Communication With Parents
We try to keep parents up to date with both school events and their child’s progress during their time with us. Below are various ways we keep in touch with parents.
At the start of the academic year parents are required to purchase a school planner for their child. This is used by the pupils to record homework, items needed in school etc, but is also for parents to communicate with staff. The planner also has excellent information for parents regarding literacy, numeracy and many other items. Please take time to go through the planner with your child. If the planner is lost, replacements can be bought from the school office at a cost of £4.
If you need to contact a member of staff, please call into the school office. Our office staff will be happy to make you an appointment. Alternatively you can make a note in your child’s pupil planner, telephone the school office on 01932 336571 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website can be found at www.new-haw.surrey.sch.uk. A lot of information can be found here, including newsletters, trip letters, term dates, diary dates and school policies.
For non urgent information (reminders of school trips, up coming events etc) we are able to text parents. This service will also be used for extraordinary events, i.e. unexpected school closures. The text message service sends a message to the mobile telephone number of the person named as No. 1 contact. Please ensure that we have your up to date details.
Newsletters are sent out regularly. A text message will be sent to tell parents when newsletters are issued. If you would like to receive your newsletter electronically, please e mail the school office on email@example.com to be added to our newsletter distribution list. If you think you may have missed a newsletter, these can all be found on our website.
There is an opportunity for parents to meet teaching staff to discuss their child’s progress twice a year, October and March. Details of these Parent Consultation Evenings are sent out on our newsletters. Reply slips for appointments are returned to the school office, who make appointments with teaching staff on your behalf. If you wish to discuss your child’s progress at any other time, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Show and Share Afternoons
This is an informal opportunity once a term to see the ‘working school’, where children can explain learning in their exercise books, in artwork and through items on display. The children are rightly proud of their efforts and wish for more occasions to share these with parents, grandparents, carers and siblings.
Parents in Partnership (PiPs)
As part of our ongoing commitment to working with parents, each class is represented by a parent to form a partnership group The group meets once a term with the Head Teacher and senior staff to provide an informal forum to discuss school.