OBTAINING INFORMATION FROM PARENTS
At the beginning of each academic year, we send out the Blackburn with Darwen local authority pupil data collection form. Please ensure that this is updated when appropriate, i.e. you move house or change your mobile number. We also send out, annually, a 'Collecting Children from School' form which clarifies who is allowed to collect your child. It is vital that these details are updated regularly. There is also a consent form on the reverse of our pupil application form which covers such aspects as photographs, internet access, local visits including walking to church and use of our school library system.
We ensure that:
we ask parents/guardians for their contact details, including names and addresses, of all parents when they register a pupil;
names and addresses of all parents, where known, are included in our admission register and also in pupil records and are available to the pupil's teachers;
our school has details of who to contact in the case of an accident or medical emergency;
contact details, including names and addresses, of all parents are forwarded to any school to which the pupil moves;
details of Court orders are noted in a pupil's record.
we request a copy of a child's birth certificate when they join our school
Parent View gives you the chance to tell OFSTED what you think about your child’s school.
Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child’s school, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. We will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when. A screencast demonstrating how to register and complete a survey on Parent View is available on the How to use Parent View page.
By sharing your views, you’ll be helping your child’s school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about your child's school. Or, if you want to, view the results for any school in England.
Please click on the links below for more information.
Please note: Holy Trinity CE Primary School cannot be held responsible for the content of external websites.
Below are links to websites, which offer advice, guidance and information on parenting.
At Holy Trinity, we believe that pupils learn best when school and parents work closely in partnership with each other. As a result, we feel it is vital that there are clear channels of communication between home and school, particularly in relation to homework. Homework can be used as an important method of support to enhance learning already taking place in school. It offers pupils the opportunity to consolidate and extend skills, building confidence, self-esteem and independence.
CONTACT BETWEEN SCHOOL AND PARENTS
KEEPING YOU INVOLVED
Research shows that good links between you and the school improves your child's enjoyment at school and chances of doing well. The more you know about what your child is learning, the more you can offer support.
We make every effort to involve you in your child’s education. We aim to do this in two main ways:
by keeping you informed about how and what your child is learning – i.e. the curriculum, teaching methods, tests and exams, and changes to the education system.
Our new school website contains all up-to-date information and policies.
We arrange parental workshops/meetings i.e 'Meet the teacher' throughout the year.
by keeping you informed about your child’s individual progress.
Every year we provide you with an end of year school report. This report provides you with information about your child’s attainment (i.e. working at, above or below age-related expectations; progress and effort) in all areas of the curriculum. Throughout the year, we also aim to provide you with ongoing information about your child's attainment and progress.
You are also invited to attend two parent evening meetings during the year; one before the autumn half-term holiday and one in the spring term. At these parents’ evenings you will have the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress and discuss next steps/targets. Your child’s class teacher will also give you an outline of what your child is learning and how well they are keeping up. You’ll be able to see recent examples of their work. The appointment will usually be for five minutes and during the early evening. If you require a longer appointment, please organise a separate appointment on a different day.
If you have concerns at any time during the year, about your child’s progress and next steps, you must not feel that you have to wait for a planned parents’ evening. Please make an appointment to talk to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible.
We will hold a number of special meetings for parents throughout the year, for example:
Meet the teacher/headteacher
Year 6 parent meeting (spring term)
Year 2 parent meeting/transition to Year 3 (summer term)
Transition from reception to Year 1 (summer term)
New starters' meeting (end of the summer term)
Parental workshops (for example on phonics, spelling, or methods of calculation)
Robinwood residential information meeting for parents
Sex Education information meeting for parents (when requested)
OTHER WAYS TO KEEP IN TOUCH
To keep you informed about other issues – e.g. changes to school routine/policies, dinner money, outings –letters will be sent home with your children.
There is also a weekly newsletter.
We use text messages to communicate important information – e.g. cancellation of after-school activities, school closures. Please talk to our office staff to ensure your details are up to date.
You will need to contact the school if your child is absent because of illness or a hospital appointment. If your child doesn’t turn up and you haven’t explained why, we will telephone you to ensure they are safe. If we have no reason for any absence an unauthorised absence will be recorded.
Family Litracy Workshop
Parents and grandparents enjoyed learning alongside their children during an afternoon of activities based around books by Julia Donaldson. Keep an eye out for more of these workshops in the future.