Parental Engagement

Often, parental involvement in a child’s education reduces when they reach secondary school. We are committed to ensuring that does not happen. Regular communication with parents is incredibly important to us. You can communicate with us in the following ways:

Your Child's Progress

My Child at School:

All parents must sign up to our parent portal – My Child At School. This is a one-stop-shop to find out information about how your child is getting on at school, for example their timetable, conduct, homework and detentions. Once a term a progress report will be sent home via the portal.

Parent Day:

Parent Day gives parents the opportunity to meet with individual teachers to talk about their child’s progress in individual subjects. Meetings start from lunch-time and run through until 7pm to allow parents to plan around other commitments and have more time to speak with staff. Students must attend with their parent/carer. School is closed for students during Parent Day.

Consultation Week:

Consultation Week gives parents a chance to meet with their child’s tutor, co-tutor, or a senior member of staff. Students will lead the meetings by sharing what they are proud of having achieved during the year. These meetings are an opportunity to reflect on how the year has gone and to set targets to achieve even more in the future. There will be no extended day during consultation week as appointments are scheduled between 4pm and 5.30pm.

Queries and Suggestions

Contact Your Child’s Form Tutor:

Your child’s form tutor is your first port of call for any questions about your child’s education. Get in contact via the school office and your query will be passed onto the tutor and co-tutor.

SLT Surgery – Thursdays 9.30-10am:

Parents/Carers can drop in to speak to a member of the Senior Leadership Team with any questions or concerns they have on Thursdays between 9.30am and 10am. No prior-arranged appointment is required.

Parent Forum:

Each term we hold a parent forum so that parents and carers can have their say on a particular aspect of school life. Each forum will have a focus and an expert member of staff will also tell parents a bit more about our approach and rationale. The headteacher will be available for a Q&A session. For 2019/20, dates are: 12th November, 10th March, and 17th June from 5-6pm.