Being a Community

Partnership with our parents

It is the class teacher who will get to know your child best of all. Often we find that difficulties can be resolved by a quick conversation and this is why we encourage you to come into school and share any issues with us that we need to know. You will of course understand that for a longer talk with the teacher you will need to make an appointment via the school Office.

The Head Teacher and Deputy Head Teacher are always pleased to see you and they are usually available on Bamville Road or around the school site during the start and the end of the school day, and by appointment at other times.

At Sladefield Infant School, we would like to form a genuine partnership with our parents, to enable our children to reach their greatest potential. This partnership is underpinned by our ‘Home/ School Agreement’. We ask you to sign this document as your commitment to working with us, helping us to create a safe, happy and positive learning environment.

Parental Involvement

Parents’ Evenings are held twice a year where parents will be able to see their children’s work and discuss their child’s progress with the class teacher. In the Summer Term, we hold a ‘Celebrating Successes’ event. Here, parents are invited into school with their child to share pieces of work that their child is most proud of.

Parents are also invited into school for all sorts of occasions and we do hope that you will be able to support us in as many ways as possible.

Celebration Assemblies are held each Friday morning for all pupils.  During this assembly, the following are celebrated:

Pupil of the Week – awarded to the child in each class who has impressed their class teacher, always linked to one of the School Values

Dojo Superstar – awarded to the child in each class who has either earned the most Dojos, or who has increased the number of Dojos over time

Book Worm of the Week – awarded to the child in each class who has impressed their class teacher within an aspect of Reading

Birthdays – each child who has a birthday during the week receives a birthday card

Rights Respecting Award – one child each week is chosen who has demonstrated that they have shown that they are working towards the specific Article that the school is focusing on

Parents of children who are receiving an award are invited to attend the Celebration Assembly so that they can share the experience with their child.

A range of workshops for parents take place throughout the school year in order for parents to have a better understanding as to the work carried out at school, as well as how they might be able to support their child appropriately at home.

We are really pleased that our parents are very committed to attending these workshops, and we are always very pleased with the high attendance at these events.