photographs of trips and other activities

Code of Conduct for Adults

Rationale:

We believe staff, parents and children are entitled to a safe and positive environment in which to work. Behaviour that will cause harassment, alarm or distress to users of the premises is contrary to the aims of the school as in any action that puts a child at risk. This includes publishing names and pictures of pupils that include reference to the school that are inappropriate in the online environment and the use of mobile technology on the premises.

Aims:

  • That all members of the school community treat each other with respect

Expectation.

  • That adults set a good example to children at all times, showing them how to get along with all members of the school and the wider community
  • That no members of staff, parents or children are the victims of abusive behaviour or open to threats from other adults on the school premises.
  • Physical attacks and threatening behaviour, abusive or insulting language verbal or written, to staff, governors, parents and carers, children and other users of the school premises will not be tolerated and will result in withdrawal of permission to be on school premises.
  • Any parent who is asked to leave the school premises will have the right to appeal the decision by writing to the Chair of Governors

Please note that incidents of rudeness will be logged with the Chair of Governors

Responsibilities:

It is the responsibility of the Head teacher and Governors to monitor and review this policy.