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☰ A Forest Park Partnership

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A Forest Park Partnership

Posted on April 30 2019

At Forest Park, the links between home and school are very important. We feel that without a partnership and a real understanding between parents and teachers, children at the school may not progress as much or reach their full potential. We are fortunate to have such supportive parents at the school who not only take an interest in their own child, but also the life of the school as a whole. At Forest Park we have developed a number of ways in which these vital links can be made and maintained, to help ensure that parents feel fully involved in the development of their child. 

1. Parents Evenings and our ‘Open Door’ Policy

We offer three main parents’ evenings throughout the year. Each term parents are issued with a formal school report and invited to talk to your child’s teacher about his/her progress. However, if you wish to discuss matters at other times we invite you to make an appointment to see the teacher via the school office and we will do our best to meet with you at the earliest opportunity. At the beginning and end of each school day, teachers are available to speak with parents to discuss events from the day and are consistently available via email for working parents to communicate with staff.

2. Parent Survey and Forum

Each year we issue a parental survey to ascertain strengths of the school and areas for development. The findings are issued to parents in a formal report in the summer term and parents are also invited to attend the end of year forum in June. During the forum, school targets and development points are shared with parents so that they are made aware of the areas the school are aiming to improve. Parents tell us they find these very useful and insightful.

3. Transition Day and Meet the Teacher Evening

During the summer term, we hold a transition day for parents new to the school and in the autumn term, we invite parents in to meet the new class teacher. During these events, we display children’s work for you to see and ensure parents are able to walk around the school and meet the new class teacher. We present information at two different times during the evening so that parents of siblings can view the breadth of learning offered to children across all classes.

4. Home/School Reading

We encourage a home-school reading system. Your child will bring a book home each night and your child is expected to read regularly during the week at home. We hope that you will be able to encourage your child to share the book with you and enable you to join us in giving children the vital skills for reading and phonics.

5. Parental Involvement in School

We like to encourage parents to become involved in the school and there are many times when we really need you to help us. Without parental involvement, most school visits or events could not take place. Many parents volunteer and assist with pupil learning, where visiting speakers come and talk to the children about the work they are involved in or the religion that they are part of. This is vital in placing learning activities into context for the children at Forest Park and we appreciate the parents who offer their time to us.

6. Newsletters

Weekly Tuckers Times issues and bi-weekly newsletters give parents a clear insight into the work of the school and the exciting activities that pupils are involved with. As well as sharing important dates and notices we aim to keep you informed of school developments and initiatives and parents tell us that they value these communications greatly.

7. The Parent Teacher Association

All parents and carers are automatically members of the PTA. This group works tirelessly to support the work of the school through fundraising activities and social events which greatly add to the life of the school community. Any parent, grandparent, uncle or auntie who would like to help with this is welcome to do so. Please continue to support them, they do a sterling job and provide funds which enable the school to further enrich your child’s learning experience.

Nick Tucker

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