'The excellent links with parents mean they are overwhelmingly positive about the school and what it does for their children'

Ofsted December 2012

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St. Mary's has a close relationships with parents and feel that this strong partnership between home and school is a key element of our school. Please see our parent SEF (self evaluation form) and our SIP (self improvement plan) below.

We regularly invite parents to a range of different events including:

  • Parent information evenings on areas of the school such as: phonics, teaching maths, E-Safety and SATs
  • Open afternoons, where the parents with their child view their work and discuss it with their child
  • Class assemblies every term
  • To see any drama work that the class have completed
  • School masses

We are so fortunate at St. Mary's to have small class sizes, so the teachers really form close relationships with your children. If at all you have any concerns, the teachers are always more than willing to discuss these with you.

Parents Forum

The Parent Forum is a group of parent representatives who meet once a term to discuss school related issues.
Regular, open communication and consultation with parents is really important to our school. The Parent Forum provides a valuable way to listen to your ideas and concerns and seek your views, helping to make sure the needs of children and their families are met.
Meetings are led by school staff and governors, usually by the Head of School and the Chair of Governors. Meetings are informal and a genuine opportunity for open discussion.

Examples of issues that have been discussed include:

- School development planning
- Parking and safe routes to walk / cycle to school
- Class mixes
- Cost of school trips and events
- Parents evenings
- Views on school policies when they are updated e.g. Behaviour Policy

Sharing the Information

Your Parents Forum representitive for 2015-2016 is Julie England (mum to Betty in year 5, Alice in year 3 & Albert in year 1). If you wish to put forward any suggestions please contact her at julee781@btinternet.com

Parents are encouraged to share information from Parent Forum. Feedback is also included in school newsletters which are distributed to all parents and published on the school website.
If you would like a parent representative to raise an issue or make a suggestion on your behalf at Parents Forum please ask them to do so, or send a message to the school office. Issues raised should be general issues. If you have specific concerns about your child your first point of contact should always be your class teacher.

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