Our duty to families

You are the most important person in your child’s life, so it is really important that we work together to support each other in making sure your child gets the best education possible.

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frequently asked questions

Are there any opportunities for Current Families to volunteer at the school?

They can become volunteers by contacting the school office.

How can Current Families communicate with their child's teacher?

They can speak to them at drop off in the morning, collection at home time, phone the school office to speak to them or email them directly. 

How can Current Families get involved in school events and activities?

They can become volunteers by contacting the school office. 

How can Current Families provide feedback to the school about their child's education?

This can be done via class teachers, school office or Family Support Advisor as well as school/Governor questionnaires and the Ofsted Parent View Questionnaire.

How can I check my child's progress?

We hold parent evening in the autumn and spring term and a full report in the summer term. Parents are also welcome to ask their child’s class teacher for an update at any point in the academic year. FOR children with additional needs, parents will get an update on progress during Team Around Me meetings (TAM) and EHCP reviews. 

What forms will I need to fill out if my child is joining?

This is all managed by Plymouth Admissions.

What is the best way to contact my child's teacher?

They can speak to them at drop off in the morning, collection at home time, phone the school office to speak to them or email them directly.

What is the homework policy at the school?

We set homework weekly from Y1 upwards which focuses on key skills such as reading and maths.

What is the procedure for applying for leave during term time?

Complete an absence request form with as much detail as possible. We are unable to authorise holidays during term time.

What is the process for reporting an absence or lateness?

Call the school office to speak to a member of staff or leave a voicemail. 

What is the school's approach to dealing with bullying?

We have a zero tolerance approach to bullying and we work with the children to understand what bullying is and how to be kind and inclusive to all children regardless of their needs or background. 

What is the school's approach to involving Current Families in their child's education?

We have a clear home school agreement, but we also run coffee morning and parent workshops. 

What is the school's approach to promoting healthy eating and physical activity?

Healthy and happy in mind and body is one of our school values so we ensure that all children complete 2 hours of physical activity a week through a range of approaches. Plus, we teach this through our PHSE lessons and encourage parents to pack healthy food in children’s lunch boxes. 

What is the school's policy on school uniforms?

We do wear a school uniform, please see the uniform section of the school website for more information.

What resources are available for Current Families to help them support their child's education?

We run parent workshops to support them with relevant approaches to learning. See the Curriculum page for more information.

What resources are available to support Current Families with their child's mental health and wellbeing?

Our Family Support Advisor is on hand to support with this and can sign post parents to relevant resources and support groups as and when needed.

How can we help?

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