Communication

Home School Diary                 

At Shalford Primary every child has a home school diary which hopes to provide a direct exchange of information and dialogue between home and school.  We aim to ensure that parents and carers are fully informed about their child's daily activities and wellbeing as well as providing our children with a voice to enable them to communicate their daily activities at home or school.  We believe that all children will learn better if home and school work together in partnership.  To achieve this aim we ask parents and carers to support and sign our Home School Agreement.

  

Each pupil in Foundation Stage has a personal Tapestry account.  This is an online learning journey where teachers post photographs and videos of the children's learning.  Parents can add comments to the teacher's posts and can add photos, videos and comments of any learning that they do at home.  Each child's account is secure and only accessible by the school and parents.

Parents Evening

We have two formal parents' evenings each year, one in the autumn term and one in the spring, with an informal parents evening at the end of the year to recognise and celebrate children's progress.  Parents' evenings are an opportunity to talk about your child, including how they have settled into class and to discuss their learning.  Teachers share ways in which your child is learning and making progress through photos and discussion.  

Annual Reports

Annual reports are prepared at the end of the summer term to give an overview of how each child has progressed during the academic year.