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Bishop MonktonC of E Primary School

Communication with Parents

How will I know what is happening in school?

At the start of the school year parents are provided with a Programme of Events for the academic year.  Every Friday afternoon an email is sent to parents with the weekly newsletter.  This contains important messages for parents as well as a reminder of forthcoming dates.  Additionally there may be some other notices that are emailed out at the same time.  All letters from school are put on the website and can be found under News and Events.  The school calendar, as well as term dates are also found here.  We aim to send out very few reminders, preferring parents to use the website as a source of information, but if we do, these would be by the ScholarPack app or text.  Contact details for email addresses and mobile numbers must be kept up to date.


Parents are requested to put all email communication through the school office using rather than emailing teachers directly.  This allows teachers to focus on their classes and enables Mrs Worthington to direct your questions to the most appropriate member of staff.  However most answers can be found on the school website.  Information around your child's learning can be found under their class name on Class Pages.


When will I meet the class teachers?

Each academic year starts off with a short Welcome meeting for each class.  This provides the opportunity to meet your child's teacher and to find out the expectations for the year ahead including information around the curriculum,  teaching and learning and homework.


We then offer two formal parents' evenings a year.  The first one is a short 5 minute appointment to discuss how well your child has settled in and if there are any areas of concern.  This takes place towards the end of the first half-term in Autumn.  The second one is held in the Spring term and is a longer, ten minute appointment allowing parents to discuss progress and attainment.  Alongside these formal meetings, teachers may request learning conversations with parents in order to offer greater support.  Parents are welcome to request meetings with teachers at any time should they feel the need to.