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Beckford Primary School

"Together, we achieve."

Parental Involvement

We recognise parents as the first educators of all children. We know that, if parents and teachers communicate well and share their expertise and knowledge, children will always benefit. Brief informal conversations between teachers and parents take place at the beginning and end of each school day, particularly where younger children are concerned. Parents who would like a longer talk with a teacher are encouraged to make an appointment.

We value the role our parents have in contributing to school improvement through completion of questionnaires, evaluation of activities and general feedback.

PSA

Our parent-staff association, play a vital role in the life of the school. They bring us all together and raise funds through social events such as the winter and summer fair, allowing parents, children and friends an opportunity to enjoy themselves whilst helping the school. The PSA meet every Friday morning in the Dining Hall.

Ways we communicate

We keep in touch with you in many different ways:

  • Parents evenings happen once a term
  • Reports are written in the summer term
  • Newsletters are emailed home every week
  • We have a 'Meet the teacher' event in the Autumn term
  • In an emergency we communicate through text alerts and emails
  • Our website is always kept up-to-date

Parents views are important to us. If you would like to complete an online survey you can do so by visiting the following link www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk

We like to keep in touch with you in many different ways. If you have any concerns we are very willing to deal with simple matters at the beginning and end of the day. The headteacher is always available at these times. If the issue is likely to take more than a few moments, please make an appointment with the headteacher. We will do our utmost to sort things out quickly and happily at this stage. On the very rare occasion when we are unable to do this, we have a formal complaints procedure. Of course, if you are pleased about something the school is doing, make sure you let us know.

Adult learning opportunities

Parents can attend classes that help them support their child’s learning, provide parenting support or to improve their English. Adult learning is coordinated by the Home school liaison officer.