We believe that as parents and teachers we achieve better results for our children when we work together. To support this work we encourage regular contact. Our Senior Leaders and staff are around at the start and end of the day and are available for quick, informal chats. For those matters requiring more time then we advise organising a meeting through the administrative staff or our Parent Support Worker, Nicky Jose.
Nicky is on hand where parents are unsure about whether to raise an issue or are nervous about doing so. She can give advice, help parents rehearse what they want to say to other staff members and she can attend meetings with parents to support and help them get the outcome they want for their child. Nicky also organises a weekly parent/carer and toddler group every Thursdays as well as running our very own food bank. Whatever your query or need, it’s likely that Nicky will be able to help you.
Reporting to Parents
Parent-teacher meetings are held in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms where appointments are made for private consultations. At these meetings parents have an opportunity to look at their children’s books, be informed of present attainment and progress and discuss next steps in their child’s learning. In the Summer Term the annual written report is given to parents with comments and judgements based upon continuous teacher assessment throughout the year, and parents are invited to discuss this with the teacher.
Parent and Carer Views
As part of our school self-evaluation process we value feedback from the whole school community. Children, staff, parents, carers and governors make an essential contribution to school improvement. Information from surveys, consultations, workshops and discussions inform our school improvement planning, which lists whole school priorities, sets high expectations and shapes the school’s curriculum, pedagogy and well-being. This process helps us evaluate our work and directly influence our future aims.
Adult learning opportunities
We are very lucky at Monteagle to have a dedicated adult learning space. Within this space we provide opportunity for parents to engage in discussion with other parents and with professionals working in a variety of fields. Parents can attend classes that help them support their child’s learning, classes that provide parenting support, classes that lead to qualifications and thereby back to work, or classes that provide an opportunity to learn a new skill and relax in the company of others. We also welcome parents and carers who would like to volunteer in school. Talk to Nicky about all of the opportunities for adult learning.