Parent Partnership

Developing strength in parent partnership.

Here at Ash Grove Primary Academy, we believe that parents and staff working together in partnership is essential to a child’s individual needs being fully met. These are some of the ways in which we work with parents and carers:

Open Door Policy

At Ash Grove, we promote an open door policy to encourage parents and carers to be involved within the school community.

In addition to parents’ consultation evenings, we promote a positive relationship between school staff and parents therefore invite parents into school to discuss their child.

In order to maintain the smooth timings of the school day, we ask that parents/carers contact the school office on 01977 640625 or via email to
ag-enquiries@ipmat.co.uk to request a call back or an appointment with your child’s class teacher.

Helping Your Child at Home

Every academic year, we hold core subject workshops for parents/carers to attend in all year groups. The sessions are focused around reading and mathematics core skills and ways in which parents/carers can support pupils whilst learning at home.

Our English Leader is Mrs S Taber and our Maths Leader is Mr P Yeadon who would be happy to discuss ways in which parents/carers can support pupils whilst at home. Please contact the academy office to request a telephone appointment.

'Meet the teacher' Meetings

Each class has a ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting at the beginning of each academic year as an opportunity for parents/carers to meet the staff teaching the children.

Within these meetings, focus is placed on:
– The curriculum taught to this year group
– Organisation including planned Educational Visits and PE days
– Homework expectations
– Introduction to key members of staff

Parent Consultation Meetings

Parent consultation meetings are held in the autumn and spring term at Ash Grove Primary Academy. Parent meetings are a great opportunity for class teachers to share information about how your child is progressing at school, their development and targets in order to achieve their full potential.

We strongly encourage all parents/carers to attend these meetings in order to raise the importance of schooling to children and to allow parents/carers to understand how to best support children whilst at home.

Teachers send out individual child’s school reports in the summer term ready for the children to transition to their next stage of education.

PTA

At Ash Grove Primary Academy we are in the process of re-starting our PTA – this means we will then be able to hold a range of different events throughout the year to raise engagement and enjoyment of community spirit and fundraise to further enhance our school.

We are always looking for new members so please contact the school office on 01977 640625 and speak to Tracy Horne if you are interested in joining our PTA.
The more parents/carers we have on board the better.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

If you have any ideas or suggestions about other ways in which we can work together, please feel free to share them with us.

Should you wish to find out any further information about our academy or curriculum, please speak to your child’s class teacher, who will be happy to discuss this with you.