Parents and School

We positively encourage the partnership between home and school. You are asked to sign a Home School Agreement when your child joins the school.


The success of many school activities relies heavily on parents’ help and support. If you are able to join trips, help in class or help with clubs and activities you will be most welcome. Just complete the form when you receive information about a trip and the teacher will let you know if your help is needed.

Parent Consultation and Open Evening

We operate an “open door policy”. Staff are always willing to see parents, at the beginning or end of the school day or by appointment. We are always happy to talk to you about any difficulties or concerns that you or your child may have.


In the autumn term you will be invited into school to discuss how your child is settling into their new class and, together with your child, talk about individual targets. In the spring term a Parent Consultation gives you an individual appointment for a further conversation about progress and is a chance to view some of your child’s work. A written report is sent home at the end of the summer term along with an Open Evening to look at your child’s work.


Our website has up-to-date knowledge of all school events and information about the school. Our curriculum newsletters on the website under learning and curriculum are where you are able to see what your children are learning. Paper copies of all information will always be available on request for any parents or carers who prefer that method of communication. The school uses email and mobile text messaging to communicate with parents and carers. Please provide mobile numbers and email addresses and update us whenever there are any changes. All newsletters and letters will be emailed rather than paper copies.


In line with GDPR guidelines, we have introduced a new system called Parentapp which is an electronic way of amending your child’s details when necessary.


When joining the school, parents will receive an invitation code and a link to download Parentapp. Once registered, you will have access to all records. The information is only available to contacts that live at the same address as the child.


Parentapp will allow you to update or add telephone numbers, addresses, dietary needs and much more. It is a secure and efficient way of ensuring we have the correct information for your child.


We always want to know how parents and carers feel about our school. Each year we will ask you to complete a questionnaire that helps us identify how we are doing and what we can do to improve and we thank you for your support.

Who can I talk to?

Your child’s class teacher should always be the first person you speak to if you have any queries, worries or concerns. We hope to solve them before small worries become much bigger ones. Usually a quick word with the teacher in the playground at the end of the day works best. If you need a longer or more private discussion, then they’ll be pleased to arrange a convenient time with you.

Dinner time questions or issues?

Mrs Burke our lunchtime supervisor can answer any questions or concerns about the children at lunchtime. You can speak to her at the gate each morning or write a note and hand in to the school office.

Who can I talk if the class teacher cannot resolve an issue?

After you have spoken to the class teacher and you have any on-going concern or the issues are not resolved, please contact the office and make an appointment with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Mrs Rebecca Emeny Head Teacher, Mr James Easter Deputy Head Teacher, or Mr Nick Warmoth Assistant Head Teacher. Depending on the nature of your concern, the office staff will arrange an appointment with the relevant member of staff.

What is Emotion Coaching?

Emotion Coaching is a communication strategy used to help children to understand their feelings and how to respond to them in healthy ways. It involves recognising and talking to children about their feelings and help them to find strategies for coping with difficult situations.


If you would like to learn more about this, you can start by downloading this a parent-workshop presentation here that was presented at Churchfields Junior School.