There are several key things parents can do to support their child's learning. The first is to ensure that their attendance is regular and does not fall below the target of 97%. Another is to ensure that children are punctual in arriving in school by 8:55, ready to begin lessons on time.
In order that children are able to make full use of their time in school it is very important that they are expected and encouraged to have good attitudes and behaviour in lessons and around the school.
Children are expected to show high standards of discipline and courtesy, joining with staff to promote a happy, hard working atmosphere, where everyone is valued as an individual and each has a contribution to make to the life of the school. Occurrences of poor behaviour are extremely rare. If they do occur they are dealt with swiftly and effectively in line with the school’s Behaviour Policy which is available in the policies section of this website. We value parents support in this and will seek to work together should there be a need.
There are many opportunities for teachers and parents to work together in partnership to support children's learning and to be involved in the life of the school. Some of these are:
*Formal one to one parent consultation meetings between teachers and parents to discuss your child’s progress and their targets for improvement.
*Presentations, given by each class teacher at the beginning of each term, to advise parents on the general topics to be taught and methods of teaching.
*Parents receive a class newsletter each term from the teacher detailing the work to be covered in each subject that term.
*Head-teacher newsletters are regularly sent by email to parents informing them of forthcoming events and important term dates.
*Parents are invited to class Masses and assemblies each term and whole school Masses throughout the year.
*School surveys are issued annually by the Headteacher for parent feedback which assists with the continuing School Improvement Plan.
*Parents are invited to come along to support events such as Christmas Nativity plays, Sports Day, Summer Fair, Christmas Fairs etc.
*Detailed written reports are prepared for all parents at the end of the school year detailing their child’s performance in each subject.