We recognise and value the benefit of a strong partnership between school and parents and carers and work hard to ensure communication between school and home is a priority.
We believe parents and teachers achieve better results for our children when working together. To support this work we encourage regular contact and consultations so that a full exchange of information is possible. We value the role our parents have in contributing to school improvement through completion of questionnaires, regular review of our values and aims, evaluation of activities and general feedback.
We publish our weekly newsletter on a Friday and web links to these are sent by text each week. In addition, we communicate by our texting service as well as our Primrose Hill twitter feed. We also have our own YouTube Channel and SoundCloud site where we have been able to showcase videos and recordings. On these channels for example we have put some ‘how to’ videos to help you support your child, as well as our staff reading bedtime stories which you and the children can access through a QR code! Further to this, we send regular letters and booklets to explain what is happen and make clear our work in the school.
The Friends of Primrose Hill, our parent-teacher association, play a vital role in the life of the school. They bring us all together and raise funds through social events, allowing parents, children and friends an opportunity to enjoy themselves whilst helping the school.
The staff are available in the playground before and after school and Robin Warren and members of the Senior Leadership Team will greet parents and carers at the start and end of each day. Please come and speak to us.
Reporting to Parents
Parent, teacher meetings are held in the Autumn and Spring terms where appointments are made for private consultations. At these meetings parents have an opportunity to look at their children’s books. In the Summer Term an annual written report is given to parents with comments and judgements based upon continuous teacher assessment throughout the year, and parents are invited in to school to discuss this with the teacher.
Adult learning opportunities
We are very lucky at Primrose Hill to have a dedicated adult learning space called the School House. Within the School House we provide opportunity for parents to engage in discussion with other parents and with professionals working in a variety of fields. Parents can attend classes that help them support their child’s learning, provide parenting support, offer advice and qualifications to support them back into work, or provide an opportunity to learn a new skill and relax in the company of others.