Ways in Which You Can Help Us
Parents often wonder what they can do to help their children through their school years. Here are several suggestions:
- Encourage your child to do any work he/she may bring home, e.g. spelling and learning tables.
- READ, READ, READ, READ, READ with your child, whatever age they are.
- Talking with your child about their day and their thoughts is incredibly valuable and helps them to develop a rich vocabulary.
- Transfer any worries that may directly or indirectly affect your child to US – not your child.
- Let us know immediately if you notice a significant difference in your child’s reaction to school. We would like to know the favourable ones too!
- Please encourage your child to join in as much as possible both in and out of school – it helps enormously with future sociability.
- Good manners (including those at meal times) are high on our list of priorities. Much can be done to encourage this.
- Show an interest in anything your child has done in school, but be prepared for days when nothing is mentioned! Remember we all have bad days and we all get tired if we work too hard.
- Please remember, we are here to listen and to help. If there is anything that changes in your home circumstances that may impact on your child’s sense of wellbeing, please come and talk to a member of staff so that we can support you.
If you do have concerns or worries regarding your child’s progress, or if your child is experiencing problems with other children, please let us know! In the first instance talk to your child’s class teacher.
We love having volunteers at our school, and we have a number of people helping with reading, sports, the library, in the office and so on.
If you would like to volunteer with us, please contact Sara Deverell in school office, and she can talk you through the process and give you an application form.
Our volunteers are highly valued and contribute a huge amount to the success of our school. We would love to welcome more volunteers to our amazing team.