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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

Parental PartnershiP

Our open door policy to parents/carers adds greatly to our sense of community.  We believe that partnership between home and school is vital for the well-being of the children and we work hard to maintain open communications so that parents/carers may feel that this is their school. 

Communication between school and home is vital in supporting children’s learning. Contact can be maintained through either an informal chat or a more formal meeting. Parent/carer consultation meetings are a valuable way to support your child, to know of successes, to celebrate achievements and be aware of current targets.
Talking to your child about what they have done at school, what they have enjoyed or learned, is an easy way of supporting their learning. By answering these questions and explaining what they have done, children sort, consolidate and remember their learning. Asking children questions, shows that we are still keen to learn and can be taught by them, also not always providing answers immediately can encourage them to think a little deeper.
More active support could include; listening to your child read, reading to them and reading with them, showing how Maths is used in real life, when shopping, cooking or telling the time, – and of course helping younger children to count and, when they are old enough, helping with tables practice.


Examples of Parental/Carer Involvement

 Pre-school induction sessions

Golden Book assembly on the first Monday of each month

Parents/carers helping as volunteers in classrooms

Class tea parties

Parent/carer views sought, listened to and acted upon

Parent/carer- teacher meetings

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)