Parent Information

At Feniton Primary School we recognise the importance of ensuring we have a strong partnership with parents, and value parental involvement in the life of the school.  (The term ‘parent’ is used to refer to parents, guardians and carers.)

We believe that education is a partnership involving amongst others, parents, staff and children.  As a school we are therefore committed to establishing and maintaining an effective and purposeful working relationship between the school and home.

It is known that:

  • Parents are the most important influence in a child’s life. Any educational initiative can only be fully effective if there is a strong partnership between parents, children and providers
  • Parents want their children to succeed
  • Children need educational and emotional support if they are to succeed.

Aims:

1.  To have a strong partnership and good communication with parents informing them about what is happening in school, we will:
  • Check that letters, the website, home/school agreement and key policies are “user friendly”, useful and informative;
  • Send home weekly bulletins to keep parents updated about events and news
  • Have an ‘open door’ policy for parents to visit the school;
  • Hold parent consultations in termly.
2  To actively involve parents in the education and progress of their child we will:
  • Hold Induction Meetings for new parents of Reception children;
  • Hold termly parent consultation meetings;
  • Send annual reports at the end of each year and an interim report in February;
  • Hold curriculum workshops and provide useful curriculum overviews on our website.
3.  To make good use of parents’ expertise and willingness to enhance their own learning and that of their own and other children and to actively involve them in school life we will encourage parents to:
  • Volunteer to support within classrooms;
  • Participate in school trips;
  • Attend school performances, events and celebrations;
  • Become involved in school projects;
  • Join or support the Friends of FPS;
  • Become parent governors.
4.  To provide good induction for all groups of parents we will:
  • Provide opportunities for all prospective parents to find out about the school;
  • Provide opportunities for parents to discuss all transitional decisions;
  • To ensure information is produced and distributed appropriately, taking account of parental needs and views.
5.  To establish the views and opinions of parents of the school and act upon these we will:
    • Provide opportunities for parental questionnaire and inform parents of the results;
    • Ask parents to evaluate key events in school;
    • Seek parental consultation on key issues in school;
    • Collaborate with the Friends of FPS