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Timberscombe CofE First School

We Love, Live and Learn Together

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Communication/Feedback

ParentMail

ParentMail is our main communication tool for keeping parents up to date.  We will need a current email address so that a link can be sent for parents to set up a ParentMail account.

As well as day to day communication, ParentMail is used to order and pay for school lunches and book after school clubs.

As a school we work hard to make sure that parents and carers are informed about how well their child is doing at school and the wider life of the school.

 

Reports and Parents Meetings

Annual reports are sent home at the end of the summer term. The reports include information on attainment and progress,  behaviour and attitudes to work and personal and social development.

We hold two parent and carer consultation meetings during the school year. These are held during the second half of the autumn and spring terms. On each occasion the meetings are held over two evenings so that parents are able to arrange a convenient appointment. As part of these meetings, parents and carers also have an opportunity to look through their child’s work.

Parents are also welcome to make appointments to meet with teachers to discuss their child’s education at any other time during the school year.

 

Information Meetings

During the year, parents are invited to attend other meetings which will help them to understand more about the work of the school and help them to find out how they can best support their child’s education. We hold curriculum information meetings (all year groups), phonics workshops, mathematics workshops and transition meetings.

 

Newsletters

We send home a weekly Friday News and a termly Newsletter with pictures highlighting some of our key events. These are essential reading and contain items of school news as well as key information about forthcoming events. Copies of previous newsletters can be found in the newsletters section of this website.

 

Community Awards Collective Worship

This is one of our favourite times of the week. Almost weekly,(curriculum events allowing) we have a Community Awards Collective Worship.  All parents, carers, grandparents and other family members are welcome to attend.  You can come and join us every week, or attend when it is a special week for your little one.  We also encourage parents/carers to share any 'Good News' from home, then we can celebrate the special achievements from outside of school together. 

Our regular awards are for Kindness, Achievement and Star of the Week. 

 

Other Communication

The school operates an ‘open door’ policy, with teaching staff available in the classroom for twenty minutes before school starts. Parents are welcome to bring their children into school and take the opportunity to pass on information to the classroom staff.

 

Parents may also ask at the school office to arrange a suitable time for a member of staff to meet with them or contact them by telephone. Similarly, if the Headteacher is not available at the beginning or end of the school day, arrangements can be made by parents to meet with her at other times.

 

For parents whose children travel on school transport, contact can be made by telephone or by sending notes in the children’s book bags.

Please check our newsletters section for up to date news and communications: 

Parent Voice

We are a school that wants to continue to improve, we know the best schools understand this is cyclitic and we are therefore constantly look at ways to improve.  Our parents and carers offer us a unique perspective of what is working for them and their families, which means we value their voice in our development planning. 

We undertake at least one parental review each academic year and we value supportive critical friends. 

In between the official review please do email us if you have an idea, project, or just want to share your feedback.  Your views matter and are valued. 

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