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General Information

The school aims to work closely with parents. A number of occasions are organised during the school year for parents and teachers to exchange information about children’s progress, and to provide opportunities to learn more about the life of the school.

Autumn Term:

All parents are invited to an evening meeting about the curriculum. This comprises two parts. The first part contains a presentation to all parents about an aspect of the school’s curriculum, and the second part is given by Classteachers, so that parents can find out what their children will be learning during the coming year.

Every Term:

Parents are given an appointment with their child’s Classteacher to come and discuss their child’s progress.

Summer Term:

Parents are invited to an Open Morning to see children learning in the classrooms.

Parents receive an Annual Report at the end of the summer term, which gives details of their child’s progress and attainment. It also includes key points for further development.

Throughout the Year:

Teachers are always happy to discuss a child’s overall progress with their parents at a mutually convenient time. Please remember that the beginning of the school day is not appropriate; it is a very busy time for teachers, as they are concentrating on settling the children into class. Many events take place during the year, to which parents are invited. These may be class assemblies, musical evenings, drama productions, social events or curriculum workshops.

Monthly:

Coffee mornings are organised for parents so that they can learn about how the curriculum is taught. These are run by members of our Inclusion Team and are quite informal, and give parents opportunities to ask questions and share ideas.

Working with Parents

Parents play a vital role in ensuring the success of Bousfield and are strongly encouraged to become involved in the life of the school. Regular newsletters are sent out to inform parents of key events and dates, and to ask for help in the classroom. Parents can help by doing any of the following:

• listening to children read

• taking small groups to do cooking

• accompanying children on outings

• contributing to assemblies

• helping in class

• giving talks to groups or classes

• supervising art activities

• translating bilingual children’s books.

Parents should let Classteachers know if they have any time available or skills to share. Please note that all parents who wish to work with children in school have to be checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS application forms can be obtained from school.