Parents

"I think it is great that parents are encouraged to get involved as I see it as teamwork between school and parents to give the child the best education. I also think it is fantastic to have a very approachable head who still has an active role with the children as well as leads the team."

Parent Survey comment 2014

Governors' Survey of parents' views November 2016

Parents of children at the school can also express their views to Ofsted on parentview.  You will need to register on the Ofsted web page.

Results on parentview can be viewed by anyone.

We have an open door policy and we provide class newsletters, curriculum evenings and a weekly newsletter in order to keep parents fully informed. Almost 100% of the parents attend our twice yearly parent consultations. We actively encourage parents to express their views to help us to identify areas for development.  We are also fortunate to have a strong PTA, which supports the school in many ways, including the raising of large sums of money to enhance children’s learning.

To support children's learning at home, we subscribe to home access for Espresso which can be accessed via a school user name and password.  This is a website with resources for all areas of the curriculum which we use regularly in school. All children also have an individual user name and password for MyMaths and for Purple Mash. Do ask at school for these.

Parent Pay

The majority of our parents now pay for school lunches and trips via parent pay.  Do ask Cheryl in the office for a log in if you would find this service helpful. It does mean that you can keep track of all your payments and saves us from having too much cash in school.

Attendance

Our children's attendance is very important to us. A leaflet for parents about managing illness is available here: Illness Leaflet for parents

 

Any Problems

Information for Parents - local support, including information about dyslexia, grief support, when to leave your child alone etc.

If you have a problem concerning your child please make an appointment to see the class teacher at the earliest opportunity. Most problems can be dealt with informally by the teacher concerned and the Headteacher will normally refer parents to the class teacher if approached in the first instance. Our Parent Governors are also available to help in any way they can.

If the above procedures prove unsuccessful, a formal complaint may be made to the Chair of Governors c/o the School.Complaints about the Curriculum, Religious Education and related matters would be made under Section 23 of the Education Reform Act. The Governors adopt the Local Education Authority’s recommended procedure for dealing with formal complaints.  It is hoped however that any matters of concern can be resolved by informal discussion at the school.

Social Media:  Any inappropriate or disproportionate comments regarding the school or any of the pupils, parents or staff, on social media sites such as Facebook, are not in the best interests of the whole school community.  Parents should be aware that even flippant comments can be vastly misinterpreted when in print and are often shared beyond your  online friendship groups, sometimes negatively affecting others’ opinions. Any concerns you may have should always be made through the appropriate channels by speaking to the classteacher, headteacher or office staff, so they can be dealt with fairly, appropriately and effectively for all concerned.

To contact the school office please phone 01491 65186201491 651862 or email office.2596@cholsey.oxon.sch.uk