At Brocks Hill Primary School we value the contributions made by parents. Parental involvement in children’s education from an early age has a significant effect on educational achievement, and continues to do so in adolescence and adulthood.
At the start of the year all parents are invited to a parent induction meeting with their child’s class teacher. Here the class teacher will go through important information relating to your child’s new class. This will include information relating to the 6R’s, e-safety, general routines, well-being, expectations and what your child will be covering over the year. It is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have relating to your child’s new class.
In Foundation Stage and Year 1, the parent’s induction meeting is in the summer term before their child starts in their new class to help parents and children prepare for the next stage in their school life.
During the course of each academic year parents have many opportunities to join workshops and attend meetings relating to aspects of the school curriculum including a well-being morning. We also hold special events such as decorations morning where parents are invited to come in and help make festive decorations and cards ready for Christmas.
In FS, Year 1 and Year 2 we also hold many ‘Stay and ……’ events relating to areas that children need support in. These include ‘Stay and read’, ‘Stay and spell’, ‘Stay and move’, ‘Stay and write’ and ‘Stay and maths’ sessions. Parents are invited to join these short sessions during school time and get involved in their child’s learning in school.
At Brocks Hill we also hold parent events that are ran by parents for parents. These usually have a 6R focus but allow for parents to share ideas, discuss school life and offer suggestions for further development. Within foundation stage over recent years we have ran a 6R parents programme where the focus in embedding the 6Rs outside of school life.
Parents also have the opportunity to attend two parents evening and PATH hours each academic year where parents have the opportunity to look at their child’s books and talk to their child’s class teacher.
Each class in year 1-6 hold their own assembly each academic year to showcase to parents what they have been learning. FS are having smaller assemblies more frequently to support with areas of their curriculum.
A calendar is created each year highlighting the events that will take place at school and which events parents can get involved in for specific year groups, events are updated throughout the year based around the children’s learning.