Link with Parents
At Wickhambreaux School we value the importance of strong home school links. Young children do not necessarily distinguish between their home and school setting, and we feel that it is paramount to the children’s feeling of well-being to provide a reassuring transition each day.
We operate an open-door policy where we encourage the parents to bring their children in to the setting and help them settle to an activity in a relaxed manner. This also enables us to be available to parents should they wish to discuss their child with us.
Using the e Journal – Tapestry, both parents and the Early Years practitioners can share elements of their child’s learning experiences, knowledge, achievements and successes observed both at home and at school.
Click on the PDF icon for the School Online Learning Journal (Tapestry) Policy
We also encourage parents to engage with their child’s learning in other ways. When the children join Wickhambreaux CEP School, the School Reading Manager facilitates a meeting to share the school’s approach to reading and phonics. Daily reading records are also sent home where parents and the setting can communicate on their experiences. Similarly, the school’s mathematics coordinator also hosts workshops and an induction meeting to outline the school’s approach to early mathematical experiences.
Parents are also often invited into the classroom to share their children’s learning experiences during our whole school enrichment weeks such as: Arts Week, Science Week and Sports Week or other at other times in the year such as World Faith and Cultural celebrations.
The school also produces Newsletter and website bulletins where all parents can read about other classes’ topics and whole school events, as well as events participated in by their own children.