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Parental Involvement

Becoming Involved in School

At Park Primary there are many opportunities for Parental Involvement. There are opportunities to help with after school clubs and specific events within the school calendar. Parents/carers will be made aware of these opportunities when they arise via the school’s Facebook page, Xpressions app, emails and diaries.

At the start of each session we like to compile a list of parents who wish to help out within the school. For example, this could be to support classes with your knowledge/skills/experience in certain areas such as your career or hobbies.

The school values the important part that parents/carers play in their children’s education and sees partnership with parents/carers as an effective way of enhancing children’s achievements and promoting better school ethos and communication.

Opportunities for Parental Involvement

  • During the school day:
  • Art/Craft activities
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise in some aspect of the curriculum (e.g. topic talk), history, science, health
  • Practical activities in science, maths, social subjects, health education (e.g. first aid) or technology
  • Reading stories to groups of children, playing reading/phonics games
  • Teaching playground games
  • Golden Time activities e.g. board games, art and craft in small groups
  • Running or assisting to run a Lunch Club
  • Supporting educational visits/trips
  • School concerts – making costumes, props, supervision of children
  • Fundraising Events
  • Sports Coaching

Out with the school day:

  • Fundraising events
  • Trips, e.g. sporting events, concerts
  • Wider-curricular activities, e.g. sports’ coaching, art clubs, country dancing, school grounds – maintenance of garden

If you would like to help out in any way, please contact the school office to arrange an appointment with the Head Teacher. If you wish to be a regular parent helper, PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) checks must be completed. Please discuss this with staff.

Parental Concerns

Park Primary School welcomes open communication with parents and carers. Any minor concerns can be sent to teachers via pupils’ Home-Link diaries. For any further concerns, parents/carers may phone the school office and arrange a telephone appointment with their child’s teacher in the first instance. Should concerns persist, an appointment may be made with the Head Teacher, either via telephone or in person. Our staff are always willing to address pupil and parental concerns quickly and effectively.

The Complaints Procedure

A complaint is ‘an expression of dissatisfaction about the Council’s action or lack of action, or about the standard of service provided by or on behalf of the Council’.

Complaints can be notified in person, by phone, by email or in writing to the Head Teacher. If parents/carers have cause for complaint they should contact the school in the first instance to make an appointment to meet with the Head Teacher or member of the management team.