We firmly believe that home and school should work closely together for the benefit of the child. This depends on a good flow of information. There are regular letters and newsletters home, keeping parents up to date with events in the school. There are also arrangements in place for staff and parents to meet on several occasions.
In September of each year we hold an Information Evening when parents are invited into school. The Head of Junior School gives a short talk, and parents have the opportunity to meet class teachers informally and hear about the programme for their child’s year group. The evening finishes with a glass of wine when parents and staff can chat informally. It is always a very good opportunity for new parents to mix socially with other parents.
These are the timetabled occasions for parents and staff to communicate. However just as important are the arrangements in place for parents and staff to talk about immediate concerns. If we have any concerns about a child we will contact the parents directly and we strongly encourage parents to speak to the school if they have concerns. Teachers, Deputy Heads, and the Head of Junior School are always happy to speak in person to parents but ask that parents make an appointment to do so by telephoning the Junior School Secretary. Otherwise the Deputy Head or Head will be happy to speak with parents by phone.