Communicating With You
Here at Little Parndon School we encourage parents and carers to phone or e-mail us in the event of a child’s absence. Letters and Newsletters are emailed to parents & carers via our ParentMail system. We also have a text messaging system which we use to tell parents when a club is cancelled, if trips are late returning or of unforeseen school closures.
A regular Newsletter from the Headteacher is sent out to parents which keeps you up to date with school events and provides important information about school matters. We also use the newsletter to recognize and celebrate achievements of the school and individual pupils. Letters, photos, term dates and events are also available from our website and we encourage parents to regularly look at the website to keep up to date with school news.
Open Door Policy
We like to believe we are an open and welcoming school and always welcome parents and carers into our learning environment to discuss concerns and also share positive experiences with us. Ask the office if you would like to see a member of staff and an appointment will be made quickly.
Covid update: due to current restrictions, we are having to avoid bringing parent/carers on site as much as possible, to reduce bubble-contamination. However, policies have been adapted to allow for urgent meetings to continue in a safe, controlled environment.
We regularly celebrate children’s achievements and learning through class assemblies where families are positively encouraged to come in and find out what your child has been doing in class. We recognise that children have put a lot of time and effort into creating their assembly and ask audiences to respect this by refraining from bringing small children to these events. You will be informed of dates by the class teacher.
Covid update: due to current restrictions, we unfortunately cannot invite families into school for assemblies. We will, however, encourage staff to digitally record these and share them with you on your class stories (Dojo).
Parents Evenings and Meet the Teacher
We hold three parent’s evenings each year. At the beginning of the Autumn term you are informally invited to a ‘Meet your child’s new teacher’ meeting where you will be advised of expectations for the coming year and will be given an overview of the curriculum for the coming year. Later in the term you will have an appointment with your child’s class teacher to find out how they have settled in and to find out key areas that your child will need to work on during the coming year. In the Autumn and Spring terms you will find out about the progress your child is making in core subjects and how well they are achieving. After Easter your child’s performance and progress will be shared with you through a written report which can be discussed if necessary by appointment with your child’s class teacher.
Covid update: due to current restrictions, from September 2020 these have and will continue to occur via Dojo, Teams or over the phone. Please ensure you're connected to your child's class, to avoid missing important dates.
Here at Little Parndon we do hold special events during the year where families are encouraged to come in and take part in activities with the children. These can range from taking part in Maths activities to creating and making things depending on what we are celebrating and promoting at the time.
Covid update: due to current restrictions, we are unfortunately unable to invite families into school for these events. Similarly, school-wide events will occur in bubbles so that children can still explore learning in a fun and engaging way, safely.