Parents are a huge part of the success of Educate Together schools. In fact, if it weren’t for our parents, our school wouldn’t exist!
We welcome parents into our school to help us out and see all the great work that their children are doing with their teachers. As well as this, parents help us out with literacy and numeracy projects, such as Read Together. Teachers also give workshops for parents at various times of the year in literacy and numeracy so they can help their children at home. Parents have also been involved in giving kite-flying lessons, art lessons, drama classes and lots more. If you have a special talent that you’re willing to share, please get in touch.
We love having parents in our school, and each week, we formally invite all families and their friends for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat on Friday mornings. This is a great way for parents to get to meet other and make new friends.
Another important side to parental involvement in our school is within the running of the school. We have an excellent parents’ council. This group of parents not only help out with fundraising and awareness campaigns, they have important functions such as policy development and any important decisions made in the school. The Parents’ Council aim to organise adult learning courses for parents and their families and find ways to involve parents in the everyday running of the school.
Of course it’s not all policy development and paperwork – parents organise brilliant fun days and fundraisers for the school. Since opening, parents have run several amazing events – for example – our Winter Wonderland, car boot sale and Halloween parties.
Our school has an open door policy and you are more than welcome to come in to our school for a visit. Parents can make appointments to speak with teachers at any time of the year and we will always try to solve any issues or help out where we can.